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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Backlist Love (10): Stolen Songbird, StarCrossed, The Witch Hunter!

SO... I was so worried about Virginia Boecker's last name that I got her first name wrong... 🤣 Oops. SORRY VIRGINIA! (Also, I was right, it's "Baker")

It's time for another in my BACKLIST LOVE series, and omggg, I just fell right into these books. So good!

If you've read any of them, or have recommendations of similar books, definitely let me know in the comments! And if you have some backlist love titles of your own, I'd love to hear 'em!




Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.



StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce

16-year-old Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Gerse. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, she disguises herself in a group of young nobles and sneaks out of the city. Accepted as a lady-in-waiting at the stronghold of the powerful Nemair, she finds new peace and friendship (and some new targets). But when an old client from the city comes to the castle, she realizes her hosts may be planning the ultimate uprising against the king - and rather than true peace, she may be at the heart of the rebellion.



The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, burning at the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.



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Friday, November 9, 2018

October Book Haul, part 2!

If you missed it, I've already unboxed a big old package of 2019 releases from Macmillan in mid-October, but that's not all that came in my mail in the month of October.
Let me know your thoughts on these books, what you'd like to see, and what you added to YOUR shelves last month!

Special guest appearance courtesy of Kimba!



THE BOOKS:
Death Prefers Blondes
Illusions
Skull & Pestle
Kingdom of Ash & Briars
Realm of Ruins
Cross Her Heart
Toxic
Valiant




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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

DNFing Books | Book Chat

It's been awhile since we had a good ol' fashioned Book Chat around here, so I thought we'd sit down and talk about books I've DNFed this year, and reasons why I tend to give up on books.
Let me know your thoughts, and topics you want to see on Book Chat, in the comments!

RELATED: I talked about "Second Chance" books and authors that I almost -- or did -- DNF, but then went back and gave another try, and liked it!



BOOKS MENTIONED:
Emergency Contact
Web of Frost
Ink
Uncharted
Pretty Dead Girls
Shadowshaper
The Boneless Mercies
Love & First Sight
and there were more, but these are the ones I talked about in the video.

A rant on VALIANT will be coming closer to its release date.




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