Book Reviews, Book Tours, Received for Review

Blog Tour: One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
Series: Impossible Times #1
Genre: Science Fiction | Young Adult
Length: 204 pages
Published on 1st May 2019 by 47North
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Received for free from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this thrilling new novel by bestselling author Mark Lawrence.

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.

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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

Graphic Novel Review: Mera Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige | Blog Tour #gifted

MeraBlogTour_LogoLockup-HRZMera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige and Stephen Bryne
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult | Graphic Novel
Length: 192 pages
Published on 2nd April 2019 by DC Ink
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Synopsis: From Danielle Paige, the New York Times best-selling author of Stealing Snow, comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera’s first steps on land as well as her first steps as a hero or a villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.

Mera is teenage royalty, heir to the throne of Xebel, the other not-so-lost colony under the sea. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown, that of Atlantis. When the inhabitants of Xebel plot to overthrow their homeland of Atlantis, Mera is sent to kill the heir to the throne, Arthur Curry. As the unrest between their colonies grows, Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love…will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side in Atlantis, or will he die under her blade?

Mera by Danielle Paige is an astonishing story that explores themes of duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.

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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

Graphic Novel Review: Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen
Genre: Fantasy | Middle Grade | Graphic Novel
Length: 160 pages
Published on 7th April 2019 by Oni Press
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Received for free from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: A heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and finding your way home from debut author/illustrator Mai K. Nguyen!

Willow loves the woods near her house. They’re calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods.

There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who can’t find her way back home—which turns out to be the magnolia grove Willow’s mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends.

But the journey is long, and Pilu isn’t sure she’s ready to return home yet—which infuriates Willow, who’s determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. As a storm rages and Willow’s emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in danger… and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.

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ARC Review: Aries 181 by Tiana Warner

Aries 181 by Tiana Warner
Genre: Scienece Fiction | New Adult
Length: 419 pages
Published on 26th March 2019 by Rogue Cannon Publishing
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Received for free from author (and later NetGalley so I could drop this review there) in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: A crime spree to steal aerospace technology. An intern with the brains to stop it.

When Jess uncovers evidence that her boss is stealing technology to build his company, her coveted internship at Aries turns from dream job to catastrophe. Worse, her boss cons another young woman into becoming his accomplice, and the duo’s chemically enhanced skills and weapons help them become the most infamous supercriminals to sweep the tech world. Before they pilfer every aerospace lab in North America, Jess must use her ingenuity to stop them—risking her career, her relationships, and maybe even her life.

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Graphic Novel Review: Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom by Kelly Thompson & Jenn St. Onge

Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom by Kelly Thompson & Jenn-St-Onge
Series: Nancy Drew #1
Genre: Mystery | Graphic Novel
Length: 128 pages
Published on 2nd April 2019 by Dynamite Entertainment
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Jenn St. Onge: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything… ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she’ll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her…and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed.

KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!

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