Finding all the wonders in the bookiverse! That’s What’s scheming!
January is all about setting up 2018 as the BEST reading year for all of us bookworms!
Checking off items on our bookworm new year list, like…
- Decided if you want to be a book blogger or not
- Starting a new blog or making over your blog
- Feeding all your most anticipated releases to your TBR beast and then…
- Taming that beast!
- Making reading even more fun by finding blogs, bloggers, challenges, discussions [and adding them to the Bookworm Directory]. Features in the spotlight this week are:
- The Blogs/Bloggers featured this week are three queens of scary, action-packed reads. Make sure to visit and check out what horrific stuff is happening there! [there is also cute puppies and stuff animals to cuddle with in case you get to terrified!]
- Also featured, some Dewey Dragons! Go meet all these the bloggers that are rocking the 2018 2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge!
Stay tuned for more blogs, bloggers and features to set up your ultimate 2018 reading experience!
And of course January is all about… BOOKS!
TAAAA DAAAAAA… After DAYS of browsing countless lists of 2018 releases…THE MOST anticipated book of 2018 is Dread Nation, to be released in April!
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.
But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.
What makes Dread Nation THE BOOK to read in 2018?
- Powerful title!
- Cover Insta-love
- Black MC
- Badass females these “Attendants”!
- Alternative History/ Historical Fantasy
Need more reasons? HERE!
The runner up is Deliverance (Hell Diver 3), which will be released in May!
Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s USA Today bestselling trilogy began with his acclaimed novel Hell Divers, an Audible Editors Best Audiobooks of 2016 Top Pick and a finalist for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Award for Best Science Fiction Book of the Year. The high-octane adventure finally comes to an end in Hell Divers III: Deliverance. Will the heroic Hell Divers locate the man that can lead them to a new home, or is humanity doomed forever?
Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier “X” Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home.
Michael Everheart — the boy once known as Tin — has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.
When a mysterious distress signal calls the Hell Divers to the surface, Michael and his loyal team begin to uncover long-buried truths and the secrets Captain Jordan will do anything to keep. They dive so humanity survives… but will they survive the ultimate betrayal?
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
A new release and a backlist book that are a MUST!
From the bestselling author of the Witching Savannah series comes the first book in a fascinating trilogy following the quest of a young witch to uncover her family’s terrifying secret history…
Magic is seeping out of the world, leaving the witches who’ve relied on it for countless centuries increasingly hopeless. While some see an inevitable end of their era, others are courting madness—willing to sacrifice former allies, friends, and family to retain the power they covet. While the other witches watch their reality unravel, young Alice Marin is using magic’s waning days to delve into the mystery of numerous disappearances in the occult circles of New Orleans. Alice disappeared once, too—caged in an asylum by blood relatives. Recently freed, she fears her family may be more involved with the growing crisis than she ever dared imagine.
Yet the more she seeks the truth about her family’s troubled history, the more she realizes her already-fragile psyche may be at risk. Discovering the cause of the vanishings, though, could be the only way to escape her mother’s reach while determining the future of all witches.
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.
They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.
Are you a northern hemispherian? You think this winter is cold?Think again! Wait until I tell you about Wintergirls! It will chill you to the bone!
“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.