Waiting on Wednesday: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill


Title: Ever the Hunted
Author: Erin Summerill 
Series: Clash of Kingdoms #1 
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books 
Release Date: December 27th 2016
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Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

I'm so in love with this cover. So in love. The typography is gorgeous, the flourishes are gorgeous, ugh I'm so in love. I'm a sucker for great graphic design and this cover matches my new blog theme. ;)

And also, the digital pic of the cover may have the type looking metallic, but in real life the jacket is made of that textured paper material and the metallic bits are FOILED.

Look at this pic!! I'M IN LOVE.

Aside from the cover, I'm highly intrigued by the synopsis. It sounds like something that I would love -- fantasy, hunter girl, dubious boy/maybe love interest?, mysterious "daunting and dangerous force". Into it.

I'm definitely looking into pre ordering this (mostly because of that cover).

Happy Reading!
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Stalking Jack the Ripper Read-A-Long: Chapter Thoughts 5 - 9

Hello my lovelies!

There's a read along happening right now for Stalking Jack the Ripper and I'm lucky enough to share Kerri's chapter thoughts on Chapters 5 - 9!

If you haven't read this book, here's some info!


Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco 
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1 
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Release Date: September 20th 2016 

Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

Purchase it Here: 

I have also had the opportunity to read the novel and you can check out my review of the novel here.

And with that all done and out of the way, here are Kerri's chapter thoughts for Chapters 5 - 9 of Stalking Jack the Ripper:

Chapters 5 - 9 Thoughts

I both loved and found myself silently screaming for Audrey during these chapters. We get a glimpse at how annoying society and gender restrictions would have been. Instead of focusing solely on the horrific case, the majority of men in her life question whether or not she can handle it. The parts I loved, however, were Thomas’s skills of deduction being on full display. Audrey’s admiration for him is growing as he encourages her and her ability to handle the murders, and the way they go out and actively hunt down clues. It was fun seeing their friendship and relationship move forward, and Audrey has a chance to show off a bit of her strengths.

Fun tidbit for chapter 9: during this scene I’d envisioned Mr. Thornley lying in bed, covered in sores, and barely breathing. I’m a visual person and find that pulling up photographs usually assists my muse with writing a clearer picture. There’s this scene in the movie Se7en that I felt closely matched my own mental images, so this is what I pulled up to “inspire” the visceral atmosphere of the breathing curtains and the tension in the room.

[photo credit: reserved to copyright holders/the movie Se7en]

You can check out this schedule to see the rest of the chapter thoughts as the read-a-long progresses:

October 18th:  Chapters 1 - 4 thoughts ~Ava, Zee, and Booknut

October 20th:  Chapters 5 - 9 thoughts ~ Sabrina Tam, Nicole’s Novel Reads

October 22nd:  Chapters 10 - 14 thoughts ~ Nicole (Little Fantasy Land)

October 24th:  Chapters 15 - 19 thoughts ~ Irene

October 26th:  Chapters 20 - 24 thoughts ~ Sabrina (Library Luv)

October 28th:  Chapters 25 - end ~ Jordan, Nisha

Here's some more information on the read-a-long if you wish to join in and the calendar for the timeline as well! Click on the calendar to go to the page for the read-a-long information.


Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, a #1 NYT Bestseller, is her debut novel. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

Happy Reading!
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[Review] The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron


Title: The Forgetting
Author: Sharon Cameron
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: September 13th 2016 

What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

Waiting on Wednesday: Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman


Title: Blacksouls
Author: Nicole Castroman 
Series: Blackhearts 
Publisher: Simon Pulse 
Release Date: April 11, 2017 

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.

Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.

Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.
I loved Blackhearts. I LOVED Blackhearts. It's one of my favourite books of the year and the ending of the novel left me devastated. You can check out my review of the novel here.

So understandably I would be super excited for the sequel, especially since at the time of finishing the first book, it was uncertain whether or not there would be a follow up novel. I am so excited and kind of anxious to see what will happen between Teach and Anne, because to be honest it doesn't bode well when historically Blackbeard's ship was named Queen Anne's Revenge.

Also, Blacksouls releases a day before my birthday, so happy birthday to me!

Happy Reading!
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