Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Release Date: August 20, 2019. Publisher: Crown. Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Thriller. In the near future, a corporation (think Amazon) eventually takes over the country, becoming so powerful, even the Government can’t touch them. It’s a dystopian-like scenario. This company has evolved to use drones to deliver anything and everything to customers. Its employees live …

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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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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 11, 2019. Publisher: Crown Publishing. I have been a huge fan of Blake Crouch’s for years and was honored to receive this ARC from Netgalley and Crown. I was fairly certain I would like this book, but I had no idea just *how* much. I LOVE stories like this. In the words …

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Gorgeous cover alert! Release date: May 7, 2019. Publisher: Thomas Nelson This is a fantasy re-telling of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. Some of the events are historical and some have been embellished by the author. The most significant fantastical aspect is the addition of magic, or spell-casting. There is an ink that masters use …

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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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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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“Foundryside is topnotch story-telling. A fantasy heavyweight ripe with heart, heroism, and hilarity.” – Shelly My attempt at one of those catchy quotes you find on jacket covers. See, this is why I’m not a writer. LOL. Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett, author of City of Stairs, is due to be released on August 21, …

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