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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

OUT TODAY! 7/31/18 New YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday to today's newest releases! The month of July is ending with a great release day. Here's what you can out on bookstore shelves TODAY! 

Which new releases will you be picking up today?

Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy Birthday @CassieClare! #HBDCassie

‪Happy Birthday to the person who has given us incredible charcaters to fall in love with. Who does more for her fans than anyone I know. Who I have the honor of calling a good friend. ‪Happiest of Birthdays to one of the most incredible people I know, Cassandra Clare! Thank you for the stories you write, the inspiration that you are & most importantly for your friendship & all you do. I love & adore you. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Shadowhunter fans, join in the celebration! Don't forget to use the #HBDCassie when you do, so Cassie will see your posts. 

Don't miss our giveaways! Enter to win a set of these TDA enamel rune pins and post cards on both Twitter and Instagram. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

New To My Kindle: Late Summer & Fall 2018 Edition

This is the time of year where I realize that while I've been very selective with the book purchases I've made so far this year, all those pre-orders from months ago will soon be arriving! There are number of highly anticipated reads coming out over the next few months, and I am so excited to add them to my shelves. 

Here are the newest additions to my kindle. Look at these pretty covers. I feel like a kid in a candy store. I don't know which one to read first. 

2019 Releases

I'm really looking forward to partnering with each of these publishers to promote these books. Look for reviews, and blog tour stops coming soon! Which books are you looking forward to reading? 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

OUT TODAY! 7/24/18 New YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday to today's newest YA releases. Here's what you'll find out on bookstore shelves now:

Which new releases are you looking forward to reading? 

Monday, July 23, 2018

FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE by Sandhya Menon / Book Review #ToTwinkleWithLove

By: Sandhya Menon
Published by: Simon Pulse
Released on: May 22nd, 2018
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 4 Stars
Source: e-book from publisher in exchange for my honest review

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

A charming, incredibly fun read! Sandhya Menon's books are ones I know I'm absolutely going to enjoy when I picked them up. This book did everything I knew it would. It made me laugh, sigh, and absolutely fall in love with two characters who I wanted everything to work out just right for them, especially Twinkle. 

Twinkle is one of those characters you want to be friends with. There's something about her that I found so enduring, and extremely easy to like. Maybe it's the fact her journal entries are to her favorite female film makers, or maybe it's that Twinkle's story is one that really examines what it means to grow up, and find your place in the world, and chasing your dreams. Twinkle's story explores the ups and downs of growing up, finding your place in the world, the relationships you have (both within your family, and friendships), and of course there's also the possibly falling in love for the first time. This story is about all that, and I loved the way Twinkle brought all her experiences, and her feelings to life in this book. It was easy to relate to her, and to cheer her on.

This is definitely another Menon book worth picking up! I absolutely adore the way she writes her characters, their romance, and the mishaps that happen along the way. Menon's characters and their stories are ones I adore. I highly recommend picking up both this book, and Menon's debut, When Dimple Met Rishi. 

Snippet from THE WICKED ONES by Cassandra Clare & Robin Wasserman #GOTSM #Shadowhunters #MundaneMonday

Last week Cassie gave us a sneak peak of the cover of THE WICKED ONES featuring Celine, Jace's mom, here. Now she's given us a snippet from Celine's story. Shared here, above is what Cassie shared, along with this:

Ready to meet Jace’s mom,? She just might surprise you. Coming in September: The Wicked Ones, Part Six of Ghosts of the Shadow Market by me and Robin Wasserman. #gotsm #two #tsc

The Wicked Ones is the 6th installment in the Ghosts of Shadow Market, and will be out on September 11, 2018. 


Celine Montclaire goes to the Shadow Market to escape. She would go anywhere in Paris, or the entire world, to escape the suffering she experiences at the hands of her family. She did not expect to meet Valentine Morgenstern there, or to have him promise her freedom and the heart of the man she secretly loves. On one condition, of course. At the Shadow Market, nothing is for free.

. @CassieClare Shares Another Sneak of The QUEEN OF AIR And DARKNESS Poster #Shadowhunters #QOAAD #MundaneMonday

Happy Mundane Monday Shadowhunter fans! Cassie has treat fans to another sneak peak into the exclusive Queen of Air and Darkness poster that comes with the first editions of the book. Shared here, this is what she said of the image above:

More from Alice Duke’s full color poster for the first edition of Queen of Air and Darkness. From left: Cristina, Kieran, Diego, Drusilla, Jaime. Last reveal will be Emma and Jules. :) I love how badass everyone looks marching off to do battle with evil. As far I know, the poster will be in all first editions of Queen printed in English, in the US/Can, Uk/Ireland/Aus/NZ/SA and wherever international editions in English are sold (Singapore, India, Philippines, etc.) I love Alice’s art and will certainly miss my TDA babies! #tda #tsc

The image below is one she previously shared here. I'm looking forward to seeing the full poster. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

. @CassieClare Shares New Unidentified Snippet Featuring Magnus #Shadowhunters

Cassie Clare has shared a new unidentified snippet here on Tumblr. This snippet features Magnus. Any guesses as to what book it's from? 

Unidentified snippet

It was late, and someone was trying to break into the High Warlock of Brooklyn’s apartment.
​Magnus Bane, the High Warlock in question, felt this behavior was rash and foolish. He’d been passed out on his still-made bed, too exhausted to slip under the burgundy and emerald sheets, or even take off his robe, when he heard the noise of his window sliding open. He was grateful for the robe. He felt it would be demoralizing to face housebreakers in nothing but silk pajama bottoms. 
​Also, the housebreakers had done nothing to deserve such a sight.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

. @CassieClare Shares Cover Teaser for THE WICKED ONES (#GOTSM #6) / #Shadowhunters

Who else is loving this teaser from the cover for THE WICKED ONES, that Cassie shared today on social media. Here's what she shared via her Tumblr post here:

Celine Herondale. A detail from the cover of THE WICKED ONES, Ghosts of the Shadow Market #6, the backstory of Jace’s doomed mother Celine. The whole cover will revealed on my mailing list this month - sign up at You might be surprised to see who else is on the cover too…. #gotsm

I can't wait to see more of this cover. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Out Today! 7/17/18 New YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday to today's newest YA releases! Here's out what's out on bookstore shelves today:

Which new releases are you looking forward to reading?

Monday, July 16, 2018

DOCTOR WHO: WHO-OLOGY REGENERATED EDITION: The Official Miscellany by Cavan Scott, Mark Wright / THE BOOK OF WHONIVERSAL RECORDS by Simon Guerrier / Book Reviews #DoctorWho

If you're a Doctor Who fan, you'll want to check out today's reviews. These two books were both released this year from Harper Design (Harper Collins), and are definitely books you'll want to pick up and add to your Doctor Who collection. Filled with fun facts, trivia, the history of Doctor Who, pictures and more, these are two books I'd recommend adding to your Doctor Who collection! I've included more information about each book below, as well as my review for both.  


By: Cavan Scott & Mark Wright 
Published by: Harper Design
Released on: May 8th, 2018
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Rating: 5 stars
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review 

The official miscellany, celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who.

Do you know your Sontarans from your Silurians? What are the 40 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey? Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he's visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show's entire run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Trenzalore, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS. With tables, charts and illustrations dotted throughout, as well as fascinating lists and exhaustive detail, you won't believe the wonders that await. Are you ready? Then read on, you clever boy. And remember.

Everything you wanted to know about Doctor Who is answered in this book! WHO-OLOGY: The Official Miscellany celebrates over 55 years of Doctor Who. That includes the 12th Doctor's final episode. Though we still may be in denial over it really being over. This must have book includes fun facts, time lines, charts, lists, a lot of in-depth details, and also features illustrations through the book. Essentially all of the questions we've had, are answered in this book. 

I loved the fascinating details about the Doctor Who world. This book is chalk full of everything you wanted to know about Doctor Who, and than some. My favorite is the timeline and details of Doctor Who that starts from the very beginning and ends at the very end of the series run. Also included in the book that I found fascinating; the appendix of the story lists, the list of the various doctors who have played Doctor Who, the Tardis library, numerous facts about the characters (good and bad), details about the universe, and so much more. 

If you're a Doctor Who fan, you'll want to pick up this book. It's almost as good as if you could step into the Tardis and go back to when it all started.... almost. This book is definitely worth adding to your Doctor Who collection. 


By: Simon Guerrier
Published by: Harper Design
Released on: January 2nd, 2018
Purchase from: Harper Collins & other online retailers
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Rating: 4 stars

A fact-packed, full-color illustrated collection of records that celebrates the best, biggest and most memorable moments from the world of Doctor Who.
Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records is a handy compilation of the greatest—and strangest—details from the brilliant, imaginative world of Doctor Who. Bursting with firsts and bests both human and alien, this expansive compendium has the answer to any and every question about the Doctor, his companions and adversaries, and his adventures through time and space.
Discover a multi-universe of astounding facts, figures, and fun—from the biggest explosion in the universe to the first human to time-travel; from the longest fall through space to the shortest life-form that ever lived—inside this ultimate must-have reference. Filled with full-color images throughout, Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records is a must for every Doctor Who devotee everywhere . . . and everywhen.
A Whovian twist on bestselling gift reference books such as The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, this informative and entertaining digest features a cool graphic cover with special effects that reflects the Doctor Who aesthetic.
Filled with fun-facts, trivia, and full color pictures make this a book Whovians will enjoy flipping through. I liked that this book gives fans just enough information that will keep Doctor Fans flipping through the pages. It's not overly detailed, which makes this a fun, quick, entertaining read for fans of all ages. 

I liked that this book is one that's fun to pick up flip through the pages to look at the pictures, or to sit and read up on trivia and fun facts. One of the cool features this book includes is the huge list of awards this show has won over the years. It was also fun seeing the pictures of the various Doctor Who's from over the years. There's definitely something for every aged fan in this book. It's worth adding to your Doctor Collection.

*Thank you to Harper Design for providing copies of both books in exchange for my honest reviews.