Book Tuesday: Top Books of 2017

So I didn’t end up doing this post last year, but I was DETERMINED to post it this year!

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Book Tuesday: Passenger


Title: Passenger (Passenger #1)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date:
January 5, 2016
Pages: 496
Buy: Amazon

passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.

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Book Tuesday: GIVEAWAY x2!!

So I have a very different post for today’s Book Tuesday! Since I was slack last week and didn’t post a review, I thought I would make it up to you all with something else this week–a giveaway x2!

Last night I went to the book signing for Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch and Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger! Since I love you all, I got each of their books signed for two of you lucky winners! I’ve read Truthwitch and loved it and I’m about halfway through Passenger and can’t put it down.  SO GOOD.

The signing was awesome! Completely packed.  Erin Bowman was our moderator for the night and she had some fantastic questions for Alex and Sooz.

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Heir of Fire Launch Party aka Fangirling to the Extreme

I’m not sure when authors reached the level where girls were fangirling over meeting them, but I think it’s an amazing and wonderful thing.  Maybe it started with JK Rowling? Who knows.  All I know is I was totally fangirling at the Heir of Fire launch party at Books of Wonder in NYC.

Sarah J. Maas was joined by her two besties, the amazing Susan Dennard and Alexandra Bracken.

The room was packed; Jess and I squeezed our way toward the back.  We were surrounded by a bunch of teenage girls, but some older ones as well, waiting to hear the panel.  It was a fun, informal, girls get-together (ok, a few boys were thrown into the mix as well), where Sarah, Susan, and Alexandra discussed Star Wars, Sailor Moon, Tamora Pierce, Outlander, and some embarrassing early writing samples from High School.

I think everybody in that room wanted to be friends with them by the end of the night–that’s how down to earth and fun the three of them are.


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