(BookR) The Bone Witch

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Pages: 432

Cover: ★★★★

Book:  6/★’s out of 10

Publishing Date: March 7th 2017

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

My review:

With a dark slant that reminds me of Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series, The Bone Witch takes you on a journey through a magical land, with a female heroin who deals in death. (Although she raises the dead for the good of her country, instead of compelling them into the underworld.)

Tea, is a young girl from a small rural village in the country of Odalia. Who is thrust into the spotlight when her favorite brother is killed on a mission for the King by a Deava (an evil magical creature),  and is returned to the family for his funeral causing her to lose control of her power and bring him back to life. Oops. Talk about awkward. 

Character Imagining:

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Tea

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Wednesdays with Writers: What happens when you sleep? Could you be capable of murder? Chris Bohjalian explores this and more in his latest novel, THE SLEEPWALKER, plus rising early, following characters onto the page, being a teen magician

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By Leslie Lindsay 

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire–the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

Psychologically astute rift with family secrets, mystery, and a terrifying sleep disorder, THE SLEEPWALKER is at first a family portrait swallowed in the throes of grief.

9780385538916With an author like Chris Bohjalian, you’re in good hands; expert hands, in fact. When I learned about THE SLEEPWALKER, I knew I had to read it: missing people, mothers especially, are a fascination of mine. So too is sleep and dreams. Toss in a lovely flawed family portrait and I am putty in your hands.

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. She once spray-painted the front hydrangeas…

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REVIEW:DISTRESS SIGNALS By Catherine Ryan Howard

IT'S BOOK TALK

30509033Published Feb 2 by Blackstone Publishing 

The day Adam Dunne’s girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads “I’m sorry–S” sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her.

Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate–and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before.

To get answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable.  

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Distress Signals is a debut novel that packs a wallop of a punch! What starts off as a seemingly perfect, easy going relationship between Sarah and Adam turns into something else entirely. For ten…

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Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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a-darker-shade-of-magicA Darker Shade of Magic is written by V.E. Schwab. Schwab is also know as Victoria Schwab. She wrote This Savage Song which I reviewed just a few weeks ago.

A Darker Shade of Magic is about Kell, who is an Antari, a magical ‘being’. There are only two Antari’s in this/these world(s).

Oh, this review is going to be fun.

Let’s start with the world before I delve into characters.

So there are four worlds in this book. We have Black London, White London, Red London, and Grey London.

Black London has ‘fallen’ so to speak. In a sense the society craved power and the magic in that world consumed them until the other world closed off their ‘doors’. Each world is connected, but only an Antari can travel between worlds.

White London has magic, but they’re very power hungry. The crown is always changing. By that, I mean that…

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Of The Trees blog tour & giveaway!

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Title: OF THE TREES
Author: E.M. Fitch
Pub. Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 345

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play Books | Indiebound

Cassie and Laney fancy themselves amateur ghost hunters. When a carnival comes to town, Cassie embraces the chance to try something new.

Carnival workers watch the girls with a collective gaze that ignites in Laney a dark and dangerous fascination, leaving Cassie unnerved.

It’s not just their age or the unsettling way they stare. There is something in the shifting of their skin and the way their features seem to change in the shadows.

Cassie can’s shake this sickening feeling that there’s more to the carnival than meets the eye.

When townspeople suddenly start dying and bloody warnings appear around town, Cassie is lured into…

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