excerpt + giveaway – girl in pieces

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girl in pieces by kathleen glasgow

release date – august 30th, 2016

genre – ya dark contemporary

publisher / imprint – delacorte press

preorder here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

summary (from goodreads) –

charlotte davis is in pieces. at seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. but she’s learned how to forget. the thick glass of a mason jar cuts deep, and the pain washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. you don’t have to think about your father and the river. your best friend, who is gone forever. or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

every new scar hardens charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. it hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.

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arc review – nevernight

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nevernight by jay kristoff

release date – august 9th, 2016

genre – mature ya high fantasy

publisher / imprint – thomas dunne books

preorder here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

source – received arc via publisher

summary (from goodreads) –

in a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

daughter of an executed traitor, mia corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

now, mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire republic—the red church. if she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the blades of the lady of blessed murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. but a killer is loose within the church’s halls, the bloody secrets of mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

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