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Blog Tour: A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai

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Good morning lovelies! Today I am very excited to share A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai for this blog tour. It releases in a couple of days and I definitely recommend it!



Book Details:

Title: A Match Made in Mehendi
Author:  Nandini Bajpai
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary


Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers-with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift."

But Simi is an artist, and she doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, and family drama. That is, until she realizes this might be just the thing to improve her and her best friend Noah's social status. Armed with her family's ancient guide to finding love, Simi sta…

Blog Tour: There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

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Good morning lovelies! Today I am very excited to share There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool, as Day One on this blog tour. It is the official release day for this title, so check it out in stores now!


Book Details:

Title: There Will Come a Darkness
Author: Katy Rose Pool
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy


Synopsis:

For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations―until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared.

All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation... or the cause of its destruction. As chaos takes hold, five souls are set on a collision course:

A prince exiled from his kingdom.
A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand.
A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart.
A reckless gambler with the power to find …

ARC Review: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

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Good afternoon friends, hope everyone is having a great week!

I am sharing my review for the wonderful novel The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. It was so much deeper than I expected and I loved it.

RATING: 4.75/5

RELEASE: August 13, 2019


REVIEW:

The Downstairs Girl follows Jo, a Chinese teenager, during the 1890's. By day she works as a maid to one of Atlanta's wealthiest families and by night, she writes an advice column for a local newspaper, under the name Miss. Sweetie. When her column becomes widely popular, Jo uses the column to start questioning society's standards, and works to change stereotypes around race and gender in the city. While competitors try to unmask the infamous columnist, Jo sets off on her own mission, learning about her past and her parents. Struggling to decipher who to trust, Jo must use her newfound confidence to believe in herself, and those around her, as she works to uncover the truth.

I absolutely loved this historical novel. Jo was an engag…

Late Summer 2019 ARC Reviews

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Good afternoon everyone, hope everyone is having a great month! I finally got a chance to catch up on some ARCs, and wanted to share my thoughts on them 😊



Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019

RATING: 4.5 stars

REVIEW:

In this fantasy realm, the ocean village of Varenian offers their most beautiful girl to be the next princess of Ilara. Nor always assumed her twin sister, Zadie, would be chosen, after a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar. After her sister is gravely injured though, Nor is sent in her place to become cold-hearted Prince Ceren's wife, and life in the palace is not what she pictured. Growing closer to a couple of unlikely allies in the castle, Nor learns of murders, betrayals, and a failing bloodline. Nor must follow her heart and find her strength, if she hopes to save herself, her sister, and all of Varenia, but doing so may not only cost her the crown, but her life.

This was such a magical and mysterious read. I l…

June Wrap Up & July TBR

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Good morning lovelies! I figured its time for my June haul, June wrap up, and July TBR - despite being a total mood reader I always make a TBR haha.

June Book Haul:

22 books - thankfully I reorganized my shelves so they all fit now LOL


June Wrap Up:

10 books - the best reading month I have had in YEARS



July TBR:

4 books - I want to read one per week approx, but I am not too picky on which 4 I read. It will probably be a mix of ARCs and books for fun.


Hope my Canadian friends had a great Canada Day long weekend, and happy early Independence Day to my American friends! Hope everyone has a great day 😄

ARC Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

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Good afternoon friends! I am back with another ARC review, for one of my most anticipated reads of the year. Here are my thoughts for Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim.

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

RELEASES: July 9, 2019

RATING: 4.35 stars

REVIEW:

Described as Project Runaway meets Mulan, this magical retelling follows Maia, an aspiring tailor in a fantasy land. When an opportunity for her ill father to compete for the position of Imperial Tailor at the palace, Maia decides to take his place, dressed as a boy. As she delves deeper into the competition, she learns that her fellow competitors and court members are not above sabotage and betrayal. With the help of a secret keeping enchanter, she will have to have to work harder than ever to save her position, and her life.

This novel had all the aspects of a wonderful story. I loved Maia's determination and how she fought for what, and who, she believed in. There were many elements, including romance, action, and magic, that will entic…

ARC Reviews: Bright Star and Lifestyles of Gods & Monsters

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Good afternoon friends, how about some more Fall 2019 reviews for your week? I enjoyed both of these titles very much, and am grateful to the publishers for sending them my way!


Bright Star by Erin Swan

RELEASES: August 13, 2019

RATING: 4.5 stars

REVIEW:

After an assassination at the manor where Andra is serves, she is thrust into a growing rebellion plot to overthrow the corrupt government who run the land of Paerolia. As she begins to find herself, and her voice, among these rebels, she also learns of a great power within her, that could be the key to a ensuring peace in Paerolia once again.

I absolutely loved this story - the bold fantasy realm, the brewing rebellion, and a girl with an unknown amount of power. Readers follow along as Andra learns to stand up for herself, and those she loves. It was enjoyable to see her character grow and mature throughout the novel. I liked the writing style - it was fast paced, and had a great mix of action, romance, and magic. The fantasy world h…