Peet, The Creature With Big Feet by: Leo Aquino Official Nerd Blast

SYNOPSIS
 

Peet is a big footed creature who is always on the run. He’s constantly hiding because he’s scared of what the other animals may think of him and his big feet. He can barely sleep at night because his struggle with insecurities never rests.

One night he was so tired from running that he managed to fall asleep. The next morning Peet wakes up and spots an unusual sight. He sees Squirrel and other animals heading west together. Peet decides to hide and wait for the animals to head over the hill where they could not see him.

Though when Peet feels secure with the animals gone, he spots a forest fire heading his way from the horizon. With no hesitation, Peet quickly runs towards the water to save himself. But when he has a moment to reflect, he realizes that he’s done something awful. He’s left all the animals behind who know nothing about the forest fire heading their way. Peet had to make a choice: Stay put and be safe? Or, head back and save the others?

Peet takes a deep breath and makes the right call. With the power of his large feet, he makes it back to the group of animals before the fire is able to. He tells the animals that a forest fire is heading their way and there no time to waste. The animals panic, but Squirrel comes up with a great idea. He suggests that Peet use his big feet to smash a large rock blocking their only exit. Peet steps up and gives the rock a great kick and breaks it with one swift hit.

Peet heroically leads the group of animals straight to safety over the water. Seeing rain clouds heading directly over the forest fire makes the group feel a sense of relief.

Squirrel reassures Peet that he shouldn’t be ashamed of his feet and it’s ok to be different. All the animals in the forest are unique too. Peet never has to hide again because from now on they are all friends.

Leo Aquino.JPGABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

Leo Aquino grew up in the Bay Area. As a boy, he loved drawing his favorite cartoons, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dragon Ball Z. He hoped that someday he could grow up and draw for a living. Now, he is lucky to have been working as a professional artist for eleven years. From Disney Interactive to Jam City, Leo has had the opportunity to illustrate iconic characters such as Snoopy and Charlie Brown, Belle & the Beast, and the whole cast of Monsters Inc. to name a few.

Most recently, Leo was inspired by his many nieces and nephews to write and illustrate his first children’s book, “Peet, the Creature with Big Feet.” Leo hopes that his art and stories can inspire the next generation to shake off their fears and follow their dreams.

When Leo is not illustrating, he loves longboarding and making pizza in the Napolitano style. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his girlfriend and their cat, Charlie.

Leo is running a KICKSTARTER Campaign for PEET, THE CREATURE WITH BIG FEET from now until October 15th!  And there are some really cool incentives if you do contribute!

Peet, the Creature with Big Feet

Leo Aquino is raising funds for Peet, the Creature with Big Feet on Kickstarter! A children’s book about a Bigfoot who is self conscious about how large his feet are.

There is also a giveaway! It ends Ocotber 9th so get your entries in!

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The Leaving Year Review (Spoiler Free)

Author: Pam McGaffin | Published: August 14, 2018 by SparkPress | Series: N/A | Length: 352 Pages | Genre: YA Historical Fiction | Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Leaving Year - A Novel

A coming-of-age YA novel about the daughter of a Pacific Northwest fisherman, whose presumed drowning in 1967 has her searching for answers, including whether or not he’s really dead.

As the Summer of Love comes to an end, 15-year-old Ida Petrovich waits for a father who never comes home. While commercial fishing in Alaska, he is lost at sea, but with no body and no wreckage, Ida and her mother are forced to accept a “presumed” death that tests their already strained relationship. While still in shock over the loss of her father, Ida overhears an adult conversation that shatters everything she thought she knew about him. This prompts her to set out on a search for the truth that takes her from her Washington State hometown to Southeast Alaska, where she works at a salmon cannery, develops love for a Filipino classmate, and befriends a Native Alaskan girl. In this wild, rugged place, she also begins to understand the physical and emotional bonds that took her father north and why he kept them secret—a journey of discovery that ultimately brings her family together and helps them heal. Insightful and heartfelt, The Leaving Year is a tale of love and loyalty, family and friendship, and the stories we tell ourselves in our search for meaning.

I really liked this book!  I’m not normally one that picks up coming of age novels, but something just drew me to this book, and I just had to read it.

One thing I really loved about this book is the setting.  It’s not too often that I get to read a book that is set in the Pacific Northwest.  I’m a huge fan of the TV show Deadliest Catch so I do know a little bit about this area and how tough any type of fishing there can be.  I also don’t think I’ve ever read a book that had such a central focus on fishing like this one.  It was definitely a great reprieve from my normal reads.

One thing I wasn’t overly thrilled about was the pacing.  The first half of the novel seemed to go very slowly.  Thankfully, the second half of the novel picked up speed, and I flew through it!

I genuinely loved all of the characters as well.  They have such depth and amazing character arcs that I connected with on multiple levels.

I highly recommend this book if you are looking for an atmospheric, page-turning mystery!

I gave this book 4/5 stars on Goodreads.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pam McGaffin
 

Pam McGaffin is an award-winning former journalist who returned to her original passion of writing fiction after a long career in newspapers and public relations. Her short stories have appeared in online literary journals, and her articles and essays have been featured in newspapers and magazines. She and her family live in Seattle. This is her first novel. 

You can also win one of three signed copies of this book by entering here! (Must be 13+ years old to enter.  This giveaway is International!)

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You can also get more info and follow the blog tour here!

How My Reading Changes With the Seasons

I know that there is still a bit of summer left, but with my friends and coworkers talking about going back to school I feel like fall is right on my doorstep. Normally I am a bit mood reader, unless I have a review deadline. I like to pick up books depending on how I feel at that particular time.

Autumn has got to be my favorite season of all and I tend to get a ton of reading done during this season. In the past few years, I have noticed a bit of a change in my reading especially when this season is in full swing.

I love to read lots of quicker paced, action books during the fall for whatever reason. Books like Illuminae, Contagion, and This Is Our Story get me sitting on the edge of my seat craving more. I’m not sure if this stems from the fact that fall tends to be one of the shortest seasons and it makes me just want to read quick books because of that, or what, but either way it works for me.

I also like to dive into new fantasy worlds that I have not explored yet. A couple years ago I binged The Darkest Minds and Passenger during the fall. It was probably one of the best decisions ever!

As the seasons change again I want to see if I notice any other changes in my reading tastes. I’m not really sure how they’ll change if at all as I can be a bit dense to my reading ways lol. I think it would be really interesting to be able to track my reading and see.

Does your reading change at all with the seasons?

The Beauty of Darkness Review

Author: Mary E. Pearson | Published: August 2, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. | Series: The Remnant Chronicles #3 | Length: 679 pages | Genre: YA Fantasy | Source: My local Barnes & Noble.

Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.

With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.

In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance.

To say I was a little disappointed in this book is an understatement.  After flying through the first two books and loving every moment of them, everything came to a screeching halt with this book.  I’m just going to mention that I cannot stand when series end like this.  It feels like complete and utter betrayal from the author and everyone who made this book possible.

First off, let’s talk about the romance.  I kinda liked how the romance was going in the first two books.  I was desperately hoping that maybe there would be a twist at the end, but NOPE.  Lia was horrible to Rafe just about the whole entire book.  If I were Rafe I would’ve walked away long ago just from how she acted.  She didn’t care about their relationship or bring up major things that they should have discussed before she just went off and did them.  That is so not how a relationship works.  I feel like the romance with Kaden was a bit forced.  If he couldn’t have one girl he’d take the other.  I guess it gives him a happy ending, but not the ended I really hoped for him.

Lia’s attitude throughout this whole book just plain sucks.  Not only is she a jerk to Rafe, but she has to act all high and mighty like everyone is out to get her just because she’s a girl.  I get that girls can do somethings a guy does, but there is no need to have to prove yourself better than a man.

Her “gift” also ticked me off.  That was the only way this book moved forward.  Lia saw something or heard something and expected others to follow her completely blind.  I would’ve hopped off that crazy train long ago!  You have to have some other type of events to move the plot forward or it just gets so horribly redundant and boring for readers.  And just because she has this “gift” it does not make her infinitely smarter and better than everyone else.  That’s cause right there for a butt-whooping, at least in my family.  You don’t treat people like trash just because you can do something they can’t.

Also because she has this “gift” she blindly follows it herself.  Does she not have any regard for her future at all?  I guess not cause there she goes head first into danger because her “gift” told her to…  It’s like as soon as she found that book about the history of Venda she has to make sure that every prophecies comes true.

I listened to a good majority of this book on audiobook, but after about 55%-60% I had to stop listening for almost a week because I just couldn’t deal with this book.  I was so close to almost DNFing this book, but I figured I was that far I might as well stick it out and complete it.  In a way I wish I had just left it at the second book.

This book is massive!  I was expecting a really long and epic final battle, but that only took place in the last 10% of the book.  A few pages was all it took to defeat the enemy and wrap things up.  Plus her whole “speech” to get them to lay down their arms did not make a lick of sense.  People just dropped their weapons and followed her? I’m surprised she wasn’t shot with an arrow first.  This book definitely could have been cut down and the fight could’ve been written to be more believable.  I mean, come on, they have been prepping for a battle of the centuries and it is but a blip in the book.  We could’ve done without all of the whiney Lia in the beginning as well.

Overall, I just have to shake my head at this book.  I wanted to love it so much, but it seems like you either love this book or you hate it.  I hate to say it, but I’m leaning towards the latter.

I gave this book 2/5 stars.

The Heart of Betrayal Review

Author: Mary E. Pearson | Published: July 7, 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. | Series: The Remnant Chronicles #2 | Length: 473 pages | Genre: YA Fantasy | Source: My local Barnes & Noble.

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save Lia’s life, her erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: There’s Rafe, who lied to Lia but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be savages. Now that she lives among them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny.

I absolutely love when a series starts out with a bang and continues to reverberate in the next book.  This series is definitely following that!  I regret that it took me so long to start this series.  Although I am grateful that I can binge them all and not have to wait for them to come out.

This book starts off right where Kiss of Deception left off.  Rafe and Lia are now Venda’s first ever prisoners and must come up with a way to get out.  Rafe is trying to lay low and wait for his soldiers to come, but Lia has some other plans as she doesn’t believe they’ll make it.  As they stay there longer and longer, Lia is paraded around Venda and learns so much about its people and what the Komizar is up to.

Ah, the Komizar.  I really loved to hate him.  He is ruthless, but oh so calculating in why he does what he does.  I get frustrated right there along with Lia when he tells her to do or not do something, yet get nervous if she tries to defy him.  At some points I do understand why he is the way he is, which makes me want to strangle him more.

After the first book, I thought that it was a given who Lia was going to go for, but as I got deeper into this book I couldn’t quite say what was going on.  There were fights and make-ups and more fights.  Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me who she ends up with, but after this book I’m a bit torn on who she may choose.

As this series gets further along I fall more and more in love with Lia’s character.  She has so much growth from when she first arrived in Teravin until the end of this book.  Her strength is astounding!  She becomes such a cool and calculating character even when she just wants to enact her revenge.  I don’t know if I could even muster as much self-control that she did at some points.

Again, the world building in this book is extraordinary!  Not only do we get to see the ruins that Venda is built upon but also the mythology that comes out of those ruins.  I have to give Mary props because this world is so intricate.  It must have taken her forever to piece together every single detail in this book. I desperately need to take lessons from her!

And finally, the ending of this book!  OMG!  I did kind of see it coming with all the tension building and building, but I did not anticipate that much of a cliff-hanger.  Man, am I glad that I have the third book and can start reading it right away!  Don’t mind me as I now slip away to start the next book!

I gave this book 5/5 stars on Goodreads.

The Kiss of Deception Review

Author: Mary E. Pearson | Published: July 8, 2014 by Henry Holt and Co. | Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1 | Length: 486 pages | Genre: YA Fantasy | Source: My local Barnes & Noble.

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

I absolutely loved this book!  I have been meaning to read it for such a long time now, but I think I was a bit intimidated by the size of all the books in the series.  You could kill somebody with the last book!  I ended up having an extra credit to spend on my audible account so I went and purchased this book to listen to on my commutes to and from work.

First off, I really liked the world building.  We get to see a tiny bit of the kingdom that she lives in, and then a little sleepy fishing town.  I’m not sure if the book itself has a map as I haven’t looked at my copy, but the world in this book seems very expansive.  I can’t wait to read more about it in the rest of the series!

I really loved how you had no idea who the assassin or the prince were.  It’s even a while before we get to know their names.  I was searching so hard for defining details to see if I could even put a name to which boy was which, but I couldn’t find one until of course you find out later in the book.  I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like that at all.  I really was on edge trying to figure it out.

I liked the romance in this book a lot.  At first both boys sound like great love interests.  Of course you know one is a prince and the other an assassin, but even with that in mind, she could have been with either of them depending on who was who.  I really give the author props for doing this because I was almost fighting for both boys until that fateful moment.

One thing I hope gets more explained in the next few books is the magic system.  We find out a little bit about it, but what are her powers exactly?  It left me with a lot of unanswered questions.

All in all this book was a very fun read for me and I’m very excited to get to the next book!

I gave this book 5/5 stars on Goodreads.

July Book Haul ’18

Books! Books! BOOKS!  Holy crud this is a lot of books!  This may be one of the biggest book hauls that I have done on my blog to date.  I totally blame my two vacations last month and all the amazing book traders on twitter.  I’m not sure if I’ll go into much detail about each and every book as I don’t want to bore y’all to death with my rambling, but I will lump some that I got at the same time together.

1+2) The Tower Treasure & The House on the Cliff by: Franklin W. Dixon

These two books I got while on vacation with my family in the Adirondacks.  I have heard a ton about the Hardy Boys, but I always read more Nancy Drew because I never had access to any of these books.  Now, years later, I figured I would at least get and read the first few books in this series.

3) Grace and Fury by: Tracy Banghart

This beautiful book came in my July Fairyloot.  I think it is an exclusive edition, but it could also be just the UK edition.  I can’t remember lol.  Either way, it will look gorgeous on my shelf.

4) The Girl King by: Mimi Yu

I was so excited to be able to trade for this book.  I have heard bits and pieces about this book here and there, and it just makes me all that more excited that I can read it now.  Y’all can definitely expect a review later on this year.

5+6) Blood Rose Rebellion by: Rosalyn Eves and The Lovely Reckless by: Kami Garcia

I purchased both of these books just because I had my eye on them for a long while and they were ridiculously cheap at the time.  You can’t beat a couple of dollars for a hardcover!

7+8) What If It’s Us by: Beck Albertalli and Adam Silvera and Pride by: Ibi Zoboi

I got both of these ARCs when I attended Epic Reads Day in New York City with my boyfriend.  I freaked out when I found out I got them because I didn’t expect to get anything at this event.  If someone from Penguin ever reads this, thank you so much for that amazing event!

9-11) Queens of Fennbirn by: Kendare Blake, Sea Witch by: Sarah Henning, and American Street by: Ibi Zoboi

These are some of the finished copies that I got at Epic Reads Day.  I did get a couple more, but as I already have those books I didn’t count them in this list.  While I was there I was able to get all of these books signed and personalized!

12-15) A Hero for Wandla by: Toni DiTerlizzi, Saga Vol. 8 by: Brian K. Vaughan, Far From the Tree by: Robin Benway, and The Traitor’s Ruin by: Erin Beaty

While in New York City, we got to go to Books of Wonder and The Strand.  These are a few of the books that I got from both of those book stores.  If you ever get the chance to go to New York City, I highly recommend that you visit at least one of these book stores if you can.

16+17) The Bronze Key and The Silver Mask by: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

I couldn’t pass up the chance to get these two signed copies that they had at Books of Wonder.  They are only signed by Holly Black, but at least now I have all of the books that are currently out in this series.

18) Contagion by: Erin Bowman

I got an ARC of this book way back when, but I knew I had to at least get a finished copy to help support one of my favorite authors ever!  I loved this book so much!  Keep you eyes peeled for my review!

19) Tiger’s Curse by: Colleen Houck

I now have four copies of this book.  It’s definitely not one of my favorite books of all time.  I now have this copy along with the ARC, hardcover, and paperback.  This book was actually her self published copy before she got the deal with Splinter to print the rest of her series.  I really would like to also get her self published copy of Tiger’s Quest, but all the copies I’ve found are outrageously expensive.

20) When We Caught Fire by: Anna Godbersen

While at Epic Reads Day, one of the girls that worked there said she was excited to read this book.  I had never heard of it up until that point, so when I had a spare moment I quickly looked it up.  The synopsis drew me right in; late 1800s, Chicago fire.  I knew I just had to see if I could get a copy!

And we’ve finally come to the end of the list!  I hope I didn’t bore you too much.  I know I got a ton of books this month, but due to my tiny budget coming into play again I may not have a list this big for a while.

July Wrap Up ’18

Amidst all the craziness that has been my life for the past few months, I’m really surprised that I was able to get through this many books last month.  It also helped that I had two vacations and a lot of time riding in vehicles to be able to concentrate on my reading.

1) My Lady Jane by: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows 5/5 Stars

I really loved this book!  It was fun and quirky with a hint of fantasy thrown in.  I did know a little bit of the history going into this novel, but I love how the authors were able to add their own twist on it.  Full review to come!

2) My Plain Jane by: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows 5/5 Stars

Shame on me for not having read Jane Eyre first!  After reading this fun book, I know I just have to pick it up.  These three amazing authors did it yet again!  I loved this book even more than the last.  Full review to come!

3) The Heart of Betrayal by: Mary E. Pearson 5/5 Stars

I also was able to get to the second book in the Remnant Chronicles.  It was so much better than the first one!  I loved how much Lia grew throughout this book.  The world building was amazing as well!  We get to see so much more of the world in this book.  Keep an eye out for my full review to read more of my thoughts on this book!

4) The Beauty of Darkness by: Mary E. Pearson 2/5 Stars

I have so much to say about this book.  I was utterly disappointed on how this series ended with how much I have loved the first two books.  I couldn’t believe that the series would end like this.  You can read more of my thoughts on this book in my upcoming review.

5) American Street by: Ibi Zoboi 3/5 Stars

My boyfriend and I got to meet Ibi while we were in NYC, and I was able to get a copy of this book.  I had always wanted to read this book , but just had never had the chance to pick it up until now.  I still am a little confused on how I feel about this book.  I liked some parts, but didn’t really like some others.  I’ll share more on that in my review.

6) Contagion by: Erin Bowman 5/5 Stars

I loved this book!!!  It was just what I needed to pick up my reading!  I absolutely love Erin’s writing no matter if she’s writing a western of a sci-fi.  This book was one that I just couldn’t put down.  No matter where I was, if my attention was not needed at that second, I had to be reading this book.  I desperately need the next book in this series!

I’m so happy that I was able to get to this many books last month!  Now I’m almost right on track to complete my Goodreads goal.  August is already shaping up to be another amazing reading month as well!

Let’s Be Mermaids Read-A-Thon 2018

Hello merpeople!  How has your read-a-thon been going?  Have you been able to finish any books and/or challenges?  This week has been nuts for me, but I have had so much fun being able to watch all of y’all interact and have fun while participating in the read-a-thon.

My challenge for y’all is called Mermaid Sidekicks.  We all know that there are some absolutely amazing side characters out there in books and in mermaid movies (Ex. Kenji, Flounder, Iko, Rue, etc.).  My challenge is for you to come up with what fish your favorite YA side character would be.

For example I would say that my favorite YA sidekick would have to be Iko from the Lunar Chronicles, and I could see her being a Koi, because not only is she beautiful, but she is also very hardy and reliable for Cinder.875435487_preview_Koi front

Let me know in the comments what fish you think your favorite YA sidekick would be!

June Book Haul ’18

This is arguably the best book haul that I have had to date!  I cut back a lot on my book buying last month which saved my wallet a bunch of money, but made me able to preorder a lot of books that come out this fall/winter.  All but three books that I got in subscription boxes were books that I got in trade.

1) A Thousand Perfect Notes by: C.G. Drews

I’ve been following Drews’ blog for a couple of years now and absolutely love her content.  When I found out that she was going to be getting a book published I knew that I had to get it!  But with my book buying ban I knew it was going to be a little bit until I could actually get a copy for myself, until I opened my Illumicrate box and saw this glorious book inside! This edition has beautiful red stained pages which makes it that much better!

2) Light Years by: Kass Morgan

A couple of years ago, around this time, I read The 100 series by Morgan and absolutely loved it.  I’m a big fan of space which made me excited to find out that she was writing another book set there.  This was the ARC that came with my Illumicrate box, and was such a wonderful surprise to receive.

3) The Lantern’s Ember by: Colleen Houck

I have been a HUGE fan of Colleen Houck ever since the release of Tiger’s Curse.  Since then I have followed her devoutly and loved every single book that she has put out since then.  When I first heard of this book last year, I almost could not contain my joy (I’m currently still freaking out lol) that there was going to be another book by her and this time a standalone!  Everything about this book just screams autumn which is my favorite time of the year!  I cannot wait to curl up with this book in a large, comfy sweater, sip hot chocolate, burn a pumpkin scented candle, and watch the leaves fall outside my window!

4) Escaping From Houdini by: Kerri Maniscalco

Last year I got the opportunity to meet Kerri while at BookCon and get a copy of Hunting Prince Dracula signed by her.  I had known about her books at that time, but had never read them before.  Flash back to now, and I have read and loved both of her books and am ecstatic now that I have a copy of the third book!  I cannot wait to dive into this book and see what she has in store for the characters!  Plus this ARC will complete my collection at least until I can get my hands on the finished copy of this book.

5) From Twinkle, With Love by: Sandhya Menon

I got this book in my Owlcrate box for the month of June.  I don’t know much about this book other than the main character likes filmmaking.  I still have yet to even read When Dimple Met Rishi, but I’m hoping to get to both of those books soon.  And the Owlcrate exclusive cover is just stunning!

6) Broken Things by: Lauren Oliver

I’ve read a couple of other books by Lauren in years past, and I liked them, but I wasn’t in love with them.  But when I heard of the premise of this new book I knew I had to get my hands on a copy if possible!  This mystery/thriller is gonna be such a fun read as summer winds down into fall.  And I’m really hoping that I love this one.

7) Once A King by: Erin Summerill

I still have yet to read any books by Erin Summerill, but I was able to snag this book in a trade.  I don’t really want to read anything about this book until I finish the others that are set in this world.  Good thing is I have until December to read the other books and this one!

8) Wildcard by: Marie Lu

KDLFVLUYEGSDVHO!!!  AAAHHHHH!!!  It’s actually here in my hands right now!  I feel like the luckiest person in the world right now.  I read Warcross last year after just about fighting tooth and nail to get it at BookCon.  The wait for this book was brutal!  I’m at a loss for words now that I have this arc to read and complete my collection of Marie Lu books!

9) Grim Lovelies by: Megan Shepherd

This book I don’t know too much about, but I was able to get it in and amazing trade that I couldn’t pass up.  Not only did I get the book, but I got the whole package from the publisher including pins and a letter from one of the characters!  I think I’m gonna try to go into this book not knowing much about it.

I never expected to get even half of these books!  I was more than prepared to have to wait until their release date to even get my hands on them, but I have so happy and blessed that I have them to read now!  This end of summer and fall is going to be filled with so many amazing books!

What are some books that you got last month?