Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (ARC Review)

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Series: N/A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Expected publication: November 2nd, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Modern Literature, Adult

Pages: 304

Format: ARC

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* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds.

Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use.

When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.

Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author.

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October Wrap-up and November TBR

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This year is passing so freaking fast! I can’t believe that October just ended…

So, October was actually a really good month, I managed to read a lot of books I wanted, I finally beat my reading slump and I participated in two challenges!

I read a total of 23 books and I’m actually really proud of it! Even tho, 11 of it were manga books….

How was your month and Halloween? What books did you read?
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Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (ARC Review)

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Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Series: ?

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group – Razorbill

Expected publication: October 31st, 2017

Genres: Fantasy, YA

Pages: 304

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.

Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.

When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life.

A gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.

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A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

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A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
Series: N/A
Publisher: Bantam Press
First published July 27th, 2017
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Pages: 289
Format: Hardcover
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

He looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, “Glad to be home.”

Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There’s a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.

The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good.

Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won’t stop asking questions.

Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.

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The Horror Movie Book Tag

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I’ve been saving this tag since the beginning of the year but it’s finally time for it! What’s better than a horror movie book tag done in Halloween time, right? It’s just the perfect theme! 

I was tagged by Mandy @Bookprincessreviews so thank you so much for the tag and I’m so sorry that it took me approximately eons to do it! 😓 Make sure you guys check out her amazing blog and her answers to this tag here!

I was also tagged by Maya @Firebreathingbookdragon so thank you so much and once again sorry it took SO long! >.< Make sure you guys also check out her amazing blog and of course her answers to this tag here!

*I didn’t put the images of the tag in my post mainly because some creep me out. But you can find them on Mandy’s post, Maya’s post linked up. Or at the creator of the tag, linked below!*

So, let’s get started!

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Unfathomable Chance by K. T. Munson

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Unfathomable Chance by K. T. Munson

Series: N/A

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Published September 30th, 2016

Genres: Sci-fi, YA/NA, Fantasy

Pages: 194

Format: E-book

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* Received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

When Diana woke up on her 23rd birthday she thought it was going to be a normal day. She thought of donuts, coffee, and laughter. She did not think she was going to become the center in a galactic race to win her heart. None too pleased with the prospect of alien races descending on Earth to try and woo her, Diana does the only reasonable thing she can; she runs. Now she has to try and find a way to get rid of the blasted bracelet that is the cause of all the recent craziness in her life. The problem is this isn’t an ordinary bracelet; it contains the Heart of the Cosmos. Furthermore the Cosmos chose her for a reason and it isn’t keen on letting her go until she finishes what it started over ten years ago. Something tried to destroy it and now Diana isn’t just worried about her heart, she is worried about her life.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Series: DC Icons #1
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
First published August 29th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Series: The Bear and the Nightingale #2

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing

Expected publication: January 25th, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, YA, Retellings, Historical Fiction

Pages: 384

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or a life in a convent. Vasya
will choose a third way: magic…

The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse.

Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior’s training, recognises this ‘boy’ as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical…

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A Three Months Book Haul

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This time I thought in joining the 3 monthly hauls in one since I didn’t get many books in each to do a good haul. This is my haul for the months of August, September, and beginning of October.

I got some really great books to show you guys and many I already read! Many of them are recent, so I hope you enjoy this book haul and make sure you comment what books did you get this month, and if you are excited with some of the ones I got! 😍

I got 32 books, which is a pretty big amount, but since it covers three months it’s not that bad… Right? And like in July, I will also include in this post the books I received from NetGalley, and also some bookish stuff!Read More »

Mini ARC Reviews – Manga Classics

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Hi guys! So, I’ve been reading quite a bit of manga and I came across some new manga classics that I wanted to read. Since my reviews for manga tend to be on the slimmer side, I decided to post two per post since they are from the same publisher, although the authors vary.

These ones are two new releases:

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Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe 

Manga Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I have never read any of these classics yet, so keep in mind that my review is solely about the manga version without any comparison.

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