Thursday, July 27, 2017

Spotlight & Giveaway: Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Adventures of Arabella Ashby #2) by David D. Levine

 
Arabella and the Battle of Venus by David D. Levine
Arabella and the Battle of Venus
(Adventures of Arabella Ashby #2)
by David D. Levine
July 18, 2017
432 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue in the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alt-history series!

The swashbuckling Arabella Ashby is back for brand new adventure in the ongoing story of her life among the stars.

Arabella’s wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain.

To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon.

Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can’t discover a way to stop Fouché, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor’s mandate.


Make sure to check out the book one Arabella of Mars if you haven't yet!
 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WoW #159: The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook


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The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook
The Hanging Girl
by Eileen Cook
October 3, 2017
320 pages
 

Goodreads Summary:
Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.
 
I enjoyed Eileen Cook's last book so looking forward to this new one of hers~

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: Little Monsters by Kara Thomas


Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
Little Monsters
by Kara Thomas
July 25, 2017
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls.

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Blog Tour - Re-imagining Dragons & Giveaway: The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova


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Hello everyone! Today on the blog I have author Elise Kova here to talk about her inspiration behind writing about dragons! If you haven't picked up the first book The Alchemists of Loom, you really should; The Dragons of Nova is a brilliant sequel!


The Dragons of Nova by Elise KovaThe Dragons of Nova
(The Loom Saga #2)
by Elise Kova
July 11, 2017
488 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust -- hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything -- and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills -- and quick-shooting accuracy -- makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #154


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Thank you so much HBG Canada and S&S Canada for these! I can't wait to read both of them!

Pickles' precious haul.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell


The Last Magician by Lisa MaxwellThe Last Magician
by Lisa Maxwell
July 18, 2017
512 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WoW #158: Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller


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Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia LevensellerDaughter of the Siren Queen
(Daughter of the Pirate King #2)
by Tricia Levenseller
February 27, 2018
272 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.

Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.

I devoured Daughter of the Pirate King last weekend and I'm in love! February 2018 is too far away but I'll try my best to be patient. I know the wait will be worth it. *draws hearts*
 
What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blog Tour - Q&A and Review: Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn


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Hi everyone! Today I'm so excited to spotlight a Canadian author who is also local to me- Ms. Jennifer Honeybourn's debut, Wesley James Ruined My Life is out in stores today! Big congrats! Thank you to Raincoast Books for organizing this blog tour and giving me the opportunity to participate. Below I've got a Q&A with Jennifer and then a review of her cute book ;) 


Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn
Wesley James Ruined My Life
by Jennifer Honeybourn
July 18, 2017
256 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired.

But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to just get over it.



BCP: Hi Jennifer! I was wondering, what was the process involved in coming up with the title for your debut? You don't see many books with the character name in the title, how do you feel about that? Was it something you/your publisher struggled with?

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #153


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Technically these came last week but I didn't have a chance to take pictures of them until now. I got super spoiled! Major thanks to Penguin/Random House Canada and HBG Canada!! 

Ripple's first PRHC haul!!
Pickle's mega HBGC haul!!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Review: The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova


The Dragons of Nova by Elise KovaThe Dragons of Nova
(The Loom Saga #2)
by Elise Kova
July 11, 2017
488 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust -- hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything -- and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills -- and quick-shooting accuracy -- makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WoW #157: Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster


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Last Star Burning by Caitlin SangsterLast Star Burning
by Caitlin Sangster
October 10, 2017
400 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Sev has been tattooed with the White stars of a criminal since she was eight. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.

Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half-sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev must do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.

When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.

But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.

 
Stunning cover and love the sound of the story!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz


Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz
Mr. Right-Swipe
by Ricki Schultz
June 6, 2017
304 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man, unless it's Jason Segel.

But when her be-fris stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.


However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work (Nick)--Rae swipes herself right into a new problem...


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #152

 
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These two books are obvious must buys even though I haven't started the series yet lol...
 
Pickles's must-buy haul!
 
Then I received a signed copy of Gilded Cage from winning a twitter giveaway by author Kristina Pérez. Thank you! Her book, Sweet Black Waves, comes out next year and sounds amazing!! More thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for the romance books!
 
Pickles's mixed haul.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc. #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

 
The Matchmaker's Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken
The Matchmaker's Replacement
(Wingmen Inc. #2)
by Rachel Van Dyken
August 9, 2016
304 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.

Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.

But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.
Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WoW #156: Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush


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Devils & Thieves by Jennifer RushDevils & Thieves
by Jennifer Rush
October 3, 2017
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A thrilling new urban fantasy filled with magic and motorcycle gangs from Jennifer Rush, author of the Altered saga--perfect for fans of Beautiful Creatures.

Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael has grown up surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. It doesn't help that she was also recently snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf.

When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. With threats closing in from every side, no one can be trusted. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones, and the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic. For all her years of feeling useless, Jemmie may just be the most powerful kindled of all.

 
This one sounds and looks pretty cool! Plus forbidden magic!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks #8) by Miranda Kenneally

 
Coming Up for Air by Miranda KenneallyComing Up for Air
(Hundred Oaks #8)
by Miranda Kenneally
July 4, 2017
320 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.

All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win?

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #151

 
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Thank you to Raincoast Books, Thomas Allen & Sons and Scholastic Canada for these exciting titles <3 I'm particularly thrilled for Godsgrave! *heart eyes*

Ripple's "omg it's in our hands/paws" haul!Pickles's girl power haul!

What did you add to your shelves this week?
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