Book Tour: The People We Choose by Katelyn Detweiler | Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The People We Choose by Katelyn Detweiler. I was so excited when I was selected for an interview with the author. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Book Tour: The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass | Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass . I love that we’ve been getting more horror for our tours! This one had been on my radar and I’m so glad I got a chance to read this one! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Ryan Douglass, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers & Penguin Publishing for providing me with an ARC for this review

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First Line Fridays | July 16th

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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2021 July Mid-Month Wrap Up

Can someone slow summer down please! I would like to continue my semi-holidays for much much longer lol.

In this mid-month wrap up, you’ll see all the books I’ve read before it’s posted and a link to the review post or I’ll give a quick (couple sentences) review along with a star rating. If you want a full month’s wrap up with stars and everything, keep an eye out for my fully Month Wrap Up at the beginning of August.

So with all that out of the way, let’s take a look at what I read for the first half of July.

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Book Tour: The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison. I was so excited when we scheduled this tour! It sounds so good, and I can’t wait to pick it up. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Book Tour: The Block (The Loop Trilogy #2) by Ben Oliver | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Block (The Loop Trilogy #2) by Ben Oliver. I was so excited when we scheduled this tour and couldn’t wait to start. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

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Title: Six Crimson Cranes
Series: Six Crimson Cranes #1
Author: Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: July 6th, 2021
Page Length: 464
Genre: Fantasy | Russian & Asian Mythology Retelling
Age Range: YA
REP: Asian (Chinese and Japanese)
Rating: 3⭐

Synopsis:

Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. 

Raikama has dark magic of her own, and she banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die. 

Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and, on her journey, uncovers a conspiracy to overtake the throne—a conspiracy more twisted and deceitful, more cunning and complex, than even Raikama’s betrayal. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she’s been taught all her life to contain—no matter what it costs her. 

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Odds & Ends: 2021 Most Anticipated Books| Mid-Year Check in

The Mid-year check ins continue!

I noticed that I haven’t kept up with my Most Anticipated Books for the last few years (2019, 2020, & 2021), so I wanted to track these going forward. Here you’ll see the books I listed for my most anticipated in 2019, 2020, and 2021. I will say whether or not I’ve read it and what I rated it. Any unread title will be bolded. The goal is to catch up on these books and at some point only have to look at the current year.

I wanted to note that all these graphics were created for the TBR and Beyond group and will have our logo on it. So let’s take a look.

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Book Tour: Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne. I was so excited when we scheduled this tour and couldn’t wait to start. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Shakirah Bourne and Scholastic Inc. for providing me with an ARC for this review

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