Book Feels Lite: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Book Feels Lite: Wayfarer by Alexandra BrackenWayfarer (Passenger, #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Pages: 532
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All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed.

When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.

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Friends, this review is woefully, shamefully, embarrassingly late. Especially considering how much I absolutely loved it. “Wayfarer” is the second and final book in a gorgeous duology by Alexandra Bracken. I absolutely adored the first book, “Passenger” (my review), when it released last year which meant that “Wayfarer” was one of most anticipated releases of 2017. So, once again, we ask that age old question…did it live up to my expectations?

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On My Nightstand…{2}

Happy Monday, friends! I’m here to start your week off right with a second helping of On My Nightstand! I got some really great enthusiasm and feedback when I debuted this feature a couple of months ago, so I figured it was time for another installment! So, what’s this feature all about?

 I LOVE discovering what people are currently reading and adding it to my TBR! So, I decided that I’d create a feature here at What Sarah Read that highlights the books that are currently sitting on my nightstand (literally) and waiting to be read. What I really hope is that maybe you’ll discover a new book or two and add it to YOUR nightstand!

Here’s the five books currently sitting on my nightstand. It’s all upcoming releases I’ve been dying to get my hands on and a timely reread. Check it out!

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Fangirl Friday with Jane from It’s Jane Lindsey

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I am SO excited to be bringing you this week’s installment of Fangirl Friday! I’m welcoming Jane from It’s Jane Lindsey to the blog today so she can talk about her favorite television show. I was a huge fan of this show and watched it religiously. Then…I just stopped. Not sure why but for some reason I fell behind shortly in to season three and never got caught up. I keep meaning to get back into it and never seem to find the time. Because like any good fangirl I’m currently watching a million other shows, including my third re-watch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In any case, after reading Jane’s Fangirl Friday post today, I am now more excited than ever to jump back into this amazing show.

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Hi everyone! Thanks so much to Sarah for having me on your blog today! I love any excuse to fangirl, so I’m very excited to be a part of Fangirl Friday this week.

I’m not one to stick with TV shows. I’ll usually get a season in, and then my interest wanes. I don’t have the attention span to wait for a new episode each week or survive breaks between seasons. But there is one TV show that I’ve watched consistently for three years now, and that I love like nothing else. Today, I’m talking about The 100.

source: The CW

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Blog Tour: The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty {Mood Board}

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Blog Tour: The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty {Mood Board}The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy, #1) by Erin Beaty
Published by Imprint on May 9th 2017
Pages: 352
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An obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.

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I’m so excited to be a part of the epic blog tour for “The Traitor’s Kiss” by Erin Beaty! I’ll let you in on a little secret too, I still have about 100 pages in this book and I cannot wait to see how it all turns out. This book is filled with mystery, intrigue and lots of secrets. As a matter of fact, I have a feeling that fans of “The Winner’s Trilogy” by Marie Rutkoski will absolutely love this book!

We all know by now, how much I love to put together a mood board and I had a blast (as usual) creating this one! I really wanted to make sure I captured the essence of the book so I made sure to include lots of mysterious photos filled with danger and swoons! Make sure you grab a copy of this book by pre-ordering above and then go enter Erin’s pre-order giveaway!

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Fangirl Friday with Melissa from Live, Love, Read

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Happy Friday, everyone and welcome to another epic installment of Fangirl Friday here at What Sarah Read! Today we have Melissa from Live, Love, Read! I’m so excited to have Melissa on the blog today, you guys. I’m always seeing her at Boston-area bookish events and she always so sweet and fun to talk to. I love her post today because it’s gives me (and you too!) a real inside look to what makes her tick. Girlfriend LOVES music and today she’s talking about her all-time favorite band. I LOVE her enthusiasm and totally appreciate having a long time obsession with a certain band. So, here’s to another amazing Fangirl Friday! Take it away, Melissa!

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Best Fantasy Books of 2017 (so far!) featuring “Strange the Dreamer” {GIVEAWAY}

CALLING ALL FANTASY LOVERS!

Today’s post is for you! I’m not sure if it’s just me, but 2017 has been an amazing year already for young adult fantasy novels! I’ve read so many amazing fantasy books this year and that, my friends, makes me VERY happy! If you read my review of “Strange the Dreamer” then you know it’s no secret that it was one of my favorite books of 2017. Want to learn more about this gorgeous book, check out this video to hear all about it from the author herself, Laini Taylor.

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Fangirl Friday with Rachel from Rec-It Rachel

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Welcome back to another fabulous edition of FANGIRL FRIDAY! I can’t tell you how happy I am that I brought this feature back to my blog! I’ve been so thrilled with how excited people have been over it and I am LOVING these guest posts you guys are coming up with. We had Andi talking all about her love for Prison Break and Brittany sharing some diverse reads she’s excited about these days. Today we are lucky enough to have the lovely Rachel from Rec-It Rachel. She’s here today to tell us all about her latest obsession…superheroes! I gotta say, she’s a woman after my own heart! I am absolutely loving her guest post today. Thank you SO much, Rachel

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Fangirl Friday with Brittany from Brittany’s Book Rambles

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Happy Friday, friends! It’s week two of the newly resurrected Fangirl Friday and today we have the lovely Brittany from Brittany’s Book Rambles. I’m a new fan of Brittany’s (don’t know what took me so long? Yikes!) and am thrilled to have her on the blog. Go check hers out when you get a chance not only is she an expert level gif master but her blog is absolutely gorgeous! Seriously, her blog design makes me swoon!

I’m loving Brittany’s guest post for Fangirl Friday and am hoping you discover some new to you POC authors or books that you may not have known about before. All of the books she mentions are on my TBR and I can’t wait to get to them. Especially after Brittany’s fabulous recommendations.

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Blog Tour: Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz {Fan Art & Giveaway}

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Blog Tour: Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz {Fan Art & Giveaway}Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz
on April 11th 2017
Genres: Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 336
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and The Descendants comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler.

1777. Albany, New York.

As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.

Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.

In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.

LINKS to Purchase: Amazon | B&N | INDIEBOUND

I fell in love with Hamilton: An American Musical last year, along with half of the human population it seems, and since then have developed an unhealthy obsession with Hamilton-inspired fan art. So, when it came time for me to think up a topic for today’s post for the Alex and Eliza blog tour, I knew I had to share some of my all-time faves! Continue reading “Blog Tour: Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz {Fan Art & Giveaway}”

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Book Feels: Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman

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Book Feels: Blacksouls by Nicole CastromanBlacksouls (Blackhearts, #2) by Nicole Castroman
Published by Simon Pulse on April 11th 2017
Genres: Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Pirates, Young Adult
Pages: 400
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Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.

Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.

Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.

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Not gonna lie, I’ve been looking forward to this book for a LONG time. Ever since I read “Blackhearts” over a year ago and fell in love with Nicole Castroman‘s writing, I’ve been dying to read the sequel. You can read my review of Blackhearts here to see exactly how much I loved it and at the very end you’ll also see how nervous I was that there wouldn’t be a sequel. Thankfully, my worries were put to rest when I heard about “Blacksouls” and all I had to do was WAIT! So, was the wait worth it? Could I possibly love “Blacksouls” as much as I loved “Blackhearts”?

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