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Why I Purchase Multiple Copies of the Same Novel

Having multiple copies may seem unnecessary, but it seems to be a normal thing within the bookish community. I have watched so many bookshelf tours filled two or more different editions of a book. And I’m definitely guilty of this myself. Sometimes I like a book so much I buy multiple copies of it. Do I need them? No…… but am I still going to buy them? Yes. So here are my reasons for buying them.

1) They are more ascetically pleasing. Sometimes the U.S. covers are slightly lamer than the international covers, so Book Depository is great for this. So far, I haven’t used Book Depo, but I definitely want to. I’ve purchased cover changes for a series or a book and then decline to get rid of the one I already had for sentimental reasons (kind of a dumb reason right? It’s okay though, I know it is an issue).

2) I love the author and want to support them. For example, do I need to own three copies (arc, hardback, and paperback) of Zoraida Cordóva’s novel, Labyrinth Lost? Not necessarily….. but I love it so much and she’s such a kind and generous person. I also have multiple copies of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Leigh Bardugo’s books.

3) ……… I don’t have anymore reasons.

I hope you enjoyed this short post! I’m beginning to get back into blogging regularly, so be excited!

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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Book Reviews

The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin

*****I received an e-arc of the book from the Netgalley. All thoughts are my own*******

Trigger Warning(s): Abuse

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Edition: e-ARC

Pages: 325

Series or Standalone: Standalone/Companion Novel

Published: July 5th, 2016

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

Goodreads Synopsis: “Bad Luck Benny is a fella from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family, and he’ll do anything to make that happen—even if it means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. He soon finds himself in over his head—and worse still—falling for the one dame on earth he should be staying away from.

Masie is the daughter of a wealthy gangster with the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. Strong-willed but trapped in a life she never wanted, she dreams of flying free from the politics and manipulation of her father. A pawn in her family’s fight for control of the city, and with a killer hot on her heels, she turns to the one person who just might be able to spring her from her gilded cage. But Masie is no angel, and her own dark secrets may come back to burn them both.

Two worlds collide in this compelling story of star-crossed lovers in gritty prohibition-era New York.

4.5/5 Hot Aliens

Where do I even begin? This novel captured my attention when I wasn’t even in the mood for this kind of book (I was in the mood for a werewolf novel). But oh my gosh, this had so many twists and turns! The plot kept thickening and I was honestly was glued to the pages. Basically, this novel is about a boy who can’t seem to get a break and a girl who is unhappy with the life she was forced into.

I loved being able to learn parts of the character’s past/being able to learn why they were the way were. Masie was definitely one of my favorite characters. I loved how she was such a strong character. She was able to show that you can be vulnerable and be strong, showing that neither are bad. I’ve never read about a character with that kind of characteristic. Now, I want to see that in every character, in all genders. It’s NORMAL to be vulnerable days and it’s NORMAL to be strong some days. Benny was such a sweet character. My heart felt for him soooo much. I also loved him as a character. I did strongly dislike a character who I cannot name…… so………. just know that they are literally the worst.

I know that this was a quick review, so if you have any questions, let me know below! I’d love to talk about it more!

 

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

Cover Reveals

Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal!

Ahhhh!!!! Jennifer L. Armentrout’s third book in the Wicked trilogy finally has a cover (and it is GORGEOUS!). I can’t believe that the trilogy is coming to an end *sniffles*. I really loved the first book and I’m excited to binge this series.

 

Are you sure that you’re ready for this beautiful cover??????

 

 

 

 

Here it is!!!!

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SYNOPSIS:

Ivy Morgan hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine… and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.
If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves–and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Series: The Wicked Trilogy, Book # 3
RELEASE DATE: December 11th, 2017
Available Formats: Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book
PRE-ORDER LINK:

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VIRTUAL SIGNING INFORMATION:

To celebrate the upcoming release of BRAVE (book 3 in the Wicked Saga), Jennifer is offering an exclusive virtual signing! Through this virtual signing, you will be able to order SIGNED & PERSONALIZED copies of WICKED, TORN, and BRAVE!
And best of all — This is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

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– Virtual Signing opens 9/21/17 at 11AM ET
– Virtual Signing ends 11/17/17
– Open Internationally

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BIO:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Website: https://jenniferlarmentrout.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JLArmentrout
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_l_armentrout/

GIVEAWAY INFO

PRIZE: SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed books & swag)
OPEN INTERNATIONAL
ENDS 10/2/17

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Blog and Promo Tours

If There’s No Tomorrow Trailer Reveal!

34225450SYNOPSIS:

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

INFO:

RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2017

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Page Count: 384 pages

Available Formats: Hardcover (U.S./Canada), Ebook, Audiobook

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AUTHOR BLURBS & TRADE REVIEWS

“Thought provoking and powerful.”

–# 1 New York Times bestselling authors Erin Watt

“Beautiful, real, and devastating, If There’s No Tomorrow grabbed me by the heart from the first lines and didn’t let go until the very end. Teeming with toe-curling romance, fully-realized friendships, and nuanced portrayals of grief and healing, this book will forever have a spot on my all-time favorites shelf. Absolutely brilliant and unforgettable.”

–# 1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

“Moving and necessary, essential and powerful, IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW belongs in everyone’s hands. You won’t be able to put it down.”

–Brigid Kemmerer, author of LETTERS TO THE LOST and ELEMENTAL SERIES

“This nuanced portrayal of guilt and redemption is a great pick for fans of Cynthia Hand’s The Last Time We Say Goodbye (2015).”

–Booklist

“With a powerful message about the destructive effects of drunk driving and the far-reaching consequences of small decisions, Armentrout (The Problem with Forever) presents an effective story of raw grief and gradual acceptance.”

–Publishers Weekly

“The romantic tension is portrayed especially well. The narrative’s true strength is its portrayal of Lena’s mind and her process of working through guilt”

–School Library Journal

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT AUTHOR INFO

BIO:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

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Indiana Author Month '17

Katelyn from @thefearlessreader

Hey guys! Today, I wanted to tell you about my favorite Indiana bookstagrammer, @thefearlessreader!

Why I love her photos:

  • Her photos are always so crisp. I don’t know how she does it, but Katelyn’s photos are never blurry.
  • The effort she puts behind her photos is phenomenal. I’ve watched some of her livestreams on Instagram when she’s taking taking photos and wow. The way she sets up her photos with all of those props is *insert heart eyes emojis*
  • Her photos usually have the base color of white. I don’t know what it is about that, but her photos always stick out to me just because they look so clean and nice. If I tried to take photos with a white background other than my desk, it would be stained within seconds.

Some of my favorite photos she’s taken:

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Yes, before you ask, Katelyn is my friend, but I truly feel that her bookstagram is one of the best ones out there. Please go check it out and comment “@unquenchablereads sent me!”.

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

Indiana Author Month '17

Shannon Lee Alexander: IG Challenge

Hello, readers! I’m Shannon Lee Alexander, author of the contemporary young adult novels Love and Other Unknown Variables and Life after Juliet. I’m excited to work with Anna again to celebrate Indiana’s wonderful authors for Indiana Author Month.

 

My favorite part about being an author is getting to meet readers. I’ve been a reader my whole life. This author gig thing is still kind of new to me, and most times I feel more like a reader than an author. Meeting avid readers and getting to talk all things bookish is such a treat.

So to celebrate Indiana’s authors and the readers they love, I thought it’d be fun to host an Instagram photo challenge. When trying to come up with a theme for the challenge, I was playing around with Anna’s Indiana Author Month title and realized the acronym is IAM, which I immediately read as I AM. It made me think of all the things that reading does for me. When I read, I AM stronger, smarter, kinder, and braver. I AM able to understand other people and cultures and travel to many places. I AM myself and yet bigger than I ever dreamed.

Descartes may have proclaimed, “I think therefore I am,” but I say, “I read therefore I AM.”

 

Let’s take a month and celebrate all the wonderful things we can become and do when we are reading and writing stories. Use and follow the #I_AMchallenge2017 on Instagram for fun and gorgeous pictures. Your photos can feature books, props, your friends, your pets, whatever your imagination invokes for each day’s challenge. Tag your challenge photos with #I_AMchallenge2017 and visit the Rafflecopter Giveaway daily to enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card! You must be participating in the challenge to win the Giveaway.

 

Stand up as readers this month, and say I AM.

 

#I_AMchallenge

 

As a reader I AM a(n)…

  1. Reader
  2. Romantic
  3. Beast
  4. Beauty
  5. Poet
  6. Pirate
  7. Rock star
  8. Prince
  9. Jester
  10. Princess
  11. Scholar
  12. Misfit
  13. Jock
  14. Geek
  15. Goofball
  16. Foodie
  17. Explorer
  18. Warrior
  19. Legend
  20. Wizard
  21. Traveler
  22. Villain
  23. Hero
  24. Introvert
  25. Extrovert
  26. Ally
  27. Mystery
  28. Cyborg
  29. Animal
  30. Alien
  31. Adventurer

 

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Cover Reveals

Superhero Syndrome Cover Reveal!

Today we have the cover reveal for Superhero Syndrome by Caryn Larrinaga! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy when it comes out September 12th!

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Title: Superhero Syndrome
Author: Caryn Larrinaga
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 12th

About Superhero Syndrome:
Tess McBray was dying. The Solstice Syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave.
But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.

All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’s hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, or steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic-book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox
is saving lives and stopping criminals.

Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.

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Exclusive Excerpt:
I wish I’d been with the people I loved on the day the world changed. Then again, if someone had said,
“Hey Tess, reality as you know it is about to be turned upside-down. You should probably witness this moment with someone you care about. Anybody fit that bill?” I would’ve barked out a bitter laugh and told them I’d rather be alone. Which, as it turns out, I was.
The meteor shower was all over the news. CNN covered it nonstop in the hours before it was visible, bringing on astronomers and astrophysicists to explain why it was such a big deal for a meteor shower of this size to be happening in the middle of January. Apparently, our scientists were supposed to be able to predict this kind of thing. The fact that one had snuck up on our collective set of observatories and satellites was—to
quote one NASA representative—“extraordinary.”
I didn’t care if it was unprecedented. I didn’t care if people around the world were calling it a sign or a portent of the Second Coming or whatever. I just knew it was beautiful, and I wanted to see one more beautiful thing before I died.
The trick was explaining that to the floor nurse.
“Miss McBray, please go back to your room.” Nurse Davies crossed her beefy arms over her chest and planted her white-sneakered feet to the floor. “We’ve been over this before. You’re in no condition to leave.”
“How do you know?” I growled. “Nobody here can even tell me what my condition is.”
I shifted the weight of my duffle bag on my shoulder and leaned to the left, craning my neck to gauge the distance between Davies and the elevators. Only a few dozen yards. Sure, she towered over me. Sure, in the month I’d been in the hospital my body had wasted away to little more than a skin-wrapped skeleton. But I might be able to make a run for it.
Davies shook her head. “Do you think you’re going to find the answers out there?”
“Maybe. I don’t really care.”
She glared at me, and I knew exactly what she was thinking. It was the same thing she’d spat at me every time I’d fought against the IV, or questioned the contents of the murky soup they forced me to eat, or requested—and then repeatedly demanded—to have my comic book collection brought into the hospital.
And just when I began to worry she’d disappoint me by refusing to lean on her catchphrase, she said it.
“Stop being so melodramatic.”

About Caryn Larrinaga:
untitled.pngCaryn Larrinaga is a Basque-American mystery, horror, and urban fantasy writer living in Utah with her husband and cats. Her debut novel Donn’s Hill (March 2017, Immortal Works Press) garnered rave reviews from fans of the cozy mystery and paranormal genres, and her new urban fantasy Superhero Syndrome (September 2017, Twisted Tree Press) will be out this fall. Watching scary movies through split fingers terrified Caryn as a child, and those nightmares inspire her to write now. She lives in a 90-year-old house with a colorful history, and the creaking walls and narrow hallways send her running
(never walking) up the stairs from her basement. Exploring her fears through writing makes Caryn feel a little less foolish for wanting a buddy to accompany her into the tool shed.
When her fingers aren’t glued to her laptop keyboard, Caryn also enjoys binge-watching Netflix with her husband, reading, playing video games, and filling up her phone’s flash memory with pictures of her cats. She loves music and plays the bass guitar. Caryn is an active member of the League of Utah Writers and the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.

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Indiana Author Month '17

Indiana Author Month 2017!

Welcome to the third annual Indiana Author Month! I know that Indiana Author Month is rather late this year, but I promise it’s going to be amazing! The author line up is incredible and the posts they have decided on are really fun! I’ll start the actual posts tomorrow seeing as I am part of a cover reveal today for a non Indiana author. Tomorrow’s post will be by the lovely Shannon Lee Alexander, who has participated every year in Indiana Author Month.

This time around, I’ve decided to add a post about Indiana bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers! I cannot wait to let you guys know about more amazing bookish people to follow.

I’m still looking for authors for the line-up, so if anyone wants to help me out by dming me an author you’d love to see on the blog this month that is from Indiana, let me know!

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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WoW: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

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Release Date: August 17th, 2017
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

Synopsis: “Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project.

Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.

When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

For fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson, THE COLOR PROJECT is a story about the three great loves of life—family, friendship, and romance—and the bonds that withstand tragedy.”

I cannot wait to finally read this novel. I remember hearing about this book on Twitter and realizing “wow, I can’t wait to read this!”. I didn’t know that this was realizing so soon. I figured it was going to realize later on within the year, but I am so happy that I was wrong.

Gifs of Excitement:
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Xx Sincerely,
Anna