Grumpy Book Grrrl

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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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Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they are in the slums or live in a wealthy area. His girlfriend, Remy, is a performer in a theater called The Grand Dark. Largo and Remy hang out …

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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 25, 2019 by Knopf Books For Young Readers. Reading the blurb at Goodreads will spoil you for book one, and we’re still a bit over two weeks out from release day, so I have to be careful about revealing too much. If you haven’t started this series yet, the setting is a …

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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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I’m so happy to be a part of the Wicked Saints blog tour! This is the first in the Something Dark and Holy trilogy. The female protagonist is named Nadya and is a religious cleric from Kalyazin (Russian-inspired country). She is the last of her kind and can speak directly to the gods who share …

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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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The Everything Box (Another Coop Heist #1) – ★★★★ Coop is a good guy, but unlucky. Well, actually, he was sold out, and ended up in jail. Prison coffee was like someone had shouted the word coffee into a bag of potting soil and strained the boiled sludge through a dirty T-shirt. Then, after he …

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The Fifth Doll  by Charlie Holmberg (just take a moment to enjoy this beautiful cover) I have a feeling this book review is going to end up on the short, inchorent side. For one, I’m tired. Only because I’ve been up and at ’em since 7:00am with work, then domesticky stuff, then school junk. For two, …

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The newest book in the Hidden Legacy series has just been released and some of us have already read it, of course. And loved it! Just when you think it can’t get any better, it gets better! Here is our interview-style review of the book and the series overall. What are your overall thoughts about …

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