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The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi: Get swooped by the enigmatic world of secret societies, mythological & magical realism…

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)Title:  The Gilded Wolves

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Genre/Demographic: Historical Fiction / Fantasy / Young Adult / LGBTQIAP +

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Release Date: January 15th, 2019

ISBN13: 9781250144546

Synopsis:

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive. Continue reading “The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi: Get swooped by the enigmatic world of secret societies, mythological & magical realism…”

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Match Me If You Can – Tiana Smith: Fluffy, funny, & tremendously compelling

Match Me If You CanTitle: Match Me If You Can

Author: Tiana Smith

Genre: Romance / Contemporary / Young Adult

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release Date: January 8th, 2019

Synopsis:

Mia’s best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, which forces Mia to take matters into her own hands. She uses Robyn’s matchmaking service to make sure popular Vince Demetrius falls for her.

Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn’t count on Logan, the persistent school newspaper photographer who seems to like her out of the blue. Now she has to choose between Vince – the guy she knows is right for her – and Logan, who insists that she give him a chance. And she needs to make sure Robyn doesn’t find out that Mia’s been matchmaking behind her back.

Mia has two weeks before homecoming. Can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever? Continue reading “Match Me If You Can – Tiana Smith: Fluffy, funny, & tremendously compelling”

Blog Tour |The Kooky Kids’ Club – Robbie Yates: Kooky and engagingly righteous!

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Title: The Kooky Kids’ Club

Author: Robbie Yates

Genre: Middle Grade

Release Date: November 4th, 2018

Blurb:

Maxine is smart, quirky, and a bit of a misfit. One day, she receives a mysterious invitation to a meeting of the “Kooky Kids’ Club.”

Things are looking bright. It’s nice to finally have a real group of friends. Then Maxine’s teacher disappears.

Maxine doesn’t know what happened to her beloved teacher, or how she can help. But if anybody has the smarts to help Miss Thompson, it’s Maxine and the Kooky Kids’ Club…

This quirky chapter book is for the best kind of kids—the ones who are a little bit kooky! Continue reading “Blog Tour |The Kooky Kids’ Club – Robbie Yates: Kooky and engagingly righteous!”

Blog Tour | Everlasting Nora – Marie Miranda Cruz #EverlastingNoraPH

Everlasting NoraTitle: Everlasting Nora

Author: Marie Miranda Cruz

Genre: Realistic Fiction / Contemporary / Middle Grade

Publisher: Starscape

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Synopsis:

An uplifting middle-grade debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz’s debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shanty town inside the Philippines’ North Manila Cemetery.

After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home, 12-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila’s North Cemetery, which is the largest shanty town of its kind in the Philippines today.

When her mother disappears mysteriously one day, Nora is left alone.

With help from her best friend Jojo and the support of his kindhearted grandmother, Nora embarks on a journey riddled with danger in order to find her mom. Along the way she also rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit, the resilience of her community, and everlasting hope in the most unexpected places. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Everlasting Nora – Marie Miranda Cruz #EverlastingNoraPH”

Blog Tour | Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton: Awestricken and thought-provoking…

Stronger, Faster, and More BeautifulTitle: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Genre: Sci-Fi / Dystopia / Young Adult

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Release Date: December 4th, 2018

Format: A review of DRC

Synopsis:

For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all.

Set in our world, spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a novel made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of “human.”

This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that will arise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to the monstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, Arwen Elys Dayton’s Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is groundbreaking in both form and substance. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton: Awestricken and thought-provoking…”

Blog Tour | Empress of All Seasons – Emiko Jean: Where I encourage you all to buy it for you and your friends!

Welcome to my Empress of All Seasons Stop! I had been really fortunate to be part of the tour and for that, I want to thank our Tour Organizers, Caramel of Bookablereads & Rafael of The Royal Polar Bear Reads.

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Here’s we go…

Empress of All Seasons

Title: Empress of All Seasons

Author: Emiko Jean

Genre: Fantasy / Mythology / Young Adult

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Release Date: November 6th, 2018

ISBN: 0544530942 (ISBN13: 9780544530942)

Synopsis:

In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems.

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.

Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast.

Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy

Continue reading “Blog Tour | Empress of All Seasons – Emiko Jean: Where I encourage you all to buy it for you and your friends!”

Blog Tour | Carols and Chaos – Cindy Antsey: Excerpt and Giveaway!

Carols and ChaosTitle:  Carols and Chaos

Author: Cindy Antsey

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / Young Adult

Publisher:  Swoon Reads

Release Date: October 9th, 2018

Synopsis:

A lady’s maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure.

1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady’s maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice. Between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money to someday own a dress shop, her hands are quite full. Matt Harlow is also rather busy. He’s performing double-duty, acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers, two of the estate’s holiday guests.

Falling in love would be a disaster for either of them. But staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park, and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up in the intrigue. Full of sweetness, charm, and holiday shenanigans, Carols and Chaos is perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.

Continue reading “Blog Tour | Carols and Chaos – Cindy Antsey: Excerpt and Giveaway!”

Blog Tour | Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin – Hannah Lynn: A delightfully funny read indeed!

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin (The Peas and Carrots Series #1)Title: Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin

Author: Hannah Lynn

Genre: Contemporary / Humor

Release Date: October 4th, 2018

Format:  DRC

Synopsis:

When George Sibley dies, his only son, Eric, has no idea that his inheritance will come with conditions. Now, if Eric is to ever get his hands on his father’s treasured Aston Martin, he must somehow juggle his hectic career and family life in the city, with regular visits to the small riverside town of Burlam. Life for Eric quickly becomes a chaotic kaleidoscope of grumpy pensioners, wellington boots and vintage auto-mobiles, fraught with heavy machinery mishaps, missed deadlines and drug raids, the result of which leave his marriage, job and sanity hanging in the balance.

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin is a light-hearted and humorous tale of a man who reluctantly goes digging amongst the weeds in order to discover his roots.  Continue reading “Blog Tour | Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin – Hannah Lynn: A delightfully funny read indeed!”

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig – Don Zolidis: Book Spotlight & Giveaway!

The Seven Torments of Amy and CraigTitle: The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Author: Don Zolidis

Genre: Romance / Contemporary

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Synopsis:

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God)
1994

The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should’ve gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student-body president of their high school.

Yet somehow they did. Until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Then dumped him again. Then got back together with him again. Over and over and over.

Unfolding during their senior year, Amy and Craig’s exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain, and laughter as an uncertain future-and adult responsibility-loom on the horizon.

Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy’s quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig’s girlfriend? and sometimes doesn’t.

Seven heartbreaks. Seven joys. Told nonsequentially, acclaimed playwright Don Zolidis’s debut novel is a brutally funny, bittersweet taste of the utterly unique and utterly universal experience of first love. Continue reading “The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig – Don Zolidis: Book Spotlight & Giveaway!”

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