Mundie Moms

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Mundie Moms Turns 12 TODAY / #ChainOfIron Giveaway

 

Mundie Moms is 12 today!!! Wow, that flew by so fast! When we first started, we started out as a Shadowhunters fansite / YA blog who hosted monthly and sometimes weekly live author chats. We loved those days! We also love all the book adventures we’ve been on from NYC, to LA, movie set visit, red carpet premiere, a lot of author events, moderating a lot of fantastic events, and meeting so many readers along the way. Thank you for all your support. We have loved sharing in the excitement of book releases, reading teasers and fangirling over our favorite characters with you (Will Herondale is the best). Thank you to all authors & publishers for your support of us. Especially, I’m forever grateful for the friendships. These friendships have seen us through it all. Book friends really do make the best of friends. ❤️


DON’T FORGET TO ENTER TO WIN! In celebration of today’s 12th anniversary, we’re hosting an international giveaway for Chain of Iron! Please see our post (2 posts ago) to enter to win! Giveaway ends tonight! Enter to win here

CHAIN OF IRON LETTER GAME #ChainofIron

 

Hello Shadowhunters, 

Did you catch last week's Chain of Iron Letter Game letters? Last week we were one of five Instagram accounts / fansites to participate in Cassandra Clare's letter game. Below are the letters we shared (click on the images to enlarge them):











Check out our Instagram page to find out more about the #ChainOfIronLetterGame 

Friday, February 5, 2021

FABLE by Adrienne Young / Book Review

 

By: Adrienne Young

Published by: Wednesday Books / MacMillan

Released on: 9/1/2020

Series: Fable Book 1 

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Read an excerpt here 


ABOUT THE BOOK

Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology.

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn't who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they're going to stay alive. 

Fable takes you on a spectacular journey filled with romance, intrigue and adventure.


MY THOUGHTS 

What’s a recent read that swept you off your feet? Mine is FABLE by Adrienne Young. I love Adrienne’s Sky In The Deep. Fable is another one of her books I have completely fallen in love with. 

Fable was captivating and a book I couldn’t put down. This story has all the elements I love; action, romance, intrigue, danger, characters whose stories I want to know more of, and a strong willed main character I absolutely loved getting to know. Fable is a strong willed character who doesn’t give up. She’s a survivor, a fighter and someone who will stop at nothing to protect those she comes to care about. 

This book's setting was fabulous. I love a good high seas setting. This book's setting is on board a ship at sea, an island, and at port. It's definitely a dangerous world, but one Fable knows how to navigate all too well. Young's writing is so vivid, that it's easy to picture Fable's world, and the characters who make up her story. 

I loved this book! This book is further proof why Adrienne Young is one of my auto buy authors. I am so glad there is a sequel, Namesake, which will be out on 3/16/21. 


 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

BRIGHTLY WOVEN Graphic Novel / Book Review



It’s a big release day today. One of my highly anticipated releases is the BRIGHTLY WOVEN the graphic novel. 

I first fell in love with Brightly Woven back in 2010 when the book was first released. You can read our review and features for it here. This graphic novel reminded me of all the things I enjoyed about Sydelle and North’s story. Leigh Dragoon’s adaptation and Kit Seaton’s illustrations were spot on. I’m thrilled to add this graphic novel beside my copy of Brightly Woven. 

Whether you’re a long time fan of Alex Bracken's debut, or new to the story of Sydelle and North Dragoon's graphic novel adaptation is worth picking up. And yes, I’m still hoping for more of Sydelle and North’s story.... I know it’s wishful thinking, but still. 

Thank you to Disney Book for providing me a copy of this book to review. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a magical graphic novel about discovering your own power, perfect for fans of the Amulet series and Howl's Moving Castle. 

Extraordinary things just don't happen to fourteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabil, a talented weaver who dreams about life outside of her tiny village. But that all changes when a mysterious young wizard named Wayland North appears and asks for Sydelle's help. He's got a shocking secret that could stop a war between kingdoms-if he can reach the capital with the news in time. North needs a navigator who can mend his magical cloaks, and Sydelle is perfect for the job. 

As Sydelle and North race against the clock to deliver their message, they must contend with unusually wild weather and a dark wizard who will do anything to stop them. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers more about North's past and her own strange abilities, she realizes that the fate of the kingdom may rest in her fingertips.

Find out more information about the book from Disney, here

February TBR



Hello February! It's been awhile since we've posted here on the blog. We're looking forward to getting back into blogging. Though, a lot of our posting is done on Instagram, we want to diversify what we'll be featuring here on the blog. We have some fun ideas to share in addition to book reviews. We're also looking forward to giving the blog a much needed makeover. We're still in the process of planning that out. 

There are a lot of great releases coming out this year, and some highly anticipated ones for this year. What's on your TBR pile this month? Pictured are a few of the books I'm planning on reading this month. 

This month I’m doing some re-reads, new reads & have few books on my Kindle I need to get read. Plus a few preorders that should be arriving this month. I just finished rereading From Blood and Ash for the 3rd or 4th time. It's such a good book. 

What are some books you're looking forward to reading this month? 

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