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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Title: Waiting in the Wings
Author: Tara Frejas
Release date: February 21, 2017
Genre: Romance / NA / Contemporary

Book synopsis:
At twenty-three, theatre actress Erin Javier has yet to fall in love or kiss a boy offstage, away from the klieg lights. She is the perfect leading lady—whose heart men would fight for, win, and protect—unfortunately, only until the curtains fall and the lights go down. In real life, Erin is a certified NBSB whose heart has been hoping for a song to dance to.
But when two (two!) men enter from stage left and right, Erin is confused. Who deserves to take center stage in her heart—Mr. Theatre Royalty whose attention and displays of affection make her pulse race, or a good friend whose steady support has helped steer her to success and fulfill her dream?

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Welcome to Waiting in the Wings! The show is about to start. You don't have to wait a lot of time to see (and read) this book that will for sure captivate many hearts and make you fall in love with the main leads. 

*inserts applause.gif* Tara Frejas's new novel is about the theatre world and all its dazzling things inside of it and behind scenes and maybe.... some fun people waiting behind the curtain. We have our two leads, Erin and Ramon, who became friends in college when Ramon taught Erin to dance (sobs he knows how to dance, he is a choreographer ok?!!!) They haven't seen each other for a while and the story starts with Ramon taking this new job in the company where Erin works and /he/ knows it and he wants to see her AND HE IS SO HAPPY WHEN HE DOES. 

Ramon Figueroa *hello* meet my new book boyfriend. How can someone measure up to him now? He is one of the sweetest, most supportive heroes I have read. Literally he wants Erin to be happy and if he isn't the main part of that happiness and another guy is, he just wants to see her happy. All the hearts eyes for Ramon, you win the award for the most adorable hero ever.

Erin is also a really great main character. She grows so much and she is so optimistic and shiny and she is so bright and precious hashtag please protect her ~ When you think it's a love triangle, but actually see such an amazing love story develop in front of your eyes and Tara does an amazing job to mold that story and the characters and create pretty much one of my favorite books this year. 

It has a pretty fun group of characters that just have something to offer to this book and they all support this ship just as much as me and help the main leads succeed in life and love, how cute is that. You can expect: cooking scene where the two leads cook together (yes!), a slow dance in the moonlight and kisses in the forehead, support 1000%, theatre experience and SINGING AND SONGS AND SERENADEEES (will never get over this). Pretty much, please support Tara and preorder her book, it's so cheap right now and really it's a good choice to spend your money on.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Hello, voyagers! For this fine evening, I bring you a very special reveal. It's our very own's Charlotte Hamilton's book cover reveal, Lambs Can Always Become Lions. I hope you love it as much as I did.

Title: Lambs Can Always Become Lions
Author: Charlotte Anne Hamilton

Book synopsis:

 Robin Hood, along with her group of friends, has been aiding the poor of Nottingham for four years. They have become an hindrance to the Sheriff of Nottingham, terrorising the rich lords and ladies and robbing gold right from under the Sheriff's nose.
 Helping Robin from inside, and proving her most useful ally, is Lady Marian Fitzwalter.
 After hearing about a special shipment coming through Sherwood - filled with gold, jewels and weapons - Marian agrees to help Robin gather information so she can ambush it. It is risky and dangerous on both sides but Marian would do anything for Robin. And Robin would do anything to feed her people.
 But as the shipment draws closer and tensions rise, Robin finds herself having to decide which is more important: love or duty.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Title: Wintersong
Author: S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Release date: February 7, 2017

Book synopsis:
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.
Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Wintersong is a luscious tale of a king and a brave maiden. The story enchants you with its characters and the winter-y setting. But also pulls at your heartstrings with some really great writing. Wintersong deserves songs and poems in its name. It is a masterpiece and it's only the first sweet melody of this world I have come to love.

It's definitely one of my favorite fantasy books of this year. And I don't think I've read a lot on these first two months? Wintersong exceeded my expectations. When you find a book that has one of your favorite tropes while having a bit of royalty in it and some sweet romance but very very angsty as well, one really is happy. With its fascinating world-building and setting, Wintersong made me fall in love. To be honest, it wasn't so hard for me to fall head over hells for this book. The writing for one is gorgeous and lyrical and simply you will sigh because you are in love. 

It talks about a Goblin King first of all. This is a legend/myth/bedtime story in this world where Elizabeth lives. The Gobliin King goes out in winter to pick a wife from the human world. Elizabeth has always been fascinated and enchanted by this figure and you get to know in the first part that once upon a time those two were friends when they were kids. Let me just tell you that the Goblin King has loved Elizabeth for so long, my heart gives out, my skin clears up, my crops are growing. 

It's sort of a hate to love story but also a bit of enemies to lovers, I guess? I saw it that way anyways. It definitely has passion. This book is A+ level of steamy and sexy. It also has some really great things in it like: Liesl mentions her period at some part of the book, which is amazing because not a lot of YA books mention periods. I literally loved this book so much ~ I just bought my copy and I cannot wait for it to arrive and reread.

I have not watched Labyrinth tho. I don't know how close this book is based on it? Either way, this book has some epic stories and characters. It definitely has a love story that will make you bleed (probably? definitely?). I definitely got destroyed by S. Jae-Jones. I was listening to my SKAM playlist and lit every song fit and every song hurt me so much??? The conclusion: This book will hurt you. But it will be worth it. You want to know what happens believe me. You want to find out how the Goblin King and Liesl's story ends in that final chapter. 

And then come running and tell me all about it so I can relive all of the emotions, please. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hello!!! Today I bring another great list of books. You know how much I love making them and I enjoy doing them! This one is a BIG list of books publishing in 2017 written by authors of color. The book might not have a person of color as the main character but the book is by a POC. I hope this list is of help to someone and gets to add the all to their TBRs. Support authors of color!!!

Middle Grade

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi | Salaam Reads 
✿ Amina's Voice by Hena Khan | Salaam Reads 
The Emperor's Riddle by Kat Zhang | Aladdin
My Life as an Ice-Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi | Dutton
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh | HarperCollins
Love Sugar Magic by Anna Meriano | HarperCollins
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly | HarperCollins
Weaving a Net is Better Than Praying for Fish by Ki-Wing Merlin | HarperCollins
✿ Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson | HMH Books for Young Readers

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston | Little, Brown and Company 
The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim | Scholastic Press 
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence | Macmillan 
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami | Tu Books 
 Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres | Little, Brown
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan | Roaring Brook Press
One Shadow on the Wall by Leah Henderson | Atheneum
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya | Viking
Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien | Razorbill

The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley | Scholastic Press
Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai | S&S
Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar | Lee & Low/Tu Books
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia | Amistad
Patina (Track #2) by Jason Reynolds | Atheneum
✿ Danny Blackgoat, Dangerous Passage by Tim Tingle | 7th Generation

Young Adult

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | Soho Teen
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones | Thomas Dunne
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza | Razorbill
American Street by Ibi Zoboi | HarperCollins
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | HarperCollins
The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl From Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig | HarperCollins
The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian | HarperCollins
That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim | HarperCollins
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera | Simon & Schuster
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | HMH

 North of Happy by Adi Alsaid | Harlequin Teen
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate | Amulet Books 
This Promise I Will Keep by Aisha Saeed | Penguin 
 I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo | Macmillan 
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon | Simon Pulse
 Want by Cindy Pon | Simon Pulse
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman | Simon Pulse 
 The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana | Razorbill
 Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert | Little, Brown and Company
 They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | HarperCollins

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore | Feiwel & Friends
✿ You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | Macmillan
✿ Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali | Salaam Reads
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco | Sourcebooks Fire
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | Philomel Books
Dear Martin by Nic Stone | Crown Books for Young Readers
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez | Penguin Random House
Mirage by Somaiya Daud | Faltiron Books
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh | Lee & Low Books/Tu Books
Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi | St. Martin's Griffin
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson | Bloomsbury 
Circle Unbroken (Brooklyn Brujas #2) by Zoraida Córdova | Sourcebooks Fire
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani | First Second
Shadowhouse Fall (Shadowshaper #2) by Daniel José Older | Scholastic Press 
Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn | Kensington 
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds | Marvel Press 
 Into the Black (Beyond the Red #2) by Ava Jae | Sky Pony Press 

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz | GP Putnam's Sons
Warcross by Marie Lu | GP Putnam's Sons
✿ Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh | GP Putnam's Sons
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor | Penguin Books
The November Girl by Lydia Kang | Entangled Publishing
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi | Razorbill
Not Your Villain (Not Your Sidekick #2) by CB Lee | Interlude Press
The Speaker (The Sea of Ink and Gold #2) by Traci Chee | GP Putnam's Sons
Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim | Sky Pony Press

Solo by Kwame Alexander | Blink 
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by FC Yee | Abrams
Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman | Abrams 
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo | Dutton 
I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, illustraded by John Jennings & Stacey Robinson | Tu Books 
After the Fall by Kate Hart | Macmillan 


The Art of Shifting Gears by Chi Yu Rodriguez | Anvil Publishing
Sounds Like Summer by Six de los Reyes | Anvil Publishing
Midnights in Bali by Carla de Guzman | Anvil Publishing
Simply Joei by Clare Elisabeth Marquez | Anvil Publishing
Chasing Mr. Prefect by Katt Briones | Anvil Publishing
Bucket List To Love by C.P. Santi | Spark Books
✿ All That Glitters by Ines Bautista-Yao | Spark Books
✿ Serenade by Claire Du | Spark Books
First to Fall by Farrah F. Polestico | Spark Books
✿ Don't Tell my Mother by Brigitte Bautista

Clean Breaks by Ruby Lang | Crimson Romance
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty | Harper Voyager 
 The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | Thomas Dunne Books
 Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran | GP Putnam's Sons ✿
A Place I Belong by Cynthia Kadohata | Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor |
Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay | Avon Impulse
 An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole | Kensington 
 Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai | Avon 

✿ Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol | Entangled Publishing
✿ Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra | Less Than Three Press
✿ Flowers of Luna by Jennifer Linsky
✿ Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas
Heroine Worship (Heroine Complex #2) by Sarah Kuhn | DAW
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen |  Grove Press
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | Penguin Press
House of Binding Thorns (Dominion of the Fallen #2) by Aliette de Bodard | Ace 
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by NK Jemisin | Orbit

Battle Hill Bolero (Bone Street Rumba #3) by Daniel José Older | Roc 
Monstress, Vol. 2 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda | Image Comics 
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie | Little, Brown and Company 
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden | Harper Voyager 
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones | 
The World Is One Place: Native American Poets Visit the Middle East by Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, editors | BkMk Press

✿ Lessons That Taught Love by GL Tomas | Rebellious Valkyrie Press
✿ Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon | Cinco Puntos
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid | Riverhead Books


Hey voyagers! Today I bring you the cover reveal of Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas. I'm so happy to have this reveal on the blog, because I am so frigging excited for this to come out!

Title: Waiting in the Wings
Author: Tara Frejas
Genre: Romance / New Adult / Contemporary
Release date: February 21st, 2017
Designed by: Miles Tan

Book synopsis:
At twenty-three, theatre actress Erin Javier has yet to fall in love or kiss a boy offstage and away from the klieg lights. She's the perfect leading lady—whose heart men would fight for, win, and protect—unfortunately, only until the curtains fell and the lights went down. In real life, Erin's a certified NBSB whose heart's been hoping for a song to dance to for quite some time.
But when two (two!) men enter from stage left and right, Erin is confused. Who deserves to take center stage in her heart—Mr. Theatre Royalty whose attention and displays of affection make her pulse race, or a good friend whose steady support has helped steer her to success and allowed her to fulfill her dream?
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