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Thursday, September 28, 2017

THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins / Book Review #TheresSomeoneInsideYourHouse


By: Stephanie Perkins
Published by: Dutton
To Be Released on: September 26th, 2017
Pre-Order from: The Publisher | Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads
An arc of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii.

Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.
 
Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down. 


Stephanie Perkins has written some of my favorite YA contemporary books, but this thriller is a whole new side to Perkins I wasn't excepting, and it was oh so good! I absolutely adore Perkins, and her books, but, WOW! She has found her other niche with YA thrillers/murder mysteries. Normally I'm not a horror/thriller fan, but being the huge Perkins fan that I am, I had to read this one. I'm so glad I did. This book is so good!

I felt like I was watching a 90's teen thriller where it's painfully obvious who the killer is, but I'm so wrapped up into the movie, I for the life of me, can't figure it out. There's Someone Inside Your House is like playing Clue (I always knew it was Crnl. Mustard with a candlestick in the library. Just saying), normally I can figure out 'the who done it' when it comes to YA books, but I could not figure this one out! Perkins kept me guessing all the way to the end. Even then, it was still a complete shocker. I love that Perkins kept me guessing, and made it impossible for me to figure it out the killer was. 

There are some well written characters in this book. It was interesting seeing how some of them went from suspects to characters I liked, and others went from characters I liked to suspects I had doubts about. I had a growing list of suspects as I read this book, and not once did I have the actual killer on my list. Perkins is an evil mastermind when it came to writing this book. Each time a murder happened I found myself crossing a suspect or suspects off my list, and adding new ones. As the story progressed, my theories on who it was, changed (you can read my theories on who it was prior to the book's release here). 

I really like that the romance, and dialogue that I've loved about Perkins contemporaries was evident in this book. It may not have been at the heart of the story like her other books, but it was still there in bits and pieces. I also enjoyed the diversity with the characters. Story wise, there are some minor things that I questioned, like a flashback scene, and few other things that felt a little out of place when it came to some of the characters and some dialogue. 

Over all, this was a fun, fast paced thrilling read that I finished in an afternoon. There's Someone Inside Your Side is the kind of book who's setting, characters, and entire feeling of the book makes is nearly impossible to stop reading. It may not be a terrifying horror story, but it is definitely gruesome and lives up to the creepy, thriller hype.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cassie Clare Teases "GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET: An Anthology of Tales" Cover #Shadowhunters


Cassie Clare teased Shadowhunters with a teaser of the cover for GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET: An Anthology of Tales. Here's what she said on her Instagram post today:

"GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET: An Anthology of Tales. Full cover and synopsis coming soon . . ."

I am LOVING this cover, and can not wait to see the full cover.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WARCROSS by Marie Lu / Blog Tour: Book Review / Favorite Quotes & Giveaway #WARCROSS


Welcome to the next stop in the WARCROSS blog tour. I'm so thrilled to celebrate the newest release from Marie Lu. This is one my favorite Marie Lu book yet. Below you'll find my spoiler free review, a few of my favorite quotes, and a giveaway! First, about the book.

ABOUT THE BOOK


By: Marie Lu
Published by: Putnam 
Released on: September 12th, 2017
Series: Warcross #1
Purchase from: Penguin/Random House | Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads
Rating: 5 Stars - I LOVED IT
Source: arc/book from publisher / purchased book

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.


In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

 WARCROSS is an action packed, adrenaline rush, fast paced read. I couldn't devour this book fast enough. Lu delivers on everything I've loved about her previous books, and takes it to the next level in this one. With vibrant storytelling, intriguing characters, danger, romance and vibrant world building that makes you feel like you were in Tokyo playing in the game, this book left me wanting more. I loved every moment of this book and I can not wait for it's sequel. 

WARCROSS makes me feel like I just jumped out on a video game and hoped right back into reality, only now I want to go back. Normally I'm not a fan of sci-fi books, but, but that's because they weren't written by Marie Lu. Lu has a niche for creating stories that infuse a wide range of elements, and crafts them to work with her stories so that they effortlessly come to life. This book is one smart, clever, thrill ride of a story. From street smarts, to computer smarts, gaming, spying, romance, and danger, this was my kind of read. 

Emika is one strong, totally awesome, smart character. She's had her fair share of rough and tough times, but she fuels that into her own personal strength. She's a character I admired, and liked from the get go. She doesn't make excuses for the hand life has dwelt her. Instead, she tries to make the most of it. She's the kind of character that had me rooting for her from page one. She is who she is, and I loved that about her. 

Aside from Emika's WARCROSS teammates, most of whom I liked, I absolutely love the way Lu writes her so called villain(s). The reason being is because I completely understood both of their motives. I don't know if that makes them scarier because of that, or not. It definitely made one of them more relatable. Which definitely makes him realistic in so many ways, easier to understand. Talk about creating a character you're torn between loving and hating.... my word.

In true Marie Lu fashion, there is a gut wrenching twist that leaves me beyond anxious to get my hands on this sequel! My word, that ending was so good! Thank you to Marie Lu, I'm now her #1 fan of her sci-fi thriller. I absolutely LOVED this book! Really, what's not to love about an action packed story set in the bustling high tech city of Tokyo. I really enjoyed that this book is much more than a gaming book, though I love the gaming aspect to it. At it's heart, it's a story about survival, trusting in yourself, and figuring out the blurred line between right and wrong. Okay, there's so much more than that to it, but this is spoiler free, so you'll need to pick up the book and read it for yourself.

I have a new favorite Marie Lu book. WARCROSS was everything I wanted and nothing I had excepted it to be. This is a diverse book I highly recommend picking up!

FAVORITE QUOTES

* "Every locked for has a key. Every problem has a solution."

* "Death has a habit of cutting straight through every careful line you've drawn between your present and your future."

* "..... my heart suspended somewhere between one choice and another, unsure where to go next."

* "... it's too easy to loose yourself in an illusion."

* "I am tumbling from a storm of sensations, unsure what to focus on, wanting to drink it all in at the same time, struggling for the perfect words."

* "... sometimes, people kick you to the ground at recess abacus they think they shape of your eyes is funny. They lung at your because they see a vulnerable body. Or a different skin color. Or a difficult name. Or a girl. They think that you won't hit back-that you'll just lower your eyes and hide. And sometimes, to protect yourself, to make it go away, you do. But sometimes, you find yourself standing in exactly the right position, wielding exactly the right weapon to hit back. So I hit. I hit fast and hard and furious. I hit with nothing but the language whispered between circuits and wires, the language that can bring people to their knees."


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and one Pembroke Welsh corgi.

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FOLLOW THE TOUR

Week One:
September 4 – The Reading Nook Reviews – Review
September 5 – Bookiemoji – Book Photography
September 6 – Fiction Fare – Review
September 7 – BookCrushin – Review 
September 8 – The Fandom – Author Q&A

Week Two:
September 11 – Lost in Lit – Book Photography
September 12 – Alexa Loves Books – Author Guest Post | Marie’s Favorite Video Games
September 13 – Little Lillie Reads – Review
September 14 – YA Wednesdays
September 15 – Live Love Read

Week Three:
September 18 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – 5 Reasons to Read Warcross
September 19 – The Young Folks – Review
September 20 – Once Upon a Twilight – Guess the Story in GIFs
September 21 – Arctic Books – Warcross Mood Board
September 22 – Book Nerd Addicts – Author Q&A

Week Four:
September 25 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Author Q&A + Event Recap
September 26 –Mundie Moms – Favorite Quotes
September 27 – YA Bibliophile – Review
September 28 – Icey Books – Warcross Quote Candy
September 29 – Super Space Chick – Review & Favorite Video Games

Midnight Tales Tour / Blog Tour #LeighBardugo #TheLanguageofThorns #MidnightTales #GrishaVerse


It's finally out! Leigh Barudgo's THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic is out TODAY! I can not wait for my preorder to be delivered today. To celebrate today's release, we were asked to create a post that tied in folklore and fairytales and The Language of the Thorns. Originally I was going to do a list of favorites, but decided to go with a picture. 

I am a sucker for fantasy. I have always loved the folklore, myths and legends that tie into a well crafted fantasy story. They add a feeling to the story that I love. Leigh Bardugo is a writer who's created some of my all time favorite reads. Her Grishaverse are some of my favorite books, which is one of the reasons why I can not wait to read this book. I'm looking forward to being back in the Grisha world, and getting a behind the scenes look into the lore and legends of their stories and history.

The Language of the Thorns is a collection of stories that gives fans and readers a more detailed look into the rich history of the Grisha world. I imagine these stories are ones that have been passed down for generations, and ones the characters themselves have heard a number of times. I'm curious to know which one of these was a favorite of the Darkling as a child..... I'm guessing probably all of them. 

ABOUT THE BOOK



By: Leigh Bardugo
Published by: Imprint / Macmillan 
Released on: September 26th, 2017
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads
Find out more here

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.
Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.
Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.
This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. 

Find Leigh online: Website | Twitter | Instagram Facebook | Goodreads 


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Leigh's on the road to celebrate the release of Midnight Tales. Be sure to catch her at one of these stops.

OUT TODAY! 9/26/17 New YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday to today's newest YA releases!


September kicked off with some awesome releases, and it's wrapping up with some equally awesome new releases. Check out today's list of new YA books, out on book store shelves now!


 
  1. THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, Imprint
  2. THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins,Dutton
  3. AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret Rogerson, Maragret K. McElderry Books
  4. INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin, Little Brown
  5. STARFISH by Akemi Dawn Bowman, Simon Pulse
  6. CARRY ME HOME by Jessica Therrien, Acorn 
  7. THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt, Katherine Tegen Books
  8. The Fire Queen by Emily R. King, Skyscape
  9. THE RAVENOUS by Amy Lukavics, Harlequin Teen 
  10. SAVAGE by Nicole Conway, Month9Books
  11. HOUSE OF ASH by Hope Cook, Amulet Books
  12. THE DARK ASSASSIN by Joseph Delaney, Greenwillow Books
Which new books will you be picking up today? 

Monday, September 25, 2017

It's Banned Books Week This Week! #BannedBooksWeek


It's one of our favorite weeks of the book year.... the time when we proudly celebrate READING BANNED BOOKS for BANNED BOOKS WEEK. I know, it seems comical that we're still living in a time when books gets banned. We're moms, we get it. There are some books we don't necessarily want our kids reading (at least not until they're older), but we'd never take the right a way from someone else's child or even an adult, to read a book. 

Working in education, I can tell you the importance of having a variety of books that a variety of kids can identity with. Books are powerful tools, and it's important for kids/teens/everyone, to have access to them. It's frustrating that yet again, we're still talking about banned books. 

Here are some of the most banned books.


I'm a proud reader of most every book on the list. There are only a couple books I didn't read. Funny enough, a number of these books were ones I read in high school like; Wuthering Heights, Animal Farm, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Brave New World, 1984, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Cather in the Rye. The others I read for fun. 

Check out the list of 2016's most banned books. Here are a few of the 10 most channeled, out of the 323 challenges last year: **I only included the kids and YA books off the list. 
  1. This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
  2. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
  3. George written by Alex Gino
  4. I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
  5. Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan
  6. Looking for Alaska written by John Green
  7. *is an adult book
  8. *is an adult book
  9. Little Bill (series) written by Bill Cosby and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood
  10. Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell
Find out more about this list here. Sadly, it's not surprising that a number of the banned books included LGBTQ issues. Let me tell you how heartbreaking it is to hear kids say they don't want their peers to know their parents are gay, because they're worried about what kinds of things other kids will say to them. That's just one reason why kids needs access to books where they can relate and find themselves in the stories so they don't have to feel alone. To date, Two Boys Kissing is the only book that I highlighted countless passages from, because David's writing is just so moving. This is about love, and acceptance and it's one that definitely made me see things in a whole new light. I even donated a copy of it to my local library.

Did you know? 


As a parent, I get that there are books that are not suitable for all kids. However, all readers deserve access to books. Whether or not your it's okay for your kid to read a book, there are kids that deserve the right to read a book. Even if you don't like it. No one has the right to take that away. As a parent/adult you have the right to decide what's best for your child to read, and yourself, but you don't have the right to make that choice for everyone or anyone else. The book you may say no to, will be the one book another reader desperately needed to read.

* All images used from here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio / Interview w/ Broody & Giveaway #BroodingYAHero


Today on Mundie Moms is all about being a BROODING YA HERO. My favorite Brooding YA Hero is here on the blog today to share with us his 10 steps in how to be the perfect brooding YA hero. If you're not following Broody McHottiePants on Twitter, you're missing out. Trust me, you want to follow him (here). 

Broody is the main character in the book, Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, which will be out on October 3, 2017, written by his author, Carrie Ann DiRisio. Trust me, you don't want to miss Brody's steps in being a brooding hero. After you read and hopefully follow his steps, be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post. Trust me, it's both Broody and Carrie approved. 

BROODY'S TEN STEPS TO BECOME A HERO



Hello, and welcome to Broody’s Ten Steps To Become a Hero. I’m your host, Broody McHottiepants, more commonly known as BroodingYAhero over on Twitter. Please know I’m using hero in the gender-neutral sense here. Anyone can be a hero. Well, maybe not my evil ex… but that’s a story for another time.


Step Zero
Buy my books. How can you truly achieve Main Character Status without learning all the secrets I reveal to you in its lush, vivid, adjective-filled pages?
(buy link here)


Step One:
Decide what type of hero you’d like to be. Are you a member of a long-lost royal family? A rock star with a soft side? An ordinary high school student who happens to be a were-lemur?
The options are endless!


Step Two
Find a reflective surface.
Anything will do. A mirror, a clear pond, a robot’s gleaming shoulder...


Step Three
Describe yourself
Now that you’re staring at your reflection, get to work informing the reader of your beauty. Use lots and lots of adjectives. Make sure to describe your hair color and your eye color with as many metaphors as possible too. Don’t stop until you’ve spent at least three paragraphs describing yourself.


Step Four
Save the world
You are a hero now, right? So, what are you waiting for! Do something heroic. Don’t ask me for pointers on this topic. It’s up to you to complete your destiny. (at least that’s what my mentor always says to me, right before he disappears/dies/stops being helpful.)


Step  Five
Meet other characters
This is a great time to meet some supporting characters. You know, your comic relief, your mentor… anyone that will help you look good without stealing the scene. I’m always careful to never befriend anyone funnier, smarter, or better-looking than me, just to ensure they don’t end up becoming the actual hero of my novel.


Step Six
Try to save the world again.
Err… okay. So maybe you didn’t manage to save the world successfully that first time. No worries! Try again.
Maybe those supporting characters might help.
Or maybe they won’t.
Look, unless it’s the end of the book, your odds of actually saving the world are pretty slim.


Step Seven
BROOD
(you really didn’t think I was going to skip this step, did you?)
In order to have a good long brooding spell, you must first find a suitably emotionally dark location. A forest, or a castle library, or anywhere it’s raining. Then, huddle in a handsome little ball, and proceed to stew over all your emotions.
Repeat until there are three chapters left of the book.


Step Eight
Fall in love. Or don’t!
It’s totally up to you to decide if you’ll have a love interest. I usually do, but that’s just me. Make your own choices. If you do find a love interest, be sure to describe them with as ALMOST as many adjectives as you do for yourself. Be sure to save a few of the really good ones for yourself.


Step Nine
Finally get around to saving the world.
Do the thing. I bet you finally know how to by now. If you don’t, repeat the steps. Or call me. I’d gladly swoop in and save the day… provided I get to be on the cover of your book.

Step Ten
SEQUELS!
No hero’s journey is ever complete in one novel. I highly recommend sequels, movie-deals, and prequels as a way of ensuring no one ever forgets your name. At the very least, you want to be famous enough to have an action figure, don’t you? Isn’t that why you saved the world?
Well. That’s why I save world. That and everyone’s undying love, of course.

ABOUT THE BOOK



By: Carrie DiRisio
Illustrated by: Linnea Gear
Published by: SkyPony Press
To Be Released on: October 3rd, 2017
Purchase from: Amazon | TBD
Add it to Goodreads

Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist?

Or maybe you're just really confused about what "opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs" actually are?

Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a "self-help" guide (with activities--you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love.

As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carrie Ann DiRisio is a YA writer and creator of @BroodingYAHero. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with one large fluffy cat, and is currently pursuing her masters in Digital Marketing, although her true dream is to become a Disney Villainess, complete with a really snazzy gown. In addition to writing and plans for world domination, she also enjoys running, coffee, Krav Maga, and knitting. 

Visit Carrie online: Twitter | Website | BroodingYAHero Twitter

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Don't miss your chance to meet Carrie and find our more about our favorite brooding YA hero on tour. 

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Thank you to Carrie, I have (1) Brooding YA Hero candle to giveaway to (1) lucky winner! This candle is made by Novelly Yours. It's scent is a blend of coffee, vanilla, and spice. Giveaway open to residents in the US/Canada. To enter, please fill out the form below.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DARK OF THE WEST by Joanna Hathaway / Cover Reveal #DarkOfTheWest

Welcome to today's cover reveal for DARK OF THE WEST by Joanna Hathaway! This debut will be out next year from Tor Teen, and I'm so thrilled to team up with them, and a variety of other bloggers to share this stunning cover. 

CHECK IT OUT BELOW!


Isn't this a beautiful cover? Based on the synopsis, it looks like the cover matches the story perfectly. I love the castle in the back ground and the warplanes in the sky. I'm looking forward to reading this book. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

By: Joanna Hathaway
Published by: Tor Teen 
To Be Released on: 5/8/2018
Pre-Order from: Macmillan | Amazon | B&N | IndieBound
Add it to Goodreads

He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner's Curse in Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.

Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.

Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

In this reimagining of Europe’s world wars, Joanna Hathaway delivers a novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure. Dark of the West is a heart-pounding romp that will leave the reader wanting more.”Melissa de la Cruz, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Airplane battles, revolutions, palace intrigue, star-crossed love, feuds spanning generations. This story’s scope is ambitious, a world unto itself, yet Hathaway wields the narrative with powerful precision. Dark of the West is a debut to be reckoned with.” Ryan Graudin, author of the Wolf By Wolf duology


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JOANNA HATHAWAY is an avid storyteller and history buff whose writing is inspired by her great-grandfather's participation in WWI. She loves traveling the globe, flying in airplanes, and is forever a “horse girl.” Born in MontrĂ©al, Canada, Hathaway now resides in Minnesota. Dark of the West is her debut novel.

OUT TODAY! 9/19/17 New YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday Day to today's newest YA releases!


There are some fantastic reads out today. Check out what's new on bookstore shelves:

  1. JANE, UNLIMITED by Kristin Cashore, Kathy Dawson Books
  2. ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake, Harper Teen
  3. THE WITCH'S KISS by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr, Harper 360
  4. HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Keri Maniscalco, Little Brown
  5. RELEASE by Patrick Ness, Harper Teen
  6. SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle George, Greenwillow 
  7. MADNESS by Zac Brewer, Harper Teen
  8. MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu, Roaring Brook Press
  9. STOLEN SERCRETS by L.B. Schulman, Bonds Mills Press
Which new releases will you be picking up?

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