Book Spotlight |Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron #2) by Ashley Poston

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Title: Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron #2) by Ashley Poston

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Expected publication: July 2019

Once, Ana was an orphaned space outlaw. Then she was the Empress of the Iron Kingdom. Now, thought dead by most of the galaxy after she escaped from the dark AI program called the HIVE, Ana is desperate for a way to save Di from the HIVE’s evil clutches and take back her kingdom.

Ana’s only option is to find Starbright, the one person who has hacked into the HIVE and lived to tell the tale. But when Ana’s desperation costs the crew of the Dossier a terrible price, Ana and her friends are sent spiraling through the most perilous reaches of the Iron Kingdom to stop the true arbiter of evil in her world: an ancient world-ending deity called the Great Dark. Continue reading

Review | Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

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Title: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Published: October 2, 2018

Read as: US hardcover

Average Goodreads rating: 3.67

My rating: 4

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. Continue reading

First Impression Friday |The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) by Genevieve Cogman

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Welcome to First Impression Friday! This meme is created by Joe at JW Martin – Storeys of Stories. The rules are:

• Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.
• Did you think you’d love and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right?
• Link back to Storeys of Stories so everyone can enjoy reading all the First Impression Fridays out there! Continue reading

First Line Fridays | October 12

First Line Fridays – September 7

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

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WWW Wednesday | October 10

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog. Continue reading

Review | Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

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Title: Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company

Published: September 19th, 2017

Read as: US Hardcover

Average Goodreads rating: 4.38

My rating: 3.5

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Continue reading