Crystal Blade Blog Tour (Guest Post + Giveaway!)

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I’m so thrilled to be on the blog tour for CRYSTAL BLADE! I really enjoyed BURNING GLASS, and I can’t wait to pick up my own copy of the sequel!

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Crystal Blade by Kathryn Purdie
Series:
 Burning Glass #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: August 15th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
Length: 384 pages

The peace is unsustainable.

Sonya and Anton may have brought about a revolution, but can they protect their homeland—and their love—with so many forces threatening to tear them apart?

The empire has fallen, Valko faces trial, and Sonya is finally free from her fate as Sovereign Auraseer. But Sonya’s expanding abilities are just as unstable as the new government of Riaznin—and her relationship with Anton. Not only can she feel the emotions of others but, unlike other Auraseers, she’s learned to make others feel her emotions as well. And Sonya isn’t immune to dark temptations.

Now, as Sonya fights to contain her own darkness, she senses a new evil lurking in the shadows of the palace. Someone from Sonya’s past has returned. And that someone won’t be satisfied until Sonya pays for the mistakes she’s made.

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My Warcross Team #PlayWarcross + Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be a part of this fun campaign! Check out the WARCROSS website here! Here’s a bit more information about WARCROSS , Marie’s newest book:

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Warcross by Marie Lu
Series:
 Warcross #1
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Publication: September 12th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Length: 416 pages
Format: ARC

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Blog Tour (Review + Giveaway!)

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I can’t tell you all how excited I am to be on the blog tour for GENIE LO. This is easily one of my favorite books of this year and of all time. Frankly, I haven’t felt so happy that this book is in the world than I did when SHATTER ME was released, so you know, this is a pretty amazing book. Here’s a bit about GENIE LO. (Pretty dope cover, right?!)

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
Series:
 Untitled #1
Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology
Publication: August 8th 2017 by Amulet Books
Length: 336pages
Format: ARC

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…

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Arctic Books Turns 2! (+ Blogoversary Giveaway)

Arctic Books post graphicsIt’s officially been two years of blogging on this baby, arctic books! Thank you so much for checking out my blog, whether you just clicked on this link or if you’ve been following me since I made my blog two years ago. Since last year, there’s been a few changes to this blog, and we’re (did you notice that it’s “we” and not “I” anymore??) super thrilled to have reached this milestone!

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The Last Magician Blog Tour (Fun Facts + Giveaways!)

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Hi all! Today I’m a part of the blog tour for THE LAST MAGICIAN by Lisa Maxwell! I currently have a digital ARC of this new release, and I’m so excited to dive in.Here’s a bit more about the book!

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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Genre: YA Historical, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Publication: July 18th 2017 by Simon Pulse
Series: Burning Glass #1
Length: 512 pages

Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.

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Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index Playlist + Giveaway!

Welcome to the JUNIPER LEMON’S HAPPINESS INDEX blog tour! Today I’ll be sharing a playlist for this novel and presenting a giveaway! First, here’s a bit about the book:

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Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Series:
 n/a
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: May 30th 2017 by Kathy Dawson Books
Length: 320 pages

It’s been sixty-five days since the accident that killed Juniper’s sister, and ripped Juniper’s world apart.

Then she finds the love letter: written by Camilla on the day of the accident, addressed mysteriously to “You,” but never sent. Desperate to learn You’s identity and deliver the message, Juniper starts to investigate.

Until she loses something. A card from her Happiness Index: a ritual started by sunny Camie for logging positives each day. It’s what’s been holding Juniper together since her death – but a lost card only widens the hole she left behind. And this particular card contains Juniper’s own dark secret: a memory she can’t let anyone else find out.

The search for You and her card take Juniper to even less expected places, and as she connects with those whose secrets she upturns in the effort, she may just find the means to make peace with her own.

This is a smart, funny, poignant book guaranteed to make you laugh and cry – and maybe even take notes.

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#ReadADessen: The Moon and More Playlist + Giveaway!

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If you weren’t aware, Sarah Dessen is coming out with a new novel, ONCE AND FOR ALL, and until its release, Penguin is hosting a tour to feature all of Sarah’s previous novels! This week I’m featuring THE MOON & MORE!

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The Moon & Moore by Sarah Dessen
Series:
 n/a
Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance

The perfect life?

At first glance, Emaline seems to have it all. A great boyfriend, a close-knot family, an idyllic beach town to call home. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Then she meets Theo, an ambitious young New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. He’s sophisticated and exciting, and thinks Emaline is destined for bigger things.

Emaline wants the moon and more, but can she balance where she comes from with where she’s going?

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Review: A Million Junes by Emily Henry | Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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I’m so happy to be on the blog tour for A MILLION JUNES by Emily Henry! I really loved Emily’s debut, THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD, which I read this year, and I’m happy to say I loved this one just as much, if not more! Here’s a bit about the book:

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A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Series: n/a
Genre: YA Magical Realism, Romance, Contemporary
Publication: May 16th 2017 by Razorbill
Length: 350 pages
Format: eARC

There are two things everyone in Five Fingers knows about the O’Donnells and the Angerts. One: They’ve been there the longest, ever since the town was first founded in the Gold Rush days. Two: They hate each other.

June O’Donnell–a.k.a. Junior, a.k.a. Jack, a.k.a. Jonathan O’Donnell IV, a.k.a. the first female O’Donnell first-born–has always been haunted–in more ways than one–by her family’s complicated legacy. When June’s father and best friend, Jack III, died suddenly seven years ago, she made up her mind to skip college and live the life of adventure that her dad always wanted for himself. Now seventeen and heading into her last year of high school, June is itching to leave her ghosts behind in Five Fingers and travel the world. It’s not that she’s not happy–she is, mostly–grief has left her with an emptiness that she believes only real life experience can fill.

But then what kind of O’Donnell would June be if an Angert didn’t swoop in at a crucial moment and ruin everything? Enter Saul Angert, the eldest son of Eli Angert, a.k.a. June’s father’s mortal enemy, back in town from a writing career in the city to care for his ailing father. Somehow June’s path just keeps getting tangled up with Saul’s, no matter how creatively she tries to avoid it, until the unthinkable happens: She finds herself intrigued by this gruff, taciturn, yet strangely tender boy whom she was born to loathe.

But when June and Saul accidentally stumble into a bit of the forest magic, they are allowed a glimpse into the past at the fateful, horrible moment that started all the trouble between their families. Now, everything is different. The only problem is, June doesn’t know if this new discovery means she should hate the Angerts even more, or if it’s finally time for her–and all of the O’Donnells before her–to let go.

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