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Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Day Al-Mohamed

Review: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Day Al-Mohamed

November 20, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

In this retelling of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,’ Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Day Al-Mohamed have mixed a little machinery with magic while delving into the Arabian culture, and bringing us a protagonist whose heroism is in his dedication – dedication to his craft, his family, and his desire to to what’s right. BABA ALI AND THE CLOCKWORK DJINN is a breath of fresh desert wind, and if the book suffers from some plotting and pacing missteps, it’s still a charming oasis for fantasy lovers looking to enjoy something a little less Western.

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Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

November 19, 2014 Cover Art Coverage 0

   If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Inked by Eric Smith Expected publication: January 2015 by Bloomsbury Spark Source: Goodreads Covers in Series N/A No Author Comment Available. Megan Says It’s pleasant, if ordinary, with some good contrast. Just once, though, I’d like to see the cover of a book about magical tattoos actually embrace tattoo art.  Kristina Says I think its nice. I like the highlighted title but I agree with Megan that I’d like it to have more tattoos on it or something related. A Book… Read more »

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Giveaway: DEEP BLUE by Jennifer Donnelly

Giveaway: DEEP BLUE by Jennifer Donnelly

November 17, 2014 Giveaways 13

Giveaway Alert courtesy of Jennifer Donnelly celebrating the release of Rogue Wave, The Waterfire Saga #2 (published on January 6, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion). Want to win a copy of DEEP BLUE, book one in the series? Enter via the widget below. A copy of Deep Blue and custom Deep Blue and Rogue Wave nail polishes Enter the giveaway via the widget below – Open to US only a Rafflecopter giveaway    Available on January 6, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion Description: In this exciting sequel to DEEP BLUE, the mermaids are on an exceedingly important and dangerous quest. Their journey is testing their skills and their friendships, forcing… Read more »

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Review: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

November 14, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray is a charming, romantic adventure across multiple universes, though as with many fantastical stories built on a vague, pseudo-scientific premise, the souffle falls if you poke at it. As long as you’re the type of reader who can ignore inconsistencies in the rules of made-up technologies, Marguerite’s dance between dimensions in pursuit of revenge, love, and loss should spark your imagination.

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Cover Art Coverage: 10 New Titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 10 New Titles!

November 12, 2014 Cover Art Coverage 0

   If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Jubilee Manor (Landry Park, #2) by Bethany Hagen Expected publication: August 11th 2015 Source: Goodreads Covers in Series No Author Comment Available. Kate Says  Though it looks very different from it’s companion, LANDRY PARK, this is still a beautiful cover. Her pose is kind of funny but the dress is beautiful and the colors are lovely.  Kristina Says  I love the dress and the whole cover is simple and elegant. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and… Read more »

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Review: Black Dog (Hellhound Chronicles #1) by Caitlin Kittredge

Review: Black Dog (Hellhound Chronicles #1) by Caitlin Kittredge

November 11, 2014 Review 2 ★★★

BLACK DOG, book one in the Hellhound Chronicles, had some aspects I definitely was not a fan of. However, for the most part, BLACK DOG is a dark urban fantasy, packed to the brim with characters, plot lines and action, and is a wild ride through a new world Kittredge has created.

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