Genre: Paranormal

WoW [114]

Posted October 11, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [114]The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
Series: The Shaw Confessions #1
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 7th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 384
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In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

My Thoughts

Oh my god, guys! I am so incredibly excited for this book! I just really need to finish the third book in the Mara Dyer trilogy before I get my hands on this one. But now that I know there is a continuance… I AM SO STOKED. In case you didn’t know, but I am truly horrible at finishing series. I love series but I never want them to end! HAHA. Also, look at that BEAUTIFUL cover!!!!! Who is as excited for this one as I am?!

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Stephanie
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Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]

Posted August 23, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Book Photography, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]

by Irena Brignull
Published by Weinstein Books Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
Series: Hawkweed Prophecy #1
Published by Weinstein Books on September 6th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 368
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Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed couldn't lead more different lives. Poppy is a troubled teen: moving from school to school, causing chaos wherever she goes, never making friends or lasting connections. Ember is a young witch, struggling to find a place within her coven and prove her worth. Both are outsiders: feeling like they don't belong and seeking escape.

Poppy and Ember soon become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. Little do they know that destiny has brought them together: an ancient prophecy, and a life-changing betrayal. Growing closer, they begin to understand why they've never belonged and the reason they are now forever connected to each other.

Switched at birth by the scheming witch Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities and fight for their own place in the world. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who – befriending them both – tests their love and loyalty. Can Poppy and Ember's friendship survive? And can it withstand the dark forces that are gathering?

Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull
Series: Hawkweed Prophecy #2
Published by Weinstein Books on August 15th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 384
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Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a healer, they vow to keep her safe-even if that ultimately means holding her captive. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo and, when she feels his magic begin to spark, she will do anything to be reunited with him.

Desperate to regain Poppy's trust and bring her home, Charlock embarks on a plan to reunite Leo with his mother. What Charlock doesn't foresee are the string of consequences that she sets into motion that leave Ember all alone and prey to manipulation, the clan open to attack from other witches, Sorrel vulnerable to Raven's ghost, Betony determined to protect her son from his father's fate, and which leave both Leo and Poppy in terrible danger.

**I was supposed to have a review for you today, but I’m only partly through book 1 due to the major book slump I’ve been in since getting laid off from work. I promise to have a review of these books for you soon! But instead, I’ve done some book photography for you!**

Photography Shoot

About the Author

I’m Irena Brignull, a screenwriter, novelist and mum. I live with my family in London but I was brought up outside the city in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The other place that has my heart is Greece where many of my relatives are from. 

My first novel, The Hawkweed Prophecy, was published in June 2016.  The sequel, The Hawkweed Legacy, was published in June 2017.

I write screenplays too. My screenwriting credits include the Oscar nominated movie, The Boxtrolls, starring Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning and Simon Pegg. (I was nominated for Best Screenplay for that one at the Annie Awards in 2014.) My adaptation of The Little Prince, directed by Mark Osborne and starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Marion Cotillard, closed the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. I also adapted Skelligfor Sky which starred Tim Roth, John Simm and Kelly MacDonald. 

Before all this, I was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films where I was the script editor on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli’s MandolinI Capture the Castle and Bravo Two Zero to name a few.

And before that, I studied English Literature at Oxford University.

I don’t have much spare time but, in it, I like to read books and watch movies. It’s kind of my job, I know. But one day I plan to take up lots more hobbies – horse-riding, tap-dancing, baking, juggling…?

Author Links: Website ||  Twitter || Facebook

Tour Schedule

8/21: Two Chicks on Books – Q&A

8/22: Wandering Bark Books – Guest Post

8/23: In Wonderland – Review

8/24: A Binding Attraction – Top 10

8/25: Miranda’s Book Blog – Guest Post

8/26: Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Review

8/27: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

8/28: books are love – Q&A

8/29: A Backwards Story – Review

8/30: Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile – Top 10

8/31: Live To Read – Review

9/1: Just Commonly – Review

9/2: Quartzfeather – Review

9/3: Lori’s Little House of Reviews – Review

9/4: Never Too Many To Read – Bookish Collage

Let’s talk about it!

Stephanie
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The Dark Days Club [Review]

The Dark Days Club [Review]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts So for the most part I liked this book. I think my main issue with this was just the fact that I have been in such a book slumpy mood that it’s put a damper on not only the amount of books I’ve been reading but whether or not I enjoy them. It […]

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WoW [85]

WoW [85]

Posted November 23, 2016 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts This book was pitched as Leigh Bardugo meets Sixth Sense, I’m dead. And that cover! I can already see the hype that will grow around this baby when […]

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Sinner [Review]

Sinner [Review]

Posted November 23, 2016 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts I’m such a sucker for Cole and Isabel. In all honesty, they’re probably my original OTP. So, imagine my surprise when I was scrolling through Instagram only to pass a fan art of the amazing pair. Naturally, the only way to handle that was to dig through my Kindle archive and reread Sinner. And, […]

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Review: The Diviners

Review: The Diviners

Posted October 21, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 2 Comments

Omigoodness this was a creepy one! I’ve had this book sitting on my TBR shelf for way too long, so in the spirit of Halloween I decided to pick it up. I totally didn’t think I would love it as much as I did! It takes place in 1920’s New York (are you sold yet?) […]

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Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Posted October 13, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts I am always in complete awe of Victoria Schwab. The first of her books that I read was A Darker Shade of Magic, and I should have known how amazing all of her work would keep being! As always, with books I love, this review will be short – AND I will do my […]

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