Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu


Warcross by Marie LuWarcross
(Warcross #1)
by Marie Lu
September 12, 2017
368 pages


Goodreads Summary:
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #163


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I received some fun books! Thank you PRHCanada and Thomas Allen & Son~

Pickles and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Brooding YA Hero and etc.
 
I also received some goodies from a bookish Preview Event. Check out my recap post here to see what I got ;)

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao

 
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. DaoForest of a Thousand Lanterns
(Rise of the Empress #1)
by Julie C. Dao
October 10, 2017
384 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WoW #170: The Queen's Rising (The Queen's Rising #1) by Rebecca Ross


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The Queen's Rising by Rebecca RossThe Queen's Rising
(The Queen's Rising #1)
by Rebecca Ross
February 6, 2018
464 pages


Goodreads Summary:
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

 
*grabby hands*

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Event Recap: Raincoast Books present TeensRead Winter&Spring 2018Preview


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Hi guys! Last week I got to attend the Winter & Spring 2018 TeensRead Preview hosted by Raincoast Books. Thank you so much for the invite! As always it was such a fun time filled with my favourite bookish talk <3

Lianne Oelke, author of Nice Try, Jane Sinner, was the special guest. Ever since I found out she's a local author I've been looking forward to her debut! I was so excited to have the chance to meet her! She talked about her publishing journey. From virtually meeting Becky Albertalli to getting an agent and having editors interested in her story, I found it all fascinating. It was a pleasure meeting her and getting to chat. I'm really looking forward to reading Nice Try, Jane Sinner!

Ms. Lianne Oelke talking about her publishing process!  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33413915-nice-try-jane-sinner?ac=1&from_search=true
 
I'm particularly excited for these titles (click on each cover for more info):

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21825764-busted  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35721194-brightly-burning
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34275232-the-hazel-wood  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34921591-zombie-abbey  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34499243-suitors-and-sabotage
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35495083-sightwitch  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25566671-reign-the-earth  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34323570-furyborn
 
Here's a list of all the titles the ladies presented (click on the picture for a better view):

TeensRead Preview Winter & Spring 2018 twitter sheet

Which ones are you excited for?

Now here's my haul from the event! I'm so so so excited for all of these books! Special thank you to Melissa for finding an extra copy of Jane Sinner and giving it to me, thank you so much <3

Raincoast goodies!
 
Again thank you so much to Raincoast ladies for a lovely fun-filled morning/afternoon with all the bookish goodies! I already can't wait for the next one XD

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #162


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I couldn't resist pre-ordering this one with all the raving reviews it was getting! The cover's so beautiful and shiny <3

Pickles with An Enchantment of Ravens.
 
A huge thank you to HGB Canada for these beauties <3 <3
  
Ripple with Night of Cake & Puppets and Hunting Prince Dracula.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Release Blitz - Teasers & Giveaway: Hideaway (Devil's Night #2) by Penelope Douglas


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Hideaway by Penelope Douglas
Hideaway
(Devil's Night #2)
by Penelope Douglas
October 2, 2017
466 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
DEVIL'S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back...

BANKS

Buried in the shadows of the city, there’s a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark—it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery.

But you think it’s true, don’t you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don’t you?

You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me—and have ever since I was a girl—I think maybe what you seek is so much closer than you’ll ever realize.

I will never betray him.

So sit tight.

On Devil’s Night, the hunt will be coming to you.

KAI

You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don’t know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again.

No one can know what I’ve turned into.

I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over.

I want my life back.

But the more I’m around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be.

So come on, kid. Don’t chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out.

I’ve seen your hideaway. Time to see mine.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blog Tour - Q&A and Review: The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook


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Hi everyone~ I'm thrilled to be on the blog tour for Eileen Cook's newest book The Hanging Girl! Many thanks to Raincoast Books for the opportunity! Below I have a great Q&A with Eileen and my thoughts on the book :)


The Hanging Girl by Eileen CookThe Hanging Girl
by Eileen Cook
October 3, 2017
320 pages
 

Goodreads Summary:
Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.


Q&A
 
BCP: I noticed The Hanging Girl has a tag line on the cover, "Trust No One. Deceive Everyone." How did you/your publisher come up with that and what do you think goes into an eye-catching tag line?
 
EC: I can’t remember who came up with which half, but I think I was the one who came up with Trust No One, and my editor came up with Deceive Everyone. We were trying to figure out which we liked best when the idea occurred to us that we could combine them.

I find titles and tag lines difficult to create. This book was called “the psychic book” the entire time I was writing it. (And nope, that isn’t very catchy.) It wasn’t until I finished it and went back through the manuscript that the idea for the title popped up. I often brainstorm tag lines with either my editor or someone in my writing group until we land on something that seems to work.

Attracting readers to a book is a tricky process. It’s a bit easier if they’ve read that author before—but otherwise you’re counting on an appealing cover, a catchy title and a tag line that intrigues them enough to read the blurb about the book’s plot. Whenever possible, what works best is to raise a question in their mind. “Hmmm, I wonder what that’s about….” However, in the end everything really comes down to the story. Readers either keep turning pages or they don’t.

 
Thank you Eileen for sharing this with us today! I personally really love the tag line. Nothing yells "thriller" better than those two little lines. It definitely captured my attention ;)

 
Eileen CookAbout the Author
Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight different languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV.  She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. She’s an instructor/mentor with the Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio Program.

You can read more about Eileen, her books, and the things that strike her as funny at www.eileencook.com. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two very naughty dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wow #169: Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1) by Gwendolyn Clare


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Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn ClareInk, Iron, and Glass
(Ink, Iron, and Glass #1)
by Gwendolyn Clare
February 20, 2018
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative 19th-century Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created—and only she can stop it.

 
The idea in this book is too cool. I have to see how the author writes this story!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin


Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Invictus
by Ryan Graudin
September 26, 2017
464 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Time flies when you're plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far's very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #161


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I forgot to haul this one earlier but Raincoast Books sent me a copy of The Hanging Girl~ Thank you! I'll be reviewing it on the blog tour next week so keep an eye out!

Ripple and The Hanging Girl.

Some more awesome books I got from the publishers. Thank you SMP and PRHC!

Pickles and Bad Girl Gone, Genuine Fraud and A Map For Wrecked Girls.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Review: Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

 
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Hunting Prince Dracula
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #2)
by Kerri Maniscalco
September 19, 2017
432 pages


Goodreads Summary:
In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer...or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine...and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WoW #168: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke


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Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne OelkeNice Try, Jane Sinner
by Lianne Oelke
January 9, 2018
432 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.

Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don't know what she did in high school… what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she'll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight.

As House of Orange grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and shoddy T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She'll use her growing fan base, and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her, to prove to the world—or at least viewers of substandard TV—that she has what it takes to win.
 
This one just sounds like so much FUN.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: Fireblood (Frostblood Saga #2) by Elly Blake


Fireblood by Elly BlakeFireblood
(Frostblood Saga #2)
by Elly Blake
September 12, 2017
416 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby's powers and past....

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax--which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, how can Ruby decide whom to trust? The fate of both kingdoms is now in her hands.

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #160


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Big thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for these beauties!

Ripple with The Fire Queen, The Dire Queen and Sheep Won't Sleep.
 
Another big thank you to PRH Canada for these pretties! I'm so excited for Warcross <3
 
Pickles with Warcross and Jane, Unlimited.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

 
Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg KasselBlack Bird of the Gallows
by Meg Kassel
September 5, 2017
300 pages

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Goodreads Summary:

A debut novel about a teenage girl who discovers the new boy next door is a harbinger of death, and who must find a way to survive in a town destined for tragedy.

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Harbingers settle in places where tragedy is about to strike, then feed on the energy of the dying. Then, they leave. Off to the next doomed place. No one wants a family of harbingers of death as neighbors, but that’s exactly what seventeen-year-old Angie Dovage gets when Reece Fernandez moves in next door.

Angie knows the mysterious boy is more than he appears, but can’t imagine that his presence heralds a tragedy that will devastate her small community. But her fears run deeper than Reece’s inevitable departure, because where harbingers of death go, grotesque, ruined creatures called Beekeepers follow. And where Beekeepers go, fear and chaos and death follows.

Angie wants to protect everyone she cares about, but stopping the Beekeepers involves a choice that will claim her life or Reece’s soul. She will learn the price of both.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WoW #167: Unconditionally (Contract Killers #2) by Erin Lyon


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Unconditionally by Erin LyonUnconditionally
(Contract Killers #2)
by Erin Lyon
January 9, 2018
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
In a world where marriage doesn’t exist—only seven-year contracts—you don’t marry, you sign. You don’t divorce, you breach. And sometimes, you just expire.

In this hilarious conclusion to Erin Lyon's I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions, Kate has accepted a job practicing signing law, the one type of law she swore she'd never do - especially since what she thought was her very own happily ever after turned into just another expired contract. But between Kate's embarrassing penchant for running into exes in court, clients determined to use her as their very own therapist, and a couple having a knock-down, drag-out over the custody of the family guinea pig, at least the job's never boring.

But while Kate finally has a handle on her career, her love life is still, well, complicated. The former love of her life, Jonathan, wants her back. Her current main squeeze, Dave, wants to take things to the next level, but she still can't shake her wolf-in-sheep's-clothing vibe about him. And then there's Adam, her mad crush who really wants to be her friend. So, to sum up, one questionable ex, one player with a capital "P," and one guy who's kind of stolen her heart even though she's in the friend zone. This should be a piece of cake.

Unconditionally is both a sweet and sexy romantic comedy and a hilariously relatable look at finding happiness where you least expect it.

 
So excited this book has a title, cover, synopsis and release date now! I read the first book a few months ago and really loved the story. I need this one asap!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cover Reveal - Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway


Hi everyone! I have a great cover reveal today for a book I recently discovered. The synopsis sounds so good I'm really looking forward to this debut YA!!
 
 
Dark of the West
(Dark of the West #1)
by Joanna Hathaway
May 8, 2018
448 pages

Goodreads Summary:
He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner's Curse in Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.

Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.

Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.


See the cover below!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Blog Tour - Character Profile, Review & Giveaway: Fraternize (Players Game #1) by Rachel Van Dyken


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Hi guys, today on the blog I am sharing a fun player profile along with my review for Rachel Van Dyken's newest book release Fraternize. You can also enter to win a copy of the book! A huge thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for inviting me to be on this tour~

 
Fraternize by Rachel Van DykenFraternize
(Players Game #1)
by Rachel Van Dyken
September 12, 2017
318 pages


Goodreads Summary:
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken kicks off a brand-new series in which romance is a game and love is a touchdown.

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #159


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I went to a YA event at my local bookstore and won these two books. Thank you Chapters! Pickles was quite amazed lol ;)

Pickles with Tower of Dawn and Nyxia.
 
Thank you so much to SMP for sending me this finished copy. I really enjoyed this book!
 
Ripple with The One That Got Away.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu


Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Moxie
by Jennifer Mathieu
September 19, 2017
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WoW #166: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh


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Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn MarshReign of the Fallen
by Sarah Glenn Marsh
January 23, 2018
303 pages


Goodreads Summary:
An LGBT fantasy series that follows a talented necromancer who must face down a deadly nemesis who has learned how to turn her magic into a weapon.

Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised--the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa's necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead--and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer's magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

A lavish fantasy with a surprising and breathtaking LGBT romance at its core, Reign of the Fallen is a gutsy, unpredictable read that will grab readers by the throat and never let go....

 
A couple of my friends who've read an early copy of this book are gushing about it so I have no doubt I'll enjoy it~

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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