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Blog Tour, Bookish Firsts / March 17, 2016

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I’ve been a huge fan of C.J. Redwine since her amazing debut, Defiance. I’m so excited to have her on the blog to share her Bookish Firsts in celebration of her new series, The Shadow Queen!

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Bookish Firsts

With author C.J. Redwine

What is the first book you ever read/remember reading?
cjredwine-nancyThe Pickle Street series, which is a series of children’s books with a different animal protagonist for each letter of the alphabet. Though maybe my mom read that to me? The first series I remember reading independently was the Nancy Drew series. read more

By: Daphne
Top Ten Tuesday / September 17, 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish to show off our book-related lists.

These are the top ten books that I currently own that I would love to read soon. I’ve actually just looked back at my Top Ten Summer TBR post and I only managed to read one(!) of those ten books, so hopefully this season will be better! read more

By: Daphne
Cover Reveal / February 13, 2013

This week there is so much pretty floating in the world of YA books. Last year, both Defiance by C.J. Redwine and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater made my Top 10 of 2012 for both being so incredibly written, having such wonderful characters and generally knocking it out of the park. Now, both of their sequel covers were revealed today and I really wanted to put the pretty on the blog!
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By: Daphne
Review, Young Adult / September 24, 2012
Defiance by C.J. RedwineDefiance
Author: C.J. Redwine
Series: The Courier's Daughter #1
Publisher: Atom
Date: September 2012
402 pages
Source: ARC from publisher
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy
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Rachel’s world is confined to the protective walls around her city. Beyond them are violent wanderers, extreme terrain, and a danger straight out of legend: a beast called the Cursed One that devastates everything in its path.

When Rachel’s father goes missing, she is desperate to search for him. But her attempts to flee the city bring her to the attention of its overbearing ruler. His efforts to control her make the world within the walls seem as dangerous as that outside.

Her only chance at escape is Logan. Once her father’s apprentice, and now her only protector, he feels that helping her might mean losing her completely. But if he can put his feelings aside, they might be able to save more than Rachel’s father. They might be able to break down the walls, and set their people free.

Defiance is an incredible book, with each page like a move in an intricate, high-stakes chess game between the characters. It was beautifully written and full of unexpected twists. Best of all, it has Logan, who in the author C.J. Redwine’s own words is like the love-child of Sherlock Holmes and MacGuyver. read more

By: Daphne
Teaser Tuesday, Young Adult / September 4, 2012

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page, being careful not to INCLUDE SPOILERS!
  4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week is:

Defiance by CJ Redwine

I look around for a scarf or some other piece of cloth to cover her up, but all I have is a scrap of a kitchen towel, and I already know she’ll never agree to it. read more

By: Daphne