TBR Thursdays

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Hello my fellow book lovers! Time for my TBR Thursdays which is a weekly segment that highlights books, ebooks, and ARCs that I own and have been in my TBR forever. At the end of the year, I’ll do a recap to see how many of these books I actually read.

If you want to help me tackle my neverending TBR, share your thoughts and recommendations with me.

Today’s pick is…


 

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PUBLISHED BY CREATESPACE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING PLATFORM JULY 26, 2016
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, DYSTOPIAN, SCI-FI, ROMANCE
PAGES: PAPERBACK 358
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WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO PROTECT THOSE YOU LOVE?

From the author of the dystopian thrill ride ABOVE THE SKY comes this heart-pounding sequel. It picks up just minutes after the conclusion of ABOVE THE SKY as eighteen-year-old Seven attempts to save those she loves, and herself, in a world full of secrets.

RETURN TO THE SKY is book two in a compelling new science fiction series that tells the story of young men and women coming of age in a post-apocalyptic future society founded on lies. Filled with exciting suspense, surprising twists, forbidden romance, imaginative adventure, and thought-provoking philosophy, the SKY series is perfect for teen and adult fans of THE HUNGER GAMES (by Suzanne Collins), DIVERGENT (by Veronica Roth), THE GENDER GAME (by Bella Forrest), SLAVE (by Laura Frances), CONFIGURED (by Jenetta Penner), THE MAZE RUNNER (by James Dashner), and THE GIVER (by Lois Lowry).

I read the first book, Above the Sky, and absolutely LOVED IT! I thought the author’s writing is exceptional – so incredibly imaginative, detailed, and deeply moving. I was utterly captivated by the storyline and characters that I didn’t want to stop reading. The plot was fast paced, full of action and suspense, and filled with twists and turns that left me wanting more. Now, I don’t really have a good excuse as to why I haven’t read Return to the Sky. Having a tower of TBR just waiting for me certainly doesn’t help. So… I know I won’t be getting to this for another month or two, BUT I’m definitely looking forward to binging this thrilling and emotional series.

If you’re fans of dystopian books and unbelievably amazing FEELS, then add this series to you TBR.

Read my review for Above the Sky HERE.


 

Do you know about this series? Have you read any of the books? What did you think? Leave your comments down below. And as always thanks for stopping by and reading!
sincerelykarenjo2

Book Series Spotlight – Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams

Hey loves! If you’ve been following me, then you know how much I love the middle grade book series – Legends of Orkney by Alane Adams. It’s hilarious, thrilling, and absolutely magical. And soon you’ll be able to embark on this funtastic adventure wherever you go. The Legends of Orkney ebook collection will be released February 27 on Amazon. You can preorder your copy HERE.

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The Red Sun Review

Kalifus Rising Review

The Raven God Review 


A Note from the Author

Dear Friends:
Come and embark on a fantasy-filled action-packed journey in the magical Norse-mythology themed realm of Orkney! After releasing the third and final book in the series last year, I decided to offer readers a chance to read the trilogy in one setting through an easily accessible ebook collection.

The series was inspired when my youngest son challenged me to write him a book he could read. Guided by his love of mythology and fantasy, I created the legendary world of Orkney weaving in loads of Norse mythology with local folklore that included tales of witches trapped in stones. I hope you enjoy my new ebook collection!

To Orkney! Long may her legends grow!

Alane 

And if you pre-order the Legends of Orkney: The Complete Trilogy ebook now, you can enter to win a signed copy of The Red Sun! For more details on how to enter click here.

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Alane_Adams_2_mini-683x1024I grew up in an old Quaker town called Whittier in Southern California. For college, I attended the University of Southern California where I wanted to be an English major, but my family convinced me to become an accountant so I could help run a family business. I spent the next few decades trying to get back to writing instead of balancing budgets. After leaving the family business behind in 2008, I started a foundation focusing on global poverty issues particularly their effect on children. I pursued a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and took several field visits with UNICEF, visiting schools around the world. After seeing the importance of education and literacy in the battle to end extreme poverty, I began to shift the focus of my foundation to improving and supporting literacy efforts. In 2009 I was invited to teach a course on social entrepreneurship at Chapman University and joined the full-time faculty for the next five years. Along the way, my passion for literacy and children came together when my 12-year-old son Alex challenged me to write a book he could read. I began writing the Legends of Orkneybook series and haven’t stopped writing since that day. My latest picture book, The Coal Thief, is based on stories from my father’s life growing up in Pennsylvania at the turn of the century. I have a new picture book out in November 2017 titled The Santa Thief and the last book in the Legends of Orkney series, The Raven God, is available now.

Having been an avid reader my entire life, books based on mythology have always fascinated me the most. I think it’s the idea of magic and the unlimited potential behind the surreal. Building an entirely new world like the fantastical realm of Orkney in my series has been a wonderful challenge. When I think of stories that don’t involve some element of magic it feels dry and boring. I love characters that are deeply flawed and full of emotions like anger and frustration and a burning desire to understand why it is they are so flawed. There are so many wonderful writers out there that entertain children and adults alike, but my all-time favorite book is River God by Wilbur Smith because it tells such a powerful story of life in ancient Egypt and you can’t help but be swept back to that time and place.

When I’m not writing or teaching, I’m out hiking somewhere in the world or hanging out with my three boys who are my greatest joy. Thank you for visiting my page. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I enjoyed writing them for you.

Follow and Connect with Alane Adams: Website / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook

 


Hope you get to meet Sam Baron and all the lovable and hilarious characters in this series!

sincerelykarenjo2