Finally putting a face to a name, or the cover reveal for True Storm by L.E. Sterling

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Finally putting a face to a name, or the cover reveal for Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

In a new series Publishers Weekly has listed as “one of the most anticipated YA’s of 2018”, we’re excited to share the cover for Bring Me Their Hearts! NYT bestselling author Sara Wolf delivers a fast-paced, gritty fantasy sure to thrill fans of Holly Black, Sabba Tahir, and Sarah J. Maas.

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Batman: A Prequel, or my review of Batman: Nightwalker

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Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2)

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Finally putting a face to a name, or the cover reveal for The Devil’s Standoff by V.S. McGrath

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Finally putting a face to a name, or the cover reveal for Hiding Lies by Julie Cross

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Writing a character who is you, down to the baking, with Lola Dodge author of Deadly Sweet (and a giveaway)


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Deadly Sweet (The Spellwork Syndicate #1)

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Outrageous Google searches and the craziest things in the name of writing with Kristen Orlando (and a giveaway)


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You Won’t Know I’m Gone (the Black Angel Chronicles #2) 

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A story about a Kingmaker is always a good story, or my review of the Cruel Prince

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The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1)

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Some clues to the mystery of Pretty Dead Girls with Monica Murphy (and a giveaway)


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Pretty Dead Girls

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The rogue, the love interest, and the crusty bluestocking go on a trip, or my review of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1)

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Our 2018 New Years Resolution

In which Em and I beg your forgiveness for our lack of attention to the blog these past few months, and make our New Years Resolution to give you more bookish thoughts, reviews, and other fun content 

Apologies, or getting off on the right foot

Happy 2018, fellow book lovers!

We have a lot of apologies, mostly for totally abandoning our usual review schedule sometime in October. As our bios will tell you, Em and I are both grad students in strenuous programs, balancing other interests and jobs, and this past semester beat both of us down to the point where keeping up with anything other than the basics on the blog was a non-option. I didn’t even have time to open a book from the beginning of November until this past week. We hate that we let you guys down, and we hate that we haven’t been able to give sufficient time to the things we actually love, instead of the things we have to do for school. But we hope that you, dear readers, are understanding fellows, and still along with us for the ride in this new year. I can’t make any promises, but we’re both going to make an effort to devote more time to creating content for the blog, and for reading in general. We might be bringing in a guest reviewer or two to help us out–but don’t worry, our content is still going to be the stuff you love.

That being said, I’m really excited about what’s coming up this semester. There are some truly incredible books coming out this year–starting off right with Marie Lu’s Batman, the conclusion to Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands trilogy, Tomi Adeyemi’s HIGHLY recommended new fantasy story Children of Blood and Bone, and so many others. Really, guys, the book harvest for this spring is going to be FANTASTIC. And, as excited as I am for each and every one of those Amazon boxes, I’m just as excited to share all of my thoughts on these books with you.

But, in addition to all of these brand-new beauties, I’m also eager to share the love of old (or at least less recently published) friends. There were some lovely books published last year, but that fell victim to mine and Em’s busyness, which I’d like to give due credit. And who knows what any library haul will bring, after all. If I find any YA gems, I’ll of course share them with you.

And, although 2018 looks to be less bountiful in terms of author visits, I’ll share with you any and all adventures that Em and I end up having (book-related, that is). And, of course, I’ll elaborate on some of our adventures in the latter half of 2017. We did go back to Y’ALLfest in Charleston, so I’ll fill you in on our experiences there as book-bloggers and also veteran YALLfest goers.

Basically, I’m going to do my darndest to make sure that you guys get to share in all of our bookish thoughts and adventures–I hope you enjoy them.

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