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Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford ARC Review

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…

Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.

Then Zadie is gravely injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. To Nor’s dismay, her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home—a castle carved into a mountain and devoid of sunlight. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, the charming Prince Talin, Nor uncovers startling truths about a failing roy…
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WWW Wednesday

WWW is a weekly post hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, all you need to do are answer three simple questions...
What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you'll read next?
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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
I recently traded someone for an ARCs amazing book and I'm really intrigued by the story-line! ....................................................................................................................................................
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green I tried to read this book last year, but it just wasn't my thing, so I recently picked up at a used bookstore and actually really enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to the next book! .................................................…

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern ARC Review

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve…

Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart Review

Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart Banished by Asa at the end of Grace and Fury, Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never sets foot in the palace again. Their only hope is to find Nomi's sister, Serina, on the prison island of Mount Ruin. But when Nomi and Malachi arrive, it is not the island of conquered, broken women that they expected. It is an island in the grip of revolution, and Serina--polite, submissive Serina--is its leader.

Betrayal, grief, and violence have changed both sisters, and the women of Mount Ruin have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of their island prison. They plan to sweep across the entire kingdom, issuing in a new age of freedom for all. But first they'll have to get rid of Asa, and only Nomi knows how.

Separated once again, this time by choice, Nomi and Serina must forge their own paths as they aim to tea…

WWW Wednesday #13

WWW is a weekly post hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, all you need to do are answer three simple questions...
What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you'll read next?
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Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford
I was graciously sent an ARC of this amazing book from the publisher, and I am absolutely loving it! I cannot put it down and I can't wait to see what happens next.  ....................................................................................................................................................
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American Royals by Katharine McGee
I got this ARC at BookCon and I absolutely loved it! I adored these characters and was so incredibly sad to finish the book! I need book #2 right now! ........................…

Please Stop Writing Homeschooled Characters as Sheltered, Sincerely, a Homeschooler

Lately, I've read a lot of books with characters that are homeschooled or have friends that are homeschooled, and I have to say, I'm really tired of authors portraying us the wrong way.
I've been homeschooled my entire academic life, and I still am homeschooled, with three years left in high school. It's usually not very often that you see homeschoolers in YA books, but lately they've been popping up here and there. One book I read, at the end of the book, the bully of the school ended up being homeschooled as a punishment. Another book, the girl had graduated high school and because her grandmother had died before she finished high school, she didn't get to graduate, which is not all true. If a parent of a homeschooler who is about to graduate passes away, they would still receive their diploma from their state homeschool organization, a parent doesn't just type up a diploma and give it to their child, it has to be official. Most homeschoolers get their d…

WWW Wednesday #12

WWW is a weekly post hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, all you need to do are answer three simple questions...
What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you'll read next?
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What I'm currently reading


American Royals by Katharine McGee
I just started this book, but I think it's going to be an amazing read! ....................................................................................................................................................
What I recently finished

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern I was able to trade for an ARC of fabulously written and extremely imaginative book, and all I have to say, is wow.  ....................................................................................................................................................
What I'…