Calendar Girls November 2017 Readalong Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Discussion 1: Prologue – Chapter 8)

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Yay! It’s finally time for our first Renegades discussion! I feel like the wait has been so long since I announced this readalong, and it’s been torture. But now we’re finally reading this awesome book, and I’m very happy to be reading it together with all of you, and to be able to talk about it with you guys as well! This week we’ll be discussing from the prologue, up to the end of chapter 8. For those of you hearing about this readalong for the first time, you can find the info and sign-up post here. And if this is the first time you are hearing about Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blogging event which is hosted by Melanie and myself! For more details, please go to my info page about Calendar Girls!

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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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Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix (Review)

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Author: Grady Hendrix
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Horror, Humour, Mystery
Imprint: Quirk Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date published: September 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 248
Source: Publisher

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

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Readalong Announcement Post & Sign-Up)

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It’s time for another readalong! And this time it’s for another book that I’ve been eager to read for yearsSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! And I’m very happy that I’ll be able to share my experience of reading it for the first time with all of you. I know that this post is going up quite early, but I thought that I’d give people more time, considering how many of us have our reading schedules planned out months in advance. Just wanted to see how it goes, I suppose! All are welcome to join, whether you have read the book before or not. I just ask that if you have read it before, you be aware of which chapters we’re discussing in each discussion so as to avoid spoilers for everyone else. Please read on if you would like more info on the book and the readalong overall!

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Mirrors & Thorns: A Dark Fairy Tale Anthology (Blog Tour: Teaser)

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I’m so excited to tell you all about this awesome anthology that was published on October 25th, just in time for Halloween! If you enjoy dark fantasy/fairytales and short stories, then this is the anthology for you! Described by the publisher as “fourteen stories from fourteen different authors [which] will have you curled up on the couch ignoring those trick or treaters!” and I couldn’t have put it better myself (although Halloween was yesterday, you get the gist of it)!

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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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The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass (Cover Reveal Blitz & Giveaway) [CLOSED]

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Today Eliza Wass and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for The Life and Death Parade, which releases June 26, 2018! Check out the gorgeous
cover and enter to win an ARC!

I had not heard about this book until I received an email about the cover reveal and giveaway that was happening, but I had heard of Eliza Wass’s other book (which was also published with Disney-Hyperion) The Cresswell Plot. While I missed out on requesting that book around the time that it came out last year, (and was quite jealous of the people who did get ARCs for that book, because they were delivered in a box full of earth! Isn’t that cool?!) I will definitely not be missing out on requesting, reading, and reviewing this upcoming release! The synopsis for The Life and Death Parade sounds quite interesting, and I was kind of already hooked when tarot was mentioned, because I absolutely love tarot and everything involving tarot. Read on to find out more about The Life and Death Parade!

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Pulse by Danielle Koste (Cover Reveal & Giveaway)

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I sadly only learned about this book when my reading schedule for January and February were already full! Sigh. Story of my life! I haven’t read any vampire books in a while (that I recall), because I’d binged too many some years back, haha. But despite this, I would definitely read this book, because it sounds different from all other vampire books that I’ve encountered (and because I’ve also been starting to miss vampire books a little). Keep reading to get a first look at this awesome-sounding book’s cover!

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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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Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Calendar Girls Readalong Announcement Post & Sign-Up)

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Welcome to the third Calendar Girls readalong! If this is the first time that you’re hearing (or rather, reading) about Calendar Girls, you can find out more about the blog event here. But basically, it’s an event that we my co-host, Melanie and myself, host once a month, and included in the event is a monthly Twitter chat, and also a readalong to go along with the month’s pre-chosen theme! Since November’s theme is “Best End of a Series,” and it would have been close to impossible to find a book at the end of a series that everyone happens to have been following was impossible, we decided to do a theme-less readalong this month. Also, due to panicking at the thought of adding another book to my reading list for November, I decided to simply share the books I was already planning to read as options, and you all voted (Calendar Girls through the private poll, as well anonymous voters in a poll that I threw up on Twitter)…and here we are! If you have any questions at all, please leave them in the comments below, or contact me privately through my Contact page, or  by DMing me on Twitter (@flavbibliophile)!

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