Book Blitz + Giveaway: Capering on Glass Bridges, by Jessica Hernandez

Looking for your next fantasy read? Perhaps I can be of assistance. From today until Friday, the fantasy-adventure novel “Capering on Glass Bridges” will be available for free download. That’s right. Free! To receive your copy, you need simply click here and enter the code “AJ86C” at checkout. (Keep reading to learn more about the book.) Continue reading

Monthly Wrap-Up: January ’16

With a new year comes a new feature, and in 2016, I bring you…

A wrap-up of all books I read last month! (Okay, okay, I know, it’s not that big a surprise since it’s right there in the title, but I needed a reason to use that gif and blast this on repeat.)

January was not a month full of the best of books – not for me anyway. It was a month of reading hyped YA and books that were pushed into my hands, and finding most lacking. Nonetheless, it allowed me to cross books of my to-read list, learn much, be entertained, and find a book I will always hold tightly to my chest.

Now, without further ado, here they are!

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Grave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Title: Grave Mercy
Author:
Robin LaFevers
Publisher:
  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 3rd April 2012
Pages: 550
ISBN: 054762834X
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5
Buy at: BookDepository

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

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On The Edge of Gone, by Corinne Duyvis

11516221Title: On The Edge of Gone
Author:
Corinne Duyvis
Publisher:
  Amulet Books / ABRAMS
Publication date: 8th March 2016
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781419719035
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
Buy at: BookDepository

January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one.

Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.
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Introducing Guest Blogger, Diana Sousa

Yes, you read that right! Tessellated Tales is going to have its very first guest blogger, and it couldn’t be anyone better. In fact, you might have heard of her or stumbled upon her work.

Diana Sousa is a designer, a writer, an artist, an editor, a book reviewer, and an altogether amazing person. Not only does she write articles for the geeky blog Lytherus, but she’s the one behind the current We Need Diverse Books website, and has made plenty of beautiful bookmarks and book merch for such authors as Marieke Nijkamp and Ellen Oh. She has also been interviewing the artists behind book covers in a brilliant blog series called Behind The Cover. It’s definitely worth a read!

Now, she’s come to join us here for some more geeking out over books! And what time is better than the present to start doing so?

(Spoiler alert: this conversation includes dinosaurs, dragons, and a lot of books.)

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The Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow

11516221Title: The Scorpion Rules
Author:
Erin Bow
Publisher:
  Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 22nd September 2015
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781481442718
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
Buy at: BookDepository

The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In 2015

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This is a couple of weeks late, but I wanted to do tis Top Ten Tuesday as close to the end of 2015 as possible. And well, here we are! Very close to the end of the year.

Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much or as variedly as I wished as this year has been more topsy-turvy than I expected. Nonetheless, I still had the honour of reading books that stole my breath away – enough of them that it made it quite hard to pick only ten. Ready to see them? Well, here they are!

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This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

This Is Where It EndsTitle: This Is Where It Ends
Author:
Marieke Nijkamp
Publisher:
  Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: 5th January 2016
Pages: 292
ISBN: 149262246X
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
Buy at: BookDepository

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

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