First Line Friday: The Guinevere Deception!!

So I just started this read and hope you all like the sneak peak!!

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” There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl on the cusp of womenhood”

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Summary!!

Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot. 

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. 

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY* 

Book Information:

  • Series: Camelot Rising Trilogy (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 5, 2019)

Author Information:

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the And I Darken trilogy, the Paranormalcy trilogy, Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, Slayer, and many other novels. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California. Visit her at http://www.kierstenwhite.com.

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your TBR!!

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First Line Friday: Keeper of The Lost Cities: LodeStar:

So I am so excited to be diving back to this world and these characters. I am so excited to be reading this book!

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” This is what they want”

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Dark schemes unfold and Sophie’s loyalty is pushed to the limit in this thrilling fifth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities—but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she’s warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the key—if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world’s underbelly and the Black Swan aren’t the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn’t stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

Book Information!!

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Keeper of the Lost Cities (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (November 7, 2017)

Let me know in the comments if you are reading or caught up to date on this series in the comments!!

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First Line Friday: The Blood Spell!!

This is the book I am currently tackling and I am really loving the setting and the twist on Cinderella!!

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” The Wraith crept through the darkness of its forest prison.”

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A dark and romantic epic fantasy retelling of the Cinderella story, about a girl who must team up with the prince she despises to defeat an evil creature threatening their kingdom. The fourth standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Ravenspire series by C. J. Redwine.

Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.

Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating violence among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures. 

When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts.

When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything?

Book Information:

  • Series: Ravenspire (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (February 12, 2019)

Let me know in the comments, if you have read this book or if this series is on your series to start list in the comments!

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Last Line Friday: Sight Witch

So This is one of the reads, That has been on my TBR all year, and I am finally getting around to it!

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” You Don’t Remember me, do you Kullen”

Summary!!

Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch…

Before Merik returned from the dead…

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.

Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight―and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.

On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.

Author Information:
Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world — six out of seven continents (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!) — before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, as well as the Witchlands series, which includes the New York Times bestselling Truthwitch and Windwitch. When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, slaying darkspawn on her Xbox, or earning bruises at the dojo

Book Information:

  • Series: The Witchlands (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen (February 13, 2018)
  • Language: English

Let me know if you have read this book or if it is still on your TBR In the comments!!

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First Line Friday: Crazy Rich Asians

I am slightly under the weather this weekend. I am starting to tackle this super popular read and I hope that I really enjoy it!

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” Nicholas Young slumped into the nearest seat in the hotel drained from the sixteenth-hour flight from Singapore, the train ride from Heathrow Airport, and trudging through the rain-soaked streets”

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When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor. 
 
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

Author Information:

Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995. For the latest news and information, please visit:

Book Information:

  • Series: Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; Media Tie In edition on July 17, 2018

First Line Friday: The Bone Houses

So lets get into what I am currently reading! I am really enjoying another creepy read that is prefect for this season!!

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” The Gravediggers Children were troublemakers”

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An instant IndieBound bestseller!Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Sky in the Deep in this bewitching, historical horror novel, perfect for fans of Holly Black and V.E. Schwab. 
Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the deeply-buried truths about themselves. Equal parts classic horror novel and original fairytale, The Bone Houses will have you spellbound from the very first page.

Author Information:

Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. After graduating from Western Oregon University with an English degree, she enrolled in the publishing program at Rosemont College just outside of Philadelphia. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and writing by night.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316418412
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 24, 2019)
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2019
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your fall TBR as well!!

First Line Friday: Mind Games

I am trying to tackle some of my more creepy reads for various read-a-thons!! I want to share with you the first line in this book and maybe motivate you to pick it up!!

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” The problem with stealing other people memories is that you loose the different between what is theirs and what is yours”

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Arden sells memories. Whether it’s becoming homecoming queen or studying for that all important test, Arden can hack into a classmate’s memories and upload the experience for you just as if you’d lived it yourself. Business is great, right up until the day Arden whites out, losing fifteen minutes of her life and all her memories of the boy across the school yard. The boy her friends assure her she’s had a crush on for years.

Arden realizes that her own memories have been hacked, but they haven’t just been stolen and shared… they’ve been removed. And she’s not the only one: her mysterious crush, Sebastian, has lost ALL of his memories. But how can they find someone who has the power to make them forget everything they’ve learned?

Book Information:

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Swoon Reads (August 27, 2019)
  • Language: English

Let me know if this book is high on your TBR!

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First Line Friday: Keeper of The Lost Cities: Never Seen

I am really loving this longer series so much and really loving coming back to this world and these characters!

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” Sophie Stumbles Backwards, Scrambling closer to her friends as a cage of neon yellow flames erupted all around them.”

Summary!!!

Sophie battles the rebels—and recovers dark memories from her past—in this jaw-dropping fourth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is on the run—but at least she’s not alone.

Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join the Black Swan. They still have doubts about the shadowy organization, but the only way to find answers is to start working with them. And as they settle into their new lives, they uncover secrets bigger than anything they’d imagined.

But their enemies are far from done, and unleash a terrifying plague that threatens the safety of an entire species. Sophie and her friends fight with everything they have—with new allies joining them—but every choice has consequences. And trusting the wrong person could prove deadly.

In this game-changing fourth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world—or shatter it.

Book Information:

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Keeper of the Lost Cities (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (November 1, 2016)

Let me know in the comments if you have found the magic that is this series!!

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First Line Friday: The Babysitters Coven!!

So I am trying to get better at read more fall themed books in the fall season and this is my most recent read, that I tackled directing after NYCC!!

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“The devil was an artist.”

Summary!!

Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil. 

Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it’s kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she’s good at it.

And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let’s just say she owes some people a new tree. 

Enter Cassandra Heaven. She’s Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria cooking. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme’s babysitters club?

The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra’s mother left her: “Find the babysitters. Love, Mom.”

Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they’re about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.

Book Information:

  • Age Range: 12 and up 
  • Series: The Babysitters Coven (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 17, 2019)

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your current tbr!!

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First Line Friday: Serpent and Dove!!

I am so excited to share this first line of this book with you. I am currently on my way to NYCC!! This book I have read so fast!! I really hope you will add it to your TBR, if you have not yet!

First line Friday!!

” There is something haunting about a body touched by magic.”

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Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.

Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all.

Set in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off-the-charts romance, book one of this stunning fantasy duology will leave readers burning for more.

Book Information!!

  • Series: Serpent & Dove (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (September 3, 2019)

Let me know if this book is our current TBR, So far, I am really enjoying this read!

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