[Moodboard Review] Velvet by Temple West


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Title: Velvet

Author: Temple West

Series: Velvet #1 

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release Date: May 12th 2015

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository

Source: ARC via publisher

Synopsis: 
First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don't fall in love.

After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire.

Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to protect her heart?

[Review] The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma


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Title: The Walls Around Us

Author: Nova Ren Suma

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Release Date: March 24th 2015 

Buy it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository


Source: e-ARC via NetGalley

Synopsis: 
“Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me.”

The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.

We hear Amber’s story and Violet’s, and through them Orianna’s, first from one angle, then from another, until gradually we begin to get the whole picture—which is not necessarily the one that either Amber or Violet wants us to see.

Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

[Waiting on Wednesday] #33: Soundless by Richelle Mead



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


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Title: Soundless

Author: Richelle Mead

Series: N/A

Publisher: Razorbill

Release Date: November 17th 2015

Goodreads Page

Synopsis:
From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore.

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...

I've been reading Richelle Mead's books since I was in middle school, so I'm so excited that she's released some new YA! I still need to read Silver Shadows and the Ruby Circle, so DO NOT TALK TO ME ABOUT THOSE BOOKS. Also, this book is a fantasy set in China! I'm Cantonese, so I'm very excited to read a book about some Chinese fantasy. :D That cover is also just so gorgeous! I looooove it, and I'm so glad they decided to put a person of colour on the cover. Diversity ftw! Can't wait to read this one!



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[Blog Tour Review] Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith





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Title: Bound by Spells

Author: Stormy Smith

Series: Bound #2

Release Date: March 19th 2015

Buy it here: Amazon

Goodreads Page

Source: e-ARC via author for blog tour

Synopsis:
Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.

Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.

Will Aidan get to Amelia before it's too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?

A recap of #MysteryTwitterTheater!




If you guys didn't follow #MysteryTwitterTheater this weekend, I'll recap it for you!

Guess what guys, I didn't do it!! I told you so! Ensconced's murderer was Nurse Pili, who stabbed Ensconced in the neck with a sharp, sharp pencil at the coffee shop! (Yikes, Pili. You're scary. ;D )

Here's what all the other suspects were doing, who were all totally innocent:

  • Zachary was actually at the book signing like he said he was. 
  • @JaimeArkin was also innocent, despite her suspiciously detailed story
  • Stabby Stacee confessed to the crime, but then later admitted that she was really holding a meeting for her secret One Direction fan club. (Her favourite is Harry)
  • Ohana Reads was just at the bookstore, doing what any good bookworm does - reading. 
  • Both Jessica and Isabel were apparently watching Netflix at the coffee shop. 
  • I ran off with a hot, mohawked barista named Todd. ( ;D) 
  • And we still don't know what Jaime Justice was up to at the coffee shop. . . . . 

Schu from @NSchumacher85 was the winner, who figured out that Nurse Pili was the murderer! Congratulations!

This was so much fun and since I didn't know who the murderer was either, I had a lot of fun watching the mystery unravel!! Thanks so much to Paula, Ensconced and the rest of the Loyal Liars suspects for making #MysteryTwitterTheater such an awesome time! Paula, you are way creative! 


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Mystery Twitter Theatre




You're not going to believe this. I just found out I'm a suspect in a crime. Noted YA blogger Ensconced in Lit was murdered yesterday and her body has been found on Twitter. Yep, you read that right--Twitter. Apparently the killer made off with a super-epic LIARS, INC. prize pack and now everyone thinks maybe it was me. Well guess what, it wasn't me because I was studying at the coffee shop, 'till late.

Will you help prove my innocence? Head over to Paula Stokes's blog for all the information about the crime. If you can figure out who the real killer is and how they did the deed, Paula is going to award YOU the super-epic LIARS, INC. prize pack, which includes a hand-painted tote, a signed book, a deluxe swag pack, and additional mystery prizes. Come to think of it, I might just have to do a little investigating myself. After all, that prize pack is kind of to die for.

Or should I say to kill for...





#MysteryTwitterTheater was created to celebrate the release of LIARS, INC. a twisty YA mystery/thriller!


For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.
Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.


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(Help prove my innocence!!)
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[Release Day Book Blitz] Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith!






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Title: Bound by Spells

Author: Stormy Smith

Series: Bound #2

Release Date: March 19th 2015

Buy it here: Amazon

Goodreads Page

Synopsis:
Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.

Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.

Will Aidan get to Amelia before it's too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?

Praise

"Featuring a cast of mages and shapeshifters with unique magical abilities, one destiny-shaping prophecy, a genocidal megalomaniac, and a budding, heated romance (or two!), this book is paranormal gold! Read the first book in the series first, of course, but once you finish this one you're sure to be salivating for the next release in this not-to-be-missed romantic paranormal series." ~Serena Chase, USA Today's Happy Ever After blog, author of The Ryn



EXCERPT

As I stopped in front of him, I wasn't sure what to do. I was suddenly nervous and unable to make eye contact anymore. I fidgeted and a shyness I hadn't felt since his initial pursuit took over. As I waged an internal war over what to do, Aidan did what he did best and took control of the decision for me. He had always known what I needed before I did. He got up and circled me. He stopped when he was facing me and sat down. Even sitting, his head was close to chest level. His tail swished back and forth behind him and his eyes were full of patience. He let out a low yelp and it was all the encouragement I needed to drop to the ground and wrap my arms around him. My body was positioned between his front paws and he nuzzled into my hair as I struggled to maintain control of my raging emotions and held on to him as if he was my life raft in the sea of uncertainty and fear I lived in now. (Amelia)















Join the Launch party on March 19th!

Stormy 'shakes it off' with her fans!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stormy Smith calls Iowa's capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly that stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form.

Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn't be stopped. When she isn't working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy's favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.




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[Waiting on Wednesday] #32: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynne Barnes



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


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Title: The Fixer

Author: Jennifer Lynne Barnes

Series: The Fixer #1

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's

Release Date: July 7th 2015

Goodreads Page

Synopsis:

When sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick is sent to live with her older sister, Ivy, she has no idea that the infamous Ivy Kendrick is Washington D.C.'s #1 “fixer,” known for making politicians' scandals go away for a price. No sooner does Tess enroll at Hardwicke Academy than she unwittingly follows in her sister's footsteps and becomes D.C.'s premier high school fixer, solving problems for elite teens.

Secrets pile up as each sister lives a double life. . . . until their worlds come crashing together and Tess finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy with one of her classmates and a client of Ivy's. Suddenly, there is much more on the line than good grades, money, or politics, and the price for this fix might be more than Tess is willing to pay.

Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Heist Society, readers will be clamoring for more in this exciting new series.

Doesn't this book just sound so fabulous? Y'all should know that these kinds of books are my kryptonite. I absolutely loved Scandal, before it got too emotionally draining for me to watch. I love stories about figuring out a mystery or perhaps, helping to cover it up. I'm super excited for this book. And it's being compared to Heist Sociey, which I love btw. AHHH. I can't wait to read this one!!!


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[Review] The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa


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Title: The Eternity Cure

Author: Julie Kagawa

Series: Blood of Eden #2

Publisher: HarlequinTeen

Get it here: Indigo Amazon BookDepository

GoodReads Page
Synopsis:
In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever—and possibly end human and vampire existence.

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago—and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.

Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.

[Waiting on Wednesday] #31: End of Days by Susan Ee



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


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Title: End of Days

Author: Susan Ee

Series: Penryn & The End of Days #3 

Publisher: Skyscape 

Release Date: May 12th 2015 


Synopsis (SPOILER ALERT):

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

ter a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
Can I just? This series is one of my favourite of all times. In the beginning, this trilogy was supposed to be a series or something, and I'm just a tad disappointed that it's a trilogy. I would love to spend more time with Penryn and Raffe. Raffe is a babe. I can't freaking wait to read this book and while I love the plot, I just really like spending time reading about Penryn and Raffe. And also, that cover!! How gorgeous!!!


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The Tsar's Guard

So this one day I joined something called The Tsar's Guard and I was sent this letter to share with you all. So here I am sharing the letter with you. I'm super interested in finding out more about this book and this world!


Soldier :

Welcome to the Guard. The Tsar is very pleased to have you in his service. As a token of his appreciation, he would like to offer you hints about The Tsar’s Game prior to its release.

But of course, it’s never as easy as the Tsar simply handing over rewards, even to the most loyal of his followers. Nikolai and Vika must go through the Tsar’s Game before a winner may emerge as Royal Enchanter. Likewise, you must earn your rewards.

The Tsar will, however, tell you this: the number five is important in The Tsar’s Game. And therefore, on the 5th day of each month leading up to the release of the book next year, there will be a giveaway, and the prize will be a clue about The Tsar’s Game.

Over time, the hints will begin to paint a picture of the characters and the story. (Or perhaps they will merely deepen the suspense. The Tsar’s generosity and cruelty are equally unpredictable.)

The first giveaway will take place on April 5th. Until then, please spread the word about The Tsar's Game and the upcoming hunt for clues. You are welcome to copy this message to your blog, tumblr, facebook, and all other manner of communication.

And as always, we need help recruiting more soldiers for our elite army. If you’ve forgotten the link to the Guard’s page, here it is : http://www.evelynskye.com/the-tsars-guard/

Pass it on to all those you deem worthy.

The Tsar thanks you gain for your dedication.

~ Captain of the Guard


ANYWAYS, you can find Evelyn Skye on twittertumblrgoodreads, or her website!


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[Review] The Orphan Queen by jodi Meadows


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Title: The Orphan Queen

Author: Jodi Meadows

Series: The Orphan Queen #1 

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: March 10th 2015 

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository

Goodreads Page 

Source: ARC via giveaway

Synopsis:

Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

[Review] Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes


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Title: Liars, Inc. 

Author: Paula Stokes

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: March 24th 2015 

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository 


Source: ARC via the publisher
Synopsis:

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

[Cover Reveal] The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel!

I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited to show you guys the cover of The Revolution of Ivy. Guys! Seriously!

The Book of Ivy was one of my favourite reads of 2014 and you can check out my review of it here.

And so if you haven't read THE BOOK OF IVY yet, here's the info on that:


ABOUT

Title: The Book of Ivy

Author: Amy Engel

Series: The Book of Ivy #1

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: November 11th 2014

Get it Here: Amazon B&N

Goodreads Page
Synopsis:
After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.
Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…




If you haven't read The Book of Ivy, SPOILER ALERT BELOW!

Here's the synopsis and info on The Revolution of Ivy! :D

Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty--forced marriages and murder plots--for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall's borders.

But there is hope beyond the fence, as well. And when Bishop reappears in Ivy's life, she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she's fought for.

Release Date: November 3rd 2015 
Preorder here: Amazon | Kobo


Are you ready to see the cover of THE REVOLUTION OF IVY?????



Scrooooooooolllllll!!!!!









































Isn't it so awesome??? It matches with the cover of The Book of Ivy so well!! Omygosh!!! It's so pretty!


***GIVEAWAY***



a Rafflecopter giveaway




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas; California; Missouri; Washington, D.C.), she settled in Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and two kids. Before devoting herself full-time to motherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV. When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or shoe shopping. The Book of Ivy is her debut YA novel. Find her online at http://amyengel.net/ or @aengelwrites.


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[Blog Tour] An interview with Jodi Meadows, author of The Orphan Queen



I'm fortunate enough to be a part of The Orphan Queen blog tour and I'm so excited to share this book with you guys, because I super enjoyed the extended preview of the book when I read it some time ago, which you can find here. But first, here is some information about the book!


ABOUT 

Title: The Orphan Queen

Author: Jodi Meadows

Series: The Orphan Queen #1 

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: March 10th 2015

Goodreads Page
Synopsis:

Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.


I had a chance to ask Jodi Meadows a couple questions and so here is the mini interview!



Ri: Describe the Orphan Queen in one sentence.

Jodi: One sentence??? Okay, here goes:

Wilhelmina is an orphaned princess fighting to reclaim her kingdom while avoiding a masked vigilante who hunts those with magic ­­ and not only does Wil have magic, but magic is the thing that's slowly destroying the world.

Ri: What gave you the idea to write the Orphan Queen?

Jodi: A lot of things contributed to the idea of THE ORPHAN QUEEN, but one of the sharpest original images I had was . . . of a spoiler. It used to be the prologue for the book, but now it's a memory scene that appears in the last third of the book. You'll know it when you get to it. The first line of that scene is: I was there when the war began.

Ri: How was your experience with learning calligraphy?

Jodi: As good as you might expect, given that my everyday handwriting is pretty awful. (Though it's gotten better, actually, thanks to the calligraphy.) It was like learning cursive all over again, though instead of writing and never lifting the pen, it's more like drawing individual parts of letters. That was pretty hard to get used to!


Purchase The Orphan Queen here: 





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy*, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy and the forthcoming ORPHAN QUEEN Duology (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen). Visit her atwww.jodimeadows.com


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[Review] The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace


ABOUT

Title: The Storyspinner

Author: Becky Wallace

Series: The Keepers' Chronicles #1

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Release Date: March 3rd 2015

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository

Goodreads Page

Source: e-ARC via Edelweiss
Synopsis:
Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure.

The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess—the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren’t the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up—girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna.

With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything.

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