Book Humans Interviews: Evil Queen Books

Welcome to the Book Human Interviews! Every week I will be interviewing one person from our overarching book community: a book blogger, a booktuber, or, a bookstagrammer. The idea is to get to know people in each sector more and connect with each other. If you’d like to be interviewed, fill out this form and I will schedule you in!

Today, we are talking to Jackie, the booktuber behind Evil Queen Books! Follow along as we learn more about one of our fellow Book Humans…

Q1: What drew you to join the community you chose in the previous questions?

I started off as writing on my book blog (which I still use) and I wanted to share my thoughts on YouTube as well.
Q2: What do you like the most about said community?
Everyone is amazing. I find new channels everyday and everyone I meet is just so nice and welcoming!
Q3: What’s a book you will always recommend – regardless of age or genre – and why?
Gray by Pete Wentz. It is my favorite book of all time and is the reason I joined the book reviewing community in the first place.

Lastly, here are three videos that I love from their Youtube:

  1. SMALL BOOKTUBER TAG!
  2. SPOOK-A-THON 2019 TBR!
  3. MUSIC-A-THON DAY 3: CONCERT BOOK TAG!

 

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Iconic Books of the Decade: 2010’s

Iconic Books of the Decade

Let’s start off by saying 10 years is a longgggg time and a lot can change in those ten years. In the 2010s, a lot definitely did change, especially in regards to books, even more so Young Adult novels. There were also more than a few markers of these changes, in the forms of the books themselves. This list is for those markers; these are the most iconic and noteworthy books of this decade, in my opinion….

Broke The Barrier (and made me feel so seen)

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

Everlasting Hype (for good reason)

  • We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
  • An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Waited With Baited Breath (and gasped at that series end!)

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

It’s Good AND Adapted!

  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E Harkness – adapted as a TV series on SundanceNow
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – adapted as a film on Netflix
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – adapted as a web-series by Piera Forde

Books That Touched Me

  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: it was so imaginative and just touched my creativity and made me feel like I was living in a different plane of existence. It was so beautiful and so artistic that it was otherworldly.
  • The Color Project by Sierra Abrams – a beautiful book that touches your heart and also ended up preparing me, of sorts, for dealing with some things later.
  • Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor – the first book that ever made me cry. and then on top of that make me flat-out sob. I will never read it again because it was that good and that heart-wrenching and it dramatically changed me.

Now, all this being said, I am very much interested in hearing what books you do and/or do not agree with me on from the list above. I also would love to know what books would be on your ‘Iconic Books of the Decade: 2010s’ list! Let me know in the comments below. Thanks, have a great day/night, and tata for now!

Book Humans Interviews: Books and Bees

Welcome to the Book Human Interviews! Every week I will be interviewing one person from our overarching book community: a book blogger, a booktuber, or, a bookstagrammer. The idea is to get to know people in each sector more and connect with each other. If you’d like to be interviewed, fill out this form and I will schedule you in!

Today, we are talking to Catherine, the book blogger behind Books and Bees! Follow along as we learn more about one of our fellow Book Humans…

Q1: What drew you to join the community you chose in the previous questions?
I love reading and already followed a few book bloggers. In need of a hobby to bring me joy, I made a blog and accompanying social media!

Q2: What do you like the most about said community?
I like that people often share more personal aspects of themselves. Even just sharing what you’re doing over the weekend is lovely and leads to lots of fun conversations where books and life are discussed.

Q3: What’s a book you will always recommend – regardless of age or genre – and why?
I’d say Good Omens, since this was my go-to before the series came out. I think that though the book is written for adults, the humor and content is not particularly inappropriate for bookish children with parental guidance. It’s also a very enjoyable read for many people of different reading preferences!

Lastly, here are three posts that I love from their blog:

  1. Can you be the wrong audience for a book?
  2. Making Time for Reading
  3. Ending 2019: A Final TBR

 

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Most Anticipated Releases: December 2019

December 2019 - Most Anticipated Releases

Hello everyone! So, quite a few books are coming out in December but there are four we specifically can’t wait for! Check out the list….

  1. The Jinni Key Bethany Atazadeh
  2. Dangerous Alliance Jennieke Cohen
  3. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2) Tomi Adeyemi
  4. The Will and the Wilds Charlie N. Holmberg

Are any of the books above on your most anticipated reads list for December? What else is on your list? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks, have a great day/night and tata for now!

Angel

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Book Humans Interviews: J.L. Todd the Diction Puppeteer

Welcome to the Book Human Interviews! Every week I will be interviewing one person from our overarching book community: a book blogger, a booktuber, or, a bookstagrammer. The idea is to get to know people in each sector more and connect with each other. If you’d like to be interviewed, fill out this form and I will schedule you in!

Today, we are talking to J.L. Todd, the booktuber behind J.L. Todd the Diction Puppeteer! Follow along as we learn more about one of our fellow Book Humans…

Q1: What drew you to join the community you chose in the previous questions?
I’ve always liked film and books, so I thought it would be the best way for me to talk about books.

Q2: What do you like the most about said community?
Everyone is so creative and genuinely nice and supportive of each other.

Q3: What’s a book you will always recommend – regardless of age or genre – and why?
The Hunger Games. I think it’s a modern YA classic, and it will always have something new to teach readers.

Lastly, here are three videos that I love from their YouTube:

  1. MY FAVE MIDDLE GRADE SERIES
  2. FEARLESS WRITER TAG
  3. THE ANTI-HARRY POTTER BOOK TAG | Original Book Tag

 

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A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo – Blog Tour

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A Constellation of RosesHello everyone! Today, I am lucky to be partnering with the Fantastic Flying Book Club and Miranda Asebedo to review her new book, A Constellation of Roses and, spoiler alert, I absolutely loved it! Before I get into my review, though, here’s the synopsis, via Goodreads:

Ever since her mother walked out, Trix McCabe has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive. Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or go live with her long-lost family in the tiny town of Rocksaw, Kansas.

Trix doesn’t plan to stick around Rocksaw long, but there’s something special about her McCabe relatives that she is drawn to. Her aunt, Mia, bakes pies that seem to cure all ills. Her cousin, Ember, can tell a person’s deepest secret with the touch of a hand. And Trix’s great-aunt takes one look at Trix’s palm and tells her that if she doesn’t put down roots somewhere, she won’t have a future anywhere.

Before long, Trix feels like she might finally belong with this special group of women in this tiny town in Kansas. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known.

With lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure, A Constellation of Roses is the perfect companion to Miranda Asebedo’s debut novel The Deepest Roots.

For a while, I’ve been in a kind of reading slump? It hasn’t exactly been a slump because I’ve been wanting to read, I also just….haven’t. But when I picked up A Constellation of Roses to read for today’s review, it wasn’t as if a light was just suddenly turned on. It was as if I’d returned *home*. And this book made it so easy to feel at home. It dealt with hard topics, yes, but it wasn’t in some kind of fake, put-it-all-in, meet-a-quota kind of way, it was in a way that felt natural and real and authentic. I learned and I just felt in such a way that was absolutely fantastic and wonderful. The characters were multifaceted and interesting, and, more importantly, the plot was, and I don’t mean this lightly, some of the best I’ve read in a contemporary in a long time. Seriously, I could not put down this book willingly (side-eyes classes; I was so enamored by the entirety of this book and just ajdjsahaka I freaking loved it!!!!

Oh, and btw, if you’ve read books by Emma Mills, A Constellation of Roses felt quite similar/in the same vein so I would definitely recommend ACOR if you’re an Emma Mills fan.

All in all, I’ve nothing but good things to say about A Constellation of Roses and I definitely think everyone should read the book, period. To get your hands on the book, check out Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Google Books, Kobo, The Book Depository, or, of course, request it from your local library if possible!

The best way to get A Constellation of Roses, though? By entering into a giveaway for it! Win a copy of A CONSTELLATION OF ROSES by Miranda Asebedo (INT). Good luck!

After entering into the giveaway, check out the author’s bio below! Also check out the rest of the tour here! Then, let me know in the comments below, how excited are you to read A Constellation of Roses? Thanks, have a great day/night, and tata for now!

About the Author:

Miranda AsebedoMiranda Asebedo was born and raised in rural Kansas with a love of fast cars, open skies, and books. She carried that love of books to college, where she got her B.A. and M.A. in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Literature. A Seaton Fellowship recipient, her short fiction has appeared in Kansas Voices, Touchstone, and Midway Journal.

Miranda still lives on the prairie today with her husband, two kids, and two majestic bulldogs named Princess Jellybean and Captain Jack Wobbles. If Miranda’s not writing or reading, she’s most likely convinced everyone to load up in the family muscle car and hit the road.

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Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian – Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly bookish meme created by Breaking The Spine to highlight some of the upcoming books you can’t wait to read!

Eight Will FallSummary, courtesy of Goodreads: “In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws deadly. As she fights for her life, Larkin finds a light in Amias, a fellow outlaw with a notorious past. Soon Larkin and Amias realize their fates are entwined. The eight of them were chosen for a reason. But as the dangers multiply and her band of felons are picked off one by one, Larkin must confront a terrible truth: They were never meant to return.”

Why I Can’t Wait:

  • a bunch of teenage criminals banding together? Yes!
  • forbidden magic? Yes!

Catch it on shelves November 26th, 2019!

Book Humans Interviews: The Book Bratz

Welcome to the Book Human Interviews! Every week I will be interviewing one person from our overarching book community: a book blogger, a booktuber, or, a bookstagrammer. The idea is to get to know people in each sector more and connect with each other. If you’d like to be interviewed, fill out this form and I will schedule you in!

Today, we are talking to Amber, Jessica, and Emily, the book bloggers behind The Book Bratz! Follow along as we learn more about three of our fellow Book Humans…

Q1: What drew you to join the community you chose in the previous questions?

Amber: Before I started blogging (I was 16 at the time) I followed a few bloggers on social media and visited their blogs often. It inspired me to join up with my co-bloggers and create The Book Bratz

Jessica: We always wanted to talk about the books we loved in a community where other people read and loved them too!

Emily: I’ve always had an unhealthy love of reading and wanted to share that with others who share that unhealthy love.

Q2: What do you like the most about said community?

Amber: The people in the community are always super supportive of each other and in courage individuality which is super important. It seems like an intimidating community, but once you join it we got your back

Jessica: How tight-knit everyone is:)

Emily: How friendly everyone is. It’s really like a second family.

Q3: What’s a book you will always recommend – regardless of age or genre – and why?

Amber: Illuminae! The format of Illuminae is interesting and I’ve got a couple of people who aren’t into reading hooked on it. It’s fun and it’s different!

Jessica: They both die at the end — a total tearjerker.

Emily: Beautiful Creatures. I don’t know exactly what it is about the book but I love it so much. I can read the whole series over and over again.

Lastly, here are three posts that I love from their blog:

  1. Coming up with Unique Author Interview Questions! (& Some Question Ideas)
  2. How-To: A Beginners Guide To NetGalley!
  3. Blogging 101: Why Sometimes Book Reviews Aren’t Enough

 

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Book Humans Interviews: Kayla Reads and Reviews

Welcome to the Book Human Interviews! Every week I will be interviewing one person from our overarching book community: a book blogger, a booktuber, or, a bookstagrammer. The idea is to get to know people in each sector more and connect with each other. If you’d like to be interviewed, fill out this form and I will schedule you in!

Today, we are talking to Kayla, the book blogger behind Kayla Reads and Reviews! Follow along as we learn more about one of our fellow Book Humans…

Q1: What drew you to join the community you chose in the previous questions?
I wanted a place where I could talk about books and escape what was going on at home.

Q2: What do you like the most about said community?
Making new friend and discovering new books.

Q3: What’s a book you will always recommend – regardless of age or genre – and why?
Sleepaway Girls by Jenn Calonita. It was the first book I read about sleep away camp that made me be able to put into words how much I love camp.

Lastly, here are three posts that I love from their blog:

  1. HUNGRY HEARTS FOOD CRAWL {REVIEW, AESTHETIC AND GIVEAWAY}
  2. THE BOOKS ON MY READING RUSH TBR
  3. TOP TEN BOOKS THAT MEAN A LOT TO ME

 

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The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black – Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly bookish meme created by Breaking The Spine to highlight some of the upcoming books you can’t wait to read!

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)Summary, courtesy of Goodreads: “Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril. Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics. And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…”

Why I Can’t Wait:

  • I love the previous books and Holly Black is a very good author so this is the one and only reason that is needed lol

 

Catch it on shelves November 19th, 2019!

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