ARC Review: The Reader by Traci Chee

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Series: Sea of Ink and Gold #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: September 13th 2016 by Putnam
Length: 448 pages
Format: eARC

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

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Reasons to Read Stalking Jack the Ripper + Moodboards

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Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER blog tour hosted by the Knights of Whitechapel, or the SJTR street team, led by Ava @ Bookishness and Tea! Today, I’ll be giving you all a few reasons to read this unique book as well as give a little taste of the setting in which this book is set!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Untitled #1
Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Mystery
Publication: September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson
Length: 335 pages
Format: ARC

Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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Authors Whose Books I’ve Never Read

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This is a shameful post. Just saying.

Today I’m listing out the authors whose books I’ve never read. This post is not to offend or publicly denounce authors but to bring together bookish people so we can all laugh at/with me (whatever floats your boat). With that being said, please don’t feel offended if I don’t read your favorite author’s books. (However, you’re welcome to persuade me to do so. Sell it to me.)

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Who Doesn’t Love a Good Road Trip? | Snapshot Series #1

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Today, I’m here with a new feature called SNAPSHOT SERIES. This feature, inspired by Rachel from Hello, Chelly’s Life Lately, is basically showing all of you what my personal life has been through pictures.

This month, I visited Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was a very long drive, so our family alternated driving between my dad and myself. We visited the campus of the University of Pittsburgh as well as the city of Pittsburgh over the course of two days.

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ARC Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

This review, along with my other reviews, will be spoiler-free!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Untitled #1
Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Mystery
Publication: September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson
Length: 335 pages
Format: ARC

Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Genre: YA Fantasy, Romance
Publication: August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Length: 404 pages
Format: ebook

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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