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We’re Back!

After a looonnnnnnng and strange November, the blog is back! Expect reviews and features to return to mostly normal. There are going to be a couple of changes here and there, however. I realized as I was taking a break that there were some things I was happy to get back to doing and there were some things I was very relieved to be avoiding for a whole month. And since blogging is supposed to be fun, I say poo-poo to all the annoying things! Including:

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Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith eARC {4.5 Stars}

Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith is a quiet and beautiful tale of a girl trying to understand her mother’s disappearance and the rumors that have been circulating about her fantastical parentage. This book combines a rich historical setting of Ireland as Christianity is just starting to come into the land and the question of whether the Merrow (Irish mermaid/selkies) are real or not. If you’re looking for a book that sneaks up on you before sweeping you away to a mystical land, this is the one.

Note: I received an advanced copy of Merrow from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith eARC {4.5 Stars}

Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith (Secrets of Carrick #1)
Published by Candlewick Press on Nov. 8th, 2016
Genres: Historical Fantasy, YA
Page Length: 240 pages
How I got my copy: NetGalley, Publisher
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In this breathless and beautifully crafted tale, twelve-year-old Neen Marrey must separate town gossip from town lore to learn the truth about her mother—and herself.

The people of Carrick Island have been whispering behind Neen’s back ever since her father drowned and her mother disappeared. The townspeople say her mother was a merrow and has returned to the ocean. Neen, caught in her hazy new in-between self—not a child, but not quite grown up—can’t help but wonder if the villagers are right. But if her mother was a merrow, then what does that make Neen?

4.5 Stars

Strengths:
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Heartless by Marissa Meyer ARC {4.5 Stars}

Heartless by Marissa Meyer explores the story of the Queen of Hearts before she gained her throne. Turns out she was quite a nice girl until fate conspired to break her heart! If you love Wonderland, you’ll obviously want to read this prequel, but even if you aren’t a Wonderland fanatic, I think you’ll still really enjoy this story for the depth of character development and fascinating world.

31 Days to Heartless!!!!! :D

Note: I received an advanced copy of Heartless from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer ARC {4.5 Stars}

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel & Friends on Nov. 8th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Page Length: 464 pages
How I got my copy: Publisher
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Long 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.

4.5 Stars

Strengths:
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Books on Dragonwings Kickstarter Update

Books on Dragonwings - A Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Subscription Box

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Hey everyone, I wanted to give you all an update on the Books on Dragonwings Kickstarter and make sure you were aware of all the different cool options there are to join in depending on what things you are interested in!

First the best news: We hit the goal! The project will now definitely go through, so you don’t have to worry about getting your hopes up for nothing ;-). So what sorts of things can you get through the Kickstarter?

  • $1 – A digital copy of the custom book recommendation list from the first box. (Kickstarter exclusive)

    Books on Dragonwings Kickstarter Demo Box

    Picture by the fantastic Lisa @ Lost in Literature

  • $5 – Access to the subscriber area for the first two quarters, includes digital copies of the custom book recommendations for the first two boxes and ability to suggest and vote on upcoming boxes. (Kickstarter exclusive)
  • $10 – Unlimited access to the subscriber area, includes digital copies of the custom book recommendations for all future boxes and ability to suggest and vote on upcoming boxes. (Kickstarter exclusive)
  • $20 – The Star-Touched Queen extra items and physical recommendation list and unlimited access to the subscriber area. If you’ve already loved The Star-Touched Queen, this will bring it to life! Everything except the book basically.
  • $35 – The Star-Touched Queen reading experience with an e-copy of the book instead of a hardcover. The items and physical recommendation list will still be shipped to you!
  • $40 – The Star-Touched Queen reading experience box with no recurring payment plan required ($43 value). Read this amazing book and bring it to life!
  • $75 – The Star-Touched Queen and The Reader reading experience boxes with no recurring payment plan required ($86 value). Take my advice, these books are both amazing and you won’t want to miss living the magic!
  • $100 – The Star-Touched Queen and The Reader reading experience boxes with no recurring payment plan required and a custom crochet dragon handmade by me with love! ($116 value) These books are both amazing and you’ll get to pick the colors of a little dragon to read them with you along with everything else to bring these books to life. (Dragon is Kickstarter exclusive)

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A Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Subscription Box! + Giveaway

Books on Dragonwings - A Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Subscription Box
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