Beneath Cruel Fathoms (The Bitter Sea Trilogy, #1) by Anela Deen| ARC BLAST

First of all, sorry for the lack of posts lately as I just started college, it has been a bit hectic but I've been receiving some books in the mail lately and I wanted to share them cuz they're all super interesting ( so keep your eyes open this next few days 😉 )

I already started reading this book and I am very intrigued so far hehe ❤ Thank you to Anela Deen for sending me a finished copy of the book together with the beautiful art print. I cannot wait to share my thoughts with you guys about the book! I just couldn't wait to share it with you guys as a hardcore lover of fantasy :"> Tell me if anything about the book intrigued you as well hihi

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The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce, Edited by Angie Manfredi | ARC BLAST

This post is so late but I still wanted to do it anyway! I am a Pique Book Ambassador for this book so thank you to ABRAMS for sending me an ARC for this book to be able to share with all of you guys ❤

SYNOPSIS: The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance 

Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positivity. This YA crossover anthology is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a guide for navigating our world with confidence and courage.

Review | No Ivy League by Hazel Newlevant | the illustrations gave the story life

Book Review | ★★★☆☆

SYNOPSIS: When 17-year-old Hazel Newlevant takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in her home town of Portland, Oregon, her only expectation is to earn a little money. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds her job working side by side with at-risk teens to be an initiation into a new world that she has no skill in navigating. This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a girl's awakening to the racial insularity of her life, the power of white privilege, and the hidden story of segregation in Portland.

Katy Upperman’s Top 10 Contemporary Books (w/ Giveaway) | Author of “How the Light Gets In”

Welcome back my lovely stars!! ❤

I'm happy to be working with Katy Upperman, author of "How the Light Gets In", and Xpresso Book Tours for this post. I am a tour host and Katy Upperman has prepared a list of her Top 10 Contemporary Books. I really love this list and personally found some new books to put on my priority-tbr-list. There is a Giveaway at the end of this post so look out for that ❤

Review | Pillow Thoughts III: Mending the Mind by Courtney Peppernell | another uplifting collection

Book Review | ★★★★★

SYNOPSIS: In a voice that is inclusive and open to all, Courtney Peppernell presents a tribute to her readers in the third installment of her bestselling Pillow Thoughts series.

A beautifully raw and poignant collection of poetry and prose, Pillow Thoughts III continues the series from poet Courtney Peppernell. Fix yourself a warm drink and settle into Peppernell's words as she pens a tribute to her readers who are bravely continuing their journey from hurt to healing.

Review | The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate by Sandy Hall | for the fans of cute & giggly cliches

Book Review & Book Tour | ★★★☆☆

SYNOPSIS: A teen girl starting at a new school is torn between long-held loyalties and a bright new love.

Paisley is really looking forward to college. She is ready to take charge of her destiny and embrace some new experiences! Finding a hot guy to make out with at her first ever college party seems like a great start . . . until her best friend informs her that mystery guy is actually Carter Schmitt, Paisley's sworn enemy who basically ruined their lives in middle school.

So much for new people and exciting new experiences. Oh well. Paisley will just pretend he doesn't exist. Of course that would be easier if Carter, AKA her super-hot-sworn-enemy, hadn't ended up in three of her classes AND the same work study. Is it too late to rethink this college thing?

Author Interview with Joseph Lewis Tamone | Fusion World

BOOK EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY |

SYNOPSIS: ‘Exile’ is a fast-moving tightly-plotted fantasy adventure story with a strong thread of romance

Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.

Cover Reveal | Tithe (Roses Red, #1) by Chani Lynn Feener

SYNOPSIS:Cursed with the sight; torn between forbidden loves...

Arden Archer is cursed: she can see the Unseelie fae. It is a gift that sends the women of her family to an early grave. But there's a way to break the curse: offer herself up as the Tithe. Every seven years, the faerie regents pit cursed humans against one another, offering salvation to both parties. 

This year, Arden is one of those human competitors--a Heartless--and with the help of Unseelie Mavek Midnight, she intends to win. That is, until Eskel arrives, unearthing secrets and planting doubt. Can Mavek be trusted? Is there more to the Tithe than what he's told her? 

Torn between the forbidden Unseelie she's loved and the new human boy with a dark past, Arden must discover the truth before All Saint's Eve, or risk losing her soul to a beautiful monster. 

Author Interview with Grace Blair & Einstein’s Compass Book Excerpt | GIVEAWAY

BOOK EXCERPT, GIVEAWAY, AUTHOR INTERVIEW |

SYNOPSIS: What if young Albert Einstein had a magical compass that inspired his theories of relativity?

In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?

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