Hello and welcome to our February Book Avengers post! Today we are featuring The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. As you know we are at a crossroads in America with the amount protests, election questions, etc. Now I personally cannot discuss candidates or say anything that is for or against someone due to my IRL work but I can discuss books! What better way to keep our nation’s current turmoil fresh in both my mind and others by reading books that show the strength of persons when they are limited in their rights? Keep reading to find out what we thought of The Handmaid’s Tale and what we selected to pick from for March!
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Today I’m participating in the blog tour for Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones and hosting an exciting excerpt! I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been waiting on this one for a while now. It’s easily one of my top 2017 waiting ons. I’ve gone ahead and posted the first page below as a teaser but click the excerpt link below that to see the fully illustrated over 40 page except! EEP!!!!
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
you want something done right . . .
When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there’s only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who’s going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it’s down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?
SOURCE: ARC from publisher for review
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish.
It’s been a minute since I’ve participated in any Top Tens but I figured let’s get 2017 kicked off with a bang! Now, on to the important stuff and why you guys stop by. . .
January 3, 2017: Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For
Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein
June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. They could have coasted through high school, knowing about—but not really knowing—each other.
Except that their moms have arranged for Oliver to drive June to school. Every. Single. Day.
Suddenly these two opposites are fighting about music, life . . . pretty much everything. But love is unpredictable. When promises—and hearts—get broken, Oliver and June must figure out what really matters. And then fight for it.
SOURCE: finished copy from publisher for review