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Sunday Cravings

Wow. Sunday again. And I still have no heat. Thankfully we’re having an unseasonable warm snap here in Alaska. 40 degrees Fahrenheit as I write this. Practically summer!

If only I could convert the stupid antics of my neighbors into a heating source….

But enough about how cold I am! On to the books we’re craving this week.

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Cass: Wicked Misery (Miss Misery, #1) by Tracey Martin.

Jessica Moore thrives on misery. Literally. Thanks to a goblin s curse, she gets a magical high from humanity s suffering. A shameful talent like that could bury a girl in guilt, so to atone, she uses her dark power to hunt murderers, rapists and other scumbags until one of them frames her for his crimes.

In desperation, Jessica seeks refuge with the one person she trusts to not turn her in a satyr named Lucen. Like every member of his race, Lucen uses his …

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Sunday Cravings

Whoooo, it’s Sunday! There’s been some, shall we say, DRAMA going on. Which I have decided to copy with in the traditional Alaskan way. GLACIER MARGARITAS FOR EVERYONE!

Some people didn’t want to come with me. Until I told them I was buying. I also planned out how I’ll spend $1 million dollars if I ever win the lottery. Then we did a $100 million version, but I ran out of frivolous things to blow it on and started doing good deeds. Which is less fun to drunkenly contemplate. (Whoo! lets give half a mill to Planned Parenthood so they can do abortions in Texas. Whoo! Wait, I’d rather talk about the luxurious vintage train vacation again….)

Either amount would be one helluvan accomplishment seeing as how I never play the lottery. Maybe I could marry money? Who wants to marry a book reviewing workaholic legal aid attorney?

While I start reviewing …

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Sunday Cravings

Holy shit, it’s Sunday already? Where did my Saturday go?! Hell, where did my week go?

It is 28 degrees Fahrenheit as I type this, so in case there are any doubters out there….

 Which means it is clearly time to stock up on books! Before the road is closed for avalanche blasting, or the internet is down due to storms, or I have a psychotic break in the coming darkness. (Yes, the singular is correct. There is one road.) This week we’re stockpiling….

Marlene: Corroded (The St. Croix Chronicles, #3) by Karina Cooper.

My rival, a collector of bounties like myself, has murdered one of my own. In consequence, I have been removed from my house, my staff, and all who would support me. I have nowhere else to turn, so I beg asylum within the Midnight Menagerie, London’s decadent pleasure garden.

Micajah Hawke’s dominance there will …

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Sunday Cravings

Why hello everyone! Contrary to all expectations, I survived Friday the 13th!

Damn, guess that means I’ll have to pay off my massive WorldCon credit card debt after all.

As far as I’m concerned this coming week is a little light on drool-worthy titles, but I appear to be in the minority here at BLI headquarters. Let’s see what books are contributing to the structural de-stability of my fellow Book Lover’s homes….

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Alisha: The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas.

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells …

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Sunday Cravings

Greetings, fair friends! Have a great first-week of September? The weather’s slowly cooling bit by bit, and white pants are once again being considered  faux-pax by many. In terms of book releases, last was chock full of bookish goodies. This week’s new release group produced fewer titles overall (especially long-awaited ones), but the Book Lovers have a few items we can’t wait to get our hands on…

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Alisha: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow …

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Sunday Cravings

Happy first of September to all! I hope that you’re enjoying the last of summer (or rejoicing in the tail end of winter!)–and if you’re celebrating Labor Day tomorrow, may the barbeque be yummy and the iced tea be cool.

This week’s releases brought fewer must-haves for the team, but there are definitely some long awaited and exciting standouts among the bunch, each vastly different from the others. Let’s see what we’ve got…

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Cass: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam Trilogy, #3

Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating …

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Sunday Cravings

Greetings, fair book friends and fiends! Alisha here, filling in for Anna this week. Now, it’s the last week of of the month, which can mean only thing: lots of awesome book releases, maybe even too many to name! But here are some of the BLIers’ top must-have picks for the week. Don’t mind our ogling, this week. There are some real winners in this bunch–check out what we can’t wait to get our hands on, from new Sci Fi series to paranormal romance dating services, down-home contemporaries to darkly humorous tales of death.

Ready? Here we go!

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Alisha: Perdition by Ann Aguirre

Dred Chronicles, #1

The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate’s most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid.

Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona “Dred” Devos controls …

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Sunday Cravings

Hello Book Lovers! Anna’s not back yet, so I am doing my best to hold down the fort in her absence. Of course, I will be traveling for the next two weeks, so if I can’t find another Book Lover to fill in, we may be without Sunday Cravings for a bit.

But that isn’t anywhere near important as the fact that Winter Has Come to Alaska. I’m sure you are all rolling your eyes at me while wiping the dripping sweat off your collective brows – but it’s true. For the last few days, my car windows have been covered in frost in the morning. My roommate even turned her car on to heat it up before heading out today. WINTER IS HERE.

With that horrifying cheerful prospect to keep you all going, I present this week’s Sunday Cravings. It is, after all, important to stock up on your …

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Sunday Cravings

Hello Book Lovers! I’m still filling in for Anna while she’s buried in wedding preparations. Maybe I should have paid more attention when she told us she was taking a leave of absence from the blog, because I really have no idea how long she’ll be gone….

On the bright side, this is motivating me to look into blogging apps. Because now I can’t just not post when traveling. (Which is why there are random weeks where I am not snarking at you all. Do you miss me when I am gone?) Blogging from my iPad’s mobile browser is an exercise in frustration. Any suggestions? There appear to be a million of them, and the reviews are not anywhere approaching helpful.

On to this week’s Cravings! Not much to choose from. Which is probably for the best. I’m busy re-reading Magic Rises for the umpteenth time.

Marlene: Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New …

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Sunday Cravings

Hello Book Lovers! I’m filling in for Anna while she’s buried in wedding preparations. After burning through many must reads last week, I’m bound-and-determined to get a little sleep. But publishers just keep on releasing more books! Time to add to our never-ending TBR piles. Up this week….

Stella: What the Bride Wore by Jade Lee.

Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle, finally has the funds he always pretended to have, and what he wants now is a woman. That woman is Lady Irene Knopp, who spends her days helping debutantes plan their weddings. A recent widow, Irene longs for love again, but she’s afraid to risk her heart, especially to the notorious Grant Benton.

I just read my very first Jade Lee story, Winning a Bride, the #2.5 novella in her Bridal Favors series. It was lovely. I loved the fesity, unorthodox heroine and the wonderfully tortured hero, so I’m excited and can’t …

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