The Fire Queen by Emily R. King (ARC Review)

34314702Title: The Fire Queen
Author: Emily R. King
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Imprint: Skyscape
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Date published: September 26, 2017
Page Count: 286
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

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Monthly Wrap-Up (October 2017)

ezgif-4-bea5e63404Another month has gone by! And so quickly too. How does that happen? It must be because I really really love October and Halloween. Probably. Anyway, the past few weeks have been quite busy for me, and I’m actually surprised that I posted as often as I did. Haha. Sometimes I wonder how I do it! Also, as you may notice…I’m using the same GIFs that I used for the September wrap-up, and that’s because I love Halloween and I think that they’re so cute (and funny haha)!

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This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis (ARC Review)

30249925Title: This Darkness Mine
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date published: October 10, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 352
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure that her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.

But suddenly there’s a fork in the road, in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it, and she relishes the smell of him—smoke, beer, and trouble—all the things she’s avoided to get where she is. Even worse, every time he’s near Sasha, her heart stops, literally. Why does he know her so well—too well—and she doesn’t know him at all?

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All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (ARC Review)

30025336Title: All the Crooked Saints
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic Realism
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date published: October 10, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 320
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (ARC Review)

godsgrave-jay-kristoffTitle: Godsgrave
Author: Jay Kristoff
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: September 5, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 448
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisAssassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

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Monthly Wrap-Up (September 2017)

ezgif-4-bea5e63404Happy 1st of October (a.k.a. Halloween Month) everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful September (even though I know a lot of you returned to school this past month, haha). I feel your pain, I do. I’m done with school…but I will always remember that mix of stress, excitement, and anxiety. Anyway, below I have listed all of the things that have happened on my blog this past September, as well as a crazy, insane, mega book haul! I didn’t even realize how many books I’d acquired this past month until I made this post! I might have to make a blog post about it, because I feel bad just showing you guys pictures about the insanity. Or maybe I’ll spare you the details, haha. Maybe let me know what you’d prefer? Happy reading!

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Warcross by Marie Lu (ARC Review)

29385546Title: Warcross
Author: Marie Lu
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Imprint: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: September 12, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 368
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisFor 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.

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Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast (ARC Review)

28945665Title: Zero Repeat Forever
Author: Gabrielle Prendergast
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date published: August 29, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 496
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisHe has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

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Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena, and Jess Zimmerman (Review)

33589940Title: Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
Authors: Jaya Saxena, and Jess Zimmerman
Type: Nonfiction
Sub-type: Self Help
Publisher: Quirk Books
Date published: August 29, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisCapitalizing on the rising trend of hipster witchcraft, BASIC WITCHES is a lighthearted and empowering book of spells and lifestyle tips for feisty millennial women.

In Basic Witches, readers will discover how to tap into their inner sorceress and channel the dark arts for everything from cluttered apartments to dating disasters. Want to enhance your attractiveness? Pick the right power color of eyeshadow and project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Say the right symbolic curse and banish it from your life. Need to boost your self-confidence? Whip up a tasty herbal “potion” to strengthen your inner resolve. Plus historical and pop culture sidebars that situate the new witchcraft trend within a broader context. With humor, heart, and a hip modern sensibility, journalists Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost to get through the day. This ain’t your grandma’s grimoire!

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Monthly Wrap-Up (August 2017)

tumblr_ms9a56yZkR1sfyf8ho1_500I’m sorry guys, but Jin was too busy to send out kisses this time around. Also, I really wanted to use an autumn-themed GIF! And what can be more autumn-themed for me, than a pumpkin and a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?! Well, maybe a few things. Or many things. But, these are two out of the many things that I love about autumn. I also love Fall fashion, bundling up with a cup of hot tea and a good book. Alright. On to the re-cap!

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