18 Best Book Deals for 8/28/19: Truly Devious, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, These Rebel Waves, and more

As of this posting, all of these deals are active, but I don’t know for how long!
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Sabriel by Garth Nix

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern

Deerskin by Robin McKinley

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der Zijl

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Less than $3

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King


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19 Best Book Deals for 8/21/19: Milk and Honey, Not Even Bones, Watch Us Rise, and more

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End of Days by Susan Ee

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Sabriel by Garth Nix

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan


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21 Best Book Deals for 8/9/19: Sabriel, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Renegades, and more

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Swing by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

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An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Sabriel by Garth Nix

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

China Dolls by Lisa See

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

The Sisters of the Winter Woods by Rena Rossner

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah


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BOOK TAG: Books I WANT to read, but don’t want to READ

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Jami over at Jamishelves created and posted this tag a couple weeks ago. I’m not usually a book tag kind of blogger, but this one seemed really fun! So even though I wasn’t tagged, I’m doing it anyway!

Rules:

  • Link back to the original tag (@Jamishelves)
  • Complete the questions with books you want to have read but don’t want to read
  • Tag some people at the end to do the tag next

1: A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it

  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

This is a book that has just never appealed to me for whatever reason. I keep hearing great things about it and about the sequel, but I’m just not into the premise!

The Belles

2: A book that’s really long

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

This baby is over 1,000 pages. I repeat, OVER 1,000 PAGES. That’s literally like three normal sized books combined.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

3: A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long

  • The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson

I asked for this book for Christmas the year it came out (which I guess wasn’t that long ago, but it feels really long ago). I’d read the first two and couldn’t remember much. So I told myself I would wait to read this one until I’d reread the first two and now…it’s just been sitting on my shelf.

The Beauty of Darkness

4: A book that is ‘required’ reading
(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The old answer for this was Wuthering Heights, but I finally read that last year (the year before?). Spoiler: not worth it, imo. But this one I’m a little more excited for because I really liked My Plain Jane.

Jane Eyre

5: A book that intimidates you

  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (reread)

This is a bit of a cheat, but I have been meaning to reread the Harry Potter books forever. I read them as they were coming out and I’ve attempted rereads since (most notably when I got my wisdom teeth out) but I can never seem to get past the fourth book! It’s just such a commitment and the books just get longer.

harry potter series

6: A book that you think might be slow

  • The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Apparently, I really liked the first two books, but at this point I can’t remember why? I remember the books are slow reads (for me at least) even though they contain some action. I’m just worried this book will be slow and I don’t have the motivation to pick it up.

The Winter of the Witch

7: A book you need to be in the right mood for

  • Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

While I liked the first book (The Diviners), it was long and had a lot of loose ends. It was obviously setting things up for the rest of the series, so I feel like I’m really going to need to be in the right mood to finish.

Lair of Dreams

8: A book you’re unsure if you will like

  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Another book that I’ve only heard good things about, but I have a thing about zombies. I. DO. NOT. LIKE. ZOMBIES. Especially on TV/in movies, but also in books. But like the rest of the premise sounds really good, and like I said, everyone’s been RAVING about it (it has a freaking 4.17 rating on Goodreads).

Dread Nation

I tag:
Deanna @A Novel Glimpse
Book Beach Bunny
Margaret @ Weird Zeal
Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
Kaeley @ Spoilers May Apply

Here’s the list of prompts without my answers for your copying and pasting pleasure:

1: A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
2: A book that’s really long
3: A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
4: A book that is ‘required’ reading
(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
5: A book that intimidates you
6: A book that you think might be slow
7: A book you need to be in the right mood for
8: A book you’re unsure if you will like

Top Ten Tuesday: New Releases That I Totally Meant to Get to in 2016 but Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is a freebie, so I decided to go with a topic that I think they had earlier this year that I didn’t get to: New releases that I meant to read in 2016, but didn’t.

Books that are literally sitting on my shelf right now:

They just sit on my shelf and mock me. Honestly, looking at some of these I’m genuinely surprised that they only came out last year–they seem older to me.

Other books I meant to read:

 

Are any of you guys in the same boat as me? Or am I alone? Which one of these am I totally missing out on and need to read ASAP?

Top Ten Tuesday: Best books of 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

I’m going to narrow the field to the top ten books that I read that were published in 2015. Links are to my reviews

1) Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

“These were the names she whispered in the dark.
These were the pieces she brought back into place.
These were the wolves she rode to war.”

2) Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

“But it’s terrifying to realise how much of your world is wrapped up in loving another person”

3) Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.”

4) Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

“Believe me, I have looked this up, and the roots of fate and faith are not the same. Nonetheless, I picked up my wicker suitcase to follow Herman the German into the Old Faithful Inn.”

5) Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger

“What we find in a dog is what we bring to a dog.”

6) Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

“I didn’t go there looking for you. I went looking for me.” My voice is soft, low, and shaky. “But now, here you are, and somehow, in finding you, I think I’ve found myself.”

7) Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

“In any moment, there were so many chances for paths to cross and people to clash, come together, or do any number of things in between. It was amazing we could live at all, knowing all that could occur purely by chance.”

8) A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

“To make the right decision you must understand both paths before you,” he said quietly. “You must know your demons before you know whether to follow them.”

9) A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

“I do fear him,” I said, which was close to the truth. “I fear him as I fear the desert sun and poisonous snakes. They are all part of the life I live. But the sun gives light, and snakes will feed a caravan if they are caught and cooked.”

10) The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson

“Three more days. That’s what Sven always told me. When you think you’re at the end of your rope, give it three more days. And then another three. Sometimes you’ll find the rope is longer than you thought.”

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Princess Lia is about to be married to the prince of a neighboring kingdom–a prince that she has never laid eyes on. The idea of marrying someone she’s never seen is horrifying to her. On the day of her wedding she runs away to start a new life with only her maid as company. As she starts to settle into a new town, two handsome men show up at the inn that she’s working at. One is an assassin sent from a third kingdom to hunt her down and the other is the prince that she left behind.16429619

I liked this book a lot. It alternates between perspectives fairly often so you get a pretty good feel for what’s going on the whole time. This isn’t something that I usually like, because I always feel like I want the author to get back to my favorite narrator, but I felt like it really worked in this case. I definitely did not see the twist towards the end coming. I literally had to go back and read through some of the past chapters to make sure I wasn’t going crazy.

The characters. I liked Lia because even though she was a princess, once she left her home she was 100% willing to work and do manual labor to make money and earn her keep. She just wanted to be normal and she never acted like she was entitled to anything. I also liked that she didn’t fall for Kaden or Rafe right away. There wasn’t any instalove going on and once she picked one of them she didn’t really go back-and-forth about it like some characters I’ve read. There were two guys trying to get her attention, but it didn’t turn into an awkward love triangle.

Overall I thought this book was great. It’s the first in a series called “The Remnant Chronicles” and I’ll definitely be reading the rest of this series! The next book, The Heart of Betrayal, comes out July 7, 2015.

Overall Rating: 5
Violence: Heavy, especially towards the end of the book but not too explicit.
Sexual Content: Mild
Language: Mild
Smoking/Drinking: Moderate