Thursday, August 26, 2021

Take Me with You When You Go by David Levithan & Jennifer Niven
[Blog Tour: Spotlight + Giveaway]

Halito! Welcome to the next stop on the Take Me with You When You Go blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom! For the full tour schedule, please visit the Rockstar Book Tours website.

About The Book:
Title: TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO
Author: David Levithan & Jennifer Niven
Pub. Date: August 31, 2021
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 336
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

From the New York Times bestselling authors of All the Bright Places and Every Day comes a story of hope, family, and finding your home in the people who matter the most.

Subject: You. Missing.

Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it. Ezra never expected to be left behind with their abusive stepfather and their neglectful mother - how is he supposed to navigate life without Bea?

Bea Ahern already knew she needed to get as far away from home as possible. But a message in her inbox changes everything, and she finds herself alone in a new city - without Ez, without a real plan - chasing someone who might not even want to be found.

As things unravel at home for Ezra, Bea confronts secrets about their past that will forever change the way they think about their family. Together and apart, broken by abuse but connected by love, this brother and sister must learn to trust themselves before they can find a way back to each other.

About David Levithan:
David Levithan’s many acclaimed novels include Someday, Another Day, Every Day, Two Boys Kissing, and Boy Meets Boy. His bestselling collaborations include Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah (both written with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green). In 2016, David was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contribution to YA literature. You can learn more about him at davidlevithan.com and follow him on Twitter at @loversdiction.

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About Jennifer Niven:
Jennifer Niven is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe. Her books have been translated in over 75 languages, and have won literary awards around the world. When she isn’t working on multiple book and TV projects, Jennifer also oversees Germ, a literary web magazine for high school age and beyond. Jennifer divides her time between coastal Georgia and Los Angeles. Find her at jenniferniven.com and on social.

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Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a Finished Copy of TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO, US Only.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

My Weekly Pull [182] & Can't-Wait Wednesday [157]

 
My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Spider-Man Life Story Annual #1 by Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
United States of Captain America #3 by Darcie Little Badger, Christopher Cantwell, Dale Eaglesham, David Cutler, Gerald Parel
Once & Future #19 by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora

Marvel's Voices: Identity #1 (One Shot) by Gene Luen Yang, Marcus To, Jim Cheung
Extreme Carnage Riot #1 (One Shot) by Alyssa Wong, Skottie Young
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #120 by Sophie Campbell, Jodie Nishijima, Kevin Eastman
Transformers Beast Wars #7 by Erik Burnham, Winston Chan, Fico Ossio
Transformers Shattered Glass #1 by Danny Lore, Guido Guidi, Alex Milne
Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature that's currently hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It highlights the upcoming releases we're really excited about reading! CWW is a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday (WoW), that was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1) by Jennifer Weiner
Expected publication: September 7th 2021 by Washington Square Press

Synopsis (via Goodreads): Rediscover the modern classic than launched the career of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Everything and Big Summer with this beautiful anniversary edition of her “contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style” (Susan Isaacs, New York Times bestselling author).

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s finally even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.

But when she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.

An unforgettable novel full of charm and heart, “Good In Bed offers a sensitive telling of a life familiar to many and a humorous take on how the struggle can end in joy” (Associated Press).

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

My Weekly Pull [181] & Can't-Wait Wednesday [156]

 

My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Miles Morales Spider-Man Annual #1 by Saladin Ahmed, Jed MacKay, Luca Maresca, Juan Ferreyra, Kim Jacinto
Moon Knight #2 by Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio, Steve McNiven
V.E. Schwab's Extraordinary #3 by V.E. Schwab, Enid Balam, Priscilla Petraites 

Eat the Rich #1 by Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak, Becca Carey

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature that's currently hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It highlights the upcoming releases we're really excited about reading! CWW is a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday (WoW), that was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez 
Expected publication: September 7th 2021 by Delacorte Press

Synopsis (via Goodreads): An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart.

In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff's daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators.

But as the blaze roars through their rural town and towards Yosemite National Park, Hannah's friends begin to crack and she finds herself going to extreme lengths to protect their secret. Because sometimes good people do bad things. And if there’s one thing people hate, it’s liars.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

My Weekly Pull [180] & Can't-Wait Wednesday [155]

My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Miles Morales Spider-Man #29 by Saladin Ahmed, Christopher Allen
Mamo #2 by Sas Milledge
Daredevil #33 by Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto

Jacob's comics for the week:

Silver Coin #5 by Chip Zdarsky, Michael Walsh
Ordinary Gods #2 by Kyle Higgins, Felipe Watanabe
Spider-Man Spider's Shadow #5 by Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature that's currently hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It highlights the upcoming releases we're really excited about reading! CWW is a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday (WoW), that was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Gilded by Marissa Meyer 
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Feiwel & Friends

Synopsis (via Goodreads): Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times-bestselling author, returns to the fairytale world with this haunting retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue.

Or so everyone believes.

When one of Serilda's outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move. The king orders Serilda to complete the impossible task of spinning straw into gold, or be killed for telling falsehoods. In her desperation, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious boy to her aid. He agrees to help her… for a price. Love isn't meant to be part of the bargain.

Soon Serilda realizes that there is more than one secret hidden in the castle walls, including an ancient curse that must be broken if she hopes to end the tyranny of the king and his wild hunt forever.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Plentiful Darkness by Heather Kassner
[Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway}

 
Halito! Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for The Plentiful Darkness hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom! For the full tour schedule, please visit the Rockstar Book Tours website.

About the Book:
Title: THE PLENTIFUL DARKNESS
Author: Heather Kassner
Pub. Date: August 3, 2021
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 256
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

In Heather Kassner's spine-chilling fantasy novel, reminiscent of Serafina and the Black Cloak, an orphaned girl chases a thieving boy into a magician's land of starless, moonless gloom where other children have gone missing before her.

Though the darkness is indeed plentiful, this book gleams with an eerie magic, its characters burning bright and fierce. A visual treat of a tale. --Stefan Bachmann, international bestselling author of Cinders and Sparrows.

In order to survive on her own, twelve-year-old Rooney de Barra collects precious moonlight, which she draws from the evening sky with her (very rare and most magical) lunar mirror. All the while she tries to avoid the rival roughhouse boys, and yet another, more terrifying danger: the dreaded thing that's been disappearing children in the night.

When Trick Aidan, the worst of the roughhouse boys, steals her lunar mirror, Rooney will do whatever it takes to get it back. Even if it means leaping into a pool of darkness after it swallows Trick and her mirror. Or braving the Plentiful Darkness, a bewitching world devoid of sky and stars. Or begrudgingly teaming up with Trick to confront the magician and unravel the magic that has trapped Warybone's children.


I absolutely loved The Plentiful Darkness and definitely want to re-read it with my kiddos in the near future. It might be a little dark for my girls, but my son would really enjoy the story. I also thought the imagery was beautiful and know there are several phrases and descriptions that will stick with me for a long time. I was itching to get my highlighter out, but decided to go with sticky notes instead. ;)

Rooney was an amazing character that you definitely want to root for. Her life as been hard since losing her parents, but she's carved out an existence for herself alongside the Monty's (rats). I wasn't a huge fan of rats going into this book, but now I think they're tolerable (thanks for that, Kassner). I also really loved how the author made moonlight a tangible thing, and stardust something to be sought after. It was beautifully depicted. 

If you're looking for a spooky fall read with an excellent story and wonderful characters (both main and secondary), then definitely add The Plentiful Darkness to your TBR! 


Praise for The Plentiful Darkness:

"For readers who love the creepiness of Coraline . . . Lyrical narration weaves a tale that’s both haunting and comforting." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Kassner’s latest is deliciously on-brand, with inventive magic, lyrical writing, and that just-right creep factor." —Kirkus

"Readers who enjoy Adam Gidwitz’s Grimm series will enjoy this title too." —School Library Journal


About Heather Kassner:

Heather Kassner loves thunderstorms, hummingbirds, and books. She lives with her husband in Arizona, waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the rain, photographing hummingbirds, and reading and writing strange little stories. She is also the author The Forest of Stars and The Bone Garden.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE PLENTIFUL DARKNESS, US ONLY.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

My Weekly Pull [179] & Can't-Wait Wednesday [154]

 
My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Deadpool Black White & Blood #1 by Tom Taylor, James Stokoe, Adam Kubert
Spirits of Vengeance Spirit Rider #1 by B. Earl Taboo, Paul Davidson, Jeffrey Veregge, Takashi Okazaki

Seven Secrets #11 by Tom Taylor, Daniele di Nicuolo
Wynd #9 by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas

Jacob's comics for the week:

Transformers #33 by Brian Ruckley, Anna Malkova, Ed Pierre
Stillwater #9 by Chip Zdarsky, Ramon K. Perex, Mike Spicer
Extreme Carnage Lasher #1 by Clay McLeod Chapman, Chris Mooneyham, Skottie Young
Transformers King Grimlock #1 by Steve Orlando, Agustin Padilla, Cary Nord

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature that's currently hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It highlights the upcoming releases we're really excited about reading! CWW is a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday (WoW), that was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by HarperTeen

Synopsis (via Goodreads): Girls of Paper and Fire meets The Tiger at Midnight in June CL Tan’s stunning debut, inspired by Chinese mythology, with rich magic and an epic slow-burn romance.

In an empire on the brink of war . . .

Ahn is no one, with no past and no family.

Altan is a lost heir, his future stolen away as a child.

When they meet, Altan sees in Ahn a path to reclaiming the throne. Ahn sees a way to finally unlock her past and understand her arcane magical abilities.

But they may have to pay a far deadlier price than either could have imagined.

Ferocious action, shadowy intrigue, and a captivating romance collide in June CL Tan’s debut, a stunning homage to the Xianxia novel with a tender, beating heart, perfect for fans of The Bone Witch and We Hunt the Flame.

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