ARC Review: A Portable Shelter by Kirsty Logan

A Portable Shelter by Kirsty LoganAuthor:  A Portable Shelter
Genre: Short stories, fairy tales
Publisher: Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Publication Date: August 10, 2015
192 pages, hardcover

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads.

NOTE: I was provided with an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. THANK YOU SO MUCH, KIRSTY!

We all know how much I loved Kirsty’s The Gracekeepers, so when she asked if I’d like to receive a review copy of A Portable Shelter, I jumped all over that. I read this entire collection in ONE day and pre-ordered a physical copy immediately.

Two women, Liska and Ruth, are awaiting the birth of their first child. They’ve agreed to only ever tell each other, and their baby, the truth, but while one is at work or the other is sleeping, they tell Coorie a series of stories in an attempt to pass on all the lesson they’ve learned. Coorie hears stories of bears and circuses and werewolves, witches and dragons and stars. What unfolds is a beautiful collection of fairy tales and truths wrapped up in stories.

Kirsty’s writing is unbelievably beautiful. Her words paint these gorgeous, sweeping pictures of a sky full of stars, palaces made of beach debris, wolves running through the woods, big circus tents, and lovely cottages on a Scottish beach. “The morning was my aching eyes and the mist not yet burned off the trees” (105). Liska and Ruth’s stories are haunting. Kirsty’s got this wonderful gift for magical realism, weaving together Scottish mythology and fairy tales.

The bottom line: I really just wanted this review to be: OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE KIRSTY AND THIS COLLECTION AND HER WRITING AND YOU SHOULD ALL READ EVERYTHING SHE WRITES. It took a lot to not say that but just know that’s what I wanted to say. I am continuously amazed by how talented Kirsty is and I can’t wait to read what she writes next.

Rating: 9 – practically perfect

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Local MS Author Interview: Justin Harrison (& Giveaway)

Hi, lovelies! Today I’m featuring local, to me, author Justin Harrison, who self-published his debut novel SKUL last year – which is full of werewolves, soldiers, and lots of action! Check out the interview and let Justin tell you a little more about himself, his book, and his experiences self-publishing a novel. After you read the interview, be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY (yay giveaway!) to win a signed copy of SKUL. Also, don’t forget to check out SKUL on Goodreads and see what it’s all about!

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Describe yourself in three words. First off, Stefani, THANK YOU for the opportunity to talk a little about myself and my book, SKUL. I’ve been a fan of this blog for quite some time and have found several “next reads” while perusing your articles.  Secondly, ahhh, describing myself in three words is incredibly difficult, and I’ll not be throwing out any quirky words here that will force your readers to google their meanings.  I’m also assuming you don’t want something as mundane as short, fat, and bald?  Considering, how about 1) loyal, 2) unfiltered, and 3) dedicated.  And, of course, that’s not in any particularly order.

SKUL by Justin HarrisonDescribe your book in three words. Again, all but impossible, but I’ll try: 1) thriller, 2) spec-ops (I know, I’m taking a liberty with the word count here by using my friend, the hyphen), 3) werewolves.

Obviously, I could spend ALL DAY talking about SKUL as it excites me, and I believe in it.  But, you wanted three, so there they are.

Tell us how you got into writing. To be honest with you, there was not any one thing. It was a gradual process that started way, way back when I was in junior high, really.  I’m 39 now, so I’ve got some miles on me…not as many as some but definitely more than others.  You and some of your readers may remember the old gaming system, Nintendo?  I’m not talking about the stuff they have today, but the original system.  Not long after it hit the market, they produced a game called The Legend of Zelda.  By today’s standards, it is an archaic game, but the story that came with it sucked me in and never let go.  I can still remember sitting in class and trying to “write” a fantasy-type story to match Zelda.  They were horrible.  I mean, really, really bad, but I just enjoyed it in a strange way.  My writing that I do today is still influenced in some way, shape, and form by that first “game” story.

What was it like to self-publish a novel? What?  No word count?  I kid, I kid.  Self-publishing was both an awesome experience and one of the most nerve-shattering ventures I’ve ever undertaken.  Because it’s yours from cover to cover, you can either look like a champ or a chump when you release it to the public.  That bit of knowledge sat in my gut like a sliver of molten lead and forced me to do everything I could to do the best job possible.   Two very important things I did was get a group of beta readers to help with the editing and storyline along with finding an artist to put together my cover and blog art.  My friends James Madaris and Leighton Tate played an incredible hand in making SKUL as readable as it is.  Additionally, my friend and cover artist Marc Lee (look him up on Facebook as Coffee and Perspective) absolutely KILLED the cover.

To be good at your craft – whatever that may be – you have to study it, which I did in spades.  I read as many self-published works as I could.  There are a TON of great writers out there going the self-publishing route nowadays, so this wasn’t that hard.  The thing I found, however, was that many otherwise awesome works were hard to read for various reasons.  Most of these would have required simple fixes to greatly improve readability.  I worked hard to mitigate those mistakes.  SKUL ain’t perfect, no doubt, but I’m proud of what one man and a group of willing friends were able to accomplish.  My beta readers who I lovingly refer to as the Red Ink Army kick mucho booty.  Lastly, self-publishing and writing anything for anyone is a very humbling if not terrifying experience.  You’re basically splaying yourself open and showing the world your soul in a lot of ways.  I had to learn to accept the bad reviews for what they were – a chance for my craft to mature into a better product.

What were the best and worst things of the writing process? Best – without a doubt, developing the characters. The core group of five SKUL operators – Dane, Jed, Twitch, Tweeker, and Toad – I have come to know like old friends.  Creating their lives, dealing with their faults and short-comings, and intertwining their interactions as friends and teammates in a hierarchal, militaristic setting is, without question, the most rewarding part of the whole process.  Worst?  If I may take yet another liberty, can I use the term Hardest?  There’s really not a “worst” part of writing, in my opinion; but, there is a hardest part.  The hardest part for me is keeping the storyline both colorful yet crisp and fluid.  You may have noticed, but I don’t write anything short.  I can literally turn an old beer can in the woods into society’s microcosm of bilious wretch, eating away at its shell from within.  That’s pretty extreme, and I don’t really write like that, but you get the point.  

Tell us about your day job. By day, I’m a Bone Marrow Transplant pharmacist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. What that basically means is that I make a LOT of chemotherapy for patients throughout the hospital ranging from both solid tumor disease states to those with hematological/blood disorders such as ALL.  Not to be flippant but some of the stuff we have to mix/make kinda feels like you’re in Post-O.W.L.s Potion’s class.  How’s that for a tip o’ the hat to my main man, Harry Potter?  To be sure, it’s a great job albeit one filled with both sadness and elation in equal measure.  Honestly, there are a lot of days that I’d like to be out of that job; because if I am, that means we’ve finally kicked cancer’s ass.

Which writers inspire you? All of them. Seriously though, it’s really a smattering of the usual suspects – Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and J.R.R Tolkein – plus some lesser known but equally righteous authors like Jim Butcher, Will Scott, Larry Correia, and Stephen Michael Fuchs. But, really, ALL OF THEM inspire me to some extent.

What’s been your best experience as an author so far? The first time (and, the countless times since) I was asked to autograph a book that I wrote was pretty damned cool. Stuff like that along with having folks from all walks of life come up and engage you in a conversation regarding your book, what you were after at ____ point in the book, or to simply ask when the second one will be published make the late nights, early mornings, and mere minutes of free time taken up with writing absolutely worthwhile.

What’s your favorite book? C’mon, Stefani…that’s like asking what’s better Miller Lite or Bud Light, New York or Chicago style pizza, Chevy or Ford when we all know the answer is a craft beer IPA served with a whooooole lotta “yes, please” to either style pizza. But, I do have a Ford with nearly 300,000 miles currently having its transmission rebuilt, so take all that with a grain of salt.  Really though, I can’t answer the question with any sincerity.  There’s just too many good-to-completely-awesome books out there to pick just one.  What I will say is I’m a certified Star Wars NERD and think of the Harry Potter series as ground zero for completely imaginative writing.  I know, I know, but here me out.  I grew up with the original Star Wars saga (don’t talk to me about how bad they missed the mark on the latest bunch).  When my friends were wanting to be Superman, Spiderman, or something equally ridiculous, I wanted to be a Jedi Knight.  Still do, as a matter of fact; so much so, I’ve read nearly all the Star Wars stuff out there and think the Darth Bane trilogy is an unknown gem with regards to the Old Republic ; particularly in reference to the dark path Sith Lords go down.  Ok, I admit revealing that might have cost me some cool points.  Likewise, what Rowling did time and time again – that being capture an entire world audience with her writing – simply amazes me.  And, I think she’s about to do it again.  Sooner rather than later, and I Can. Not. Wait!

Any advice to other self-published authors? Yeah…just write the damned book. What I mean is, don’t get bogged down and intimidated by sales or being told “no” by books stores.  They have a bottom line to meet, and with all the virtual media outlets these days, they aren’t prone to give a newbie a cut until the book is vetted by the public.  This is tough to do, and I’ve fallen prey to it, myself.  I’m not sure what I really expected with all this.  I mean, I know what I wished for – books flying off Amazon’s virtual shelf so fast they couldn’t keep up – but, that’s not realistic.  Not for a first-time author with no publishing house machine.  So, just write the damned book.

Write YOUR book, and take satisfaction in the fact you’ve done something a huge portion of the public would never – could never – do.

Oh…and, don’t skimp on the cover.

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SKUL is available to buy on Amazon!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Justin HarrisonJustin Harrison is the author of the new militaristic thriller/paranormal fantasy series, SKUL. Long considered a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, he’s desperately hoping to change the trend with his writing.

He lives in Brandon, MS, with his beautiful wife, two awesome children, and two hard-headed Labrador retrievers; all who manage to tolerate his mindless ramblings and incoherent gibberish well enough to be labeled saints.

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GIVEAWAY

Click on the photo below to enter the giveaway. It will run from July 30 – August 20 at midnight. Open to US residents only! I’m sorry but this book is HUGE and would cost like a million dollars to ship internationally!

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Waiting on Wednesday: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

We Are the Ants by Shaun David HutchinsonPublisher: Simon Pulse

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Release date: January 19, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Henry Denton doesn’t know why the aliens chose to abduct him when he was thirteen, and he doesn’t know why they continue to steal him from his bed and take him aboard their ship. He doesn’t know why the world is going to end or why the aliens have offered him the opportunity to avert the impending disaster by pressing a big red button.

But they have. And they’ve only given him 144 days to make up his mind.

Since the suicide of his boyfriend, Jesse, Henry has been adrift. He’s become estranged from his best friend, started hooking up with his sworn enemy, and his family is oblivious to everything that’s going on around them. As far as Henry is concerned, a world without Jesse is a world he isn’t sure is worth saving. Until he meets Diego Vega, an artist with a secret past who forces Henry to question his beliefs, his place in the universe, and whether any of it really matters. But before Henry can save the world, he’s got to figure out how to save himself, and the aliens haven’t given him a button for that.

Why I’m excited: Because this sounds absolutely brilliant, that’s why! Freaking ALIENS and artists and self-discovery and world-destruction. We Are the Ants sounds exactly like a book I’d like, and I’m really looking forward to checking it out. I HATE that January is so far away!

Top Ten Tuesday: (6) Bookish Characters

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

I couldn’t come up with a list of ten bookish characters, so instead, I have a list of six characters and a quote that describes their bookishness.

Throne of Glass The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Matilda by Roald Dahl The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Celaena Sardothien, Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

Charlie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

“It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”

Liesel, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“When she came to write her story, she would wonder when the books and the words started to mean not just something, but everything.”

Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

“I’ve learned all of our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough – I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

Matilda, Matilda by Roald Dahl

“These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

Skeeter, The Help by Kathryn Stockett

“I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”

Who are your favorite bookish characters?

ARC Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie TromlyAuthor:  Stephanie Tromly
Genre: Young adult, contemporary, mystery
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
336 pages, hardcover

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads.

NOTE: I was provided with an e-ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Penguin Young Readers for letting me read this!

Trouble is a Friend of Mine is ridiculous. The characters, the plot, the mystery? All ridiculous. The funny thing is that some of that ridiculousness really worked for me – especially when it came to the characters. But that also means that some of it didn’t work. Let’s break it down into strengths and weaknesses.

STRENGTHS

– The book is hilarious. I had A LOT of laugh out loud moments at the dialogue or characters.
– It’s well-written, easy to read, and fast-paced, which made it super enjoyable for me.
– The characters. Yes, they’re over the top, particularly in the case of Digby, but they’re fun and silly and strange and quirky, and I dug that.
– I got really involved in the mystery. It was pretty obvious who the good guys and bad guys were, but I was still interested to see how it would all wrap up.
– Digby reads a lot like a Benedict-Cumberbatch-Sherlock, which I loved.

WEAKNESSES

– The plot is rather convoluted and the ending doesn’t really do the best job of wrapping it all up.
– The book is pretty over the top in certain parts and rather unbelievable. I had trouble suspending my disbelief in parts. A lot of it seemed a little too easy.
– Occasionally, the book felt like it was trying a bit too hard to be “quirky.”
– Digby is a stalker. He shows up in Zoe’s room in the middle of the night. He’s got A LOT of issues and everyone just kind of says, “Oh, that’s just Digby.” But some of it is seriously messed up. Overall, I liked his character and his over-the-topness, but it irked me some.

The bottom line: Overall, I had a lot of fun reading Trouble is a Friend of Mine. Yes, it’s ridiculous, and yes, it’s a little over the top. But it’s also HILAROUS and strange and silly and really fun to read.

Rating: 6.5

Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Sydney from Sydsaurus Rex

Welcome to another Sunday of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by The Book BratzI’m excited to be hosting Sydney from Sydsaurus Rex for the Book Blog Name Tag! See which characters she picked for each letter and then go check out her blog! Sydney is relatively new to blogging, so I’ve adapted the Book Blogger Get to Know Me Tag so we can learn more about Sydney!

Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2015

Tell us 5 random facts about you.

– I have a 10 month old son who will be known as Babysaurus
– I am dying my hair for the first time this week and I am so excited about it
– I live on Long Island right now but the dream is to move out to Brooklyn within two years
– I am actually not the biggest fan of contemporary novels
– My boyfriend and I are low-key Broadway musical lovers (well not so low-key anymore ;P)

What’s your favorite color?

I actually don’t have a favorite color, but I do wear a lot of blue so I guess that.

Describe a favorite memory.

My favorite memory is watching my son and my parents dog following each other around in circles in my parents backyard. It was so cute and they are basically frienemies

Five favorite songs

– Shut Up and Dance by Walk The Moon
– La Vie Boheme from Rent
– Holiday by Green Day
– The Jester by Sum 41
– The Last Night by Skillet

Five favorite books

Oh gosh this is gonna be so difficult. Once again in no particular order

– Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
– The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
– The Accident Season by Moїra Fowley-Doyle
– Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
– Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Five favorite movies

– The Princess Bride
– The Harry Potter series
– Jurassic Park
– Frozen (cliché I know)
– The Hunger Games trilogy

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Macaroni and Cheese all day everyday

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?

In all honesty I’d just stay here in New York. I have access to the biggest concerts, festivals, sporting events etc. Plus everything is a short drive or train ride away. I absolutely love New York and even if I move somewhere else for a short period of time I know for a fact I will always come back home.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you’d buy?

I would buy a house here on Long Island with a big backyard and a nice kitchen and bathroom (Jesus Christ I sounded so mom like right there)

What three things would you take with you to a deserted island?

Books, Booze, and a radio

Why did you start blogging?

I really wanted to connect with people who have the same love for books as I did. I don’t have many friends who read but now that I have started blogging I have so many people I can just talk to and fangirl with and I have never been happier.

Favorite blogging moment so far?

When I posted my review for Illuminae and Jay Kristoff tweeted me saying that he loved my review and he’s happy I enjoyed the book.

Let’s just say I almost died from a heart attack

Whelp looks like that’s it! If you guys feel like invading my privacy and asking more questions you can go ahead and tweet me @sydsaurus or comment on my posts on www.sydsaurus.wordpress.com!

Hope to see you there!! Till next time all you reading dinos xo!

Batesville Book Drive

A couple of weeks ago, an electrical fire at the Bateville Elementary School in Batesville, MS destroyed the school building, and with it, all of the books in that school’s library and in the teacher’s classrooms. As you can imagine, this is devastating, not only for the teachers and faculty of that school, but for the children that will go without books. But YOU can help get books back into the hands of those kids. Independent bookstore, Lemuria Books, in Jackson, MS, is hosting a book drive for the school. I know most of you do not live in Mississippi, but if any of you have children’s books lying around your house that you no longer want, I would LOVE it if you could send them to me and I can bring them to the store. Also, like most schools, Batesville Elementary has a list of books that all of their teachers read to the children. If you’d rather just buy a copy (or two) of any of these books and have them shipped to me, that would be awesome! Lemuria is trying to get 1 copy of each of these books for all seventeen teachers at the school – meaning they need 17 copies of some of these books. This list is just a sample, so if you want to get something else, let me know and I can ask the store what they are looking for. Here’s the list (the titles that are bold are the ones they need the most copies of):

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Any Elephant and Piggie books
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty

Olivia by Ian Falconer
Go, Dog, Go by PD Eastman
Are You My Mother by PD Eastman
Any Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Any Pete the Cat by Kimberly & James Dean
Any Jan Brett Books
Any Lois Ehlert Books

Any Eric Carle
The Polar Express by Van Allsburg
3 Little Pigs
Any version of fairy tales written for children
Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor (and any and all fancy nancy books)
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Pinkalicious, Purplicious, Goldilicious, Silverlicious by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann (so basically all the licious books)
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child
Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis
Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell

I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Kindergarten Here I Come by Steinberg & Chambers

If you are interested in helping, you can comment here or email me at caughtreadhanded (at) gmail (dot) com so I can provide you with my address. Or you can call Lemuria Books directly at (601) 366-7619. I hope you’ll help get books back to these kids!

More information about the book drive and why Lemuria Books is helping can be found HERE.

Waiting on Wednesday: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Welcome to Night ValePublisher: Harper Perennial

Author: Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Release date: October 20, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves…no matter where we live.

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked “KING CITY” by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can’t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.

Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton’s son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane’s started to see her son’s father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier, when they were both teenagers. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it.

Diane’s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie’s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: “KING CITY”. It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures…if they can ever find it.

Why I’m excited: I’ve only listened to a few of the episodes of this podcast, but it cracks me up. It’s got this wonderful, strange, dry sense of humor that I’m really drawn to. I’m super interested to see how they’re going to transfer that into a book – will it be a straight story or will it have news reports and the weather and all that? I really hope so! I’m looking forward to checking this one out and finding out what “King City” means!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Celebrate Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC,  neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)

I LOVE diverse books! I love people, full stop, and I’ve always loved getting to learn about people who were different from me. It keeps my mind open and my heart full. As such, this list is way over ten books. There was no way I could keep it at ten. However, I did try to keep it relatively short (It’s 15 books!) and all relatively recent releases.

Books with LGBTQIA+ themes:

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera I'll Give You the Sun George by Alex Gino Everything Leads to You

Books about mental illnesses:

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia   Paperweight by Meg Haston   Where the Moon Isn't   Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day

Books with religious themes:

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu    The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Books with POC characters:

Ms. Marvel, volume 1   The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh   Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Here are some books that celebrate diversity that I can’t wait to read:

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

I could’ve gone on for days but I’ll stop there. I’m always open to book suggestions. Is there a diverse book you think I should read? Let me know!

Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Anna from Unquenchable Reads

Today is the third Sunday of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by The Book BratzI’m excited to be hosting Anna from Unquenchable Reads for the Book Blog Name Tag! See which characters she picked for each letter and then go check out her blog!
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Hi! My name is Anna and today I’m doing the Book Blog Name tag. So I used my blog name ( Unquenchable Reads ) and I had to fill in the letters with characters from books. It was so much fun to do and I’m so happy I got the chance to do this tag.

Uriah from Divergent
Nora from Hush Hush
Q from Paper Towns
Uncle Ebb from The Moon Coin
Ethan from The Lost Prince
Nyx from Cruel Beauty
Chaol from Throne of Glass
Hanson (Charlie is his first name but I thought last name would work) from Love and Other Unknown Variables
Annabeth from PJO
Bishop from The Book of Ivy
Lissa from Shut Out
Ethan from Beautiful Creatures

Roth from White Hot Kissing
Echo from Pushing the Limits
Adrian from Vampire Academy
Daemon from Lux
Shazi from The Wrath and the Dawn

Thanks so much for having me, Stefani! I’ll see you guys later!