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TOUR / REVIEW: Jade War by Fonda Lee

**I received a finished copy from the publisher (thank you, Orbit Books!) for this tour. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

Jade War by Fonda Lee

Release Date: July 23, 2019

My Rating: 5 stars

Summary: In Jade War, the sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.

On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years.

Beyond Kekon's borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon's most prized resource, could make them rich - or give them the edge they'd need to topple their rivals.

Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival - and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon.

Jade War is the second book of the Green Bone Saga, an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.

REVIEW: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

**I received an ARC from the publisher (thank you, Jimmy Books!). These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

Release Date: November 5, 2019

My Rating: 4.25 stars

Summary: In this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost.

Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn't the end of the plan---it's just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei's head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within.

Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her?

#waitingonwednesday: harley in the sky

This week, I'm #waitingonwednesday for Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman! I'm lucky enough to be a part of the street team for this book, and it's been so fun so far. I can't wait for this book, especially because I've loved Akemi's past few books. Harley in the Sky releases March 10, 2020; be sure to preorder it today!

MINI-REVIEW: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

**I received an ARC from Netgalley. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Release Date: July 16, 2019

My Rating: 3.5 stars

Summary: Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.

And thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more.

Except discovery of their bond would be death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right?

LIST: if you like to all the boys i've loved before


With the P.S. I Still Love You film somewhere on the horizon, I thought it was time to do another IF YOU LIKE post, this time with To All the Boys I've Loved Before! I adore TATBILB for many reasons, and these are books that I loved for some of the same reasons. Some of these fit into more than one category, just so you know, and I've tried to list representation as needed.

Much like my posts for if you like The Cruel Prince or the Shadow and Bone trilogy, I even made a quiz for you to find your next read or to narrow down your choices! I will say that with so many possibilities, the result might not be entirely accurate, so be sure to check out the rest of the list before or after you take the quiz. Always and forever, Michelle💙

TOUR / REVIEW: The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate by Sandy Hall

**I received an ARC for this tour. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate by Sandy Hall

Release Date: July 9, 2019

My Rating: 3 stars

Summary: A teen girl starting at a new school is torn between long-held loyalties and a bright new love.

Paisley is really looking forward to college. She is ready to take charge of her destiny and embrace some new experiences! Finding a hot guy to make out with at her first ever college party seems like a great start . . . until her best friend informs her that mystery guy is actually Carter Schmitt, Paisley's sworn enemy who basically ruined their lives in middle school.

So much for new people and exciting new experiences. Oh well. Paisley will just pretend he doesn't exist. Of course that would be easier if Carter, AKA her super-hot-sworn-enemy, hadn't ended up in three of her classes AND the same work study. Is it too late to rethink this college thing?
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