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Three Dark Crowns #BEA16 by Kendare Blake @EpicReads ~ Review

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Three Dark Crowns (Untitled #1)byHardcover, 416 pagesExpected publication: September 20th 2016 by HarperTeenSource: ARC from BEARating: 4.5 Out of 5 Stars

Synopsis:
Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Bloodwill devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. 

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose...it’s life or death.…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston @RazorbillBooks

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Thank you Wren @TheReadingBird who told me about The Valiant due to me and the heroine having the same name. Cover is stunning and the synopsis has completely captivated me.

The Valiant by
Hardcover
Expected publication: February 14th 2017 
by Razorbill


Synopsis:
Lost to history, the story of the female gladiator has never been told. Until now.

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed while defending their home from the armies of Julius Caesar.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured by ruthless brigands who sell her to an elite training school for female gladiators owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon s family might be her only hope of survival. 
Now, Fal…

Recreated (Reawakened #2) by Colleen Houck ~ Review

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Recreated (Reawakened #2)byHardcover, 416 pagesExpected publication: August 2nd 2016 by Delacorte PressSource: ARC Provided by PublisherRating: 4 Out of 5 Stars




Synopsis:
From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life. 

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. 

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity. 

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering. 

For before he depar…

Eternal Sacrifice (Mortal Enchantment #4) by Stacey O'Neale ~Review

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Eternal Sacrifice (Mortal Enchantment #4)byPaperback, 300 pagesPublished June 2016 by Phoenix Reign PublishingSource: Paperback Provided by AuthorRating: 5 Out of 5 Stars



Synopsis:
The explosive conclusion to Stacey O’Neale’s award-winning Mortal Enchantment series reveals the secrets of the fantasy world!

Valac has stolen two of the sacred objects. In a bid to rule all four courts, he has threatened to use Excalibur to cut the mist that protects Avalon—ultimately ending the lives of thousands of elementals. As the Akasha, Kalin has the power to stop him. And she refuses to lose anyone else she loves.

Will she have to sacrifice herself to save them?

Desperate to save Kalin’s life, Rowan searches for the long-lost creator of the mist. But what he finds is the very last thing he expected. Everything he thought he knew about his past is turned upside down, and he questions whether he’s meant to be the savior or the elemental that destroys them all.

Told from Kalin, Rowan, and…

Gifted by H.A. Swain @FierceReads ~ Review

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Gifted byHardcover, 336 pagesPublished June 14th 2016 by Feiwel & FriendsSource: ARC Provided by PublisherRating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

Synopsis:
In Orpheus Chanson's world, geniuses and prodigies are no longer born or honed through hard work. Instead, procedures to induce Acquired Savant Abilities (ASAs) are now purchased by the privileged. And Orpheus's father holds the copyright to the ASA procedure.

Zimri Robinson, a natural musical prodigy, is a "plebe"--a worker at the enormous warehouse that supplies an on-line marketplace that has supplanted all commerce. Her grueling schedule and her grandmother's illness can't keep her from making music--even if it is illegal.

Orpheus and Zimri are not supposed to meet. He is meant for greatness; she is not. But sometimes, rules are meant to be broken. Here is a thriller, love story, and social experiment that readers will find gripping--and terrifying.
Review:
Thank you Fierce Reads for sending me a copy of Gift…

Interview with Phoebe North for #Bookitcon2016 @UBUbiz @ReadWriteLove28

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I was honored that I was asked to interview one of the Authors for Bookitcon an amazing event that supports such an amazing cause.

About the Event:
Bookitcon: Chapter Two is a charity book event. We currently have 28 incredible authors in our lineup. The book event will include meet-n-greets with the authors, along with two panels and the opportunity to get all of your books signed by all of the authors!
If you purchase the VIP ticket, you will also be invited to a VIP dinner/after party with the authors, along with getting an extra hour to get your books signed!
Panels:
Surprises in Publishing
Moderator:S Usher EvansPanelists:Anna Breslaw Kathryn HolmesLee KellyJodi Meadows Julie Eshbaugh
Facts vs Fiction
Moderator:Claire LegrandPanelists: