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Hi everyone!

Thanks to Jill’s great post at RantandRaveAboutBooks, “What Makes Me Want To “RAVE” About Your Blog”, I started a twitter! I’ve never had a twitter before so bear with me while I learn how to use it. So far its a fun way to interact with other bloggers. I also started to follow a lot of authors and I stumbled across this gem from Sarah J. Maas:

It looks like Hulu is officially making a TOG adaptation TV show! Click here to see the full article.  I know most adaptations don’t turn out as well as I hope, but I am beyond excited for this one.

If you have a twitter, follow me at @AlexsBookBlog

Happy reading!

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WWW Wednesday #6

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam@ Taking on a World of Words.

To participate, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


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ARC Review:The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker

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“It’s never wise to talk to strangers…and that goes double when they’re dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice. Resting on a park bench, touching the turnstile at the Metro station—she never knows where she’ll encounter a ghost. These mental hitchhikers are the reason Anna has been tossed from one foster home and psychiatric institution to the next for most of her life.

When a chance touch leads her to pick up the insistent spirit of a girl who was brutally murdered, Anna is pulled headlong into a deadly conspiracy that extends to the highest levels of government. Facing the forces behind her new hitcher’s death will challenge the barriers, both good and bad, that Anna has erected over the years and shed light on her power’s origins. And when the covert organization seeking to recruit her crosses the line by kidnapping her friend, it will discover just how far Anna is willing to go to bring it down.”

Release date: October 11, 2016


 

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Book Giveaway and Excerpt: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova. I haven’t read it yet (I know, I’m late!) but I received an email about a book giveaway and wanted to share with everyone. This book sounds really original and I can’t wait to get to it. And the main character’s name is Alex, so that’s always a plus!  The link to the giveaway is at the bottom of the post. The giveaway is for US and Canada only (sorry!). It ends September 19th so sign up now if you are interested 🙂 There’s also an excerpt from the first chapter. I hope to have this read and a review posted before the end of the month. The book cover is linked to Goodreads if you want to check out other reviews. Happy reading!

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“Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. 

 

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.

 

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…”

 

Release Date: September 6, 2016

Hardcover, ISBN 9781492620945


 

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Review: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

25558608“Elias and Laia are running for their lives.

After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf – the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison – to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene – Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own – one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape… and kill them both.”


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Hype or Like Friday: September 9th

Hype or Like Friday is a meme co-created by Jill @ Rantandraveaboutbooks, Britt @ Geronimo Reads and Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads. Join their Goodreads group here to participate! Each month they choose a hyped up book to read and discuss on the last Friday of the month. The first three Fridays are dedicated to related discussion questions. This month we are reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
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I see Rainbow Rowell’s books everywhere and her books all seem interesting and a little strange. I really enjoyed Eleanor and Park so I am excited to dive into this book.

 

 

 

 

Since September is back to school month, the discussion themes will all be school-centered.

Here is this week’s topic:

” I Love Science: My Favorite Science Fiction Books- This can be anything you want. Science fiction can be anything from time travel to DNA mutations like X-Men. You can go with comic books or novels. Whatever you feel like writing about.”


 

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ARC Review: A Shadow Bright and Burning

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“I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?”

Release Date: September 20th, 2016


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Update: IT’S HERE! Empire of Storms and Throne of Glass Kindle Deal

As many of you are already aware, Empire of Storms was officially released today in the US! I pre-ordered my copy a few weeks back and I was so pleased to see it on my doorstep when I came home from work today. This book is my most anticipated release of the year and I can’t wait to get started (although I have to finish A Torch Against the Night first 🙂 ).

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If you haven’t given the Throne of Glass series a try, I highly recommend picking it up. I know some readers weren’t as enthusiastic about the first two books in the series, but it does pick up as the story goes on. It has been such a pleasurable reading experience watching Celaena, Dorian, Chaol, Manon + everyone else grow into mature, complex characters. If you are even considering picking it up, the ebook of Throne of Glass is currently on Amazon for $2.99!

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If you are also excited about this release, happy reading! I hope we all enjoy it as much as the rest of the series 🙂

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Reader Confessions Tag 

I was tagged by the lovely Teenlit101. Please stop by and check out her blog if you have the chance, she posts a lot of great reviews for YA books. Thanks again for the tag 🙂

 

1. Have you ever damaged a book? 

Not..intentionally. I love my books. But I also use to bring my books with me absolutely everywhere. So they all sustained some wear and tear. I don’t carry them around quite as much now that I have a kindle. I used to dog-ear my pages (gasp) but I don’t do that anymore. I learned you have to be careful when bringing books to the beach. I also have a paperback copy of The Prisoner of Azkaban from the fourth grade with bite marks in it from our class rabbit. I take better care of my books in adulthood 🙂

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

No! Although I did have a friend damage one of my favorite books…it broke my heart. I don’t let very many people borrow my books anymore.

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Review: Champion (Legend #3)

14290364“He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.”


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