Jan 30, 2017

Candles from Novel Heartbeat Creations || Book Merch Monday

Hi bookworms!

Today, for Book Merch Monday, I bring to you a store that sells super cool fandom inspired candles! Bringing to you Novel Heartbeat Creations, and let me introduce me to the girl behind the store, Jessi!

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Jan 28, 2017

Catching up with our favourite motorcyle club || Long Way Home by Katie McGarry (Blog Tour+Giveaway)




Title : Long Way Home
Author : Katie McGarry
Release Date : January 31st 2017
Publisher : Harlequin Teen
Synopsis :
Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

Jan 26, 2017

An Interview with Alison Evans || #DiverseReads2017

Today I come to you with another #DiverseReads2017 interview! Say hi to Alison Evans, the author of Ida, a fantastically queer fantasy of alternate universes with a biracial MC.

I read IDA some time back, and I'd definitely recommend this book! You can check out my review here, plus Alison is an absolute sweetheart and I am happy to host them on the blog today!


Jan 23, 2017

A vibrant splash of colour || You're Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner



Title: You're Welcome Universe
Author: Whitney Gardner
Release Date: March 7th 2017
Publisher: Knopf
Synopsis:
A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti.

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

Told with wit and grit by debut author Whitney Gardner, who also provides gorgeous interior illustrations of Julia’s graffiti tags, You’re Welcome, Universe introduces audiences to a one-of-a-kind protagonist who is unabashedly herself no matter what life throws in her way.

Jan 19, 2017

An interview with Adam Silvera || #DiverseReads2017

Hey bookworms!

I think I've tired you guys enough with my praise of History is All You Left Me, but still, this book is too amazing to let go of. History released two days ago, and I am so excited about it and can't wait until all of you read it, fall in love and get your hearts broken!

Today, in celebration of the release of the book, we have an interview with Adam Silvera, courtesy of #DiverseReads2017, and here's what he had to say about the book!


Jan 16, 2017

Magnetic bookmarks from Crafted Van || Book Merch Monday

Hey bookworms!

Today, we have the official first post of Book Merch Monday! In case you weren't aware, I launched this feature last week, and you can expect to see book merch stores highlighted on the blog on random Mondays hereafter!

Today, we have the girls behind Crafted Van - an etsy store that sells the cutest magnetic bookmarks!

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Jan 14, 2017

The Ultimate Guide for 2017 Diverse Releases || January Edition

Hey bookworms!

 When I say that 2017 is an amazing year for books, I don't say that lightly! 2017 brings to us amazing titles, and the diversity in them is astounding! And since I make it a point to push diverse titles on all of you, I decided to make monthly posts featuring all the diverse releases of that month!

P.S - This list/post is part of DiverseReads2017 - a reading challenge hosted by myself and Shelly at Read Sleep Repeat. There's still time to join! You can sign up here

P.P.S - Since most of these titles are unreleased, this list is based on ARCs I've read, reviews I've checked from trusted sources, and GR descriptions. If by any chance there are any books in this list that is not qualified to be diverse, problematic, or if I've missed any important aspect - such as the title being #ownvoices - feel free to let me know through the comments!


Jan 13, 2017

Check out the cover of The Hundredth Queen!!!

Today, I am extremely excited to reveal the cover of one of my most anticipated releases of 2017!

The Hundredth Queen, by the wonderful Emily R.King, is an intriguing royal read, about a queen - girl power!!! - politics, a queen-and-captain-of-the-guard-romance which is inspired by Indian mythology! I am so excited for the book, and now stoked to reveal the cover to you all!

The cover is gorgeous! I love it so much, and here it is!

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Jan 10, 2017

Top Ten 2016 Releases I will - hopefully - read this year

I am a lazy bookworm who doesn't read books on their release year. It takes me so much time to get to a new release no matter how excited I am for this book, and I vow to myself to finish them the next year, and that's the same that's happening with these 2016 releases, which I didn't read last year, but will hopefully definitely read this year!


Jan 8, 2017

Introducing Book Merch Monday - A bookworm's shopping guide

Hello bookworms!

If you know me, you know that I love coming up with blog features! And today, I am introducing a brand new regular feature at Chasing Faerytales, called Book Merch Monday!

The title's actually pretty self explanatory, this is going to be a feature highlighting book merch stores, and I am so excited to officially introduce it!


Jan 5, 2017

A seductive, enthralling and intriguing game || Caraval by Stephanie Garber


Title : Caraval
Author : Stephanie Garber
Release Date : January 31st 2017
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Synopsis :

 Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Jan 3, 2017

Top 10 2017 Debuts I'm excited for

2017 has born with the sole purpose of making a huge dent in my savings. This year is just full of so many good releases, that I don't know which one to pick up first! And the debuts, especially! So many good titles! You can't be Rachel's co blogger without learning to love debuts and debut authors! ;D So here's a list of the 2017 debuts I am most excited for!


Jan 1, 2017

Dear 2017

Can you believe that we're finally in 2017? This year has so much in store for me, so on the first day itself, I want to write an open letter to 2017! Here we go.

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