This ARC was obtained during YallWest/BookCon (I got in line for the in-booth signing at BookCon in which I could get a free copy, but I already got one at YallWest.)
Name: American Royals
Author: Katharine McGee
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Release Date: September 3, 2019
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren’t just any royals. They’re American. And their country was born of rebellion.
As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.
The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded–and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.
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It took me a record breaking of over a month to finish this book, due to complications such as finals, procrastination, book con, and more procrastination. But without further ado, here’s the book review that I honestly don’t even wanna write cuz I’m always so tired no matter what.
Name: The Bear and the Nightingale
Author: Katherine Arden
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil.
Then Vasya’s widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya’s stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village.
But Vasya’s stepmother only grows harsher, determined to remake the village to her liking and to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or a convent. As the village’s defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed—to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse’s most frightening tales.
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I started editing this and then WordPress doesn’t understand what an undo button is and just erases my entire progress, so a week later, I am FINALLY. Attempting to complete this long-ass post. Even though I was going to sleep three hours ago. And skip reading because sleep. Ugh I hate myself.
But anyway, this year I also attended BEA (BookExpo) and BookCon and it was super fun! My haul ended up being TWENTY books! INSANE! So I’ll show you what I got and hope you will end up feeling interested in some of these titles! I try to sum up the synopsis in a paragraph in my own words, but sometimes that doesn’t happen… so…. yea.
NOTE: With the exception of American Royals, all ARCS (and finished copies) won’t be reviewed until at least September/October due to my reading schedule already being full for Summer, not to mention the books I have that need to be read at home.
These are pretty much in chronological order of when I get them; I don’t even know why this needs to be a thing but it is!
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