Book Spotlight – The Queen’s Rising (Untitled Trilogy #1) by Rebecca Ross



TitleThe Queen’s Rising (Untitled Trilogy #1) by Rebecca Ross

Expected publicationFebruary 6th, 2018

Publisher: Harper Teen

When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?



Rebecca Ross grew up in Georgia, where she continues to reside with her husband, lively dog and endless piles of books. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from UGA. In the past she has worked at a Colorado dude ranch, as a school librarian, and as a live-time captionist for a college.

Rebecca writes fantasy for young adult readers. Her debut novel, THE QUEEN’S RISING, will be out winter 2018 from HarperTeen.

THE QUEEN’S RISING is set to be translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Dutch, German, Hebrew and will be available in the UK. (from Goodreads)


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Throwback Thursday – Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter


Renee began Throwback Thursday at Its Book Talk as a way to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books that she wants to read that were published over a year ago. Books that were published over a year ago are almost always easier to find at libraries or at a discounted sale price. As I have been sifting through my TBR list and purging those books that no longer hold my interest, I came across several from years past that I’d love to share with you! Continue reading

WWW Wednesday – September 13


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.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading

We Remember


Usually on a Tuesday I would be giving you my Top Ten Tuesday picks of the week. I sat yesterday, pondering over what to do with this week’s theme. Finally I decided not to do it. There was something else on my mind that needed attention. As you know, yesterday was September 11th. A day that will be remembered in the years to come for the terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States in 2001. I have nothing profound to say. No thoughts that haven’t been shared before. What I am going to share is a list of those who left this world on that day. It is my hope that attacks like the one that occurred that September morning don’t happen again. I don’t do this to make you sad or be depressing. I do this to remember those lives that were cut short because of hate. If we don’t remember what happened, if we don’t pay attention to it as a nation and as a planet, then I feel like it would be more likely to happen again. So remember, pay tribute, and help bring peace to this world.

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Down the TBR Hole #9


I have been doing these Down the TBR posts for several weeks now and, unfortunately, my TBR pile is still growing. When I started these posts my TBR pile was around 100, now it is over 150 even with the purging. Yikes! Maybe I should be a little more ruthless because I know I will never read all of these books. Lets try to bring the hammer down on it today, shall we?

Down the TBR Hole is a meme that was started by Lia @ Lost in a Story. Here is how it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


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The Fall Book Tag


As I sat here this chilly Saturday, sipping my pumpkin spice flavored coffee, I spotted this tag over at Bionic Book Worm (who created it) and at Thrice Read. Sure, I wasn’t tagged, but when does that ever stop me? There is a cool breeze blowing in my open windows and fuzzy socks on my feet. It may not actually be fall but it sure feels like it here. That makes it a perfect day to tackle The Fall Book Tag!




Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody  – I loved this book. It has a spooky magic circus theme which felt really different from most of the books that I read.





Golden Son by Pierce Brown – To say my jaw hit the floor at the end of this one would be an understatement. Holy moly! It has been one of my favorite reads of 2017. fall-tag-5



A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab – Prince Rhy and Alucard. Do I really need to say anything more than that? Warm fuzzies all over the place for those two. fall-tag-6



A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R.R. Martin – How about a cover with read, orange, AND yellow? Huh? Pretty good, right? Those colors just shout fall leaves. fall-tag-3



The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon – So much happens to our characters in this book. They are constantly getting in some kind of trouble and trying to conquer the bad guys. Can’t wait to see what kind of mayhem Paige gets into in the next book. fall-tag-4



Iron Gold (Iron Gold #1) by Pierce Brown – I absolutely cannot wait to read more of the world Brown created in his Red Rising series. The details, the character development, everything was just amazing.




I tag anyone who wants to do this tag! It was pretty fun and I enjoyed hunting down the right books for each answer. If you do it, put your link in the comments. I would love to see your answers!

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