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Monday, August 17, 2015

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy / Book Spotlight & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to today's book spot and giveaway for debut author, Alexandra Sirowy's THE CREEPING. The book hit stores tomorrow, but today 1 lucky reader can enter to win 1 Signed and Annotated ARC + characters' favorite candy + bookmark! First, here's al little bit about THE CREEPING.


By: Alexandra Sirowy
Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: 8.18.15
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Romance, friendship, and dark, bone-chilling fear fill the pages of a summertime thriller in the spirit of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again.

Now Stella is seventeen, and she’s over it. She’s the lucky one who survived, and sure, the case is still cloaked in mystery—and it’s her small town’s ugly legacy—but Stella is focused on the coming summer. She’s got a great best friend, a hookup with an irresistibly crooked smile, and two months of beach days stretching out before her. Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work. And before the summer ends, Stella will learn the hard way that if you hunt for monsters, you will find them.

About the Author

Alexandra lives in a small town in Northern California. Although it's fringed by forests and foothills like the town of Savage in THE CREEPING, it doesn’t have as many secrets (she thinks) or as dark of a history (fingers crossed). In addition to writing fiction, she loves traveling (Istanbul is her favorite), trees, lighthouses, seven layer cakes (who doesn’t?), running at dusk, music (the kind that makes your chest swell), and risky adventures. THE CREEPING is her debut novel. To learn more, visit her at and follow @AlexandraSirowy

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ShadowhuntersTV Weekly Wrap Up!

Happy Mundane Monday Shadowhunters! Check out some of the latest ShadowhuntersTV posts from Twitter. Wow, there's been a lot of awesome set pictures posted this week. I've been on vacation, and didn't have a chance to get all the pictures collected to share with you here. Be sure to check out for more! 

— McG (@McGsWonderland) August 10, 2015

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Catching Up With Cassandra Clare: Shadowhunters TV Series Pictures and More! / Mundane Monday #252

Happy Mundane Monday Shadowhunters! I hope y'all had a great weekend. I'm fresh off vacation, and catching up on some of the exciting posts Cassandra Clare shared last week on Tumblr. Check out these pictures of the Shadowhunters TV cast, and the new images for her The Mortal Instruments Series.

We LOVE this picture of Cassie from the Shadowhunters TV set with Harry, Kat and Matt (Magnus, Clary and Alec). Check out her post here.

Cassie shared a link to a great article from Variety, here. Clary faces the Silent Brothers! Check out this picture and read Variety's article, which talks about the Shadowhunters TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare's book series here.

Check out this picture of Izzy and her pendant, Cassie shared here, from the ShadowhutnersTV set. The pendant reacts to demons. 

The Lightwoods! Cassie shared this picture of Robert, Izzy, Max and Alec from the Shadowhunters TV series set here

Cassandra Clare talks trash with Matthew Daddario. I love his response.

Cassie teased fans with this snippet from the new Shadowhunters poster, which is coming soon! She confirmed the poster features everyone! I love this snippet! Check out her post here.

Fire & Thorns Series Read-Along: The Crown of Embers, Chapters 1-10 #ReadingRae

We're back! After taking a short break, we're back to talk more about Rae Carson's books. You can follow our discussions about Rae's book via our #READINGRAE hashtag. Today's book talk is for Rae's CROWN OF EMBERS. This is the second book in her The Girl of Fire and Thrones series. Today I'm briefly sharing my thoughts on the first 10 chapters of the book.


By: Rae Carson
Published by: Harper Collins
Released On: September 18th, 2012
Series: The Girl of Fire and Thorns #2
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She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.

Elisa is a hero.

She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trial of long-forgotten—and forbidden—clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom—despite everything—she is falling in love with.

If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.

My Thoughts

I love this series. I have loved that Rae wrote each book, so that the as soon as you're done with one book, you can pick up the next one and immediately jump right back into the story where the previous book left off. What stinks for this post, is that I picked up The Bitter Kingdom (book 3 in the series) by accident, and read the first 10 chapters of it. So, I will be updating my thoughts on the first ten chapters of The Crown of Embers shortly. I do have to say, that it's hard only read ten chapters at a time, because Rae's writing is so addicting. 

Find out what these fabulous bloggers had to say about last week's post, when we wrapped up discussing The Girl of Fire & Thorns. 

Next week we'll be talking about the next ten chapters of The Crown of Embers. We'd love to have you join our discussions! Pick up your copy of the book and read along! 

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