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November Book Haul | Books, books, all the books.

Posted 29 November, 2015 by katheryn13 in Audiobooks, Book Promo, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fun, Middle Grade, Paranormal, Steampunk, YA / 0 Comments

 

Usually I’d do a video for this, but iMovie has been acting up and I don’t have the patience to keep trying. Sigh. So here we go, a list of the books I got throughout November. 

 

13 DAYS OF MIDNIGHT by Leo Hunt

I liked the look of this, mostly because, yes, it was in the buy one get one half price offer at Waterstones. I have tried it already, but it reads a bit…basic? I don’t know. That’s not always a bad thing,  but I guess I need to be in the right mood for it. The cover is interesting, though. 

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FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

I don’t know what pulled me to this. Was it the cover? Probably. The premise? Yeah, of course. I mean, both things are attractive. Mostly the cover, though. Sigh. David Iserson is one of the writers for New Girl. You’d think this would mean it’d be hilarious. I really hope so. I have read mixed reviews, but who knows. 

 

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A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray

I’ve been following Libba on twitter for a while and I’ve heard such good things about her work, I felt I needed to try and read some. The cover drew me in, and then the premise sounds like…The Infernal Devices in terms of setting. I like the sound of it. 🙂

 

 

 

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ALL WRAPPED UP (Geek Girl 1.5) by Holly Smale

I have loved the other Geek Girl books and so when I found out this was going to be published, I mean PRINTED published, I was all over it. It’s not often a novella gets PRINTED! And in HARDBACK! DUDE! I needed more Christmassy books and this is great! I will read this nearer Christmas time. Definitely. (Though I objected to being charged £10 when everywhere else was £5. -.- Damn you Waterstones! lol though at least I got a stamp. ^_^ )

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And last but not least, I got a couple of adult colouring books. Not that it really matters, I mean, why call them adult ones? You’re still colouring in…like a child. lol. In any case, the ones I got are BEAUTIFUL!

Don’t these look gorgeous? The pictures inside are even better. Personally my favourite is the Alice in Wonderland one, because OH MY GOD, I just can’t handle the beauty of those illustrations. Now, if I did a video, I’d be showing you the inside, but since that would involve taking pictures now, I just can’t be bothered. Sorry. I’m such a bad blogger. lol. 

So that’s it for the BOUGHT section, I’ll now tell you about what I got from the library.

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Unforgiven by Lauren Kate

Soundless by Richelle Mead

and two that I’ve had out multiple times and still haven’t been able to get into them but am reluctant to give up:

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare/Sarah Rees Brennan/Maureen Johnson -It’s the cover of this that always puts me off. WHY PUT THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED MAGNUS IN THE MOVIE ON THE COVER WHEN UGHHHHHHHH NO HE WASN’T ONE I LIKED AND IT’S SO OFF PUTTING! But I’ll keep trying.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. – This one has been driving me CRAZY! I have tried this like…5 times. I just can’t get into it, and the idea of androids, not to mention she’s in some part of Asia…I know that sounds weird, but we all have our preferences. And this isn’t one of mine. BUT, because so MANY of you keep going on about how good Winter (the final in the series) and how big it is and (i have a fondness for big books) it’s just making me want to read it, but I can’t read Winter (apparently) unless I’ve read the others. Sigh. So here I go again. I gave away the free copy I got at SDCC this year. Typical. Maybe I’ll skip chapter one this time. Some books start off in the middle of a scene and that’s something that often hinders me. 

So there ya have it. My very bulky collection of books that I don’t know WHERE I’m going to find the time to read them. 

Oh, currently reading:

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan

and trying for the second (maybe third?) time, Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch, this time by audiobook. Which is actually a lot  better than I expected. I dug around for a good narrator, which helps. 

I hope you’ve liked my vast array of choices and let me know if there’s anything on this list that you’ve read (and if you did or didn’t like it) or that you’d like to read. 

As for my NaNo progress: I’m 27k in and 2 days left. I’m just hoping I’ll reach 30k by end of Monday (tomorrow!) and call it quits (hahah no!) mostly I’ll keep going until December 24th and HOPEFULLY I’ll have found an ending. 🙂

Edit: I also got on audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler, From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion, and The Diviners by Libba Bray,

-Kat

 

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#UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour: Karen McCombie #Interview #Spotlight @UKYAX @KarenMcCombie

Posted 15 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fun, Middle Grade, Spotlight, YA / 0 Comments

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Hi guys and gals! I’m pleased to be taking part in the UKMG Extravaganza blog tour, as part of an event that is going to be in Nottingham Central Library on 17th October with 34 top MG (Middle Grade) authors. Sounds fun, eh? (sadly I won’t be able to go.) For my post, I partnered with the wonderful Karen McCombie, author of 80 published books – and her first historical novel Catching Falling Stars is out now! 

Catching Falling Stars

A Blitz tale full of charm and laughter? YES! Karen brings her hallmark lightness to this war tale of evacuees, secrets and friendship. We’re loving the beautiful cover. (Reminds us of firework displays.) It’s 1940. Like millions of kids, Gloria and her little brother are new evacuees in the country. It’s a safe haven from the London Blitz. But their new home isn’t as cosy as they hoped. Their guardian, Miss Saunders, is strict and severe. The local children are rude and mocking. Yet things aren’t quite as they first appear. Before long, friends turn into enemies – and sworn enemies become lifelong friends…

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 I had the awesome opportunity to interview Karen about books and how she came to become the successful writer she is now. See below for her answers! 

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Hi Karen, thanks so much for taking part in the UKMG blog tour.  I have a few fun questions.  First off,  as a writer myself (though unpublished) I’m always interested to hear other writers tales of how they got to where they are now: At what point did you decide you wanted to write as a career?  Was it instantaneous or a gradual thing?

I absolutely loved writing short stories when I was at school. But then I left, life got in the way, and I didn’t think about fiction for a long while. Years later, a couple of things got me back into the fiction writing groove. First, I worked at ‘Just Seventeen’ magazine, and often flicked through teen and pre-teen books coming in for review. Some were so good, they got my creative side all in a stir, and some were so bad that it was equally inspiring; “I could do better than that!” was pretty galvanising. Soon after, I was freelancing at ‘Sugar’ magazine, and the editor asked if I fancied writing some short stories for the mag. I jumped at the chance, and those published short stories, plus a teen novel outline, were enough to convince a publisher – Scholastic – to give me my very first commission. (BTW I still have a stash of rejections filed away from other publishers!) 

Were/are there any authors that inspired/still inspire you to write middle grade or in general?

I began writing teen books, but it was actually my lovely  editor (and now friend) Kirsten Stansfield who suggested I write a middle grade series, which was a wise move. I found that this was definitely my voice, and the series – ‘Ally’s World’ – became a best-seller.

How did you come to decide on writing children’s books,  as opposed to say,  adults or young adult? Was it a conscious decision?

I had a bit of a false start at school; I had undiagnosed hearing problems and struggled with everything in class, especially reading and writing. Once the deafness was spotted and treated, my school and parents worked hard to get me reading more to catch up. I didn’t just catch up; I sped on and fell madly in love with books and stories. Also, I remember my pre-teen and teen years vividly, mainly because I kept diaries all through those years. Combine these two factors together and I think that’s the reason I write what I write.

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can have only 2 books with you.  What are they?

1. ‘Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger (I love it so much I have a framed poster of a first edition cover in my living room)

2. The ‘Little House on the Prairie’ series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (I’m cheating with a series, I know, but I won’t tell if you don’t)

Hardbacks or Paperbacks?

Paperbacks. Hardbacks are too heavy to read in the bath. And don’t talk to me about Kindles; all that swipe, swipe drives me mad. Specially if I’ve been eating crisps and the swipe won’t work.

I agree. Do you have a favourite genre to read (as opposed to write)?

There are exceptions (like Phillip Reeves’ gobsmackingly good ‘Fever Crumb’) but fantasy doesn’t do it for me. I’m no good on dystopian stuff either (makes me gloomy). I think I just enjoy peeking into the lives of ordinary people, because behind every ordinary person is an extraordinary story. 

If you weren’t a writer, what do you think you’d be doing?

A cat stroker. That’s a job, right?

Haha, it really should be. And lastly but certainly not least: Do you have a favourite book at the moment?

‘May B’ by Caroline Starr Rose is really special. It’s the sparsely told story of a girl in pioneering days, and it’s stunning. I stumbled upon it (it’s a US import) when I was researching Laura Ingalls Wilder’s biography ‘Pioneer Girl’. By the wonders of Twitter, I contacted Caroline Starr Rose, and of course she’s as much of a Laura Ingalls Wilder nut as I am.

If you want to know more about Karen you can find her at these places:

http://www.karenmccombie.com/

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And don’t forget to add her latest book (and others!) on your TO- READ list. 

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#Review & #Giveaway: It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt #ARC @yaboundtourspr @sjSchmitt

Posted 9 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Funny, Giveaways, Paranormal, Release Day Blitz, Reviews, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

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by Sarah J. Schmitt 

Release Date: 10/2015

Sky Pony Press

320 pages

Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain in the lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires, or she can replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will result in a future deemed worthy of being saved. It sounds like a no-brainer. She’ll take a walk down memory lane. How hard can changing her future be?

But with each changing moment, RJ’s life begins to unravel, until this self-proclaimed queen bee is a social pariah. She begins to wonder if walking among the living is worth it if she has to spend the next sixty years as an outcast. Too quickly, RJ finds herself back in limbo, her time on Earth once again up for debate.

RJ is a snarky, unapologetic, almost unredeemable, very real girl. Her story is funny and moving, and teens will easily connect with her plight. Prepare to meet the Grim Reaper, who’s cuter than you’d expect; Hawaiian shirt–wearing Death Himself; Saint Peter (who likes to play Cornhole); and Al, the handler for the three-headed hound that guards the gates of Hell. This cast of characters accompanies RJ through her time in the afterlife and will do their best to gently shove her in the right direction.

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I am averse to death. Anything related to dying, not being alive, anything…I tend to try and avoid it. If people die, I go to that place called De Nile. No, really. I do. But what attracted me to It’s A Wonderful Death? If I’m honest, the cover. I started with the cover, and then I read the synopsis. I thought it was going to be funny, and in some aspects it was. Okay, I’ll break it down for you.

What I liked:

I thought RJ was a tough character and she knew what she wanted. Stubbornness was her strength but also her wit was never-ending. She refused to let someone take what was rightfully hers away without a fight, and I admired that. She didn’t take things too seriously and that made the story read that much easier. I liked her voice and I could get into the story. The reapers, the Angels, the people in charge of helping RJ on her first visit to ‘Limbo’, were all interesting and I found I could have read about them for far longer than I did. I particularly liked ‘Death Himself’ and imagining him wearing Bermuda shorts…lol. He was completely at odds to what I’m used to seeing/reading in other stories.

The pacing was well, and writing style made it flow and considering I’m not a big ebook reader, I felt relaxed. There was a lot of philosophical jargon within this and I did find myself rolling my eyes a lot, but that just added to the non seriousness of it.

Okay, Now onto what I didn’t like.

Well, not so much didn’t like, but what kind took me out of the story and had me rating this 3 and a half stars overall.

Number one, though I liked RJ, I also found her, at times, highly annoying and dare I say it? Two dimensional. (Whatever that means.) There wasn’t much to her, besides snark and the points I made above..

There were a few points where consistency ran a little thin, and I found myself muttering things like “wait, what? *scrolls back pages* That didn’t happen…” or “That makes no sense.” and mistakes like mentioning ‘he said this’ when I would look back and it would be a she. I know, silly things, but there were enough that it bugged me. The biggest disappointment to me was the ending, however, and I had really hoped everything would work out in my favour. But it didn’t, and more than anything, it was annoying. I felt for sure that pretty much half the story was working towards something far better than what we got. That’s not to say it didn’t end on a somewhat happy note, because it did, and I couldn’t help but chuckle a bit when familiar characters reappeared.

There was a point when it got a little too…religious? I guess, for me. I’m not, at all, and I went into this thinking it was going to be lighthearted, full of humour and just…fun. And mostly it was, but there was one scene where it got…I don’t wanna say it…overly pretentious. Maybe because I’m not like these people, that’s probably it. But I’m pretty sure others love it, and that’s great. Go you! I didn’t NOT like this book and I’d recommend it because it is in fact a fun read, but like with some books, there are things that nag you and make it not as great as you wanted, and that’s, sadly, what happened here. Still, damn, I’m impressed I got the ebook read in plenty time to write this review. Haha. That, in itself, says a lot. 🙂

Sarah J. SchmittSarah J. Schmitt is a K-8 school librarian and Youth Service Professional for Teens at a public library who, in addition to planning a variety of events, enjoys opening up the world of books to reluctant readers. She runs a teen writing program that combines Skype visits from well-known authors and screenwriters and critique group style feedback.

Prior to immersing herself in the world of the written word, Sarah earned her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Indiana University where she worked with first year college students as they acclimated to college life. Sarah lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, two kidlets and a cat who might actually be a secret agent. She is an active member of SCBWI, ALA and the Indiana Library Federation and is a regular participant at the Midwest Writer’s Workshop. Her debut novel, IT’S A WONDERFUL DEATH, comes out Fall 2015 from Sky Pony Press.

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#BlogTour & #Giveaway: The Summer Marked by Rebekah L. Purdy @RebekahLPurdy @tracyclark_tlc

Posted 2 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo / 1 Comment

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by Rebekah L. Purdy

Release Date: 09/22/15

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305 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

Salome left humankind behind to be with her boyfriend, Gareth, in the Kingdom of Summer. But now forces of darkness are rising. Her happily-ever-after is coming apart, and the Kingdom is on the brink of war. 

Newly-single Kadie Byers is on her way home for Thanksgiving, imagining a visit filled with hot chocolate, a hot guy for a little rebound action, and some girl time with her bestie, Salome. Except she receives a message from Salome with two important words: PLEASE HURRY.

When Kadie rushes to help Salome, she’s ripped from the human world and pulled into the kingdoms of Faerie, where she’s shocked to learn that Salome’s monsters are real, and that she’s now at the mercy of one extremely vengeful Winter Queen… 

Now both Salome and Kadie must find a way to survive the deadly chaos…or lose themselves to Winter’s deadly, icy grasp.

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Gareth kicked himself back onto his feet. The silver of his blade glinted as he swung it once more. This time the weapon connected with the backs of the troll’s legs, severing the tendons. The troll yelped in pain and collapsed into the  ferns.

“Turn your head,” Gareth told me.

My throat thickened, and I buried my face against the horse’s side. Two more loud howls erupted, then all went silent.

“It’s okay, he’s dead now.”

I pulled away from Adaba and stared in horror at the giant head lying in the leaves, its lifeless eyes still glowed even in death. Thick black blood dripped from the foliage. I covered my mouth as nausea overtook me.

Gareth wiped his sword off and hurried to my side. He clutched me tight to his chest. “Shh…just close your eyes and count to ten.”

“I feel sick.”

“I know. Just don’t look at the body, okay? I need you to stay right next to Adaba while I scout out the woods.”

“Wait—you’re leaving me alone?” My voice quivered. I so didn’t want to be left with the severed body. Hell to the flipping no.

“Only for a moment.” He disappeared into the undergrowth, not giving me the chance to argue.

Several minutes passed before he reappeared, breathless.

“Are you all right?” I caught his arm. His skin was slick with sweat.

“Get on your horse.”

“What?”

“Salome, you have to go.”

I swallowed the rock-like lump in my throat. “By myself?”

“Yes—this troll was only a scout. The others aren’t too far out.”

No. This isn’t happening.

“Others? But you’ll be killed. I-I can’t leave you.”

Gareth turned to Adaba. “Take her to the Ruined Court and hide. If I’m not there in two days’ time, get her to Summer.”

Adaba whinnied and shook his mane as if he understood. Gareth sheathed his sword and picked me up, his arms tightening around me. His lips crushed mine with urgency, as if he was taking his last breath. And I clung to him, absorbing his heat and his woodsy scent. When he pulled back, he set me

atop my mount.

“Gareth, please…” Tears streamed down my cheeks. I reached for him, as if that’d really keep him from going anywhere.

He slid a dagger from beneath his tunic and slipped it into the belt of my gown. “Don’t be afraid to use this.”

“Please.”

“I love you, Salome.” He swatted Adaba’s flank, and the horse carried me into the woods.

As we rode away, I heard the distinct sound of heavy footsteps tromping through the brambles.

I jerked on Adaba’s reins. “Turn back. We can’t leave him.”

But the horse ignored my feeble attempts and galloped deeper into the forest. A sob raked through me as I realized that I might never see Gareth alive again.

rebekah purdyRebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

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#BlogTour Release Day Blitz: Pepped Up Forever by Ali Dean

Posted 1 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Release Day Blitz, Updates / 0 Comments

 

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This is the fifth and final book in the Pepper Jones series, and it’s one you don’t want to miss.
Pepper Jones is ready to start breaking some records. She’ll be a junior in college, and if she wants to run professionally when she graduates, it’s time to step things up a notch. This time around, she knows it won’t be accomplished by ramping up her training. While Pepper’s hoping for a race day breakthrough, she wonders if there’s a mental barrier holding her back, and if so, how is she supposed to confront it?
Meanwhile, Jace Wilder wants Pepper back any way he can have her, but he’s reluctant to bulldoze his way into her life having already crushed her once (okay, probably a few more times than that) before. More scenes from Jace’s point of view
in the book shed a new perspective into the character Pepper fans love to hate, and hate to love, delving into those layers he’s only given glimpses of in the past.

The Brockton crew is growing up. Zoe and Wes. Jenny and Rollie. Lexi and Brax. Bunny and Wallace. Pepper and ??? It’s time to find out what Pepper’s happily ever after will be.

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Ali Dean lives in Colorado with her husband, twin toddlers, and golden retriever. In addition to reading and writing, she loves the outdoors- everything from marathon training and biking to snowboarding and skiing.

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#BlogTour: The Danaan Trilogy by Laura Howard

Posted 1 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments

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Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember. What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.

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Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn’t entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress’s plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison’s parents apart forever. Despite Allison’s efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she’s ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix. Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan’ s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?

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The time has come. Allison’s quest to save her mother from Aoife’s wicked enchantment will test everything she believes in. Who is trustworthy in the land of the Fair Folk, the Tuatha de Danaan? It’s up to Allison, along with her host of allies, to unravel the truth. Journey along and discover the power of family, love and duty as Allison faces the most difficult trial of her life.

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Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

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#ReleaseDay Blitz & #Giveaway (US only): Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson

Posted 22 September, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fantasy, Fun, Giveaways, Release Day Blitz, YA / 0 Comments

 

 
 
Title: WALK
ON EARTH A STRANGER
Author: Rae Carson
Pub. Date: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 448
 
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.
Read chapter 1 of WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER annotated by Rae Carson HERE!
 
 
Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her next book, Walk On Earth A Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015. She lives in Arizona with her husband.
 
 
 

 

 

 

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#ReleaseDay Blitz: The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly #YA #Mystery @authortarakelly @entangledteen

Posted 1 September, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Contemporary, Mystery, Release Day Blitz, YA / 0 Comments

 

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The Foxglove Killings
Release Date: 09/01/15
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Gramps always said that when the crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.
I work at Gramps’s diner, and the cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He’s almost like a stranger now. I can’t figure it out…or why I’m having distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn’t be having.
Then one of the cakes disappears.
When she turns up murdered, a foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy, Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it’s up to us to prove his innocence and uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I’ve ever known about myself—and Alex.
 To most people around here, even before the rumors started, I was what Amber called me—Diner Skank. The cheap kind of pretty. Boobs too big for my frame, skinny legs, and what Josh Byers called blow me lips. He’d sit behind me in Trig every day, whispering it over and over. I could still feel his hot breath on the back of my neck, his chewed-up pencil eraser poking at my spine. I was that cliché girl destined to grow old waiting tables, hoping to catch some Sugar Daddy’s eye. Fuck that and fuck them. I was the girl destined to prove them all wrong.

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Tara Kelly adores variety in her life. She’s an author, one-girl-band, graphic designer, editor, and photographer. She lives in Sin City with her beloved guitars, sound design master husband, and a fluffy cat named Maestro.
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#BlogTour + Excerpt: Blood In The Water by Tash McAdam #Fantasy @TashMcAdam @MarkMyWordsPR

Posted 25 August, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fantasy / 0 Comments

 

 

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There have always been warps—tears between realities—and they’ve always been a threat to humanity. Most people are blind to them. But Hallie’s eyes are opening. Now that she’s going to school at the Protectorate, she’s learning there’s more to life than fun and games.

The truth is, she’s just become part of Earth’s only shield against the monsters of the warps. Before, she didn’t think she was anything special. Now, yanked from her relatively normal life, she realizes that she doesn’t have a choice.

When the emergency alarm sounds, calling everyone in the school to arms, even the young and inexperienced are needed. As one of the warp weavers—capable of closing the warps and stopping the monsters—Hallie must now work to save lives. And she must do it in the most complicated situation she’s ever experienced. Because there are sea serpents in the Thames, and Hallie has to close the doors that are letting them in.

The problem is, they’re underwater, and they’re hungry.

Now everyone is relying on her, and Hallie must find a way to do her job—with a brand new partner—before it’s too late. Because if she fails she’ll die, along with everyone who’s depending on her.

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Excerpt:

I can just make out the huge forms of Sea Serpents undulating in the murky distance. They don’t seem to have noticed us yet but my hands are streaming Warplight, guiding us to the rift that has allowed these beasts entry from their home world, and I don’t know how long we’ll be able to keep our presence a secret.

I want to speak, to fill the oppressive silence the weight of the water has caused, but my mouth is dry and sticky with fear. A condom is drifting next to us, resembling a translucent jellyfish. Gross.

Well, this is certainly an adventure. Join the Protectorate, they said. See the world, they said. Drown at the bottom of the disgusting Thames, they didn’t say. At least needles don’t float. I wonder if mystical healing works on hepatitis.

“There!” Ruble hisses, his dreadlocks brushing my cheek as he turns, spinning the board around with his feet.

It spirals so rapidly I lose my balance, just a bit. My right elbow hits the bubble and … passes straight through, resistance no more than the surface of the water itself. It feels like I’ve submerged it into a cold bath.

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