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Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars # 1) – Elizabeth Lim // Promotional Post + Giveaway!

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)

Title: Spin the Dawn

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Genre/Demographic: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Release Date: July 9th, 2019

Synopsis:

Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

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A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas // Surprisingly good, filled with growth and more surprising twists!

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)Title: A Court of Mist and Fury

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre/Demographic: New Adult, Fantasy

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

Format: UK Paperback (Own)

Synopsis: 

Feyre is immortal.

After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.

She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two. Continue reading “A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas // Surprisingly good, filled with growth and more surprising twists!”

Blog Tour: Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon – Mary Fan // Excerpt

Stronger Than a Bronze DragonTitle: Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon

Author: Mary Fan

Genre/Demographic: Fantasy, Young Adult,

Publisher: Page Street Kids

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Synopsis:

When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. Anlei is appalled when the viceroy selects her as a bride, but with the fate of her people at stake, she sees no choice but to consent. Anlei’s noble plans are sent into a tailspin, however, when a young thief steals the River Pearl for himself.

Knowing the viceroy won’t protect her village without the jewel, she takes matters into her own hands. But once she catches the thief, she discovers he needs the pearl just as much as she does. The two embark on an epic quest across the land and into the Courts of Hell, taking Anlei on a journey that reveals more is at stake than she could have ever imagined.

With incredibly vivid world building and fast-paced storytelling, Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon is great for readers who are looking for something fresh in epic fantasy. Continue reading “Blog Tour: Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon – Mary Fan // Excerpt”

Blog Tour: If It Makes You Happy – Claire Kann // Excerpt

If It Makes You Happy

Title: If It Makes You Happy

Author: Claire Kann

Genre/Demographic: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTIAP+, Romance

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release Date: June 4th, 2019

Synopsis:

High school finally behind her, Winnie is all set to attend college in the fall. But first she’s spending her summer days working at her granny’s diner and begins spending her midnights with Dallas—the boy she loves to hate and hates that she likes. Winnie lives in Misty Haven, a small town where secrets are impossible to keep—like when Winnie allegedly snaps on Dr. Skinner, which results in everyone feeling compelled to give her weight loss advice for her own good. Because they care that’s she’s “too fat.”

Winnie dreams of someday inheriting the diner—but it’ll go away if they can’t make money, and fast. Winnie has a solution—win a televised cooking competition and make bank. But Granny doesn’t want her to enter—so Winnie has to find a way around her formidable grandmother. Can she come out on top?

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Catwoman: Soulstealer – Sarah J. Maas // A buddy read-view with Divine of REA(D)IVINE

Okay, Divine and I read the first three books in the DC Icon Books. It was fun, to share them and just a message away after reading the book or whatever really is up. Again, third times the charm! It was an honor to have read three books with you! And you should definitely check out Divine’s Catwoman: Soulstealer here.

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Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons series)Title: Catwoman: Soulstealer

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre/Demographic: Young Adult, Superheroes, DC

Publisher: Random House

Release Date: August 8th, 2018

Format: Larger Paperback Print (Own Purchase)

Synopsis:

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

In this third DC Icons book–following Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker–Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that’s closest to her heart?

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Author Interview: Helen Scheuerer, author of The Oremere Chronicles…

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I had been a growing fan of this author, I have discovered her books through Goodreads. I had since then marked Heart of Mist as to-read; having trouble scoring a copy due living so far away: limited me. I didn’t know Kindle had a phone app then. When I discovered it placed a budget just for e-books! Now that I have read them it was all worth the trouble. The Heart of Mist, Reign of Mist are books you definitely shouldn’t sleep on. Especially the third a.k.a. The Oremere Chronicles’ epic conclusion is soon to release, War of Mist!

Without further ado, Helen Scheuerer… Continue reading “Author Interview: Helen Scheuerer, author of The Oremere Chronicles…”

Middlegame – Seanan McGuire // a punch in the gut creepily goodness…

Middlegame

Title: Middlegame

Author: Seanan McGuire

Genre/Demographic: Adult Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Publisher: TOR Publishing

Release Date: May 7th, 2019

Format: Paperback ARC

Synopsis:

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

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The Heart Forger – Rin Chupeco // Strap yourself in for yet another wind knocking journey…

The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)Title: The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch # 2)

Author: Rin Chupeco

Genre/Demographic: Necromancy, Fantasy, Young Adult

Release Date:  March 20th, 2018

Format: Hardback (Own)

Synopsis:

In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she’s after revenge…

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life…and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her―and took the life of her one true love.

But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea’s dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can’t kill someone who can never die…

War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.

Continue reading “The Heart Forger – Rin Chupeco // Strap yourself in for yet another wind knocking journey…”

Book Recommendations: 8 Fiction Books Tackling Poverty

I have noticed that most of the books I’ve read, I seldom see myself in it in a financial standing… And when I do, I would have a hard time pointing it out. Realizing only when I am on another book. Or like what happened with me last the first week of March. I had an incident that happened at work; that made me realize we do not see it portrayed in books as much.

When it comes to economic standing, I acknowledge that I have means and has the luxury of having affording books, I can spend here and there but it will always take me time to save up for it. Or I rely on giveaways. We all know luck runs out too, right? Anyways, I have asked around, Twitter and Groups. I have gathered a few books falling strongly in the category. It is quite alarming, most I saw were non-fiction, or were set years back. But what about contemporary fiction? That’s where I wanted them to be now…

As a result of scouring off the internet for more recommendations. Here are some of the books I received as answers, books I have personally read, and books I have found to read soon… I hope! Continue reading “Book Recommendations: 8 Fiction Books Tackling Poverty”

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