Blog Tour: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor {Mini Review & Mood Board}

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Blog Tour: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor {Mini Review & Mood Board}Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor
on March 28th 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Legends, Myths, Fables, Young Adult
Pages: 544
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five-stars

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

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Am I the only one here who wishes they could spend a day in Laini Taylor’s mind? She creates such gorgeous and vivid imagery with her words, and the ideas that spring forth are so exquisite. But for now, I guess we’ll have to settle for her amazing books and Pinterest boards.

I share this post with you today, with a fair word of warning. You are going to NEED this book in your life when I am done here. Honestly, chances are you’ve already pre-ordered “Strange the Dreamer” because Laini Taylor is a literary goddess and you must have all her words. But, if this one inexplicably isn’t on your radar yet, keep reading for all of the reasons it should be.

Continue reading “Blog Tour: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor {Mini Review & Mood Board}”

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Sarah

Book Feels: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

Book Feels: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee AhdiehThe Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2) by Renee Ahdieh
on April 26th 2016
Genres: Ancient Civilizations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fantasy & Magic, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance
Pages: 432
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five-stars

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

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If you’ve been a reader of my blog for the past year or so, then you may remember my review of Ahdieh’s debut novel, The Wrath and the Dawn. Here’s what I had to say a little over a year ago…

The Wrath and the Dawn is perfect for readers who love complicated heroines and even more complicated romances. It’s filled with intrigue and mystery and kept me on my toes…I flew through the book. I cannot wait to read the next book and discover where the story goes. If it’s anything like the first book, it too will earn a new spot on my favorites shelf.

Everything I loved about the first book was back again for The Rose and The Dagger…and then some! There are three things I love most about this series… Continue reading “Book Feels: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh”

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Sarah

Book Feels: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

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Book Feels: Blackhearts by Nicole CastromanBlackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Published by Simon Pulse on February 9th 2016
Genres: Historical, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance
Pages: 384
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four-stars

Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she's stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

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Blackhearts Continue reading “Book Feels: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman”

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Sarah

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios

Waiting on Wednesday: Blood Passage by Heather DemetriosBlood Passage Published by HarperCollins on October 6th 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 496
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A jinni who's lost everything. A master with nothing to lose. A revolutionary with everything to gain.

When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before.

Meanwhile, Malek's past returns with a vengeance as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what's more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.

Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this dazzling second instalment of the Dark Passage Cycle.

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Whenever I think about this book or look at the cover, I get all giddy and excited. I absolutely LOVED Exquisite Captive and cannot wait to see what the second installment in the Blood Passage series has in store for me. If you haven’t read the first book, then you really need to get on that. It was such thought-provoking and intense read that was filled with magic, mystery and swoon. I won’t give anything away, but the fact that the story is moved from Los Angeles to Morocco in book two has me totally intrigued and I cannot wait to see how Demetrios introduces us to such a lush and romantic setting. In the meantime, I’ll be sitting over here vibrating with excitement and counting down the days until its October release! Continue reading “Waiting on Wednesday: Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios”

Sarah