Book Avengers: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Hello and welcome to the latest mission in our Book Avengers crusade! Today, we are featuring The Night Circus by Erin Morgensternthe book that YOU chose to avenge and voted for us to read in January. Be sure to read our intro post to learn all about this feature that Kristina and I debuted last year! 

with more than 60% of the vote, The Night Circus was the obvious winner in our january poll! Clearly, you guys wanted us to read this book! Now the important part…did we love it as much as you did? Read on to find out!

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Blog Tour: The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine {Mini-Review & Mood Board}

Blog Tour: The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine {Mini-Review & Mood Board}The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Girls & Women, LGBTQ
Pages: 432
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Ansa has always been a fighter.

As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her place next to Thyra, the daughter of the Krigere Chieftain. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe: blood and victory are her way of life. But the day the Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.

Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy—the dark magic that has embedded itself deep in her bones. The more she tries to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes. And with the Krigere numbers decimated and the tribe under threat from the traitorous brother of the dead Chieftain, Ansa is torn between her loyalty to the Krigere, her love for Thyra, and her own survival instincts.

With her world in chaos and each side wanting to claim her for their own, only one thing is certain: unless Ansa can control the terrible magic inside her, everything she’s fought for will be destroyed.

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First of all, I want to wish all of my lovely readers a happy new year! I’m so excited for what lies ahead in and hope that you have an amazing year too. I’m honored to be the first stop on “The Cursed Queen” blog tour, and if you’re not already eagerly anticipating this book, I’m hoping my review can get you excited for its release. “The Cursed Queen” by Sarah Fine was my final read of 2016, which was so perfect, considering my final read of 2015 was the first installment in the series, “The Impostor Queen”. If you read my review last year, you’ll know that I LOVED it. So, did I love “The Cursed Queen” as much? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading to find out.

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Home for the Holidays with Ginger from GReads!

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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Well, friends, it’s about that time. I’m so sad to say that today is the very last guest post of my “Home for the Holidays” feature here at What Sarah Read. In keeping with tradition, I’m welcoming my dear friend Ginger from GReads! to close out the festivities. Last year, she shared some beautiful Christmas memories and the year before she talked about her favorite things about the holidays! Ginger is one of my original “Home for the Holidays” contributors and I am so blessed to have her back for the third year in a row.

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Bloomsbury Kids

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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You guys! I have a very special treat in store for you today! I’m so thrilled to be welcoming the very lovely ladies of the Bloomsbury Kids Publicity team to the blog today for a very special and sentimental “Home for the Holidays” post. I’ve had the pleasure working with all of these wonderful women and can whole-heartedly confirm that they are some of the kindest and most generous teams out there. So, it came as no surprise to me when they sent in their guest post an I saw it filled with so many wonderful stories, traditions and memories. If there was every any doubt as to how special Erica, Lizzy, Anna, Emily and Courtney are, it becomes abundantly clear when you read their sweet holiday stories below. Enjoy…

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Morgan from Gone with the Word

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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I’m so in love with Morgan‘s guest post today! She’s visiting us today from Gone with the Words and has managed to pack so much holiday charm and sweetness into one festive post. If you’re looking for THE definitive list of things to make you smile these days, and I know we could all use some smiles, then look no further than the post below. Another thing that will make you smile? Don’t forget to enter the epic “Home for the Holidays” giveaway below. A $50 gift card to Amazon is up for grabs and I KNOW that will make you smile.

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Hannah from The Irish Banana Review

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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Happy Monday, friends! The holidays get into full swing this week, with Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule (Winter Solstice) and Kwanzaa starting in the next seven days. So many of us will be gathering with friends and families for parties, yummy meals and gift exchanges. So, I’m excited to bring the third and final week of my “Home for the Holidays” feature to help you get into the spirit.

Today, I’m welcoming the fabulous and ever wonderful Hannah from Irish Banana Reviews. Not only is Hannah and amazing blogger and blog tour manager, but she’s also an expert level makeup guru! If you ever had any questions about cosmetics or skin care…she’s your woman! I’m thrilled to have her on the blog today with some perfect gift suggestions for the loved ones in your life. Take it away, Hannah!

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Jane & Elizabeth from The Novl

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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Happy Friday, friends! I’m so excited to bring you today’s post…it’s such an amazing way to close out our the second week of “Home for the Holidays”! Today, I’m welcoming Jane and Elizabeth from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers…or more affectionately known as their online presence….The Novl! These lovely folks are responsible for one of my most highly anticipated books of 2017, Strange the Dreamer, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw they included a gift guide featuring Laini Taylor! So, keep on reading for this epic list and SO much more!

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays: Holiday Cheer from Around the Blogosphere!

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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Happy Thursday friends! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful week… filled with sorts of holiday fun, whether it be parties, baking, wrapping presents or watching your favorite holiday movie. Sending lots of love and all my holiday wishes to you!!

I wanted to share some of the fabulous holiday features, posts and giveaways I’ve been coming across out on the blogosphere lately! Hopefully they help you find that perfect gift or introduce you to a new author or spark some nostalgia from holiday’s past. Enjoy!

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Katie from Bookish Illuminations

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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When I opened up and started reading the email that contained today’s “Home for the Holidays” post I could NOT stop smiling! Somehow, Katie from Bookish Illuminations managed to mash-up two of my very favorite things…Anne of Green Gables and the holiday season. I am a lifelong fan of the Anne books and I think by now we all know how much I love the holidays. So, you can only imagine my glee when I found this post sitting in my inbox. Sit bag, grab some Raspberry Cordial (or hot cocoa…lol) and enjoy the holidays though Anne and Katie’s eyes!

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Sarah

Home for the Holidays with Tiff from Mostly YA Lit

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A CELEBRATION OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
FEATURING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH BUDDIES!

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Happy Tuesday, friends! We’re back at it again with another fabulous “Home for the Holidays” post here at What Sarah Read! Today we’re welcoming Tiff from Mostly YA Lit to the blog and she’s talking all about the fabulous Chrismukkah traditions she and her sweet husband love to take part in. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Tiff (and her sweet hubby) and it’s so much fun to read about what they’ll be up to this holiday season. Check it out…

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