Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 20: Most Anticipated Books for 2017

Top 10 of 2016


WOW! Has the year flown by or what? I can’t believe we’re ready for another fun filled week where we look back at some of the best of all things books of 2016 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2017. This year is hosted by Jaime at Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader! This year we’re so excited to add Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales to the team! And Nancy added a blog partner so please welcome Christy to the Tales of a Ravenous Reader Team as well! And always a thanks goes out to our original co-hosts Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic who will not be hosting the event with us due to their busy lives we hope they’ll be back in 2017!


2016 has been an amazing year for books but I am so excited for 2017 and I could not keep my list to 10 so I am featuring my top 20. Plus below I am featuring some further out 2017 books that I am excited for but did not have covers. Go add all these up and coming novels to your TBR so we can be excited together.




Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top 10: Best Book Boyfriends of 2016

Top 10 of 2016


WOW! Has the year flown by or what? I can’t believe we’re ready for another fun filled week where we look back at some of the best of all things books of 2016 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2017. This year is hosted by Jaime at Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader! This year we’re so excited to add Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales to the team! And Nancy added a blog partner so please welcome Christy to the Tales of a Ravenous Reader Team as well! And always a thanks goes out to our original co-hosts Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic who will not be hosting the event with us due to their busy lives we hope they’ll be back in 2017!


2016 has been an amazing year for book boyfriends. 




Come back tomorrow for Top 10: Books Releasing in 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top 10: Best Book Debuts of 2016


Top 10 of 2016


WOW! Has the year flown by or what? I can’t believe we’re ready for another fun filled week where we look back at some of the best of all things books of 2016 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2017. This year is hosted by Jaime at Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader! This year we’re so excited to add Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales to the team! And Nancy added a blog partner so please welcome Christy to the Tales of a Ravenous Reader Team as well! And always a thanks goes out to our original co-hosts Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic who will not be hosting the event with us due to their busy lives we hope they’ll be back in 2017!


2016 has been an amazing year for debut Authors and books. My top 10 qualify for both but my honorable mentions are my favorite debut series this year. 




1. Unhooked by 
Blackhearts (Blackhearts #1) by 

3. The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by 

4. Beyond the Red (Beyond The Red #1) by 

5. Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1) by 

6. Bound by Blood and Sand (Untitled Series #1) by 

7. Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by 

8. The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1) by 

9. Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by 

10. Unblemished (Unblemished #1) by 


Come back tomorrow for Top 10: Best Debuts 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Blog Tour: #Giveaway #Win Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson ~ Review




Tour Schedule:

Week One:
12/26/2016- Twinning for BooksInterview
12/27/2016- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
12/28/2016- Wandering Bark BooksGuest Post
12/29/2016- Fiktshun- Review
12/30/2016- YA Book MadnessInterview

Week Two:
1/2/2017- Fiction FareReview
1/3/2017- A Gingerly ReviewExcerpt
1/4/2017- Curling Up With A Good Book - Excerpt
1/5/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
1/6/2017- NerdophilesReview






Title: FLICKER AND MIST
Author: Mary G. Thompson
Pub. Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Clarion Books
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars
Source: ARC provided by the Publisher




Synopsis:

Romance, intrigue, and plenty of action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy. The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. When invisible people become tricksters and then murderers, Myra’s Flickerkin heritage becomes a deadly secret, putting her relationship with the leader’s son—and her own life—in jeopardy. Loyalties shift and difficult choices are made before Myra understands who she wants to be. 



Review:

Thank you HMH for sending me a copy of Flicker and Mist for consideration. This in no way affected my opinion.


Flicker and Mist was so good and I am really hoping there will be more. This story is about two races divided. One came a long time ago and had relations on the Plateau. The decendants are Flickerkin and can become invisible. They also with practice can change from invisible to mist. This makes the town uneasy and all Flickerkin are outlawed but some are in hiding.

Myra when little Flickered she has never done it again so her mother and father hope it was only an anomoly. She is also dating the Sheriffs son and things become complicated when her mother fails a test to see if she is a Flickerkin. Myra may be a Flickerkin but she has been raised as a Plat and feels that those are her people and are the people she cares for.

A war is brewing and Myra is soon put in the middle. I love the humanity that Myra feels. She does not want anyone she cares about to be hurt but more then that she does not believe in the war or the divide that has come between these two races. 

Flicker and Mist was such a unique story that was very fast paced. A very thought provoking read. Myra soon learns that she is more then her DNA . I can not wait to read more from Mary G. Thompson. 










About Mary:
Mary G. Thompson was raised in Cottage Grove and Eugene, OR. She was a practicing attorney for more than seven years, including almost five years in the US Navy, and is now a law librarian in Washington, DC. She received her BA from Boston University, her JD from the University of Oregon, and her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School.










Giveaway Details:



3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of FLICKER AND MIST, US Only.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Top 10: Best Book Covers of 2016


Top 10 of 2016


WOW! Has the year flown by or what? I can’t believe we’re ready for another fun filled week where we look back at some of the best of all things books of 2016 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2017. This year is hosted by Jaime at Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Nancy fromTales of a Ravenous Reader! This year we’re so excited to add Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales to the team! And Nancy added a blog partner so please welcome Christy to the Tales of a Ravenous Reader Team as well! And always a thanks goes out to our original co-hosts Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic who will not be hosting the event with us due to their busy lives we hope they’ll be back in 2017!


2016 has been an amazing year for covers. 




1. The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by 
Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by 

3. Night Study (Soulfinders #2) by 


5. The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #2) by 


7. Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms #5) by 

8. The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1) by 

9. The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by 

10. And I Darken (The Conquerer's Saga #1) by 


Come back tomorrow for Top 10: Best Debuts 2016