Stranger Things 2 Book Tag

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Welcome to the Stranger Things book tag! If you have not watched season 2 of Stranger Things all the way to the end and still intend to, I highly recommend that you do not read past this point! There are spoilers galore! (But there is a tag for those who have watched season 1, and you can find it here!)

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For those of you who have finished the 2nd season, and miss the setting and characters as much as I do, please read on! This tag was created by myself, Harker from The Hermit Librarian, Tris from Tris’ Nook, and Breeny from Breeny’s Books! And I’d like to thank the 3 of them one more time, because I could not have finished compiling this tag without them!

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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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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo [Review]

14061957Title: Ruin and Rising
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Date published: June 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 432
Source: Library

Summary: The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

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WWW Wednesday (#2)

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It’s Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday! Well, technically here it’s past midnight…but since I’ve been busy all day and only now have time to write this post, I think it should still count…no? Besides, it’s still Wednesday in some parts of the world, haha.

So, what is WWW Wednesdays all about? I will post a quote from the hostess’s post from today (on Taking on the World of Words), because I think that she explains it better than I could:

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo [Review]

14061955Title: Siege and Storm
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Square Fish
Date published: June 4, 2013
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 496
Source: Library

Summary: Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

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WWW Wednesday (#1)

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I’ve been wanting to try out a new meme on Wednesdays, and was therefore happy to find WWW Wednesdays while conducting a search today! I found this meme listed on Bookshelf FantasiesBook Blog Meme Directory post! It’s a very helpful post if you’re looking to join some memes, or if you’re just curious to see what’s already out there.

Now, what is WWW Wednesdays all about? I will post a quote from the hostess’s post from today (on Taking on the World of Words), because I think that she explains it better than I could:

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo [Review]

10194157Title: Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Square Fish
Date published: June 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 416
Source: Library

Summary: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life―a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

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Top Ten Tuesday (#5): Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Would Like (If You Had One)

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As you may have noticed, I am using my Halloween-themed Top Ten Tuesday thingy…because I refuse to acknowledge that Halloween is over!!!! And now, to more important matters…this week’s prompt:

“Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes _______________ (if your book club likes historical fiction, inspiring stories, YA books, non-fiction, controversial books to debate about, or pick a specific book).”

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