Upcoming May Books To Be Excited For

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May is just around the corner and that means many new books are going to be released into the world! I have been looking through books to see which ones are coming out and which ones that we are excited for (Hint: ALL OF THEM). Some are brand new books and series, while others are continuations and conclusions. Let’s see which books that some readers are excited for. Continue reading “Upcoming May Books To Be Excited For”

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The Sunday Post – Marathon

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Welcome to The Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a chance to recap the previous week and announce anything for the upcoming week. You can talk about whatever you want in this post as well.

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Book Review #154 – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Series: Montague Siblings, #1
Length: 520 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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Childhood Reads: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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How many books can you remember from your childhood? I was thinking about some of the books I read from my childhood and tried to remember which ones I read. It has been a long, long time since I read these stories but obviously some I can still remember. The last time I recalled a favorite childhood read of mine, Magic Tree House, it was during November of 2018. I figured it was time to continue this little series once again. I really wanted to remember a book I read that I can bring a memory along with it. Then it hit me that there was one book I should mention.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Lois Sachar

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Micro Brew | KonMar That Shiz #1

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Micro Brew is hosted by Allie @ Hexen Librarian and on the first of each month, new prompts are created to be answered whenever you want.

Rules:

  1. Tag Allie.
  2. Visit Melanie on Twitter
  3. Include explanation
  4. Feature the header
  5. Post the theme and prompt for the post
  6. Complete the prompt, no tagging necessary, unless you want to!

Prompt 1 – April 8th:

  • What’s your go-to genre? What about it do you enjoy so much? What’s your least favorite genre to read?

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Graphic Novel Review #22 – The Magicians: Alice’s Story

The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges, Lev Grossman
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: The Magicians, Original Graphic Novel
Length: 208 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon| [Barnes & Noble]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
THE MAGICIANS: ALICE’S STORY is an all new chapter set in the world of The Magicians trilogy of novels by New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman that retells the events of the first novel through fan-favorite character Alice Quinn.

Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magical creature invade their dimension.

It’s not soon after graduation when Alice, Quentin, and their friends set their sights on the idyllic setting of Fillory—a place thought to only live in the pages of their favorite children’s books—where magic flows like rivers . . . But in this magical realm nothing is what it seems and something darker lies behind the spellbinding facade. It is in the darkness where Alice will discover her true calling and her life, and those friends, forever changed.

Acclaimed novelist Lev Grossman joins New York Times bestselling writer Lilah Sturges (Jack of Fables), and breakout artist Pius Bak for a new chapter in the smash hit trilogy The Magicians.

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Book Review #153 – Dragon Ghosts

Dragon Ghosts by Lisa McMann
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: The Unwanteds Quests, #3
Length: 523 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
Devastated by loss and hampered by war, Fifer struggles to regroup and continue the search for her twin. Meanwhile Thisbe, pounded by images of Grimere’s dark history, contemplates her abandonment and considers leaving Rohan behind in a risky move that could take her home…or to her death.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award #3!

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I was nominated for my 3rd Sunshine Blogger Award in June of last year by Hamad @ The Book Prescription. Thank You Hamad! I know it has been a while, but I’m doing it now!

What is The Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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March 2019 Recap – Slacking?

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Can you believe that it is April already? We’re now into the 4th month of the year and time is already going way to fast. Before we know it, it will already be summer! While I look forward to summer so I can sit back and relax, let’s look back to last month to see how I did. Honestly, I am little worried to see how I did.

Read:

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston The Daughters of Salem How we sent our children to their deaths by Thomas Gilbert

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – ★★★
The Shadow Glass by Ron Chupeco –
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston –
The Daughters of Salem by Thomas Gilbert –

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