Thursday, June 30, 2016

Quarterly Round Up and Giveaway

It is time for the Quarterly Review Round-Up where I talk about the best of the best, the one's I couldn't finish, and the adult novels I'm reading that I don't review here. Plus there's a GIVEAWAY.

The DNFs (links to my reasons why-if I shared them-on Goodreads):
Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton

Adult Books (links to reviews on Goodreads):
Act Like It by Lucy Parker (contemporary romance)
After the Kiss by Lauren Layne (contemporary romance)
Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (historical romance)
Chase Me by Laura Florand (contemporary romance)
Chasing Jillian by Julie Brannagh (contemporary romance)
Earth Bound by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner (historical romance-5 STARS! this is now my FAVORITE romance novel of all time)
The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne (historical romance)
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine (historical)
Her Cowboy Rival by Genevieve Turner (contemporary romance)
Just One Night by Lauren Layne (contemporary romance)
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase (historical romance)
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis (historical fantasy-5 STARS! PERFECT ME BOOK)

The Best of the Best  MG and YA (where the Giveaway comes in):

Links to my reviews unless otherwise noted.


Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (link to Goodreads; my review posts next week)


Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty*



GIVEAWAY Rules

*Indicates later books in a trilogy or series. If you are wanting to begin with the first book and you win, I will allow you to choose that as your prize.

If you want to win one of the 4.5/5 star books I read this quarter, leave a comment below and tell me:
1) A favorite book of yours from the past few months.
2) Which of these books you are interested in if you win. (You can change your mind if you do.)
3) A way to reach you (email or Twitter handle) if you win. If you are using a Twitter handle, you may want to follow me in case I need to DM you.

Open to any reader who lives where Book Depository ships for free.

I will close this GIVEAWAY and choose a winner on Thursday, July 7 at 8:00 PM EDT.
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18 comments:

  1. Upon your recommendation, I read the entire trilogy ending with Tangle of Gold and I absolutely loved it! I was devastated when my library didn't have Tangle of Gold in ebook format unlike the other two and I had to wait until my hold came in. But it was worth it.

    If I were to win, I would be very interested in Some Kind of Happiness. It sounds like just my kind of book

    My twitter is @Pensrose_.

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    1. Yay! I always like hearing when my recs work for someone. The Colors trilogy is way underrated I think, but I can see why it is so hit or miss. It is strange. SO HAPPY you enjoyed it too though.

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  2. Just finished The Seventh Wish as well, interested to see your thoughts. I can see this being relevant in my neighborhood. No need to enter me in the giveaway.

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    1. I rather think The Seventh Wish is relevant to everyone. I think Messner dealt really well with her subject matter and how universal a problem it actually is.

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  3. I've heard great things about SKoH. And I loved The Seventh Wish, too!

    @jpetroroy

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    1. For some reason Legrand doesn't get the press and love a lot of other MG authors get, but she is SO GOOD.

      (The Seventh Wish is amazing.)

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  4. Red Rising,Darrow and sevro rules

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  5. I am very interested in reading and then giving The Seventh Wish to one of my students. @beckflower

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  6. 1) A favorite book of yours from the past few months. I have loved reading Full Cicada Moon and Burn Baby Burn. GREAT books!

    2) Which of these books you are interested in if you win. (You can change your mind if you do.) Unidentified Suburban Object for my MS Library!

    3) A way to reach you (email or Twitter handle) if you win. If you are using a Twitter handle, you may want to follow me in case I need to DM you. @LindaMitch2783

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    1. I LOVED Burn Baby Burn. I haven't read Full Cicada Moon yet, but I've heard good things.

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  7. A favorite book I have read recently is Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story, by Nora Raleigh Baskin. So much heart and hope centered around such a tragic event. If I win, I'd love Some Kind of Happiness. It's one I've been meaning to buy for a while. My Twitter handle is @kpteach5. Thank you!

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    1. I haven't read Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story yet, but it's on my list. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it.

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  8. Recently enjoyed The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. I'd be most interested in Unidentified Suburban Object as the most likely candidate for reading to my son, which I can't often do in a library lending period. I'm planning to read them all, though!

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    1. Except for Tangle of Gold, which I already read and loved!

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    2. I really need to move Sorcerer to the Crown up my adult TBR! Yes, finishing read aloud in a library lending period is often HARD.

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  9. my favorite is We are the ants.
    Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston sounds good

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  10. I loved Act Like It too! Other titles I've loved this year are Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar, Roan Parrish's MM romances and the first Amulet graphic novel. I'm reading VE Schwab's Shades of Magic books and they're promising.

    From your list, I'm really curious about Some Kind of Happiness, The Girls in the Kingfisher Club, After the Kiss and Earth Bound.

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