Thursday, April 13, 2017

Manwhore +1 (Manwhore #2) by Katy Evans | Review

Manwhore +1 (Manwhore #2)  by Katy Evans | ReviewManwhore +1 (Manwhore, #2) by Katy Evans
Series: Manwhore #2
Published by Gallery Books on July 7th 2015
Genres: Romance
Pages: 336
Format: ebook
Source: Bought
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3 Stars

Billionaire playboy? Check. Ruthless businessman? Check. Absolutely sinful? Check.

Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A story. A beautiful, difficult man I was supposed to uncover for a racy exposé.

I intended to reveal him, his secrets, his lifestyle—not let him reveal me. But my head was overtaken by my heart and suddenly nothing could stop me from falling. I fell for him, and I fell hard.

Malcolm Saint is absolute Sin, and I've become a hopeless Sinner.

Now that the assignment is over, Saint wants something from me--something unexpected--and I want this wicked playboy's heart. But how can I prove to the man who trusts no one that I’m worthy of becoming his plus one?

I was not kidding when I said I would be binge reading this series.  As I write this review for book 2, I’m currently starting book 5.  If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about these books, I guess I can elaborate a bit.

SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ BOOK 1!

Manwhore +1 picks up right after the cliffhanger ending of Manwhore.  Saint and Rachel are not in a good place.  I was surprised by the amount of single Rachel we get at the beginning of the book.  Saint is someone who values loyalty and trust above all else and Rachel destroyed that between them.  He’s not going to give that up because of one letter she writes to try to fix her colossal mistake.  While that may not make for the best romance, it certainly made for a great slow burn that had me wondering what would happen between the two that I came to know and love from book 1.

Beginning of the book Rachel was a bit too mopey for my tastes but once she decided that she was no longer willing to take no for an answer, she grew on me.  She began to have this take charge attitude and the girl went for what she wanted.  Yeah, I know you’re not supposed to go for someone who tells you they don’t want you but in this case you could tell he was lying so it was all good.  At one point she did have to get a little tipsy to tell Saint everything she felt but I can’t blame her for that.  He wasn’t exactly opening up and making it comfortable for her.  I feel like Rachel really started to shine in Manwhore +1 which is something I felt was missing a bit in Manwhore.  As for Saint, he was pretty flawless.  Yes, he kinda held a grudge against Rachel for what she did but what she did was pretty terrible.  I was nervous he was going to keep bringing it up at every step of their relationship but he seemed to move past it eventually.  I guess the only bad thing I would even have to say about Saint is that he might have been a little too perfect.

The romance really ramped up in this one.  I loved seeing them build their relationship back up and the actual sexytimes got to be a little much for me.  I don’t think I’ve ever said this about a book but I wanted more substance rather than all the sex.  It just seemed like that was their way of resolving everything.  While you could see that they were good for each other, I wanted more proof of that in the form of talking and connecting in other ways.  That’s not to say that the sexytimes weren’t extremely sexy though.

Overall, Manwhore +1 ties things up nicely and if you don’t like the ending of this one, there is even a novella that follows it, giving readers everything they could want for their favorite couple.  (I know because I’ve already read it and will be reviewing it shortly.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt | Review

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt | ReviewUnderwater by Marisa Reichardt
Published by Farrar, Straus on January 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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5 Stars

Morgan didn’t mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive—first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself.

But Morgan can’t move on. She can’t even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she’s underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school.

When it seems Morgan can’t hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside.

Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.

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I’ve always been the queen of contemporary but it’s not often that I find a contemporary novel that I adore.  That was the case with Underwater.  Marisa Reichardt’s debut novel completely blew me away.

I’m always a big fan of books that are fast paced and have a lot going on.  Underwater is not one of those books but it’s got a lot of other things going for it.  Marisa Reichardt’s writing is phenomenal.  It seemed a little wordy at first but once I got reading, I saw how it made everything come together.  The writing style just worked for this story.  Marisa Reichardt’s writing managed to capture exactly how Morgan felt after the school shooting and convey them perfectly for readers.  It took very little time for me to feel like I could understand exactly what Morgan was going through and how she was feeling.  It takes real talent to make that happen in such a short period of time.

The events that led to Morgan’s agoraphobia (I think that’s pretty much what she had) were a mystery for most of the book.  Readers can tell early on in the book what happened at the school that day but it’s not so obvious why it affected Morgan the way it did.  While other survivors embraced life and decided to take chances, Morgan did the opposite.  She shut herself away from everything that could hurt her, including other people.  Evan, her new neighbor, forces Morgan to reevaluate her choices and actually consider coming out of her apartment for the first time in months.  Evan was a total sweetheart.  He didn’t know what Morgan was like before the shooting but he quickly came to care for her, even with her quirks.  And honestly, Morgan’s quirks made me like her even more.  Sure I felt for her from the start but I only grew to really like her once I started to understand exactly what she thought about herself, the shooting, the shooter, and what her future might hold.

To some, Underwater might seem a little slow and a little lacking in action.  I did mention earlier that that is normally what draws me too a book but I didn’t mind the pace or the lack of action in Underwater.  There was some mystery (not much) which did keep my interest piqued but it was the characters that really kept me reading this one.  Like I said earlier, I felt emotionally connected to Morgan from the start so I never once considered putting Underwater down because of it’s pace.  I do think it’s a good thing to know going in though that Underwater is not necessarily a book you are going to be able to power through and read in an hour or two.  Take your time with this one.  It’s worth it.

I also really loved all the family dynamics in Underwater.  Morgan lived with her mom and little brother and they were all very close.  Her mom was extremely understanding about Morgan’s condition and her little brother was adorable.  Evan was also very close to his mom and aunt.  There wasn’t a ton of interaction shown between them but it was easy to see how they cared for each other and helped each other out.

Overall, Underwater is a fantastic debut that I can’t help but recommend.  I look forward to seeing what Marisa Reichardt does next.

What others are saying about Underwater:

My Friends Are Fiction’s review: “What a beautifully developed and executed debut Underwater was.”

bookstacked’s review: “Everything about this story was amazing: the writing, the theme, the dialogue, but one of my favorite things about this story was the underlying message. The message that having hope is one of the best things in the world.”

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann | Review

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann | ReviewAsk Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
Published by Greenwillow on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 240
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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3 Stars

Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.

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Ask Me How I Got Here ended up on my TBR because I needed a quick book to read.  I’m not typically a fan of books written in verse and I think that’s probably why I didn’t love this one.  It had potential to be more than it was though it was by no means, bad.

Pros:

  • Story: The story was fast and extremely interesting.  Addie is a teenage girl attending an all girls Catholic school when she gets pregnant and decides to have an abortion.  However, to get an abortion in her state, she has to have parental consent.  So not only do she and her boyfriend know, so do her parents.  The abortion causes Addie to lose a lot of motivation for things such as cross-country and she starts to become withdrawn.  Her relationships suffer and it takes a lot of introspection for her to really get past what she has done.
  • Verse: While I did mention that verse novels aren’t really for me, I think it fit well with this story.  Writing in verse really opens up a lot of different possibilities for the author and Christine Heppermann took advantage of that.  Not only was Addie’s story told in what she had to say but also in what she didn’t say or even what she crossed out.

Cons:

  • Characters: I never felt like I knew or could connect with any of the characters.  I understood that Addie was going through a very tough time but I couldn’t feel that much for her.  She shut herself off from the people that were there for her and she wasn’t willing to let any of them try to help her.  As for Nick or Addie’s parents or even Claire, they all played very brief roles and so I didn’t really get a feel for any of them.
  • Romance: The romance between Addie and Nick was cute but not very substantial.  The romance between Addie and Julianna seemed to come out of nowhere and didn’t make a lot of sense to me.  I think Addie saw some of herself in what Julianna went through and so she was drawn to her.  Don’t get me wrong, I liked Julianna just fine but I didn’t really see a connection between her and Addie.  Once again, probably a little due to the writing style.

Overall, Ask Me How I Got Here was not one for me but I can see why it’s been getting quite a bit of love from some other bloggers.  The poetry was great and the story was definitely something that appealed to me but it just fell flat in some areas.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) by J.R. Ward | Review

Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) by J.R. Ward | ReviewBlood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy, #1) by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Legacy #1
Published by Signet on December 1st 2015
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 397
Format: ebook
Source: Bought
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4 Stars

The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author…

Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.

And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated—and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power…on the field, and off.

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I admit I wasn’t sure that I wanted to start this series.  While I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I’m already 14 books in with that one and I have a feeling the Black Dagger Legacy series will be just as long.  I don’t normally get into series that go on that long but I really liked Paradise and Craeg from The Shadows so I wanted to continue their story.  I’m happy I chose to start this series and I plan on keeping up with it as the rest of the books come out.  I don’t know why I’m surprised that J.R. Ward  has hooked me once again.

Pros:

  • Story: The story hooked me from page one.  I loved the idea of having some new members trained to join in on the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s fight against the Lessening Society.  I also loved the idea of seeing what goes into the training required to be a fighter with the Black Dagger Brotherhood.  While this was a huge part of the story, it wasn’t the whole story.  J.R. Ward is a master at weaving together multiple stories and she did a great job with everything that was included in Blood Kiss.  Craeg and Paradise’s story takes center stage and much of their story involves the training program but they aren’t the only two who have a role in Blood Kiss.  Marissa and Butch’s story is brought back to front and center when a severely wounded female is found outside Safe Place.  The mystery surrounding her circumstances not only brings in the new trainees but also brings to light some issues that Marissa and Butch have been having with their relationship.  There is so much going on in the story that you will not be able to stop reading.
  • Characters: I loved being introduced to so many new characters while still showing us all the original characters we’ve come to love from the original series.  Weaving together both Craeg and Paradise’s story with Butch and Marissa’s really worked for Blood Kiss. I didn’t feel like it was one of the original books but we still got to see glimpses of everyone else.  The trainees were a varied mix of people that I grew to love over the course of the book.  Paradise was raised to be part of the upper class but that’s not what she wanted out of her life and she was willing to do whatever it took to change her circumstances.  Craeg was a bit broody and mysterious but his story really broke my heart.  Axe, Peyton, Novo, Anslam, and the other trainee whose name I cannot remember were developed only briefly in Blood Kiss but I look forward to finding out more about all of them in the future books.
  • Pacing: While I love the original series, I felt like Blood Kiss had a bit better pacing than that series.  Things took off from page one and didn’t slow down even once.  There is no such thing as a short J.R. Ward book (which I’m perfectly happy with) but this one read a lot faster than the Black Dagger Brotherhood books and it seemed like a much shorter book.  I honestly can’t say exactly what caused that but I think readers will find that this one is actually a surprisingly quick read.

Cons:

  • Romance: While I loved Craeg and Paradise as separate characters, I wasn’t all that impressed with them as a couple.  Things between them were very back and forth and Craeg’s reactions a lot of the time got on my nerves.  Paradise was part of the trainee group because of her own merits and strengths but Craeg still looked at her like she was fragile.  He couldn’t see how he would be good for her and he kept pushing her away because of that, no matter what Paradise wanted.  Their relationship also seemed to be very physical and I would have liked to see more of the emotional side of things.

This doesn’t affect my review in any way but I felt like I should throw this out there.  If you haven’t read the original Black Dagger Brotherhood series, you can still read Blood Kiss.  You also don’t really need to read Blood Kiss to continue with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  However, I think both series’ offer more information to readers and I’d highly recommend reading both of them and reading them as they come out.  I plan on staying up to date with both series so that I don’t miss out on anything but that might just be due to my obsession with this series and all things J.R. Ward.

Overall, Blood Kiss will definitely appeal to fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and if you’ve been on the fence, I suggest checking it out.  Also, if you’ve been thinking about starting the Black Dagger Brotherhood series but are intimidated by how many books there are, you could always start with Blood Kiss and see how you feel about things before starting the other series.  I guess, what I’m saying is, check out Blood Kiss if you’re a fan of the paranormal.  I can’t get enough of these vampires.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Where the heck I’ve been…

I’m gonna start off by saying that I know I have been absent lately or at least been posting very sporadically.  I keep making plans to schedule a ton of reviews or other posts and then I never do.  I have to admit, I don’t exactly know what I’m doing right now as far as the blog goes.  This has been a weird year for me and the blog had to take a backseat to everything else.   January 2016 will be 7 years for me and while I don’t want to quit blogging, I think I need to figure out a different direction.

It’s not that I don’t love blogging anymore because I do.  It also has nothing to do with reading.  I’ve been reading a ton and loving a lot of books.  I want to share those books with everyone, I just don’t know how anymore.  I haven’t written a review in ages and I’m not exactly proud of the ones I have written.  Not only that, it’s gotten extremely tough for me to write a review.  I just don’t know what I want to say and I don’t know how to get started.  I’ve gotta get my groove back and it’s gonna take some time and experimentation to do that.

I hope you guys understand that it’s not you, it’s me.  I’m still posting a lot on Twitter and I’ve been attempting to utilize my Instagram more so if you want to see what I’m reading or what I’m up to, make sure to follow me on those accounts (@katiesbookblog for both).  I really hope to find my blogging mojo again soon and I love all of you guys for sticking with me through this.

Oh and happy holidays!

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Behind the Blog: Meet Ziggy!

I’ve been wanting to open up on my blog a bit lately.  I don’t have a whole lot of friends in real life but I’ve met some amazing people online and I like sharing parts of my life with those online friends.  So hey, if you’re one of those, feel free to read and get to know more about me.  And if you’re not one of those, also feel free to read and get to know more about me.  Maybe we can become friends.  🙂

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This little guy is the latest addition to my family.  I met Ziggy at an adoption fair when I went to pick up my brother’s puppy.  I fell in love with him and knew I had to have him.  Sadly I could not get him that day. I live with my parents and they would not have been okay with a surprise puppy.  I went home and attempted to convince them that he would fit in perfectly with us.  My dad was not sold.  In fact, he told me that there was no way I was getting a puppy.  Needless to say, he changed his mind.  I went back to the rescue the next weekend and got to bring Ziggy home.

He’s finally getting the hang of things around here.  He’s very rambunctious and he takes up all of my energy, it seems.  When I got him from the rescue, he was malnourished and sick.  I took him to the vet, got him some medication, and started feeding him some food that he actually could eat.  His foster family was feeding him food meant for a much larger dog and he couldn’t comfortably eat it.  Once he got some puppy food that was easier for him to chew he really started to put on the pounds.  I’m happy to say that he seems to be about normal weight for his size now and that’s why he’s finally got so much energy.

I’m so excited to have this little guy as my new friend.  Follow me over on Twitter (@katiesbookblog) and Instagram (katiesbookblog) to see more pictures of the little guy as he grows.

Tell me, do you have a pet?  Dog, cat, fish, reptile?  Also, if anyone out there has tips for teething puppies, please let me know.  Ziggy has some of the sharpest teeth ever and my legs and arms look like they’ve been through a woodchipper.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Sneak Peek | Percy Pack

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If you’re a Rick Riordan fan, I’m sure you know all about his newest book, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.  It doesn’t come out until October 6th but as part of the Percy Pack, I have the first 5 chapters to share with you guys today!

Read the first five chapters of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard here!

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Title: The Sword of Summer

On-Sale: October 6, 2015

Description:

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarök, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Pre-order links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indiebound | Indigo | iBooks

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Monthly YA Subscription Box Review| Uppercase

Monthly subscription boxes are all the rage right now.  I don’t know about you guys but I love them.  It’s like getting a present in your mailbox every month.  I’ve been wanting to check out Uppercase for a while now so when I got the chance to review their September box, I jumped at it.  So full disclosure, I did not pay for this box but I am, in no way, being compensated for my review.

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Uppercase has always appealed to me since it was created by Lisa Parkin who has been part of the blogging community for years.  Lisa runs her own YA book blog so I felt that she knew what bloggers would really want out of a bookish subscription box.  From what I have seen and the one box that I received this month, that assumption was correct.

What Came In The Box

I was basically like a kid of Christmas morning when I got this in the mail.  I immediately ripped into the package and started pulling things out.  The first thing I saw was the earrings which are absolutely adorable and perfect.

After that I pulled out the custom notepad that was made for the boxes.  I think it’s the perfect notepad for any reader.  Who doesn’t need a TBR notepad?  Also included was a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a copy of Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman.

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Included throughout the book are notes with codes leading to special content for Uppercase subscribers. I consider this a great perk since, as a blogger, there is a chance I already have a copy of the book.  (I didn’t this time but it could happen.)

Things I like about Uppercase:

  • The box has fun items that are useful and appeal to me as a blogger and as a traditional reader.  Each item is unique and something I could see myself purchasing.
  • Their website is clean and extremely easy to use.  You can check out past boxes, reviews of Uppercase, and the different options they offer as far as the subscription goes.  The box I received was their Expert option and they have two other options, the Book Exclusive Plan or the Personalized plan.  With the Book Exclusive Plan you can get the same book as the Expert plan but it’s slightly cheaper and doesn’t include the extra bookish items.  The Personalized Plan allows you to fill out a reading survey and you get a special book tailored to your reading preferences.  I am actually really interested in checking out that option.
  • The exclusive content, like I said earlier, is great for everyone.  Even if you happen to already have the book that you are sent, you now have access to special content that ties into the book.
  • The price is very reasonable for what you are getting.  The expert plan is $23 and not only do you get a brand new hardcover, you also get exclusive content and 1-2 bookish items.  I do understand that you can probably get the book cheaper if you order on Amazon or something but I still don’t think the money is too unreasonable for Uppercase.

Things I don’t like about Upppercase:

  • It doesn’t currently ship internationally.  Obviously this doesn’t affect me but I know a ton of international readers who love subscription boxes.
  • There is always the chance that you are going to get a book that you already own.  There isn’t a way to return the book if you do happen to have it already.  Like Uppercase says on their website though, as long as you don’t preorder a ton of books, you should be okay and will probably get a book you don’t already have.

Uppercase definitely has more things I love than things against it.  I could see myself subscribing to this box on a monthly basis.  There is always the chance that I will already have the book (since I get quite a few ARCs and preorder some things) but I feel like that’s a gamble I’d be willing to take.  I also wouldn’t mind sending a box as a gift to a reader friend of mine.  It’s a fun option and I think I know some people who would really love getting an Uppercase box.

I’d also really recommend subscribing to any non-blogging readers.  If you are a big young adult fan and you don’t regularly preorder books, Uppercase is perfect for you.  It’s a great way to get a new young adult release that you may or may not have heard of before.  It’d also be a great way to introduce yourself to the young adult genre if you aren’t already familiar with it.  Like I said earlier, Lisa has been a YA blogger for years so she really knows what she is doing when she picks out the books for the box.

Do you subscribe to any bookish or non-bookish subscription boxes?  Have you been thinking about subscribing to one?  What do you think about Uppercase?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes Spotlight + Giveaway| Percy Pack

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Yesterday was the release of Rick Riordan’s latest book, Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. In case you haven’t read the books, it was also the birthday of Percy Jackson.  I hope you celebrated with some blue cake.  🙂

Here’s a little more about the book!

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GREEK HEROES IS OUT NOW!!!

Check out the downloadable Activity Kit for GREEK HEROES!

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Title: Greek Heroes

On-Sale: August 18, 2015

Description: Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indiebound | Indigo | iBooks

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Giveaway

Be back-to-school ready with GREEK HEROES!

One (1) winner receives:

  • a copy of GREEK HEROES
  • plus a “Percy Pack” limited edition backpack!

Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Rick Riordan Ebook, Magnus Chase Cover, Greek Gods Preorder | Percy Pack

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Last month the Percy Pack got to kick off the 10 year celebration for the Percy Jackson series.  This month I’m excited to share some info about some fun stuff coming from Rick Riordan!

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Rick Riordan just released a new ebook!

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Title: The Demigods of Olympus: An Interactive Adventure

On-Sale: July 14, 2015

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Description: Your quest begins! Use your demigod skills in this interactive and customizable adventure story written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan.

Combining four short stories, The Two-Headed Guidance Counselor, The Library of Deadly Weapons, My Demon Satyr Tea Party, and My Personal Zombie Apocalypse, your choices will have consequences in this first interactive demigod adventure.

And if that’s not enough, the Magnus Chase cover was recently revealed and I don’t know about you guys but I love it!

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Title: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

On-Sale: October 6, 2015

Description: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarök, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Check out the first 2 chapters: Chapter 2 of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

Last but definitely not least, you can preorder Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes!

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Don’t forget to pre-order Percy Jackson’s GREEK HEROES, the companion to the national best seller Percy Jackson’s GREEK GODS available on Percy Jackson’s birthday, August 18, 2015.

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Title: Greek Heroes

On-Sale: August 18, 2015

Description: Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

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