Category: Current Giveaways

Nov 07
War of Storms by Erica Cameron: Excerpt & Giveaway

War of Storms by Erica Cameron: Excerpt & Giveaway

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Welcome to my spot on the tour for War of Storms by Erica Cameron, the third and final book in The Ryogen Chronicles. This series is action-packed fantasy that showcases diversity in ways you probably haven’t seen before (especially when it comes to gender), and for that alone it deserves all the praise. If you enjoy fantasy with epic battles and unique magic systems, this series is for you! Excerpt: War of Storms by Erica Cameron “I also saw Sanii and Yorri moments after their bond.” His quiet words take a few seconds to land. When they do, they hit like a boulder. I’d forgotten that. How had I forgotten? Tessen was the one who told me about the bond, and when he did, he admitted that he’d known since the day it happened. “Your brother always felt like he had to chase everyone else’s progress, and it made him wary. He was on guard with… Read more »


Nov 05
Twilight of the Elves (& The Adventurers Guild) by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos: Review & Giveaway

Twilight of the Elves (& The Adventurers Guild) by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos: Review & Giveaway

Current Giveaways, Reviews 12 ★★★★

This series gives us a fun spin on a fantasy world inhabited by elves, dwarves and humans (not to mention some twisted otherworldly monsters). Zed is half elf and has spent his life trying to prove he’s worthy of attention. He’s always dreamed of becoming a mage and finally gaining status and respect, and he almost gets his dream … until things go wrong. Brock is Zed’s best friend, and he plans to follow in his parents’ footsteps and become a merchant, even if he does like to play the game of life by his own rules most of the time. He has no idea that intrigue awaits him and that his father and the head of the merchants have other ideas for him. When Zed and Brock both find themselves thrown into the Adventurers Guild, they discover that their world is a lot more dangerous and complicated than they ever imagined. They… Read more »


Nov 01
November 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

November 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the November monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Say goodbye to warm weather and Daylight Savings because November is here! Hang in there, we’re almost done with 2018… The winner of our September discussion challenge giveaway was Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. She let me surprise her with a book picked from a list, and I don’t know if she got it yet, so I’m not going to spoil which one I sent, just in case. I hope she loves it, though! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are… Read more »


Oct 29
October Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

October Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

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It’s time for the October Wrap-Up Round-Up! The September giveaway ends in a couple of days, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our October wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly… Read more »


Oct 26
Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan: Review & Giveaway

Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan: Review & Giveaway

Current Giveaways, Reviews 1 ★★★★

This book is just plain cute. Since I was a theatre major in college, I loved all the references to how Broadway and theatre in general work. I think any little kid with dreams of being on the stage would really enjoy this story (and learn a lot from it too). The style is sort of interesting because it’s really pretty much a contemporary MG set in a Broadway theatre—except the MC happens to be a mouse. I was expecting a bit more fantasy elements or something, but honestly, Lulu could have been a little girl and the story wouldn’t have been all that different. I’m not sure if that’s a positive or a negative about the book, it’s just a fact. I’m not sure how much the book will appeal to kids who aren’t already interested in the theatre since it’s not super plot-heavy, but if you know any kids who… Read more »


Oct 24
Recap of the YA Lit Conference at Anderson’s Bookshop. Plus a Giveaway!

Recap of the YA Lit Conference at Anderson’s Bookshop. Plus a Giveaway!

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the annual YA Lit Conference at Anderson’s Bookshop with my mom. We look forward to this event every year! It’s technically geared toward teachers and librarians but book enthusiasts are welcome as well.  🙂 I thought I’d give you a little rundown of the featured speakers. Enjoy! Mark Oshiro He gave his speech in numbers: At 8, he read IT by Stephen King(!!) and fell in love with stories. At 13, he saw himself in the character of Rickie in My So Called Life—a gay brown boy, which he’s never seen outside of himself. At 14, he was touched by The House on Mango Street In 2017, only 7% of children’s books were written by Black, Latinx, and Native authors combined 43 – The number of times his first manuscript (not Anger is a Gift) was turned down. Many agents told him it… Read more »


Oct 01
October 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

October 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the October monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! I don’t know guys, the year is almost over, this is kind of intense. It is getting colder around here and I mean, there are Christmas decorations in stores and is it really time for such a thing? Yikes, time flies! The winner of our August discussion challenge giveaway was Tarissa @ In The Bookcase! Tarissa hasn’t picked a book yet because Shannon took a literal month of Sundays to email her, so. (Oh, don’t worry Shannon, I’ve definitely been there.) But congrats, Tarissa! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll… Read more »


Sep 30
September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

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It’s time for the September Wrap-Up Round-Up! The August giveaway ends today, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our September wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly wrap-up and want some… Read more »