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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

OUT TODAY! 3/28/17 New YA Releases

Today is an awesome release day! There are some fantastic new releases that I absolutely loved reading, and I'm so thrilled that they're finally out. That means I can finally get my hands on the published books, and I'll be waiting patiently for my pre-orders to arrive. Check out today's list of new releases. 

  1. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi, St. Martin's Griffin
  2. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves, Knopf Books for Young Readers
  3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini TaylorLittle Brown 
  4. 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent, Katherine Tegen Books 
  5. Summoner Rising by Melanie McFarlane, Month9Books
  6. Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg, Arthur R. Levine Books
  7. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, Harper 
  8. Almost Adulting by Adren Rose, Harper 
  9. The Body Market by Donna Freitas, Harper 
  10. Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian, Harper Teen 
Which new releases will you be picking up?


Welcome to today's THE GLITTERING COURT Release Day Blitz. We've teamed up with Penguin Teen to celebrate the paperback release of Richelle Mead's The Glittering Court. It's a little hard to believe this book has already been out for about a year now. Today's blitz includes a giveaway you don't want to miss. Details for it at the end of the post. First, here's a little bit about the book.


Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…


RICHELLE MEAD is the #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington.


Enter for a chance to win one (1) of ten (10) copies of The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (ARV: $10.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on March 28, 2017 and 12:00 AM on April 5, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about April 7, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

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SUMMONER RISING by Melanie McFarlane / Release Day Blitz #OfTheTrees

Welcome to today's SUMMONER RISING release day blitz. We've teamed up with Month9 Books to celebrate Melanie McFarlane's newest release. Don't miss today's excerpt and the giveaway at the end of the post. First, here's a little bit about the book. 


By: Melanie McFarlane
Published by: Month9Books
Released on: March 28th, 2017
Series: Laws of Summoning #1
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play Books | Indiebound
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Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld.
Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros (aka soulmate), it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life. 

As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there’s Law Two…

When we pull up at the front of the house, everything is dark. Katya must be out. I stay quiet as I close the door and walk onto the front porch.
“Don’t be mad,” Tryan says grabbing my hand and pulling me back against his chest. He looks down into my face. “Demons aren’t trustworthy,” he says. “Just remember that.”
I relax my body against his and Tryan leans down and kisses me. His lips are soft and gentle, and I melt against him. The stress of this last month melts away.
A shiver runs through my body and Tryan mistakes it for a chill. “Let’s go inside,” he says, pulling my hand toward the door.
As Tryan grabs the handle, the door creaks open. It’s not locked? He looks back at me with a frown creased across his brow. I push past him into the house.
“Katya?” I call out into the darkness. Nothing. Lights flicker into the kitchen through the open patio doors on the other side of the house.
“Come on,” Tryan says pulling me outside with a finger to his lips. “This way.”
We slowly creep around the side of the house, following the flickering lights to the back yard. Between the tall fence and the wooden siding of the house, we’re sitting ducks. We slow down as we reach the back corner and Tryan grabs my hand.
“Let me go first,” he says. “Please. Trust me.”
I nod and hold back as Tryan passes in front of me. He peers around the corner, then holds up a hand for me to stop as he disappears into the backyard.
I shuffle around the corner, but Tryan is nowhere to be seen. Lights are hanging along the fence to the back of the property, flickering on and off.
“Tryan?” I whisper. No answer. I look back. Where is he?
“Tryan?” I call out a little louder this time.


Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her YA debut There Once Were Stars, and her YA urban fantasy Summoner Rising.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.


1 winner will receive a DVD of THE CRAFT, US Only.