I am soooo incredibly honored and so excited to be today’s stop on the epic DANCE OF THIEVES blog tour celebrating the newest release from the amazing Mary E. Pearson! Mary is one of my all-time favorite authors and her Remnant Chronicles series is one of my all-time favorite series. You can only imagine how excited I was when it was announced that she was writing a new book in the same world as the Remnant Chronicles. This world is so unbelievably rich and detailed and diverse, and if you look/read closely enough, you may just discover a MIND-BLOWING. But that’s al I’ll say about that! Wink wink!
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.
Today is a VERY special day here on What Sarah Read! Not only am I coming out of hiatus, but I’m also part of the release week celebration for “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi. Now, I’m not sure if you’ve heard of this little-known book. It came out last Tuesday and there hasn’t been that much buzz and hardly any praise…
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.
But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.
This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.
Hey friends…it’s been a while! For those who don’t know, I’m taking a hiatus here on the blog for various reasons but hope to be back in the next month or two. TODAY is a special day though, because I am coming out of hiatus to tell you all about this AMAZING new release that you should all be adding to your reading pile.
Well, here we are! The very last day of “Home for the Holidays” in 2017. It’s been a wonderful two weeks and I’m so proud of the fabulous guest bloggers that were featured this year. They all put so much hard work and love into their posts and I can’t thank them enough for their holiday cheer!
One of my very favorite things about the holiday season is curling up on the couch and watching a movie. It can be funny, romantic, animated or just plain cheesy…doesn’t matter to me! I LOVE them all! I will say though, my very favorite kinds of holiday movies are those of the Hallmark Channel variety. I could literally sit and watch them all done long. As a matter of fact, I have! There’s just something about the over-the-top cheesiness and happily ever after that I adore. I’m so excited to be welcoming Morgan from The Bookish Beagle to Home for the Holidays today, so she can share some of HER favorite holiday movies with all of us. I see some of my faves in there! Do you see any of yours? Continue reading “Home for the Holidays with Morgan from The Bookish Beagle”→
Well, friends. We’re in the last few days of my Home for the Holidays feature, and I have to say, it’s been another stellar year. I have so much fun pulling this feature together and it’s in large part due to people like my girl Andi who is our guest poster today. I met Andi through bookish Twitter about four years ago, and she’s been an amazing blogging mentor and even better friend. It’s always a treat when she guest posts on my blog and today is no exception. Check out her delicious recipe and then try it for yourself. I know I am! Continue reading “Home for the Holidays with Andi from Andi’s ABCs”→
There are so many things I love about the holidays! The music, the food, the lights and decorations. There’s something magical in the air and I just can’t help getting swept away with all of it. But, for me, the holidays would be nearly as special if it wasn’t for the time spent with my family and friends. Some of my best memories are from holiday parties with my closest friends and family dinners that go late into the night. When I first read Rachel‘s post below, I was immediately filled with such a sense of familiarity, and although our traditions may not be the same, that feeling of love and happiness by spending time with those you love, is universal! Continue reading “Home for the Holidays with Rachel from Hello, Chelly!”→
Welcome back to the second half of Home for the Holidays here at What Sarah Read. This really is one of my very favorite features of the year and I am so thrilled to be bringing it to you for the fourth year in a row! I’m equally as excited to be welcoming the fabulous Alexa from Alexa Loves Books as a guest poster today. She’s here to tell you all about one of my very favorite places…Disney World! I am SO excited for Alexa and maybe just a teeny bit jealous that she gets to spend Christmas as the happiest place on earth! I am absolutely LOVING this post and everything she has planned for her holiday visit. You better believe I’m taking notes, because someday I WILL spend Christmas at Disney! Thank you for such an amazing post, Alexa! Continue reading “Home for the Holidays with Alexa from Alexa Loves Books”→
I can’t believe the first week of Home for the Holidays is already coming to an end.. It’s been such a great week filled with tasty goodies, holiday music, gorgeous candles and holiday warm fuzzies. I’m so thrilled to be closing out this special with the fabulous Angie from Read Sleep Repeat. Angie is here today with a fabulous post that includes some of your favorite books and some of your favorite holiday songs! Many thanks to Angie for stopping by and helping us all get into the holiday spirit! Continue reading “Home for the Holidays with Angie from Read Sleep Repeat”→