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Stacking the Shelves – May 28, 2021


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).


Happy Friday, Bookworms!

What books have you recently added to your bookshelf or tbrs?

I haven’t done this meme in a while but I really wanted to share all the new bookish discoveries I made this week. Nearly all of these are middle grade titles whose premise has a lot of heartfelt depth to them and strong voices you’ll want to hear. They give off huge guaranteed-good-read vibes.

If middle grade is your jam, then the titles below may be your next great read.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM by Holly Goldberg Sloan

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It’s been almost a year since Sila’s mother traveled halfway around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperwork that would allow her to return to her family in the United States.

The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to withstand. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places.

EVEN AND ODD by Sarah Beth Durst

A half-magic girl learns about heroism and taking action when she and her sister confront a wizard who endangers others for her own gain.

Even and Odd are sisters who share magic. Lately, though, it seems like that’s the only thing they have in common. Odd doesn’t like magic, and Even practices it every chance she gets, dreaming of the day she’ll be ready to be a hero.

When the hidden border between the mundane world the sisters live in and the magical land they were born in shuts abruptly, the girls are trapped, unable to return home. With the help of a unicorn named Jeremy, they discover a wizard is diverting magic from the border to bolster her own power. Families are cut off from each other on both sides of the border, and an ecological disaster is brewing. But the wizard cares nothing for the calamitous effects her appropriation of magic is having. Someone has to do something to stop her, and Even realizes she can no longer wait until she’s ready: she needs to be a hero now.

FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN by Ann Braden

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Libby comes from a long line of bullies. She wants to be different, but sometimes that doesn’t work out. Now she’s suspended again.

On the opposite side of the country lives Vincent, a kid who loves the mathematician Katherine Johnson and being a non-conformist, who’s trying hard not to get stuffed into lockers at his new school. But that’s not working out too well either.

Nearby is T, who couldn’t take living at home anymore and is determined to survive on a rainy sidewalk.

And then there’s Jack, a big-hearted kid so engaged in the fight to keep his small rural school open that he’s lost focus on the ones who need him most.

Four kids. Four different lives. And then… one card with a message of hope takes flight and starts a chain reaction, helping each kid summon the thing they need, whether it’s bravery, empathy, or understanding. But best of all, it makes each one realize they matter — and that they’re not flying solo anymore.

LETTERS FROM CUBA by Ruth Behr

The story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family

The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther’s father has fled to Cuba, and she is the first one to join him. It’s heartbreaking to be separated from her beloved sister, so Esther promises to write down everything that happens until they’re reunited. And she does, recording both the good–the kindness of the Cuban people and her discovery of a valuable hidden talent–and the bad: the fact that Nazism has found a foothold even in Cuba.

Based on Ruth Behar’s family history.

MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK by Barbara Dee

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When twelve-year-old Zinnia Manning’s older brother Gabriel is diagnosed with a mental illness, the family’s world is turned upside down. Mom and Dad want Zinny, her sixteen-year-old sister, Scarlett, and her eight-year-old brother, Aiden, to keep Gabriel’s condition “private”—and to Zinny that sounds the same as “secret.” Which means she can’t talk about it to her two best friends, who don’t understand why Zinny keeps pushing them away, turning everything into a joke.

It also means she can’t talk about it during Lunch Club, a group run by the school guidance counselor. How did Zinny get stuck in this weird club, anyway? She certainly doesn’t have anything in common with these kids—and even if she did, she’d never betray her family’s secret.

The only good thing about school is science class, where cool teacher Ms. Molina has them doing experiments on crayfish. And when Zinny has the chance to attend a dream marine biology camp for the summer, she doesn’t know what to do. How can Zinny move forward when Gabriel—and, really, her whole family—still needs her help?

PIZAZZ by Sophy Henn

Most people think superhero work is awesome and fulfilling. Pizazz knows better. Whenever she’s in the middle of a movie or having fun with her friends, she has to dash off the save the world. And she’s always in the same outfit, including an embarrassing glittery cape, and the wedgies are unreal. Plus, being the good guy all the time is so not easy. Superheroes have bad days like everybody else, but Pizazz always has to be cheerful and noble and brave. More than anything, she just wants to be normal.Most people think superhero work is awesome and fulfilling. Pizazz knows better. Whenever she’s in the middle of a movie or having fun with her friends, she has to dash off the save the world. And she’s always in the same outfit, including an embarrassing glittery cape, and the wedgies are unreal. Plus, being the good guy all the time is so not easy. Superheroes have bad days like everybody else, but Pizazz always has to be cheerful and noble and brave. More than anything, she just wants to be normal.

SHIRLEY CHISHOLM DARED: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress by Alicia D. Williams, Illustrated by April Harrison

Meet Shirley, a little girl who asks way too many questions! After spending her early years on her grandparents’ farm in Barbados, she returns home to Brooklyn and immediately makes herself known. Shirley kicks butt in school; she breaks her mother’s curfew; she plays jazz piano instead of classical. And as a young adult, she fights against the injustice she sees around her, against women and black people. Soon she is running for state assembly…and winning in a landslide. Three years later, she is on the campaign trail again, as the first black woman to run for Congress. Her slogan? Fighting Shirley Chisholm–Unbought and Unbossed! Does she win? You bet she does.

A SOFT PLACE TO LAND by Janae Marks

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Joy Taylor has always believed home is the house she lived in her entire life. But then her dad lost his job, and suddenly, home becomes a tiny apartment with thin walls, shared bedrooms, and a place for tense arguments between Mom and Dad. Hardest of all, Joy doesn’t have her music to escape through anymore. Without enough funds, her dreams of becoming a great pianist—and one day, a film score composer—have been put on hold.

A friendly new neighbor her age lets Joy in on the complex’s best-kept secret: the Hideout, a cozy refuge that only the kids know about. And it’s in this little hideaway that Joy starts exchanging secret messages with another kid in the building who also seems to be struggling, until—abruptly, they stop writing back. What if they’re in trouble?

Joy is determined to find out who this mystery writer is, fast, but between trying to raise funds for her music lessons, keeping on a brave face for her little sister, and worrying about her parents’ marriage, Joy isn’t sure how to keep her own head above water.

 


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Stacking the Shelves – 3/27/21


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).


Happy Saturday, Bookworms!

What books have you recently added to your tbr and shelves?

It’s been a long, tiring but book-filled week. One good thing that happened was that the library opened back up fully this week, so I got to go INSIDE and checkout books and it was glorious. You’ll find that haul below.

I added decent amount of books to my shelves, discovering new titles and authors I’ve not read from before. As always, this list is a mix of genres and they sound like great reads.

Here’s my haul of the week:

ARCs

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (June 1)
(queer sci-fi time-travel romance)

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (September 21)
(queer fantasy romance)

 

EBOOKS/KINDLE UNLIMITED

Cowboy Dragon by Terry Bolryder
(paranormal cowboy romance)

 

AROUND THE WEB ADDITIONS

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
(Asian & Asian American Lit; picture book)

My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvits
(Asian & Asian American Lit; picture book)

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
(Asian & Asian American Lit; picture book)

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
(Asian & Asian American Lit; middle grade)

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte
(Asian & Asian American Lit; middle grade graphic novel)

See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng
(Asian & Asian American Lit; middle grade)

 

GOODREADS

The Damning Stone by TJ Klune
(queer fantasy romance)

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
(black voices; adult contemporary romance)

The Secret of Star Whales by Rebecca Thorne
(middle grade science fiction)

Forbidden by Destiny by Negee Paphn
(adult contemporary romance)

Forbidden by Time by Negeen Papehn
(adult contemporary romance)

Wishing For A Cowboy by Victoria James
(adult contemporary romance)

For Your Love by Kate McBrien
(adult contemporary romance)

The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind
(adult contemporary romance)

 

LIBRARY

Drawn Together by Minh Lê
(Asian & Asian American Lit; picture book)

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
(Asian & Asian American Lit; picture book)

When You Trap A Tiger by Tae Keller
(Asian & Asian American Lit; middle grade, mythology)

Unplugged by Gordon Korman
(middle grade contemporary)

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
(middle grade fantasy)


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Stacking the Shelves – 1/29/21


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).


Happy Friday, Bookworms!

How was your week?

This week has been part stressful part pretty good. I’ve been painting lately, which I will share finished pieces in my January wrap-up.

I also finished Brothersong by TJ Klune last night, so I’m experiencing a bit of book hangover (a major understatement 😂). One of the most satisfying conclusions to a series ever!

Anyway, I found plenty of good new reads this week that sound like my kinds of stories.

 

BOOK BLOGGERS

The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian (specifically, Laura @ thebookcorps)

Fable by Adrienna Young (specifically, Karen @ Twisted Pages)

 

BOOKSTAGRAM

A Dance with Fire by Aleera Anaya Ceres

A Sword of Ice by Aleera Anaya Ceres

The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Protect: I’m Yours by Mica Rae

Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross

Thorn of the Night Blossoms: A Legends of Tivara Story by J.C. Kang

My Magic Breath by Nick Ortner & Alison Taylor, Illustrated by Michelle Polizzi

Red: A Crayon Story by Michael Hall

 

AMAZON

King’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler

 

NETGALLEY

Stella Díaz Dreams Big by Angela Dominguez

Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma (July 13, 2021)

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser (May 4, 2021)


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Stacking the Shelves – 1/8/21


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).


Happy Friday, Bookworms!

What books have you recently acquired or added to your tbr from browsing online?

It’s been 8 days since 2021 began and I’ve already added 28 books to my tbr…..bookworm problems, am I right? 😂

I found a lot of great sounding books and upcoming releases while browsing Goodreads, NetGalley, other book bloggers posts, and bookstagram posts.

Bookstore Buys

***These books were already on my tbr. I just recently got my own copies of them.

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Fairy Godmothers Inc. by Saranna DeWylde

 

ARCs

The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison (July 13, 2021)

 

Goodreads

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Crown of Secrets by Melaine Cellier

Waiting In The Wings by Melissa Brayden

The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer

Heart of Ice by T.B. Markinson

Crown of Shadows by K.M. Shea

Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Holiday Hoops by Kennedy Ryan

Fierce Heart by Tara Grayce

Silver Dragon by Zoe Chant

Silver Unicorn by Zoe Chant

A-List Kiss by Brenda Lowder

The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari (January 26, 2021)

 

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NetGalley

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron (March 2, 2021)

The [Un]Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez (June 1, 2021)

What’s Not To Love by Emily Wibberley (April 20, 2021)

The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Bianca M. Schwarz

Unsettled by Reem Faruqi (May 11, 2021)

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas (March 23, 2021)

 

Book Bloggers

Hold the Forevers by K.A. Linde

Sweethand by N G Peltier

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You Have A Match by Emma Lord (January 12, 2021)

Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard (May 4, 2021)

Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee (May 4, 2021)

Both Can Be True by Jules Machias (June 8, 2021)

 

Bookstagram

Prince of Shadow and Ash by Selina R. Gonzalez

A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kora

Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston


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Stacking the Shelves – 11/13/20

Happy Friday, Bookworms!

Today’s Stacking the Shelves post spotlights books I’ve added since November began. Many of these are books that have yet to be released, especially 2021 books.

Love Is A Revolution by Renée Watson [Feb 2, 2021]
Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson

One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu [Feb 9, 2021]

Her Wicked Marquess by Lisa Torquay

A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest

Shipped by Meredith Tate [May 18, 2021]

Shipped by Angie Hockman [Jan 19, 2021]

The Mistletoe Trap by Cindi Madsen [Nov 16, 2020]

Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Saranna DeWylde [Dec 29, 2020]

How To Fail At Flirting by Denise Williams [Dec 1, 2020]

Maya and the Return of Godlings by Rena Barron [June 1, 2021]

Spellbound Falls by Janet Chapman

Novice Dragoneer by E.E. Knight
Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight [Nov 17, 2020]

And the People Stayed Home by Kitty O’Meara

Duck Days by Sara Leach

Wrapped Up In You by Talia Hibbert [Nov 16, 2020]

This Book Is Gray by Lindsay Ward

Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Amanda Redd, Illustrated by Nneka Myers

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Illustrated by Oge Mora

The Novice by Taran Matharu

Fiends On The Other Side by Vera Strange


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).


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Stacking the Shelves – 10/9/20

Happy Friday, Bookworms!

I’m doing the Stacking the Shelves meme today. This week I added 10 books to my TBR – all with beautiful covers and interesting plots. Lots of magic, romance, fire and mayhem.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

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Class Act by Jerry Craft
New Kid #2
Middle Grade, Graphic Novel

Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted?

To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it’s hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn’t know how to keep the group together.

As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?

 

Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha
Mercenary Librarian #1
Science Fiction; Dystopian

Nina is an information broker with a mission–she and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to save the hopeless in a crumbling America.

Knox is the bitter, battle-weary captain of the Silver Devils. His squad of supersoldiers went AWOL to avoid slaughtering innocents, and now he’s fighting to survive.

They’re on a deadly collision course, and the passion that flares between them only makes it more dangerous. They could burn down the world, destroying each other in the process…

Or they could do the impossible: team up.

 

Shadow of Fire by Valia Lind
The Fae Chronicles #1
YA Paranormal Romance

If I’m found, my life is over.

I was ready for a quiet and normal senior year. But then, I read something I wasn’t supposed to and now every illusion I had about my magic is shattered.

Something in my blood allows me to read spells thought to be lost long ago. It’s a power the courts of Faery will fight over…with me as collateral damage.

My two-part plan: Stay hidden. Stay alive.

Which is how I end up playing bounty hunter to magical items while living in Phoenix, Arizona.

When the breathtakingly beautiful and arrogant Fae prince finds me, I’m prepared for him to drag me kicking and screaming back to the Faery Realm.

He doesn’t. He decides to help. Or so he claims…

Gorgeous and deadly. A dangerous combination. And my only chance at survival.

If I don’t outwit the fae and learn to control my magic, I will lose my life. And all those I love will perish with me.

 

The Sparks by Kyle Prue
Feud Trilogy #1
YA Fantasy

Neil Vapros just wants to make his father proud. The sixteen-year-old aspires to serve his family as an assassin, but he nearly dies in the process. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Neil’s family, as well as two rival dynasties, have abandoned an ancient promise to protect their city. An unknown evil has begun hunting all three houses from the shadows…

As Neil’s relatives fall one-by-one, he attempts to unite the three supernatural families against a common enemy. But earning trust after years of assassination attempts could prove impossible. Neil’s fight may involve more than a bloodthirsty empire, as betrayal rears its ugly head…

 

The Matriarch by Annabelle McInnes
Women of Dust #1
Dystopian Romance

Her citizens are oppressed. His society is diminishing. In a frantic bid for survival, can their fiery union save their peoples?

On a scorched and barren future Earth, Yolanda is her people’s only hope. As Matriarch of an all-female nation, the battle-hardened commander fights an impossible war while desperately seeking a way to stop her subjects from dying of thirst. But when the enemy king is beheaded by his own warrior son, she’s offered a truce that will bring the water they urgently need… in return for leaving her populace defenseless.

With his father dead by his hand, the Hammer is determined to rebuild the shattered community the warmongering king’s brutality almost destroyed. In a bold move to strengthen his dwindling numbers, he offers armistice to a dangerous queen and her bloodthirsty horde of fighting women. All he asks in exchange is for her to accompany him to petition the Council to drop their poisonous sanctions…

As they uncover the truth behind the horrific war, Yolanda is surprised when her begrudging respect for her capable companion blossoms into unexpected desire. And though the Hammer learns there’s more to the impassioned fighter than her brutal reputation suggests, he fears giving himself to her could make him a traitor to his own kind.

When their united strength pits them against oppressive factions, will their growing bond become an unbreakable force?

 

Feel the Fire by Annabeth Albert
Hotshots #3
MM Adult Contemporary Romance

When their career paths bring two high school sweethearts together again, the forest isn’t the only thing ablaze…

Fire behavior specialist Luis Riviera goes where his job takes him. But when he’s assigned to an arson investigation in Central Oregon—the place he left his broken heart twenty years ago—he’s afraid of being burned all over again.

Tucker Ryland had planned to join his first love, Luis, in LA after high school graduation, but life got in the way. Now a fire management expert and a divorced father of teen twins, Tucker’s thrown for a loop when he finds himself working side by side with his Luis, now all grown up and more intriguing than ever.

Though consumed by a grueling fire season and family responsibilities, the two men discover their bond has never truly broken. Tentative kisses turn to passionate nights. But smoking sheets aside, old hurts and new truths stand in the way of this time being the start of forever.

 

Touched by Fire by Kel Carpenter
Demons of New Chicago #1
Urban Fantasy

For a decade, I’ve hated the supernaturals who owned my world.

I hunted them.
I killed them.

And now, in the most grand twist of fate—I am bonded to one of them.

Oh, the irony.

Being a supernatural bounty hunter isn’t exactly a popular job. But after the magic wars, there aren’t many things a human can do that will put food on the table.

Thankfully anything my right hook can’t handle, my guns can.

Or so I thought.

When a demon summoning runs awry, the being that comes into this world changes everything.

I’m not sure if he’s truly a demon or a god, but one thing I do know is that he’s after me. I’d like to see him try.

I’ve got a promise to fulfill, and I’m not backing down.

The only way out of this is his death or mine, and I’ll do anything to survive.

Even if that means making a deal with the devil.

 

Lost Wolf by KL King
Grey Lake Shifters #2
Paranormal Romance

May Jensen has had a rough few months. While protecting her friend Iris from an attack by cougar shifters, she suffered a tremendous head injury that would have killed a human. Plagued by headaches and memory difficulties ever since, the petite wolf shifter can no longer work as a police officer. Left adrift without the job she loves, May struggles to heal and find her new place in the world. She returns to painting, which she has loved since childhood. Unfortunately, she has the eerie habit of unconsciously predicting the future through her art. Not helping matters is that someone seems to be out to get her. Who wants to hurt her and why?

Grizzly shifter Beau Shanley has been infatuated with May ever since the night he helped fight off the cougars who ambushed her. As the daughter of the former alpha wolf and sister of the current one, Beau believes May is destined for a bright future, one that doesn’t include a man who is barely able to keep his beast under control. When he learns of the threats against her, however, he can’t just stand by and watch. Both he and his inner animal are compelled to protect her.

As the two work together to keep May safe, the attempts on her life intensify and an innocent bystander is harmed. Is someone out for revenge, or is this part of a larger plan against the shifters of Grey Lake?

 

Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg
Spellbreaker Duology #1
Young Adult Historical Fantasy

The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood.

Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She’ll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn’t turn her in. Working together, Elsie’s trust in—and fondness for—the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind.

For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there’s so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she’s destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it’s too late to save everything she loves?

 

Crimson Born by Amy Patrick
The Crimson Accord #1
YA Paranormal Romance

Humans have always suspected vampires exist. Now they know for sure.

As long as I can remember, I’ve longed for a different life—one filled with adventure, excitement, and romance.
This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind…

One minute I was riding in a horse-drawn buggy on my way home to my quiet Amish village— the next was torn by the screech of car tires, and twisted metal, and the white hot lance of pain. There was no doubt in my mind my life was over.

So when I woke up to the face of a beautiful stranger who promised me the suffering would end soon, I thought I’d seen an angel.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.


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Stacking the Shelves – 10/2/20

Happy Friday, Bookworms!

I only added four books to my tbr this week, so let’s just get right into it!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

 

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Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (Castle Glower #1)

Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie’s favorite days. That’s because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it’s up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle’s never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom. This delightful book from a fan- and bookseller-favorite kicks off a brand-new series sure to become a modern classic.

 

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Let’s Dance a Waltz (Vol. 1) by Natsumi Andō

DESTINED TO DANCE

Homely and shy, Himé is burdened by the name her mother gave her, “Princess.” Wanting nothing more than to be unnoticed and live a modest life, Himé gets a jolt of inspiration when she tries a dance class where she meets Tango. Her teacher/dance partner, Tango happens to also be her classmate at school. Unfortunately, Tango is desperate to keep his ballroom dancing a secret, believing it will ruin his cool image if anyone at school finds out. Will Tango quit teaching Himé in order to keep his secret or will he be the partner Himé believes he’s destined to be?

 

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Midnight Kisses by Leia Stone & Raye Wagner (Shifter Island #1)

Nai expected the summons to Alpha Academy…but not this year.

She’s trained her entire life to lead her pack, and the elite school is where she’ll receive the elemental magic that distinguishes her as an alpha heir.

But the four sexy guards sent to escort Nai are not only early—they’re her sworn enemies. Then when she arrives at Alpha Academy, the Alpha King is not happy to see her.

And if that isn’t enough…

Mysterious magical marks pop up on her skin, outcast shifters keep attacking the school, and someone is trying to kill her.
There is no way things could get worse. No way.

Until she meets her fated mate at a masquerade party…
He’s sexy as sin.
An Alpha Heir.
And completely and totally forbidden.

 

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Far From Destined by Carrie Ann Ryan (Promise Me #3) [Pub Date: October 27, 2020]

Macon Brady remembers every moment he lay on the ground, a bullet in his chest, his life bleeding out with each pulse. Yet his nightmares aren’t the only thing keeping him up at night.

Dakota Bristol left her ex with nothing but the clothes on her back and her child in her arms. She’s been hurt before and wants nothing to do with the shadows in Macon’s eyes. The problem? Her son loves him, and the more time she spends with the man, the more she’s afraid she’ll come to love him just as much.

Danger always comes back to haunt those who run. It was a lesson Dakota learned before. Now, it might be the man she refuses to fall for who makes the greatest sacrifice of all.


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Stacking the Shelves – 8/28/20

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

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T.G.I.F. Bookworms!!!

I founded a few more good books to add to my tbr that I’m happy to share with you today.

The Awakening by Nora Roberts I discovered whilst browsing giveaways on Goodreads. I’ve never read any of her book but have been meaning to for a while.

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles was a Instagram add that was published earlier this week. I really like the premise so may give this one a try.

String: A Love Story by Megan Edwards is another book I found in the giveaways section. I used to play the violin and the story sounded interesting, so I’m inclined to try it.

The Keeper’s Vow by Francina Simone I added because I absolutely loved her book Smash It!, which will be published next month, September 22.

Her Accidental Highlander Husband by Allison B. Hanson had much of the things I love about fantasy and romance book, so I’d like to read it very much.

 

THE AWAKENING

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by Nora Roberts
(The Dragon Heart Legacy #1)
Fantasy Romance
Pub Date: November 24, 2020

Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she needs to move forward. She can wait no longer. A summer trip to Ireland seems like the perfect next step. She never dreamed it would lead her through a portal to another world, where her latent powers of magick will be awakened, her true ancestry revealed and an epic battle against evil fought.

 

WHERE DREAMS DESCEND

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by Janella Angeles
(Kingdom of Cards #1)
Young Adult Fantasy

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.

 

STRINGS: A LOVE STORY

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by Megan Edwards
Adult Contemporary Romance

The Merino Rose. Ted Spencer has a hard enough time believing the celebrated violin really exists. To find it sitting on his coffee table is nothing short of incredible. The stuff of legend, the exquisite Guarnerius has been missing for centuries.

But even though the renowned instrument is a violin lover’s dream come true, it holds only heartache for Ted. The value of the Merino Rose may be beyond measure, but he has acquired it at too high a cost.

Ted found his soul mate when he met Olivia de la Vega his senior year in high school. In the school’s production of Camelot, Ted was cast as Lancelot, Olivia as Guenevere. They should have spent their lives together but strings got in the way–family ties, career objectives, and the tangled web of fate.

Will the Merino Rose bring the two star-crossed lovers together at last, or will their love always remain the melancholy sound of distant violins?

 

THE KEEPER’S VOW

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by Francina Simone
(Guardians #1)
Young Adult Paranormal Romance

From the day he showed up on her front porch, he desperately needed three things: a new beginning, a place to belong, and someone to stand beside him.

By the time she figured that out, it was too late.

In a world where being half-vampire is a dark secret that tears families apart, 16 year-old Katie Watts must untangle the web of lies that is her so-called life. No one is who she thought they were. Her father is keeping secrets and everyone knows the darker truth except her. She has no direction, no answers, and—when she searches for the truth—no home.

As the web untangles, the truth pulls Katie and Tristan closer together, and they find themselves connected in more ways than she can believe. But—is honesty worth more than blissful ignorance? Can she live with the truths that begin with her dead mother and end with The Keeper’s Vow?

 

HER ACCIDENTAL HIGHLANDER HUSBAND

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by Allison B. Hanson
Romance
Pub Date: September 28, 2020

Marian Fletcher Blackley, Duchess of Endsmere, has been on the run from the English Crown for weeks since killing her abusive husband…no matter that it was self-defense. She has only one safe place to go—the MacKinlay clan in Scotland, where her sister is the laird’s wife.

War Chief Cameron MacKinlay has vowed never to marry after witnessing his widowed mother’s grief. He has his lands and his clan, and that’s enough for a good life. When one day a sprite of a lass comes running out of the forest with hounds nipping at her heels and an English bounty hunter not far behind, he feels compelled to save her by claiming the disheveled duchess is his wife. But he certainly didn’t intend to marry her for real!

And now he’ll do anything to protect her…


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Stacking the Shelves: POC Picture Books Edition – 8/21/20

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

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Happy Friday, Bookworms!

I’ve recently been looking for children’s picture books by POC authors and/or had POC characters to add to my tbr. I found a lot of great sounding books and wanted to share them on my next Stacking the Shelves post.

I meant to share this list last weekend but I had other posts planned/prioritized. I’m happy to share all these picture books with you all.

All Are Welcome
by Alexandra Penfold, Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman

Antiracist Baby Picture Book
by Ibram X. Kendi, Illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

The Day You Begin
by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by Rafael López


Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

You Matter by Christian Robinson

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow,
Illustrated by Ebony Glenn


Just Like Me
by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne
by Lesa Cline-Ransome, Illustrated by John Parra

We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom, Illustrated by Michaela Goade


I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown,
with Jason “Rachel” Brown, Illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Cool Cuts
by Mechal Renee Roe

For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World
by Michael W. Waters, Illustrated by Keisha Morris

Pink Is For Boys
by Robb Pearlman, Illustrated by Eda Kaban

What books have you recently added to your tbr that you are most looking forward to reading?

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Stacking the Shelves – 7/24/20

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Happy Friday, Bookworms!

What books have you recently added to your tbr?

This post features one of my favorite genres to read: paranormal romance!

I’ve added several paranormal romances to my tbr this week. I really want to read them right now but I’m trying to only read what’s on my summer reading list.

So today I’m doing another Stacking the Shelves meme.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly haul meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews & Reading Reality. You share all the wonderful new books you’ve added to your shelves (physical, ebooks, galleys, library, audio).

Angelbound Origin series by Christina Bauer (books 3-8)

Earlier this week I sped read through Scala, book 2 of this series, and now I need to read the rest like yesterday! I love Myla and Lincoln so much. It’s a really fun series. By the time I return to this series, book 8 will be out. I plan to binge read what’s left.

 

The Sorcery Trail by Claire Luana (The Faerie Race #1)

This one’s more fantasy than paranormal romance but wanted to include it as well. I like the idea of this story, plus it’s on kindle unlimited AND involves faeries so it’s a win-win. I need more faerie stories in my life.

 

The Boss by Abigail Owen (Fire’s Edge #1)

There are dragons in this book, therefore I need to read it! This book sounds so good and I love the cover. I may sneak this into my summer reading hehe!

 

Dark Beginnings: A First in Series Boxset by Donna Grant

I love Donna Grant’s books. In my eyes, she is the Queen of paranormal romances and an auto-read author. I’m not sure when I’ll read this but here’s hoping it’s this year. This boxset includes 3 HEA novellas.

 

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