ARC Review: DATING MAKES PERFECT by Pintip Dunn

DATING MAKES PERFECT
by Pintip Dunn
Release Date: August 18, 2020; Entangled: Teen

From Goodreads:
The Tech sisters don’t date in high school. Not because they’re not asked. Not because they’re not interested. Not even because no one can pronounce their long, Thai last name—hence the shortened, awkward moniker. But simply because they’re not allowed. 

Until now. 

In a move that other Asian American girls know all too well, six months after the older Tech twins got to college, their parents asked, “Why aren’t you engaged yet?” The sisters retaliated by vowing that they won’t marry for ten (maybe even twenty!) years, not until they’ve had lots of the dating practice that they didn’t get in high school. 

In a shocking war on the status quo, her parents now insist that their youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka “Winnie”), must practice fake dating in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course—and organized based on their favorite rom-coms. ’Cause that won’t end in disaster. 

ARC Review: REBEL SPY by Veronica Rossi

REBEL SPY 
Release Date: June 23, 2020; Delacorte Press 
Young Adult, Historical Fiction

About the book:
A reimagining of the story behind Agent 355--a New York society girl and spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War--perfect for fans of Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key and the novels of Julie Berry. 

Rebellious Frannie Tasker knows little about the war between England and its thirteen colonies in 1776, until a shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity. The body of a young woman floating in the sea gives Frannie the chance to escape her brutal stepfather--and she takes it. 

Assuming the identity of the drowned Emmeline Coates, Frannie is rescued by a British merchant ship and sails with the crew to New York. For the next three years, Frannie lives a lie as Miss Coates, swept up in a courtship by a dashing British lieutenant. But after witnessing the darker side of the war, she realizes that her position gives her power. Soon she finds herself eavesdropping on British officers, risking everything to pass information on to George Washington's Culper spy ring as agent 355. Frannie believes in the fight for American liberty--but what will it cost her? Inspired by the true "355" and rich in historical detail and intrigue, this is the story of an unlikely New York society girl turned an even unlikelier spy.

ARC Review: THE PRINCESS WILL SAVE YOU (The Princess Will Save You #1) by Sarah Henning


THE PRINCESS WILL SAVE YOU (The Princess Will Save You #1
by Sarah Henning 
Release Date: July 7, 2020; Tor Teen
Young Adult, Fantasy

About the book:
A PRINCESS 

A STABLE BOY 

A QUEST 

When her father dies, Princess Amarande is given an ultimatum: Marry the leader of one of the four neighboring kingdoms, or lose her crown—and possibly her life. And to force her hand, her beloved, the stable boy Luca, is kidnapped. 

But Amarande was raised to be a warrior, not a sacrifice. 

And nothing will stop her from saving her true love and rescuing her kingdom. 

Blog Tour: CROSSING IN TIME (Between Two Evils #1) by D.L. Orton



CROSSING IN TIME (Between Two Evils #1) 
by D.L. Orton
Date Published: April 21, 2015; Rocky Mountain Press

From Goodreads:
The past isn't over, it's an opening. The future isn't hidden, it's a trap. If she ever wants to see him again, she'll have to take the risk. 

Fall into this "Funny, Romantic & Harrowing" (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) dystopian love story and prepare to encounter a finicky time machine, a mysterious seashell, and a very clever dog (some sex, some swearing, some violence, but no vampires and absolutely NO ditzes!) 

When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present--and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives twenty years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured nineteen-year-old to change their future. Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that's a heart breaker, save the world or not. 

Can't-Wait Wednesday: KINGDOM OF THE WICKED (Kingdom of the Wicked #1) by Kerri Maniscalco


'Can't-Wait' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights books to be released that readers/bloggers are most excited for. It is based on Jill, from Breaking the Spine's 'Waiting on' Wednesday.

My 'Can't-Wait' Wednesday pick for this week is -

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED (Kingdom of the Wicked #1) 
by Kerri Maniscalco
Release Date: October 27, 2020; JIMMY Patterson

From Goodreads:
From the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series comes a new blockbuster series…

Two sisters.

One brutal murder.

A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…

And an intoxicating romance.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: ROYAL DECOY (Fate of Eyrinthia, #1) by Heather Frost


ROYAL DECOY (Fate of Eyrinthia, #1)
by Heather Frost 
Release Date: June 18, 2020
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

About the book:
A SERVANT blackmailed into becoming a princess’s decoy. 

A BODYGUARD determined to keep her alive. 

A PRINCE forced to execute his father’s brutal laws. 

A PRISONER used to keep him compliant. 

A WORLD on the brink of war. 

In one horrible night, Clare goes from kitchen maid to royal decoy. She has three months to become the princess's perfect double so she can ensure her betrothal to an enemy prince. Desperate to survive, Clare throws herself into self-defense training, taught by her distractingly attractive bodyguard. The danger increases when a ruthless assassin begins stalking her, intent on ending the tenuous peace.

Review: OF WATER AND MOONLIGHT (Thunderbird Academy #1) by Valia Lind

OF WATER AND MOONLIGHT (Thunderbird Academy #1) 
Date Published: November 21, 2019

From Goodreads:
My power could save my friends—or destroy them. 

As I start a new semester at Thunderbird Academy, I have a lot to live up to. News of my sisters' courageous fight against the Ancient evil has spread, and now, everyone expects the same greatness from me. 

But all I want to do is: 
1) Find my dad. 
2) Figure out why my magic has suddenly gone on the fritz. 

It would be a lot easier if I didn't have to keep dealing with the ever-annoying Aiden Lawson. Shifter, nemesis, ridiculously gorgeous. I don't care how he makes my pulse race, I will not be deterred from my mission. 

But the war with the Ancients is just beginning, and now, Thunderbird Academy has become a sanctuary as well as a school. Each attack is deadlier than the last, and when the academy ends up under siege, my friends and I have no choice but to fight. 

Am I brave enough to trust my magic to save us? Or will my world come crashing down around me by my own hands? 

Blog Tour + Giveaway: HOOD by Jenny Elder Moke


HOOD
by Jenny Elder Moke 
Release Date: June 9, 2020; Disney-Hyperion
Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Fantasy

About the book:
You have the blood of kings and rebels within you, love. Let it rise to meet the call. 

Isabelle of Kirklees has only ever known a quiet life inside the sheltered walls of the convent, where she lives with her mother, Marien. But after she is arrested by royal soldiers for defending innocent villagers, Isabelle becomes the target of the Wolf, King John's ruthless right hand. Desperate to keep her daughter safe, Marien helps Isabelle escape and sends her on a mission to find the one person who can help: Isabelle's father, Robin Hood. 

Blog Tour + Giveaway: THE COURT OF MIRACLES (A Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant


THE COURT OF MIRACLES (A Court of Miracles #1
by Kester Grant 
Date Published: June 2, 2020; Knopf Children's 
Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Science Fiction

About the book:
Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution. 

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father's fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie).

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A WAR OF SWALLOWED STARS (The Celestial Trilogy #3) by Sangu Mandanna


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights books to be released that readers/bloggers are most excited for. It is based on Jill, from Breaking the Spine's 'Waiting on' Wednesday.

My Can't-Wait Wednesday pick for this week is -

A WAR OF SWALLOWED STARS (The Celestial Trilogy #3) 
by Sangu Mandanna
Release Date: October 6, 2020; Sky Pony

From Goodreads:
“A rare gem of a sequel . . . Each page drips with action and moral complexities.” —Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire, on A House of Rage & Sorrow 

A prince without his kingdom.

A kingdom without its princess.

The destruction of the stars themselves.

War is destroying the galaxy. Esmae has vanished without a trace. A terrifying, ravenous beast is devouring the stars one by one. Titania is offered a gift that may well be a curse. Alexi, the exiled prince, is asked to pay a heavy price for his mistakes. And far, far away, on a dark, mysterious planet, a sleeping god stirs awake.

War or family.

Pride or peace.

ARC Review: BOOKISH AND THE BEAST (Once Upon a Con #3) by Ashley Poston

BOOKISH AND THE BEAST (Once Upon a Con #3) 
by Ashley Poston
Release Date: August 4, 2020; Quirk Books

From Goodreads:
In the third book in Ashley Poston's Once Upon a Con series, Beauty and the Beast is retold in the beloved Starfield universe. 

Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck—on her college application essays, in her small town, and on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon. Most of all, she’s stuck in her grief over her mother’s death. Her only solace was her late mother’s library of rare Starfield novels, but even that disappeared when they sold it to pay off hospital bills. 

On the other hand, Vance Reigns has been Hollywood royalty for as long as he can remember—with all the privilege and scrutiny that entails. When a tabloid scandal catches up to him, he's forced to hide out somewhere the paparazzi would never expect to find him: Small Town USA. At least there’s a library in the house. Too bad he doesn’t read.

When Rosie and Vance’s paths collide and a rare book is accidentally destroyed, Rosie finds herself working to repay the debt. And while most Starfield superfans would jump at the chance to work in close proximity to the Vance Reigns, Rosie has discovered something about Vance: he’s a jerk, and she can’t stand him. The feeling is mutual. 

ARC Review: KISSING LESSONS by Sophie Jordan

KISSING LESSONS
by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: June 2, 2020; HMH Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads:
A steamy contemporary YA romance by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan about a girl with a bad reputation giving lessons on how to attract guys for some extra cash—only to fall for her client’s golden-boy brother. For fans of Kami Garcia, Katie McGarry, and Netflix’s Sex Education. 

Wild, beautiful, and (as rumor has it) experienced, Hayden Vargas doesn’t have time for love or relationships. She’s learned the hard way that the only person you can count on is yourself, and she’s hell-bent on earning enough money to leave her small, judgy Texas town as fast as possible. So when nerdy Emmaline Martin offers to pay Hayden for lessons in seduction, the money is so easy, there must be a catch. Enter the catch: Emmaline’s older brother, popular, all-around nice guy™ Nolan Martin, who doesn’t want his sister’s reputation tarnished by the school’s resident bad girl. 

Blog Tour, ARC Review & Giveaway: THE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY by Jamie Pacton



THE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY
by Jamie Pacton
Date Published: May 5, 2020; Page Street Kids
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

About the book:
Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to become a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant. 

Working as a wench―i.e. waitress―at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can help her mom pay the mortgage and hold a spot at her dream college. 

Blog Tour, ARC Review & Giveaway: BY THE BOOK by Amanda Sellet



BY THE BOOK
by Amanda Sellet
Release Date: May 12, 2020; HMH Books for Young Readers
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

About the book:
Mary Porter-Malcolm has prepared for high school in the one way she knows how: an extensive review of classic literature to help navigate the friendships, romantic liaisons, and overall drama she has come to expect from such an “esteemed” institution. Her love of literature even inspires her to imagine herself the heroine of a nineteenth-century novel. Not the sort who makes poor life choices and ends up dying of consumption while still in her teens, but the noble, virtuous, quick-witted type.

Blog Tour, ARC Review & Giveaway: DARK SKIES (Dark Shores #2) by Danielle L. Jensen



DARK SKIES (Dark Shores #2
by Danielle L. Jensen 
Release Date: May 5, 2020;  Tor Teen
Young Adult, Fantasy

About the book:
A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST 
Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides. 

A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE 
Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test. 

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A GOLDEN FURY by Samantha Cohoe


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights books to be released that readers/bloggers are most excited for. It is based on Jill, from Breaking the Spine's 'Waiting on' Wednesday.

My Can't-Wait Wednesday pick for this week is -

A GOLDEN FURY 
by Samantha Cohoe
Release Date: October 13, 2020; Wednesday Books

From Goodreads:
Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.

While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: THE SWEENEY SISTERS by Lian Dolan



THE SWEENEY SISTERS 
by Lian Dolan 
Date Published: April 28, 2020; William Morrow
Fiction, Contemporary

About the book:
An accomplished storyteller returns with her biggest, boldest, most entertaining novel yet—a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love, sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA that combines the wit of Jonathan Tropper with the heart of Susan Wiggs. 

Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother’s death from cancer fifteen years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers. When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell-shocked daughters return to their childhood home. They aren’t quite sure what the future holds without their larger-than-life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man of his stature.

But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by whiskey, has crashed the party. It turns out that she too is a Sweeney sister.

Can't-Wait Wednesday: CROWNCHASERS (Crownchasers #1) by Rebecca Coffindaffer


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights books to be released that readers/bloggers are most excited for. It is based on Jill, from Breaking the Spine's 'Waiting on' Wednesday.

My Can't-Wait Wednesday pick for this week is -

CROWNCHASERS (Crownchasers #1) 
by Rebecca Coffindaffer
Release Date: September 29, 2020; HarperTeen

From Goodreads:
A deadly competition for the throne will determine more than just the fate of the empire in this riveting duology opener, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Aurora Rising, and Three Dark Crowns

Alyssa Farshot has spent her whole life trying to outrun her family legacy. Her mother sacrificed everything to bring peace to the quadrant, and her uncle has successfully ruled as emperor for decades. But the last thing Alyssa wants is to follow in their footsteps as the next in line for the throne. Why would she choose to be trapped in a palace when she could be having wild adventures exploring a thousand-and-one planets in her own ship? 

But when Alyssa’s uncle becomes gravely ill, his dying wish surprises the entire galaxy. Instead of naming her as his successor, he calls for a crownchase, the first in seven centuries. Representatives from each of the empire’s prime families—including Alyssa—are thrown into a race to find the royal seal, which has been hidden somewhere in the empire. The first to find the seal wins the throne.

ARC Review: HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH by Amy Fellner Dominy

HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH
by Amy Fellner Dominy
Release Date: May 4, 2020; Entangled: Crush

From Goodreads:
Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her - no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled. 

Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do. 

Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins. 

Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea). 

Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea). 

Can't-Wait Wednesday: FABLE (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights books to be released that readers/bloggers are most excited for. It is based on Jill, from Breaking the Spine's 'Waiting on' Wednesday.

My Can't-Wait Wednesday pick for this week is-

FABLE (Fable #1) 
by Adrienne Young
Release Date: September 1, 2020; Wednesday Books

From Goodreads:
Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men. 

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

Review: The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer #3) by Elizabeth May

The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer #3) 
by Elizabeth May
Date Published: June 13, 2017; Chronicle Books

From Goodreads:
She’s on borrowed time…and she has only one chance to set things right. 

Find life. 

Deep in a forest, Aileana Kameron claws her way out of the earth. Back from the dead with no memory of who she is or what has happened to her, the Falconer now possesses even greater otherworldly powers and a ruthless instinct to kill—and the one piece of knowledge that can change everything.

Find Kiaran. 

Two fae monarchs, Aithinne and Kadamach, stand on the brink of war, and according to an ancient curse, one must die at the hand of the other or all the worlds will perish. Once, Kadamach was known as Kiaran, and he was mentor, protector, and lover to Aileana. Now, under the grip of the curse, his better nature seems lost forever.

'Can't-Wait' Wednesday: BLOOD & HONEY (Serpent & Dove #2) by Shelby Mahurin


'Can't-Wait' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights books to be released that readers/bloggers are most excited for. It is based on Jill, from Breaking the Spine's 'Waiting on' Wednesday.

My 'Can't-Wait' Wednesday pick for this week is-

BLOOD & HONEY (Serpent & Dove #2) 
by Shelby Mahurin
Release Date: September 1, 2020; HarperTeen

From Goodreads:
The hotly anticipated sequel to the New York Times and IndieBound bestseller Serpent & Dove—packed with even steamier romance and darker magic—is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas. 

After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Dames Blanches, Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church—fugitives with nowhere to hide.

To elude the scores of witches and throngs of chasseurs at their heels, Lou and Reid need allies. Strong ones. But protection comes at a price, and the group is forced to embark on separate quests to build their forces.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: CRAVE by Tracy Wolff



CRAVE
by Tracy Wolff
Date Published: April 7, 2020; Entangled: Teen
Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

About the book:
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.

Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.

Which could spell death for us all.

ARC Review: YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER by Sarah Hogle

YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER
by Sarah Hogle
Date Published: April 7, 2020; G.P. Putnam’s Sons

From Goodreads:
Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding society family any bride would love to be a part of. They never fight. They're preparing for their lavish wedding that's three months away. And she is miserably and utterly sick of him. 

Naomi wants out, but there's a catch: whoever ends the engagement will have to foot the nonrefundable wedding bill. When Naomi discovers that Nicholas, too, has been feigning contentment, the two of them go head-to-head in a battle of pranks, sabotage, and all-out emotional warfare. 

But with the countdown looming to the wedding that may or may not come to pass, Naomi finds her resolve slipping. Because now that they have nothing to lose, they're finally being themselves--and having fun with the last person they expect: each other. 

'Can't-Wait' Wednesday: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY (The Other Side of The Sky #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner


'Can't-Wait' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It highlights books to be released that readers/bloggers are most excited for. It is based on Jill, from Breaking the Spine's 'Waiting on' Wednesday.

My 'Can't-Wait' Wednesday pick for this week is -

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY (The Other Side of The Sky #1) 
by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Release Date: September 1, 2020; Wednesday Books

From Goodreads:
Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the surface, responsible for providing answers, direction—hope.

April 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop



Hi everyone! Welcome to April 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
Thank you so much to Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight and Lonna @ FLYLēF for hosting the hop!

This month's giveaway is open anywhere Book Depository ships. (You can check here if your country qualifies.). You can choose any April 2020 release up to $20. Winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter. The winner's entries will be verified and will be contacted via e-mail. The winner will be given a week to respond before a new winner is chosen.

That's it! Go forth and enter! Good luck =)

Review: FROM BLOOD AND ASH (Blood And Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

FROM BLOOD AND ASH (Blood And Ash #1) 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: March 30, 2020; Blue Box Press

From Goodreads:
Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa. 

A Maiden… 

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers. 

A Duty… 

The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden. 

A Kingdom… 

Blog Tour + Meet the Characters ft. THE EDGE OF ANYTHING by Nora Shalaway Carpenter



The Edge of Anything 
by Nora Shalaway Carpenter
Date Published: March 24, 2020; Running Press Teen
Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Mental Health

About the book:
Len is a loner teen photographer haunted by a past that’s stagnated her work and left her terrified she’s losing her mind. Sage is a high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the two develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons. 

But both Len and Sage are keeping secrets that, left hidden, could cost them everything, maybe even their lives. 

Review: MOMENT OF TRUTH (Love, Life, and the List #3) by Kasie We

MOMENT OF TRUTH (Love, Life, and the List #3) 
by Kasie West
Date Published: March 3, 2020; HarperTeen

From Goodreads:
At sixteen, Hadley Moore knows exactly who she is—a swimmer who will earn a scholarship to college. Totally worth all the hard work, even if her aching shoulders don’t agree. So when a guy dressed as Hollywood’s latest action hero, Heath Hall, crashes her swim meet, she isn’t amused. Instead, she’s determined to make sure he doesn’t bother her again. Only she’s not sure exactly who he is. 

The swim meet isn’t the first event the imposter has interrupted, but a little digging turns up a surprising number of people who could be Heath Hall, including Hadley's ex-boyfriend and her best friend’s crush. She soon finds herself getting caught up in the mysterious world of the fake Heath Hall. 

Blog Tour: BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS (System Divine #2) by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell



BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS (System Divine #2) 
by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell 
Date Published: March 24, 2020; Simon Pulse
Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Science Fiction, Dystopia

About the book:
Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles in the out-of-this-world sequel to Sky Without Stars that’s an “explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution” (Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series). 

A thief. 
An officer. 
A guardian. 
All from different backgrounds, but sharing one same destiny… 

The planet Laterre is in turmoil. A new militant revolutionary group has emerged calling themselves “The Red Scar” and claiming responsibility for a spate of recent bombings. The infamous rebels known as the Vangarde believe that in order to bring about a peaceful revolution, their charismatic leader, Citizen Rousseau must be freed from prison right away. Otherwise the bloodshed will only escalate. 

Soon Marcellus, Chatine, and Alouette all find themselves pulled into battle with extreme consequences. 

Marcellus is determined to uncover his corrupt grandfather’s plan to seize Laterre—even if that means joining the Vangarde. 

Aloutte, trying to unearth the truth about her past, becomes a captive of Marcellus’s grandfather, the general. 

Chatine, who is serving time on Bastille, hopes to escape the brutal and horrifying reality of the prison moon. 

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: THORN by Intisar Khanani



THORN 
by Intisar Khanani 
Date Published: March 24, 2020; Hot Key Books
Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, Fairy Tales

About the book:
A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own 

Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future. 

When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl. 

But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.