Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | Mar 14 – Mar 20

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Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of Mar 14 – Mar 20. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

CONTEMPORARY

The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle

Published by Entangled Teen

June 7th 2016

Driven by a social-media-addicted, nerdy heroine, this charming, thought-provoking coming-of-age story is PITCH PERFECT at opera camp.

How to Make Out by Brianna R. Shrum

Published by Sky Pony Press

September 6th 2016

Sixteen-year-old Renley needs three thousand dollars for the math club’s trip to New York City, and she knows exactly how to get it: she’s going to start a how-to blog where people pay for answers to all of life’s questions from a “certified expert.” The only problems: 1) She doesn’t know how to do anything but long division and calculus. 2) She’s totally invisible to people at school. And not in a cool Gossip Girl kind of way.

Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinksi

Published by Swoon Reads

April 18th 2017

Meg is newly single since Sophia went off to college, and she doesn’t particularly like it. When her best friend Linus refuses to approach Danny, the boy he likes, she finds the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. And Danny seems interested enough, but Linus continues to be oblivious, and maybe Sophia isn’t quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was…

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

March 7th 2017

Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.

The Memory of Things

The Memory of Things by Gae Polishner

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

September 6th 2016

The powerful story of two teenagers finding friendship, comfort, and first love in the days following 9/11 as their fractured city tries to put itself back together.

FANTASY

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (Brooklyn Brujas #1)

Published by Sourcebooks

September 6th 2016

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Timekeeper #1)

Published by Sky Pony Press

November 1st 2016

Two o’clock was missing.

In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

Mystery

We Know It Was You

We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash (Strange Truth #1)

Published by Simon Pulse

October 4th 2016

Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague—dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot—hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River.

Just like that, she’s gone.

Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.

Sci-Fi

Willful Machines

Willful Machines by Tim Floreen

Published by Simon Pulse

October 18th 2016

The closeted son of an ultra-conservative president must keep a budding romance secret from his father while protecting himself from a sentient computer program that’s terrorizing the United States—and has zeroed in on him as its next target—in this “socially conscious sci-fi thriller to shelve between The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet


 

Well that’s it for this week! Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!

Until next time,

Sig New

Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | Feb 29 – Mar 6

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Hey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of Feb 29 – Mar 6. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

CONTEMPORARY

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

Published by Henry Holt and Co.

October 4th 2016

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.

All in Pieces by Suzanne Young

Published by Simon Pulse

November 8th 2016

From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes a heartrending new novel about a girl struggling to deal with anger issues while taking care of her younger brother with special needs.

MYSTERY

Local Girl Swept Away

Local Girl Swept Away by Ellen Wittlinger

Published by Merit Press

June 15th 2016

Stark, uncompromising, seductive, beautiful – this describes the tourist town of Cape Cod, where a young woman’s body remains to be found. Three friends struggle to come to terms with their missing leader and with the secrets each endeavor to hide.

FANTASY

Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1)

Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers

January 2017

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)

Published by Titan Books Ltd (UK)

June 7th 2016

In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.

Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

Published by Holiday House Inc.

September 1st 2016

Building on homages to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Austen’s Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular and wholly original debut.

Invincible by Dawn Metcalf (The Twixt #4)

Published by Harlequin Teen

July 26th 2016

Love must be stronger than fear, stronger than fate. 

Invincible. 

The future of two worlds depends on it. 

As she fights to protect her friends and family and to unite two disparate worlds, Joy has to trust that some bonds are stronger than magic.

SCI-FI

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (The Illuminae Files #2)

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

October 18th 2016

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”

Boy Robot by Simon Curtis (Boy Robot #1)

Published by Simon Pulse

November 15th 2016

Boy Robot is the first in a planned science fiction trilogy that follows a group of synthetic cell human teens with special abilities as they fight against the government organization that created them and now wants to destroy them.


Well that’s it for this week! Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

 

 

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker | REVIEW

The Witch HunterThe Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Published by Little, Brown Books on June 2nd 2015
Genres:
Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Magic, Historical
Pages: 368
Format:
Hardcover

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Your greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.


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The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker is the first book in The Witch Hunter series. It follows main protagonist Elizabeth Grey as she goes from being one of the kingdoms best witch hunter, to being thrown in prison, saved from prison, and then asked to save the man she thought was her enemy.


The-Witch-Hunter-Plot-+-WritingBeing a huge fan of the witchy genre I knew I had to get my hands on this book! It was such a great adventure from beginning to end. A great storyline, awesome cast of characters, cool action sequences, and satisfying ending to a first book. But not all was perfect for me. The pacing at times was a bit dry and slow and the fact that the king is mentioned several times but I don’t remember meeting him in the story. If he is important enough to keep popping up in conversation, then I feel he should have a bigger part in the story, or at least help progress it better.

But enough of that, let’s talk about the awesome that is The Witch Hunter. This book will have you hooked with tons of fighting, demon slaying, witch hunting badassery. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses which we get to see explored in the story. Boecker’s writing style will keep you engaged and wanting more and more page after page. She brilliantly creates a world unlike any other taking bits and pieces from real life history to make it that much more authentic!


The-Witch-Hunter-CharactersI loved that Elizabeth goes from hunting down the most powerful wizard in the world to then teaming up with him to save the kingdom from an even bigger enemy that’s right under her nose. This plot twist made for an epic adventure ride of a storyline!

Out of all the characters in the book only two really stuck with me. The sweet and gentle John, and the trickster revenant Schuyler. I couldn’t help but fall in love with John as a character. He is such a sweetheart to Elizabeth even after he finds out her big secret. And the way he takes care of Nicholas like a dutiful grandson type. Do boys this sweet even exist anymore? And then you have the complete opposite, badass too cool for you Schuyler. Although he is the dangerous bad boy, he still has a soft heart when it comes to Fifer and her well being. They’re hilarious banter made for some funny and interesting dialogue throughout the book!


The-Witch-Hunter-SettingThe Witch Hunter takes place in an alternate 16th century England. In the height of the executions of the witches, no one is safe. I really liked the way that the Boecker really brought the world to life. We get the sense of wreckage and poverty within the villages that the peasants live and also the elegance and rich atmosphere that the royals reside. The descriptions of the wardrobe was spot on and very fitting for the time period. It was also filled with many magical elements like Nicholas’ magical galaxy he creates in the dining hall or the secret forest that is created to hold the secret magic party.


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I highly recommend The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker. If you’re a lover of witches and all things magical, you won’t be disappointed. Let me know if you’ve read this book, and what you thought of it in the comments! Let’s start a conversation~

Ratings

Plot  = 4/5

Writing = 5/5

Characters = 3.5/5

Setting = 4/5

Until next time,

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The-Witch-Hunter-About-the-Author

Author6Virginia Boecker recently spent four years in London obsessing over English medieval history, which formed the basis of her debut novel, The Witch Hunter. She now lives in the Bay Area, California with her husband and spends her days writing, reading, running, and chasing around her two children and a dog named George.

In addition to English kings, nine-day queens, and Protestant princesses, her other obsessions include The Smiths, art museums, champagne, and Chapstick.