Book Review (ARC): The Inexplicable Logic of My Life -Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

By: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Expected Publication Date: March 7, 2017 by Clarion Books
Format: eARC courtesy of NetGalley
Pages: 464
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Rating: ★★★¼

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Summary:
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

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Most Anticipated New Releases for the First Half of 2017

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I have an embarrassingly large number of books on my to-read list for the upcoming year, but these are the ones I’m absolutely dying to read. Meaning, I either have them entered into my calendar, pre-ordered, and/or gaze longingly at their covers, dreaming of the day I get to read them.

I split this up into two sections. The first consists of new series and standalones, while the second is ongoing series.

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Book Review (ARC): Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms, #1) – Erin Summerill

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By: Erin Summerill
Expected Publication Date: December 27, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: eARC courtesy of NetGalley
Pages: 400
Genres: Fantasy,  Young Adult
Rating: ★★★

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Summary:

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

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Book Review: Dragon Keeper (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #1) – Robin Hobb

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By: Robin Hobb
Published: June 25, 2009 by Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
Genres: Fantasy, Adult
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Summary:

Too much time has passed since the powerful dragon Tintaglia helped the people of the Trader cities stave off an invasion of their enemies. The Traders have forgotten their promises, weary of the labor and expense of tending earthbound dragons who were hatched weak and deformed by a river turned toxic. If neglected, the creatures will rampage–or die–so it is decreed that they must move farther upriver toward Kelsingra, the mythical homeland whose location is locked deep within the dragons’ uncertain ancestral memories.

Thymara, an unschooled forest girl, and Alise, wife of an unloving and wealthy Trader, are among the disparate group entrusted with escorting the dragons to their new home. And on an extraordinary odyssey with no promise of return, many lessons will be learned–as dragons and tenders alike experience hardships, betrayals . . . and joys beyond their wildest imaginings

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