Series Recap: Kate Daniels the Basics

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Ever love a series so very much that whenever a new book is released you want to re-read it from the beginning to relive why the series is so great? The World of Kate Daniels is a series that does not disappoint. Between Kate – the no-nonsense, feral grin merc who stabs first and diplomats later (maybe) and her cadre of cohorts, enemies and allies there is never a moment when things are “easy”.

But who needs easy when you can have a paranoid psychopath ready to swoop in to rescue you…while you yell at him for doing just that?

With Book 9, MAGIC BINDS, due out September 20th I wanted to give y’all a taste…with as few spoilers as I can manage since I really do want all of you to read this series. If at any time you want to read the official synopsis/information on the world from the authors themselves head on over to the wiki page for that..

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Discussion: 5 Hyped Series That Don’t Work For Me

We all know the books I mean when I say “hype”. Books that take the blog-o-sphere and beyond to dizzying heights of collective love. Books that consistently make the lists at the end of years or beginning of years or middle of years proclaiming them “Books I Must Have” “Books I Loved” “Books You Must Read”.

Some I’ve enjoyed. THRONE OF GLASS is one that I knew from the get-go I would love. Going further back to when I first began blogging Maggie Stiefvater’s “Wolves of Mercy Falls” series (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER and the new companion SINNER) was one I loved to pieces and actively participated in the hype.

Sometimes though books just don’t appeal. Around the same time I was loving Stiefvater I was REALLY disappointed by another werewolf series, “Nightshade” by Andrea Cremer. I thought I’d love the series based on how cool the world sounded and how awesome Calla was. Then I read the first book and my Rant was extraordinary. Equally I will likely never pick up a John Green novel as I really don’t understand what’s so great about his books. I tried PAPER TOWNS and AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES and gave up.

It seems to be happening more often now and with less than half a year to go I wanted to talk about some of the hyped books of the recent years that haven’t hooked me. No spoilers though so feel safe.

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The Guild Games: Join Today!

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Have you heard about Elise Kova’s new series launching in January 2017? The Loom Saga starts off with THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM, a dark story of vengeance, family and politics that quite frankly sends shivers down my reading spine.

In prep for the Loom Saga Elise has created the Guild Games – once upon a time the Guilds resisted the Dragon King, but they fell, leaving a lot of broken pieces behind. Now as we gear up for the launch we’re working to make the Guilds the power they once were.

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Bookitcon Chapter 2 Recap Panel 2: Facts vs Fiction

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What is Bookitcon you ask? Its a charity event run by the seriously awesome Nori (of ReadWriteLove28) held in South Jersey to help promote literacy in children. The event raised money buy new books for two K-8 schools in Camden, NJ whose libraries need updating as well as create a library for the nonprofit group Grace in the Mud.

Well that’s the official reason – the unofficial reason is its an event for South Jersey that brings in a boatload of YA authors from across the genre divide so readers can meet, greet and be merry. Which I totally did and more importantly survived. Read my recap to find out about the author shenanigan’s, then mosey over to my recap about Panel 1 Surprises in Publishing – this recap covers the second Panel of the day!

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Bookitcon Chapter 2 Recap Panel 1: Surprises in Publishing

 

bookitcon chap 2

What is Bookitcon you ask? Its a charity event run by the seriously awesome Nori (of ReadWriteLove28) held in South Jersey to help promote literacy in children. The event raised money buy new books for two K-8 schools in Camden, NJ whose libraries need updating as well as create a library for the nonprofit group Grace in the Mud.

Well that’s the official reason – the unofficial reason is its an event for South Jersey that brings in a boatload of YA authors from across the genre divide so readers can meet, greet and be merry. Which I totally did and more importantly survived. Read my first recap to find out about the author shenanigan’s – this recap covers the first Panel of the day, so come back tomorrow for the second Panel!

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#ReadThemAllThon: Pokemon Indigo League TBR

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What it is: a 3 weeks long reading challenge based on the Kanto’s Indigo League.
When is it: The read-a-thon will run for 3 weeks between Sunday 8/14 to Sunday 9/4.
How to Join: From now til September 4th head to the signups page and follow the instructions.

Since I’m rewatching Pokémon with my niece right now and I’m doing #ARCAugust, this sounds fabulous. TLDR; Spreadsheet for my points info: #ReadThemAllThon Spreadsheet.

For the breakdown read on to find out more!

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Bookitcon Chapter Two Recap Part 1

 

bookitcon chap 2

What is Bookitcon you ask? Its a charity event run by the seriously awesome Nori (of ReadWriteLove28) held in South Jersey to help promote literacy in children. The event raised money buy new books for two K-8 schools in Camden, NJ whose libraries need updating as well as create a library for the nonprofit group Grace in the Mud.

Well that’s the official reason – the unofficial reason is its an event for South Jersey that brings in a boatload of YA authors from across the genre divide so readers can meet, greet and be merry. Which I totally did and more importantly survived.

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