Be Our Tattooed Guest: Rachelle + A Winged Mind

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Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

Today's guest has a tattoo that may give you wings (and no, it's not Red Bull)...
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Blog Tour: Watch Out, Hollywood!: More Confessions of a So-called Middle Child by Maria T. Lennon

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Hello, starlets! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Mary G. Thompson's tween novel sequel, Watch Out, Hollywood!: More Confessions of a So-called Middle Child! I've got all the info on both books, how to avoid unwanted people, where you can follow the author, and a giveaway, so tune in!


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Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publishing Date: September 2, 2014
Pages/Format: 565, eARC
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Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?


Book in One Word: BADASS!
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Waiting on Wednesday (97)

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Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

This book has a MAP in the title AND in the cover, so I'm basically drooling.
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Blog Tour: The Gateway Through Which They Came by Heather Marie

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Hello, summoners of books! I'm super excited about today's post and for two reasons: it's pretty freaking cool, and it's Heather Marie, who I knew post-authordom! Her debut The Gateway Through Which They Came JUST published (literally JUST--it published yesterday), and Heather's here today to share a scene of the book with you in a fun way. And I'll have all the info on the book for you, plus where you can stalk Heather, so read on, yes? Oh, and welcome to the gateway.

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Top Ten Tuesday (97)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet*
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Review: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

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Title: The Girl from the Well
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Source-books Fire
Publishing Date: August 5, 2014
Pages/Format: 267, ARC
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You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night. 

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out. 

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as Dexter meets The Grudge, based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.


Book in One Word: Interesting.
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Be Our Tattooed Guest: Alexandra + Seize the Book

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Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

Today's guest has a tattoo with some carpe--but not necessarily some diem.
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Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Speak
Publishing Date: April 2, 2009
Pages/Format: 262, Paperback
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On a day that started like any other,

Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, admiring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left. It is the most important decision she'll ever make.

Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting, and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.


Book in One Word: Good!
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Waiting on Wednesday (96)

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Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

This book could be so good. It's a competition, but not like the Hunger Games or anything dystopian. It's all over the world, and I feel like this could be such good, detective-work-esque fun.
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