Throw Back Purchase TBR: Even the Darkest Stars!!

So another one of the books I am going to focus on my before the end of this year is this dragon themed read!!

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Summary!!

limbers of Mt. Everest—perfect for fans of Cindy Pon and Alison Goodman.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition.

This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas.  Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit. 

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Book Information:

  • Series: Even the Darkest Stars (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (November 6, 2018)

Author Information!!

Heather Fawcett has worked as an archaeologist, an aerospace technical writer, and a backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theater festival. In her spare time, she can be found reading, hiking, reading, eating ice cream, or reading. She is the author of Ember and the Ice DragonsEven the Darkest Stars, and All the Wandering Light. She lives on Vancouver Island, Canada. Visit Heather online at http://www.heatherfawcettbooks.com.

Throw Back Purchase TBR: The World Greatest Detective

So I picked this read up because it was a former owl crate junior pick and it is high on my owl crate book TBR!!

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Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, returns with The World’s Greatest Detective, a story of crime, tricks, and hilarity for those who know that sometimes it takes a pair of junior sleuths to solve a slippery case.

Detectives’ Row is full of talented investigators, but Toby Montrose isn’t one of them. He’s only an assistant at his uncle’s detective agency, and he’s not sure he’s even very good at that.

Toby’s friend Ivy is the best sleuth around—or at least she thinks so. They both see their chance to prove themselves when the famed Hugh Abernathy announces a contest to choose the World’s Greatest Detective.

But when what was supposed to be a game turns into a real-life murder mystery, can Toby and Ivy crack the case?

Book Information:

  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (March 5, 2019)

Author Information:

Caroline Carlson is the author of funny and fantastical books for young readers, including The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates trilogy, The World’s Greatest Detective, and The Door at the End of the World. Her novels have won accolades from the New York Times, the American Booksellers Association, Bank Street College of Education, the American Library Association, and Junior Library Guild, among others.

Caroline holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A Massachusetts native, she now lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

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

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Throw Back Purchase TBR:

I picked this book series up over the summer and it seems like the prefect read to tackle this time of year!

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Holly Cathers and her twin cousins have just graduated from high school, and they’re moving on toward their first semester of college. But no matter where they go, they will never be entirely free of their past. The three are descendants of a powerful coven of witches — in constant danger from a rival clan.

Holly learns from a vision that Jer is still alive. As leader of the coven, she resolves to rescue him despite the fact that he is a member of the Deveraux clan and therefore her enemy. But her efforts are thwarted when her aunt reveals the nature of an ancient curse visited upon all Cathers witches. It becomes clear to Holly that the death of her parents was no accident, and a similar plague is sure to fall on anyone she grows close to. As her power strengthens, can Holly escape her destiny? And if her destiny includes Jer, does she want to?

Author Information:

Nancy Holder has published more than 200 short stories and seventy-eight books, including the New York Times bestselling Wicked series. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, and far too many animals. Visit her at Nancy Holder.com.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Bind-Up edition on April 28, 2010
  • Publication Date: May 11, 2010
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

Let me know if this book is all on your fall TBR!!

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Throw Back Purchase TBR: Split Second!!

This is the last Kasie West book, that I must read, So I have read her entire back list!!

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Summary!

Addie has always been able to see the future when faced with a choice, but that doesn’t make her present any easier. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. So when Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him in the Norm world, she jumps at the chance. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. She wants to change that.

Laila, her best friend, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want this to happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.

Book Information:

  • Series: Pivot Point (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (February 10, 2015)

Let me know if this is another series you want to add to your completed list by the end of 2019!!

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Throw Back TBR: Even the Darkest Stars!!

I recently picked up this read, I know back when it came out, It was a uppercase pick and really hope I get to read it soon!

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Summary!!

his is the first in a sweeping and action-packed debut fantasy duology loosely inspired by the early climbers of Mt. Everest – perfect for fans of Cindy Pon and Alison Goodman.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin – not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected – for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself – even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected – or prepared for – with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions – while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Book Information:

  • Series: Even the Darkest Stars (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; 1st Edition edition on September 5, 2017

Let me Know in the comments if this book is on your TBR, Or if you read it, tell me yours non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

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Throw Back Purchase read!! Runaways (book)

So in honor of the t.v show coming back this fall, I really want to read the book that are after season 1 of this series!!

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The Pride, back in L.A.? Their parents, alive? Karolina had never realized hope and fear could feel so much alike.”

Written by New York Times best-selling author Christopher Golden, Runaways: An Original Novel is a fresh take on the Marvel fan favorite. Including the first issue of the revived Runaways comic series written by Rainbow Rowell and with art by Kris Anka, it’s easy for fans of the comics, fans of the new Hulu TV show, and first-time readers to all enjoy this new take on an old classic.

Turns out murderous Super Villains don’t make for good parents. The Runaways had no choice. They had to kill them. Well, more or less. Now Nico, Karolina, Gert, Chase, and Molly are on the run again, hiding out and trying to regain a sense of normalcy. But kids with super powers don’t get to be normal. 

The city is overrun with criminals, each faction bent on murdering them for one reason or another. It’s only when the Runaways uncover the truth behind their parents’ past that they realize the evil isn’t just in L.A.

It’s everywhere.

Book information!!

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Press on January 2, 2018
  • Language: English

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your current TBR, or If you are watching the new marvel show and will be turning into season 3 this december!!

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Series to Keep Reading: ArchEnemies!!

I have fallen a little bit behind on this series in the past year. I really hope to catch up on this series before the release of the finale book in this series this fall!! I had mix feelings about book 1, but hope book two impresses me more!

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Summary!!

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other’s worst nightmare.

Nova’s double life is about to get a lot more complicated:
As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian’s patrol unit to protect the weak and maintain order in Gatlon City.
As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist – a group of of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most.
But as Nova, her feelings for Adrian are deepening, despite the fact that he is the son of her sworn enemies and, unbeknownst to Nova, he has some dangerous secrets of his own. In this second installment of the Renegades trilogy, Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew – Ruby, Oscar, and Danna — are faced with escalating crime in Gatlon City, while covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also the feelings they have for each other.  The line between good and evil has been blurred, but what’s clear to them both is that too much power could mean the end of their city – and the world – as they know it.

Author Information:

Marissa Meyer is a fangirl at heart, with a closet full of costumes, a Harry Potter wand on her desk, and a Tuxedo Mask doll hanging from her rear view mirror. Han and Leia are still her OTP. She may or may not be a cyborg. 

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 485 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 125021209X
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (November 6, 2018)
  • Publication Date: November 6, 2018

Let me know if this book is on your current TBR of if you read it your non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

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Throw Back Purchase Read: Ignite The Stars!!!

This book is one of the titles that is featured in my facebook group as a read this month!! I really hope that I enjoy this read!

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Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl. A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control. Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen? In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles—debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine.

Author Information:

Maura Milan currently resides in Los Angeles, where she can be found hanging out in cafes and drinking matcha lattes. In her free time, Maura enjoys watching Korean dramas and hanging out with her schipperke, Thor, who she believes should become a professional comedian.  To this day, Gilbert Blythe is her ultimate boy crush.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: AW Teen (September 4, 2018)
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2018

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

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Throw Back Read: Hunting Prince Dracula

So I am really hoping to make it this one of the read I want to tackle this fall. I always neglect this series, but I am craving some historical fiction reads with a bit of mystery! I really did enjoy book one and am excited to dive into this read soon!

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In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? 
Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend. 
But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

Author Information!!

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats. She is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER quartet.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316514829
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson on September 19, 2017
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2017
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group

Let me know in the comments if this book is still on your fall TBR, like it is mine, of if you have read it and give me your non-spoiler thoughts in the comments!

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Throw Back Read TBR: We Hunt the Flame:

I have been trying to get better at reading my past owl crate books. I hope to tackle we hunt the flame during the summer-a-thon from owl crate!

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Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

Author Information:

Hafsah Faizal is an American Muslim and brand designer. She’s the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she’s not writing, she can be found dreaming up her next design, deciding between Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured. WE HUNT THE FLAME is her first novel.

Book Information:

  • Print Length: 475 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0374313644
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (May 14, 2019)
  • Publication Date: May 14, 2019

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

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