#ARCstravaganza (#18): Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I’ll be featuring a book that is not in the format of an ARC as you are used to. Usually ARCs are in paperback format, or e-book format, and say “advanced reader copy” and/or “not for sale” on the cover. However…since this book was sent to me by the author and publisher before its publication date, I’m going to bend the rules and categorize it as an “advanced copy” even though it’s a finished copy. Yes, I know…I’m awful. I couldn’t help but feature this book though! Seriously. I waited until the first snow to take photos of this beauty, and I’m so glad that I did! Then I was too excited not to feature the book for #ARCstravaganza rather than just sharing my Insta pics. Plus, this book was written by a Canadian author! Ah! But enough rambles, on to this awesome book!

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#ARCstravaganza (#17): Shadow Girl by Liana Liu

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I’ll be featuring the ARC for a book coming out in December. I’m really excited to read it, since the synopsis sounds very intriguing, especially combined with the genres listed for it on Goodreads! It’s also the kind of genre that I don’t usually go for, but something about the cover really drew me to this book.

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#ARCstravaganza (#16): The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I will be featuring the ARC for a book that I have been looking forward to ever since I heard the announcement that it would be coming out. The first book was initially meant to be a standalone, which was great too. But I really really liked it, and while understanding the author’s desire to keep it a standalone, I also missed the setting and characters a lot. So, when I heard that she would be continuing the story by writing 2 more books, I was overjoyed! Bah! Has this ever happened to anyone else (not necessarily with this book, but another standalone turned series), or do you prefer it when standalones remain standalones?

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#ARCstravaganza (#15): The Breaking Light by Heather Hansen

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I won’t be featuring the ARC of a future release, but rather a past one. Due to this being a book that I was sent without being given a heads up (haha, happens quite a bit), my reading schedule has been too full to read it around the pub date…or for the months that followed. But, I will be reading this book in November! So if you were curious about it, or this is the first time you’re hearing about it, please keep an eye out for my review!

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#ARCstravaganza (#14): Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! I was actually able to schedule this post in advance…because this past weekend was not Thanksgiving weekend, and I wasn’t all thrown off, thinking Saturday was Friday, Sunday was Saturday, and Monday was Sunday. Yeah, I was all confuddled last week and posted my post a day late! Sigh. The shame! Anyway, this week it’s on time, and I’m featuring a book that I’m very excited to have gotten a copy of! I received this book from a good friend of mine, and I’ll just say thank you here again for the millionth time! Hehe.

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#ARCstravaganza (#13): Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

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Happy Monday, my lovelies! Or rather, Happy ARCstravaganza day (as I’ve come to call it)! Um wow. So, as some of you may know, Canadian Thanksgiving was yesterday, so most Canadians had the Monday off. Due to working on Saurday (until about 8 pm) and then having Monday off….all day yesterday,  I was under the impression that it was Sunday! I had this post prepped, and just had to add the Insta photo before scheduling it. But I was all out of sorts, and my mental clock is all out of whack! So, here it is today, one day late, because I’m a confused scatterbrain! Haha. Sorry! To learn more about the meme, please continue reading to see the info below, and continue past that to read more about my ARC choice for this week!

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#ARCstravaganza (#12): All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

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Happy Monday, my lovelies! Or rather, Happy ARCstravaganza day (as I’ve come to call it)! And also, happy October aka. Halloween and Oktoberfest Month! Yaaaay. I love both Oktoberfest (mostly due to having grown up in a Germanic country, Austria), and Halloween for too many reasons to count! I mean…look at the Halloween-e-fied theme on here and on all of my other social media! Haha. I’m a bit obsessed maybe? But that’s okay, I think. You can read about my September wrap-up, and future plans for the blog here. But back to ARCstravaganza! To learn more about the meme, please continue reading to see the info below, and continue past that to read more about my ARC choice for this week!

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#ARCstravaganza (#11): When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter

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Happy Monday, my lovelies! Or rather, Happy ARCstravaganza day (as I’ve come to call it)! Also, I would like to wish you all a happy Autumn! Yaaaay. There’s always something special about Fall for me…a mixture of the scents, foods, fashion, cozy reads, candles, hot tea…it’s just great. It’s been a bit tough for me to get into the Autumn mood though, because in my part of Canada, it’s been around 31 degrees Celsius almost every day! They were mentioning heat warnings on the radio, and I was like, this is not the Autumn that I know and love…hahaha. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, and I would love to get another beach day in there (well, beach day, since I haven’t been to the beach once this summer. I know. Sad). But back to ARCstravaganza! To learn more about the meme, please continue reading to see the info below, and continue past that to read more about my ARC choice for this week!

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#ARCstravaganza (#10): They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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Happy Monday once again! I don’t know about you, but this meme is like…the only thing I look forward to on Mondays. Okay, that’s a lie maybe. I love my job, and the work that I do! Honestly. But back to #ARCstravaganza! I’m very excited about the book I’ve picked for this week because I’d been eyeing it since (I believe) sometime last year, before it even had a cover, and then chickened out from requesting it…because it is going to be a sob-fest in my house when I read it. Judging from my feelings regarding the synopsis, and what I have heard from blogger friends, I will be weeping uncontrollably. I might even disappear off social media for a few days! We’ll see. But anyway, I received a copy when I went to Frenzy Presents last Sunday, so now I have to read it! And I am both excited and terrified!

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#ARCstravaganza (#9): Warcross by Marie Lu

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Happy Monday everyone! And more importantly, happy #ARCstravaganza day! How was everyone’s weekend? Did you do anything exciting? Or did you get lots of reading time?! My weekend was insane! But in a good way. I was very lucky to have been invited to the Fall Preview by Penguin Random House Canada on Friday, which was a great event (and every exciting for me, since it was my first one)! I was able to hear about some awesome, upcoming releases, and hear from three Canadian authors (whose books I was also able to take home after the event). The drive from my home, to Toronto, is no joke. But it was definitely worth it to attend this event. On Saturday I worked for 12 hours, and Sunday I was up early, and headed back to Toronto for HarperCollins’ Frenzy Presents event! There we heard about some awesome upcoming YA from HarperCollins, heard from star authors Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Julie Murphy (Dumplin‘, and Ramona Blue), and Becky Albertalli (Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)! I will be blog posts about this event, and the Penguin one as well, so keep an eye out for those this week or next!

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