Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Bad Girls Book Club Letter C #atozchallenge

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge

It’s Monday and I hope you’re rested up, did some visiting and made new friends, I know I did!

Today’s letter is


The Book

The Conjurer's Riddle by Andrea Cremer

The Conjurer’s Riddle by Andrea Cremer

Cremer is one of the Queens of YA lit. She stays busy keeping us reading; she must write in her sleep.
The Conjurer’s Riddle is part of a series called The Inventor’s Secret. Our heroine, Charlotte, is on the run
from the British empire in the seedy underbelly of New Orleans river life. Here she leads a group of friends (revolutionaries maybe?) through underground tunnels.
I love that the cover contains a girl holding a weapon and that Charlotte will potentially have to fight pirates! You know I have a thing for pirates, right? If you fight pirates you automatically get placed in the Bad Girl club, right? Right. Oh, and rebellion. So yeah, Bad Girls club member.

What’s next? Letter D. See you tomorrow.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books Young Adult

R #atozchallenge

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Today is R day!  Once’t again I’m rushing because I have a busy day at the bookstore.  The books I have for you are:

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Returning by Christine Hinwood, Rift by Andrea Cremer, and Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.

They all look good, no?  I think, however, my vote goes to The Returning, which sounds like it might be a quiet sleeper:

An intense story of love, loss and turmoil in the aftermath of war. A first novel by a uniquely talented author.

Vivid, compassionate and totally absorbing, Bloodflower follows the fortunes of young Cam Attling and all those whose fates entwine with his.

Cam has a hunger, an always-hunger; it drives him from home, to war, from north to south. When he returns from war alone – all his fellow soldiers slain – suspicion swirls around him. He’s damaged in body and soul, yet he rides a fine horse and speaks well of his foes. What has he witnessed? Where does his true allegiance lie? How will life unfold for his little sister, his closest friend, his betrothed, his community, and even the enemy Lord who maimed him?

Thanks to Goodreads for that synopsis.  What do you think?