WWW Wednesday

This is my first time participating in WWW Wednesday and I’m so excited! This was started by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and brought back by Taking on a World of Words.

Rules are to just answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb

I am OBSESSED with this series and author right now! I am listening to this on audible and quite enjoy it!

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

I am reading this for one of my bookclubs and am really liking it so far! It takes place in our modern world! There is basically a secret elitist magic society and they are competing in s tournament!

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

It’s about a girl whose Indiana Jones like – father goes missing searching for a cursed ring that belonged to Vlad the Impaler! I am also liking this one so far! I love how feisty the main character is!

Recently Finished:

The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

Review coming next week! I really enjoyed this one! It gave me a mix of RPG vibes and nostalgia!

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

Review also coming next week! I liked this!

Reading Next:

I am really trying to get a handle on my ARCs so I am going to try to read two within the next few weeks!

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan

Have you read any of these? Or are any on your TBR?

The Beginner’s Guide to Winning an Election by Michael R. French – Feature

Publisher: Moot Point Productions

Publication Date: November 20, 2018

Genre: YA, Fiction

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I am very excited to be on a feature tour for The Beginner’s Guide to Winning an Election by Michael R. French! Thank you so much to the author and TLC Book Tours for the free copy! And I have a giveaway running on my Instagram!

This sounds like a good read for any young teen to start to get into politics. It is really important for them to start learning about how the system works and how they are going to vote on the issues at hand.

” Brit Kitridge’s plan was just to get her high school diploma and head to college and med school, but nobody can escape from fate, or is it history? The Beginner’s Guide To Winning an Election reveals our main character’s love for history, and after a summer reading books that fuel her passion for politics, Brit decides to join TM (Team Mathew), a fourteen-member group that has helped Mathew Boltanski win every election he’s ever entered. Now he’s going for the big one—student body president. By orchestrating brilliant campaigns one after the other, TM has made Matthew a national young star and promising politician who could even run for higher office in Washington. When Brit is accused of sabotaging the team, she realizes that Hawthorn High has its secrets, and someone needs to shed some light on them. The story is set in a world six years ahead of our time. Security is a constant issue. Politics isn’t black-and-white, it’s not even gray anymore. Inflation is out of control and the educational system is in crisis. But what happens when you find out what’s really going on? What do you do with secrets no one but you wants to hold up to the light?”

National best selling author Michael French is a graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University. He is a businessman and author who divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an avid high-altitude mountain trekker, world traveler to developing countries, and is a collector of first editions of twentieth-century fiction.

He has published twenty two books, including fiction, young adult fiction, biographies, and art criticism. His novel, Abingdon’s, was a bestseller and a Literary Guild Alternate Selection. His young adult novel, Pursuit, was awarded the California Young Reader Medal.

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The Wanderlust Book Tag

I came across this tag while searching for fun book tags to do for some filler in between book reviews! This was created by Reading by Starlight!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post [Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight]
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer the 10 questions below using any genre
  • Tag 5+ friends

The Questions:

Secrets and Lies: A book set in a sleepy small town

Gray Wolf Island

This sleepy town is slow going and so cute! Until you realize the shocking secrets Gray Wolf Island hides. I don’t normally like Magical Realism but I really enjoyed this one. And there are most definitely secrets and lies!!

2. Salt and Sand: A book with a beach-side community

A Dangerous Collaboration

I’m stretching this one a little because this book did take place on an island and there are a few beach scenes but the main characters are not from there.

3. Here there be dragons: A book with a voyage on the high seas

Ship of Magic

I am currently obsessed with this series. I am so close to being done with the first book! This entire series basically takes place on magic ships. So yeah, this fits this promt perfectly!

4. Tread lightly: A book set down a murky river or a jungle

The Sandcastle Empire

I LOVE Kayla Olson! She, to me, is a classic storyteller. This whole book takes place in a mysterious jungle on an island in the middle of nowhere!

5. Frozen wastes: A book with a frost bitten atmosphere

White Stag

A really unique take on goblins! And it’s basically winter and cold throughout the whole book. I loved this book!

6. The boonies: A book with ruff or isolated terrain

Spin the Dawn

This one is out July 9! I was lucky enough to read this one through NetGalley! Even thought the first part takes place in the Palace, the last part takes place in very rough terrain! And different types too!

7. Hinterlands and cowboys: a book with a western-esque setting

Gunslinger Girl

I tried to keep this list to books I have read but I drew a complete blank for this one! At least this is on my TBR! It says it’s a cross between Katniss and Annie Oakley! I kind of want to read this right now! There’s not a lot of western retellings! Someone write another!

8. Look lively: a book set across sweeping desert sands

Empire of Sands

Another book I loved! This one is completely in the desert! One of my favorite underrated books!

9. Wild and untamed: a book set the the heart of the woods

Kinslayer

This whole book is set in a forest. One of the best series of all time, just saying. This is the second book!

10. Wildest dreams: a whimsical book shrouded in magic

Caraval

This whole series is whimsical and magical!! Another one of my favorites!

This was such a fun tag! I don’t really have anyone to tag, so if you see this, consider yourself tagged! Also, feel free to tag me in any book tags too!

*Links are my Amazon affiliate links! Clicking on the photos take you to Goodreads!*

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

Top ten Tuesday is a bookish meme that That Artsy Reader Girl hosts!

This week’s top ten is: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019! Mine is not necessarily in order!

  1. Queen of Nothing is actually my number one. 😛

2. Or maybe this one is my number one? I can’t decide between these first two! The Burning White

3. The Lady Rogue

4. The Harp of Kings

5. The Memory Thief

6. Rage

7. Fireborne Anything with Dragons. Please let me know of more dragon books that are coming out!!

8. The Beautiful

9. A Kingdom for a Stage Because For a Muse of Fire was one of my favorite reads last year!!

10. The Gossamer Mage

Are any of these on your list? Also, I love sci-fi and somehow don’t know of any new ones coming out! Someone recommend me some!

Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Book Opinions

This is a really fun meme created by That Artsy Reader Girl! Check out her blog and check out what the next top ten Tuesday will be!

I don’t know that I have general unpopular opinions but I’m going to list what I have! I am terrified of sharing unpopular opinions! So, please don’t hate me. 😛

  1. The Mortal Instruments series: It just wasn’t that great, in my opinion. I feel like I wasted time reading these books. I LOVE The Infernal Devices though.

2. John Green Books. Not. For. Me. Real life is hard and sad enough without the hopelessness that is in his books.

3. Token Gay Character. Stop trying to prove you are so PC by adding or making characters gay WAY LATER IN THE SERIES. Like, I’m talking there were no signs whatsoever, then people complain, then the author is like, “What? No! I’m PC! This character was actually gay the whole time!”

4. Insta Love. So annoying.

5. The Shack. Probably my most hated book.

6. The Grisha Trilogy. I cringed every moment that wasn’t filled with Nikolai (I love him)

7. On the heals of that, the Darkling. I didn’t like him. He was a jerk.

8. The Hazel Wood. Not sure if this is unpopular but I reeeeaaalllly didn’t like it. It was depressing with no redemption.

9. The Selection Series. I loved this series. And most people seem to dislike it now.

10. Here’s a good one. I have hidden ones I will never tell ANYONE! HA!

Last Day to Sign Up for Hope*Writers!

This is your last chance to join this monthly membership community to equip and encourage you in your writing journey.

They only open the doors a few times a year so you won’t have another chance to join until the Fall.

If you’ve dreamed about writing a book, growing your blog, or just getting your words from out of your head and onto the screen, this is the member community for you.

Click HERE to learn more and join today!

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One of the best ways to help you know what a new place is like is to hear from people who live there.

So here’s where you can meet new writer friends who would love to share about the hope*writer neighborhood which is closing to new members tonight.

Hope*writers is a membership community to help you move forward in your writing dream

Who are these people and what are they like?

What have they learned and how have they made progress in their writing dream?

You’ll hear about overcoming self-doubt, learning marketing, writing consistently, discovering your own pace, and the difference a writing community can make.

Meet them HERE!

(But again – hope*writers closes tonight for new members!)

How to Become a Published Author: Hope*Writers

Hey y’all! I have some more exciting news for you writers! On Monday, May 20, Emily P. Freeman, co-founder of Hope*Writers, is hosting an online training class for writers called “How to be a Working Writer Without Losing Your Mind.”

Hint: You don’t have to sell your soul, change your personality, or become a cartoon version of yourself to make it as a writer.

Emily is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who knows how to hustle but hasn’t lost her heart. And good news! She loves talking to writers about writing.

If you’re a writer but you struggle to share your work in a way that feels like you, then you don’t want to miss this free training.

Plus – you’ll get to choose the time that fits you best.

Click HERE to save your spot!

Here are the other links you can check out as well!

Join Hope*Writers

Newbies Pocket Guide PDF (To know the publishing ins and outs)

Member Stories

Top 20 Questions Writers Ask

Quiz: Hope*Writer Path (What kind of writer are you?)