Audio Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

monster callsTitle and Author: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Publisher: Walker Books

Format: Audio

Narrator: Jason Isaacs

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Order Link: Amazon; Audible 

Reviewed by: Alisa

What to expect: A heart touching story about a boy coming to terms with his mother’s serious illness.

Blurb: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

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What Are We Reading? June 26th Edition – What Erin’s Reading

Hello, and welcome to the “What She’s Reading” catch-up edition. Due to a tornado of crappy life stuff, I had to take a break for a bit, but I’m back! Here’s what I’ve been reading while I was gone:

 

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Audio Review: Clockwork Tangerine by Rhys Ford

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Format: Audio

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Genre: Steampunk

Order Link: AmazonAudible 

Reviewed by: Alisa

What to expect: A short story filled with rich world building and a slow burn romance.

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YA Fiction Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine


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Ink and Bone (The Great Library Bk 1)  by Rachel Caine

Published by: Penguin Group (New American Library)

Format: Paperback ARC

Genre: YA, Alternate History

Order at: Amazon

Reviewed by: Sara Beth

What to Expect: I will tell you what not to expect, despite what you have likely heard: this is not Harry Potter, and this is not the Hunger Games.
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Binge Worthy Books: The Emperor’s New Clothes: An Interstellar Heist by Aldous Mercer

Time for something new today on Binge on Books! Sara Beth is here to tell us about some great underread reads in her new column, Binge Worthy Books. First up: The Emperor’s New Clothes: An Interstellar Heist, by Aldous Mercer:

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Published by: Self pub

Format: ePub

Genre: Science Fiction, M/M Romance

Order at: Amazon

Reviewed by: Sara Beth

What to Expect: An extremely lovable secret agent on a dual mission to satisfy his emperor’s demands while chasing his heart, encountering all manner of entertaining things along the way, from sentient pet menageries, to wildly inventive tech, and **gasp** zombies.

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Alisa Listens: Audio Review of In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish

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Title and Author:  In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press

Format:  Audio

Narrator:  Robert Nieman

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Order at links:  Amazon Audible

Reviewed by:  Alisa

What to expect:  A low angst love story with strong character development and some charming and humorous moments. 

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YA Romance Review: Wake by Lisa McMann

wake lisa mcmannWake by Lisa McMann

Published by: Simon & Schuster

Format: Paperback

Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Order at: Amazon

Reviewed by: Abbi

What to expect: A weird power/curse, depending on your point of view. Realistic teen angst. The beginning of a trilogy about a girl who catches dreams. Read More

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