Thursday, June 30, 2022

Book Spotlight - The Pack #2: Claw and Order by Lisi Harrison + Giveaway

 About The Book:

Title: THE PACK #2: CLAW AND ORDER

Author: Lisi Harrison

Pub. Date: June 21, 2022

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 192

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Sadie and her best friends are back in book two of this series about girls with animal powers. The Pack seems stronger than ever but Sadie has a secret that could claw its way out.

Sadie thought joining the Pack would be the wildest thing to happen to her this year but the school year is becoming even harder.

On top of classes Sadie has to navigate her growing feelings for her crush, taming her powers during cheer practice and trouble making hyenas trying to take her crown.

Then there is the massive secret she is keeping from her BFF Lindsey--that could destroy their friendship and The Pack as they know it. Will the shocking truth come out to bite them?


Grab book 1, THE PACK now!

 

 

About Lisi Harrison:

Lisi Harrison is a #1 New York Times bestselling author.

In 2003, Lisi left her position as senior director of development at MTV Networks to write The Clique series (2013-2011), which sold more than eight million copies and was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two hundred weeks. Ten titles hit #1, and foreign rights were sold in thirty-three countries. Alphas was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and Monster High was an instant bestseller. In 2013 Lisi released her YA series Pretenders and her first adult novel, The Dirty Book Club in 2017. In 2021 Lisi launched two new middle-grade seriesGirl Stuff and The Pack. Currently, she is working on a middle-grade series with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus called Graveyard Girls (9.6.22).

Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she leads Drama Free Friend workshops that teach kids, and their parents, how to have healthy, drama-free friendships.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE PACK #2: CLAW AND ORDER, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/20/2022

The Momma Spot

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6/20/2022

BookHounds YA

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6/21/2022

Ya Books Central

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6/21/2022

Lady Hawkeye

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6/22/2022

Kait Plus Books

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6/22/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

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6/23/2022

Two Chicks on Books

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6/23/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

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6/24/2022

meetcuteromancebooks

IG Review

6/24/2022

Little Red Reads

Review

Week Two:

6/27/2022

M reads often

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6/27/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

6/28/2022

@travelersguidetobooks

IG Review

6/28/2022

Struck by Stories

Review

6/29/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

6/29/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

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6/30/2022

onemoreexclamation

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6/30/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

7/1/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

7/1/2022

onemused

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Book Spotlight - The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim + Giveaway

 

About the Book:

Title: THE LAST FALLEN MOON (Gifted Clans #2)

Author: Graci Kim

Pub. Date: June 14, 2022

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 384

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, KindleAudibleB&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in Graci Kim's magical and mysterious Gifted Clans trilogy.

"Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information."--New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

For Riley Oh, life as the Godrealm’s last fallen star is not all it’s cracked up to be. Her new divine heritage doesn’t even come with cool magical powers; half of her friends and family (including her parents) can’t remember her; and to top it all off, the entire Gom clan is mad at her for killing the Cave Bear Goddess and stripping away their healing abilities.

But when their anger boils over and a group of witches curse Riley’s home, she knows it’s up to her to restore magic back to her clan – even if it means sneaking into the Spiritrealm.

Luckily, Riley has some backup. Along with her sister, Hattie, Riley meets Dahl, a heaven-born boy with shockingly white hair and a fondness for toilets who might not be telling the whole truth about who he is. Together they’ll fight vicious monsters, discover dark underwater worlds, and race to save the land of the dead from a fate that no one could have foreseen.

And this time, Riley won’t let anything get in her way. Because she can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is coming their way – and the gifted community is going to need all the powers they can get.

Grab THE LAST FALLEN STAR now!

 


About Graci:

Graci Kim is the bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star, book one in the Korean mythology-inspired middle grade adventure series. Called a “sparkling yarn” by Entertainment Weekly, the Gifted Clans trilogy has been optioned by the Disney Channel for a live-action television series, and was a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for “Best Middle Grade & Children’s Book”.

Graci is also one of the authors of The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities short story collection, published by Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Hyperion), which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

In a previous life, Graci was a diplomat for the New Zealand foreign service, a cooking show host, and once ran a business that turned children’s drawings into cuddly toys. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter. You can find her sometimes on Twitter (@gracikim), more often on Instagram (@gracikimwrites), and always at her website (www.gracikim.com).

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a finished copy of THE LAST FALLEN MOON, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/1/2022

YABooksCentral

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6/2/2022

Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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6/3/2022

More Books Please blog

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6/4/2022

onemoreexclamation

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Week Two:

6/5/2022

Lifestyle of Me

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6/6/2022

Okie Dreams

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6/7/2022

The Bookwyrm's Den

Review

6/8/2022

laura's bookish corner

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6/9/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

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6/10/2022

wilted pages

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6/11/2022

beersbooksandboos

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Week Three:

6/12/2022

@drewsim12

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6/13/2022

Read With Serena

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6/14/2022

Nonbinary Knight Reads

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6/15/2022

meetcuteromancebooks

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6/16/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

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6/17/2022

@ReadsReaders

YouTube Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/18/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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Week Four:

6/19/2022

Emmiepooh2

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6/20/2022

Bookwyrming Thoughts

Review

6/21/2022

The Real World According To Sam

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6/22/2022

The Girl Who Reads

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6/23/2022

The Momma Spot

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6/24/2022

BookBriefs

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6/25/2022

Ruei's Reading Corner

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Week Five:

6/26/2022

onemused

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6/27/2022

Library of Alexandria Archives

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6/28/2022

Two Points of Interest

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6/29/2022

popthebutterfly

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6/30/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Book Review - A Summer to Remember by Erika Montgomery

 

Thirty-year-old Frankie Simon took over her late mother's movie memorabilia shop. The shop serves as not only her source of income but, as the last remaining link to the only family she has ever known. As Frankie tries to come to term with her mother's passing, she receives a mysterious package in the mail. The package contains a photo of her mother alongside famous movie stars Glory Cartwright and her husband at a film festival the year before Frankie's birth.

Frankie decides to visit the coastal village to find out the truth behind her birth along with the secrets her mother has been keeping. Along the way, Frankie discovers that the past doesn't always stay buried and there are different types of families.

The book was an interesting cozy read with a few twists. I thought it was disappointing that Frankie went to discover her father but, that story line took a backseat to other story lines. I felt that the story was more of a fluff read than a story with actual punch. It was an interesting read and I would be open to reading more books by the author.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Book Spotlight - Rise of the Snake Goddess by Jenny Elder Moke + Giveaway

About the Book:

Title: RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS (Samantha Knox #2)

Author: Jenny Elder Moke

Pub. Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 320

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Samantha Knox is back for another adventure in this 1920s female-driven mystery-adventure series!

Sam Knox’s second adventure takes her to the island of Crete, just off the coast of Greece, where she discovers the ancient Snake Goddess’s golden girdle in the depths of a cave shrine that has been buried for decades. After having been belittled by her archaeology professor throughout her first college semester, Sam knows this triumph will prove her worth in the field, but before she can take credit for the find, the girdle is stolen and the island is hit with a series of earthquakes that don’t feel quite geological.

Soon Sam, Bennett and Jo are embroiled in a wild hunt―one that takes them to tiny island shops, a glamorous auction party and a near fiery death―to find the girdle before someone can use it to raise an ancient goddess from her slumber. The final battle features gryphons, a labyrinth, the minotaur of legend and lots of snakes. Lots.

Reviews:

"Another action-packed, romance and mythology filled mystery...Themes of wealth, power, and chauvinism are skillfully woven throughout the story while readers are provided with a cast of characters they will easily find themselves rooting for!"―School Library Connection

"Billed as the heir apparent to Indiana Jones, Samantha is a witty and wise adventurer, and it feels as though Moke is building towards an eventual greater purpose for her heroine."―Booklist

"Jenny Elder Moke has done it again! Witty banter, ancient mysteries, thrilling action, and a mix of clever and dubious characters will keep you up all night in book two of the Samantha Knox series. A fantastic adventure!"―Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of Lies Like Wildfire

"Sam’s response to misogyny and classism propels the book’s action but also, in the deft hands of the author, provides readers with insights into the complexities of identity, self-awareness, and right action. While never becoming preachy, the book also thoughtfully explores issues related to the ethics of the acquisition and ownership of antiquities...Another satisfying supernatural adventure featuring an intrepid solver of puzzles."―Kirkus Reviews

“Ahead of her time and a force to be reckoned with, Samantha Knox is the female Indiana Jones we've long been waiting for! You haven't lived until you've read a Samantha Knox novel.”―Jen Calonita, New York Times best-selling author of the A Twisted Tale series

 


 

About  Jenny Elder Moke:

Jenny Elder Moke writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. Her debut novel, Hood, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Mayor's Book Club selection, and received critical acclaim.

When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jenny lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two children.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/1/2022

YABooksCentral

Excerpt

6/2/2022

@simplybeccamee

IG Review

6/3/2022

Just Another Teen Reading Books

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6/4/2022

Review Thick And Thin

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Week Two:

6/5/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

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6/6/2022

Karen Dee's Book Reviews

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6/7/2022

Book-Keeping

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6/8/2022

More Books Please blog

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6/9/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

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6/10/2022

@wraithreads

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6/11/2022

DB’S Guide to the Galaxy

Review

Week Three:

6/12/2022

@drewsim12

IG Review/TikTiok Review

6/13/2022

Read With Serena

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6/14/2022

@ReadsReaders

YouTube Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/15/2022

Star-Crossed Book Blog

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6/16/2022

popthebutterfly

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6/17/2022

Fire and Ice

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6/18/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

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Week Four:

6/19/2022

beersbooksandboos

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6/20/2022

The Real World According To Sam

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6/21/2022

@jacleomik33 The Page Ladies

IG Post Review

6/22/2022

The Reading Devil

Review/IG Post

6/23/2022

Emmiepooh2

IG Review

6/24/2022

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

6/25/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Five:

6/26/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

6/27/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

6/28/2022

BookBriefs

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6/29/2022

Library of Alexandria Archives

Review/IG Post

6/30/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post