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Monday, February 8, 2016

Vote for March's TBR Pile Book Club Read!


Read with us in March!

We need you to help us choose March's TBR Pile Book Club read!

Reading books together makes for a great motivation to tackle our dusty TBR Piles! And this time, we're all about choosing the books together. We invite you to vote on a book you'd like to read most in January! Covers link to Goodreads so you may read each synopsis!


Voting will be open until February 21 and we'll announce the winning title on February 22!

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The Bookish Team will host one discussion post, where we'll talk about the plot, favorite/least favorite moments and characters, and share memorable quotes! By joining in the read-a-long, you'll earn yourself extra points for any giveaways.

And remember, it's never too late to sign up for the 2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge! Click our banner above to head to the sign up post and join!

Cover Reveal: The Rise of Genesis by M.R. Merrick

Announcing a new book by M.R. Merrick!

Coming March 15, 2016
In a world where being Supernatural means you’re in danger, Ash Lawson is front and center. After years of helping others escape ATOM—a government entity known for abusing Supernaturals—he’s captured, and saving himself will prove to be the most difficult task he’s undertaken.

Tryst Rivera is a Succubus and veteran at the Academy, a facility tasked with converting underage Supernaturals into cooperative ATOM soldiers. She’s endured her time mostly unscathed, but when Ash arrives and their lives are tethered to one another, she’s placed in immediate danger.

With escape at the forefront of his mind, Ash struggles with the idea of life under ATOM’s thumb. He’ll die before he converts, but his life isn’t the only one he’s responsible for, and he already has more blood on his hands than he can bear. When a chance for freedom arises, Ash needs to decide how much—and who—he’s willing to risk for a second chance.

About M.R. Merrick

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M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer and author of The Protector Series, and The Rise of Genesis. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he's usually found at the computer between a pair of headphones and a large bowl of cereal.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Book Review: The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

The Mediator #1-6
Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance
Publication.Date:November 1, 2000 - December 8, 2004
Published By:  Simon Pulse (1-3), HarperCollins (4-5)
Website:Meg Cabot 

The Mediator on Goodreads
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Suze Simon has a problem: She's been able to see and speak to ghosts all her life. Things have gotten especially bad now that her mom has remarried and Suze has three new stepbrothers...and a very sexy guy hanging out in her bedroom. Too bad the guy's been dead for a hundred and fifty years.

(Meg's Website)

For me, The Mediator is the quintessential Young Adult series. This is the first young adult series that I loved, bought, and coveted. I can't tell you how thrilled I was when I found out about Remembrance. Jesse and Suze are back?! I mean, it's Jesse + Suze 4EVA -  ya know!

I hadn't intended to reread the series prior to Remembrance's release, but a few people were talking about doing so on Twitter and I knew I had to read them again. And read them again I did. Luckily this reread occurred on a weekend where I had nothing to do. I binged my little heart out on this series - read all six books over the course of the weekend. I felt like my own personal reading montage.

But I digress.

I cannot believe I forgot how much I love this series. Suze, first and foremost, is just amazing. She's amazing and ass kicking. Jesse is a straight up dream boat. CeeCee, Adam, Father Dom are amazing supporting characters and I'm even a bit of a fan of Suze's stepbrothers - in their own special ways. The characters all came alive; they weren't story book characters, they are real people. Or, ghosts depending on the specific characters you're discussing.

So many details that I forgot came flooding back and as I reread these books and I remember being shocked and awed at things during my first read. The plots are detailed and descriptive, full of twists and turns that keep even the most seasoned reader guessing. And even though they are rereads, there were times I still felt that intensity I felt the first time around.

I cannot recommend this series enough. Being a fan a YA books now - obviously - something about rereading an old favorite YA series was incredibly refreshing and there's still something about this series that you won't find in today's YA novels.

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