Book Binging (3)

April 19, 2014 Book Binging 36


Huzzah to Book Binging! There is nothing quite as tasty as a good book! If you can’t tell I have a serious book buying and acquiring addiction! Heck, I don’t know a book blogger that doesn’t. If I don’t grab at least as many books as there are number of days in a week I start to go through withdrawals.

So what’s more fun than jumping around and seeing what everyone else has added to their shelves for the week? For that reason I link up two these two lovely ladies:

The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.


Review Books!

What an amazing book haul this week! Last year I absolutely loved THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL (review) – I even made a playlist and had my sister create custom art dolls based on the characters! So you can well imagine I have been going wild to read the newest book. I have a special treat for fans as well as he did an interview for me that will go up later this month!

Also one of my new favorite authors, Max Gladstone has another book in his Craft Sequence (review) series coming out and I was lucky enough to score an early ARC! *schawing* Also I unexpected received an arc of THE SEAT OF MAGIC by J. Kathleen Cheney – I can’t tell you how awed I was with her historical fantasy THE GOLDEN CITY (review) set in Portugal with selkies and seriea.

Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone |Goodreads | Book one is only $2.99 on Amazon! (Adult Fantasy)Full Fathom Five

The third novel set in the addictive and compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead.

On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. Her creations aren’t conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshippers from other gods—perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her, she’s grievously injured—then sidelined from the business entirely, her near-suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability. But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss, her coworkers, and her ex-boyfriend call her crazy, and starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear—which will crush her, if Kai can’t stop it first.


The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney | Goodreads | Amazon – (Adult Historical Fantasy) The Seat of Magic

Magical beings have been banned from the Golden City for decades, though many live there in secret. Now humans and nonhumans alike are in danger as evil stalks the streets, growing more powerful with every kill….

It’s been two weeks since Oriana Paredes was banished from the Golden City. Police consultant Duilio Ferreira, who himself has a talent he must keep secret, can’t escape the feeling that, though she’s supposedly returned home to her people, Oriana is in danger.

Adding to Duilio’s concerns is a string of recent murders in the city. Three victims have already been found, each without a mark upon her body. When a selkie under his brother’s protection goes missing, Duilio fears the killer is also targeting nonhuman prey.

To protect Oriana and uncover the truth, Duilio will have to risk revealing his own identity, put his trust in some unlikely allies, and consult a rare and malevolent text known as The Seat of Magic…


The Queen of Tearling by Erika Johansen | Goodreads | Amazon (Fantasy)The Queen of Tearling

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.

Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.

But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend…if she can survive.

The Queen of the Tearling introduces readers to a world as fully imagined and terrifying as that of The Hunger Games, with characters as vivid and intriguing as those of The Game of Thrones, and a wholly original heroine. Combining thrilling action and twisting plot turns, it is a magnificent debut from the talented Erika Johansen.


A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani | Goodreads | Amazon | Book 1 only $6.29! (Middle-grade Fantasy)A World Without Princes

In the epic sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are home, living out their Ever After. But life isn’t quite the fairy tale they expected.

When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending, she reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. But the world she and Sophie once knew has changed.

Witches and princesses, warlocks and princes are no longer enemies. New bonds are forming; old bonds are being shattered. But underneath this uneasy arrangement, a war is brewing and a dangerous enemy rises. As Agatha and Sophie battle to restore peace, an unexpected threat could destroy everything, and everyone, they love—and this time, it comes from within.


In the Shadows by Kiersten White & Jim Di Bartolo  | Goodreads | Amazon (YA or MG Fantasy?)In the Shadows

From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures.

Cora and Minnie are sisters living in a small, stifling town where strange and mysterious things occur. Their mother runs the local boarding house. Their father is gone. The woman up the hill may or may not be a witch.

Thomas and Charles are brothers who’ve been exiled to the boarding house so Thomas can tame his ways and Charles can fight an illness that is killing him with increasing speed. Their family history is one of sorrow and guilt. They think they can escape from it . . . but they can’t.

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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36 Responses to “Book Binging (3)”

  1. Nathan (@reviewbarn)

    I want to read Max Gladstone so bad. But my library has no copies and I won’t buy anything right now because I have so many damn books sitting here. So I forget about the series until a new book comes and remember stupid I am being!

    Everyone is raving about School of Good and Evil. Does it have an audiobook? I must check for this.

    And for the love of god, make your site save my info so I don’t have to retype it every day. =)
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      The first book is only $2.99 how can you resist that sweet ass deal?

      Yes The School for Good and Evil has an amazing audio book version. I have read it as well as listened to it and seriously loved both.

      My site isn’t saving your info in the comment area?
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Argh I hate commenting on my phone. How can you resist that sweet ass deal it’s only $2.99 for the ecopy!

      Yes there is an audio version of The School for Good and Evil and it is amazing. I’ve read and listened.

      So it’s not saving your comment info? And it normally would? Has it at all since I moved here? I can try something tomorrow to see if I can change that.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I absolutely loved the first book, The School for good and Evil. So I’ll be devouring this one right away. Plus I have an interview with the author going up soon!
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  2. Mogsy

    Nabbed Three Parts Dead back when it was on sale for cheap too (or maybe that’s just the regular price now?) and also did the audiobook whispersync bundle deal. Now that the third book is almost out, I’m hoping the second book will drop in price as well and I can do the same thing. Book one was great, I hope to continue when I have more time!
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  3. Melliane

    I also really love Max Gladstone book but I didn’t know book 3 would be out so soon, that’s geat! I’m also really curious about the second book you had, I love the cover. I’m curious to see what you’ll think about them. Happy reading!

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I agree, The Seat of Magic and The Golden City both had gorgeous covers – I totally didn’t even mind the whole “woman in a dress” category of covers it fell into because it was done so well. And for once it was actually fitting to the story since she wears that sort of stuff. Where as in YA books they never end up wearing those dresses they are in. Sorry a tangent.

      I’m really looking forward to The Queen of Tearling so glad to hear you’ve heard good things.

      In the Shadows was awesome! I devoured it right away and was so pleased with the art as well as the story and the fact its a stand alone!!
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  4. Emily @ Oh Magic Hour

    My TBR is going to suffer from having discovered your blog… seriously.

    I especially love the description of the Cheney book up there – hadn’t heard of her before, but books that mix historical and fantastical elements are often some of my favorites. Similar (not as fantastical, but with some fantasy elements) is one of my favorite authors, Guy Gavriel Kay. Looooove him.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Suffer suffer under the avalanche of books you will now want to read!!!

      Oo oo oo the Cheney book – yes yes I really liked the first book so I’m going to be naughty and read this book two this coming week. It was/is going to be so good I bet.

      I have yet to read Guy Kavriel Kay – I think I have one of his books on my shelf somewhere I seriously need to get to reading someday soon.
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  5. La Coccinelle

    I recently acquired The School of Good and Evil, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’ve probably got way more books in my TBR pile than I’ll ever be able to read!

    Your blog design is so cute! I love the little book-eating creature.
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  6. kara-karina

    Three Parts Dead and The Golden City are on my kindle, Tabitha, just waiting to be read 🙂 Great haul, hope you enjoy all, and I’m looking forward to your reviews 🙂
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  7. Red Iza

    This is my first visit to your blog, you really had a great haul, those covers and blurbs are all tasty ! And I must say I love the design of your blog and your little book-eating icon, you did a great job ! Have a good reading week 😉
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  8. BookaholicCat

    Last week after reading your recommendations I bought The School for Good and Evil and read it during the weekend. As soon as I finished it I bought A World Without Princes. Now I’m checking the Craft Sequence series and The Queen of the Tearling. It’s all your fault! 🙂
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