Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite a few…undesirable bookish quirks. From convincing myself that reading seven books simultaneously is a good idea to breaking self-imposed book buying bans within a week, I certainly had my fair share of bad habits. Needless to say, the most jaw-dropping of these habits thus far is my increasingly nonchalant behavior toward completing a series once I’ve started it. And no, I would not recommend developing a similar habit of your own in any capacity.
The holiday season tends to bring with it a hoard of giftcards. Personally, I find it challenging to save up these giftcards and often spend them throughout the month of January. If you seem to have made a similar habit of disposing of your giftcards quickly, hopefully this guide can provide you with a few recommendations for those bookstore giftcards you’ve amassed over the past several weeks.
For us, 2015 was laden with countless excellent young adult and adult new releases, as well as a few older publications that we fell in love with. With the year coming to a rapid close, we wanted to share some of our favorites reads from the past twelve months. A few of these could come in handy for those Barnes and Noble giftcards that your family sends you throughout the holidays!
Before we jump into our Monthly Rewind, we wanted to formally introduce a new blogger who will be joining us here at Brewing Up Books: congratulations Megan! She’ll be a full time author/contributor to the blog, and she’s currently trying to figure out how to operate WordPress, so bear with her! If you’d like to read a little bit more about her, click here or visit her goodreads.
Author: Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die Series
Publish Date: April 1st, 2014
Genres: Adventure, Retellings, Young Adult
I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.
What happened? Dorothy.
They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.
I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I’ve been trained to fight.
And I have a mission.