ARC August Updates

So far, ARC August has been going pretty well! It would be going even better had I stuck to my schedule of reading and reviewing one book every three days, and had I stopped requesting books from NG & EW, but you take what you can get, right?

I’m currently reading The Bargain by Stephanie Reed and I’m still getting through The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Anderson.

Here’s my list again! The ones enclosed in asterisks (*) are ARC’s that mysteriously disappeared from netgalley, which means I cannot submit feedback, which therefore makes reading them pointless right now. The ones crossed out are the one’s I’ve finished, and you can click on them for the review:

Here’s a list of all of my unread ARC’s and I shall read them in the order listed:
 
The Bargain
Summerhouse with a Swimming Pool
The Forsaken
The Boleyn Deceit
Evil Librarian
Inland
The Outcasts
Innocence
This is Sarah
I am the Mission
The Quick
The Moses Virus
The Bookstore
***Hild***
Delia’s Shadow
Confessions of Marie Antoinette
The Signature of All Things
Deadline
***The Woman who Lost her Soul***
***How to be a Good Wife***
***Havisham***
 
Netgalley
LibraryThing
Blogging for Books
Edelweiss
Penguin First Reads
Other
 

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How to Fall (Jess Tennant #1) by Jane Casey

How to Fall  (Jess Tennant #1)

by Jane Casey
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3star
Format: Kindle/ ARC

Published: Aug. 26th 2014 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: YA, Mystery/Romance

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“Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant has never met any of her relatives, until her mom suddenly drags her out of London to spend the summer in the tiny English town where her family’s from. Her mom’s decision is surprising, but even more surprising is the town’s reaction to Jess. Everywhere she goes, people look at her like they’ve seen a ghost. In a way, they have—she looks just like her cousin Freya, who died shortly before Jess came to town.

Jess immediately feels a strange connection to Freya, whom she never got to meet alive. But the more Jess learns about the secrets Freya was keeping while she was alive, the more suspicious Freya’s death starts to look. One thing is for sure: this will be anything but the safe, boring summer in the country Jess was expecting.

Beloved author Jane Casey breaks new ground with How to Fall, a thrilling and insightfully written mystery.-Goodreads

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Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

Winterkill
by Kate A. Boorman
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Format: Kindle/ ARC
Published: Sept. 9th 2014 by Abrams, Amulet Books
Genre: YA

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Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent.

When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.” -Goodreads

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The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

The Diamond Thief 
by Sharon Gosling
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Format: Kindle/ ARC

Published: Oct. 1st 2014 by Capstone, Switch Press
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction/fantasy

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By day Rémy Brunel is a daring circus acrobat, by night she is an equally talented jewel thief currently assigned to steal a famous diamond in Victorian London–but when the theft goes wrong she finds herself allied with a young policeman as they try to find the elusive gem.” -Goodreads

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Let’s Get Ready for ARC AUGUST!!

YAY! It’s time for not only my Birth Month, but for ARC August as well!! Now, I generally overdo it with my expectations for read-a-thons, so I’m sure this will be no different :)

Here’s a list of all of my unread ARC’s and I shall read them in the order listed:
Winterkill
The Bargain
Summerhouse with a Swimming Pool
How to Fall
The Forsaken
The Boleyn Deceit
Evil Librarian
Inland
The Outcasts
Innocence
This is Sarah
I am the Mission*
The Quick
The Moses Virus
The Bookstore
Hild
Delia’s Shadow
Confessions of Marie Antoinette
The Signature of All Things
Deadline
The Woman who Lost her Soul
How to be a Good Wife
Havisham
The Diamond Thief
Netgalley
LibraryThing
Blogging for Books
Edelweiss
Penguin First Reads
Other
I also bought a planner just for this! 
YES I’M GOING TO TRY TO GIVE IT ALL I’VE GOT!!
Wish me luck!!

The Scarring (Spirit Warriors #2) by D.E.L. Connor Release Day BLITZ!

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The Scarring (Spirit Warriors #2)
by D.E.L. Connor
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Booktrope
Published: July 21, 2014
Length: 244 pages

Spirit Warriors The Scarring Blurb:

“One of us would finally end what had been started by the machayiwiw so many years ago. I would have to kill him. It was just that simple. I never thought I would want to kill anybody or anything, but maybe I never had anything worth killing for before.”

-Emmeline Rima Belrose, The Scarring (Spirit Warriors, Book 2)
In the majestic beauty of a Montana summer, Emme and her friends celebrate her near-drowning survival and their defeat of the powerful evil spirit, the machayiwiw. But even as they rejoice, things are amiss. Emme watches helplessly as her family divides, and her friends struggle to hold their relationship together. Worse yet, the love-of-her life, Charlie, announces that he will move back to the reservation, without Emme. Different nightmares take over and Emme realizes she must fight and kill—or watch those she loves be killed. Friends from the reservation reach out to Emme and show her what evil can steal from her. Emme believes that evil can never break her bond with the Spirit Warriors or the love she shares with Charlie. Or can it?

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This is Sarah by Ally Malinenko | Character – Sarah

“When Colin Leventhal leaned out his bedroom window on the night of May 12th and said goodbye to his girlfriend, he never expected it would be forever. But when Sarah Evans goes missing that night, Colin’s world unravels as he transforms from the boyfriend next door to the main police suspect. Then one year later, at her memorial service, Colin makes a phone call that could change everything. Is it possible that Sarah is still alive? And if so, how far will he go to bring her back?
As Colin struggles with this possibility, across the street, Sarah’s little sister, Claire learns how to navigate the strange new landscape of life without her sister. While her parents fall apart, Claire remains determined to keep going, even if it kills her.
THIS IS SARAH serves as a meditation on loss, love, and what it means to say goodbye.” -Back Cover


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Cover Reveal! Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett

Title: Cursed by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Designer: Mae I Design
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 201
Book Description:
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.
Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.
When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.

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The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May

The Falconer (The Falconer #1)

by Elizabeth May
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5star

 

Format: ARC, paperback 378 pgs.
Published: May 6th 2014 by Chronicle Books
Genre: YA, Fantasy/ Historical/ Steampunk

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Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?” -Goodreads

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