June Wrap-Up

June Wrap-Up

Another month came, and another month gone. I don’t know how time manages to move so incredibly quickly, but I feel like I take a breath and suddenly I’m at the end of the year. I mean 2017 is half over!! I still feel like we just changed over the calendars from 2016!

Overall, June was a pretty great month for me, I’ve spent most of it relaxing and with friends. But I’ll get into the personal details later, first here’s all the bookish stuff aka the stuff you actually want to read.

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Review: Mask of Shadows

MoS cover 2Title: Mask of Shadows

Author: Linsey Miller

Series: #1 in a duology

Genre: YA, fantasy, LGBTQIAP+

Format: eARC from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

Synopsis: Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action.
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home.
When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.
But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

TTT- Series I've Been Meaning to Start

As soon as I saw the prompt for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, I knew I had to participate. I am the QUEEN of unstarted series. Literally I have a small fortune sitting on my shelf just in series that I’ve bought and haven’t started. It’s sad, really. But it should definitely make for an interesting post!

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Review: Frostblood

Frostblood coverTitle: Frostblood

Author: Elly Blake

Series: #1 in the Frostblood series

Genre: YA, fantasy

Format: hardback

Synopsis: The frost king will burn. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge. Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #2

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme created by Aimal from Bookshelves and Paperbacks! Each week you feature a diverse book that you have read and enjoyed, a diverse book on your TBR, and a diverse upcoming release.

Hi guys! Today I’m bringing you a second edition of Diversity Spotlight Thursday. I haven’t done one of these in a while, and I have been reading some pretty awesome diverse books lately that I want to feature!

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