Month: September 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Castle of Sighs by Jennifer Murgia

Posted September 30, 2015 by MC / 2 Comments

Categories: Bookish Thoughts

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly awaiting!
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This week I am really excited to check out Castle of Sighs by Jennifer Murgia! It seems like such a great story to read during this time of year and I can’t believe it won’t be out until the end of April!
What are you excited for this week?
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Title: Castle of Sighs (Forest of Whispers #2)
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Expected Publication Date: April 27, 2016
12025463_10204925059908425_1921066318_n.jpgSynopsis:
Some secrets cannot be kept—in life or in death.
Months have passed since Rune has heard a single whisper from her long-dead mother, the great witch of Bavaria. But the absence of one evil has only made room for another.
After rightfully inheriting her ancestral home, Pyrmont Castle, Rune settles into a quiet life taking care of two orphans left in the wake of the terrible witch hunt that claimed dozens of lives in the nearby village. As the days grow colder, the castle’s secrets beckon and Rune finds herself roaming where no one has set foot in a long time. In the bowels of the fortress is a locked room full of memories that hang like cobwebs—shelves stacked with jars, strange specimens, putrid liquids, and scrolls of spells.
Rune is undeniably drawn to what she finds there, and she begins to dabble in the possibilities of magic, hoping to find a cure for the strangeness overwhelming the castle. As secrets unspool, the delicate thread of Rune’s world is threatened when she realizes the key may lie in the dark forest she once called home and the boy she thought she knew.
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Check it out on Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
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12047339_10204925037027853_275710381_n.jpgAbout the author:

Jennifer Murgia writes moody fiction for teens—from paranormal fantasy (ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE, THE BLISS), to contemporary gut-punchers (BETWEEN THESE LINES). Her latest, FOREST OF WHISPERS, a 17th century historical mystery (about witches!) was a School Library Journal Fall 2014 HOT TITLE, and a 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Literature Award Winner. The sequel, CASTLE OF SIGHS, releases October 27, 2015 from Spencer Hill Press. She is the co-founder and coordinator of YA FEST and currently resides in Pennsylvania.

 

 

Literary Representation:
Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor Literary Agency ~ amanda@macgregorlit.com
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Top 5 Wednesday 9/30/15: Top 5 Favorite Banned Books

Posted September 30, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 2 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 9/30/15: Top 5 Favorite Banned Books

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! Happy Banned Books Week! Banned books have always interested me – I don’t like being told what to do and I never understood why anyone would ever ban someone from reading a book. I feel that we should all be able to make our own decisions about what we read – if I […]

Blog Ahead 2015 Challenge!

Posted September 28, 2015 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 2 Comments
Blog Ahead 2015 Challenge!

Well, once again I have stumbled upon something pretty awesome at the last minute. I always seem to find different blogging events right as they are about to start – and naturally I drop everything and change my whole plan for the month to join them! I saw a post by an awesome blogger, Nori at ReadWriteLove28, about this crazy blogging event that I just had to look into. So […]

Fall Time Cozy Time Book Tag!

Posted September 27, 2015 by MC in Tags / 6 Comments
Fall Time Cozy Time Book Tag!

In honor of the beginning of fall and the fact that I just went pumpkin picking, I have decided it’s time for me to do the Fall Time Cozy Time Book Tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this – I just thought it would be fun. As much as I do enjoy autumn, I am having a hard time letting go of summer. Hopefully this will get me […]

Top 5 Wednesday 9/23/15: Top 5 Favorite Title Fonts on Covers

Posted September 23, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 4 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 9/23/15: Top 5 Favorite Title Fonts on Covers

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! This week’s topic is pretty interesting. It was really hard for me to narrow this down, because I have so many books that I think are just beautiful. For me, when I look at the typography on the cover, I see it as a part of the whole experience of the book. So […]

Review: Crossbones by Stefan M. Nardi

Posted September 22, 2015 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Crossbones by Stefan M. Nardi

Crossbones by Stefan M. Nardi *I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review* Crossbones is a fantasy serial which tells the tale of Dean and Eldric Whittaker, two pirate brothers who are somehow able to control fire and ice. In Episode One, the reader is dropped into the world of these two boys while they are right in the middle […]

Bloggiesta Wrap Up

Posted September 20, 2015 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 6 Comments
Bloggiesta Wrap Up

What a whirlwind weekend I had! With my first Bloggiesta completed, I am feeling super accomplished and excited about all the progress I made. If you want to learn more about the Bloggiesta, be sure to check out the website for more information so you can join in next time!   Alright, let’s see how I did….here is my to-do list and what I accomplished: Write two reviews Write one […]

Summer 2015 Reading Wrap Up

Posted September 20, 2015 by MC in Bookish Thoughts, Wrap Ups / 6 Comments
Summer 2015 Reading Wrap Up

I finally have to admit that the summer is over and autumn is here (although it’s been in the 80s where I live so summer is putting up a fight). So with fall right on my doorstep, I took a look at the books that I read in the months of June, July, and August and wanted to share my favorites with you! To see all the books I read […]

Bloggiesta To-Do List!

Posted September 18, 2015 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 0 Comments
Bloggiesta To-Do List!

  I have been planning on using this weekend to get ahead on some posts and things I need to get done for my blog, and today I stumbled upon a discussion on Twitter about something called Bloggiesta. This is an event that is running from Thursday September 17 through Sunday September 20, and its main goal is to connect bloggers and encourage them to make progress on their to-do […]

Late Night Friday Reads 9/18/15

Posted September 18, 2015 by MC in Friday Reads / 0 Comments
Late Night Friday Reads 9/18/15

Welcome to another installment of Late Night Friday Reads. I am lucky enough to start my workday at noon, but that means that my weekend starts a heck of a lot later than everyone else I know. But my weekend is finally here and it is time to talk about books! The first book that I really need to start this weekend is The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Goodreads). I […]