Mundie Moms

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Happy book birthday to today's newest YA release. Here's what you'll find out on  book store shelves today:

Which new releases are you looking forward to picking up?
If you don't see a new release on our list, please leave us a comment and we'll get it added. Happy Reading! 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

In Memory of Ken Riggsby

It is with broken hearts that we are sharing with you that Sophie lost her husband unexpectedly last week. As you can imagine this was a complete shock and has been absolutely heartbreaking. Ken was not only an amazing father and husband, Sophie herself is absolutely amazing! I can't tell you how bad Emm and I wish we could portal there to be there for Sophie. She is our closest friend and we are devastated for her and her kids.  We are in constant communication with her, and we can tell you that they really appreciate and need a lot of prayers. Her amazing SIL has also set up a Go Fund Me to help cover costs for them. You can also click on the link here to donate. Most importantly, please keep Sophie, her kids, and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

SCAVENGE THE STARS by Tara Sims / Book Blitz + Giveaway #ScavengeTheStars

A brand new YA book, SCAVENGE THE STARS by Tara Sim, was released yesterday. Today I'm thrilled to team up with Rock Star blog tours to celebrate. This book blitz includes an excerpt you can read below and a giveaway for 3 finished copies of the book, courtesy of Disney Hyperion and Rockstar Book Tours. Keep reading for a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


Title: SCAVENGE THE STARS (Scavenge the Stars #1)
Author: Tara Sim
Pub. Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 336
Purchase it from: Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&aN, iBooks, Kobo , TBD
Add it to Goodreads

When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide.

Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.


Revenge. It was a simple word when spoken out loud, but it was so much bigger, like the hidden city under the atoll. It was a word of fire and blood, of a knife’s whisper and the priming of a pistol.

It was a word that consumed her, filled her entire being until she knew that she could no longer be Silverfish. Silverfish’s will was to survive, to simply make it to the next day, and hopefully the day after that. But that was no longer her will.

Now it was revenge.

Captain Zharo. Kamon Mercado. Moray.

They would all pay.


Tara Sim is the author of SCAVENGE THE STARS (Disney-Hyperion) and the TIMEKEEPER trilogy (Sky Pony Press) and writer of all things magic. She can often be found in the wilds of the Bay Area, California.

When she’s not writing about mischievous boys in clock towers, Tara spends her time drinking tea, wrangling cats, and occasionally singing opera. Despite her bio-luminescent skin, she is half-Indian and eats way too many samosas.

Tara is represented by Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Literary Agency.


3 winners will receive a finished copy of SCAVENGE THE STARS, US only.
Giveaway ends February 14th at midnight EST.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

OUT TODAY 1/7/2020

 The new year is off to a great start with book releases. Check out today's newest YA releases! These titles are out on book store shelves / available to purchase online now:

Which new releases are you looking forward to reading? 
Don't see a new release on the list? Just leave us a comment with the YA title and we'll add. Happy Reading! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

We're Back!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're back! We've missed our blogs, sharing our love of books, and talking to you. Last year was definitely a very interesting year that required taking time away from some things to focus the more important real life ones.  That meant taking a little break from Mundie Moms and Mundie Kids. While we didn't post much on our blogs, we did so a little bit more on social media. We missed chatting with readers here on the blog, but loved keeping in contact with you on social media. We're looking forward to being back and jumping back into the book mix. We've definitely missed talking books. Can we just say we're really looking forward to a new year!

Thank you to ALL of you who didn't give up on us, who reached out to us, and kept in touch. We really appreciate it. We also appreciate the publishers who didn't give up on us either. We loved featuring your books on social media. While our reading time we almost nonexistent, the schools we work in loved the books that we donated to them.

Here's to a Happy New Year! Here's to a new, blank page filled with unlimited possibilities. Here's to strength for getting through the hard days. Here's to many happy moments, not being afraid to go after your dream, and empowering yourself to you know YOU.CAN.DO.IT! Whatever that 'it' may be. May this year be your year to do all the things you haven't done, and letting go of the things that hold you back. Here's finding new books, letting go of the ones that don't interest us, treasuring the friendships that we've made all because of a book. Here's to knowing it's okay to walk away from things and recharge, while focusing on the things that are much more important.

Here's to reading all the books we didn't get to last year, and so many new ones this year!