Teaser Thursday: The Crow Rider

Title: The Crow Rider
Series: (The ​Storm Crow #2)
Author: Kalyn Josephson
Release Date: July 7, 2020
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★

Welcome back to Teaser Thursday! I’m so excited to share some teaser quotes from The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson with you today. I loved The Storm Crow but somehow I loved this one even more? Both books are amazing and I can’t wait to share my whole review with you guys tomorrow on my tour stop!

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Teaser Thursday: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Title: Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Release Date: July 7, 2020
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling, LGBT
Rating: ★★★★

Thank you to Goodreads and Flatiron Books for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Hello fellow bookworms! Today I have something different for you. I think I’ve done this once before, but it was back in the wee beginnings of my blogging days aka like a year ago. While reading Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust my inner monologue came alive and with some major sass. I decided it might be fun to share these thoughts in a hopefully non-spoilery kind of way. My hope is you’ll read these and be utterly confused but entertained and then when/if you read this book you’ll have a bit of my inner monologue with you and finally making some sense. Enjoy!

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WWW Wednesday

Guess who’s back to struggling with reading after binging like 5 books? *This GURLLL* I hate myself. Just kidding I’m just frustrated. COVID-19 is again changing how we live our lives and I’m having trouble adjusting to yet another new reality. I have been writing articles for my blog though so that’s been fun and I can’t wait to share them along with my past and somewhat current reads.

There are just three questions to answer:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Teaser Thursday: Sisters of Sword and Song

Title: Sisters of Sword and Song
Author: Rebecca Ross
Release Date: June 23, 2020
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you to Edelweiss+ and HarperTeen for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

I finished this book a few weeks ago and LOVED it. There was a tiny bit of romance but the main focus of this book was this amazing relationship between two sisters. It was so beautiful and touching. I’ll have my review up within the next week or so, but until then here are some teaser quotes to help you decide if maybe you want to add this to your TBR.

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Teaser Thursday: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Title: Girl, Serpent, Thorn
Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Release Date: July 7, 2020
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling, LGBT
Rating: ★★★★

I binge read this book in like a night and loved it. I’ve never read any kind of Persian fairytales and this book mixed several of them and there was an amazing f/f romance! Bashardoust weaves this amazing tale of bravery and how important it is to accept yourself flaws and all. This week I have some quotes for you so enjoy and be sure to add this one to your TBR.

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WWW Wednesday

My reading is such roller coaster lately. I either binge read and entire book in one sitting or binge watch Teen Wolf and Reign. There’s no in between. I did finish reading an amazing book this past week though that I can’t wait to share, it’s just my current and TBR that leaves something to be desired.

There are just three questions to answer:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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WWW Wednesday

Welcome back again to another week of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. My reading has finally picked up and I’m so excited to share what I’ve been reading and my always tentative TBR.

There are just three questions to answer:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Feedback Post: AOC, Queer and #OwnVoices Spotlight

Hi guys! I have some thing a little different for you today, something I’d love some feedback on. Some of you may or may not have attended the online Yallwest festival this year, but you might probably have heard of the crap shoot that was the This American Experience panel where a white author started talking over a panel of authors of color. It was honestly the worst and I only saw the transcripts for it. I did attend the This American Experience 2.0 held the next day which was beautifully moderated by Nic Stone. It made me consider how privileged I was to never even take race into consideration when picking the books I read if that makes sense? I literally pick my books based on cover or description. This panel brought up issues of racism and homophobia that still exist today and that authors of color or who are queer still face.

This is were I need some feedback: I want to start spotlighting authors of color along with their books, queer books written by queer authors and own voices novels in a new segment.

I don’t want to go about this the wrong way though and come off as insensitive since I’m white. Like I said before these are things I didn’t take notice of before, I just picked up my books based on if the story spoke to me. I want to change that though and maybe bring awareness to those who follow my blog and might want to join me on this journey.

If you have any feedback on this idea including constructive criticism or what you think is the right way to go about doing this segment, please comment below or feel free to contact me using the information in the “Contact Me” tab on my blog. If you think this is just a downright terrible idea or even a good one please let me know!

Thanks for following me and hopefully this is something I can kick off soon ♥

Teaser Thursday: Forest of Souls

Title: Forest of Souls
Series: (Shamanborn #1)
Author: Lori M. Lee
Release Date: June 23, 2020
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Rating: TBD

I have such an amazing treat for you guys today! I am a part of the Forest of Souls upcoming blog tour and have received some amazing promo content that I’ll be sharing with you today! I’m so excited for this book and it also has one of the most amazing pre-order campaigns which I’ll link below.

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WWW Wednesday

Welcome back again to another week of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Here I am with another week of struggling to do the post. Reiterating again you don’t have to be overtly productive during this time, just do your best.

There are just three questions to answer:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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