The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
SOURCE: bound manuscript from publisher for review
No Good Deed by Kara Connolly
Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.
Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?
Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.
SOURCE: ARC via publisher for review (Thanks!)
**Thank you to Random House for allowing me to participate in the tour!!**
Hello and welcome to our April Book Avengers post! Today we are featuring Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. This is book one of Jersen’s Malediction trilogy. What did we think? Keep reading to find out what we thought and what we selected to pick from for May!
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