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Weekly Round Up #10

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and #IMWAYR hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.

It's been a busy, busy week with the family I spoke of arriving and then my SIL also visiting with her family. I still managed to get some reading done but my blogging has taken a hit. I will get around to responding to everyone that's taken the time to leave comments and thanks so much for visiting!
What I read last week:
My review of Cinder with my buddy reader will be up at the end of next week. :) I did enjoy it and I can't wait to read more of the series. 
What I am currently reading:
I'm loving this one. There's a bit of a Forbidden Game vibe and I have no idea what to actually expect next. 
Up Next:

New Arrivals:

This week I had two pretty exciting titles incoming! I'm not sure where they are on the TBR but I'm excited for them both.

And that's my week! How did yours go? 

Review: Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
My Rating : {★★★★☆}

Young Adult Fantasy Fiction
Expected publication: December 27th 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers 

Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group via NetGalley
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of war…

TTT: Reasons I'm Thankful for Books

I've been around the blogosphere for almost 6 months now (6 month blogiversary next month!!!) and I have absolutely loved seeing everyone's Top Ten lists when they come out, so I've decided to also give it a try! It probably won't be a weekly feature for me but I'm hoping to participate when I can. I'm linking up with The Broke and The Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday Prompt : Thanksgiving Freebie

Look up a few lists of books that changed the world - there's plenty of them! Words are so powerful and when many powerful words are put into one book - they can change how the entire world thinks. #BannedBooks are even a thing - books that so powerful that people have found them threatening or dangerous. Words and ideas change the world.

Books can challenge the way we think about things, even the way we look at the world. I'm not just talking about spiritual books that challenge your mind, but even the most basic of books can teach us something or make us s…

Weekly Round Up #9

Here's my weekly roundup. I'm linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and #IMWAYR hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date.

Firstly, I have to take a moment to rave about something I'm super excited about - the official trailer was just released last week! 

Again, this week has been busy - just gearing up for the silly season I suppose. We have family coming in this week that we won't be able to spend Christmas with so while they are here we will be doing our Christmas with them and we're actually going away for a weekend (queue blogger panic stations - will I actually be able to schedule my posts ahead???), and then it will be December and we'll be really headed for Christmas! 
What I read last week:

Ever the Hunted - I'm conflicted about this one. For the most part I really enjoyed the book but I hated the ending and it's leaving a sour taste in my mouth.
What I am currently reading:
I'm buddy reading Cinder with a good fr…

Review: Frostblood - Elly Blake

Frostblood by Elly Blake

My Rating : {★★★★☆}

Young Adult Fantasy Fiction
Expected publication: January 12th 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton

Source: Hachette Australia via NetGalley
The first in a page-turning young adult fantasy series perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen and Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series.

In a land governed by the cruel Frostblood ruling class, seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has spent most of her life hiding her ability to manipulate heat and light - until the day the soldiers come to raid her village and kill her mother. Ruby vows revenge on the tyrannous Frost King responsible for the massacre of her people.

But Ruby's powers are unpredictable...and so are the feelings she has for Arcus, the scarred, mysterious Frostblood warrior who shares her goal to kill the Frost King, albeit for his own reasons. When Ruby is captured by the Frost King's men, she's taken right into the heart of the enemy. Now she only has one …