West Book Blog Tour

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So I plan to have my own review for both East and West (East #2) by Edith Pattou coming soon—but for now—here’s some information about this intriguing, whimsical, and fairytale-like story that I hope to pick up soon. 👌🏻

Are you planning to read either of these books soon? I would love to buddy read with you! 🖤 Let me know in the comments if you’re interested.

West (East #2) by Edith Pattou

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

SYNOPSIS

In the sequel to the beloved high fantasy East, Rose sets off on a perilous journey to find her true love when he goes missing in a thrilling tale of danger, magic, adventure, and revenge.

When Rose first met Charles, he was trapped in the form of a white bear. To rescue him, Rose traveled to the land that lay east of the sun and west of the moon to defeat the evil Troll Queen. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he is presumed dead. But Rose doesn’t believe the shipwreck was an act of nature, nor does she believe Charles is truly dead. Something much more sinister is at work. With mysterious and unstoppable forces threatening the lives of the people she loves, Rose must once again set off on a perilous journey. And this time, the fate of the entire world is at stake.

 

REVIEWS

“A wait of longer than a decade proves completely worthwhile in the case of Pattou’s continuing spin on Norwegian myth filled with fully realized human characters and adventures both fantastic and emotionally authentic.”—School Library Journal, STARRED review

“Necessary wherever the first is popular; a good addition to any collection where fairy-tale retellings circulate well.”—Kirkus Reviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Edith Pattou is the author of several fantasy novels, including East, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. She is a graduate of the Francis W. Parker School, Scripps College (B.A., English), Claremont Graduate School (M.A., English) and UCLA (M.L.I.S.). She is married to Charles Emery, a professor of psychology at The Ohio State University. They have one child, a daughter.

   

 BOOK LINKS

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository |Kobo | iBooks

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Book Recommendations for Each Zodiac Sign ✨

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Books and astrology. Two of my favorite things. 🖤 Here are my book recommendations for each zodiac sign.

I’ve included the timestamps so you can skip to yours if you want. 👍🏻 I really, truly, deeply connect with my zodiac sign. ✨I hope you connect with yours too!

♒ Aquarius – 2:09
♓ Pisces – 4:19
♈ Aries – 6:22
♉ Taurus – 8:38
♊ Gemini – 10:33
♋ Cancer – 11:51
♌ Leo – 13:21
♍ Virgo – 14:38
♎ Libra – 16:27
♏ Scorpio – 18:08
♐ Sagittarius – 19:18
♑ Capricorn – 22:03

Let me know if you connect with yours, if you agree with your recommendation, and what you think my zodiac sign is in the comments!

Finally Fall Book Tag 🍂

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The best time of year is finally here, reader friends! It’s fall, it’s October, and we’re celebrating this week with the Finally Fall Book Tag. 🍂

Questions

  1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
  2. Nature is beautiful…but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic.
  3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
  4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family that you would like to be a part of.
  5. The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!
  6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
  7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
  8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
  9. Fall returns every year: name an old favorite that you would like to return to soon.
  10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favorite cozy reading “accessories!”
  11. Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people!

Tagging

🖤 booked
🖤 Jashana C
🖤 Sophie Reads
🖤 crescentpages
🖤 burtsbooks
🖤 Emma Rosen Books
🖤 cynthiaspaperbackheart
🖤 Leslie Cardix
🖤 Libri Labra
🖤 ReadbyLiv

TAG CREATOR

Cursed Rebel Book Blitz + Giveaway

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I’m a part of my first book blitz! 🖤

Here’s all the info for a new book release, Cursed Rebel by H.G. Lynch. Have you heard of this book? Do you plan on picking it up? Let me know in the comments!

Cursed Rebel by H.G. Lynch

Release Date: October 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Synopsis

My grandma always warned me never to trust a Faery. I never believed they were real…until I was kidnapped by one.

Finn is an obnoxious, mercurial Fae whose job it is to bring me to the King. He’s gorgeous, but in this world, the prettiest things are the deadliest.

But if I want to survive the Fae realm and find a way home, I’ll have to trust him…for now.

Excerpt

The faery girl looked up at me, her smile fading. She looked at her empty hand sadly, her thin brows drawing together, and for a second, I felt horrible for upsetting her. Then she raised  her eyes back to mine, and they were cold and grey.

Her mouth twisted into a snarl, baring rows of sharp, pointy teeth, and let out a shriek of  anger. “Nasty, mortal filth!” she screeched.

Horror skittered through my bones, and a scream caught in my throat as she lunged off the  ground at me. Her curled fingers, like claws, aimed for my eyes. I stumbled backward and  tripped over a rock, hitting the ground on my back hard enough to knock the breath out of me.

My chest spasmed as I tried to suck in air for a scream, and the faery girl leapt on me like a giant spider, wrapping her tiny hands around my throat.

Book Links

Goodreads | Amazon

About the Author

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H.G. Lynch is a paranormal romance author from Scotland. She is an avid reader and cat-lover. She spends most of her days writing, while wrestling her cat off her laptop. She loves horse-riding, Star Trek, and snow.

Her books are dark paranormal romances.

GIVEAWAY

  • PRIZE: Sterling Silver Claddagh Heart Ring and Elf Ear Cuffs!
  • ENDS: 10/10

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#CoralineReadalong Announcement 🕸️

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I shared in my last post that I am hosting my first-ever readalong, the

Let me know in the comments if you plan to join me in reading the book, graphic novel, and watching the movie. 👌🏻

Here’s my announcement of the readalong on BookTube! 🖤

My First Readalong: #CoralineReadalong

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Eek! So I’m doing something new, reader friends.

9781408841754I’m hosting my first-ever readalong at the end of the month. 

I watch Coraline every October, and even though I’ve read the graphic novel, I’ve never read the actual book.

In my Books I’m Reading This Fall video, I talked about how I want to change that.

But I don’t wait to read this book alone.

Do you want to read and watch Coraline together? Let me know in the comments if you want to join the

Readalong Dates

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Top 6 Retellings on My TBR 🌹

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I’m obsessed with fairytales and all things princesses, kingdoms, curses, and true love kisses. ✨

I’ve got Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White, and other beloved and reimagined classics on this retelling TBR. 👸🏻

Let me know if any of these are on yours! 💖