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Blog Tour: Omari and the People

October 13, 2016

Original Tittle: Omari and the People by Stephen Whitfield Narrator: Curt Simmons Length: 11h 17m Publisher: June 20th, 2016 by Shirley Castle Press Links: Goodreads, Audible, Amazon Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the African Sahara’s Empty Quarter) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a…

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Halloween Read-A-Thon TBR Pile

October 9, 2016

The Halloween Read-A-Thon is a Halloween themed reading challenge running October 10th-October 31st and hosted by the wonderful Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. If you are a regular reader, then you will recognize most of these from my October TBR. Keep reading for the full list!

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Blog Tour: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

October 7, 2016

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Iron Cast from the publisher via Netgalley in association with The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review. Original Title: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Edition: e-ARC, 384 pages Published: October 11th, 2016 by Amulet Books Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iTunes |Book Depository | Kobo Key Characters: Ada Navarro, Corrine Wells Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they…

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September Rewind: Book Haul, Reviews, & Recap

October 1, 2016

I was in a major reading slump in September. Seriously, almost nothing could hold my attention. In spite of it, I did manage to finish 4 books: To All the Boy I’ve Love Before by Jenny Han Going Geek by Charlotte Huang We Awaken by Calista Lynne Illuminae by Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Waiting on Wednesday: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

September 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Author: Cassandra Clare Expected Publication Date: November 15th, 2016 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations! Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his…

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Blog Tour: Going Geek Review + Giveaway

September 17, 2016

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Going Geek from the publisher in association with The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review. Original Title: Going Geek by Charlotte Huang Edition: Advance Reader’s Copy, 292 pages Published: September 13, 2016 by Delacorte Press Characters: Skylar Hoffman Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Synopsis: A girl forced out of her comfort zone finds that being true to herself is the best way to live her life, in this second novel from the author of For the Record. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect: amazing boyfriend the coolest friends…

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#ReadThemAllThon Wrap-Up

September 15, 2016

I did not complete the Pokemon Indigo League Read-A-Thon,  which is why I didn’t feel the need to do this wrap-up immediately, but it was fun and it certainly helped inspire me to read more books at a faster pace than usual. Thank you Antee for creating such a wonderful, fun, unique challenge!

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Waiting On Wednesday: Wing Jones

September 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: Wing Jones (The Heartbeats of Wing Jones) Author: Katherine Webber Expected Publication: January 5th, 2017 U.S. Expected Publication: March 14th, 2017 Publisher: Walker Books/Delacorte Books Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis:Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights in this sweeping, warm, arrestingly original novel about family, strength, and hope. Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team, Marcus is everything his sister is not. Until the night everything changes when…

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