Friday, September 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):
The Eye of Midnight by Andrew Brumbauch
The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler
Serpentine by Cindy Pon
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallari
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
The Wolf's Boy by Susan Williams Buckhorn

Adult Books (links to reviews on Goodreads):
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne (historical romance THIS BOOK-my heart!)
Close-Up by Virginia Kantra (contemporary romantic thriller)
My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne (historical romance)
Rogue Spy by Joanna Bourne (historical romance)
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard (fantasy/fairy tale)
The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne (historical romance/adventure)
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim Hines (fantasy)
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (contemporary; Taming of the Shrew retelling)
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold (science fiction)
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (science fiction-LOVE)

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

The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
Two Naomis  by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick

Links to my reviews unless otherwise noted.


*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 Friday, October 7 8:00 PM EST.


Betsy said...

Oooh, pick me, pick me! :-) I'd have to say Left-Handed Fate was one of my fave reads recently, too! AND... since I can't list just ONE favorite, how about some faves from different categories: Every Falling Star in nonfiction (heart-wrenching and eye-opening). Ghost in MG realistic. Left-Handed Fate in MG Fantasy. They All Saw a Cat in picture books.

Katy K. said...

Oooh!!! I really loved Left-Handed Fate, too, though my Edelweiss copy is now expired. And I really want to read Two Naomis and my library doesn't have it. I've recently read and loved Ancillary Sword, the Lives of Christopher Chant, and the Lost Compass by Joel Ross.

jpetroroy said...

The Left-Handed Fate looks great. I've recently loved the MG Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter, by Beth Fantaskey.

Brandy said...

Ghost is going to be my next read. I'm really looking forward to it.

Brandy said...

The Lives of Christopher Chant is a favorite. I love Christopher and Millie so much.

Brandy said...

I hadn't heard of that one, but just added it on Goodreads!

Anonymous said...

We've been really enjoying Phil Bildner's Rip & Red Series. Read A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME and ROOKIE OF THE YEAR both this summer. @joshfunkbooks

Brandy said...

I enjoyed A Whole New Ballgame when I read it for Cybils last year. I need to read the new one!