Friday, June 22, 2018

Anticipated July 2018 Releases!

 

Summer is always one of the best times for book releases, and I am excited about so many books that are coming out in July! Honestly, a few of these feel much more like they should be winter books, but I'm still happy to read them anytime. 
As always, I've compiled a very small list out of the many awesome books coming out to share with you all. What books are you guys looking forward to next month?

    
   
   
   

The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark || July 7th -- Amazon | Book Depository
(ARC review to come!)

The Future is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente || July 31st -- Amazon | Book Depository
(ARC review to come!)

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik || July 10th -- Amazon | Book Depository
(ARC review to come!)

Redemption's Blade: After the War by Adrian Tchaikovsky || July 26th -- Amazon | Book Depository

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning || July 31st -- Amazon | Book Depository

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen || July 10th -- Amazon | Book Depository
(ARC review to come!)

Nightbooks by J.A. White || July 24th -- Amazon Book Depository

The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner || July 10th -- Amazon Book Depository
(ARC review to come!)

Lost Gods by Micah Yongo || July 3rd -- Amazon Book Depository
(ARC review to come!)

The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen || July 10th -- Amazon | Book Depository

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James || July 3rd -- Amazon | Book Depository

City of Lies by Sam Hawke || July 3rd -- Amazon Book Depository

Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne || July 17th -- Amazon | Book Depository

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng || July 10th -- Amazon | Book Depository
(ARC review to come!)

Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks || July 10th -- Amazon Book Depository

The Turning by Emily Whitman || July 24th -- Amazon | Book Depository

What are your anticipated July releases?

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

It's World Giraffe Day!


Photo credit: Nicolas Lotsos, YourShot National Geographic

You may or may not know that I am obsessed with giraffes. I have been in love with giraffes ever since I was a little girl, and they remained one of my absolute favorite animals. Ever. Because of that, I wanted to share that today is World Giraffe Day!

Photo credit: Manuelo Bececco,
fromYourShot with Naitonal Geographic

Before I dive into the book portion of this post, I just want to take a minute to share an organization that I somehow didn't know existed until a few months ago--the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Somehow in all of my years of giraffe love, it never occurred to me that there might be a foundation that focuses solely on giraffes. It's also pretty neat because GCF is the only NGO organization that dedicates itself solely to the lives of giraffes in Africa. If you're at all interested in wildlife conservation or giraffes, then you should definitely head over to their website to find out more about them and what they do! They also have some of the cutest and coolest giraffe-themed clothing and the option to adopt a giraffe for the lowest tier of five dollars a month. (And no, I am in no way affiliated with GCF, I'm just super passionate about giraffes and I think they are awesome.)





Photo credit: Viktoras Dubinskas, YourShot National Geographic
In honor of World Giraffe Day, I'm taking a mini break from posting about books I usually read and am instead going to share some awesome books that feature giraffes These are mainly children's books because apparently giraffes aren't cool enough for adults to write about. I know, I know, I'm bitter about it, too. Now let's jump into the books!






 


What (if any) is your favorite animal? Have you ever had a chance to meet one? Share your animal thoughts in the comments! 
Photo credit: Craig Morrison,
YourShot from National Geographic


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark & The King's Witch by Tracy Borman


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Orbit
480 pages

From Goodreads: 

"
A powerhouse story of bloodshed, ambition, and fate, The Tower of Living and Dying is a continuation of Anna Smith Spark's brilliant Empires of Dust trilogy, which began with The Court of Broken Knives. 

Marith has been a sellsword, a prince, a murderer, a demon, and dead. But something keeps bringing him back to life, and now there is nothing stopping him from taking back the throne that is rightfully his. 

Thalia, the former high priestess, remains Marith's only tenuous grasp to whatever goodness he has left. His left hand and his last source of light, Thalia still believes that the power that lies within him can be used for better ends. But as more forces gather beneath Marith's banner, she can feel her influence slipping. 

Read the second book in this "gritty and glorious!" (Miles Cameron) epic fantasy series reminiscent of Joe Abercrombie and Mark Lawrence where the exiled son of a king fights to reclaim his throne no matter the cost."
This is the sequel to The Court of Broken Knives, which was easily one my favorite debut fantasy novels of last year. I absolutely loved Anna Smith Spark's writing style and I cannot wait to get back to her writing and the story.

and...
The King's Witch by Tracy Borman 
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2018
Atlantic Monthly Press
448 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 


From Goodreads: 

"
In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents' country estate, where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne. His court may be shockingly decadent, but his intolerant Puritanism sees witchcraft in many of the old customs--punishable by death. 

But when her ambitious uncle forcibly brings Frances to the royal palace, she is a ready target for the twisted scheming of the Privy Seal, Lord Cecil. As a dark campaign to destroy both King and Parliament gathers pace, culminating in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Frances is surrounded by danger, finding happiness only with the King's precocious young daughter, and with Tom Wintour, the one courtier she feels she can trust. But is he all that he seems? 

Acclaimed as a brilliant historian, Tracy Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storyteller."

I've been really craving some good historical fiction lately, and this one sounds like it will be quite a captivating read. Witches, political intrigue, secret plots and schemes--sign me up!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


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