The Wicked Tree by Kristin Thorsness Blog Tour Book Review

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The Wicked Tree by Kristin Thorsness

Publication Date:  October 8, 2019

Publisher:  Month9Books

 

 

Deep in the woods, a gnarled tree grows. Its thick, black trunk twists angrily up into the night sky. Held in place by the magic of a long-ago patriarch, it has waited centuries to lure a descendant into its trap.

 

When Tavorian Kreet and his mom move in with his great-grandmother, Tav is forbidden to go into the woods on the estate. But like most eleven-year-olds, he just can’t resist.

After secretly exploring the woods, Tav begins having dreams about a supernatural tree. Soon, the dreams change from pleasant to dark and menacing. On a dare, Tav ventures farther into the woods with his new friend, Harper. There, they meet a mysterious, mute boy named Edward who lives in a decrepit cabin nearby. Afraid, and unable to speak, Edward scrawls “Wicked Tree” on the ground.

 

Determined to help Edward, Tav enlists Harper, and they search the estate for clues to Edward’s identity and how to help him.

 

With Harper’s help, Tav pieces together the Kreet family history and discovers an ancient curse. If Tav wants to save his friends and family, he must go into the heart of the woods, find the Wicked Tree, and confront a most evil magic.

 

HE WICKED TREE, a MG dark fantasy that will appeal to fans of Jonathan Auxier’s THE NIGHT GARDENER and Mary Downing Hahn’s TOOK. If you love SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, then THE WICKED TREE is for you!

My Review

This was such a fun, spooky mystery! I thought the characters were well written. The story was suspenseful and spooky with some humor too. I really enjoyed it!

Author Info

Kristin Thorsness

Kristin Thorsness is a former 5th and 6th grade teacher who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their son and daughter, and two spoiled dogs. She likes dark chocolate, strong coffee, and creepy stories that keep her up reading late into the night. For more info or to get in touch, visit her online at http://www.kristinthorsness.com .

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The Widow Of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox Book Review

The Widow of Pale Harbor

Title: The Widow of Pale Harbor

Author: Hester Fox

Genre: Domestic suspense, historical, gothic

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A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself?

Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wife’s death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as a minister in the remote village of Pale Harbor.

But not all is as it seems in the sleepy town. Strange, unsettling things have been happening, and the townspeople claim that only one person can be responsible: Sophronia Carver, a reclusive widow who lives with a spinster maid in the eerie Castle Carver. Sophronia must be a witch, and she almost certainly killed her husband.

As the incidents escalate, one thing becomes clear: they are the work of a twisted person inspired by the wildly popular stories of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. And Gabriel must find answers, or Pale Harbor will suffer a fate worthy of Poe’s darkest tales.

My Review

This is a perfect book to read in the fall! There is plenty of mystery and the gothic vibe is wonderful. I absolutely loved the writing! The writing is beautiful. There is also plenty of romance. I really enjoyed the fact that all the crimes were inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s stories. I thought that was very interesting. I enjoyed this book as much as I did The Witch of Willow Hall!

 

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Sons of Fire
Tracy Auerbach
Publication date: January 7th 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

When Keegan’s father, the Demon King of Fire, attempted to produce an heir, a surge of light energy interrupted the process. One tiny piece of the newly forming demon broke off. That piece is Keegan. For years, he has attempted to lay low, watching from the shadows while his monstrous brother Aidan, the true Prince of Fire, is groomed for the throne.

Keegan’s shaky status quo is shattered when one of his father’s power-plays goes horribly wrong. He is cast to Earth and forced to work with a suddenly powerless Aidan. The two brothers must cooperate to complete an impossible task and avoid being cast forever into the abyss. As if having to spend time with his beastly other half wasn’t bad enough, Keegan must adapt to living on Earth, wielding his new human vessel, and dealing with his demonic appetite without harming the human creatures for whom he has always cared.

As Keegan and Aidan work to save themselves, questions arise. What exactly was the King of Fire up to, that sparked their Master’s interest enough to cast them from the Demon Realm? Can Aidan be trusted in his new human form, complete with emotions, or is he the same unfeeling creature he’s always been? And why are so many demons suddenly invested in the outcome of the brothers’ trial? The only thing Keegan knows for certain is that whether he succeeds or fails at the task, the consequences for the Demon Realm and for Earth itself will be catastrophic.

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Author Bio:

Tracy Auerbach is an author of science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. As an avid reader with a vivid imagination, she chose to study film, English, and education, and went on to teach and write STEM curriculum for the New York Department of Education. This helped to polish her writing skills and ignite her passion for science fiction and fantasy.

Her first scholarly article, published in Language Magazine, was about the value of active, creative learning in science.

On the fiction side, Tracy’s work has been featured in the online literary journal Micro-horror, The Writing Disorder fiction anthology, and the “(Dis)ability” short story anthology, in addition to her novels.

When she is not teaching or writing, Tracy is usually reading or spending time with her family. She lives in New York with her husband and sons.

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The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey Review and Giveaway

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The Library of Lost Things

by Laura Taylor Namey
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release date: October 8th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Books about Books

Synopsis:

From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

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My Review

This is a perfect contemporary read, especially if you love books! I loved everything about this book! I loved the writing! The writing is just so beautiful! I loved getting to read about a mother and daughter relationship. The characters are very well written and perfectly flawed and relatable. This book has become and new favorite and I really think you should read it!

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Laura is a Cuban-American Californian who can be found haunting her favorite coffee shops, drooling over leather jackets, and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two superstar children.

This former teacher writes young adult novels about quirky teens learning to navigate life and love. Her debut, THE LIBRARY OF LOST THINGS will be published 10/08/19 from Inkyard Press/HarperCollins. Her #ownvoices sophomore project, A CUBAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO SWEATERS AND STARS is coming fall 2020 from Atheneum Simon and Schuster.

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Prize: Win a copy of THE LIBRARY OF LOST THINGS by Laura Taylor Namey (INT)

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Looking Forward October 2019

Happy October! It is finally Fall but I’ve been really disappointed with the weather. It’s been extremely hot here. I’m ready for cooler weather so I can start wearing sweaters and boots. There are a bunch of things I’m looking forward to this month. One of those being my birthday! Let’s get started!

TV Shows and Movies

Freeform 31 nights of Halloween

Halloween Baking Championship Mondays @9pm

Nancy Drew  New CW show October 9th

Other Things

Birthday

My best friend is getting married on Halloween and I’m the maid of honor.

Halloween

Books

Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel

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The Bone Houses

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Resurrection Girls

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Now Entering Addamsville

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Creep

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The Library of Lost Things

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The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)

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In the Hall with the Knife (Clue Mystery, #1)

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I Know You Remember

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Tarnished Are the Stars

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The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)

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Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)

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All the Things We Do in the Dark

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Beyond the Black Door

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The Bookworm Crush

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Kill Me Once, Kill Me Twice

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What are you looking forward to this spooky month?

Hocus Pocus Readathon TBR

Hello, everyone! Happy October! I love reading spooky reads during October so when I saw a Hocus Pocus Readathon I was so in! You can find all the info on the readthon’s Twitter. There are teams and I am on Team Sanderson Sisters!  The readathon starts the 1st and ends the thirteenth.

Read a book with a Witchy Main Character.

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1)

Read a book with a female protagonist.

Sisters of Salt and Iron (The Sisters of Blood and Spirit, #2)

Read a book that is spellbindingly atmospheric.
The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2)

Read a book that frightens you.

Haunted (The Arnaud Legacy, #1)

Read a book with a powerful villain.

The Evil Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #1)

Read the group book.

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

 

So these are all the books I’m planning to read for the readathon! Are you participating?

Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga Blog Tour Review

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Glow of the Fireflies

by Lindsey Duga
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release Date: October 1st 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything.

Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.

But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow.

And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past…and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley.

Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love.

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My Review

I thought Glow of the Fireflies was a unique and magical fantasy. I really loved the writing! The characters are well written. The worldbuilding is amazing and interesting. This is a perfect read for anyone that likes a great fantasy read!

AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.

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