Book Haul: January 1-6 2018

First book haul post of the year!  Woot!  Here’s the books I received during the first week of January.  These were a combination of review copies picked up at work, trades arriving, contest winning, and pre-orders coming in. This is going to be a fantastic year for books 🙂

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (B&N special edition) is both a pre-order and a trade.  I’m loving both the black cover and the gold foil on the book itself!  Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster is an arc I received in a trade.  I’m pretty excited to read this one.

 

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I received this finished copy of The Nine by Tracy Townsend from a blog contest last month.

 

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Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier is an arc from a trade.  Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet is a pre-order.  Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett, The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green, Likelik3 by Jay Kristoff, and Across the Dark Water by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez are review copies from work.  I’m going to have to be pretty picky about what 2018 releases I read with my current plans.

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These last 2 are also arcs that I received through trade.  The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith and Don’t Cosplay with my Heart by Cecil Castelluci.  These weren’t on my radar until they were offered up for trade, so I’m excited for these two.

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Blog Tour: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet + Giveaway

Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #3)

Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

The Kingmaker Chronicles, #3

Publication date: January 2, 2018

 The riveting conclusion to The Kingmaker Chronicles!

My thoughts:

This was a great ending to the trilogy!  I’m going to be super vague about everything because this is definitely a series I recommend reading in order, and I don’t want to give away any spoilers.  To that end, you should know that we spend a lot of time in Cat’s head.  Like A LOT.  To the point that I felt like she was overthinking things, and in slowed the pace way down.

That was the only complaint I had about this book though, honestly.  There were less steamy moments, but no less action and tense scenes.  In fact, I was frequently worrying about favorite characters fast approaching death!  I loved that Cat and Griffin came to terms about certain aspects of their relationship.  And I loved how much more we learned about Cat.  Amanda is truly wonderful at weaving characters I can get behind.

I hope we get more from this universe in the future!  I’d love to see more books written about other side characters 🙂

 

GODS. I’M AN IDIOT.

Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I’d still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as humanly possible.

True understanding thuds into place. Hope isn’t just an abstract concept; it’s me. Flesh and blood me. Griffin knew it all along. Probably everyone did. I’m an idea in human form.

I have the power of the Gods at my fingertips.

The only thing ever stopping me has been me.

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USA Today bestselling author AMANDA BOUCHET grew up in New England and studied French at the undergraduate and graduate levels, first at Bowdoin College and then at Bowling Green State University. She moved to Paris, France, in 2001 and has been there ever since. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children, who will soon be correcting her French. Connect with her at www.amandabouchet.com.

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Website: http://amandabouchet.com/

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14469474.Amanda_Bouchet

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Heart on Fire Pre-Pub Tour: Griffin’s POV and Giveaway!

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Heart on Fire

The riveting conclusion to The Kingmaker Chronicles coming January 2018!

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GODS. I’M AN IDIOT.

Without Griffin—and apparently a few meddling Gods—to push me along, I’d still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about my past, ignoring my future, and living as far away from my tyrant mother as humanly possible.

 

True understanding thuds into place. Hope isn’t just an abstract concept; it’s me. Flesh and blood me. Griffin knew it all along. Probably everyone did. I’m an idea in human form._

 

I have the power of the Gods at my fingertips.

The only thing ever stopping me has been me.

 

Pre-order Heart on Fire now!

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