Cover Reveal: Chosen Champion by Elise Kova

Oh look a new Elise Kova cover has arrived! Chosen Champion is the next book in the Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles series and I cannot wait to get my hands on this one. Scroll below for book details, pre-order info, and, of course, the cover!!!


Chosen Champion

Series: Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles (Book Two)

Publisher: Silver Wing Press

Release Date: May 1, 2019

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Synopsis

A princess on the run, with enemies on all sides…

Vi Solaris is on the eve of getting everything she’s ever wanted—her family, her home, her throne—and to save the world she’s going to have to give it all up.

The Empire sees her as their Crown Princess, returning at long last. But Vi only sees visions of fate guiding her to the world’s gruesome end. Across the sea is a man who holds the keys to deciphering her premonitions and thwarting the ancient evil ravaging their world. But to get to him, Vi will have to contend with enemies of the crown, romance she didn’t expect, sorcerer pirates, and a betrayal she never saw coming.

She will learn the hard way that some evils never die… They only bide their time…


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Highly Anticipated Titles ~ April 2019

Highly Anticipated Titles is a monthly feature showcasing some of the book releases I’m most excited for each month. April is when Spring releases start to pick up and I’ve got a slew I’m pumped for. Check them out below!


thedevouringgrayThe Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Published by Titan Books

Expected on April 2, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy

On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?


WickedSaintsWicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Published by Wednesday Books

Expected on April 2, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy

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.


TheRedScrollsofMagicThe Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Expected on April 2, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy

Magnus Bane, a centuries old High Warlock, has taken possession of one of the great relics of the supernatural world, a powerful spell book of dark magic known as The Book of the White and there are many who want to claim it for themselves.

After the Mortal War where the part-human and part-angel Shadowhunters teamed with the part human-demon Downworlders to fight against the incursion of an army of demons, Magnus and his new lover, the mortal Alec Lightwood celebrate their survival and victory by escaping the supernatural battlefield of New York City by touring the world, but the world won’t leave them alone.


AruShahandtheSongofDeathAru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Published by Rick Riordan Presents

Expected on April 16, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology

Aru is only just getting the hang of this whole Pandava thing when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love’s bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn’t playing Cupid. Instead, they’re turning people into heartless fighting-machine zombies. If that weren’t bad enough, somehow Aru gets framed as the thief. If she doesn’t find the arrow by the next full moon, she’ll be kicked out of the Otherworld. For good. 

But, for better or worse, she won’t be going it alone. 

Along with her soul-sister, Mini, Aru will team up with Brynne, an ultra-strong girl who knows more than she lets on, and Aiden, the boy who lives across the street and is also hiding plenty of secrets. Together they’ll battle demons, travel through a glittering and dangerous serpent realm, and discover that their enemy isn’t at all who they expected.


stormoflocustsStorm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

Published by Saga Press

Expected on April 23, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

It’s been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the best of things. Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways, she’s lost her only friend, Kai Arviso, and she’s somehow found herself responsible for a young girl with a strange clan power.

Then the Goodacre twins show up at Maggie’s door with the news that Kai and the youngest Goodacre, Caleb, have fallen in with a mysterious cult, led by a figure out of Navajo legend called the White Locust. The Goodacres are convinced that Kai’s a true believer, but Maggie suspects there’s more to Kai’s new faith than meets the eye. She vows to track down the White Locust, rescue Kai, and make things right between them both. 

Her search leads her beyond the Walls of Dinétah and straight into the horrors of the Big Water world outside. With the aid of a motley collection of allies, Maggie must battle body harvesters, newborn casino gods, and, ultimately the White Locust himself. But the cult leader is nothing like she suspected, and Kai might not need rescuing after all. When the full scope of the White Locust’s plans are revealed, Maggie’s burgeoning trust in her friends, and herself, will be pushed to the breaking point, and not everyone will survive.


KingofFoolsKing of Fools by Amanda Foody

Published by Inkyard Press

Expected on April 30, 2019

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy

Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all…

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…

Or die as legends.


Are you excited for these titles? Any not mentioned that you’re hyped for?

Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Wednesday: Spring Reads

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. There’s Something About Sweetie
  2. Don’t Date Rosa Santos
  3. Love from A to Z
  4. Somewhere Only We Know
  5. With the Fire on High

When Spring comes around I’m always drawn to contemporaries and this year there’s a handful that release in the next couple of months that I’m super excited for. Top of the list is Sandhya Menon’s There’s Something About Sweetie. Next is a debut from Nina Moreno called Don’t Date Rosa Santos. Rounding out the list are Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo, With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, and Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali.

What Spring books are you excited for? Do you prefer a certain genre depending on the season?

Let me know in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday: Two Can Keep a Secret

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Hosted by A Daily Rhythm, Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme meant to highlight passages from books you are currently reading.

Here are the rules (as described by A Daily Rhythm):

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teasers come from one of the high school book club picks, Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus. This will be my first read of hers and I’ve heard loads of good things.

Sadie left Echo Ridge when she was eighteen, and she’s only been back twice. The first time was the year before we were born, when our grandfather died from a heart attack. And the second time was five years ago, for Melanie’s teenage daughter’s funeral. 

~

Or if Lacey hadn’t been the second pretty teenager from Echo Ridge–and from the same exact street, even–to make tragic headlines.

Have you read Karen M McManus’ books? Enjoy mysteries?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

ACurseSoDarkandLonelyA Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by Bloomsbury YA on January 29, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Retelling

Pages: 496 Format: Hardcover Source: Library

4.5/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.


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Book Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

WhatifitsUsWhat If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Published by HarperTeen on October 9, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 437 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased

4/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?


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The NetGalley Book Tag

The NetGalley Book Tag

Today I’ve got a fun little tag to share with all of you. I found The NetGalley Book Tag while browsing the internet and thought I would be super fun to take part in. Check out the rules and answers below!

THE RULES:

  • Link back to the tag’s creator Kourtni @Kourtni Reads.
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
  • Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!

Questions

Auto-Approved
Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

Leigh Bardugo, Victoria Schwab, Roshani Chokshi

Request
What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?

Typically I’ve already heard about it online and have gotten hyped for it!

Feedback Ratio
Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

I read and review every book I request from NetGalley. The only books I don’t review are typically ones I read for a book club or titles I have no real comments on.

Badges
If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

It would be cool to create a badge including all of my favorite things so it would represent me and my blog.

Wish for It
What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

We Hunt the Flame and The Merciful Crow

2019 NetGalley Challenge
What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed?

The two most recent ones are Wicked Saints & The Princess and the Fangirl.


Do you use NetGalley? Fancy taking part in this tag?

Let me know in the comments below!