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Cover Reveal: Inferno by Stacey Rourke

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Title: Inferno Author: Stacey Rourke Genre: Teen Fantasy Expected Release Date: Fall 2016 Cover Designer: KC Designs Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
A dark force has risen, with the Garretts powerless to defend themselves. The Gryphon Series Resurrection continues with ... Inferno, a brand new novella releasing this fall!


RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel  Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012 Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com diaryofasemi-craz…

Waiting On Wednesday (141) Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers share which books they are highly anticipating. This week I want to share Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge.

Why I'm WaitingRomeo and Juliet retellings aren't new but what really compels me to read this one is that it is set in an undead world. You know me, Oh how I love my Zombie books. Also it doesn't hurt that I really enjoy this Author so I'm sure her spin on this story will be done well. 


Expected Publication:
September 27, 2016 by Balzer + Bray



When 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 mea…

Book Trailer Tuesday (124) How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather & Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather & Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


Available Now:How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren't enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his…

Book Trailer Tuesday (124) How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather & Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather & Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake


Available Now:How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

If dealing with that weren't enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his…

Zurvival Saturday (127) Bite Sized Reviews: The Renegades by Jack Hunt & DEAD Special Edition Perspectives vol. 1 by T.W. Brown

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Hey ya'll, I'm back this week with some more bite sized reviews! I haven't been reading as much in this genre as I usually do. I can't tell you if it is lack of original content or just feeling unispired by all the books cropping up in my recommendations list. Either way, these two passed the curiousity test and worked their way onto my pile.


First up, I read The Renegades
Publication Date: December 7, 2015


My Thoughts:  The Renegades wasn't a bad book but I think it tried a bit too hard to be a John Hughes movie set inside a Zombie apocalypse. Whereas I was hoping more for something like Freaks & Geeks (more comedy less drama) meets Zombie Apocalypse. One of the biggest issues I had with the story invovled the Colonel character. I really felt that whole sub plot was unnecessary and that it was included more as an afterthought. The story could have held its own just following the character's as they figured out whether to stay or go but I guess every story ne…

Waiting On Wednesday (140) Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers share which books they are highly anticipating. This week I want to share Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields.

Why I'm Waiting: Poison's Kiss greatly reminds me of Her Fair Assassin Trilogy and you all know how much I loved, loved, loved that series. Even if this book can capture a tiny sliver of that books enjoyment for me I'll consider this a success. Plus, who doesn't love assassins, espionage and doomed romance? Oh and big shot out to the cover design. It's gorgeous. 


Expected Publication:
January 10, 2017 by Random House



A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like a poison kiss and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya a poison maiden is what she wa…

Review: The Wicked Awakening Of Anne Merchant (The V Trilogy #2) by Joanna Wiebe

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Life and death, light and dark, spirit and flesh-on Wormwood Island, the lines are always blurred. For Anne Merchant, who has been thrust back into this eerily secretive world, crossing the line seems inevitable, inescapable, destined.

Now, as Ben finds himself battling for the Big V and Teddy reveals the celestial plan in which Anne is entwined, Anne must choose: embrace her darkly powerful connection to a woman known as Lilith and, in doing so, save the boy she loves...or follow a safer path that is sure to lead to Ben's destruction at the hands of dark leaders. Hoping the ends will justify the means, Anne starts down the slippery slope into the underworld, intent on exploring the dark to find the light. But as the lure of Lilith proves powerfully strong, will Anne save others-only to lose herself?

*Small Spoilers Below

When I read the first book The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant I was blown away by how original the story was. So naturally I went into Book #2 The Wicked Awa…