Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

We are very excited to have a J. Kent Messum author Q&A to share with you. A Kindle version of Husk was recently released in North America for the first time. Here is the new cover: I read Husk back in 2015. Here is my Goodreads review. I really liked the book and highly recommend it. Imagine if your …

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Today is release day! I was honored to receive a digital ARC from Random House and Netgalley for this highly anticipated book. I wanted this so bad because Jay Kristoff is one of my favorite authors and I’m a huge, unapologetic fangirl. I loved the Lotus Wars and Nevernight Chronicle trilogies and have really enjoyed …

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Guys, we just read the bestest book ever at the MacHalo group! Jen Williams is fantasy’s best-kept secret. Is this woman a millionaire yet? New York Times Bestseller list or whatever the UK version of that is? Surely she must be winning awards left and right because her writing skills and story-telling are so bleeding …

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and the theme today is Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early. Here is my list! Dark Age, the fifth book in the Red Rising universe releases on September 11, 2018 according to Goodreads. I have read the previous books and love this series! 2. …

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Oh yeah, oh yeah. This was awesome! I have had this on my TBR shelf since 2014 and it ended up being one of those where you ask yourself, “Why did you wait so long?!” Let me tell you, THIS book is a perfect example of why I will never stop reading Young Adult fantasy. …

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Kira recently posted a blog (April New Releases!) and I thought about the many Young Adult releases coming up and figured I would do a separate blog for those. April 3:   April 17: April 24:   I have read Sky in the Deep. See my review here. It’s a Viking alternate history story that …

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What did you like about Shoot the Messenger? Kira: Almost everything. Just like all of Pippa DaCosta’s characters, these ones were complicated and deceptive. They’re very real because they never fit into good or bad categories. The world building was awesome, but I’ll get into that more later. Last but not least, it was so …

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Well, Shoot the Messenger technically released sooner than expected (Amazon was Speedy McSpeedster this time), but today is when paperbacks will go out and the author will officially announce it on her website. Here is the glorious cover: That is Kesh Lasota on the cover, the series’ new protagonist. It’s a slow-burn sci-fi reverse harem …

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The wonderfully awesome Abby recently posted a blog called Top 10 Tuesday: Halloween Movies for the Faint of Heart. So I decided I just had to post my own version, but cult classic style. These movies are at times gross, cheesy, maybe a little scary still, and 100% classics! They are not literally Halloween movies, …

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