Want to experience the world through the eyes of another? With the help of Benjamin Ludwig you can see the world through the eyes of Ginny Moon. Ginny is just your average teen. She just sees the world a little differently. Ginny is autistic. Her world is simple but so utterly complicated. In her mind, Ginny’s mission is clear but the world around her just can’t seem to understand.
Mr. Ludwig is masterful at showing the reader how quickly we judge, misinterpret, and react to things we don’t fully understand. His characters evoke such emotion that you will want to champion for Ginny and possibly slap a few others.
It’s hard not to gush about this book without revealing any spoilers but this is me gushing. Please, just read it when it releases this Spring on May 2, 2017.
A copy of this book was generously given to me from HarperCollins Canada in the gorgeous packaging you see in the photo. Thanks to Cory & Kate at HCC! (And a shout out to Emma for the lovely Ginny Moon boxes!) Hearing Benjamin Ludwig speak about Ginny Moon was a wonderful experience. #IndigoEmployee
Vika is an enchanter from a small village on Ovchinin Island, Russia who has grown up with only her father to teach her the ways of a forgotten and forbidden power. Magic in Russia has been abandoned or so most have believed. But during a fiery lesson, the tsarevich and his childhood best friend, Nikolai, stumble upon Vika as she emerges impossibly from the flames and they realize that magic is indeed alive and well and beautiful. Soon their three lives become inevitably entwined in a dangerous and deadly game of magic and power that will have you confused, enthralled, and delighted.
The Tsar invokes an age-old contest called The Crown’s Game to help save Russia. The Crown’s Game is a contest of magical skill in which the victor will become the Imperial Enchanter and most revered advisor to the Tsar. When Nikolai sees Vika in all her magical glory he falls under her spell even knowing that he is the other enchanter that will one day face her in a contest of magical wills.
Evelyn Skye has written a sweeping tale full of the beauty that is Russia seeping with magic and secrets and hidden evils. Surprises and unexpected revelations and a unique story arc make this an absolute must read!
This book is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Victoria Aveyard, and lovers of YA fantasy. This book is a surprising debut! It is magical, romantic, and so very beautifully written. Evelyn Skye describes Russia in such perfect detail and I can’t even explain how many times I gasped in surprise as elements of the story came to light that I could not have anticipated. Bravo! An utterly unique tale in a sea of YA books. And no. There is absolutely no insta-love! Thank you!
Wylie receives a frantic text message from estranged best friend, Cassie pleading for help. But Wylie has her own issues. Slight agoraphobia, major anxiety, and depression over the loss of her mother. With the coaxing and help of Cassie’s boyfriend, Wylie sets out on a road trip that will change her life forever.
This first in Kimberly McCreight’s new series, is a fast-paced, mystery-thriller that had me wondering what and who The Outliers were. So, I’ll not spoil it for you. McCreight sets the stage for an epic story in this first book. While I did find the beginning a little slow to take off for me I absolutely enjoyed where she took the story and her writing is fabulous. Highly recommended for lovers of a good thriller. But one warning: CLIFFHANGER!
Amy Tintera’s first book in a new YA fantasy series introduces you to Emelina Flores, a Princess of the Ruined realm who must save her sister from the clutches of a tyrant and murdering King. Posing as the betrothed to Prince Casimir, Em, infiltrates the castle to gather information on the whereabouts of her sister, Olivia and exact revenge on the King. What she didn’t bargain for however, was that the charismatic Prince would soften her resolve and cause her to question her mission.
To say this story was epic would be a gross understatement! Amy Tintera weaves a magical and exciting tale that had me enthralled from the very first chapter. There is no “insta-love” here! The romantic tension is palpable and the battle sequences are fierce and exciting. This story is not for the faint of heart though. Tintera does not shy away from doing what needs to be done to take this story to places that you can’t imagine. She brings to life characters so evil that the reader is willing to draw swords and dive into battle and characters so endearing you will wish that they were your own friends and protectors. This book also gives equal time to both male and female lead characters in a way that lends itself to be enjoyed by all.
I’m still reeling from the final pages of Ruined and am confident that I will be nursing a significant book hangover for quite some time. Thank you Amy, for creating such amazing characters in a world that is believable and for ultimately writing a story that transports the reader into this amazing and magical realm. And thank you for forcing me to wait for the next instalment in this monumental series!
S.J. Watson’s follow-up to Before I Go To Sleep had some big shoes to fill and didn’t disappoint. But beware of comparing this to his first novel, this book stands alone and you should read it without bias.
Julia’s sister, Kate, has been murdered and the Parisian police, in Julia’s opinion, aren’t doing enough to find Kate’s killer. Julia decides to join the online community where Kate was meeting and hooking up with random men. Convinced that she will find the killer, married Julia delves deep into the world of cyber dating and cybersex.
Julia’s character is perfectly flawed in so many ways and the cast of supporting characters in this book are all potential suspects. Watson has created an all too plausible world with this book such that it could be the headline of London’s The Daily Mail.