Blog Tour: Ignite the Sun – Welcome Post! Interview & Giveaway!

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Hey everyone! It’s time to kick off another exciting tour with TBR and Beyond Tours.  We are so excited to be hosting the book tour for author Hanna Howard and her YA Fantasy novel, Ignite the Sun.   Make sure to check out the other blogs on the tour schedule (listed below) and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom – trust me this one is a GOOD ONE!

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ARC Review: Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power (non-spoiler)

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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Horror/Contemporary
Pages: 352
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: July 7th 2020

 

Trigger Warnings: Mental Health Issues, Parental Abuse, Body Horror, Some Gore

 

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for. – Synopsis from Goodreads
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Popculture Readaton TBR

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Ok everyone, where are my 90s people? I’m literally stuck in the 90s – I was a 80s/90s kid and 90s is my obsession.  It’s completely my era and most of my favorite movies and music comes from it.  No shame! When I heard that Whitney from bookswhitme was hosting a readathon based on the freaking 90s, I just about fell off my chair and then proceeded to go blast some Spice Girls while I geeked over all the challenge boards.

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New Year, New Goals! 2020, let’s do this!

I know I’m late, late, late but I still want to do this! Last year I failed on a lot of my goals but this year I’m completely determined to get a bunch done.  I’m also going to be keeping it realistic and not killing myself with insane long lists of stuff that I have to read.  I find that the second I make lists of too much, I rebel instantly and am like, “you can’t make me!” It’s a whole scene – let’s not talk about it LOL Alright, so what bookish goals am I aiming for this year? Let’s get into them!

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Mini Reviews: The Mericiless Series 1- 4 (Non-Spoiler)

Hey guys! I’m finally getting around to doing my mini reviews on a series that a  lot of readers seem to be pretty curious about – The Merciless Series by Danielle Vega.  I will not be going into trigger warnings because there are just too many and I don’t tend to give really detailed warnings when it comes to horror, unless is something such as sexual assault.  Just assume basically everything and anything but remember it’s a YA book, so they can only go so far.  That being said, let’s get on with the reviews!

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NetGalley Book Tag

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Hey everyone! It’s a Sunday and I thought what better day to try and do a fun little tag! We are super behind in tags, if you’ve tagged Mireille or I – we aren’t ignoring you, we super appreciate it and have them all written down.  Just takes us awhile to actually get to them.  I’m sure lots of you relate!

I did get tagged recently by the lovely Siobhan at Siobhans Novelties (Go follow her – she is amazing! I love her!)

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Rules

  • Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
  • Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
  • Tag a few people to do this too!

Auto-Approved | Who’s One Author Whos Books You Automatically Want to Read, regardless of What They Are About?

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Oh goodness, so many.  I can’t just pick one, so I’ll narrow it down to a few.

  • Tricia Levenseller
  • Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Derek Milman
  • Dawn Kurtagich
  • Victoria Schwab
  • Emily Duncan

I want to keep listing!!!!

Request | What Makes You Want to Request a Book on NetGalley?

I’m not a HUGE fan of NetGalley – I was when I first started using it last year.  I’ve since found that they favour US users and too many books are “wish only” for anyone outside of that.  It’s quite frustrating.  International bloggers get me LOL

Long story short – I don’t request very often on Netgalley anymore.  I mostly use it to get my earcs from blog tours.  However, if I do request an earc on there – it’s usually more likely to be a YA thriller or horror because I enjoy reviewing those before they are released or a debut author.  Most of the time I don’t read the GIANT names before release – there are exceptions to this.

Feedback Ratio | Do You Review Every Book You Read? If Not, How Do You Decide What Books to Review?

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EXPOSED! No, I try my best to keep up with everything and since Netgalley keeps a rating system, I don’t over-request on there.  I keep it pretty minimalist overall.  My rating is still usually like somewhere in the 70% range though.

Badges | If You Could Create One Badge to Display on Your Blog, What Would It Be for?

OOh wow, huh – of course I instantly draw a blank.  Maybe a badge for being a Debut Author Supporter or LGBT+ Advocate.  That would be cool.

Wish for It | What’s One Book That You Are Absolutely Dying to Read?

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Right now? I recently got Ruthless Gods and Light at the Bottom of the World and they would’ve been my go-to answers.  Oh! I’m really interested in Girls Save the World in this One and my request got denied because Penguin US hates me LOL

2019 NetGalley Challenge | What Was the Last Book That You Received as an ARC That You Reviewed? If You’ve Never Received One, What’s the Last Book You Reviewed?

That I have reviewed? Probably Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan – You can check out that review HERE.  

 


I can’t tag everyone but if I didn’t tag you this round – still considered yourself tagged if you’d like to do it!!!

I TAG:

Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader
Candyce & Isabelle @ The Book Dutchesses
Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads
Jessica @ Jessticulates 
Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads
Raven @ Dreamy Addictions
Kay @ Hammock Of Books 
Sammie @ The Writerly Way 
Alex @ WhimsyPages

 

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Top Ten Tuesday #28: Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (May 21st, 2019) topic is:  Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch.

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Game of Thrones Series Finale Hangover Kit

It’s here everyone! Are you all as scared as I am for the series finale tonight? It’s been quite a wild road, for better or worse – it all ends tonight.  I really wish they would’ve given us an extra season because with what all is going on, they really needed to develop those story lines but I digress.  I promised one last Game of Thrones post, so here it is! A post to help you with that Game of Thrones hangover you will be feeling later! Enjoy!

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Game of Thrones: What Would These Characters Be Reading? (Spoilers Season 1-7 Only)

You know what time it is! It’s Sunday, so that means another Game of Thrones post! I really wasn’t happy with last week’s episode, so I’m hoping tonight’s will make up for it and blow me away.  I thought I would have some fun this week and pick a few characters from the show and show what might be on their bookshelves! Since we are all readers, I thought we all might have some fun with this.  Obviously, if you are not a loyal watcher of Game of Thrones, these titles aren’t going to make a ton of sense to you but for those of you who have enjoyed the show over the seasons – enjoy! I had a blast making this post!

Please don’t take any offense to any of these, they are all for fun and alittle cheeky 🙂

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