May 27, 2018

#ShareAShelfie Vol. 4


Were almost done with the b's!! Yep its almost already done!! And OMG The Wicked King by Holly Black I am like dying!! 

May 26, 2018

#BookReview of The Turning by Emily Whitman

The Turning

About the Book: 

Does he belong to the land or to the sea?


Readers who loved Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Pam Muñoz Ryan's Echo will be transported to the place where the water and land meet in this exquisitely crafted coming-of-age tale about a selkie boy.



Aran has never truly fit in with his selkie clan. He was born in his human form, without a pelt to transform him into a sleek, strong seal. Each day he waits, left behind while his selkie family explores the deep ocean. What if his pelt never comes? Does the Moon even see him? Is he putting his clan at risk?



When his mother undertakes a journey to the far north to seek help, Aran is left in the care of a reclusive human woman on remote Spindle Island. Life on land is full of more wonders—and more dangers—than Aran could have ever imagined. Soon Aran will be forced to decide: will he fight for his place on land, or return to his home in the sea?








#BookBlitz: Your Rhythm by Katia Rose @katiaroseauthor #Giveaway @XpressoTours


Your Rhythm
Katia Rose
(Sherbrooke Station, #1)
Publication date: May 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
You know what they say: save a snare, bang a drummer.
Kay Fischer is well aware of what they say, and she intends to ignore it completely.
After her first step into the world of music journalism ended with a screw-up so royal it deserved a crown, Kay’s been struggling to re-stack the building blocks of her career. Salvation comes in the form of Sherbrooke Station, the latest alt-rock craze to grace Montreal’s legendary music scene.
A front page feature on the band everyone’s talking about seems like a foolproof shot at success, even after Kay meets their drummer. Matt Pearson might have a smile sexy enough to be the eighth deadly sin and a passion for music so powerful it makes her heart ache, but Kay’s got things under control.
She’s a professional, goddammit, and a professional would not get tongue-tied over a source, even a source who’s a six-foot, tattooed rock god with an affinity for tight jeans.
A professional would not find herself opening her door at an hour long past midnight to pull said source inside and lead him to her bed.
No, that’s not at all what a professional would do.

#BookishChallenges: Join us for! Never Have I Ever #BookishEdition #CrossroadReviewsMay18

With just one more week to go we cant wait what you have in store for us!  You are hitting it out of the park! Make sure to check out this weeks winners and follow their accounts!  If you won make sure to check your messages! 

May 25, 2018

#Hodgepodge: First Chapter Review with @cosplayandbooks for Rebel of the Sands by @AlwynFJH





Welcome to this weeks Hodgepodge post! Each week will be totally different and we hope that you enjoy these! On these days with me (Rachael), you'll be getting a first chapter review. I want to cut down on TBR pile and I thought the best way would be reading the first chapter of the book and deciding from there if I want to keep it or get rid of it.




#BookReview of Unspun: A Collection of Tattered Fairy Tales by Chris Cutler



Unspun: A Collection of Tattered Fairy Tales
About the Book: 

Whatever happened to “happily ever after”?


Heroes search for happiness, villains plot revenge, and nothing is as easy as it once seemed. Gretel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, an orphan girl questions Rumpelstiltskin’s legacy, a monster cat searches for a child to eat, and the pied piper realizes stealing a hundred and thirty children may not have been his smartest idea.



Fairy tales have endured for centuries even though—or perhaps because—their conclusions are often more unsettling than satisfying. In Unspun, eleven storytellers come together to challenge and explore a few of those classic tales. Unexpected twists are sure to provoke both thought and laughter. 



Gorgeous illustrations by Ruth Nickle accompany each piece.



Stories in the Anthology:
“Heart of a Thief” by Chris Cutler (Jack and the Beanstalk)
“Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter” by Ruth Nickle (Rumpelstiltskin)
“Tsar Vislav, Tsarina Vislav, and the Firebird” by Sarah Chow (Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf)
“Tatterhood and the Prince’s Hand” by Katherine Cowley (Tatterhood)
“The Little Mermaid” by PJ Switzer (The Little Mermaid)
“Ásthildur and the Yule Cat” by Sarah Blake Johnson (The Yule Cat)
“Perfectly Real” by Robin Prehn (The Princess and the Pea)
“The Pied Piper’s Revenge” by Scott Cowley (The Pied Piper)
“Ethical Will” by Kaki Olsen (The Nutcracker)
“Breadcrumbs” by Jeanna Mason Stay (Hansel and Gretel)
“Spring’s Revenge” by Anika Arrington (Snow White)





#BookBlitz: Royal Service by Leslie North @leslienorthbook #Giveaway @XpressoTours


Royal Service
Leslie North
(Royals of Danovar)
Publication date: May 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
King Phillip is a real life Prince Charming. Golden haired with a Danovian accent, and a solid gold crown sitting on his head, he’s every girl’s daydream. He’s a good man and an even better king, but the one thing he’s been terrible at is choosing a royal wife — fearing a marriage that’s more about policy than passion. But when his mother invites all the eligible maidens to The Summer House Party, Phillip is trapped in a real-life Bachelor where he won’t have the option of quietly splitting from the girl after the party is over — he’ll be wed to her for life.
Ella Fernstone is tired of being the family servant. After her father died, Ella was receded to the basement as her stepmother began a full court press to cultivate her own daughters. Ella’s ready to escape the hot mess of a home that she grew up in by finally pursuing her dream of competitive riding: something she’s been preparing her whole life to do. All she has to do is marry one of her step sisters off to the King of Danovar to finally find her freedom. It couldn’t be that hard right?
That was until Ella was the first to fall for the King’s dashing good looks and an offer to ride off with him into the sunset. Ella is hesitant — a Queen’s life was still one of servitude, but it’s hard to ignore the pull of a handwritten love letter and a skillfully delivered kiss. Phillip too is caught up in seducing what he never expected to find: an eligible woman he might just learn to love. But when the reality of a royal marriage comes crashing down, Phillip and Ella must decide if they can risk their hearts, or their freedoms, on the chance of true love.

#BookReview of Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)

About the Book: 

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.











May 24, 2018

#BookReview of Siren Spell by @cidneyswanson

Siren Spell


About the Book: 

All Giselle Chekhov cares about is securing the principal role in the ballet for which she was named, but her Russian grandmother warns that the ballet, featuring cruel siren-like maidens, will draw the vain creatures back to town. Every decade or so, sirens swarm to Foulweather, Oregon killing indiscriminately and then vanishing again. At the same time that her dreams for the stage are falling apart, Giselle begins to suspect just who the sirens are really after.











#BookishLife with @cosplayandbooks





So! Exciting news for this week! On Saturday, I will be gracing MegaCon in Orlando with my presence! I will be cosplaying as Sophie Hatter from Howl's Moving Castle (my favorite movie of all time). I'll post pictures from the event next week, along with my new hair color!




#BookBlitz: Don’t Cheat Me by Jackie May @jackiemayauthor @xpressotours #Giveaway


Don’t Cheat Me
Jackie May
(Nora Jacobs #2)
Publication date: May 21st 2018
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
One month after Nora’s violent induction to the dangerous supernatural side of Detroit, she’s finally settling into her new life as the underworld’s token human. All she wants to do is mind her own business, enjoy her new friends, and stay safe. But that’s easier said than done when she’s such an enigma to everyone around her.
Thanks to her unique psychic abilities, she’s garnered a reputation for being mysterious and powerful. When the alpha of a local werewolf pack asks her to help him figure out who is stealing from him, she can’t say no, even though getting involved in pack business could have deadly repercussions.
While tangled up in a heap of werewolf troubles, Nora can’t quite shake her old vampire problem, either. Henry is practically stalking her, Parker is breaking down the walls around her heart, and Nora’s blatant fear of the blood-sucking monsters is a delicious temptation for the natural predators.
Nora’s succubus friend, Cecile, believes throwing her a “coming out” party into underworld society is the best way to solve all of her problems, but Nora disagrees. If the vampires and werewolves don’t kill her, Cecile’s party planning definitely will.
This is book 2 in the Nora Jacobs series and should be read after book 1. It is a slow burn reverse harem series.

 
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