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Adult, Young Adult / December 20, 2016

One of my favorite things to read from other bloggers is their favorite books of the year. I’ve read so many amazing books this year, many of my favorites were not new releases. Like The Realm of the Elderlings books by Robin Hobb, in which I still have two more series in that world to finish. For the purposes of this list I will stick to new releases, so here it is, my 5 Favorite New Releases of 2016!

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By: Diane
Review, Young Adult / June 20, 2016
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie StiefvaterBlue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #3
Publisher: Scholastic
Date: September 2014
389 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal
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There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue exceeded my expectations and is quite possibly my favourite book in the series so far. Having read the second book in the Raven Cycle series, The Dream Thieves, I wasn’t entirely impressed and although I enjoyed it, I was expecting a lot more given the popularity it has with many people. Blue Lily, Lily Blue most definitely delivered following my disappointment from the previous book, and has me excited to read the final book in the Raven Cycle series. There are no spoilers in this review, as I know that there are still people out there that haven’t read this series/book yet!

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By: Vicky
Blog Tour, Review, Young Adult / April 26, 2016

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I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for The Raven King, the last book in The Raven Cycle series from Maggie Stiefvater. Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this last book and an exclusive wallpaper download!

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This series has captured my heart and imagination since I first read it in 2012. The first book, The Raven Boys is an amazing example of magical prose, and wonderful characters and plot. The mystery of the boys’ search for the legendary Welsh king, Owen Glendower and Gansey’s foretold death have loomed in my mind for so long, I was so, so eager to see how The Raven King would wrap it all up.

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By: Daphne
Review, Young Adult / April 26, 2016
The Raven King by Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven King
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #4
Publisher: Scholastic
Date: April 2016
439 pages
Source: Review copy from publisher
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology
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The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

This series has captured my heart and imagination since I first read it in 2012. The first book, The Raven Boys is an amazing example of magical prose, and wonderful characters and plot. The mystery of the boys’ search for the legendary Welsh king, Owen Glendower and Gansey’s foretold death have loomed in my mind for so long, I was so, so eager to see how The Raven King would wrap it all up.

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By: Daphne
Bookish Firsts / June 19, 2015

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Welcome back to Bookish Firsts, my feature where I ask guest bloggers and authors to talk about their bookish ‘first times’.

Please welcome my good friend, blogger Caroline from Big Book Little Book, my go to source not just for YA but also Picture Books, Young Readers and Middle Grade!
 

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By: Daphne