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Review: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

cry-wolf-patricia-briggsBook recommendations are a great way to discover new books, but sometimes they don’t make the cut. Patricia Brigg’s Cry Wolf was mentioned to me by a friend and I was pretty pumped for it considering it has one of my favourite supernatural creatures—werewolves. I even heard about its short story prequel Alpha & Omega, which I decided to read first.

The story revolves around Anna who is attacked one night, changed into a werewolf against her will, and then for the next three years her own pack mates abuse her emotionally, physically, and sexually. The prequel helps readers understand her plight and how she eventually meets Charles, a true born wolf who explains that they are destined to be mates. Also, he reveals to her that she is an Omega with a powerful presence that calms the wolves around her. In Cry Wolf, Anna goes with Charles to see his home and meet his pack. They learn about a rogue werewolf who is bound to dark magic that could threaten all of the pack, so they go hunting for it before it causes too much damage. Continue reading

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Waiting on Wednesday: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

six-of-crows-novelSix of Crows
By Leigh Bardugo

Game of Thrones meets Ocean’s Eleven in this brand-new book in the world of the Grisha by New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: September 29, 2015.

Share in the comments below which books you’re most excited to read next or awaiting to arrive in bookstores. What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?

Waiting on Wednesday: Air Awakens by Elise Kova

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

Air-Awakens-Elise-KovaAir Awakens
By Elise Kova

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Half Wild by Sally Green

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

Half-Wild-sally-greenHalf Wild
By Sally Green

“You will have a powerful Gift, but it’s how you use it that will show you to be good or bad.”

In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he’s on the run–but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.

Publisher: Viking Juvenile/Penguin Canada
Publication Date: March 17, 2015.

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Harry Potter Re-Read: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1

Harry-Potter-1Much like Harry Potter becoming a household name in the wizard world in the books, he has become one too in ours, the Muggle world. The novels had become a phenomenon, paving the way for other children and young adult novels to take the spotlight and become franchises too. It was a great experience being a part of the Harry Potter generation, having grown up with the books.

It’s been nearly 14 years since I last opened and flipped through the pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. And I’m happily doing a Harry Potter re-read with some blogger friends, reliving the stories and experiencing them in a new way.

Most people know the story, so I thought I’d go the fun route and answer a few questions about the kind of first year Hogwarts student I would have been. Continue reading