Grumpy Book Grrrl

a reader and writer

Out now! Gorgeous cover alert! I super liked this muchly. It was just a lot of romantic fun and fast-paced reading. It’s a bit of a fairy tale re-telling. Selah is “seneschal-elect” of her country and will inherit the title after her father. She is eighteen, a bookworm, naive, a loner, and knows nothing about …

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Release date: June 4th 2019. Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division. Elisabeth Scrivener is an orphan raised in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries. These libraries guard grimoires, books of sorcery. Elisabeth’s dream is to become a Warden, warrior types who protect the libraries and the innocent from …

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The Wayward Children series is fabulous! I’ve never read anything quite like it. It’s a world of other worlds. Each child finds their way into a world perfectly suited to them. Although the world suits them, there is always something bizarre about it, sometimes even downright disturbing. Lundy was extremely mature for her age. Nevertheless …

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Non-spoiler review for Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet. Release date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Tess Bailey and her crew are nightchasers. They run food, medicine, equipment, and other items to needy children and a rebellion fighting against The Overseer and his military goons, the Dark Watch. The Galactic Overseer is an evil tyrant who wants a …

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So, this is the best kind of “misery” to have, right? Too many books to read? Yes, please! If you are like me, you can’t resist perusing the titles at Netgalley and Edelweiss and drooling over all the awesome-sounding books that will be released in the not-too-distant future. My problem is that I can’t resist …

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RELEASE DAY: Tuesday, November 13, 2018. I really liked Creatures of Will and Temper and this new release is a stand-alone set in the same world! That means more diabolists and demonic shenanigans. From the blurb at Goodreads: Amityville baywoman Ellie West fishes by day and bootlegs moonshine by night. It’s dangerous work under Prohibition–independent …

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Published October 2, 2018, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, is not a memoir, but a sort of stream of consciousness manifesto of fame. Fame as a presence, an energy, an almost mystical component of American society. Everyone wants to be famous, to have followers, to get likes, to be near famous people, to have their …

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