BLOG TOUR: Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Excerpt + GIVEAWAY)

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Welcome to my stop on the Renegades Blog Tour! I am excited to be posting a Review + Excerpt.

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November 2017 Releases

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Hey Bookworms!

Every month I post the books that I’m most excited about that are going to be released. For November I’m bringing you seven exciting releases. Let’s check them out:

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November 2016 Book Haul

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Hey guys!

Here are all the books I got in November! There is quite a few to get through. I’m super excited about this month’s haul.

So let’s get started shall we?


INDIGO

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick


Book Outlet

 

Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Zodiac by Romina Russell

Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten

Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

The Novice by Taran Matharu

The Inquisition by Taran Matharu

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Half Lost by Sally Green


GIFTS FROM FRIENDS

From Ashleigh Bello

Belvedor and the Four Corners by Ashleigh Bello

Belvedor and the King’s Curse by Ashleigh Bello

From Tina @ Indigo

This is Where is Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

From Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

Disruption by Jessica Shirvington

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis


ARCs

 

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom (Raincoast)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins Canada)

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine (HarperCollins Canada)

Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys (Delacorte Press via Indigo)

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak (Simon & Schuster Canada)

The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster Canada)

The Cursed Queen

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine (Simon & Schuster USA)



That was definitely a big month for me! Did you guys pick up any of these books too? See you next month!

Until next time,

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November 2016 Releases

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Hey guys!

Every month I post the books that I’m most excited about that are going to be released. For November I’m bringing you five exciting releases. Let’s check them out:


A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray

Release Date: November 1st, 2016

A Million Worlds With YouA million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Release Date: November 1st, 2016

The Sun is Also a StarNatasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Release Date: November 1st, 2016

The DiabolicA Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: November 8th, 2016

HeartlessLong before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

Fate of FlamesFour girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.

When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.

But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.

Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.

Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.

Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

ScytheIn a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

 


Let me know if you guys are looking forward to any of these books this month! I really can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Until next time,

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Characters That Got on my Nerves | Top 10 Tuesday [#36]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Characters That Got on my Nerves.

*** THIS IS MY OPINION: DO NOT HATE ON ME FOR IT ***

So we have all read books where we didn’t like or could really care less for a certain character. A lot of the times it happens to be the main character or active love interest. And now by no means am I saying that the author who wrote them is garbage because some of these characters come from some of my favorite books, what I am saying is that I honestly did not like them. So let the haters gonna hate begin!


10. Myles from Storm Siren

Storm Siren

Reasons Why:
  • He was beyond creepy
  • Could never tell if he was good or bad

 


9. Eleanor from Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park

Reasons Why:
  • She whined too much
  • No major character growth

 


 

8. Mare from The Red Queen

Red Queen

Reasons Why:
  • Thought she was the Queen of the world
  • Played up her Special Snowflake status constantly

 


7. Clary from the City of Bones

City of Bones

Reasons Why:
  • Boring and dull
  • Couldn’t see why everyone loved her in the book

 


6. Cinder from Cinder

Cinder

Reasons Why:
  • Again boring and dull
  • No extraordinary character growth

 


5. Lorelai from The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

Reasons Why:
  • Not likeable
  • Generic and boring

 


4. Ianthe from A Court of Mist and Fury

 

A Court of Mist and FuryReasons Why:
  • Professional manipulator
  • Two-faced!

 


3. Lucia from Falling Kingdoms

Frozen Tides

Reasons Why:
  • Generic and boring
  • Not likeable


2. Chaol from Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass

Reasons Why:
  • Snoozefest
  • Lacks depth

 


1. Mal from Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone

Reasons Why:
  • SO BORING
  • Everything he did got on my nerves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well there you have it! Top 10 Characters That Got on my Nerves. What characters got on your nerves? Do we share any similarities? Let me know!

Until next time,

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Fall 2016 Releases | Top 10 Tuesday [#35]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Fall 2016 Releases.

Can you guys believe that we are already half way into the year?? Boy does time sure fly by. But with time flying, it means that a bunch of new and exciting releases are coming our way this Fall. A lot of my most anticipated releases are sequels and or finales to some amazing series. So without further ado, let’s get started!


10. Fate of Flames by  Sarah Raughley

Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

Fate of FlamesFour girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.

When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.

But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.

Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.

Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.

Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?

9. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Release Date: September 20th, 2016

23207027Every 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. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

8. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Release Date: September 27th, 2016

Bright Smoke, Cold FireWhen the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .

7. Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

Release Date: November 15th, 2016

Boy RobotSeventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut.

There once was a boy who was made, not created.

In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.

His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.

An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination.

He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future.

To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable.

Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death…or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.

6. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

Release Date: September 20th, 2016

Frost Like NightAngra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: November 8th, 2016

HeartlessLong before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

4. The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Release Date: October 11th, 2016

The Midnight StarThere was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

3. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: September 6th, 2016

Empire of StormsThe long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: September 27th, 2016

Crooked KingdomKaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

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1. Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Crystal StormMAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he’s no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.

LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise.

JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.

AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she’ll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

And what kind of darkness will descend–and who will be safe–after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?


Well there you have it! Top 10 Fall 2016 Releases. What books are you looking forward to the most? Any you want to bring to my attention? Let me know!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

March 2016 BIRTHDAY / Book Haul

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Hey guys!

This past month has definitely been a jammed packed one that’s for sure! I started my new position at my new store, celebrated my birthday, hosted a giveaway, went to the Indigo Summer Preview night, and went to Toronto Comic Con. Overall it was a pretty great month and I have acquired a lot of books in the process. So let’s get started!


INDIGO

Silver Eve by Sandra Waugh

Published by Random House Children’s Books

Released September 22nd, 2015

Series: Guardians of Tarnec #2

Hardcover

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Published by Balzer + Bray

Released February 16th 2016

Series: Ravenspire #1

Hardcover

Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber

Published by HarperCollins

Released June 2nd, 2015

Series: Storm Siren #2

Hardcover

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Published by Voyager

Released August 2nd, 2011

Series: The Broken Empire #1

Paperback

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Published by Voyager

Released August 7th, 2012

Series: The Broken Empire #2

Paperback

Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Published by Voyager

Released August 6th, 2013

Series: The Broken Empire #3

Paperback

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Published by Ace

Released June 3rd, 2014

Series: The Red Queen’s War #1

Hardcover

Half Bad by Sally Green

Published by Viking Books for Young Readers

Released March 4th, 2014

Series: The Half Bad Trilogy #1

Hardcover

Fairest by Marissa Meyers

Published by Feiwal & Friends

Released January 27th 2015

Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5

Paperback

EXIT, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers

Released March 15th, 2016

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Released March 8th, 2016

Series: The Dark Artifices #1

Hardcover

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Published by Razorbill

Released April 28th, 2015

Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1

Hardcover


BMV Used Books

Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Published by Archie Comics

Released June 10th, 2014

Series: Afterlife with Archie #1

Graphic Novel

Archie Vol. 1 by Mark Waid

Published by Archie Comics

Released March 29th 2016

Series: Archie #1

Graphic Novel


OWLCRATE

The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

Published by Razorbill

Released January 26th, 2016

Series: Standalone

February 2016 Box

Hardcover

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Published by Random House

Released March 8th, 2016

Series: Standalone

March 2016 Box

Hardcover


BIRTHDAY

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Published by HarperTeen

Released February 9th 2016

Series: Reign of Shadows #1

Hardcover

Front Lines by Michael Grant

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

Released January 26th, 2016

Series: Soldier Girl #1

Hardcover


That was definitely a big month for me! Did you guys pick up any of these books too? See you next month!

Until next time,

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