Short & Sweet – Everything Box + Wrong Dead Guy

March 23, 2017 Bonnie Adult, Book Reviews, Read in 2017 2 Comments

Short & Sweet – Everything Box + Wrong Dead GuyThe Everything Box by Richard Kadrey
Series: Another Coop Heist #1
Published by Harper Voyager on April 19th 2016
Pages: 368
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Funny-ha-ha
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Dead Set

three-half-stars

Reminiscent of the edgy, offbeat humor of Chris Moore and Matt Ruff, the first entry in a whimsical, fast-paced supernatural series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim novels—a dark and humorous story involving a doomsday gizmo, a horde of baddies determined to possess its power, and a clever thief who must steal it back . . . again and again.

22000 B.C. A beautiful, ambitious angel stands on a mountaintop, surveying the world and its little inhabitants below. He smiles because soon, the last of humanity who survived the great flood will meet its end, too. And he should know. He’s going to play a big part in it. Our angel usually doesn’t get to do field work, and if he does well, he’s certain he’ll get a big promotion.

And now it’s time . . . .

The angel reaches into his pocket for the instrument of humanity’s doom. Must be in the other pocket. Then he frantically begins to pat himself down. Dejected, he realizes he has lost the object. Looking over the Earth at all that could have been, the majestic angel utters a single word.

“Crap.”

2015. A thief named Coop—a specialist in purloining magic objects—steals and delivers a small box to the mysterious client who engaged his services. Coop doesn’t know that his latest job could be the end of him—and the rest of the world. Suddenly he finds himself in the company of The Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome enforcement agency that polices the odd and strange. The box isn’t just a supernatural heirloom with quaint powers, they tell him.

It’s a doomsday device. They think . . .

And suddenly, everyone is out to get it.

Thousands of years ago, God decided to destroy the Earth and all who resided on it. Fortunately, us pesky mortals are pretty good survivalists and we didn’t all perish as was intended. This time, God sends an angel named Qaphsiel to Earth with a special box that would take the rest of us out for good. Except all didn’t go as planned. Qaphsiel lost the box.

“So, you’re the angel of Death?” The angel shook his head, a little embarrassed. “I don’t have that honor. In Heaven, I’m the celestial who bears the great golden quills, the silver Chroma, the holy vellums upon which the Lord God inscribes the fate of the universe.” Tiras’s eyes narrowed. “You’re in charge of office supplies. You’re the angel of office supplies.”

Thousands of years after the box was lost, we’re introduced to Coop. Coop has had it a bit rough lately. He’s a thief who was hired to steal some documents because his natural aversion to magical booby traps made him the perfect man for the job… but things didn’t turn out so well and he was soon thrown in prison for an undetermined amount of time. An old friend pulled some strings to get him out but only because a man by the name of Mr. Babylon requires Coop for a job. A job to steal a mysterious box. But once he does steal it, he’s instructed to steal it back for a secret government group that goes by the name of the Department of Peculiar Science, or else it’s straight back to prison. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Problem is, there are two doomsday cults trying to get the box so they can trigger the apocalypse, criminals who want to sell the box for money, a mysterious stranger that only brings destruction, and the original angel that misplaced the box in the first place trying to get it. Coop wants nothing to do with it but he’s soon embroiled in a world-ending conflict.

“I’m not sure I should smile at people anymore.”
“Yours is a little strained these days,” said Morty.
Sally came up with a drink in each hand. “Definitely don’t smile at people. You do look like you wonder what their liver tastes like.”

The pending apocalypse has never been more fun. Kadrey brings a bizarre sense of humor (and magic) to the end of the world and Coop is the hilariously witty spokesperson. The focus is less on worldbuilding and more on extending the hilarity for as long as possible (and sometimes beyond) but I can’t complain because this story made me laugh far more than I expected it to. The multiple storylines were handled well without getting too convoluted but again, the focus was on the humor at all times and the bit players were, for the most part, a ludicrous bunch and it wasn’t vital to keep a close track on exactly who was who. The Everything Box is a refreshing variation on the Urban Fantasy genre that feels much like a Men in Black/The Italian Job mashup in all the best ways.

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Short & Sweet – Everything Box + Wrong Dead GuyThe Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey
Series: Another Coop Heist #2
Published by Harper Voyager on February 28th 2017
Pages: 432
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Funny-ha-ha
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Also by this author: Dead Set

three-stars

In this fast paced sequel to The Everything Box—the second entry in Richard Kadrey’s comedic supernatural series—chaos ensues when Coop and the team at DOPS steal a not- quite-dead and very lovesick ancient Egyptian mummy wielding some terrifying magic

Coop, a master thief sort of gone legit, saved the world from an ancient doomsday device—heroism that earned him a gig working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome top secret government agency that polices the odd and strange. Now Woolrich, Coop’s boss at the DOPS, has Coop breaking into a traveling antiquities show to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian wizard named Harkhuf. With the help of his pals Morty, Giselle, and a professor that’s half-cat, half-robotic octopus, Coop pulls off the heist without a hitch.

It’s not Coop’s fault that when DOPS opened the sarcophagus they didn’t find the mummy they were expecting. Well, it was the right mummy, but it wasn’t exactly dead—and now it’s escaped, using a type of magic the organization hasn’t encountered before. Being a boss, Woolrich blames his underling for the screw up and wants Coop to find the missing Harkhuf and make it right, pronto.

Digging into Harkhuf’s history, Coop thinks the mummy is hunting for an ancient magical manuscript that will help him bring his old lover back to life.
Which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t a warrior sorceress hell-bent on conquering the world with her undead armies.

Coop would very much like to run from the oncoming chaos. It’s one thing to steal a mummy, but another to have to deal with head-hunting bureaucrats, down-on-their luck fortune tellers, undead mailroom clerks, and a rather unimpressed elephant. Unfortunately, there’s nowhere to run. If he wants the madness to stop, he’s going to have to suck it up and play hero one more time. But if Coop manages to save the world AGAIN, he’s definitely going to want a lot of answers. And a raise.

“Really, Cooper, you’re in good hands. We can’t afford any more employee homicides until the next fiscal quarter,” said Woolrich.
“If you try just a little harder, I think you can be even less reassuring.”

Coop is back! And this time, he’s left his days of thievery behind for a day job with the Department of Peculiar Science. He’s involved in yet another race against the clock to save the world just replace the box with a mummy and its undead army. When Coop and his team are instructed to steal a mummy from a museum, the plan, of course, does not go according to plan and Coop ends up being cursed by the newly awakened mummy, Harkhuf, they were supposed to steal. On the sidelines, Coop’s nemesis from the first installment, Nelson, is stirring up trouble at work by stealing office supplies and just being a general nuisance but is clearly leading up to something big.

The Wrong Dead Guy is yet another thrilling tale of humor and sarcasm, but it felt like the subdued version of the jokes already told in The Everything Box. Coop’s wit also proved to be infectious because every major and minor character seemed to sound exactly like him, making this wide cast a bit hard to differentiate at times. The one new bizarro character that proved to be quite a laugh was Dr. Lupinsky, the deceased Egyptologist that inhabited a robotic octopus and a cat that was constantly requiring new batteries. (Because that’s what happens when you mess with the wrong sort of magic.) Which brings me to what I love most about Kadrey’s stories: they all include these outrageously preposterous tidbits that make them so uniquely him. There isn’t very much room to breath, plot-wise, because of the non-stop action so take a big deep breath before diving into this one. You won’t want to put this one down till it’s all said and done.

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Waiting on Wednesday – If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

March 22, 2017 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – If We Were Villains by M.L. RioIf We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
Published by Flatiron Books on April 11th 2017
Pages: 352
Genres: Mystery
Format: Hardcover
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Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces.

On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.

Ten years ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extra. But in their fourth and final year, the balance of power begins to shift, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent.

Part coming-of-age story, part confession, If We Were Villains explores the magical and dangerous boundary between art and life. In this tale of loyalty and betrayal, madness and ecstasy, the players must choose what roles to play before the curtain falls.

About M.L. Rio

M. L. Rio is an author, but before she was an author she was an actor, and before she was an actor she was just a word nerd whose best friends were books. She holds a master's degree in Shakespeare Studies from King's College London and Shakespeare's Globe. When she's not reading, writing, or explaining why the Authorship Question is actually just a conspiracy theory, she fills her time with friends and family, wine and whiskey, and music made twenty years before she was born.

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Anything that gets compared to The Secret History makes me both cringe and hopeful. Cringe because those are some big boots to fill (especially for a debut!) but hopeful because I need more books like TSH in my life. Plus, that cover is all kinds of amazing.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Best Books When You’re Short on Time

March 21, 2017 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Reading slumps are the worst and suddenly picking your next read is the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Sometimes nothing works for you, regardless of size or genre, and that’s when you just need to have a Netflix binge. We’ve all been there. But if you’re not quite to that point, maybe shorter works is the answer. Reading short stories and/or novellas helps get me through because it also gives me a great sense of accomplishment, knocking out a book after no time at all. I broke this up into genres (for you mood readers like me) and they are all under 200 pages. Here’s hoping if you’re stuck in a slump that something here sparks your interest.

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If you’re in the mood for something creepy…
Come Closer
by Sara Gran (194 pages)
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King (128 pages)

If you’re in the mood for something funny…
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (120 pages)
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron (137 pages)

If you’re in the mood for something literary…
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez (115 pages)
The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind (96 pages)

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If you’re in the mood for something steamy…
How to Misbehave (Camelot #1) by Ruthie Knox (121 pages)
Hearts in Darkness (Hearts in Darkness #1) by Laura Kaye (112 pages)

If you’re in the mood for some fantasy…
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (178 pages)
Something Rich and Strange by Patricia A. McKillip (179 pages)

If you’re in the mood for some non-fiction…
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (112 pages)
Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters by Charles Finn (112 pages)

Tor.com is also an excellent source for short fiction available to read free on their website. Be sure to check out their most recent series: Nevertheless She Persisted.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of March 20th, 2017

March 20, 2017 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of March 20th, 2017

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Shadow Run (Kaitan Chronicles #1) by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Delacorte Press

Pyromantic (Firebug #2) by Lish McBride [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Hellworld by Tom Leveen [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Simon Pulse

Redux (Tricksters #2) by A.L. Davroe [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Entangled: Teen

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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Blood Family by Anne Fine [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Ten Miles One Way by Patrick Downes [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Philomel Books

The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Balzer + Bray

Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Adaptive Books

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The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Tor Books

Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project #2) by Mishell Baker [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Saga Press

Star’s End by Cassandra Rose Clarke [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Saga Press

Spymaster (The Dragon Corsairs #1) by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Tor Books

Flames of Rebellion (Flames of Rebellion #1) by Jay Allan [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Harper Voyager

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Relics by Tim Lebbon [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Titan Books

Chalk by Paul Cornell [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Tor.com

Dead Man Switch (John Hayes #2) by Matthew Quirk [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Mulholland Books

Find Me by J.S. Monroe [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Mira Books

Murder on the Serpentine (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #32) by Anne Perry [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Ballantine Books

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A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Harper

The Secrets You Keep by Kate White [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Harper Paperbacks

Black Fall (Jessica Blackwood #3) by Andrew Mayne [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Harper Paperbacks

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Mississippi Blood (Penn Cage #6) by Greg Iles [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by William Morrow

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A Twist of the Knife (Brigid Quinn #3) by Becky Masterman [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Minotaur Books

Dying on the Vine: A Mystery (Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries #2) by Marla Cooper [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Minotaur Books

The Outsider by Anthony Franze [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Minotaur Books

The Cutaway by Christina Kovac [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Atria / 37 INK

Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors with New Takes on Sherlock Holmes by Michael A Ventrella [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Diversion Publishing

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Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Sourcebooks Landmark

The River of Kings: A Novel by Taylor Brown [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Scribner

The Devil and Webster by Jean Hanff Korelitz [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Grand Central Publishing

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Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Algonquin Books

Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Gallery Books

If Not for You by Debbie Macomber [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Ballantine Books

The Arrangement: A Novel by Sarah Dunn [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Little, Brown and Company

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Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories by Deb Olin Unferth [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Graywolf Press

The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

The Little Clock House on the Green (Whispers Wood #1) by Eve Devon [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 23rd 2017 by HarperImpulse

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Stacking the Shelves (167)

March 19, 2017 Bonnie Sunday Book Haul 0 Comments

Happy Sunday, everyone. 🙂 This week was excessively tiring for some reason so I didn’t any reviews knocked out. Better luck next week. Except I’m working a ton of overtime the next two weeks so probably not. lol

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For Review
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

Purchased
Owl and the Japanese Circus (The Adventures of Owl #1) by Kristi Charish

Library
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

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Recommended Reading 101: Assassins

March 18, 2017 Bonnie Recommended Reading 101 1 Comment

Taking classes and getting excited for the assigned reading was always my favorite part of school. Using that same concept and turning different genres, locations, and subjects into a course of their own, you could come up with your own assigned reading. These would be my picks for recommended reading, what would yours be?

Assassins 101

Early Review – Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFeversIf you’re looking for a story about assassin nuns…

…because let’s be real. Who isn’t? Grave Mercy is the story of Ismae who is sold to a pig farmer but is turned away after he sees the scarring on her body. The scarring that identifies her as having been sired by the god of Death himself. This is one fascinating and thrilling story that is impossible to put down.


 photo 16034235_zpsdsiz2ahv.jpgIf you’re looking for a story that plays on the Cinderella fairy tale…

This series has been hyped to an extraordinary degree but is one that is fully deserving. Throne of Glass was originally a play on the original Cinderella fairy tale and Maas has created a fascinating world full of incredible characters. The sixth and final installment comes out next year and if you’re just starting out, be sure to read The Assasin’s Blade first.


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Dina Demille runs a magical Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town and when someone or something has brought death to her community, she sets out to stop it. This one manages to possess a strong female lead, believable alpha-males (even a love triangle that I didn’t mind a bit), fantastic secondary characters that aren’t relegated to the background, and some steamy chemistry. If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, Clean Sweep is the next step up.


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Waiting on Wednesday – American War by Omar El Akkad

March 15, 2017 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 10 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – American War by Omar El AkkadAmerican War by Omar El Akkad
Published by Knopf Publishing Group on April 4th 2017
Pages: 352
Genres: Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
Format: Hardcover
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An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle--a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be.

Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike."

About Omar El Akkad

Omar was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in the Middle East before moving to Canada. In a ten-year career as a reporter, he covered stories across the planet — from the war in Afghanistan to the military trials in Guantanamo Bay, the Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Omar is a recipient of the National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting for his coverage of the “Toronto 18” terrorism arrests. He has also won the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University.

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I don’t know what it is about plague stories that intrigue me so. American War sounds terrible and fascinating all at once.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Spring TBR Plans

March 14, 2017 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 9 Comments

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Springtime! Otherwise known as the occasional warm day but definitely don’t put those long sleeves away yet. These are the books I’m making plans to get to this upcoming season.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel
Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman

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An Artificial Night (October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire
Feversong (Fever #9) by Karen Marie Moning
American Gods (American Gods #1) by Neil Gaiman
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
Owl and the Japanese Circus (The Adventures of Owl #1) by Kristi Charish

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of March 13th, 2017

March 13, 2017 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 2 Comments

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Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of March 13th, 2017

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The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Hunted (Hunted #1) by Meagan Spooner [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by HarperTeen

The End of Oz (Dorothy Must Die #4) by Danielle Paige [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by HarperCollins

Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Delacorte Press

These Ruthless Deeds (These Vicious Masks #2) by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Swoon Reads

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Freya by Matthew Laurence [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Imprint

A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Enemy Exposure (The Raven Files #2) by Meghan Rogers [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Philomel Books

Echoes of Memory (Ravenborn #2) by A.R. Kahler [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Simon Pulse

Dorothy Must Die: Stories Vol. 3 by Danielle Paige [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by HarperCollins

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Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Greenwillow Books

Maid of the King’s Court by Lucy Worsley [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Candlewick Press

Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Candlewick Press (MA)

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Candlewick Press

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The Remnant (Oversight Trilogy #3) by Charlie Fletcher [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Orbit

Brother’s Ruin (Brother’s Ruin #1) by Emma Newman [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Tor.com

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Harper Voyager

The Lady of the Lake (The Witcher#7) by Andrzej Sapkowski [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Orbit

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The Wanderers by Meg Howrey [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Return: A Novel by Joseph Helmreich [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Orbit

Regeneration (Echo Hunter 367 #2) by Stacey Berg [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Harper Voyager Impulse

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The Forgotten Girls (Stevens & Windermere #6) by Owen Laukkanen [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Devil’s Triangle (A Brit in the FBI #4) by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Gallery Books

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

A Death by Any Other Name (Lady Montfort Mystery #3) by Tessa Arlen [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Minotaur Books

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Skeleton God (Inspector Shan #9) by Eliot Pattison [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Minotaur Books

Himself: A Novel by Jess Kidd [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Atria Books

Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Blue Rider Press

Before the War by Fay Weldon [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks

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The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Pamela Dorman Books

Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories by Kanishk Tharoor [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

White Tears by Hari Kunzru [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates: A Novel by Jacob Bacharach [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Liveright

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by McSweeney’s

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The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep by Steven Heighton [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Hamish Hamilton

One of the Boys: A Novel by Daniel Magariel [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Scribner

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernhard Schlink [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Pantheon Books

The Idiot by Elif Batuman [Purchase]
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Penguin Press

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I’M SO EXCITED FOR WAKING GODS. I’m trying to finish a few of the books that I’m already in the middle of before diving in but I really can’t wait much longer. lol The Mists of Avalon is (was?) only $1.99 on Kindle and I figure if I ever read it, it’d be on Kindle because it’s so enormous. And I had to get You Are Here, the new coloring book from The Bloggess. It’s far more lovely than I expected with some gorgeous drawings to color and some incredibly insightful sayings.

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For Review
Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel [Purchase]

Purchased
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley [Purchase]
You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds by Jenny Lawson [Purchase]

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