Pub Day Prophecies || January 2021

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It seems that history repeats itself. Last year, January’s prophecies were delayed to accommodate the blog’s move to self-hosting. This year, the crystal ball was in the repair shop for longer than expected, something I really should have predicted. But nonetheless, January 2021 has arrived, and with it, a slew of new Pub Day Prophecies to watch out for! 🔮

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Tower Talks || Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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100 years before Breath of the Wild, the Age of Calamity struck.

And now, 100 years after finishing Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, I’m wrangling my emotions over it! Exploring yet another timeline in the Zelda universe, it reveals the catastrophic events that led to Hyrule’s downfall all those years ago.

This time, though, there’s a chance to change everything.

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Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller

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Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller

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People say the house is cursed.
It preys on the weakest, and young women are its favorite victims.
In Louth, they’re called the Dead Girls.

All Bram wanted was to disappear—from her old life, her family’s past, and from the scandal that continues to haunt her. The only place left to go is Louth, the tiny town on the Hudson River where her uncle, James, has been renovating an old mansion.

But James is haunted by his own ghosts. Months earlier, his beloved wife died in a fire that people say was set by her daughter. The tragedy left James a shell of the man Bram knew—and destroyed half the house he’d so lovingly restored.

The manor is creepy, and so are the locals. The people of Louth don’t want outsiders like Bram in their town, and with each passing day she’s discovering that the rumors they spread are just as disturbing as the secrets they hide. Most frightening of all are the legends they tell about the Dead Girls. Girls whose lives were cut short in the very house Bram now calls home.

The terrifying reality is that the Dead Girls may have never left the manor. And if Bram looks too hard into the town’s haunted past, she might not either.

DISCLAIMER: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

EXPECTED JANUARY 26TH, 2021

4.5 STARS

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Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift

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Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift

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Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, a talented witch on the cusp of taking her royal ceremony test, and a girl who just wants to prove her worth to her people.

Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a competitive wizard who’s mastered all nine colors of magic, and a boy anxious to return home for the first time since he was a child.

Together, their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery’s most powerful kingdoms. But after years of rivalry from afar, Adraa and Jatin only agree on one thing: their reunion will be anything but sweet.

Only, destiny has other plans and with the criminal underbelly of Belwar suddenly making a move for control, their paths cross…and neither realizes who the other is, adopting separate secret identities instead.

Between dodging deathly spells and keeping their true selves hidden, the pair must learn to put their trust in the other if either is to uncover the real threat. Now Wickery’s fate is in the hands of rivals..? Fiancées..? Partners..? Whatever they are, it’s complicated and bound for greatness or destruction.

DISCLAIMER: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

EXPECTED JANUARY 19TH, 2021

4 STARS

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Ruinsong by Julia Ember

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Ruinsong by Julia Ember

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Her voice was her prison…
Now it’s her weapon.

In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence has been forced to torture her country’s disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen’s bidding.

But when she is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must finally make a choice: Take a stand to free their country from oppression, or follow in the queen’s footsteps and become a monster herself.

4 STARS

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Weekly Wrap || January 2nd, 2021

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January 2nd, 2021

Feels good to mark this Weekly Wrap with 2021, not going to lie! I don’t think I realized until now how much I was really looking forward to doing that. But it’s here, and with it come some updates, as ever! Join me on this first step into the new year, will you?

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Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

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Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

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The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. But are they really gone forever? When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms. How long should Hark stay loyal to his friend when he’s becoming a monster—and what is Hark willing to sacrifice to save him?

4 STARS

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Miscellaneous Magic || 2021 Blogging Resolutions

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New year, new goals!

So we all know that keeping resolutions tends to be tough, sure, but that won’t stop me from trying! Today, I’m looking back at the things I aimed for in 2020, and ahead to my 2021 blogging resolutions! 🎆

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