eARC Review: Moxie

Moxie is a powerhouse in so many ways. I haven’t read a book in such a short amount of time in quite a while. It was fast paced, relevant, and brought so many things home for me. Jennifer Mathieu did a wonderful job of portraying small town politics, feminism, and friendships among brave young women in this powerful YA Contemporary.


About Moxie

moxie.jpgAn unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

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My Review

5 Stars

” Go ahead and try us boy…We love to fight back “

 

Jennifer Mathieu created some great young women in this fierce YA Contemporary set in a small town in Texas where the football games are as important as Sunday family dinners.

Vivian learns quickly that the hallways of her Rockport, Texas high school is filled with grabby handed young men, football players get away with everything, and the dress code is not to be toyed with. I love how brave Vivian is by creating a zine filled with everything a girl would want to say to the institution that is high school. She’s so well written that you can’t help but relate to her, to feel her frustration, and to root for her! She shows that you don’t have to put up with the stereotypes small towns can sometimes impose on you.

As someone from a small town, I didn’t quite fit into what was expected of me. I didn’t have the same beliefs as the majority and sometimes that was disadvantageous to me in social circles. I learned quickly what was more important and that was not to care what others thought of me. I wish I had the bravery Vivian had to speak up.

I also loved the dynamic that Vivian had with her family. I liked that they could trust each other and talk about anything. I enjoyed the people Vivian surrounds herself with because they all support her in her endeavor to show the world that girls do not have to sit back and take unfair treatment! I thought Mathieu did a great job at showing not only girls are involved with Moxie but some of the boys are too!

I would definitely recommend this read to others!!


What have you heard about this slightly controversial book? What other YA book have you read that have some controversy around them? 

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What Makes You Happy Tag

Hey my bookish friends! Today I’m doing the “What Makes You Happy” tag! Thanks so much to Dawlyn and Krista for tagging me in this! Check out their post, here!


5 Things That Make You Happy!

1. My Fiance, even when he drives me crazy! He loves me despite my slight book addiction. 🙂

2. Adventures

4. My fantastic book club members! They always turn out for the most fun events, meetings, and even just dinner! I’m so lucky to have been a part of something so wonderful! (This was at the Summer Penguin Teen Tour Event)

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5. My crazy furbabies!

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5 Songs That Make You Happy

 This song makes me happy because it’s a reminder of the love I have. I’ve been lucky to have met my person, a man who knows me through and through. Someone who stands by me and I stand by him. This song makes me happy because it’s a reminder of the love I have.

This song makes me happy because it reminds me of the strength I have as a person. I can get through anything, no matter how tough, because I’m a fighter!

This song makes me happy because it reminds me of my sisters. I was originally introduced to this band by my younger sister and have now seen them in concert three times. Once in England and twice here in the U.S. My sister lives in England so whenever I hear a K.O.L. song it’s a little reminder that even though we’re 5,000 miles apart, we are always together.

This band reminds me of my older sister who has a great love for guitar riffs, and The Black Keys are brilliant when it comes to that in their music. Other than KOL this is the only other band I’ve seen more than once. I’d see them again anytime, anywhere!

This song makes me happy because it reminds me of my fiance. He works out of town for long periods of time and I know that no matter where he is, or how long he’s gone, he carries my love with him. 🙂 (I know, I’m the cheesiest cheeseball ever!)


I Tag:

Heart of a Book Blogger   ♦   Nerd Narration  ♦  Confessions of a YA Reader

Beware of the Reader   ♦   Helen’s Bookshelf


What are some of the things that make you happy?

ARC Review Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Happy Book Birthday to the queen that is Leigh Bardugo! Wonder Woman: Warbringer is by far one of the best YA novels I’ve read. Bardugo does an incredible job with this Wonder Woman origin story. It’s got action and adventure, the bonds of friendship, and twists you don’t see coming. If this isn’t on your most anticipated reads of 2017 list than you need to add it now because you will regret it if you don’t!


About Wonder Woman: Warbringer

wonder womanShe will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

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My Review

5 Stars

“I am done being careful. I am done being quiet. Let them see me angry. Let them hear me wail at the top of my lungs.”

Leigh Bardugo is brilliant. Her description of Themyscira and the Amazon’s was spot on. She encompassed the Amazonian world beautifully and the sisterhood was perfection.

Bardugo did an incredible job of developing Diana in this YA origin story. You can feel the naivete, intelligence, and strength of Diana’s character throughout the book and her development is well rounded and on point. Bardugo also did a wonderful job in describing Diana’s adjustment to the world of man in the way she presents Diana’s inner monologue. She has only read about all the things she gets thrown into and Bardugo does an incredible job making all the experiences Diana has, feel realistic.

Alia is a girl who just wants to be seen as competent, brave, and ready for the world that awaits her. She is tired of being seen as Jason Keralis’s younger sister. She wants the world to know that she is capable of saving the world and the journey she takes to get there is one filled with obstacles that she never dreamed she’d ever face. Bardugo really shows how much Alia grows up throughout the events of the book and it just immerses you into the story. You feel as if you are with each and every character, whether running alongside them or fighting unknown forces together.

You meet other characters that are just as dynamic, brave, and willing to conquer the world no matter the consequences because it is the right thing to do!

This book is a force to be reckoned with and includes action, adventure, and betrayal. You become one of Diana’s soldiers by the end of the book, and all you want to do is take those next steps on the journey towards a better world!


Will you be picking up this fantastic superhero adventure? What are your favorite characters from comic books? What other books by Leigh Bardugo have you read?

Heart of Mist Author Interview

We are getting closer to the release date of Heart of Mist and I can’t be any more excited to get my own physical edition! It’s got such a beautiful cover that I can’t wait to put it on my shelf!

These past few months have been such a treat for me because Helen is such a wonderful person to work with. I’m so glad I took the opportunity to work with her in reading, reviewing, and interviewing her for her debut YA Fantasy Novel! Check out the details below, and if you’d like to know more about it feel free to browse over to my review!


About Heart of Mist

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Title: Heart of Mist

Author: Helen Scheuerer

Pub. Date: August 31, 2017

Publisher: Talem Press

Formats: eBook

Find it: Amazon, Goodreads

 

 

In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.

Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital.

But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.

The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.

Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.


Interview with Helen Scheuerer

There are so many genres of YA these days, what drew you to writing YA Fantasy?
Not long ago I had a kind of ‘lightbulb’ moment where I realised that I should be writing what I loved reading, and what I loved reading was YA fantasy. I loved the strong female leads, the magic and the intrigue. I had forgotten how much I loved the fast-paced nature of it, and the fandoms that made being a part of the community so much fun. Writing fantasy came quite naturally to me, I love the freedom of it!

We are more likely to see addiction portrayed in YA Contemporaries, what made you decide to explore addiction in writing Heart of Mist?
I never deliberately set out to write about addiction, it sort of came to me as my protagonist developed. However, I did make the conscious choice not to shy away from delving deeper into the issue because I think it’s a challenge that many young adults experience, or are exposed to.

There wasn’t a lot of romance in this first book, will we see some romantic relationships develop as the series progresses?
You’re right, there wasn’t a whole lot of romance, and that was definitely a deliberate choice. Past events and tensions are hinted at, but I wanted the readers to get to know the characters before any relationships started blooming…
Without wanting to spoil anything… There’s certainly room for romance to unfold in the next two books…

I’ve heard that writing second books in a series are more difficult than the first, how has your experience been in writing book two of the Oremere Chronicles? 
That’s a really interesting question! The writing of the second book itself hasn’t been more difficult than the first because for me, I feel like I know my characters and world so much better this time round. It’s almost like skipping a step! However, the hard part has been prioritising writing while there’s still so much to be done marketing-wise for Heart of Mist. When I was writing Heart of Mist, I wasn’t having to split my time between books…
Even though Heart of Mist is finished and nearly released, there’s still so much ahead in terms of getting the word out there. Unfortunately I’ve been finding that my writing time gets sacrificed for this. I need to find a better balance!

Self-publishing can be a difficult route in getting a book published, what were some of the obstacles you faced while trying to get Heart of Mist published, and what advice do you have for other authors considering Self-Publishing?
I’m fortunate in that I’ve got previous experience in book production, publishing and marketing, so for me, the learning curve wasn’t too overwhelming.

The main challenge for me personally, is the money. I’m a freelancer living in Sydney, Australia and so it can be quite difficult trying to finance life and publishing a book. If you want to do indie publishing right, you do need to be willing to spend the cash on a brilliant editor and a brilliant cover designer. You get what you pay for.

I’d advise anyone considering self publishing to do their research and do it well. Don’t be tempted to go for a vanity publisher, and don’t be tempted to skimp out on things like design and editing. I’m so so glad I chose this path for myself, but it was definitely a well-informed decision.


About Helen

HelenHelen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. ‘Heart of Mist’ is the first book in her high fantasy trilogy, ‘The Oremere Chronicles’. It explores themes of identity, belonging, loyalty, addiction, loss, and responsibility.

After writing literary fiction for a number of years, novels like ‘Throne of Glass’, ‘Elantris’, ‘The Queen’s Poisoner’ and ‘The Queen of the Tearling’ inspired Helen to return to her childhood love of fantasy.

Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit, an online literary magazine and learning platform for emerging writers. In its first year, Writer’s Edit reached thousands of new authors, and soon became its own small press. It’s now one of the largest writers’ platforms in the world.

Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, as well as a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.

Helen now works as a freelance writer and editor, while she works on the second book in ‘The Oremere Chronicles’.

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There are Prequels!!

If you love prequels as much as I do than click HERE for three, THREE,  Heart of Mist prequel stories!!


 

eARC Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

I’ve come to enjoy YA retellings, especially if they are for some of my favorite characters, and Girls Made of Snow and Glass did not disappoint. In this debut novel by Melissa Bashardoust, two women learn the meaning of what it is to love and be loved.


About Girls Made of Snow and Glass

32768509.jpgFrozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

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My Review

4 Stars

This Snow White and the Huntsman retelling caught my eye from day one. I like retellings because it gives you insight into the different ways characters may be motivated to choose a certain path over another. In Girls Made of Snow and Glass we get to see just that. Bashardoust did a great job of building two characters who’s arc’s were well developed by the end of the story.

Bashardoust does a really good job at describing Mina’s inner struggle between what she’s been told to feel and what she actually feels. She becomes a step-mother to Lynet when she becomes queen but the king has made sure to let her know that she is not to love Lynet as a daughter because Lynet already has one, even though Lynet has never known her. Mina’s character was the more interesting of the two because her idea of love conflicts with what her reality of love is. She can be rigid like the glass she controls but that can also be her burden because it does not allow her to see that you can love someone as if they are your blood, despite what you’ve come to believe.

Lynet grew up with a loving father who has a strange obsession with her mother, so much so that he forces Lynet to pay respects to the mother she has no feelings towards every year on the anniversary of her death. She lives a sheltered life because her father is afraid that something bad will happen to Lynet so her character comes off really naive. I think that she finally starts to realize she can be the queen she is meant to be after she meets the surgeon Nadia. Nadia has big dreams of becoming an even greater surgeon and that drive shows Lynet that she can also have big dreams, and that they are within her reach.

At times the pacing felt slower than I was expecting and that made it difficult to get through certain parts of the book. I also wanted a bit more vehemence between the two and at times things seemed to get resolved too easily. I think this book would be a great read if you are very much into character development than plot driven worlds.


What are some YA Retellings that you’ve read? 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thanks go to Steph over at Lost: Purple Quill for nominating me for this award and for the fantastic questions! These were a lot of fun to answer! If you haven’t stopped by her blog yet go over there and click that follow button!

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. List the rules and display the award

Steph’s Questions

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

If I were invisible for a day I’d sneak onto a plane and fly somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, within the U.S. of course due to time constraints, and then I’d sight see for free before catching a flight home.

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What was your favorite movie as a child?

My favorite movie as a child was pretty much every Disney movie out there, but especially Beauty and the Beast!

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What is your favorite kind of blog post to write?

I’ve learned to love writing reviews. I was intimidated by them at first because I worry I’ll spoil something or come off too harsh in some cases. I’ve decided not to review books I don’t give a high rating on as I don’t think it’s fair. There is so much negativity in the bookish world these days that I don’t feel the need to contribute to it. I like to celebrate the books I love not highlight the ones that I don’t.

If you could commission any author to write a book for you, who would you choose?

Oh man. This one is a tough one! It’d definitely be a tie between Sarah J Maas, Leigh Bardugo, and Victoria Schwab. Who doesn’t love a good fantasy with high stakes, a bit of darkness, cunning, and friendships to last lifetimes?

Is there a talent or skill you don’t have, but which you did?

Writing. I’m an avid reader but have never been good at writing. I’m not creative enough to produce any kind of stories like those that I read. Having the talent to create worlds would be so much fun!

What is your least favorite book?

Hm. This one is a tough one. It would probably have to be Roseblood. That book was just a bit too strange for me.

Any random subject/fact/phenomenon that fascinate you?

True Crime. I am addicted to Investigative Discovery and follow a few Podcasts that I love. You can find me watching Snapped, The First 48, or Cold Justice, or listening to Sword and Scale, The Vanished Podcast, and The Thin Air Podcast. I majored in Criminal Justice and find the human psyche to be so fascinating, especially when it comes to criminals.

What was your favorite birthday?

My favorite birthday was my 24th birthday because it wasn’t just my Golden Birthday but it was my younger sisters too. I turned 24 on Sept 24th and she turned 21 on Sept 21st of the same year!  It was loads of fun to share my birthday with her. I will get to do it again next month for my 30th & her 27th.

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

I listen to mostly country, alternative, rock, and classics. I don’t care for rap/hip hop/or anything that involves screaming of any kind.

What book have you ALWAYS meant to get to, but haven’t yet?

Pretty much all of the classics. I’m not well versed in 99% of them. I need to remedy this.

If you could relive a day in your past, what would it be?

Hm. Right now it’d be my sisters wedding day. She got married in a 15th century church in Wales and then had her reception in a castle that has been converted to a Marriott hotel. Just being in the U.K. was already such an incredible time, it was absolutely perfect ending it on her big day. Check back with me after next October when I get to celebrate my big day. 🙂


I Nominate….

Krysti @YAandWine , Dawlyn & Krista @LittleBlindBookFinds , Tiffany @Tiffthebooknerd , Stephanie @TeacherofYA , Kim @ByHookorByBook , Angela @PooledInk , Danielle @LifeofaLiteraryNerd , Christine @TheStorySalve , Em @KeystrokeBlog , Lilly @LairOfBooks , Kourtni @KourtniReads

 


My Questions

  1. What is your favorite cover so far this year?
  2. Do you enjoy Audiobooks or Physical/eBooks better?
  3. What is your 2017 reading goal?
  4. What is your favorite genre of YA?
  5. If you could live in a book world which one would it be?
  6. Who’s your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
  7. What is your favorite mystical creature?
  8. If you could meet any author who would it be?
  9. What is your anticipated read for the rest of this year?
  10. If you could have any power what would it be and why?
  11. What book in the Harry Potter series is your favorite?

Waiting on Wednesday: Speak Easy, Speak Love

I am so excited to feature another book by one of our local authors today on Waiting on Wednesday. Debut author McKelle George’s witty novel Speak Easy, Speak Love is a retelling of Shakespeare’s classic Much Ado About Nothing. If you love classics mixed with quirky YA Historical Fiction Retellings than this is the read for you!

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!


Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

speakeasySix teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.

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The Details

Title: Speak Easy, Speak Love

Author: McKelle George

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Publication: Greenwillow Books


About McKelle George

From her  website

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Official Bio

McKelle George is a reader, editor, perpetual doodler, and associate librarian at the best library in the world. She mentors with Salt Lake Teen Writes and plays judge for the Poetry Out Loud teen competitions (but has no poetic talent herself). Her debut young adult novel Speak Easy, Speak Love comes out from Greenwillow/HarperCollins in 2017, and she currently lives in Salt Lake City with an enormous white german shepherd and way, way too many books.

More About McKelle

The only thing worse than not having many publications or accolades to tout in a biography is having to talk about “the author’s” two cats in third person. (I don’t have any cats.) So a little about me and my writing: I got my A.A. in Art on a scholarship and then took an 18 months hiatus for volunteer church service in Hungary. When I got back, I switched my major to English (I still liked drawing cartoons, but I wanted to be a writer, actual talent be damned) and now have a B.S. in English/Creative Writing from Brigham Young University. I’ve had articles published with The Friend magazine and Fight the New Drug. I live in downtown Salt Lake City with an enormous white German Shepherd. I believe most people are ultimately good, I think a good book can change a life, and I believe in ghosts, naps, and proper grammar in texts. I love cold weather, and I could never be a vegetarian.  Among other jobs, I work at Salt Lake City Public Library (the greatest library in the world!) as a reference librarian, and am also a mentor to teens with Salt Lake Teens Write. People are usually extremely patient or annoyed with me as I try to remember which thing I’m supposed to be concentrating on in the current moment.


Speak Easy, Speak Love Pre-Order Swag

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Have you read Much Ado About Nothing? What other YA Historical Fictions or Retellings have you read? Do you love book swag?

Review: Vassa in the Night

This book is my Book club’s August read. I first saw this book last year before it was to release and I remember wanting to read it. I thought it sounded really intriguing and who doesn’t like a good YA Fantasy Retelling?


Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Vassa.jpgIn the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.

In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling away again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.

But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair…


My Review

3 Stars

This book is probably a 3.5 for me. It totally gave me serial killer vibes with its grotesquely morbid weirdness. As a criminal justice major, and lover of all things morbid, I found this book to be so interesting.

The magic system didn’t make sense, and there were times that were downright confusing, but I couldn’t help smiling throughout listening to the audio. The characters are definitely what did it for me because the story was so weird. 

Vassa is this strange teenage girl who doesn’t really fit into the living situation she has been left in. She doesn’t really know much about her mother, her father left, and her stepmother, well that’s hard to explain because of how confusing the book could be at times. She has two step-sisters, one that hates her and one that likes her, who are definitely unique in their own right. Vassa is forced to spend three nights working at the convenient store where strange things happen to those who go inside. There is a strange romance, not romance, between her and a mysterious motorcyclist, and becomes friends with a bunch of swans.

Erg. Well, how to explain Erg. Vassa’s strange magical wooden friend who likes to steal things and blame it on Vassa. Sounds legit.

There were just so many strange elements to this book. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this as a YA because of how graphic and grotesque this book is. At one point it talks about Vassa having a gun in her mouth which I didn’t find to be very appropriate in regards to young readers.


Audio Rating

4 Stars

I would give it a high Audio rating because I thought the narrator did a wonderful job of narrating this strange yet intriguing read.


Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? 

Waiting on Wednesday: Hunting Prince Dracula

I cannot wait for this book! I received an ARC of Stalking Jack the Ripper last summer when my bookish bestie picked one up for me from a Barnes and Noble event. I loved it so much and I know I’m going to LOVE Hunting Prince Dracula. I think that the concepts of these books are so much fun. We’re just over a month out from the release and I’ve already Pre-Ordered my copy!

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!


Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

33784373.jpgIn this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

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The Details

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Publication: Little, Brown, and Company


About Kerri Maniscalco

From her website

kerri.jpgKerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.

Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

Favorite non-writing things:

I believe curry, avocados, vinyl records, handwritten letters, and my 1950s Smith-Corona typewriter are the best things on the planet. EVER. (Aside from my food blog, www.sndwchsetc.com, that is.) 😀 My favorite quote of all time is: “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club” by Jack London.


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