Grumpy Book Grrrl

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The Last Hope, the finale in The Raging Ones duology is out NOW! Find out what happens to Franny, Mykal, and Court and their adventures in space. We were blessed to be a part of the blog tour and scored a Q&A with the authors. Thank you Wednesday Books! Question:  What is up next for …

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Release Date: July 9th 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Gorgeous cover alert! Maia Tamarin just wants to be a tailor, but she lives in a world where females are unequal to males, and the career is unavailable to her. Her family has run a tailor shop for years, but hard times …

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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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They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic. Release date: May 7, 2019. Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers. If Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and The Breakfast Club had a baby…this would be it. The cast of characters… Tyler Jones (Alpha) Scarlett Jones (Diplomacy) Aurora O’Malley …

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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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Charming by Jane Washington Release Date: 11th December 2018 Genre: Fantasy/Romance Lilou Adler is a student at the Bastan College for Applied Physics: a magic school focussed on training adult witches and warlocks to become Enforcers. As an Enforcer-in-training, she is one of the many tasked with keeping each generation of fairy tale creatures on …

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We all have them. The book all your friends raved about for weeks. The one that everyone seemed to love and everywhere you turned, there was another four or five star review. Did you read the same book? What were all these people thinking? How could they possibly have liked it that much? So, this …

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Gilene is like a phoenix who rises from the ashes. The empire requires that a woman from every village to burn as a sacrifice to the gods each spring. Since Gilene is impervious to fire, her village sends her to be sacrificed year after year. The empire is unaware Gilene is sent every year because …

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?). So here we go. Secondborn by Amy A. …

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