*Saturday Spotlight* Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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Title: Serpent & Dove

Author: Shelby Mahurin

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: September 3, 2019

Page Count: 528 pages

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Summary:

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

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Preorder Giveaway

Kat has an amazing preorder giveaway going on, so check it out here!

Everyone who preorders Wicked Fox will receive 3 beautiful character cards in the mail from Kat. The artwork is gorgeous! This preorder giveaway is open until August 27, 2019. There will be one grand prize winner, who will win everything pictured below.

Does this preorder giveaway accept library requests? Yes! 

Is this preorder international: Yes!

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 About the Author

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Shelby Mahurin grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana, where sticks became wands and cows became dragons. Her rampant imagination didn’t fade with age, so she continues to play make-believe every day—with words now instead of cows. When not writing, Shelby watches the Office and obsesses over her Twitter feed. She still lives near that childhood farm with her very tall husband, semi-feral toddlers, two dogs, and one cat.

Shelby’s favorite books include A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and, of course, Harry Potter.

Her debut novel, SERPENT & DOVE, will release from Harper Teen in Fall 2019, with a sequel to come the following year. She is represented by Sarah Landis of Sterling Lord Literistic. (Bio and photo provided from Goodreads)

Top Ten Tuesday 6/18/19

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

It was really difficult to narrow this list down to ten but I accomplished that but I feel awful that I left a lot off this list.

Which books made your list?

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My Most Anticipated August Releases

My Most Anticipated August Releases

Hi, everyone!

August is right around the corner, which means more wonderful Young Adult books are coming out! Check out my most anticipated Young Adult releases for August!


Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

Release Date: August 8, 2017

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A magical new world with adventure, romance, and an intriguing plot? Count me in! Faris will do whatever she can to protect her younger sister, especially when her sister is sold into slavery. When Faris agrees to a scheme to buy her sister, she inadvertently binds herself to Princess Bryn, a power-hungry royal looking to sit on the throne. Faris must now smuggle magic into Avinea with the help of North, a traveling magician, and Faris can’t help but start to fall for North. The fate of the kingdom is at stake and Faris needs to figure out how to work through this dangerous game of magic and intrigue, if she hopes to save her sister and many others.

Preorder Shimmer & Burn

*Mary Taranta has an awesome preorder giveaway for those who preorder her debut! Fill out the form here.


The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Release Date: August 8, 2017

IMG_1461High school girl? Check. Good grades? Check. Have to save the world from demons? Whaaaat? Genie Lo thought she was just an average high school student with her only worries being about volleyball, family, and grades. That all changes when she finds out she is meant to save the world from demons with the help from no one other than the Monkey King! I luckily received an advanced copy of this fantastic Chinese folklore tale and my review can be viewed here. This is such a wonderful read, I highly recommend picking this up. And even though I have already read it, it is still one of my most anticipated releases for August. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is everything I hoped it would be and more!

Preorder The Epic Crush of Genie Lo


The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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Release Date: August 8, 2017

Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon: her heart in exchange for an escape from her current life. She becomes “heartless,” and starts to realize that the trade may be a nightmare she did not sign up for. In this new world, Dee teams up with other deal-making teens and soon finds herself growing closer to one charming and secretive boy. The Hearts We Sold sounds like such a lush, yet atmospheric read; I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

Preorder The Hearts We Sold


Crystal Blade by Kathryn Purdie

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Release Date: August 15, 2017

This is the second installment in the Burning Glass series. I highly enjoyed Burning Glass and I am looking forward to the continuation of Sonya’s story! Kathryn Purdie is a great storyteller and she weaves such beautiful writing into her stories, so if you have not already read Burning Glass, you need to now!

Purchase Burning Glass

Preorder Crystal Blade

*Kathryn Purdie also has a special preorder giveaway for those who fill out the required fields here!


Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović

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Release Date: August 15, 2017

I am super excited for this book, and you should be, too! Iris and Malina are twins who are born with a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. They live in Old Town Cattaro, where their mother runs a bakery. When their mother is attacked and left hovering between life and death, the sisters must look into their history and the ancient curse that is part of their family. Lies and secrets will come to the surface, but will the sisters be strong enough to overcome these secrets and save their mother?

Preorder Wicked Like a Wildfire


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: August 29, 2017

IMG_1459Who doesn’t love Wonder Woman? This book is going to be amazing, and I know my fellow co-blogger, Stacy, has read this beauty and has posted a review about it here. Plus, the amazingness that is Leigh Bardugo wrote this wonderful piece of work, so it is no question that I’ll be at the bookstore on release day. If you love superheroes and girl power, Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a book you do not want to miss!

Preorder Wonder Woman: Warbringer

*Leigh Bardugo has a great preorder giveaway! Check out the details here.


Here is a list of other books coming out in August:

August 1

  • Blight by Alexandra Duncan
  • Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor
  • These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips
  • Venturess by Betsy Cornwell

August 8

  • In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody
  • Reunited by Colleen Houck

August 15

  • A Map for Wrecked Girls by  Jessica Taylor
  • Ferocious by Paula Stokes
  • The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims

August 22

  • Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens
  • The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
  • The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker
  • The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

August 29

  • All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
  • The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee
  • The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien
  • Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell

These are not all the wonderful books coming out in August, so make sure to check out Goodreads and your local bookstore for other upcoming August releases.

What books are you looking forward to coming out in August? 

♥ Nikole