Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | December 26 – January 1

Weekly Cover RevealsHey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of December 26 – January 1. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

This was a big week for reveals. Hope ya’ll enjoy.

FANTASY / SCI-FI

Reign of Serpents by Eleanor Herman (Blood of Gods and Royals #3)

Published by Harlequin Teen

June 27th 2017

Reign of SerpentsNew York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy in this action-packed follow-up to EMPIRE OF DUST.

In REIGN OF SERPENTS, the ancient power of Snake Blood threatens the known world. While Prince Alexander struggles with a very deadly inner demon, his betrothed, Zofia, is on her way to him, to unite their kingdoms…even as she begins to realize where her true allegiance lies. The fierce Cynane meets her match-not in her future husband, the deranged king of Illyria, but in her great-great-grandfather, Talus, possessor of Smoke Blood, who will teach her the true meaning of betrayal. And marooned together on an island in the Mediterranean, romantic tension blooms between Katerina and Hephaestion as they learn of lost civilizations and discover a device that could help them do the impossible: kill the last living god.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

May 9th 2017

Carry OnSimon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here – it’s their last year at Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a love letter to love stories and the power of words – to every ‘chosen one’ who ever had more on their mind than saving the world…

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Published by Disney Press

January 31st 2017

Lost in a BookAn original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of.

But Nevermore is not what it seems, and the more time Belle spends there, the harder it is to leave. Good stories take hold of us and never let us go, and once Belle becomes lost in this book, she may never find her way out again.

This deluxe hardcover novel expands upon the beautiful story and world seen in the new Walt Disney Studios’ film, Beauty and the Beast.

Umberland by Wendy Spinale (Everland #2)

Published by Scholastic Press

May 9th 2017

UmberlandGwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. But the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn’t exist. With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in to lead, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated, accelerating the disease. The only possible solution he can think of is to go back to the virus’s origin: an extinct poisonous apple.

Legend has it a tree bearing the apple might be found at the center of a deadly labyrinth hidden deep within Germany. A place that no one in their right mind enters. Leaving Pete in charge of the survivors, Alyssa sets out with only her sword, her wits, and the help of Maddox Hadder, a wild boy who oversees the castle gardens. To get to the center of the maze, she’ll be forced to battle monsters more terrifying than her darkest nightmares.

But can anyone truly survive the madness of the maze? And what if there’s no apple to be found there?

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Published by Del Rey

January 10th 2017

The Bear and the NightingaleAt the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed—this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

Published by Duet Books

May 4th 2017

The Seafarer's KissHaving long-wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the mermen’s glacier. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king.

Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from Loki. But such deals are never as one expects, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.

Unraveling by Sara Ella (Unblemished #2)

Published by Thomas Nelson

July 11th 2017

UnravelingOne kiss changed her future. Can another alter her past?

Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After all she’s been through between capturing the Void and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what’s right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she once shared with the ghost of a boy she’s trying to forget. She has more important things to worry about—like becoming queen of the Second Reflection, a role she is so not prepared to fill.

But why does she feel like something—or someone—Is missing?

When the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, become threatened, Eliyana discovers her connection with Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. El needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can she find a way to sever her tie with Ky without killing him, and keep herself from truly falling for him in the process?

Julia Defiant by Catherine Egan (Witch’s Child #2)

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

June 13th 2017

Julia DefiantJulia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars, and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. But for all the miles traveled, they are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic will happily kill Theo to extract it and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir s assassins are hunting them.

Julia can deal with danger. The thing that truly scares her lies within. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it s like stepping into another world. It s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her and count her as one of their own.
So . . . is Julia a girl with a monster lurking inside her? Or a monster wearing the disguise of a girl?

If she can use her monstrous power to save Theo, does it matter?

CONTEMPORARY

The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

Published by Dial Books

July 11th 2017

The Lake Effectlake effect | n.
The effect of any lake, especially the Great Lakes, in modifying the weather in nearby areas

It’s the summer after his senior year, and driven, focused Briggs Henry is ready to leave behind his ex-girlfriend, his comically aggressive grandmother, and his parents’ money troubles for Lake Michigan and its miles of sandy beaches. He’s lined up a summer job working as a personal assistant and living in a gorgeous Victorian on the water—exactly the kind of house Briggs plans to buy his parents once he’s a multi-millionaire. But when he arrives, his boss, the eccentric Mrs. Bosic, tells him to get dressed for her funeral. Uh . . . It’s the first of many funerals they’ll attend this summer—to hilarious and eye-opening effect. Add to this a new set of friends-cum-enemies-cum-friends-again, and Abigail, the mysterious girl next door on whom Briggs’s charms repeatedly fail, and “the lake effect” is beginning to take on a whole new meaning.

Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley (Off Limits #1)

Published by Entangled: Crush

January 16th 2016

Pushing the BoundariesMyra goes to Haiti with one goal: take the photograph that will win a scholarship and prove to her uber-traditional family that she has what it takes to be a photographer instead of a doctor. Her camera has always been her shield against getting too close to anyone, but she didn’t expect the hot teen translator who has an ability to see past her walls.

Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe.

The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams.

If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives.

Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith

Published by Crown Books for Young Readers

August 22nd 2017

Mr. 60%Matt Nolan is the high school drug dealer, deadbeat, and soon-to-be dropout according to everyone at his school. His vice principal is counting down the days until Mr. 60% (aka Matt) finally flunks out and is no longer his problem. What no one knows is the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle Jack, who is dying of cancer.

Meet Amanda. The overly cheerful social outcast whose optimism makes Matt want to hurl. Stuck as partners during an after-school club (mandatory for Matt), it’s only a matter of time until Amanda discovers Matt’s secret. But Amanda is used to dealing with heartbreak, and she’s determined to help Matt find a way to give life 100 percent.

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil

Published by Hardie Grant Egmont

April 1st 2017

The Science of MagicThe unsolvable problem: If Sophia is a genius, why can’t she crack the puzzle of what to do with her life?

Fact: Sophia is smart. As in, certified-child-prodigy, breezing-through-uni-subjects-even-though-she’s-only-in-year-twelve smart. This terrifies her, because geniuses have a tendency to end up as recluses and weirdos – and with her current social ineptness, she’s halfway there already.

Truth: Joshua is good at magic tricks, ignoring most things about year twelve, and not thinking at all about life after high school.

Fact: Sophia can’t even talk to her best friend Elsie about her anxieties, because Elsie is firmly focused on her own future – and on plans that will mean leaving Sophia behind.

Truth: Joshua has had a secret crush on Sophia since forever, but he doesn’t have forever to act on it.

Fact: There are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for … and the messiness of the real world is one of them.

Truth: Timing is everything.

Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis

Published by Sky Pony Press

2017

Cheesus Was HereNothing ever happens in tiny Clemency, Texas, until the day a gas clerk finds the image of Baby Jesus inside a Babybel cheese wheel. When more crazy miracles turn up, Clemency turns into a full blown media circus. While everyone else seems ready to accept that God has a dairy fetish, 16-year-old Delaney Delgado hasn’t believed in miracles since her kid sister died. Del’s determined to prove this whole thing is one big hoax and nothing and no one is going to convince her otherwise.

Sure her best friend, Gabe, is a pastor’s kid and on the side of the angels, but even Gabe has to admit things look a bit fishy. When Del finds proof the miracles are fake, however, she has to decide whether to disgrace her town and risk losing Gabe’s friendship or support a lie that mocks the miracle her family prayed for and never received.

MYSTERY / HORROR

Count All Her Bones by April Henry (Girl, Stolen #2)

Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

May 2nd 2017

Count All Her BonesCheyenne sets out to save her former captor in this much-anticipated sequel to Girl, Stolen.

Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne―who is blind―for ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet.

But the plan goes wrong and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy’s henchmen―this time for the kill. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase?

The Merciless III: Origins of Evil by Danielle Vega (The Merciless #3)

Published by Razorbill

July 11th 2017

The Merciless IIIBrooklyn knows that there’s no good without evil, no right without wrong. And when a helpless girl calls her teen helpline, whispering that someone is hurting her, Brooklyn knows that she needs to save her anonymous caller, even if it means doing something bad.

Her parents and friends assure her the call was probably a prank but Brooklyn has always had a tendency to take over, whether someone has asked for help or not.

She discovers the call came from Christ First Church and finds herself plunged into the cultish community of its youth group. She’s especially drawn to Gavin, the angelic yet tortured pastor’s son.

Torn between an unstoppable attraction to Gavin and her obsession with the truth, Brooklyn is forced to make a devastating choice to rid Christ Church of evil once and for all. . . . But the devil has plans for Brooklyn’s soul.

HISTORICAL

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder

Published by Philomel Books

June 13th 2017

An Uninterrupted View of the SkyIt’s 1999 in Bolivia and Francisco’s life consists of school, soccer, and trying to find space for himself in his family’s cramped yet boisterous home. But when his father is arrested on false charges and sent to prison by a corrupt system that targets the uneducated, the poor, and the indigenous majority, Francisco’s mother abandons hope and her family. Francisco and his sister are left with no choice: They must move into the prison with their father. There, they find a world unlike anything they’ve ever known, where everything—a door, a mattress, protection from other inmates—has its price.

Prison life is dirty, dire, and dehumanizing. With their lives upended, Francisco faces an impossible decision: Break up the family and take his sister to their grandparents in the Andean highlands, fleeing the city and the future that was just within his grasp, or remain together in the increasingly dangerous prison. Pulled between two equally undesirable options, Francisco must confront everything he once believed about the world around him and his place within it.

In this heart-wrenching novel inspired by real events, Melanie Crowder sheds light on a little-known era of modern South American history—where injustice still darkens the minds and hearts of people alike—and proves that hope can be found, even in the most desperate places.

Orphan, Agent, Prima, Pawn by Elizabeth Kiem (Dukovskaya #3)

Published by Soho Teen

August 22nd 2017

Orphan, Agent, Prima, PawnThe year is 1958, and sixteen-year-old Svetlana is stuck in a Moscow orphanage designated for the unwanted children of Stalin’s enemies. Ballet is her obsession and salvation, her only hope at shedding a tainted family past. Shveta’s dream is to make a new life as a dancer.

Her dream comes true: she’s invited to join The Bolshoi Ballet, whose power as a symbol of Soviet prowess is unmatched—except perhaps by the dreaded KGB secret police. Sveta is stunned when officers show up at her door. Inexplicably, they know about a fainting spell she once had: a trance she slipped into. Something like a vision.

Some very powerful people believe Sveta is capable of serving the regime as much more than a dancer. They want to enlist her against the West as a psychic spy. She must explore this other talent if she is to erase the sins of her family, if she is to dance on the world stage for the Motherland—if she is to survive.

COVER REVEALS WITHOUT SYNOPSIS

 


Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!

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July 2016 Releases + HAPPY CANADA DAY!

ANTICIPATED RELEASES

Hey guys!

Every month I post the books that I’m most excited about that are going to be released. For July I’m bringing you five exciting releases. Let’s check them out:


The Merciless II by Danielle Vega

Release Date: July 5th, 2016

The Merciless IISofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else . . . until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.

Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil. . . . Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Release Date: July 5th, 2016

This Savage SongThere’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

Release Date: July 26th, 2016

How to Hang a WitchSalem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials.

Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history is about to repeat itself.


Let me know if you guys are looking forward to any of these books this month! I really can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Until next time,

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HAPPY CANADA DAY

 

The Merciless II | Waiting on Wednesday [#10]

Waiting-On-Wednesday

Hey guys!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

So here’s what I’m waiting on this week!


The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores

Author: Danielle Vega
Series: The Merciless #2
Genre: YA, Horror
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: July 5th, 2016

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27209488Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else . . . until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.

Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil. . . . Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?

Readers won’t be able to look away from this terrifying read full of twists and turns that will leave them wondering, Is there evil in all of us?

Why I’m Waiting

Horror: check! Exorcisms: check! Danielle Vega: check!

I know this type of book isn’t for everyone (because you’re all a bunch of scaredy cats), BUT I can’t wait to be thrilled!!


What has you guys waiting this week? Let me know down below!

Until next time,

Sig New

Inside Out Book Tag

Inside-Out-Tag

Hey guys!

I was tagged by Lois from My Midnight Musing to do the Inside Out Book Tag. Thanks for the tag, and you guys should check out her awesome blog for me!!

Inside Out


A book that brings you joy.

Archie Vol. 1Archie Vol. 1 by Mark Waid. I recently read this one and I am blown away by how happy Archie and the gang still bring me joy. This a reboot of the classic group of friends we all most likely grew up reading in comics.

Archie is a world wide phenomenon now being re-imagined by the brilliant writer Mark Waid and illustrated by Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish. Somewhat of a new beginning for Archie and Co. Pick it up and fall back in love with Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica and even Reggie!

 

 

 

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A book that brings you sadness.

More Happy Than NotMore Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. This book is one sad story after another. There is no happy ending, but that’s ok too. The main character, Aaron learns that life will throw you many curve balls, but it is up to you on how you hit them.

Dealing with homosexuality, homophobia, suicide, abuse, and poor decisions, this book has it all. Grab your tissues, because you’re in for a sad one!

 

 

 

 

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A book that brings you fear.

MercilessThe Merciless by Danielle Vega. I haven’t even read this book yet, but the synopsis has me shitting myself. Here is a little snippet:

Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.

Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.”


 

A book that brings you anger.

The Shadow QueenThe Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine. A recent read of mine. And why you ask does this book bring me anger? Well, when you kill off the only likeable cahracter in the whole story, it tends to bring out the anger in me.

Maybe I’m the only one who felt this way, maybe I’m not. But if you’ve read it and feel the same way let me know! Let’s vent together. NOT EVEN THE DRAGONS COULD SAVE THIS BOOK FOR ME!

 

 

 

 

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A book that brings you disgust.

Althea & OliverAlthea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho. This book deals with rape in a poor way and I didn’t like it what so ever. I don’t have many words to describe how utterly repulsed I am of this story and it’s execution of such a sensitive subject matter.

I have read many other great books that deal with this in a much better way and will continue to read them. But this one can go burn for all I care.

 

 

 

 

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August 2015 Book Haul

Book HaulHey guys!

I’ve been trying to limit my book buying habits lately since I will be moving back home in a month and will have to bring a bunch of books back on the plane as it is. But who are we kidding? When it comes to books, I have no self control. None. Zero. Hence why I have almost 10 books on this haul.

Relax, sit back, and grab your tea because this might be a doozy!


Steel HeartSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Published by Ember

Released September 23rd 2014

Series: Reckoners #1

Paperback


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Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Published by Henry Holt & Co.

Released June 5th 2012

Series: The Grisha #1

Paperback

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Siege and StormSiege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Published by Henry Holt & Co.

Released June 17th 2013

Series: The Grisha #2

Paperback

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Ruin and Rising

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Published by Henry Holt & Co.

Released June 17th 2014

Series: The Grisha #3

Paperback

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More Happy Than Not

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Published by Soho Teen

Released June 2nd 2015

Series: N/A

Hardcover

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Crystal Kingdom

Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking

Published by St. Martin’s Press

Released August 4th 2015

Series: Kanin Chronicles #3

Paperback

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Merciless

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Published by Razorbill

Released June 9th 2014

Series: N/A

Paperback

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You Deserve a Drink

You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery by Mamrie Hart

Published by Plume

Released May 26th 2015

Series: N/A

Paperback

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A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

Published by Atria/Keywords Press

Released April 21st 2015

Series: N/A

Paperback

Until next time,

Sig New