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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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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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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Book Tour: Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury | Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury. Another gorgeous cover! I’m so excited to be part of this tour and couldn’t wait to start so I could share my thoughts with all of you. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Liselle Sambury and Margaret K. McElderry for providing me with an ARC and finished copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Tour: Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos | Spotlight & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos . This cover looks bada$$, plus I loved Shaun of the Dead! I’m excited to be a part of this tour and to share the international giveaway! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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2021 July TBR

I’m creating this TBR far in advance (middle of the month) because for some reason I can’t wait any longer. I’m excited by so many books (new and old) and so many tours going on. I have a couple of Tour ARCs that I need to read for July and I’m hoping to get a head start, just because there is no way I can get through all of them in time otherwise.

So let’s start grabbing books off the shelf!

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Book Tour: Shark Summer by Ira Marcks | Interview & Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Shark Summer by Ira Marcks. When TBR and Beyond got this as a tour I was all for it – bring me all the graphic novels! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Ira Marcks and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Review: 3 Mini Reviews

I have three books, all being ARCs, that I wanted to review, but never did at the time of reading them. It’s been a while since I’ve read these so there wasn’t enough to say to make individual reviews. So instead, I figured I’d put them together and do a mini review collection.

Th three are: Two-Week Wait: An IVF Story (Graphic Novel), Of Silver and Shadow (YA Fantasy), Bone Crier’s Moon (YA Fantasy)

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Review: My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Broid Ashton & Jodi Meadows

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Title: My Contrary Mary
Series: Mary #1
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 22nd, 2021
Page Length: 512
Genre: Historical Fiction | Alternative History | Fantasy
Age Range: YA
Rating: 5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens?⠀

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is an Eðian (shapeshifter) in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a secret that could cost her a head—or a tail.⠀

Luckily, Mary has a confidant in her betrothed, Francis. But after the king meets a suspicious end, things at the gilded court take a treacherous turn. Thrust onto the throne, Mary and Francis are forced to navigate a viper’s nest of conspiracies, traps, and treason. And if Mary’s secret is revealed, heads are bound to roll.

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Book Tour: Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria | Interview, Review & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria. I was so excited when we scheduled this tour and beyond ecstatic to get an interview with the author! Be sure enter the giveaway at the bottom and to check out the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Destiny Soria and HMH Books for Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review

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