Walking The Bones Blog Tour!

Hello fellow bookworms and book lovers. I’m so thrilled when Sourcebooks contacted me to join this blog tour because I’m excited to share with you the book that would surely hook a lot of mystery/thriller fan and would intrigue other readers who are not a fan of such genre!

This tour would not only introduce you to the new book of Randall Silvis but you would have a chance to win the book itself! 3 lucky winners could win the book. Check out the details below.

I’m currently re-reading the first book in the series before reading the second book Walking The Bones which was release last January 26, 2018. But before giving you a glimpse of the second book, below is the synopsis of the first book.

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2017 Bookish Awards!🏆

Hello people! It’s already 2018 and I know that it is quite late to post my best or favorite reads of 2017 but better late than never. And to make this post more interesting I decided to do the concept of awards night like the Oscar and I choose some categories that I think would best fit a bookish awards.

Without further ado, here are the best books of 2017!

 

 

🏅BEST ACTRESS | Best Female Protagonist

 

Sienna from the Inferno by Dan Brown. I really love her wits and skills. Not only that her role in the book really gives a spice to the whole story. At some point, I feel like the story would not work as much as it did without Sienna’s character.

 

 

🏅BEST ACTOR | Best Male Protagonist

 

Danny from The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller. To be honest, if anyone has read the Inferno and this book, they would see that Danny and Sydney have a lot in common in the role that they play in their own story. And I just love characters who are hardheaded and witty at the same time.

 

 

🏅BEST DIRECTOR | Best Author of 2017

 

Laini Taylor of Lips Touch: Three Times. Well this one is a losing battle for her competitor. Nothing could be Laini Taylor when it comes to writing style. I forgot how much I love her until I read Lips Touch. I am truly amazed by how much she could do with just a single concept – a kiss. She created 3 different stories in just a few pages and yet each story is a masterpiece on its own.

 

 

🏅CHILDREN CHOICE AWARD | Best Middle Grade Book

 

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat. This book is a reminder that I am still a kid at heart. It’s like reading a fairytale book before going to bed. I love the whole storyline. It is a twist in an old folklore about changelings and I think it’s for everyone to read.

 

 

🏅BEST SCREENPLAY | Best Storyline

 

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Hands down to Kaufman and Kristoff with this trilogy. I have to say that I have a very high expectation with this trilogy because of the first book. And this book exceeded my expectations. This book gives me too many emotions. I’m shocked, frustrated, thrilled, and exhausted at the same time. I did not see that plot twist coming.

 

 

🏅BEST SHORT FILM | Best Short Story

*I consider it a short story if it is less than 300 pages.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. First of the synopsis of this book SUCKS. To be honest, the synopsis would give you a false expectation diving into this book but it

 

would turn out differently while you are reading the book. But still, even though I have some issues I still enjoyed this book and I hate that it is such a short book because I want more. Good thing there are more books in the same world that focuses on the story of other characters.

 

 

🏅BEST INDIE FILM | Best Self-published Book

 

Fragile by Jandra Sutton. This book is about a deft girl. That’s probably the only thing that I can say without spoiling or gushing anything that might spoil you. This book still hurts me whenever I think about it and it’s too painful and too beautiful at the same time. Just read it. PLEASE.

 

 

 

🏆BEST BOOK OF 2017

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. This is my first time reading this book. I’m one of the minority who does not grow up with Harry. But again, better late than never. I love this. The illustrated edition adds another magical layer to the book itself. J.K. Rowling is brilliant! I now understand why people love these books so much.

 

 

 

🏵HONORARY MENTION

 

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan. Even though I did not like cliché romance and other contemporary tropes, I like this book. Well, I like every Sarah Morgan books no matter how cliché they are.❤️

 

 

 


Hey guys, yes I’m still alive. I’m hopefully back for good. Anyways, out of 27 books that I have read this year those are all of my favorite books of 2017. Hoping to read more books this year.

Till next time!

Maria❤️

Fragile by Jandra Sutton

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RATING:🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5 moons)

Publisher: Wild Hare Collective

Published: July 5, 2017

Format: ebook

Pages: 152

 

 

Does what makes you different from everyone else make you less of a living, breathing human being?”

 


 

SYNOPSIS:

What does it mean to be normal?

It’s such a loaded word, with about a billion different meanings, and every one of them makes Ava Collins sick.

At 17, Ava has been deaf for as long as she can remember. She grew up constantly reminded that she wasn’t – and couldn’t – be normal, that she needed to be ‘fixed’, but it wasn’t until she met Theo De Vries that she learned the truth.

Deaf doesn’t mean broken, it means different. And different isn’t a bad thing.

 

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All by My Selfie by Jo Noelle

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Publisher: Little Box Press LLC

Published: October 16, 2016

Format: ebook

 

 

 


“Though it may be set before you, like a ship you determine your fate, and not some evil wind.”

SYNOPSIS:

While on vacation at McLeod Castle in Scotland, Gwen Mackenzie has nightly dreams of an ancient warrior bound by a curse. During the day, she sees Niall, nicknamed #ScottishBoyfriend. Oh, and can that man rock a kilt! As she gets to know him, she realizes that Niall is the warrior from her dreams, cursed to live as a ghost for the past five hundred years, to see life around him but never sense any of it—except Gwen.


Niall McLeod has been a prisoner, a ghost, for centuries. When he meets Gwen, he wonders if she is the key to releasing him, but Niall’s quest for freedom may cost Gwen her life.

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Rachel E. Carter’s The Black Mage Series New Covers

Hello, my fellow bookworms. Today I have some exciting news for you, especially if you are a fan of Rachel E. Carter.

 

If you are looking for a new fantasy series to read, I have a recommendation for you. It is The Black Mage Series by Rachel E. Carter which is a YA fantasy! There are four books in the series and the final book will come out this February! (February 7, 2017, to be exact.) 

The series has some magical elements, a rivalry (because you always have an enemy when we are talking about powers right?), and of course romance. This series is perfect for the fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce. If you haven’t read or heard about this series, check out the synopsis of the first book:

Before the age of seventeen, the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice —pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm’s three war schools to study as a soldier, knight, or mage…

For fifteen-year-old Ryiah, the choice has always been easy. Become a mage and train in Combat, the most prestigious faction of magic.

Yet when she arrives, Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Everyone is rooting for her to fail—first and foremost among them is Prince Darren, the school prodigy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.

Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

Sounds great right?

But greater still is… Rachel is giving out the prequel novella (told in Prince Darren’s point-of-view) if you sign up for her newsletter for FREE! She also notifies readers of new releases, giveaways, and sales first! So make sure to sign up!

 


But other than recommending this series to you, I am also excited to show you the new covers for the series. According to the author, the rights for this series is given back to her and to celebrate that she is giving the whole series a makeover! Along with the release of the new covers for the series, I will also be revealing the cover for the last book, Last Stand.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Published: October 6, 2015

Format: Paperback

Pages: 522

 


“He’s a book full of footnotes brought to life. He’s a jacket made of elbow patches.”

SYNOPSIS: 

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

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Some Kind of Wonderful (Puffin Island #2) by Sarah Morgan

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Publisher: Mill & Boon

Published: July 2, 2015

Format: ebook

Pages: 384

 


“Maybe when you’d grown up with the bad, you didn’t ever dare trust the good not to disappear.”

SYNOPSIS:

Her whole life, Puffin Islander Brittany Forrest has dreamed of adventure. And at the age of eighteen, she thought she’d found it in bad boy Zachary Flynn. But after just ten tempestuous, smoldering days, their whirlwind marriage went up in smoke, and Brittany resolved to put him out of her mind forever.

Zach knows he let Brittany down, but being back on Puffin Island and seeing Brittany again stirs up long-buried emotions. This daredevil pilot has never felt worthy of her, yet he can’t stay away—even when he knows the chemistry between them will only complicate his life.

As long, hot summer days on the beach dissolve into sultry, starry nights, Brittany and Zach find that the sparks between them are more powerful than ever. Could it be that the second time around, their dreams of a happy-ever-after will finally come true?

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