Daughter of the Pirate King Chapter 1 Reveal!

Today I am so excited to share exclusive content on APCB. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller is easily one of my most anticipated 2017 releases, and it is a Meet the Newbies title. Tricia is generously sharing the first chapter of her upcoming novel below.

Author: Tricia Levenseller
Genre: Fantasy
Page Length: 320 pages
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there's only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who's going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it's down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

Review: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Fantasy
Page Length: 387 pages
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday
Source: Borrowed via library
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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors.

Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Blog Tour: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Today I'm thrilled to host Kerri Maniscalco for the "Stalking Jack the Ripper" blog tour hosted by the inimitable Hannah @ Irish Banana Tours!

Stalking Jack the Ripper features a badass, feminist main character, Audrey, and an oh-so swoony male lead, Thomas. This historical mystery thriller novel based on the Jack the Ripper murders will chill and excite and does not hold back on the gore. 

Rachel's Fear of (Book) Commitment


I am notorious for starting things and never finishing them. Most notably tv shows and books. I have read so many first books in series, yet often I lose interest before I can pick up the subsequent books. Or I have to wait for the next book, and I detest waiting. My attention span is quite short, so if the next or final book isn't out within a year, my interest usually wanes, and I move on to another book obsession.

A Torch Against the Night Gif-y Review

I'm thrilled to join the TORCH blog tour today! TORCH was somehow even better than AEITA, and I'm already yearning for book 3. TORCH really brought out all of the emotions, so today I compiled a collection of GIFs that I think perfectly captures my feels and emotions and actions while reading this book.

August Wrap Up

I totally dropped the ball again. I forgot to post a July wrap up! Now I've completely forgotten everything that happened. Oh but I went to Canada (Montreal and Quebec) with my brother, and it was such fun. Highlight: we went zip-lining across waterfalls taller than Niagara Falls!