Friday, August 26, 2016

Epic Cover Battles #11: Bad Book Covers Edition

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Okay so there are so many pretty covers out there, so many mediocre ones and so many bad ones. This round of Epic Cover Wars is dedicated to the BAD BOOK COVERS because nothing makes a bookworm cringe and reluctant to pick a book up like a bad cover. The more amusing part about this edition is that 2/3 books I’ve chosen are actually traditionally published so I cannot imagine what possessed the publishers to slap on the covers they did onto these books. Here goess!

May the worst book cover win (???)
Epic Cover Battles #11
5 Reasons Why You Should Read Vicarious by Paula Stokes

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Vicarious by Paula Stokes

Posted by on 08/24/2016 • 4 Comments

If you read Paula Stokes’ guest post on the blog the other day, you’ll know that it is not secret that she is a talented writer but Vicarious blows that out of the water. Liars, Inc. was the last thriller she wrote and one I rated 4.5 stars because of how amazing it but Vicarious is EVEN better and kept me EVEN more at the edge of my seat and holy crap the climax of this novel almost killed me. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Vicarious

1. The main character. Stokes’ always writes great characters and this book is no exception. Winter is a complex character with a backstory that will make you want to shelter her from the world. Winter is BADASS but her past has left a…

Writing Outside My Perspective with Paula Stokes

Writing Outside My Perspective with Paula Stokes

Posted by on 08/22/2016 • 0 Comments

I am a huge fan of Paula (because she is an amazing human being) and her books (because they are fabulously crafted pieces of works) so when I was asked to participate in the blog tour, I was elated. Vicarious  was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it lived up to all my expectations even if there was a whole lot of heartbreak. . Today, I have Paula on the blog with a well-written and thoughtful guest post that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did.

Writing Outside  My Perspective: Maintaining Authenticity and Respect; Balancing Cultural Information with Pacing/Storyline Needs

I wanted to portray my characters and their cultures authentically and respectfully, but for me that did not mean I had to paint any culture…

Fresh Batch (August 21st – 27th)

Fresh Batch (August 21st – 27th)

Posted by on 08/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Spontaneous Aaron Starmer Publication date: August 23rd 2016by Dutton Books for Young Readers

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“Katelyn Ogden was a lot of things, but she wasn’t particularly explosive, in any sense of the word.”

Mara Carlyle’s senior year at Covington High in suburban New Jersey is going on as normally as could be expected, until the day—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last senior to spontaneously combust without warning or explanation. The body count grows and the search is on for a reason—Terrorism! Drugs! Homosexuality! Government conspiracy!—while the seniors continue to…

Fresh Batch (August 14th – 20th)

Fresh Batch (August 14th – 20th)

Posted by on 08/13/2016 • 3 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

The Architect of Song A.G. Howard Series: Haunted Hearts Legacy #1 Publication date: August 15th 2016by Golden Orb Press

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A lady imprisoned by deafness, an architect imprisoned by his past, and a ghost imprisoned within the petals of a flower – intertwine in this love story that transcends life and death.

For most of her life, nineteen-year-old Juliet Emerline has subsisted – isolated by deafness – making hats in the solitude of her home. Now, she’s at risk to lose her sanctuary to Lord Nicolas Thornton, a twenty-seven-year-old mysterious and eccentric architect with designs on her humble estate. When she…

10 #OZYA Books I Need in My Life

10 #OZYA Books I Need in My Life

Posted by on 08/10/2016 • 4 Comments

I love complaining but my fav thing to complain about is how I cannot read so many amazing #OZYA books because I cannot afford to pay a fortune in shipping and because they are not available outside of Australia. So here is a list of 10 books I want to read so badly and am hoping will be published outside of Australia.

1. Spark by Rachael Craw

I’ve had this on my TBR since before it came out and it just appeals to me on a spiritual level. Superpowers? Kids who are experiments gone wrong? YES PLEASE.

2. Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo

This one is a YA/NA crossover that I’ve had on my TBR since my early Goodreads years. I absolutely love the sound of it and am DYING…

Fresh Batch (August 7th – 13th)

Fresh Batch (August 7th – 13th)

Posted by on 08/06/2016 • 1 Comment

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Nevernight Jay Kristoff Series: The Nevernight Chronicle #1 Publication date: August 11th 2016by Harper Voyager

Goodreads Purchase

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the…

Epic Cover Battles #10: US vs AUS Edition (part 2)

Epic Cover Battles #10: US vs AUS Edition (part 2)

Posted by on 08/03/2016 • 4 Comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged (or not) that the world is a better place when there are different editions/covers of books to pick from so here we are again, battling some US and AUS covers of books. This one is a little harder than previous comparative edition rounds because the covers are all SO PRETTY. GOOD LUCK and

May the best covers win!