Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger - Rae Carson

Release Date: September 22, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Published by: Greenwillow

Walk on Earth a Stranger - Rae Carson
Walk on Earth a Stranger - Rae Carson | Goodreads

The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (80)

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent MG/YA/NA book related news. I'll post about articles from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. If you would like to follow along with cover reveals during the week, see my Pinterest.

A month… A MONTH HAS PASSED SINCE I LAST DID THIS FEATURE AND THIS POST IS HUGE AND TOOK ME FOREVER AHHHHHHHH. *falls down ded*

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What Books Are You Most Excited to Read?

Hi, everyone! Today I've got another tag, this time to celebrate new releases -- or releases coming now/late summer/fall (or even later, with Passenger, which just made for an easy question). You can change the questions by putting in titles that you'd like to promote if you want. Mostly I just want to help promote these titles & bring your awareness to them, especially as a few of them are being released really soon!

Also feel free to answer as many of the questions as you'd like, whether that's only one or them all :). And and and! Feel free to interpret them as you like (e.g. Q1: not just tropes but characteristics of a fave; Q7: monsters on your feels as in favorites instead of psychological thrillers, etc.).


Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Dumplin' - Julie Murphy

Release Date: September 15, 2015
Source: Edelweiss
Published by: Balzer + Bray

Dumplin' - Julie Murphy
Dumplin' - Julie Murphy | Goodreads

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

How Far Would You Go for Your Favorite Books?

How far would YOU go for your favorite books? This is a tag made by Robyn Schneider and I was tagged by Ameriie at Books Beauty Ameriie. It's in celebration of EXTRAORDINARY MEANS & our lovely book fandom. These questions felt a little like they were asking me how big of a fangirl I am. My answer: I'm a loser who throws up on planes and cares less about adaptations than avoiding commercials.

ARE YOU CURIOUS NOW?!

Also: TAG! YOU'RE IT!

The Extraordinary Means Tag

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Books to Anticipate

Hey everyone, so today I thought that I would do something similar to my previous “books you should anticipate” post and talk about books I’ve recently read that I think you should anticipate + books that I am anticipating and/or are on my immediate radar.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Review: Delicate Monsters - Stephanie Kuehn

Release Date: June 9, 2015
Source: Netgalley
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin

Delicate Monsters - Stephanie Kuehn
Delicate Monsters - Stephanie Kuehn | Goodreads

From the Morris-Award winning author of Charm & Strange, comes a twisted and haunting tale about three teens uncovering dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves.

When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family’s California vineyard estate. Here, she’s meant to stay out of trouble. Here, she’s meant to do a lot of things. But it’s hard. She’s bored. And when Sadie’s bored, the only thing she likes is trouble.

Emerson Tate’s a poor boy living in a rich town, with his widowed mother and strange, haunted little brother. All he wants his senior year is to play basketball and make something happen with the girl of his dreams. That’s why Emerson’s not happy Sadie’s back. An old childhood friend, she knows his worst secrets. The things he longs to forget. The things she won’t ever let him.

Haunted is a good word for fifteen-year-old Miles Tate. Miles can see the future, after all. And he knows his vision of tragic violence at his school will come true, because his visions always do. That’s what he tells the new girl in town. The one who listens to him. The one who recognizes the darkness in his past.

But can Miles stop the violence? Or has the future already been written? Maybe tragedy is his destiny. Maybe it’s all of theirs.


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