COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: The Bridge Kingdom – Danielle L. Jensen

I’m so excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for Danielle L. Jensen’s latest book, The Bridge Kingdom, hosted by MTMC Tours! At the end of this post is a chance to win a fantastic The Bridge Kingdom-themed box of goodies! The Malediction Trilogy is one of the most underrated YA series and I’m a huge fan of her work, so I was very ecstatic when I found out she was writing a new book! The synopsis sounds absolutely amazing and there are hints of a hate-to-love romance, and we all know that is the best trope. The Bridge Kingdom will be released exclusively as an Audiobook via Audible and Amazon on October 16. Print and ebook editions are planned, but no word about release dates at the moment. 

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About the Book

BridgeKingdom CoverTitle: The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1)
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Publisher: Audible Originals
Genre: YA/NA Fantasy

What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil – and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom.

But as she infiltrates her new home – a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas – and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore. Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?

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About the Author

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From Danielle L. Jensen: “I’m so excited to share the cover of The Bridge Kingdom, which was illustrated by the talented Richard Anderson! This novel was pure enjoyment to write because I was able to create a story that blends intrigue, adventure, and LOTS of steamy romance, all of which takes place in a fantastical setting. The Bridge Kingdom was written specifically for audio, and with the exceptional narration of Lauren Fortgang and James Patrick Cronin, it truly is an incredible listening experience!”

Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Novels: Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress, Warrior Witch, and The Broken Ones. Her upcoming novels are The Bridge Kingdom, which will be released by Audible Originals in October, 2018 and Dark Shores, which will be released by Tor Teen in May, 2019. She lives with her family in Calgary, Canada.

Follow Danielle:
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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Win an epic The Bridge Kingdom–themed goody box (including all items pictured below). Open International.

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  • Exclusive Ithicana Candle from A Court of Candles
  • Hand Cream from The Body Shop
  • Sea Salt from The Body Shop
  • Tea Tins
  • The Bridge Kingdom Pen
  • The Bridge Kingdom Postcard + Audiobook download on release date

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Five Fall TV Shows I Can’t Wait to Binge Watch

For some reason, I don’t watch that much TV in the warmer seasons, but I love to spend a day off in the fall/winter getting lost in a new show. There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch in your comfiest clothes, with some snacks and your favorite fall-scented candle burning in the background. There are quite a few new shows premiering this fall that I’m really looking forward to. In the next few months if I’m not at home reading, you can bet I’ll probably be binging one of these new shows!


CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
(Netflix – October 26)

Ever since I first read the rumor of a Sabrina reboot, I have been not-so-patiently waiting for this show. I’m so excited for Netflix’s darker adaptation of the comic and the fact that it release right around Halloween is perfect. The trailer is totally spooky and does an excellent job of giving the viewers a preview to the creep-level to expect in the upcoming episodes. October cannot come fast enough. (In the meantime, you can stream all the episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch from Amazon Prime to your ’90s heart content.)

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YOU
(Lifetime – Sundays @ 9pm CST)

I actually just found out You was going to be adapted into a TV series not too long ago. The book has been sitting on my TBR for a while and I’ve seen so many good reviews for it. Once I saw that bone-chilling trailer, I knew I had to read the book immediately so I could binge-watch the episodes. Also, how perfect is Penn Badgley as Joe?

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SHARP OBJECTS
(HBO)

First Big, Little Lies and now Sharp Objects: I really hope HBO continues with this trend of adapting books into tv shows. It’s been a while since I read Sharp Objects, so I don’t really remember much of the plot, but I’m a little excited to be going into the show with a blank slate and without any expectations. And if HBO needs any help with future book-to-tv adaptations, I’m more than willing to offer a few suggestions…

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THE MINIATURIST
(PBS Masterpiece – Sundays @ 8pm CST)

Yet another book that has been adapted into a tv show, although this is one that I haven’t read before, and prior to seeing promos for the show had never heard of. The trailer paints the show as a compelling period drama with a hint of secrets and an eerie mystery. 

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MANIFEST
(NBC – Mondays @ 9pm CST)

The premise of this show seems really interesting! The best descriptions I’ve seen are that it’s Lost meets the mysterious tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The first trailer piqued my interest and I’m curious to see how the show is going to play out.

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Are you planning to watch any of these shows? What are you most excited to binge watch this fall? Let me know!

REVIEW: Blanca & Roja – Anna-Marie McLemore (ARC)

36952596Title: Blanca & Roja
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
Rating: ★★★★★

“There will always be two daughters. But we will always take one back.”

Anna-Marie McLemore continues to write such creative books full of magical realism, and I think Blanca & Roja may be my new favorite of all her stories. Lush writing, beautiful descriptions, and a cast of wonderful characters form this book that is simply breathtaking.

“The woods stole boys and gave them back only when they wanted to.”

The setting and writing in Blanca & Roja give it a very fairytale-esque atmosphere, and it was magnificent. The author does a great job of including the elements of Snow-White and Rose-Red, and yet the story remains unique. There is a diverse cast of characters, and there is so much to love about each one of them. All four POVS have a distinct voice and contribute beautifully to the story. The writing is lyrical and magical and really draws you in from the first page. 

An unforgettably beautiful story of love and hate, jealous and friendship, and the bonds we form with others, Blanca & Roja is must for those who love Anna-Marie McLemore’s other books. No one writes magical realism quite like her. 

 

 

REVIEW: You – Caroline Kepnes

20821614Title: You (You #1)
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Rating: ★★★★

“And the bullshit thing is, if someone saw the three of us, well, most people would think I’m the weird one just because I followed you here. And that’s the problem with this world, with women.”

This has to be one of the most unique and eerie thrillers I’ve ever read. Told entirely from the second person, You is a dark, gritty, and completely creepy story in which the narrating protagonist is stalking you.

The writing in You absolutely brilliant. I don’t think I’ve ever read another book quite like this. There is something to be said when an author can make you feel tense and anxious while reading, and yet at other times root for and sympathize with a sociopathic stalker. 

“I take your little head in my hand – sorry – and smash it against the wall – sorry. You are going to be so sorry too when you calm down and realize what you made me do.”

You also had me second guessing the way we all use social media. A lot of people – including myself – geotag their locations, and it’s alarming to think about just how easy stalking becomes. If online dating and meeting strangers at bars didn’t already make me uneasy, it definitely would now that I’ve read this. You is a dark, messy, page-turning book that sticks with the reader. I’ll definitely be checking out the sequel, and I can’t wait to binge watch the tv series once all the episodes are out! 

First Line Friday #1

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words. The meme is based on the idea that instead of judging a book by its cover, author, prestige, we judge it instead by its opening line(s). I’ve seen quite a few bloggers participating lately and I love the meme’s uniqueness and creativity! 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

24921954Title: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1)
Author: Katharine McGee
Genre: Suspense, Futuristic, Dystopia, Sci-Fi

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Ryling Myer’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will this new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy for an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have. Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down…