Unrated | 358 pages | Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)| YA Fantasy | Release Date: 03/03/20
Years ago I read Marie Rutkoski’s much-buzzed-about The Winner’s Curse. I mean this book was the ARC to have in 2013. When the book debuted in 2014 I actually purchased a copy from Books-A-Million because of all the buzz … and it just didn’t live up to the hype for me.
However, I 100% believe that just because one book in the authors’ backlist doesn’t work for me, that doesn’t automatically cross the author off my list. I mean I didn’t love the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo but I enjoyed Six of Crows and while Holly Black’s Cruel Prince was a no for me I’ve always been a fan of her Curse Workers series.
How did Midnight Lie hold up ?
Well, I liked it better The Winner’s Curse. I think I enjoyed it more after I had a few days to sit with it.
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by Jordan Ifueko| Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
by Jenny Torres Sanchez| Read by Marisa Blake
by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi| Read by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi [Intro.]
by Dean Atta| Read by Dean Atta
by Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam| Read by Ethan Herisse
by Deborah Wiles| Read by Lauren Ezzo, Christopher Gebauer, Christina Delaine, Johnny Heller, Roger Wayne, Korey Jackson, David DeVries
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This Friday, Jess and I are co-hosting the Black Friday Readathon with Alysia from Mocha Girls Read and readathon founder, Amber from DuLivre! We’re getting our TBRs together to spend all day reading, playing games, and giving away prizes. There is still time to sign up for the Black Friday Readathon here.…
320 pages | Titan Books | Historical Fantasy | 11 Hours 56 mins
What if instead of The South rising…the dead did? More than a decade after the zombies or “shamblers” began to roam, Black slaves and Native Americans have been forced from the fields and into battle schools to become protectors or Attendants for whites.
Justina Ireland’s re-imagined history is a unique concept that combines historical fiction with action, adventure and light horror as her battle-tested heroine Jane stops fighting to save white people and starts fighting to save herself. At first, I had a hard time with this book because I went in expecting this to be a book about an alternate-universe antebellum zombie apocalypse, but really this is just the setting as the shamblers are the “new normal”. Once I was able to adjust my expectations and our main character is taken from the world she knows and dropped into the untamed wild west, I found this to be a solid read. …