T5W: August 9, 2017

Second Book is Best

When I saw the topic for this week’s T5W I was pretty excited. I thought it would be easier than it turned out to be. But, as it turns out, second books are usually my least favorite in a series. It seems that 25% of the time, the series gets better, with the second book, being the second best and the third being my favorite. Another 25% of the time the series goes down hill with the second book being again the second best, but the third being my least favorite and the first one being the best (looking at you Divergent). The other 50% of the time, second books are just pretty meh. So, this week I’m making this a top three because I couldn’t find another one that truly fit into it.

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All the Crooked Saints ARC Giveaway!!

Hey, guess what? I’m giving away a book!

A week ago I wrote a post about a giveaway that I was hosting here in celebration of getting 300 followers on my blog. Again, I want to thank you all. But, for those of you who might not have seen that post and don’t know about the giveaway, here it is again!

The Book Cover Girls is hosting am hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a new, free, signed ARC of Maggie Stiefvater’s upcoming book, All the Crooked Saints. While at Book Con 2017, I acquired two copies of the novel. I am keeping one to read an am giving the other one away.

And yes, I know, there is controversy about this book. But, let’s also keep in mind that none of the people that were originally making their judgement had even read the book at the time. I haven’t read it either and if I find a problem with it then I will state that in my review, but I will go into this book without bias, as should we all. So, if you are as excited as I am to read this book, and live in the continental united states, please feel free to enter my giveaway!

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300 Follower Thank You + Giveaway!!

I honestly cannot believe that my small little corner of the internet now has 300 followers!!!

Me realizing I now had 300 followers:

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But all joking aside, I really am thankful. Thank you to all that  support my blog and take the time to read my posts! Y’all have no idea how much that means to me.

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Coming on Tuesday – August 2017

Exciting August 2017 YA Releases 

It’s a known fact that for some odd reason, that I have yet to understand, books are almost always released on Tuesdays. Seriously, why is that? But anyway, all it means to me is that Tuesdays are a day of excitement, however much my wallet might protest. So, since August is here, and it holds five amazing Tuesdays, I figured I might share some of my most anticipated releases for the month.

These obviously aren’t all the August releases, just the ones that I am most excited for, and the ones that I think you guys might like too. So, here we are!

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Warcross – ARC Review of an AWESOME Novel

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29385546Some months ago, while browsing NetGalley and Edelweiss and other such websites in hopes for good books, I came across a galley for Warcross and for a full minute I did nothing but stare at my screen, wondering if it was real. Once I was satisfied that it was, in fact, a reality, I obviously had to get it. I downloaded it from Edelweiss, all excited and whatnot, and then you know what I did? Nothing, that’s what. I left it unread, for months. Then, at BookCon 2017, I was lucky enough to get a physical galley for this book and I was so excited to read it. And then you know what I did? I left it unread too. Until now, that is.

Looking back, my one regret is that I did not read this book sooner.

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Heir of Fire – The Book That Made Me A Liar

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20613470So, that happened.

From now on any of you who would like to call me a liar, feel free to do so because I have lied to you all. A few weeks ago I published a post talking about series that I would not finish. Number one on that list was the Throne of Glass series.

I had read book one, Throne of Glass,  way before it was popular. I read it weeks after its release, before everyone and their mother decided that it would be cool. And I liked it. Then I read book two, Crown of Midnight, and then I stopped. I had no intention of returning.

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Caraval Read Along – Week Three!

Hello, hello! As you all may, or may not have known, The Book Cover Girls has teamed up with Brookie @Brookie Cowles for a read along!

The book we are reading is Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

This goes on for the entire month of March and every Wednesday we post questions about the book so everyone can comment on them. This week the read along is hosted on Brookie’s blog, HERE.

For past week’s discussion go here:

Week One

Week Two

We hope you join us!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Third Discussion: 3/22/2017 (Today)

Goodreads Synopsis for Caraval

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.