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WWW Wednesday

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I did love Letters to the Lost so much. Will do review of it soon.

Currently Reading:

I’m slowly finishing up this book. Another good read and recently came out.

Reading Next:

One of these Library reads will be next.

Happy Reading!!

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{Nerd Blast} The Rebel Mages by Laurie Forest


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THE REBEL MAGES BY LAURIE FOREST HTML

Series: The Black Witch Chronicles
Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Inkyard Press; Original edition (March 26, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 133555677X
ISBN-13: 978-1335556776


Praise for THE BLACK WITCH Chronicles 

“I absolutely loved The Black Witch and will have a very hard time waiting for the second book! Maximum suspense, unusual magic–a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!” ―Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author on The Black Witch

“This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own. A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review on The Black Witch

“Fans of Harry Potter and Tamora Pierce will gobble down the 600-plus pages and demand the sequel.” ―Booklist, starred review on The Black Witch

“…fans will be delighted and begging for the next title-and the cliff-hanger ending promises us there will be one.” ―Booklist on The Iron Flower


Journey to the magical world of Erthia in these two exciting prequels to The Black Witch by critically acclaimed author Laurie Forest.


Wandfasted

Twenty years before Elloren Gardner enrolled at the illustrious Verpax University, Erthia was rent asunder during the devastating Realm War. When Tessla Harrow is driven from her home by the fighting, she discovers a depth of power she never knew she had…and an irresistible draw toward Vale Gardner, the son of the most powerful mage her people have ever known-the Black Witch.

Light Mage

Before Elloren Gardner came to possess the White Wand of myth, the Wand was drawn to another bearer: Sagellyn Gaffney. Sage’s affinity for light magery, a rare skill among Gardnerians, makes her the perfect protector for the one tool that can combat the shadows spreading across Erthia. But in order to keep the Wand safe from the dark forces hunting for it, Sage must abandon everything she once knew and forge a new path for herself…a dangerous course that could lead to either triumph or utter ruin.

 

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Photo Content from Laurie Forest


Laurie Forest lives deep in the backwoods of Vermont where she sits in front of a wood stove drinking strong tea and dreaming up tales full of dryads, dragons and wands. The Black Witch (Book 1.0, The Black Witch Chronicles – OUT NOW) & Wandfasted (Book 0.5, The Black Witch Chronicles Prequel) are her first published novels. Coming in 2018 are Light Mage (Book 1.5, The Black Witch Chronicles) & The Iron Flower(Book 2.0, The Black Witch Chronicles). She is currently ensconced in the woods, hard at work on The Shadow Dryad (Book 3.0, The Black Witch Chronicles).

        

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{Blog Tour} Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

“Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love
ends up being the nightmare.” – Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-
Touched Queen
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world
of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between
dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something
Dark and Holy trilogy.
“This book destroyed me and I adored it.”- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author
of Caraval

My Review:

Wicked Saints was something new for me. I was intrigued with the storyline and connected with the some of the characters in the book.

Nadya in the begining was in hiding. She has powers to talk with gods, with powerful people on the hunt for her. When the place she was hiding out in, is attack, she is force to join the rebels. With both common goals to take down the king, will Nadya be brave enough to use her gifts?

Serefin is a prince, on the hunt for Nadya. He is a ruthless prince and would do anything to get his hands on her. Not liking the way his father rules, he might have to form unlikely allies. With a lot at stake, is Setrfin suited to rule?

This book is filled with with adventures and lots of twists. It told in points of view between Serefin and Nadya. If your mood for something dark and twisted, you might enjoy this read. Thanks to St Martain Press for letting me be a part of the blog tour.

Happy Reading!!!

AUTHOR BIO:
EMILY A. DUNCAN works as a youth services librarian. She received a Master’s degree in library science
from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through
interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video
games and dungeons and dragons. Wicked Saints is her first book. She lives in Ohio.

REVIEWS:
“Prepare for a snow frosted, blood drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love
ends up being the nightmare. Utterly absorbing.” – Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author
of The Star-Touched Queen
"Full of blood and monsters and magic—this book destroyed me and I adored it. Emily is a wicked
storyteller, she’s not afraid to hurt her characters or her readers. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a
villain you will fall hard for this book." – Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
"This is the novel of dark theology and eldritch blood-magic that I’ve been waiting for all my life. It’s got
a world at once brutal and beautiful, filled with characters who are wounded, lovable, and ferocious

enough to break your heart. A shattering, utterly satisfying read." – Rosamund Hodge, author of Cruel
Beauty and Bright Smoke, Cold Fire
“Wicked Saints is a lush, brutal, compelling fantasy that is dark, deep, and bloody—absolutely riveting!
With a boy who is both man and monster, mysterious saints with uncertain motives, and a girl filled with
holy magic who is just beginning to understand the full reaches of her power, this gothic jewel of a story
will sink its visceral iron claws into you, never letting go until you’ve turned the last page. And truthfully,
not even then -the explosive ending will haunt you for days! ” – Robin LaFevers, New York
Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin trilogy
“Dark, bloody, and monstrously romantic. This is the villain love interest that we’ve all been waiting for.”
– Margaret Rogerson, New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens
"Seductively dark and enchanting, Wicked Saints is a trance you won’t want to wake from. Duncan has
skillfully erected a world like no other, complete with provocative magic, sinister creatures, and a plot
that keeps you guessing. This spellbinding YA fantasy will bewitch readers to the very last page." –
Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep

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SOCIAL LINKS:
Website: https://eaduncan.com/
Twitter: @glitzandshadows
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The Cursed Sea by Lauren Destefano

Book Summary:
Wilhemina Heidle, the exiled princess of Northern Arrod, the girl thought dead by her family and friends, must return home. The only way to save Loom, the cursed prince of the Southern Isles, is to revisit the castle and discover the origins of her own curse.
But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unstable elder brother is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And the rest of her family must reckon with the truth of what happened to lead to Wil’s exile. With time running out, Wil must navigate the dangerous secrets within her family if she’s going to find the truth and save the boy she loves.
When she’s finally able to reach Pahn, nothing goes as planned, and suddenly Wil and her allies are fighting for their lives, again and again, as the Southern King is out to punish his children for all they’ve done. Traveling across cursed seas and treacherous kingdoms, Wil, Loom—and his ruthless sister Espel—have to work to make peace with their own struggles if they hope to secure the future of their kingdoms.
But when their plans lead them right back to evil marveler Pahn, and to Baren—who is more dangerous than ever—can Wil and her friends outsmart their enemies, this time, for good?

My Review:

The Cursed Sea is another good read. I enjoyed this book better than The Glass Spare. If you have yet read The Glass Spare than you don’t need to read this review. I thought the book was more action packed than the first one. The characters grow stronger since the last book also.

The book starts with Wilhelmina finally returning home. After some training and learning to master her powers better. She ready to confront her father and get answers about her curse. Things at home is not as it seems. Dangers lurks in every corner, and she is force to work with unlikely ally. Will she be able to save her kingdom?

The story is more fast pace, with more body counts and a lot darker. If you enjoyed The Glass Spare than you in for a treat in book two. If your new to this world, then pick up The Glass Spare and start it.

Happy Reading!

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The Bloodspell by C.J Redwine

Book Summary:
Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.
Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating tension among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures.
When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts. When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything?

My Review:

Bloodspell was such an epic adventure. Another fantasy read that I did love and enjoyed. I could read this book over and over again.

Blue is kindhearted in the book. Only think of others then herself. Must do everything by the book and hide her magic. I like how she helps run shop with her father, and  how involved she is with the people. She good friends with the royals also. When her father passed away, he life changes. Now an evil witch lurking in the kingdom, and Blue must try really hard to hide her secrets.

Kellan the crown prince. Always seems to be getting into trouble and not taking his prince duties seriously. You can say he is a handful and get on Blue’s nerves a lot in the book. It fun watching Blue and Kellan butt heads all the time. When an evil witch on the loose, Will Kellan be able to step up as ruler?

I’m not a huge Cinderella a fan. Yet I did love this retelling of it. Bloodspell was so action packed, unpredictable. The cover is so pretty. This book is for fairytale retellings lovers and fantasy.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

Book Summary:
Perfect for fans of RED QUEEN and UPROOTED, Crystal Smith’s debut novel, BLOODLEAF, is an imaginative retelling of the Grimm Fairy tale “The Goose Girl” that takes a ghostly mystery and sets it inside an epic fantasy world.
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?

My Review:

Since I’m such am huge fantasy reader, I got to say Bloodleaf was such an great read. The storyline was epic and can relate to the characters in the book. Hope more people get a chance to discover this read.

Aurelia is a different kind of princess. She must hide her powers from her people and protect herself, until she can become queen. She watches helplessly as others around her are dying because they have magic. With an attempt on her life, she must now go on the run.

Zan is the kinda guy you might fall for. He is very mysterious person at first. But he shows some kindness when he first finds Aurelia. Little does he know who this girl is. I enjoyed how these two interact with other and also butting heads at first. Will they be able to work together and save the kingdom?

This book was action packed, and filled with a lot of magic. It was such a fast pace read and very hard to put down. Bloodleaf is prefect for fantasy lovers a like. Comes out March 12th.

Happy Reading!!!

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Ship of Smoke and Steel by Diango Wexler

Book Summary:
In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka comes to collect when there’s money owing. When her ability to access the Well of Combat is discovered by the Empire—an ability she should have declared and placed at His Imperial Majesty’s service—she’s sent on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship—a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister’s life is forfeit.

My Review:

Ship of Smoke and Steel was such a epic read. The cover is what drew me in also. The summary also sounded good. This read was action packed, filled with twists and turns. Very hard to put down.

Isoka is a girl who never want to met. A born killer with awesome swords shooting out of her arms. She will do anything to survive and hide her powers from the king, even killing people close to her. After she gets captured, she is throw into a new life. Now lost on this ghost ship. She tries to work her way up and get free. Along the way she will discover things she never thought she had. Will Isoka be able to escape the Soliton, and save the only person that matter in her life?

If you looking for something new and adventurous, then your in luck. This book will leave you on the edge of your seat. After that ending you be begging for more. So go out and try this book yourself. Don’t think you be disappointed. It may not be for everyone. It for mostly high fantasy lovers.

Ready to set sail on the Soliton?

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

Book Summary:
How do you kill a god?
As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

My Review:

Warrior of the Wild was such an epic read. I loved every minute of it. I was drawn to the cover and the summary. I did love the characters also in the book.

Radmira, is the only female warrior. Somewhat an outcast with the boys because she can beat them up. She works so hard to be head chief and hardly not close to anyone. During her test she was sabotaged. Now throw into the wilds, she must learn to survive and kill a god. Will she be able to make it back home and reclaim what’s hers?

This book is action pack and a very quick read. Yes it’s a stand alone, so no worries on cliffhangers. Looking for a new viking read, then your in for a treat. This book came out this week.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Book Summary:
A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.
Get in quick, get out quicker.
These are the words Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty to buyers desperate for what they can’t get in their own quarter. For in the nation of Quadara, each quarter is strictly divided from the other. Four queens rule together, one from each region:
Toria: the intellectual quarter that values education and ambition
Ludia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainment
Archia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and nature
Eonia: the futurist quarter that values technology, stoicism and harmonious community
When Keralie intercepts a comm disk coming from the House of Concord, what seems like a standard job goes horribly wrong. Upon watching the comm disks, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in four brutal ways. Hoping that discovering the intended recipient will reveal the culprit – information that is bound to be valuable bartering material with the palace – Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, to complete Varin’s original job and see where it takes them.

My Review:

Four queens rule the land, peacefully for years, but what happens when they die. In this new read , you are throw in this murder mystery. Who has more to gain, when the queens dies?

I really enjoyed this book a lot. The storyline was original and something different. I did enjoy the main characters in the book. It told in a couple point of views, even of the queens story.

Keralie is the best thief around town. In order to survive, she steals what she can, has cut herself off with her family. Her latest target, will turn her life upside. Somehow she gets tangle up with the four dead queens. Now it up to her to find the answers before it’s to late.

This book is a fast pace read. I do love the cover to it. This is perfect for those who love mysteries books. It was neat seeing how different the queens rule their land, but still come together as rulers and friends. This book is coming out Feb 26th. There is an barnes and nobles editon I really want to get.

Looking for a good new book, then pick up a copy of Four Dead Queens.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Blog Tour/Giveaway} Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones by Micah Dean Hicks

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Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (February 5, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1328566455
ISBN-13: 978-1328566454

Praise for BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES
“A tour-de-force of the imagination. Hicks has created a world that is beautifully and brutally surreal and yet, at the same time, BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES stands as a hyper-realistic psychological portrait of the death of the American factory town. My own identity as an American was disturbed and changed by this novel; some dormant understanding was shaken awake. This is a stunning and profound debut.” ―Julianna Baggott, bestselling author of New York Times Notable Book Pure
“Hicks’ debut novel is a thoughtful tour of the rotted and haunted heart of America. Highly recommended.” ―Jeremiah Tolbert, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author
“I can’t stop thinking about this book. It’s a haunting story that burrows under your skin like an insect laying eggs that hatch within you in the middle of the night. Hicks’ mesmerizing imagery kept me turning the pages and asking myself ‘How is this book happening? What sort of literary witchcraft am I witnessing?’” ―Maurice Broaddus, author of Buffalo Soldier and The Usual Suspects
“BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES is a breathless wonder of a debut novel… Hicks is a magician with words and has written a spellbinding, haunting and necessary book.” ―Anne Valente, author of Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down
“Hicks has crafted a haunting story with multi-generational appeal, where the very real horror of poverty meets supernatural horror, and social issues like xenophobia, racism and economic anxiety are addressed organically through allegory and gripping storytelling.” ―Chris L. Terry, author of Black Card and Zero Fade

Swine Hill was full of the dead. Their ghosts were thickest near the abandoned downtown, where so many of the town’s hopes had died generation by generation. They lingered in the places that mattered to them, and people avoided those streets, locked those doors, stopped going into those rooms . . . They could hurt you. Worse, they could change you.

Jane is haunted. Since she was a child, she has carried a ghost girl that feeds on the secrets and fears of everyone around her, whispering to Jane what they are thinking and feeling, even when she doesn’t want to know. Henry, Jane’s brother, is ridden by a genius ghost that forces him to build strange and dangerous machines. Their mother is possessed by a lonely spirit that burns anyone she touches. In Swine Hill, a place of defeat and depletion, there are more dead than living.

When new arrivals begin scoring precious jobs at the last factory in town, both the living and the dead are furious. This insult on the end of a long economic decline sparks a conflagration. Buffeted by rage on all sides, Jane must find a way to save her haunted family and escape the town before it kills them.

My Review:

Break the Bodies, Haunt the bones was such an unique read. Very different than I’m use to reading. I did enjoyed the book and the story it told. Even the characters I could connect with. I was happy to a part of this blog tour.

Jane in the book, hardly has any friends. She haunted by a lonely ghost since she was a child. Her ghost never hurt her, just can read what other people thinking and feeling. She really wants to be free of Swine Hill. Which means she needs money and save her family, from the ghosts haunting them. Will Jane be able to break free of Swine Hill?

Thought it was a very good detailed read on how the people of Swine Hill lives. This book is good for those who are looking for something out of this world.

Happy Reading!

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Micah Dean Hicks is the author of the novel Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones. He is also the author of Electricity and Other Dreams, a collection of dark fairy tales and bizarre fables. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Hicks grew up in rural southwest Arkansas and now lives in Orlando. He teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida.

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