Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

September 19, 2017 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 18 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Every October I usually load up my TBR with horror. These are the ones that I’d like to get to the most this year:

Hell House by Richard Matheson
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Misery by Stephen King
The Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty

And a few review books that I’d like to get caught up with (a few are also horror haha):

Final Girls by Mira Grant
The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones
The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3) by Amy Stewart

What do you plan on reading this fall?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 18th, 2017

September 18, 2017 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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 September 18th, 2017

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Harper Teen

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Little, Brown & Company

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Kathy Dawson Books

A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire #2) by Jessica Cluess [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Book of Shadows (Diary of a Haunting #3) by M. Verano [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Simon Pulse

Release by Patrick Ness [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by HarperTeen

Madness by Zac Brewer [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by HarperCollins

The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Simon Pulse

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Roaring Brook Press

Zero-G: Green Space (The Samuel Lord Series #2) by William Shatner & Jeff Rovin [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Simon & Schuster

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Greenwillow Books

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Finding You by Lydia Albano [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Swoon Reads

Renegades (Randoms #3) by David Liss  [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Quests for Glory (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years #1) by Soman Chainani [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by HarperCollins

Kung Fu High School by Ryan Gattis [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Fsg Originals

Chasing Augustus by Kimberly Newton Fusco [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Once You Know This by Emily Blejwas [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Delacorte Press

Successor’s Promise (Millennium’s Rule #3) by Trudi Canavan [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Orbit

Null States (Centenal Cycle #2) by Malka Ann Older [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Tor.com

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Tor Books

The Exiled King (Bone Magic #4) by Sarah Remy [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Harper Voyager Impulse

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Graydon House

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Simon Schuster

White Bodies: A Novel by Jane Robins [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Touchstone

Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by William Morrow

The Scarred Woman (Afdeling Q #7) by Jussi Adler-Olsen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Dutton Books

An Echo of Murder (William Monk #23) by Anne Perry [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Ballantine Books

Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery (Roger Blanc #1) by Cay Rademacher [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Minotaur Books

The Trust (Liam and Catherine #4) by Ronald H. Balson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

A Strange Scottish Shore (Emmeline Truelove #2) by Juliana Gray [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Berkley Books

Whispers of Warning (A Change of Fortune Mystery #2) by Jessica Estevao [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Berkley Books

The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Atria Books

Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by William Morrow

The Way to London: A Novel of World War II by Alix Rickloff [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Good People by Hannah Kent [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Little, Brown and Company

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Ballantine Books

To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #12) by Jan Karon [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

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Recommended Reading: Short Story Collections

September 16, 2017 Bonnie Recommended Reading 101 2 Comments

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?

Short Story Collections 101

If you’re looking for a Horror collection…

Night Shift includes the ever popular Children of the Corn short story but includes equally impressive stories such as Graveyard Shift, Jerusalem’s Lot, and my favorite (and creepiest) I Am the Doorway. I love King’s writing but he absolutely excels at the art of a short story.


If you’re looking for a Sci-Fi/Futuristic collection…

Beukes has the most bizaare yet fascinating writing style and she’s so extremely creative with the worlds she builds. Slipping: Stories, Essays, & Other Writing is mostly a set of futuristic stories with a few surprising Non-Fiction pieces (the letter to her five-year-old daughter about the meaning of true beauty was my favorite) as well to really round this collection out.


If you’re looking for a Contemporary collection..

When I read this collection several years ago, I was at a stage where I typically stayed away from contemporary and short story collections in general so this was a complete spontaneous read but it was so worth it. The writing was truly brilliant and left me always wanting more.


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Waiting on Wednesday – Ultraluminous: A Novel by Katherine Faw

September 13, 2017 Bonnie Adult, Waiting on Wednesday 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Ultraluminous: A Novel by Katherine FawUltraluminous: A Novel by Katherine Faw
Published by MCD on December 5th 2017
Pages: 176
Genres: Contemporary
Format: Hardcover
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Also by this author: Young God

Girlfriend. Prostitute. Addict. Terrorist? Who is K?

Ultraluminous, the daring new novel from Katherine Faw, the brilliant author of Young God, follows one year in the life of a high-end, girlfriend-experience prostitute. She has just returned to her native New York City after more than a decade abroad—in the capitals of Asia and the Middle East, her last stop Dubai, with a man she recalls only as the Sheikh—but it’s unclear why exactly she’s come back. Did things go badly for her? Does she have scores to settle?

Regardless, she has quickly made herself at home. She’s set up a rotation of clients—all of them in finance, and each of whom has different delusions of how he is important to her. And she’s also met a man whom she doesn’t charge—a damaged former Army Ranger, back from Afghanistan, and a fellow long-time heroin addict.

Her days are strangely orderly: a repetition of dinners, personal grooming, museum exhibitions, sex, Duane Reades (she likes the sushi), cosmology, sex, gallery shows, heroin, sex, and art films (which she finds soothing). The pattern is comforting, but does she really believe it’s sustainable? Or do the barely discernible rifts in her routine suggest that something else is percolating under the surface? Could she have fallen for one of her bankers? Or do those supposed rifts suggest a pattern within the pattern, a larger scheme she’s not showing us, a truth that won’t be revealed until we can see everything?

I read this author’s debut, Young God, back in 2015 and it was all sorts of crazy grittiness. It’s certainly one that works for only certain readers but it’s one I haven’t managed to forget about. I look forward to seeing if this one is just as unforgettable.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books I Loved During My First Year of Blogging

September 12, 2017 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 17 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

What with my prolonged absence, I didn’t get a chance to celebrate my 6th year blogging back in July! So today, I’m talking about the ten best books I reviewed way back in 2011. Scrolling back through the list I realized a couple things: 1. Damn, I read a lot of really great books in 2011. 2. Holy hell, I called that a review? Here are just a few that I still remember fondly a whole six years later.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Back in 2011, I was a bit obsessed with reading everything on the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die which included the Secret History (among a massive amount of other crap — I gave up on that goal many years back). It was one of the few gems I found.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) by Laurie R. King
adored this book. Yet six years later I haven’t even read the second book in the long and still current series. I’m dumb.

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Ooooh my first Sarah Waters was a ballsy one but goddamn that lady can write. I haven’t run through her entire backlist because I feel I’ll be quite sad if I don’t have a Waters to fall back on.

The Collector by John Fowles
Another book that I adored yet haven’t picked up anything else by this author. I blame the developed obsession with ARCs as blogging melted my brain over the years.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
My first Stiefvater. <3 I’ve at least gone on to read many, many more of her books, so there’s that.

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
I don’t know what it was about this novel that I loved so much but I found it such a refreshing take on the post-apocalyptic genre. Walker is an amazing writer and I’m still constantly checking her Goodreads page in hope that one day there will be a second novel listed for her. Currently there’s just this, but of course, it still went on my TBR.

Ashfall (Ashfall #1) by Mike Mullin
I think this was my first official post-apocalyptic book and it went on to fuel an obsession that still remains thriving to this day.

Feed (Newsflesh #1) by Mira Grant
One excellent thing came from blogging: discovering this trilogy which fueled my love of zombies. There was a lot of fueling going on in 2011 apparently.

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O’Brien
This story pretty much broke me but was such an incredibly heartfelt read. I don’t even cry and this book made me cry. Happy tears, sad tears, etc.

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones
This one cracks me up because I’m currently reading the 13th book in the series and I still love this series to no end. The 14th book is going to be the last one and I’m not sure what the hell I’m going to do with myself.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 11th, 2017

September 11, 2017 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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 September 11th, 2017

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Odd & True by Cat Winters [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Amulet Books

Shadowhouse Fall (Shadowshaper #2) by Daniel José Older [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Arthur A. Levine Books

Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) by Jodi Meadows [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books

Fireblood (Frostblood Saga #2) by Elly Blake [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers

Children of Refuge (Children of Exile #2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story by Sonia Patel [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Cinco Puntos Press

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Candlewick

The Equals (The Ones #2) by Daniel Sweren-Becker [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Imprint

On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Second Story Press

When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Tor Teen

Trell by Dick Lehr [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Candlewick

The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by HarperTeen

Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by HarperTeen

Too Shattered for Mending by Peter Brown Hoffmeister [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Spinning by Tillie Walden [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by First Second

The Great Hibernation by Tara Dairman [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Wendy Lamb Books

The Night Garden by Polly Horvath [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Candlewick Press (MA)

The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books

Slider by Pete Hautman [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Candlewick Press (MA)

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Dial Books

Threads of Blue (Beautiful Blue World #2) by Suzanne LaFleur [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Wendy Lamb Books

Jubilee by Patricia Reilly Giff [Purchase]
Published September 13th 2016 by Wendy Lamb Books

The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Delacorte Press

The Man in the Tree by Sage Walker [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Tor Books

An Excess Male: A Novel by Maggie Shen King [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Harper Voyager

The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Tor.com

Taste of Marrow (River of Teeth #2) by Sarah Gailey [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Tor.com

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Atria / 37 Ink

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Atria Books

The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium #5) by David Lagercrantz [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Knopf Publishing Group

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Mulholland Books

Affections by Rodrigo Hasbún [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Simon & Schuster

The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Ballantine Books

We Were Strangers Once by Betsy Carter [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Grand Central Publishing

A Column of Fire (The Pillars of the Earth #3) by Ken Follett [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Viking

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Penguin Press

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Harper

The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Ecco

The Age of Perpetual Light by Josh Weil [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Grove Press

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Simon Schuster

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Waiting on Wednesday – The Wolves of Winter: A Novel by Tyrell Johnson

September 6, 2017 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Wolves of Winter: A Novel by Tyrell JohnsonThe Wolves of Winter: A Novel by Tyrell Johnson
Published by Scribner on January 2nd 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
Format: Hardcover
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A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny. This debut novel is written in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path.

Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive in the endless white wilderness beyond the edges of a fallen world.

Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As the memories of her old life continue to haunt, she’s forced to forge ahead in the snow-drifted Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap and slaughter.

Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who brings with him dark secrets of the past and sets in motion a chain of events that will call Lynn to a role she never imagined.

Simultaneously a heartbreakingly sympathetic portrait of a young woman searching for the answer to who she is meant to be and a frightening vision of a merciless new world in which desperation rules, The Wolves of Winter is enveloping, propulsive, and poignant.

Somehow, despite all the post-apocalyptic stories I’ve read, I still can’t get enough. This debut novel gives me Ree Dolly (Winter’s Bone) in a post-apocalyptic setting which I am here for.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving

September 4, 2017 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 22 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

In case you were confused, yes, this is actually a real post from me. My last “real” post was June 2nd so I’ve only been absent from this space for about 3 months because, well:

Even though life isn’t completely back to normal, one of my personal goals was to really try to get back into blogging so here are the efforts of my first struggle to make that happen. lol Today’s topic is about all those books we ended up loving but it was still a rocky road to get there.

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews [Purchase]
Even though I love all things Ilona, I had a bit of a struggle getting into this non-Kate Daniels world. I picked up the second one at random, not even sure that I wanted to continue the series but that changed quickly and now I’m completely hooked.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess [Purchase|Review]
This wasn’t required reading for me in school for some reason so I didn’t end up reading (actually listening) to this until 2014. It was incredibly hard to understand because of the fact that Burgess created a language which he calls Nadsat. It is a fictional language but is essentially an eclectic mix of Slavic and Russian words with a bit of gypsy swirled in and it’s incredibly hard to follow. This story is one of my reigning favorites in classics.

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans [Purchase|Review]
You have certain expectations going into any WWII related story and most of those don’t include having a dark sense of humor. It took me a bit to catch on to the fact that it really was meant to be funny, despite the darkness the story exuded, but I absolutely adored it. Best read if you have a dark sense of humor yourself.

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell [Purchase|Review]
I very rarely seek out debut novels, nervous about taking the chance on something new, but this debut story is the reason I question my choice to branch out more. This is a pretty dysfunctional tale with many facets that is an incredibly written debut definitely worth your time.

The New Hunger (Warm Bodies #1.5) by Isaac Marion [Purchase]
Warm Bodies wasn’t a favorite of mine, and I purchased this one just because it was on sale. I was blown away by how amazing this was but confused how this could have been written by the same author. Burning World was also a bust for me as well but The New Hunger is still worth a read even if it is the only thing you read of Marion’s.

Replay by Ken Grimwood [Purchase|Review]
Despite this being released in the 80s and the fact that I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of anything time travel, I didn’t know this story existed until recently. It’s a different sort of time travel story but one well worth your attention.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt [Purchase|Review]
This story would easily be on my top ten favorite books, yet I don’t often talk about the fact it took me almost an entire month to read. It’s incredibly detailed and while it was enticing enough to keep reading, it just wasn’t doing it for me, but I persevered. Now to ask the question why I still haven’t read anything else by Tartt? Bizarre.

The Silver Wolf (Legends of the Wolf #1) by Alice Borchardt [Purchase|Review]
I’ve admittedly never been much of a fan of werewolf stories for some odd reason. Naturally, I’d make an exception for Alice Borchardt (sister of Anne Rice). She’s even more of a talented author than her famous sister.

The Uninvited by Cat Winters [Purchase|Review]
Another WWII novel on this list, but vastly different. This is one of those stories that seems like every other tragic WWII story but possesses one of the most shocking twists that I was in no way expecting. My absolute favorite novel of hers to date.

The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski [Purchase|Review]
I was incredibly excited to read this despite the fact that my expectations were low. It’s hard not to, after so many releases, not expect YA fantasy to read like the multitudes of others. It intrigued me immediately and I went on to love the entire trilogy.

What books did you struggle to get into but it’s now one of your favorites?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 4th, 2017

September 4, 2017 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 4 Comments

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 September 4th, 2017

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by HarperTeen

Behind the Song by K.M. Walton [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Simon Pulse

Welcome Home by Eric Smith [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Flux

Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1) by Heather Fawcett [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Balzer + Bray

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Delacorte Press

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 7th 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens

Spliced by Jon McGoran [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Holiday House

Apex (Hunter #3) by Mercedes Lackey [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Flatiron Books

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Entangled Publishing

Uncanny by David Macinnis Gill [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Greenwillow Books

The Assassin’s Curse (The Blackthorn Key #3) by Kevin Sands [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Aladdin

Right Where You Left Me by Calla Devlin [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 7th 2017 by Andersen

The Future She Left Behind by Marin Thomas [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Berkley Books

Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster

The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Blink

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Harlequin Teen

The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Nothing by Annie Barrows [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Greenwillow Books

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Amulet Books

The Door to January by Gillian French [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Islandport Press

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1) by Alexandra Bracken [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion

Brave Red, Smart Frog: A New Book of Old Tales by Emily Jenkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Candlewick

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Aladdin

Littler Women: A Modern Retelling by Laura Schaefer [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Paula Wiseman Books

Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Eric Bell [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books

Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (The Adventurer’s Guide Series #2) by Wade Albert White [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Ashes Reborn (Souls of Fire #4) by Keri Arthur [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Berkley Books

White Trash Zombie Unchained (White Trash Zombie #6) by Diana Rowland [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by DAW

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Redhook

Acadie by Dave Hutchinson [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Tor.com

Sourdough by Robin Sloan [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by MCD Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Landmark

The Brightest Fell (October Daye #11) by Seanan McGuire [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by DAW

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Harper Voyager

Frankenstein Dreams: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Science Fiction by Michael Sims [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA

The Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Angry Robot

Immortal Architects (Interminables #2) by Paige Orwin [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Angry Robot

Skyfarer by Joseph Brassey [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Angry Robot

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Harper

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Minotaur Books

Secrets in Death (In Death #45) by J.D. Robb [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Flatiron Books

The Shadow List (Judd Ryker #4) by Todd Moss [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream (Virtue Falls #4) by Christina Dodd [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

The Seagull (Vera Stanhope #8) by Ann Cleeves [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Minotaur Books

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Mira Books

Fever by Deon Meyer [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Atlantic Monthly Press

A Legacy of Spies (George Smiley #9) by John le Carré [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Viking

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Knopf Publishing Group

Idyll Fears (Thomas Lynch #2) by Stephanie Gayle [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Seventh Street Books

Close to Home (Tracy Crosswhite #5) by Robert Dugoni [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Thomas & Mercer

Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3) by Amy Stewart [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Essence of Malice: A Mystery (Amory Ames #4) by Ashley Weaver [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Minotaur Books

A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock #2) by Sherry Thomas [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Berkley Books

The Blood Card (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery #3) by Elly Griffiths [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Harper Perennial

The Other Alcott: A Novel by Elise Hooper [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Little, Brown and Company

Norma by Sofi Oksanen [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Knopf Publishing Group

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Touchstone Books

Finger Prints: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Landmark

Something Like Happy by Eva Woods [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Graydon House

Zo: A novel by Xander Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Knopf

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Scribner Book Company

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Random House

Black Rock, White City by A.S. Patric [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Melville House Publishing

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of August 28th, 2017

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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 August 28th, 2017

The Broken World (Marked Girl #2) by Lindsey Klingele [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Harper Teen

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons) by Leigh Bardugo [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Thirteen Rising (Zodiac #4) by Romina Russell [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Razorbill

The Keep of Ages (The Vault of Dreamers #3) by Caragh M. O’Brien [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Roaring Brook Press

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by HarperCollins

Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1) by Gabrielle Prendergast [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Red Dirt by Anna Jarzab [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Harlequin Teen

All Rights Reserved (Word$ #1) by Gregory Scott Katsoulis [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Harlequin Teen

You Don’t Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by HarperTeen

Thornhill by Pam Smy [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Roaring Brook Press

Mask of Shadows (Untitled #1) by Linsey Miller [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Journey to Star Wars – The Last Jedi) by Claudia Gray [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 1st 2017 by Disney Lucasfilm Press

The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Swoon Reads

The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers #1) by Katherine Locke [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 1st 2017 by Albert Whitman Company

Boy Seeking Band by Steve Brezenoff [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 1st 2017 by Capstone Young Readers

The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Dial Books

Patina (Track #2) by Jason Reynolds [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms #1) by Curtis Craddock [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Tor Books

Playing to the Gods (Glass Thorns #5) by Melanie Rawn [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Tor Books

Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Del Rey

Sip by Brian Allen Carr [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Soho Press

False Idols (The Dragon Lords #2) by Jon Hollins [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Orbit

Valley of Terror by Zhou HaoHui [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by AmazonCrossing

Dark River Rising by Roger Johns [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Minotaur Books

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Flatiron Books

Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #13) by Louise Penny [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Minotaur Books

Séance Infernale: A novel by Jonathan Skariton [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Final Hour (Victor the Assassin #7) by Tom Wood [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Berkley Books

Marked for Revenge (Jana Berzelius #2) by Emelie Schepp [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Mira Books

The Plague Diaries (Keeper of Tales Trilogy #3) by Ronlyn Domingue [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Atria Books

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Riverhead Books

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by W. W. Norton Company

I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Hachette Books

The Laird Takes a Bride (The Penhallow Dynasty #2) by Lisa Berne [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Avon

Once a Rebel (Rogues Redeemed #2) by Mary Jo Putney [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

My Fair Lover (Legendary Lovers #5) by Nicole Jordan [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Ballantine Books

The Right Time by Danielle Steel [Purchase]
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Delacorte Press

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