Thursday, September 1, 2022

Book Blogger Hop - 2 September 2022

 About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, Billy @ Ramblings or a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

September 2-8, 2022

Kind of? There is no bookstore in the town I live in. There’s only a used bookstore in the next town to the north and Walmarts that don’t have the best book selection in the towns to the north and south so I usually have to go about 35 miles to get to the nearest chain bookstore to look for new books. Most of the time, I order books online or directly from the author in the case of indie books.


What about you?  Let me know in the comments or drop me a link to your post!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

I Can't Wait for... Cruel Illusions!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released.

This might actually be my most anticipated for the rest of 2022... 

Cruel Illusions
by Margie Fuston
eBook, Hardcover, Audiobook 448 Pages

November 1, 2022 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Caraval meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this deliciously dark young adult fantasy about a girl who makes a deal with a magical secret society to enter a potentially deadly competition for the chance to avenge her mother’s death.

Ever since a vampire murdered her mother, Ava has been determined to get revenge. This all-encompassing drive has given her the fuel she needed to survive foster home after foster home.

But it’s been ten years since anyone’s seen a vampire, and Ava has lost hope that she’ll ever find one…until she stumbles across a hidden magic show where she witnesses impossible illusions. The magicians may not be the bloodsuckers she’s hunting, but Ava is convinced something supernatural is at play, so she sneaks backstage and catches them in acts they can’t explain.

But they’ve been waiting for her.

The magicians reveal they’re part of an ancient secret society with true magic, and Ava has the same power in her blood that they do. If she joins them, they promise to teach her the skills she needs to hunt vampires and avenge her mother. But there’s a catch: if she wants to keep the power they offer, she needs to prove she’s worthy of it. And to do so, she must put on the performance of her life in a sinister and dangerous competition where illusion and reality blur, and the stakes are deadly.

Why I Want To Read Cruel Illusions:
Caraval meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Do I really need to say any more? The cover is gorgeous as well. I'm curious to see if any of the book boxes will have this one as an exclusive edition. That would be awesome! 

Will you be checking this book out? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?

Monday, August 29, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Set at Boarding Schools and Colleges

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish and currently hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Love That Are Set At Boarding Schools and Colleges
This week’s TTT is a back to school freebie so I've chosen books that I love that are set at boarding schools and colleges! I'm obsessed with thrillers set in boarding schools and colleges and I love dark academia vibes! 

1. Private by Kate Brian

2. Privilege by Kate Brian

3. Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

4. Initiation by K.E. O'Connor

5. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

6. She was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

7. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

8. In The Hall With The Knife by Diana Peterfreund

9. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

10. Reputation by Sara Shepard

What did you choose for this week's school freebie?  Let me know in the comments or drop a link to your TTT!
Happy Reading Bookdragons!