The Sunday Post – January 21st

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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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Arrow Review #92 – Dear Martin

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
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Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 210 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]
Synopsis:
Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday – January 17th

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The aim of the post is to select a book, usually upcoming, that you can’t wait to read and discuss it.

This week, I have chosen to feature Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova.

The first book in the series, Labyrinth Lost, was an awesome book and I couldn’t wait until this book would be released. I just love books with magic and mythology and it is clear that this series knows just what to do with everything. I have praised the first book and although the second book mainly focuses on a different sister, I am sure Córdova will do just as amazing as before.

I also love the cover of this book as well. It really looks like a spell book that the family would need. It is different than the original cover for the first book, but I don’t mind because it is still a darn good cover. I won’t mind having different covers here. Labyrinth Lost even got a new edition in the same style as the new book!

Arrow Review #91 – The Eternal War

The Eternal War by Alex Scarrow
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Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: TimeRiders, #4
Length: 448 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]
Synopsis:
A time wave has struck that alters the entire history of the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln has followed Liam into the present from 1831and now the world is in a dangerous state of limbo…

If the TimeRiders can’t return Lincoln to the past, the Civil War will never end. Can Maddy persuade two colonels on either side of no man’s land to cease fire long enough to save the future?

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday – January 10th

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The aim of the post is to select a book, usually upcoming, that you can’t wait to read and discuss it.

This week, I have chosen to feature Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik.

I remember when I read Novik’s Uprooted over a year ago. If I remember correctly, the world building and magic was phenomenal. However, there was something that felt to long for me and due to that, I felt bored at some times. However, this one sounds more interesting to me. I know for a fact that the magic and world building tin this story will be just as a good. I believe that I will be interested in this story when it comes out in July.

Arrow Recaps – December 2017

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It’s the beginning of the month and that means it is time for another Monthly Recap! Here at KRF, our Monthly Recaps are simply titled Arrow Recaps.

I know that I am a little late, but what can you do when it is the new year? Anyways, let’s see if I can remember what I did last month before turning into the new year.

I have read a total of 5 books, including a first ever (for me) anthology titled Robots vs Fairies. Although it was enjoyable, it was not as thrilling as I hoped it would be. Anthologies may not be my thing, but I would not be opposed to trying another again in the future. I have continued some series, namely TimeRiders, Three Dark Crowns, and Mermaids of Eriana Kwai. When I finished the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai, I felt that it was an amazing story and overall good finish. Everyone should give it a read (even if they’re not crazy about mermaids).

Overall, December has been just an ordinary month, with ordinary days. The holidays came around and I received some new books that I am currently reading now and enjoying. Hopefully January with be a bit better with all these new books? Only time will tell!

Unique Blogger Award!

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OMG WHAT? Thanks!

Ever since I started blogging during July 2016, I have silently hoped to be recognized in some way (in simpler terms, I wanted one these super-duper cool awards). Now, about a year and half later, two blog rebrands, and moving locations twice, I finally get one! It’s been a long way, but I am finally settling in what my blog should truly be.

I was nominated by Nandini from Unputdownable Books for the award. Thank you so much! Based on what I have seen, Nandini loves fantasy and young adult books, just like I do. I can already tell that Nandini is a super-cool person. Check out her blog!

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Arrow Review #90 – The Young Queens

The Young Queens by Kendare Blake
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Rating: 4/5 Stars
Series: Three Dark Crowns, #0.5
Length: 93 Pages
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Synopsis:
Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katharine weren’t always scheming to murder each other. They weren’t always surrounded by rival foster families, each swearing to have their best interests at heart. And they weren’t always afraid of being unexpectedly attacked—by one of their own sisters, no less—in a way that could cost them their last breath.

They used to be together. Just three sisters. Alone in a glen.

This is the story of the three queens—after they were born, before they were separated, during the time when they all lived together, loved each other, and protected each other. It’s also the story of the day they were torn apart, and the several years that follow.

From birth to eleven years old, this is a rare glimpse of the queens’ lives…before they were at stake.

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