Top Ten Tuesday (#21): Top Ten (Alive) Authors I’m Dying To Meet

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Hurray for Tuesday! …because it’s not Monday, and because it’s also time for Top Ten Tuesday! This week it’s all about authors we’d like to meet, and I thought I’d switch it up a bit and make it more specific, by listing the living authors I’d love to meet. There are many deceased authors I would love to meet if I could, so I may just have to make that list someday as well. I hope that you enjoy my list!

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Windwitch by Susan Dennard (ARC Review)

29939390Title: Windwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Imprint: TOR Teen
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: January 10, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 400
Source: Distributor

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

Summary: Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Review)

21414439Title: Truthwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Imprint: TOR Teen
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: January 5, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 415
Source: Personal purchase.

Summary: In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

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Musing Monday (#14)

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And it’s time for another Monday! There are not many who are fans of Mondays, including myself, but there is one aspect of Mondays which I do like…and that’s Musing Monday!

ezgif-1545491241For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome Ambrosia every Monday. This is a book blog meme where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

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Book Haul (July #2)

In stead of a Musing Monday post this week, I will be posting a blog post about my most recent book haul in stead. It will be the last one for a while (if I can behave myself), and I’m very excited about the books which I managed to snatch up this time around!

CndHGIxVUAAYDpC.jpgSo, while I was working on my last book haul post, and while I was typing that I would not be buying any more books for a while…I received an email from bookoutlet.ca hahaha. They had a sale on and…I am so so weak.

I have images of Cersei being walked through King’s Landing, and the words “shame shame shame” going through my mind right now. Hahahaha.

And without further ado, here are some rambles about each of these books, and why I bought them!

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