Dawning Ascent by Jen L. Grey | PREORDER BLITZ

Hey, guys! Today we are going to be talking about how you can get your hands on Jen L. Grey’s upcoming new release, and that is Dawning Ascent. This book will be released on December 7, 2017, but is available for preorder, so I highly recommend that you do that! This is a fantasy novel centered around magic and political intrigue, and I am so excited to read this because it sounds absolutely fantastic! But let’s go ahead and get into it!

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Title: Dawning Ascent (The Pearson Prophecy Book 1)

Author: Jen L. Grey

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Release Date: December 7, 2017

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Power comes with a price

Treated like a stranger in her own kingdom, Ariah has learned to live in the shadows. But as she comes into her own powers, she catches the eye of her lifelong crush and an unlikely ally. Can she trust them to help her find the truth along a dangerous journey?

When enemies come to light and distrust spreads, Ariah’s safety is put in jeopardy. If she places her trust in the wrong people, her hidden powers will be unveiled to those who wish to use them against her. If Ariah wants to survive, she’ll have to discover who has her best interests at heart. Will she trust the right people? Will her powers be discovered?

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Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies, even as a little girl. When I was a toddler, my parents would read stories to me over and over. I would hear them so often that I had the books memorized and could recite the story word by word.

The past year, I started having stories stuck in my head and finally decided to start writing. My favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary romance. So, of course, that’s what I’m inclined to write.

I have a husband, two young daughters, and a mini Australian Shepherd. I’ve lived in Tennessee the majority of my life and love the state.

I’m extremely addicted to caffeine and enjoy drinking coffee and lattes.

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And there you have it! That was all the information you need to have to preorder Dawning Ascent by Jen L. Grey. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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June Book Haul

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about the books I bought/received in the month of June! Now I was on a book-buying ban, but you know me. As soon as I get enough cash to buy a book, I immediately run to the bookstore. But I actually only ended up buying two of the seven books, so I didn’t go crazy. I am on another book-buying ban, though…But let’s go ahead and get into the book haul!

The first book I bought this month was Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor.

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that follows two depressed teens who end up meeting while getting prescriptions for their antidepressants. This is a love story, but from what I’ve heard, it is not the sort of novel where love cures you of depression or any other mental illness, which has me really excited to read this. In addition to this, I believe this novel is different from other novels about depression because our main character, Reggie, doesn’t have a trigger. There was no trauma or abuse or anything like that growing up, which mirrors my experience with depression, so I definitely feel that I will connect with the story and the characters a lot, so I am just really excited to get to this one.

The last book I bought was Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewe.

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This is the second book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, and I actually don’t have the first book, but this book was marked down to a quarter at a local bargain store, so I just bought it. All I know about the series is it involves some aspect of vampirism. I know a lot of people really enjoy this series, and I’ve been meaning to read it for like ever. So maybe having the second book will give me incentive to buy the first book and start reading this series. But I am really excited to maybe one day in the near future read this.

The first book I received was Train Wreck by Elise Faber.

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This was sent to me for review by the author, so thank you so much for sending this to me! This is a standalone adult contemporary romance novel that I actually have already read and reviewed, and it was absolutely fabulous. I didn’t really know much of anything regarding this novel going into it, and I definitely think that’s the way to go. But this book gave me all of the feels, and I cried several times while reading this. It just was so good, and I am so happy that Elise sent this to me because I loved it. This book was released on May 31 of this year, so I definitely recommend you pick it up!

The next book I received was Fates and Furies by Raye Wagner.

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This was sent to me by the author, so thank you so much, Raye, and I am so freaking excited to read this. This is the fourth and final book in Raye’s fantabulous Sphinx series, and I am so hyped for this novel. You all should know by now how completely obsessed I am with this series, and I am so excited that I get another opportunity to work with Raye Wagner because she is like the sweetest person ever. But this series has greek mythology, kickass characters, amazing plot lines, and just general badassery. This is one of my all time favorite series, and if you haven’t picked this up yet, what are you doing with your life? You have got to read this series! But I am super excited to see how this series wraps up in the final installment! I am sure it will give me all the feels and it will be epic an everything I want, so I am so down for this novel.

The next book I received was The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase.

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This book was sent to my for review by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, so thank you so much for sending this book my way! This book is scheduled to be released on July 25, so definitely keep your eye out for it! From what I can tell, this book follows four very close sisters in 1959 who are spending the summer at Applecote Manor, a place they haven’t returned to in over five years, not since their sister, Audrey, vanished. They begin to discover the dark secrets of the Manor and end up starting to drift apart until one explosive night when they form a powerful bond that is much thicker than blood. This book sounds so interesting! It seems like it will be a bit of a mystery and definitely a thriller, so I am very excited to get to this very soon!

The next book I received was Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas.

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This is a YA contemporary novel that follows a girl named Chloe who is having a pretty terrible time at the moment because everything is going wrong. From crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of one of her not-so-nice coworkers to being caught in a snowstorm that has ruined her hair and the way she looks, resulting in absolutely zero progress with her crush and coworker, Tyson. And to top it all off, she is being accused (along with the other teenage employees) of stealing $10,000. So this follows her dealing with all of this and trying to prove her innocence in stealing the money. I received this from Rachel @ Life of a Female Bibliophile who hosted the Fun In the Sun giveaway, and I won the YA box! So thank you so much, Rachel, for hosting the giveaway and sending this my way!

And the last book I received in the month of June was Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn.

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I really can’t tell you much of anything regarding this novel, to be honest. I’ve never heard of it, the synopsis is really confusing, and from the couple of reviews I read, you will spend the entirety of this novel wondering what the hell is going on. I do know that this is a psychological mystery novel with apparently a very explosive ending, so if one has patience, the ending makes all of the frustration and confusion of the rest of the novel worthwhile. I can tell you that this was the second book I received from the Fun in the Sun giveaway hosted by Rachel @ Life of a Female Bibliophile, and I am apprehensive, but still very excited to get into this!

And there you have it! That was my June Book Haul. What is your favorite psychological thriller that you have read? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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Most Anticipated Releases | Summer 2017

Hey, guys! I am so excited to talk about the three books I am personally excited for that are coming out this summer. These are just the books I personally am excited for, and there are not that many this summer I am anticipating, but I am anticipating the crap out of all of these books. I just need them in my life. This summer is going to be epic in terms of reading, and I am just so freaking excited to read these! But without further ado, let’s get in the Summer book releases I am most excited for!

The first book I need in my life is, of course, Now I Rise by Kiersten White, and this comes out on June 27.

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This is the second book in The Conqueror’s Saga, with the first book being And I Darken. This story is actually a gender-bent story inspired by Vlad the Impaler, who was the real life inspiration for Dracula by Bram Stoker. This is considered alternative historical fiction, which is a subgenre of fantasy, and I think this series is just so good. We follow an antiheroine who is just not a good person but she is very badass and brutal, and I just loved the first book so much, so I am so excited to get to the very anticipated sequel!

The next book I am anticipating is Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy by Various Authors, and this comes out on July 11.

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This is an anthology that features many well-known YA authors who reimagined thirteen different fairytales from the villain’s point of view. This is in collaboration with thirteen different influential Booktubers who were all paired with an author to create prompts that the authors used to write these stories. This sounds like it is going to be so interesting and so good, and I am just really excited to read this when it finally comes out!

The last book I am really anticipating in Summer of 2017 is Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, and this comes out on August 29.

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This is a coming-of-age story that tells the story of Wonder Woman, but before she was the famous Wonder Woman. In this novel she is simply Diana, princess of the Amazons. She wants to prove herself to the rest of the legendary Amazon warriors, but she risks exile when she breaks the law. I am so freaking excited for this novel! I honestly wasn’t even a little bit interested in this novel until I watched the Wonder Woman movie (which was fantabulous, and I’m obsessed with it). Now I just want to know everything there is to know about Wonder Woman. I want to read all of the comics, I want to watch the movie over and over, and I want to read this book. It sounds epic and badass, and I just need this in my life like tomorrow.

And there you have it! Those were the books I am most anticipating in Summer 2017. What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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Most Anticipated Releases | Spring 2017

Hey, guys! Happy First Day of Spring! I am very excited to talk about the releases I am most excited for this Spring, and ironically, all of these are being released in May. With that said, there are some releases I left off of here, and I may have not included some releases because I am not excited for them or if its a sequel, I have not read the first book. So please understand that some of the releases you are excited for may not be on this list. But with that said, let’s go ahead and get into these book releases!

The first book I am really excited for is Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, and this comes out on May 2.

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This book is the third and final book in the To All the Boys I Loved Before trilogy. This series was originally a duology, but enough fans requested another book that she decided to write one. But this series is a contemporary series that follows Lara Jean, a teenage girl who has written these deeply personal love letters to these guys that she has loved, and then one day they are sent out to those boys. Its a really cute and funny series, and I am very excited to see where Jenny Han takes the series with this third book.

The next book I am really anticipating is A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, and this also comes out on May 2.

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This is the third and final book in her fabulous A Court of Thorns and Roses series. This is a series of retellings (they all follow the same characters, so it is necessary to read them consecutively), with the first book being a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and the second one being a retelling of Hades and Persephone. This series has magic and strong female characters and fae, and it is just so badass and I love it so much. I have already preordered this, and I am so excited (and very nervous) to see how Sarah concludes this series. I am sure this is going to be an explosive finale, and I am just really anticipating this. This is arguably the most anticipated book on this list.

The next book I am excited to get to is The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, and this comes out on May 2 as well (This is a really popular day for book releases, apparently…)

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This is the second book in The Trials of Apollo series, and while I wasn’t blown away by the first book, I definitely still want to continue on with the series. This is a series that follows the god Apollo who has pissed off his father Zeus, so Zeus casts him out of Olympus and curses him to live as a normal, ordinary teenage boy. That is more like the bare bones of the premise, but saying more would spoil things. I did enjoy the last book. The humor was on point, and I am excited to see where Rick takes the story with this next installment to the series.

The next book I am really excited for is The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich, and this comes out on May 16.

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This is the first book in a series that has a really interesting premise. So there is this secret organization that cultivates teenage spies known as Love Interests. There are two Love Interests assigned to the same girl who is really important to the organization. Cade is a Nice, meaning he is like the guy next door while Dylan is a Bad, meaning he’s a brooding, sexy bad boy. They are both competing for her heart because whoever she does not choose will die. It sounds so compelling, and I actually am getting vibes from the synopsis that the boys might end up falling for each other, and I am here for it! I am all for more diverse reads in the YA book world.

The next book I need in my life is Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, and this comes out on May 23.

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This is the second book in The Dark Artifices series, and I am so freaking excited for this book. The last book ended on a crazy cliffhanger, and I just really need this book in my life. This is a series that is set in the Shadow World and occurs five years after the events of City of Heavenly Fire. In this series, we follow Emma Carstairs, a girl whose mother and father were murdered, and no one really knows who did it. So in the book, she is trying to figure out what happened, and she also falls in love with her parabatai, Julian, which is a huge thing that you aren’t supposed to do, and that could result in the both of them getting stripped of their Marks if anyone finds out. But this second book is the book I have needed ever since I finished Lady Midnight, and I am just so excited to see where Cassie takes the series in this installment.

And the last book I am anticipating in Spring 2017 is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, and this book comes out on May 30.

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This is a contemporary novel featuring a person of color, so its diverse, and I have been hearing nothing but raving reviews about it. This book follows two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. That’s the basis of the story line. Its supposedly hilarious and cute, and I am so excited to read this. I have never read a book like this before, and this is also an Own Voices novel. I am just really excited to read this, and I am hoping that it lives up to the hype. I just need this in my life right now.

And there you have it! Those were all the books I am most anticipating this Spring season. What book are you most excited to get to this Spring? Comment down below! And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!

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My Most Anticipated Releases of 2016

It’s that time. Time for my most anticipated releases of 2016! Wow, 2015 flew by. These aren’t all the releases and a few of them may be out by the time this is posted, but at my time of writing this, these are the releases that I am most excited for.

January

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (January 5)

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This book  involves time travel, but that’s all I know about it. I really just want to read this book and inhale its essence in (oh, come on. Like you’ve never smelled a book before.). I just really need this book and it will hopefully be coming in the mail next week.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (January 5)

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Now this is a book that is mostly involved friendship, I believe, though there is some romance. Basically the central protagonist (who’s name I don’t actually know) is a truthwitch, meaning she can tell truth from lies, and people want to get a hold of a truthwitch because that would be a fabulous weapon in their arsenal and her best friend is a threadwitch, which is someone who can see the bonds between people. That’s pretty much all I know, and I really want to get my hands on this.

February

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (February 2)

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Can we just sit back and admire how freaking gorgeous this cover is? Probably one of my all time favorites. This is a collection of short stories and novellas that Marissa Meyer has made about the Lunar Chronicles, including one that is about a wedding that takes place after Winter. I am so excited to read this.

March

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (March 8)

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This is my most anticipated book of 2016. It is the first book in a trilogy. I know it is five years after The Mortal Instruments and it involves Emma Carstairs falling in love with her Parabatai, Julian Blackthorn. I am sold. I was sold when I saw Cassandra Clare’s name on the book. I need to read this. I NEED IT.

Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige (March 15)

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This is the third book in the Dorothy Must Die series, and The Wicked Will Rise left me with such a cliffhanger. I need this! Because this is the third book, all I am going to tell you is the famous tagline from the first and second books: Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart. Steal the Scarecrow’s brain. Take the lion’s courage. And then- DOROTHY MUST DIE. If that doesn’t make you want to pick up this series, then I don’t know what will.

April

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (April 5)

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I am so excited for another Richelle Mead book (because I haven’t read a book by her since Vampire Academy). From what I know, the story follows Adelaide, a countess who wants to escape an arranged marriage. So she poses as a servant and joins the Glittering Court, which turns impoverished ladies into upper-class citizens. It sounds interesting, and it is the first book in a series.

May

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (May 3)

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So there is no cover yet, but this is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses. I have not read the first one yet but I will be soon. All I know about it is it is a loosely-based retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I’m sold.

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (May 3)

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This is the first book in the Trials of Apollo series and the basic storyline is that Apollo angered his father, Zeus, so he is cast out of Olympus and forced to live as an ordinary, mortal teenage boy. I am so excited for this.

The Last Star by Rick Yancey (May 24)

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This is the third and final book of the 5th Wave series, and I am so very excited for this. I will be hopefully getting to the second book soon. It’s about an alien invasion. And it is fabulous. You should definitely read this series. It is just done so well.

 

October

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

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This is the second book of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series. I have the first one, but have not read it yet. It kind of intimidates me, to be honest. And this has no confirmed cover. But this series is centered on Norse Mythology.

Well, that concludes my most anticipated reads of 2016. This list will be updated if the release date of one of the books changes or is moved to next year (God forbid; who likes waiting for books?). What are your top three most anticipated releases of this year? Please let me know in the comments!

Love You All to Luna and Back,

Allie