BLOG TOUR: MASKED

 

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of Masked by J.D. Wright. This Blog Tour is coordinated by YA Bound Book Tours.

 

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PUBLISHER: Limitless Publishing

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 15th August 2017

 

PAGES: 308

 

 

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Vada’s To-Do List:

– Turn 18 (check!)
– Register super name
– Order supersuit
– Attend superhero indoctrination
– Graduate high school
– Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…

 

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REVIEW: 

 

An urban fantasy superhero story with a light-hearted feel that just made me smile from beginning to end. This book takes its place in my list of favourite superhero / pop culture movies, TV Series, and books. It really was an easy and fun read.

The world building was really phenomenal and I particularly enjoyed reading about all the different supers. I loved the girl-power representation in this novel and the female empowerment. The main characters were fun and entertaining and kept me interested in the story, particularly Vada. Even the side characters were enjoyable. I noticed the lack of romance. I am a reader who enjoys her romance, but I feel that there may be some lead up.

Overall, Incredibles meets female empowerment. A superhero story everyone should get behind! This set up to a new superhero series was everything I could have wanted and more. Bring on book 2.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

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J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of paranormal and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.
Since discovering she has a knack for writing, J.D. has so far written and self-published eight books of the Everealm and Songs of Everealm Series and is now venturing into the world of paranormal with her new superhero-themed series. She is an avid reader and lover of all things romance so she always includes a good love story in her paranormal and fantasy novels.

 

 

Author Links:

Website – http://www.authorjdwright.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorjdwright/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/everealmbyjdw

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/authorjdwright/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9327703.J_D_W_

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/everealmbyjdw/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JDWrightAuthor

 

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LINKS:

 

Add to Goodreads

 

Buy Links:

Amazon – http://a.co/9P0AvL8

Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/masked-jd-wright/1126934525?ean=9781640341791

 

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GIVEAWAY: 

 

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If you would like to enter this giveaway, click here.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

 

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BLOG TOUR: TO TAME A WILD HEART

 

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of To Tame A Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Xpresso Book Tours.

 

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To Tame a Wild Heart
by Gwen Mitchell
Publication date: June 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy

 

 

 

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She’s fierce, but he’s never met a creature he couldn’t tame.

Audrey’s never felt bad about using her magical gifts to survive, but apparently the witch council has a problem with it. Now she’s trapped in their fortress and forced to study their rules or else lose her powers entirely. Escaping would be much simpler if the reclusive falconer assigned to be her mentor wasn’t so disarmingly perceptive and distractingly sexy.

Corvin would rather tend to his birds and keep out of council recruiting efforts, but when his sanctuary is threatened, he reluctantly takes on a novice to train. Only, Audrey is wilder and more broken than any of the animals he cares for. It will take all of his considerable patience and empathic powers to break down her walls, but the more time they spend together, the more danger he is in of losing his heart.

With a young girl to rescue, a band of evil sorcerers hunting her, and the immortal guards of the council haunting her every move, Audrey’s only choice is to betray the only person who’s ever really seen her. She doesn’t believe in happy endings…but what if she’s wrong?

 

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REVIEW: 

 

In this start to a new series jam packed with amazing fantasy elements such as witches, sorcerers, empathic powers and more. The book felt very easy to get through and very enjoyable. Both Corvin and Audrey were characters that I really appreciated and their development through the book was satisfying. I loved the animal elements in this novel. This book is so fast paced and interesting and I am very intrigued to see how this book will continue.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

 

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Gwen lives a life of romance and adventure with her very own hero in Seattle. She’s a nature lover, science geek, and kitchen witch, with a nose for well-aged tequila and a pin-up fashion obsession. When not hiking to hidden waterfalls, taking in a burlesque show, or otherwise cavorting through the Emerald City, Gwen can be found in her favorite cozy chair brewing tales of magic, murder, and romance.

Author links:
http://gwenmitchellfiction.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GwenMitchellAuthor/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4810795.Gwen_Mitchell

 

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GIVEAWAY: 

 

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
$50 Amazon gift card

 

If you would like to enter this giveaway, click here.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAYS

 

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The concept of this is that every Thursday there is a theme and the bloggers who participate in this group take that theme and pick a book that they associate with the theme. From this the bloggers find and post different covers of the book they have chosen.

If you wish to know more or join in please feel free to have a look at their Goodreads Page.

The theme for this week is:

 

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A BOOK THAT WAS WORTH THE HYPE

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ORIGINAL COVER:

 

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This is the Original cover of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

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COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (AUSTRALIA):

 

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This is the cover available in Australia.

 

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FAVOURITE COVER: 

 

 

The first cover is the German edition. I love the colours and the landscape is stunning.

The second cover is the Portuguese edition. The landscape on this cover is also stunning.

 

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LEAST FAVOURITE COVERS: 

 

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This is the Finnish cover of Outlander. I like the artwork. Other than the plaid it just doesn’t link me to the story.

 

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As always, I am happy to talk to anyone about this weeks theme and the chosen covers. I will be back next Thursday for another Book Travelling Thursdays Post.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

REVIEW: SAGA VOL #3

 

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PUBLISHER: Image Comics

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 19th March 2014

 

PAGES: 144

 

 

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Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple’s multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

Stunning artwork and an amazing plot makes for a fabulous epic space-opera of a series. The third volume in this high stakes race across the universe for a couple and their child is just as high stakes as ever. I loved this amazing graphic novel, loved it. The art in this graphic novel is simply astounding. It draws you in as much as the dialogue, moving the story along.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY

 

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This weekly book meme officiated in November 2013 and is still going stong! Every week there is a topic and your list will be based off this topic. For further information check out the Goodreads Page.

The theme this week is:

 

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BOOKS FROM BEFORE MY BOOK BLOG

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

UNBOXING: JULY 2017 THE YA CHRONICLES BOX

 

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The YA Chronicles is a monthly bookish subscription box that focuses on Young Adult Fiction based out of Australia. I have been subscribed to The YA Chronicles since February 2016 and have loved every box they have sent out. Each month there is a theme, the theme for July is:

 

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TO THE REVOLUTION

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This is what you see when the box is first opened.

 

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The first item in the box is a candle from The Book Hangover. Titled Rise Up! from Hamilton.

 

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The second item is a magnetic bookmark of Amani from Rebel of the Sands by Epik Page.

 

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The third item is a decal inspired by Hamilton from GoldParrotCreations.

 

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The fourth item in the box was a lapel pin to show off your Feminist pride. This item was created by Jubly-Umph.

 

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The fifth item in the box was a Readvolution sticker from Annaomline.

 

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As a bonus item there was a copy of Date A Book’s “2017 First Dates”. Which contains sneak peeks at upcoming releases.

 

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The book included in this months box was:

 

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THE WAKING LAND BY CALLIE BATES

 

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Here is the spoiler card for the month…

 

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… and the exclusive bookmark.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY

 

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK:

 

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THE QUEEN’S RISING BY REBECCA ROSS

 

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PUBLISHER: HarperTeen

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 06th February 2018

 

PAGES: 464

 

 

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When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

 

 

REVIEW: LUMBERJANES VOL #2

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PUBLISHER: BOOM! Box

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 13th October 2015

 

PAGES: 126

 

 

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What a mystery!

Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers and Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types is not your average summer camp. Between the river monsters, magic, and the art of friendship bracelets, this summer is only just beginning. Join the Lumberjanes as they take on raptors and a sibling rivalry that only myths are made of.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

Travelling back to camp has never been more fun. The female friendship in this graphic novel is like no other I have ever read. I love the care and compassion and general awesomeness of these characters know no bounds.

I was very interested to see how the story developed from the first volume. There is some amazing scenes and interesting development that incorporates mythology into the plot. The girls are great as they incorporate teamwork and friendship and overcome evil. There is some hints of possible romance that I am very interested to see whether it develops.

Amazing artwork, wonderful characters and a fun and entertaining plot make for a fantastic make for an empowering and feminine graphic novel series I really enjoy.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

TOP TEN TUESDAY

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is:

 

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TOP TEN BOOKS I READ IN SCHOOL

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

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Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

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Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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The Swan Kingdom by Zoë Marriott

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Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot

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Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

AUTHORATHON TBR

 

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AuthorAThon is a new readathon I have come across that I really liked the sound of. I decided that I am going to join in on this readathon and participate in the reading challenges.

 

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READING CHALLENGES: 

 

Read a hyped author

Read a favourite author of someone close to you

Read a Manga / Comic / Graphic Novel author

Read an award winning author

Read a debut author (2016 or 2017)

Read a most owned / least read author

Read a marginalised author

 

 

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MY TBR: 

 

Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead

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Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Ms Marvel Vol #3 – Crushed by G. Willow Wilson

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Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

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Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati