ARC Review: Stardust in Their Veins by Laura Sebastian

Today’s review is about STARDUST IN THEIR VEINS, the sequel to Laura Sebastian’s CASTLES IN THEIR BONES. If you appreciated the politics and plotting in the first book, rest assured they continue in this one. Note that my review contains spoilers from CASTLES IN THEIR BONES.

Author: Laura Sebastian
Series: Castles in Their Bones #2
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: February 7, 2023
Print Length: 576

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Book Review: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Good morning! Today’s review is about HOW THE PENGUINS SAVED VERONICA by Hazel Prior. I don’t typically read general fiction or women’s fiction, but I wanted to see what the hype about this book was. It’s a sweet tale about found family after personal hardship and learning to let others in.

Author: Hazel Prior
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publish Date: June 16, 2020
Print Length: 368

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Sundays In Bed With…Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore

The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

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First Lines Fridays: October 14, 2022

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  The rules are as follows:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

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Book Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Today’s review is about THE GILDED ONES by Namina Forna. It’s the first book in the Deathless trilogy. Deka nears the age of her village’s blood ceremony, which will determine whether she can remain or be forced out. When her blood runs gold instead of red, she decides to leave and fight for the emperor. But once she does she begins to wonder about the truth of the stories told to her people.

Author: Namina Forna
Series: Deathless #1
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: February 9, 2021
Print Length: 432

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