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BOOK TOUR! The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd

Huge thank-you to TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I've read other works by Ms. Ladd, and she has a wonderful talent! I love her characters!


Synopsis:

Kate's loyalties bind her to the past. Henry's loyalties compel him to strive for a better future. In a landscape torn between tradition and vision, can two souls find the strength to overcome their preconceptions?

Loyalty has been at the heart of the Dearborne family for as long as Kate can remember, but a war is brewing in their small village, one that has the power to rip families asunder--including her own. As misguided actions are brought to light, she learns how deep her father's pride and bitterness run, and she begins to wonder if her loyalty is well-placed.

Henry Stockton, heir to the Stockton fortune, returns home from three years at war seeking refuge from his haunting memories. Determined to bury the past, he embrac…
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BOOK TOUR!! The Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton

Happy book birthday to The Hurricane Season!  ๐ŸŽ‰

Okay, okay.. So, technically yesterday was the release date. But I'm close! And I'm excited to feature this novel in all its gorgeousness. Check it out!


Synopsis:

Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have decided to put life's disappointments behind them. At least in theory. Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, while Betsy busies herself with the farm's day-to-day operations and tried to forget the longing for motherhood set deep in her heart. But when Betsy's free-spirited younger sister Jenna drops her young daughters off at the arm to attend a two-week art retreat in Florida, Betsy's carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble.

As those two weeks stretch much farther into the hot Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world and revel in a home that's suddenly filled with the sound of laughter and life. Meanwhile, reco…

Obsidio (Illuminae Files #3) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

๐Ÿ˜ฎ The Illuminae Files are complete! I really didn't mean to buy this book at full price right when it released (I have plenty of other neglected, unread books on my shelves), but man, am I glad I did!

I feel like I waited 5 years for this book to come out which is absolutely ridiculous, but that's how much I was looking forward to it. It was probably tied for most anticipated release this year for me (tied with A Reaper at the Gates), which of course means there was major potential for letdown.

But, I am relieved to say this final installment delivered!


I absolutely love that the cast from books 1 and 2 reappeared for this book, and I loved reading their interactions! There were also a few new characters, and somehow I fell in love with them too! None of the relationships or friendships feel forced or in-genuine through the writing, and despite the rather large number of main characters, it actually wasn't too difficult to follow.

I did not reread books 1 and 2 before pic…

Happy Belated Book-Birthday! *Cross My Heart* by Emma Browne

I'm so sad that I missed this book-birthday, but better late than never!

Thank-you, Emma, for sending me this beautiful book in exchange for a review! Although I haven't had a chance to dive in yet, it adorns my shelf and winks at me from time to time.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think this will be an amazing spring/summer contemporary read!

So, friends, check out the synopsis below and let me know if you'll be picking up a copy!


"Julia thinks her life is pretty good. She loves her job as a teacher, and she's starting a business on the side with some friends to raise money to provide solutions for women's issues in other parts of the world.

But when she returns home after some time away to find her nemesis Nick living in her Edinburgh flat, she discovers perhaps her life isn't as well put together as she would like it to be. And then there's the problem of how she might not hate Nick so much after all..."

Cross My Heart is a Contemporary Romance with Christian themes se…

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake

Katharine. Arsinoe. Mirabella.

They're baaaaaaaack!

The triplet queens from Three Dark Crowns return in the sequel, One Dark Throne, and deliver a creep-tastic and slightly more romantic tale.

I'll try to stay non-spoilery!



Overall, this was a great sequel. The pacing was quick, the characters developed, the relationships developed, and there were a couple of good ๐Ÿ˜ฑ OMG! moments.

My one complaint? The ending. I truly feel that this could have successfully gone two other ways. With about 50-100 more pages, the story could've continued and been wrapped up completely, resulting in a very solid fantasy duology (which is rare!), or it could've ended exactly as it did but rather than leading into a third and possibly even fourth installment, a companion novel following a very significant side character could've been written.

I truly don't know which character is my favorite, and I love that! It's very "This Is Us" (Ya'll have seen that, right? If n…

Monday Madness!

Ahoy there! ๐Ÿ’ฆ

(No idea why I felt like greeting you that way... But I did.)

I just had to gush on two particular things today:

1. My Shelfie
2. My Shop

Item #1 on the agenda: The shelfie I posted yesterday!

I gotta admit.. I really like the way my shelves look right now. Unfortunately, in order to showcase some of my favorite covers of the moment, I had to hide about half of my books behind other books. Which is kind of fun because next time I rearrange my bookcase and take them all out, I will have undoubtedly forgotten about many of them and it'll be like re-discovering lost treasure. ๐Ÿ˜‚However, it also means I simple don't get to enjoy the visibility of about half my books. ๐Ÿ˜” Sad times.

At this point, nearly every single little cubby has books behind books. So, I mean, I can't just keep doing that forever. Eventually, I will need to get a new bookshelf to add to my bookcase. The problem is, I really want a white, wide-shelf bookcase. And, I fear that will totally clas…

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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All the stars!! 5/5

Three Dark Crowns blew me away! To be fair, I had been warned by several people that the pacing could be rough and the rapidly changing POVs throughout the book would make it difficult to follow at times, so maybe I went into it with lowered expectations, but I truly loved this book!


I have no complaints. Each of the three queens (by the way, love that they are called queens instead of princesses) was unique in her own ways and had interesting supporting characters around her. A couple of reveals/twists at the end had me like ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. One of them was foreshadowed, but I didn't know exactly how it would come about. Overall, this book was neither flat nor predictable and when you read a lot of fantasy, it gets pretty hard to feel like you're reading anything truly original.

This. felt. original.

The world was interesting, and the book contained a great map that made it easier to follow where each of the three queens resided in relation to one another an…