Waiting on Wednesday: Rebel Spy

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t-Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi

Publication Date: June 23rd, 2019

Goodreads Summary
A reimagining of the story behind Agent 355–a New York society girl and spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War–perfect for fans of Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key and the novels of Julie Berry.

Rebellious Frannie Tasker knows little about the war between England and its thirteen colonies in 1776, until a shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity. The body of a young woman body floating in the sea gives Frannie the chance to escape her brutal stepfather–and she takes it.

Assuming the identity of the drowned Emmeline Coates, Frannie is rescued by a British merchant ship and sails with the crew to New York. For the next three years, Frannie lives a lie as Miss Coates, swept up in a courtship by a dashing British lieutenant. But after witnessing the darker side of the war, she realizes that her position gives her power. Soon she finds herself eavesdropping on British officers, risking everything to pass the information on to George Washington’s Culper spy ring as agent 355. Frannie believes in the fight for American liberty–but what will it cost her? Inspired by the true “355” and rich in historical detail and intrigue, this is the story of an unlikely New York society girl turned an even unlikelier spy.

Veronica Rossi has already demonstrated her versatility as an author and her ‘Under the Never Sky’ series is still one of my favourites. I love the concept of this book and I am curious to see how Rossi explores the historical components of ‘Rebel Spy.’ I have no doubts that she will deliver a thrilling tale of deception and war.

Have you read a Veronica Rossi book?
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Review: Seeker by Veronica Rossi

23430477Seeker (Riders, #2) by Veronica Rossi
Publication Date:
May 16th, 2017 by Tor Teen
Rating: 4 Stars
Young Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Summary
When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth.

She wasn’t losing her mind; she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.

Until Sebastian.

Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake.

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Discussion: Why I Should Read More Science Fiction

Science Fictionfiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.

I enjoy sci-fi, I really do. However, I’ve always gravitated towards fantasy more than science fiction. Fact, I do not have a scientific mind therefore it takes a while longer for me to understand the vocabulary and the science that’s explored in these world. I find it a lot easier to lose myself in a fantasy book. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy sci-fi. On the contrary, I think sci-fi is one of the most fascinating genres as it opens your mind to the wonders of the world and its potential, for better or worse. There are many reasons why I should read more sci-fi but these are chosen few I’ve decided to highlight.

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Waiting On Wednesday: Seeker

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Seeker (Riders #2) by Veronica Rossi

Publication Date: May 16th 2017

When Daryn Martin claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, psychiatrists swiftly diagnosed her as suffering from schizophrenia. But Daryn knew they were wrong. The visions provided her with clues. They didn’t always make sense, but if she just paid attention, they’d take her to where she could help. As her ability strengthened, Daryn had to run away. The work she did was important. She saved lives. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Character Driven Recommendation

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Everyone needs some book recommendations every now and then. When I was thinking about the topic for this week I decided that now would be the perfect time to highlight books that explore the complexities of ones character. So to anyone that loves a good character driven story, I would highly recommend these books.

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Review: Riders by Veronica Rossi

23430471Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi
Publication Date: 
February 16th 2016 by Tor Teen
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Young Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Summary
Nothing but death can keep eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Quotes from Books I Don’t Talk About Enough

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This weeks topic is all about showing some love to books we feel like we don’t talk about enough. I’ve kind of taken on this topic in the last freebie we had, which you can see here. So I thought why don’t I highlight my favourite quotes from books I feel I don’t give as much attention to. These books are all ones I really enjoyed but I only mention in passing or I only refer to the book in the context of the entire series. 

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