Blog Tour: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige {Author Q&A and Giveaway}

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Welcome, welcome to my stop on the Stealing Snow tour! I know how many Danielle Paige fans are out there, so I’m really excited to be able to share this interview today. Many thanks to Danielle for taking the time to be a part of this special interview!

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Sarah

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

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I may be a little late in getting my Top Ten Tuesday post up today, but it’s still filled with all kinds of awesome! I always love sharing my TBR and this fall reading list of mine is no exception. I mean, would you look at all of these epic books. SO many amazing titles to choose from. My list includes a highly anticipated sequel to one of my favorite books of 2015, an alt history/paranormal set in early 1900’s Boston, a time-travel thriller set in Japan and a thought-provoking romance. I know a lot of you will be excited to see Finnikin of the Rock included on this list too. It was overwhelmingly selected as the Book Avengers October read. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Many thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish for another awesome Top Ten Tuesday prompt! Looking at this list is totally getting me in the fall spirit! Can’t wait to curl up with all of these books with a cup of tea and all the blankets!

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Sarah

Blog Tour: Frazzled by Booki Vivat {GIVEAWAY}

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It’s a special day here at What Sarah Read! Today’s post marks my very first review of a Middle Grade book! You may have seen my 11-year-old niece on here last year reviewing Wonder, but today’s MG review is courtesy of yours truly! I have a feeling Caroline will be back on the blog soon with her own review of Frazzled, but for the time being you’ll just have to settle for me. I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Booki Vivat’s debut and am even more thrilled to be able to tell you all the reasons why this adorable book is so adorably fabulous!

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Sarah

Blog Tour: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills {Mood Board & Mini Review}

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Happy Sunday, friends. Today isn’t just any old Sunday! Today is the Sunday I get to share my mood board and mini review of “This Adventure Ends” by Emma Mills. I was fortunate enough to be part of the blog tour last year for her debut novel “First and Then”, so I am thrilled to be back with another gem from Emma! Before I jump into my review, make sure you check out my “First & Then” blog tour post from last year to get a taste of how fabulous Emma is. Go ahead…I’ll wait! Continue reading “Blog Tour: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills {Mood Board & Mini Review}”

Sarah

Blog Tour: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir {Review & Giveaway}

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I’ve read some really amazing books in the past month, and at the top of that list (along with “Empire of Storms”) is “A Torch Against the Night” by Sabaa Tahir! When I first received the epic ARC package back in May, I knew I was getting something special. Much to my surprise, the letter included with the ARC proclaimed that Torch was even better than “An Ember in the Ashes”. How is that even possible, I thought to myself. I mean it’s the second book of a series and we all know what that usually means. I was pretty adamant about the fact that there was NO way it would be better than Ember. But then…I read the book and I’m here to say that, YES, it IS better than Ember…

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Which is kind of a big deal, because I absolutely LOVED Ember (ou can check out my review to see just how much) and Torch just takes this epic story to a whole new level. If you loved Ember you are going to be completely and totally obsessed with Torch, I promise. Just to give you a little taste of what you’re in for, here’s the mood board I created as a feeble attempt to show you all just how epic this book is. Continue reading “Blog Tour: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir {Review & Giveaway}”

Sarah

Blog Tour: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas {Review & Giveaway}

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I cannot tell you how thrilled and honored I am to be a part of the Empire of Storms blog tour hosted by The Maas Thirteen. I almost fell over from shock and excitement when I got the email from Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, and would like to thank the lovely ladies of the Maas Thirteen for welcoming me into their little coven!

Before I jump into my review, I just want to warn everyone. I’m currently staring at a blank screen and sheer terror has overtaken me. I feel a pit in my stomach and anxiety is crawling up my neck. Why? Because I’m faced with the fact that there is no possible way that I will EVER do this book any justice. I have no words that could fully describe how much I loved it. Not gonna lie, I debated on just posting a shit ton of gifs like this one and just calling it a day…

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But because I love you so much, dear readers, and because I loved this book so much, I knew I had to give it my very best try. So, again, I apologize in advance for my utter failure to fully convey just how epic “Empire of Storms” is because…it is EPIC and I’m going to do my best to break it down for you. But first, to get you in the mood, my “Empire of Storms” mood board… Continue reading “Blog Tour: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas {Review & Giveaway}”

Sarah

Blog Tour: Show Me How by Molly McAdams {Mini Review & Giveaway}

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Blog Tour: Show Me How by Molly McAdams {Mini Review & Giveaway}Show Me How: A Thatch Novel by Molly McAdams
Published by William Morrow Impulse on October 4th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 320
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After her first love was ripped from her grasp four years earlier, Charlie Easton was sure she would never be able to trust anyone with the shattered pieces of her heart again. That is, until Deacon Carver forces himself into her life, and makes those pieces swirl in chaos. But Charlie doesn't know how to let him in… until a stranger stumbles upon a notebook filled with her innermost secrets, and shows her how.

Deacon Carver is known for sleeping his way through the town of Thatch, as well as the surrounding cities—something he used to take pride in. But that persona has haunted Deacon ever since he decided to leave that life behind for the girl he wants more than anything: Charlie Easton.

But when another girl falls into Deacon's life, allowing him to be himself without judgment for his past, will their conversations hinder his relationship with Charlie … even if he's never seen her?

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I’m a newcomer to Molly McAdams books, but now that I’ve gotten a taste, I really want to check out the rest. Especially the first two books in the Thatch series, because I NEED to know the backstories of the characters I came to know in Show Me How. Having not read the first two books, I did feel a little lost at times and really wanting more info to help build the foundation of the story. But this book could be read as a standalone or you could go ahead and read Letting Go and To the Stars first. One thing is for sure, it’s clear that there is a lot of drama in these people’s lives! But, guess what? I LOVE drama, so this book was a total win for me. Continue reading “Blog Tour: Show Me How by Molly McAdams {Mini Review & Giveaway}”

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Sarah

Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School

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It’s that time of year again…back to school! Everyone is stocking up on school supplies, furiously trying to finish up their summer reading lists and desperately trying to squeeze in those last few days of summer. I don’t have any school-aged kids of my own, but I DO have a husband whose first day of grad school was yesterday, so the back to school feels are STRONG this year.

So, needless to say, I’m LOVING the prompt that the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish came up with this week for Top Ten Tuesday! It’s a Back to School freebie this week and I thought it would be fun to pull together a fictional 2016 Dean’s List from What Sarah Read Academy! Yes, I know that we still have four months left in 2016, but I do what I want!

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Sarah

Blog Tour: Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor {QUOTE ART}

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Published by Roaring Brook Press on August 23rd 2016
Genres: Family, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 224
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In this affecting debut novel, a child actor struggles to find herself on a film set where only one thing matters: getting the money shot.

Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, and her next project is a hot new Indie film helmed by a renowned, charismatic director. But on the set of The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. Her mother is domineering and relentless, her dyslexia makes it difficult to keep up with the constantly changing script, the boy playing her older brother doesn't seem to reciprocate Joss's crush, and the film's gritty subject matter terrifies her. Yet none of these things appear to matter to Joss's agent, director, or even her mother. Joss is just a cash cow, and no one cares what she has to do for the perfect shot-as long as she gets it somehow.

Author Lygia Day Peñaflor's draws on her firsthand experience as a private academic teacher for young Hollywood stars in this affecting debut novel that explores the many demands made on young actors.

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What a perfect way to kick off the end of summer with some beach themed quote art. I paired the images below with quotes from Lygia Day Peñaflor’s recent debut release, “Unscripted Joss Byrd”. This book was a surprisingly honest and refreshing portrayal of young Hollywood,  and perfect for the younger YA or older MG reader who want to get a sneak peek of what really happens behind the scenes.

For my blog tour post today, I thought it would be fun to take some of the more memorable quotes from the book and pair them with images that reminded me of the beachy setting of the story. By now, you probably know how much I love finding images that evoke a theme or feeling found in a book I’ve recently read, so I hope you enjoy this quote art I created for “Unscripted Joss Byrd”. Oh…and don’t miss out on all of the rest of the tour stops! Continue reading “Blog Tour: Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor {QUOTE ART}”

Sarah