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Review | The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

I thought I was done with the crying when I finished The Raven Kinglast night at an only slightly ungodly hour. But then this morning I got up and I just didn't know what to do. And when I realized I had to sit down and write about how this book made me feel, the tears start welling up again. Honestly, Aaron will likely never let me read another series aloud to him again for all the tears he carefully wiped off my cheeks with this one. I am not a huge book crier as a rule, and I did not cry reading the other three. But it wasn't so much the sadness as it was the saying goodbye. I hate saying goodbye. Even though I am a serial rereader, there is no escaping that particular goodbye that comes at the end of a series that has meant . . . more than a lot. That contains characters I have loved the precise way I have loved these ones. These boys. That Blue. This incredible writing that makes me want to prowl the streets at night reciting passages aloud to the stars. I hated waking u…

The Ruby Prince Blog Tour—Interview with Beth Brower + Giveaway!

I'm so pleased to be welcoming Beth Brower to the blog as part of The Ruby Prince Blog Tour in honor of today's release of her second novel—The Ruby Prince—book two in her fantasy trilogy the Books of Imirillia. We're also celebrating with a giveaway of a brand spanking new paperback copy The Ruby Prince. If you haven't had a chance to start the series yet, run don't walk to secure yourself a copy of the first book in the series The Queen's Gambitand then drop your name in the hat for the second book while you're here! I did highlight the cover of the first book awhile back, but I think we can all agree to take a moment and admire the beauty that is these gorgeous covers. I swoon.
So you've published your first book and your second just released today (Yay!). What was it like holding copies of your very first published books in your hands?
I remember standing in the grade school library and finding the place that my books would be someday. I did the same …

Bibliocrack Review | Chase Me by Laura Florand

I love it when I find myself reviewing another Laura Florand winner. I can't believe it's been exactly three years since I initially fell in love with her Amour et Chocolat series, but I have no trouble at all recalling the pure pleasure I took in devouring each successive book about egomaniacal, yet devastatingly charming chocolatiers and patissiers and the strong-willed, wonderfully intelligent women whose misfortune/fortune it was to make and keep their acquaintance. Chase Meis the second book in Florand's Paris Nights series, though they don't necessarily have to be read in order. This series is set in Paris (my favorite of Florand's settings). And while it contains all the wit and charm and emotion of her other works, it also incorporates just the perfect touch of classic Hollywood screwball romantic comedy. It turns out to be the perfect recipe.

Violette Lenoir is violently less than thrilledto find an after-hours intruder in the pristine kitchen of her top …

The Wrath & the Dawn Giveaway!

The release of Renée Ahdieh's second novel—The Rose & the Dagger—is just around the corner now (praise be), and to celebrate its release I'm giving away one paperback copy of the first book in the duology—The Wrath & the Dawn. I loved this book so much, not the least because it has one of my favorite literary letters ever. Truly. I quote that last line of Khalid's to myself all the time. So. If you haven't had a chance to read this gem, now is happily the time. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open to those with U.S. or Canadian mailing addresses and will run through Wednesday, April 13th. Good luck!

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I Will Follow, or Angie's Top Ten Nine Bookish Instagrams

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish
I couldn't resist this week's theme, as I am a confirmed Instagram addict. And aside from my family—love you, Dad!—accounts of the bookish variety are my clear favorites. So for your viewing (and hopefully following pleasure), here are nine of my favorites. These ladies never disappoint, always bringing me the prettiest pages, shelves, and love for books in all their wondrous variety.