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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Mundie Moms Top 10 Most Anticipated 2017 Releases / Giveaway

As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to share our top 10 books we're looking forward to reading in 2017. We've got to be honest, this list might have been harder to compile than our top ten favorite reads of 2016. There are so MANY books being released in 2017 we can't wait to read. These lists are only a few of the ones we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Our Top 10 Most Anticipated 2017 Releases (not all titles are featured below, as not all the books on our list have covers out yet)


  1. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  2. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
  3. Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  4. A Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh
  5. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
  6. *Untitled Falling Kingdoms #6 by Morgan Rhodes
  7. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell 
  8. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
  9. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  10. Wonder Woman: Warnringer by Leigh Bardugo 
  11. Terra by A.C. Gaughen
  12. Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
  13. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I realize this is more than 10 books, but I couldn't add just 10. It was already hard enough compiling my huge list to just 13. 


  1. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare 
  2. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli 
  3. Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz 
  4. Untitled (Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 
  5. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro 
  6. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell 
  7. Wonder Woman: Warnringer by Leigh Bardugo 
  8. This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton 
  9. The Gatlon School for Vigilantes by Marissa Meyer 
  10. Untitled (Lock & Mori #3) by Heather W. Petty


  1. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare 
  2. Illuminae book 3 by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman 
  3. The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black 
  4. Love Oz YA Anthology by Aussie YA Authors 
  5. The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu 
  6. Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas 
  7. Nevernight book 2 by Jay Kristoff 
  8. The Galton School for Vigilantes by Marissa Meyer 
  9. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 
  10. Throne of Glass Book 6 by Sarah J Maas

What are some of your most anticipated 2017 releases? 

I'm really looking forward to the vast number of upcoming YA releases in the new year. I wish my TBR list was this small, but it's a list that never stops growing. There are just too many books I want to read. This year I'm looking forward to the book reviews, book features, blog tours and other features we have in store on the blog. 


I can't end the year without a giveaway. Today's giveaway features 3 arcs for books I'm really looking forward to reading. *see picture above* I read The Valiant awhile ago, and IT.IS.SO.GOOD! I'm excited to give someone else the chance to read it before it's out. 

This giveaway will have 3 winners, that way I can also open it up internationally. 1st winner gets their choice of arc, 2nd winner will get the second choice, and the 3rd winner will receive the remaining arc. Please read the terms and conditions included in the giveaway form before entering. This giveaway will end in 48 hrs, GOOD LUCK!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Mundie Moms Top Ten Reads of 2016 #TopTenof2016

It's that time of year where we count down our favorite reads, and mourn the never ending TBR pile we still didn't get through. That's what another New Year's resolution is for right? Like every year, we had the hardest time narrowing our lists down to 10. There were so many fantastic releases this year. It's always hard picking only a select few. Our lists include mostly releases from this year, a few from last year, and an upcoming 2017 release. 

Here are our Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2016:


  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  2. Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
  3. Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W. Petty
  4. See How They Run by Ally Carter
  5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 
  6. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  7. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallero
  8. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 
  9. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella 

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  2. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  3. Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
  4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  5. The Bronze Key by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare 
  6. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass
  7. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  8. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  9. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany
  10. Replica by Lauren Oliver 
There are way more books we loved reading this year, than what are listed above. For more of our favorite 2016 reads, check out our reviews herehere &  our post here. We highly recommend picking up these books! Trust us, there are many more books we didn't get reviewed or didn't have a chance to read, that will mostly likely end up on our 2017 favorites lists. You can check out all of our 2016 reviews here

We'd love to know, what were some of your favorite 2016 reads? 

Don't miss tomorrow's giveaway and list of our most anticipated 2017 releases! Our giveaway will include 3 must have arcs! 

Thursday, December 29, 2016


It's that time of year where we share our favorite reads of the year. I swear each year it gets harder and harder to narrow these lists down. One of our favorite lists is our debut author lists. We LOVE our debut authors. This year proved once again that debut authors have a serious talent for writing and story-telling. Some of these newcomers to the YA book scene have definitely made their mark. I think it's safe to say that each of these books grace our 'favorites' shelves.

Here are our favorite debut authors of 2016: 
  1. Blackhearts by Nichole Castroman
  2. The Crown's Games by Evelyn Skye 
  3. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  4. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  5. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  6. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
These books are definitely worth picking up! I can not wait to read their sequels. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

TOP 10 BEST BOOKS of 2016 / Top Ten Tuesday #64

Hello and welcome to this week's Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic is Top Ten Best Books of 2016. My previous Top Ten Tuesday post was, Ten Things I'm Thankful For This Year.

I have a love/hate relationships when it comes to end of the year posts. I love talking about the books I absolutely loved reading this year, and seeing what other readers loved, but I hate having to only pick a select few. There are so many great books we have read this year. 

Since we were already planning our own end of the year top 10 post (check out our full lists and our giveaway on Thursday), I'm going to share 5 of the books from each of our lists, for today's post.


  1. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (this book will be out in 2017, and it is SOOOO good!) 
  2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  5. Frozen Tides/Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  2. Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
  3. Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W. Petty
  4. See How They Run by Ally Carter
  5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  2. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  3. Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
  4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  5. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass

These are just a few of our favorite 2016 reads. What are some of your favorite reads this year?

Check out our full list of favorites kicking off on Thursday! Thursday through Saturday We'll be sharing are favorite 2016 reads, listing our top 10 most anticipated reads for 2017 and more. 

10th Anniversary Edition: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher / Book Blitz / Giveaway

Today I'm thrilled to team up with Penguin Random House to celebrate the 10th Anniversary! It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why was first released. Below you'll find out what this special edition includes, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. 

Since it's release, Thirteen Reasons Why has been a voice for the countless of unheard voices who have dwelt with bullying. It's a story that makes you realize that the things we say, and do, no matter how insignificant we think it is, will/can have a lasting impact on a person. Good or bad. This is also a story that proves that sometimes it takes just one person to speak up and do something. This story is a thought provoking read with a powerful message, and one each of us here on Mundie Moms recommends. You can check out my 4.5 review for it, here

You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past.The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

The #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic that's been changing lives for a decade gets a gorgeous revamped cover and never-before-seen additional content, including:
  • An introduction from its award-winning author, Jay Asher;
  • The until-now-secret alternate ending for Hannah and Clay that almost was;
  • Early notes and ideas of how the story came to be;
  • Deleted scenes;
  • And more!


Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) hardcover copies of the 10th Anniversary Edition of 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (ARV: $18.99).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on December 27, 2016 and 12:00 AM on December 28, 2016.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about January 2, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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