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Beakish Discussions (#1)

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So I made a startling discovery recently, penguins.

If you’ve been around my blog a while, you’ll know I SWEAR one of my favorite genres evaaaaaaaaar is, wait for it, wait for ittttttttt…

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STEAMPUNK.

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But…I love steampunk so SO much, I don’t allow myself to read it often.  And I’m not sure, now, if this is because I don’t want to risk “ruining” my adoration of it by devouring ALL THE THINGS, or if I’m scared that by branching out and reading more of it, I will begin to find books that disappoint me rather than make me swoon.

So tell me, penguins–is there a genre you absolutely LOVE…that you don’t allow yourself to read often?  What is your reasoning for doing this?  Do you appreciate the genre more by reading less of it, or are you afraid you’ll end up disappointed in it?

LET’S TALK!

Also, if you were curious, some of my FAVORITE steampunk novels include:

Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

Vinyl (Vinyl #1)

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Book Blitz, Excerpt, and Giveaway: Grond

 

GROND: The Raven High
Yuri Hamaganov
Publication date: February 28th 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

In the year 2086, Earth is exhausted. The seas have been emptied, the bedrock and soil stripped of their resources, and the superheated atmosphere churns with terrible storms. Those who can afford to do so live in the limbo of virtual reality, and the billions who suffer in poverty have no work, no clean water, and no security from the chaos.

The only hope for those trapped on a dying Earth are the Changed—the seven bioengineered post-humans who work in their separate manufacturing facilities orbiting high above the planet. Raised from birth for their work and fully matured at ten years old, their genius provides the nanomaterials that have begun to cleanse Earth of the pollutants that have wiped out almost the entire ecosphere.

But for Olga Voronov, youngest of the Changed, the isolation and endless toil are not the greatest of her challenges. Down on Earth there are those who resent and fear her talents—and would prefer that humanity not be given the second chance that only she could make possible …

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EXCERPT:

CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE END OF CHILDHOOD

…The orbital cannon, flying five hundred kilometers over the High House, readily obeyed the code introduced by Petrov, coming under his command in manual mode. He didn’t have to switch on the long-range radars since the House’s path was fixed and the curator only needed to introduce the station’s coordinates. Then he watched as the thirty-meter barrel turned on its electric drives.

He switched on the precise guidance telescope. What was left now was to aim at the ship moored to the axis. The cannon’s guidance system would independently calculate the required lead. Now the thin red lines were coming together on the

Swan’s bow, where Petrov hoped the control post was. He didn’t want to hit the reactor compartment.

The cannon accumulators fully charged; the fragmentary round was in the barrel. The target was attached to the High House and therefore couldn’t evade, and it wasn’t protected by jamming. Everything promised an ideal shot.

“Well, dear citizens engaged in alcoholism, hooliganism, and parasitism!” Petrov announced with unconcealed relish. “Time for the fate you so richly deserve!”

A space artillery gun is an inconspicuous thing. It fires without a bright flash or deafening sound of a shot. But the shell, boosted by the pulse-driven electrode accelerator, rushed to the target at a speed of eighty kilometers per second.

“Ensign Voronov is calling Electra Donovan. Over.” Olga’s voice was even as usual, showing no emotions.

“Wha-a-a-t? You’re still alive?”

Olga smiled wryly and looked out the porthole.

“Alive, my friend. And now I’ll show you my funny trick!”

“Beautiful!” Olga exclaimed, watching with admiration as bow of the Black Swan shattered to hundreds of glittering fragments. The shell that hit the yacht exploded inside it, producing thousands of splinters in the shape of curved saber. They cut through everything on their way—partitions, equipment, spacesuits, human bodies … The maneuvering engines and oxygen tanks exploded. The controls inside the ship threw off showers of sparks. The dazzling flame flared up and died out. The metal and ceramite bulged outward, then came apart in a donut-shaped ring of shrapnel. Only the reactor compartment, protected by armor, survived. The High House’s docking unit was damaged, but it was of no significance now.

With the destruction of the generator, the pain vanished like a nightmare. Olga regained control of the station and immediately introduced new security codes that would make any further hacking impossible. Simultaneously an SOS signal and an encoded short message detailing the attack on the station left for Earth…

 

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Stacking the Shelves (#56)

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Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by:  Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Find their latest post here!

I know, I know–you’re all going, “BUT BETH!  I thought you weren’t going to post these every week, yet here you are, doing another one so soon!  WHAT HAPPENED!?”

And uh… I mean, I could try to explain, really I could, but…I’m sure you all know how it is?  The inbox filled with schtuff and things and I found myself in the same position I seem to always find myself in–with more BOOOOOOOKS!  Because really, who can say no to books?!

So… My aunt had a biopsy (finally) on the tumor in her brain this week.  Turns out, even after SO MANY DOCTORS saying it wasn’t cancer…it IS.  They can’t remove it, because it’s star-shaped and it would be more dangerous to try, so…they’re going to try a pill form of radiation and see how that helps,  if it does.  My grandma is stoic as always, but…that makes both the siblings she has left, left with cancer, and I’m sure she’s not doing as well as she lets on.

Other than that, I’ve no new news to pass along since last week.  Just working and sleeping and reading, such is my life now!  How are you all?

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Noteworthy

Diving Deep (UK Crush Book 2)

Learning to Fly (UK Crush #3)

Before the Tempest (UK Crush, #4)

July Thunder (Bad Bloods, #3)

July Lightning (Bad Bloods, #4)

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freebies from across the web

Escorted (Escorted, #1)

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If you want to know the grand total….it’s 42 INDIVIDUAL books.  42, penguins.  I….I don’t even know what happened?!

What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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A Very ARCish Readathon

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ABOUT THE ‘THON:

Hello, everyone! Today, I come to you with an announcement for a readathon that I’ll be hosting in April. Us bloggers have the privilege of getting our hands on ARCs – whether those are physical ARCs or digital ARCs through Netgalley and Edelweiss and such. And sometimes, we go overboard and request too many at the same time, or sometimes life gets in the way, throwing off our reading schedules and we fall behind on all those ARCs that we need to get to. I’m way behind on the review copies that I need to read – my ratio is falling behind, and I really need to get my shit together. I thought that I’d spend the month of April clearing out my shelf – and then I thought, why not get others to join in?

W H E N

The readathon runs from 12:01 AM (your time) on April 1st to April 30th, 11:59 PM (your time).

G O A L S  A N D  C H A L L E N G E S

This is a low-pressure, low-key readathon, and so it doesn’t really have any challenges. The only goal is to read as many ARCs as possible; if you’re feeling ambitious, and are trying to catch up on your 80% ratio goal on Netgalley, aim for that. If your goal (like mine) is to just read as many ARCs as possible, and hopefully read everything on your shelf, you can do that. Take it easy – I know reviewing and blogging can be stressful as it is; you don’t need to add more pressure on yourself by adding unnecessary challenges.

H A S H T A G

I’ll be tracking my progress on social media, specifically Twitter, using the hashtag #AVAReadathon. You can join the conversation by using that hashtag; it’ll be fun to engage with other users more readily!

G I V E A W A Y

At the end of the month, I will randomly pick two winners who will both win a pre-order of a book of their choice. This can be a pre-order of an ARC you read and really enjoyed, or it can be anything else – as long as it’s a pre-order. The giveaway is open internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you), and if you’re an international participant to whom TBD does not ship, you will be able to choose an eBook pre-order that will be gifted to you.

H O W  T O  E N T E R

You must put up a post on your blog (or Instagram, or Twitter, or Tumblr – literally just anywhere on the Internet) announcing the readathon, and if you’d like, make a TBR. You can link your posts in the linky at the end of this post. Please also link this post in your own posts so that other people who want to participate can easily find this information.

And that’s about it for what the readathon is and the prizes. If you’d like to know more, or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

See the original ‘THON post RIGHT HERE!

And now for….

MY TBR OF READATHON DOOOOOOOM (or delight, I’m not sure which at the moment)

And seriously, penguins, don’t hold me to this TOO much because oh my goooooodness do I have WAY TOO MANY ARCs stockpiled right now and therefore this list is liable to change at my whim:

Diving Deep (UK Crush Book 2) Learning to Fly (UK Crush #3) Before the Tempest (UK Crush, #4)

Don't Kiss the Messenger The Married Girls (The Girl With No Name #2) Time Weaver: Heart of Cogs (Time Collector, #1)

Cry Wolf Other Breakable Things Groupie

Bridges: A Daphne White Novel Incense and Peppermints Definitions of Indefinable Things

Duels and Deception

I mean….hopefully I’ll get a few more snuck in there but for now this is what I’m shooting for (tentatively.  because like I said–PENGUIN WHIMS, BABY!)

 

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The Duke of Bannerman Prep: A Mysterious and Entertaining Retelling

 

The Duke of Bannerman Prep

Words are weapons. Facts can be manipulated. And nothing is absolute—especially right and wrong.

Tanner McKay is at Bannerman Prep for only one reason: the elite school recruited him after he brought his public school’s debate team to victory last year. Bannerman wants a championship win. Debate is Tanner’s life—his ticket out of his poor-as-dirt life and family drama, straight to a scholarship to Stanford and the start of a new, better future.

But when he’s paired with the Duke, his plans for an easy ride seem as if they’ve hit the rails. The Duke is the quintessential playboy, beloved by everyone for his laissez-faire attitude, crazy parties, and seemingly effortless favors.

And a total no-show when it comes to putting in the work to win.

But as Tanner gets sucked into the Duke’s flashy world, the thrill of the high life and the adrenaline of existing on the edge becomes addictive. A small favor here and there seems like nothing in exchange for getting everything he ever dreamed of.

But the Duke’s castle is built on shady, shaky secrets, and the walls are about to topple down.

A contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, Katie Nelson’s taut debut is perfect for fans of John Green’s Looking for Alaska, Kate Brian’s Private series, and anyone who’s encountered the cut-throat world of competitive high school.

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YA / Contemporary / Retellings
352 Pages
Sky Pony Press
Expected Publication Date:  May 9th, 2017
Preorder a copy here!

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Quick Reasons: The Great Gatsby retelling?! FOR THE WIN!; intriguing, complex characters; realistic and believable plot; the air of mystery almost choked me throughout; I’m super curious about the Duke, and only a TINY bit sad we don’t actually know anything about him; love the boarding school aspect

Huge thanks to Katie A. Nelson, Sky Pony Press, and Edelweiss for sending me a free digital galley of this title in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.

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If you’ve been stalking my blog for a while, penguins, you’ll know I go absolutely GAGA over any and every retelling I can get my hands on. Recently, I stumbled across this title on Edelweiss–up for instant download, at that!–and while I wasn’t a big fan of the original novel, decided to take a chance on this one, because hello, boarding school?! Need I say more?!

I’m so pleased to say that this book? delivered on pretty much every level. The air of drama and intrigue surrounding the Duke was delicious, satisfying, and frustrating all at once. Frustrating only because a very, very TINY part of me is upset we don’t really ever learn anything about him. Of course, I understand this is totally the point–and I’m not lying when I say that part of me is MINUSCULE. It doesn’t matter at all, because honestly, this read was super entertaining, and I can get behind a book that keeps me wondering even after the final page.

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These characters are realistic, and the plot is super believable. I adored how many different moral implications were made throughout–including the whole, “one white lie leads to a thousand more.” It’s obvious, from the get-go, that Tanner is in way over his head…and that he will, undoubtedly, make some very bad choices in the course of his journey. But the fact that he’s flawed, and that he follows through so vehemently, and remains loyal… All of these things only helped to solidify him in my mind. Even when the world was falling apart around him, he dug himself in deeper, kept looking for that “out.” It was so human, I felt as if I was watching the train wreck from the sidelines–and was reminded of moments in my past that I found myself in a similar situation. Let’s be honest, we ALL do this at least once; it’s how we learn, sometimes.

Overall, I’m SUPER glad I downloaded this retelling, and need more of YOU penguins to go out there and read it too, because I need someone to fangirl with about it. The characters are believable, the boarding school setting was entertaining, and the air of mystery/intrigue just about knocked me to the floor. There are some super heavy subjects explored throughout, but the moral implications are gold. Katie A. Nelson hit the nail on the head with this one, in my opinion. I definitely recommend this to lovers of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, boarding-school intrigue, and flawed but endearing characters. Welcome to Bannerman Prep, penguins; make sure to hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

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Stacking the Shelves (#55)

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Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by:  Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Find their latest post here!

HELLOOOOO, penguins!

So, we’ve officially opened the new store.  I’ve been effectively “managing” it since training ended, and have started learning all the ins-and-outs in terms of things like labor costs and food costs, etc.  The employees are beginning to get into the daily schedule and are getting used to the work.  There are a few promising personalities who’ve been promoted to shift leaders, and business is slowly beginning to pick up at lunch.  Night times are still a bit slow, but that’s to be expected.

Keith and I went to Beauty and the Beast last weekend and OH, MY PENGUINS, that movie!  If you haven’t seen it yet, you seriously need to drop everything right this second and go change that, because that movie is eeeeeeeeverything.  I adored the backstories we got, I adored LeFou (which is weird because before this, I always kind of considered him to be a one-dimensional side character?  In THIS movie, though?!  LeFou is just…. GAAAAAH!  GAAAAAAH, I adore him so hardcore, I’ve officially changed my opinion about him.)  I just cannot even right now about this movie, penguins.  Do me a favor and go see it, okay, so we can flail and fangirl about it together?  Please? (and if you HAVE seen it, PLEASE FLAIL AND FANGIRL ABOUT IT WITH ME!)

So I decided, spur of the moment recently, to try logging in to Instagram again.  Remember I told you, months ago, that I was having issues?  It kept telling me my account had been disabled on my phone, but was still letting me onto my profile on the computer?  Well, I reinstalled the app a few weeks ago on a whim….and YAY, it worked!  So I’m “back” on instagram, though I need to get back into the habit of taking pictures and posting and whatnot.  I’ll admit, even just a few months away was enough to break the habit?  Bad, bad me.  (It also doesn’t help that I’m working something like 48-50 hours a week)

I’ve been on something of a reading spree the last few weeks.  I’m sure you noticed, with all the reviews suddenly going up on my blog.  Hopefully you’re enjoying my thoughts on them, as I’m having a ton of fun writing reviews again.  I’m TRYING to catch up on some of my backlog….not sure it’s working, but I’m doing my best.

I officially got LitCube back in my life and LET ME TELL YOU, I’M SO SUPER HAPPEH ABOUT IT!  I missed LitCube something fiiiiiierce, and I’m so pleased I was able to jump back into it with this month’s theme–Beauty and the Beast!–because we all know I’m obsessed.

I know I’ve been seriously slacking on the blog hopping front lately, and I’m SUPER sorry about this–so here’s what we’ll do.  LINK ME to a recent post you’ve put out there on the blog block you want me to read and/or think I SHOULD read, and I’ll read it.  And comment on it.  And schtuff and things, because yes.  (this last sentence makes no sense but roll with it like the Penguin-Panda hybrids the bestie Annelise and I both know you all secretly are beneath your meat suits)

Also, I need some new memes in my bloggish world, so…if there’s a meme you’ve been enjoying lately that you’d like to see me hop onto, PLEASE let me know?!  I WANNA DO ALL THE THINGS AGAIN, GUYS–I just need a little bit of motivation!

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from publishers/authors/edelweiss/netgalley
(for blog tours)

Don't Kiss the Messenger

The Married Girls

Time Weaver: Heart of Cogs (Time Collector, #1)

Cry Wolf

Other Breakable Things

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from publishers/authors/edelweiss/netgalley
(for review)

Bridges: A Daphne White Novel

from litcube

Bellamy and The Brute

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won from a giveaway

Murder Among the Stars

Thank you so much, Simon TEEN and Riveted!

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Sharing Tara: Steamy Menage Romance

Loving Ashe (Celebrity Series, #1)

Moonlight

Blood In Iron (The Iron Series #1)

The Subtle Beauty

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If you want to know the grand total….it’s 42 INDIVIDUAL books.  42, penguins.  I….I don’t even know what happened?!

What are some of the books YOU picked up/added to your shelves (either real or virtual?)  Let me know below, or link me to your own Stacking the Shelves!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Dark Legends

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Publication date: January 17th
2017

This Collection
is packed with more than 20 full-length Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads
from New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors!

Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal romance
and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural suspense that will
transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics, Ghosts,
Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark

Monica Corwin with Soulless

J.L. Weil with White Raven

Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption

JA Culican with The Keeper of
Dragons,
The Prince Returns

Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily

GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series

Marilyn Peake with Shade

Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed

Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss

Vivienne Savage with Making Waves

Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows

HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon

Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced

J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs

Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon

Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift

Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty

D.S. Murphy with Scarlet Thread

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Weekly Wishlist (#13)

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Because I needed a post in my life that kept me up to date on all things BOOKS!  and it seemed like Wishlist Wednesday was dead, I decided to make my own.

Welcome to Weekly Wishlist!

I’m all about breaking bending the rules to my will, so I’m switching it up!  I’m going to pair books that are already in the wild…with books soon to be released. Click the covers to be taken to the Amazon page.

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Who's That Girl

Junior Nattie McCullough is totally OK with her place in life: Latin whiz. Member of the school’s gay-straight alliance. Joni Mitchell superfan. Seventeen-year-old who has never been kissed. So when last summer’s crush and her former classmate—Young Lungs lead singer Sebastian Delacroix—comes back to town with his new hit single “Natalie,” she can’t bring herself to believe it could possibly be about her…could it?

As Nattie sorts through the evidence (the lyrics, Sebastian’s elusive text messages, and their brief romantic encounter last year), the song’s popularity skyrockets, and everyone starts speculating about “Natalie’s” identity. If that wasn’t mortifying enough, Nattie runs into another problem: her confusing, flirtation-packed feelings for her good friend Zach. With her once-average life upended, Nattie is determined to figure out once and for all if her short-lived past with Sebastian was something love songs are made of—or just a one-hit wonder.

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Why I want it:

A quasi love-story slash love mystery?!  I mean c’mon, how many of us obsessed over secret crushes or anonymous loves?  I don’t know about you all, but I received a good amount of anonymous love notes in my middle school days…and I adored them more BECAUSE they were secrets.  So yeah, this book?  I think it might bring up a fair amount of nostalgia for me.

It's Not Like It's a Secret

Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.

When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana’s new friends don’t trust Jamie’s crowd; Jamie’s friends clearly don’t want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad’s affair is becoming too obvious to ignore anymore.

Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy… what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.

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Why I want it:

I mean….diversity, intrigue, and all sorts of delicious drama seem to abound in this read, and that’s SUPER exciting (for me, at least, I dunno about all of you penguins).  It just sounds so good, I want to dive into it right now!  So…gimme?!

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Her Dangerous Visions (Song of the Worlds #1)

Two women, two worlds, one epic destiny.

On the world of Loam, disturbing visions plague Winter’s mind. Made a Seer by the gods, she must either cower away from the terrifying visions of the future, or face them head on and risk her life to fulfill her dangerous calling.

On the world of Hearth, Meluscia is determined to save her kingdom from the monstrous creatures crawling out of the wastelands, but first she must convince her dying father she is fit for the throne. But her schemes to gain power must survive her desperate longing for intimacy, for if she is to rule the Blue Mountain Realm, she must abide by the scriptures and forsake the love of a man.

A genre BLENDING series set in a vast fantasy universe where elements of science fiction are dominated by gods and monsters, visions and gifts.

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Why I want it:

I’ve always loved books that blend genres and make certain tropes into entirely different beings.  This book blurb promises to do just these things…and to be entertaining at the same time.  Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked about this series, and hope to pick it up in the future.

The Swan Kingdom

Shadows have fallen across the beautiful and lush Kingdom. The queen was attacked by an unnatural beast, and the healing skills of her daughter, Alexandra, cannot save her. Too soon the widowed king is spellbound by a frightening stranger – a woman whose eyes reflect no light. In a terrifying moment, all Alexandra knows disappears, including her beloved brothers, leaving her banished to a barren land unlike her own.

Alexandra has more gifts than even she realizes as she is confronted with magic, murder, and the strongest of evil forces. She is unflinchly brave and clever as she struggles to reclaim what she knows is rightfully hers.

This new voice in fantasy weaves a tale rich in visual detail, peppered with a formidable destructive force, and sweetened with familial and romantic love.

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Why I want it:

The lovely PANDAPANTS! recommended this to me, as it’s a retelling of The Wild Swans.  I’ve read a few retellings of this particular fairy tale in the past, and have to admit that it’s one of my faaaaaavorites–which means, obviously, that I need to read MORE retellings of it, because why not?!

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Have a book YOU’D like to recommend to me?!  AWESOME!  Either shoot me a comment down below, or send me a recommendation on Goodreads RIGHT HERE!

What do you guys think–have you read any of these…or WANT to?  What did you think of them, if so?  Let me know your thoughts and as always…

Until next time, happy book-ing!

 

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Need/Want to Read (January 2017)

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January 2017

Because how ELSE are you guys going to keep track of me and keep me on track, unless I give you a sort of “to do” list for the month?!

(Okay, okay, FINE–I admit it, my beak’s become a little bit full and I might need this reminder to keep MYSELF in check.  Don’t sue me, okay?!  I’m only a penguin after all!)

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Lost Girls

Capturing The Captain (American Pirate Romances Book 1)

Swords & Stilettos (Enlighten Series, Book One)

Worth The Risk (Infinity Series, #1)

Chameleon Assassin

Living in the Shallows (UK Crush #1)

Frost (Midnight Ice Book One)

Grimm Woods

I’m not even going to TRY to come up with books I WANT to read, because….DUHDUHDUUUUUUH, I’m moving (AGAIN!  Into a bigger place because YAY more space!)!  But if you guys see any books above you want to buddy with me, PLEASE feel free to let me know–I love buddy reads, they help hold me accountable and keep me on track.  So…let’s do it?!

What books are YOU hoping to read in January?! Let me know, or link me to your TBRs below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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