Mundie Moms

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New York Comic Con Exclusive | The Mortal Instruments Coloring Book

Cassie tweeted a NYCC exclusive a few hours ago. If you stop by Simon Teen's booth #2128, you can pick up exclusive pages from The Mortal Instruments coloring book! Most of us won't get this until April 25th. So, hurry, Mundie Moms!!!

KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold / Blog Tour: Author's Playlist

Welcome to the next stop in the KIDS OF APPETITE blog tour, hosted by Penguin. I'm so thrilled to share David's playlist for the book. Before I share it, here's a little bit about his new release:

By: David Arnold
Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers
Released on: September 20th, 2016
Purchase from: PenguinAmazon | B&N
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The bestselling author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss.   

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. 

The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.  

This is a story about:  

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey. 
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter. 
3. One dormant submarine. 
4. Two songs about flowers. 
5. Being cool in the traditional sense. 
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites. 
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country. 
9. A story collector. 
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk. 
11. Falling in love with a painting. 
12. Falling in love with a song. 
13. Falling in love.


We love finding out which songs authors listened to while writing there books. Today I'm excited to share with you David's playlist for KOA. Here are some songs he shared with us, that were part of his playlist while writing KOA! 

The Flower Duet

*All links go to the music videos on Youtube

Week One:
Monday, 9/19: Owl Always Be Reading (Review)
Tuesday, 9/20: Bookish Lifestyle (Top 5 Reasons to Read KoA)
Wednesday, 9/21: Perpetual Page Turner (Interview)
Thursday, 9/22: YA Bibliophile (Review)
Friday, 9/23: Fiction Fare (Favorite KoA Quotes)
Week Two: 
Monday, 9/26: Bookiemoji (CYO KoA Group of Misfits)
Tuesday, 9/27: Here’s to Happy Endings (Review)
Wednesday, 9/28: Grownup Fangirl (Review + Instagram)
Thursday, 9/29: Book Addict’s Guide (Review)
Friday, 9/30: ButterMyBooks (KoA Bookish Scents)
Week Three:
Monday, 10/3: YA Wednesdays (What Makes You a KoA)
Tuesday, 10/4: Lost in Lit (KoA Lookbook/Mood Board)
Wednesday, 10/5MundieMoms (KoA Playlist)
Thursday, 10/6Andi’s ABCs (Review)
Friday, 10/7Bookworm Everlasting (Review + Instagram)

ROAR by Cora Carmack / Waiting on Wednesday #285

By: Cora Carmack
Published by: Tor Teen
To Be Released on: June 13th, 2017
Series: Stealing Storms #1
Pre-Order from: Amazon
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In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

This stunning cover was just recently released, my word, I love it! Just prior to the cover reveal I had heard some great buzz about this book. This one is already on my TBR list! I'm a big fan of Cora's books, and I'm so thrilled she's writing a YA book. This book sounds SOOO good! It won't be out until next summer, but it's already up for pre-order on Amazon. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Which book are you waiting to get your hands on?