Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cover Runway Sunday


They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but we all know we do it. Sometimes it's the cover that originally catches our eye, drawing us to give a book a closer look. It's the first thing we see, our first impression. Every Sunday I'm going to post some of my favorite covers of books coming soon! Some are by authors I already enjoy, some are the reason I gave the book a longer look. Either way they're all going to find their way here!

Release Date: September 25th, 2018
Pages: 336
Genre: Middle Grade

Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. But she turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. When a famous psychic comes to town, however, Leila and her pals won't be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep Mineral Wells safe--but can they still protect themselves in the process?

Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a new fan of stage magic or a longtime expert at illusion, Magic Misfits is sure to delight even more than sawing your assistant in half!

...have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers:

WHERE? A sleepy town in New England and the magic shop there, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon--the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor.

WHO? Carter, who makes cards and coins vanish. Leila, who escapes from trunks and straitjackets. Theo, who levitates with the aid of his violin bow. Ridley, who invents and transforms everyday objects. And of course twins Olly and Izzy, who make everyone laugh.

WHY? Because together, these six Magical Misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets.


I read the first book earlier this year and I'm so excited for the next book. This series is absolutely adorable. Don't believe me, just look at the covers.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about what we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released, but don't have to be. It is based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous at Breaking the Spine. 



Release Date: August 7th, 2018
Author: Sara Raasch
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 320

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.



Why I'm Waiting: Because this sounds amazing! And, the cover is gorgeous! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Release Tuesday: Satire Edition, Part 2

Author: Andrew Shaffer
Genre: Satire / Mystery
Series: Hopefully a series!
Pages: 304

Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted—the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic.

Part noir thriller and part bromance novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.

This is the next book I'm picking up! Despite about a dozen other things I need to be reading at the moment, this has moved to the top of the pile. I've pretty much thrown it at everyone I work, so my extra copy will be making the rounds between my staff as well. So excited!

HAPPY READING!!

New Release Day: Satire Edition, Part 1

Author: Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne
Genre: Fantasy / Satire
Series: The Tales of Pell #1
Pages: 384

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told.

This is not that fairy tale.

There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened.

And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell.

There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord who wishes for the boy's untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar "happily ever after" that ever once-upon-a-timed.


I am a little over two hundred pages into this book and loving it! I've already put the next book in the series on my TBR list for next year! Not to mention I have a line of people wanting to read it when I'm done with my copy. So run don't walk to get this one!

HAPPY READING!!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Cover Runway Sunday


They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but we all know we do it. Sometimes it's the cover that originally catches our eye, drawing us to give a book a closer look. It's the first thing we see, our first impression. Every Sunday I'm going to post some of my favorite covers of books coming soon! Some are by authors I already enjoy, some are the reason I gave the book a longer look. Either way they're all going to find their way here!

Release Date: August 28th, 2018
Pages: 368
Genre: Horror

1982, the summer before seventh grade. Five kids with nothing in common--Sep, Arkle, Hadley, Lamb, and Mack--become instant friends. On the last day of summer, they find a stone box buried in the forest, and each places an object inside to seal their friendship. And they make rules:

Never come to the box alone. 
Never open it after dark. 
Never take back your sacrifice.

1986, the summer before eleventh grade. The five haven't spoken since that day in 1982. Sep has gone through the past four years alone and plans to escape to boarding school. But strange things are happening--mirrors are breaking unexpectedly, electricity is flickering in and out, and people are coming down with inexplicable physical ailments.

Someone has broken the rules. And it seems the five committed more than objects to the box's ancient stone--they gave it their deepest secrets and darkest fears, and now these are being returned in a flood of shambling corpses, murderous toys, and undead pets. The gang must reunite in an attempt to discover the secrets of the sacrifice box--and Sep might be the only one who can stem its tide of evil before it's too late.



The cover was what drew me to this book initially, but the plot is what had me putting it on my TBR. It sounds like something I'll love to read curled up on my patio this fall.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Make Me Read It 2018


Hosted by Ely @ Wonderland and Val from Innocent SmileyMake Me Read It is an interactive Readathon that allows friends, family, and our viewers vote what what'll be reading for the week of Aug 6th to Aug 13th. Which means there's a month to vote!

I've picked six books again this year for everyone to chose from. Three of which just came out earlier this year, and one I should have picked long ago. I will spend the week reading the number one pick. Last year I loved the book everyone voted on, and I'm so excited to see how it goes this year. 

This will be my third year participating in the Make Me Read It Readathon. It's a super low stress and one of my favorite readathons! I like seeing what everyone picks, and what other bloggers have put up. It's also a low stress way to meet new authors over the love of similar books and genre. If your interested click the image above to go to Innocent Smiley's blog and sign up!

Don't forget to vote, come back and vote again. If you've got your own poll going leave me a comment with the link so I can return the favor! Then watch my blog in a month to see the winner!




Which one will you pick?

Obsidio by Jamie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
The Saints of Wolves and Butchers by Alex Grecian
Tempest & Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
Created with QuizMaker

HAPPY READING!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about what we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released, but don't have to be. It is based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous at Breaking the Spine. 



Release Date: August 14th, 2018
Author: Annie Sullivan
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 320




King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.


Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?










Why I'm Waiting: I love the fable of King Midas and his golden touch. I'm excited for a retelling based on  his daughter.