Hyping a Hidden Gem: A Dicsussion of Lotus and Thorn by Sarah Wilson Etienne

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Welcome back! Tune in to the fourth episode of Shelfie, where Caitlin and Cynthia discuss book news, Sci-Fi, and Lotus and Thorn by Sarah Wilson Etienne!

WARNING: This is not a spoiler free review. If you haven’t read the book or hate spoilers you should check back with us once you have read Lotus and Thorn.

Thank you so much for tuning in!This book really is a hidden gem. It’s not getting nearly enough press. We really hope you’ll read it and enjoy it as much as we did! If you have already read Lotus and Thorn we would love to hear your opinions. Share them below in the comments! We love hearing what you thought! Even if you disagree.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the books mentioned in this episode!

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Hello and Happily Ever After: A Discussion of A Court of Mist and Fury

We have done it! Our very first podcast is live! How exciting is that? Tune in and listen to us gush about our favorite book things, new releases, and most importantly, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas!

Don’t forget to let us know how you feel about A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury! We’d love to hear your take on it!

Thanks you all so much for helping us make this happen! We hope you enjoy it!

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Romance and Retellings: A Review of The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

22428707Title: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Retelling
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Kindle Edition: 416 Pages

“Aerity…” Her father paused as if the words he was forming pained him. “I must ask you to sacrifice the promise of love for the sake of our kingdom.”

She could only stare back, frozen.

When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger…until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.

“Now she found herself staring unabashedly from her window at Paxton Seabolt, wishing she had a seaman’s scope so she could peer closer.”

I took an entire page of notes on The Great Hunt. That’s what I do, you see. After I finish a book, I write down all of my praise and complaints in a battered spiral notebook next to my computer. It’s so I don’t forget to mention that one thing that ticked me off, or the quote that made me giddy.  An entire page of notes should make for a pretty interesting review, right? Sadly, no. I am sitting here staring at that page and all I can think is, “Wow… this book was dull.”

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