Goodreads: Organising your shelves

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Goodreads: Organising your shelves
It’s no surprise to anyone that I run a book club. It’s because of this that I find myself every now and then introducing someone to the (mostly) wonderful website that is Goodreads.

So if you’re new to Goodreads or simply just never experimented with your shelves then this post is for you.
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Video Game Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

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Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerrilla
Genre: Action | RPG
Release Date: 28 February 2017
Received as a birthday present

Synopsis: Horizon Zero Dawn an exhilarating new action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games, creators of PlayStation’s venerated Killzone franchise. As Horizon Zero Dawn’s main protagonist Aloy, a skilled hunter, explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.

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Cover Reveal: Stake Sauce by RoAnna Sylver

It has been a long time since I’ve taken part in a cover reveal but. RoAnna’s work comes to me highly recommended and I’ve already put aside three of her books to read next month in my goal to read more indie authors.

So when I saw her offering the chance to do a cover reveal for her new vampire book. And gosh you know I’m a sucker for Vampires.

It’s a fun, creepy, and dark-but- hopeful serial about queer punk vampires and the humans who love them, and release on Halloween!
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ARC Review: Book of Fire by Michelle Kenney

Book Of Fire by Michelle Kenney
Series: ?
Genre: Young Adult | Dystopia
Length: 384 pages
Published on 25th August 2017 by HQ Digital
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
Michelle Kenney: Twitter | Goodreads
Physical ARC recieved from YAHQ Digital at YALC

Synopsis:
Life outside the domes is not possible. At least that’s what Insiders are told.

Twins Eli and Talia shouldn’t exist. They’re Outsiders.Their home is a secret. Their lives are a secret. Arafel is a secret.

An unexpected forest raid forces Talia into a desperate mission to rescue her family while protecting the sacred Book of Arafel from those who would use it as a weapon. As Talia and her life long friend Max enter the dome, she makes some unexpected discoveries, and allies, in the form of rugged Insider August, that will change the course of her life forever.

She’ll stop at nothing to save her family but will she sacrifice her heart in the process?

The Fire Sermon meets Gladiator in this brilliant YA debut.

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On My NetGalley Shelf

NetGalley: I’m not drowning yet
I joined NetGalley in 2011 or 2012 when I first started book blogging and at the time I figured that given my small blog I wouldn’t get any of these requests accepted so I may as well request a lot in hopes of getting one.

That didn’t happen. I got a lot. So much so that I think I read and reviewed about 14 of them before drowning and ignoring the site.

Since I’ve been taking book blogging a lot more seriously this year now I’m done with education and settled in at work I thought it would be no harm if I revisited the site.

The first thing I did was cull the existing books there. To do this I went down the list of books I had been accepted for and compared to whether I was still interested in them or if I still had access to them. For those that were a no I left feedback to remove them off my shelf.

That felt great.

Though I must admit the, uh, shelf was still pretty full.

I then requested a few.

So lets see what the current books are that I should be reading soon.

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ARC Review: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

27 Hours by Tristina Wright
Series: The Nightside Saga #1
Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | LGBT
Length: 404 pages
Published on 3rd October 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD
Tristina Wright: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Digital ARC received for review.

Synopsis:
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.

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Graphic Novel Review: Taproot by Keezy Young

Taproot by Keezy Young
Series: Standalone?
Genre: Graphic Novel | Fantasy | LGBT
Length: 127 pages
Published on 26th September 2017 by Lion Forge
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Keezy Young: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Review copy received via NetGalley

Synopsis:
Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.

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