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Witch’s Pyre (Worldwalker #3) by Josephine Angelini

Synopsis

Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know.

Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers―to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian’s side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?

Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.

 Review 

If you were betrayed be the one you Love could you trust them again? 

Witch’s Pyre is the third and final installment in  the Worldwalker trilogy. Witch’s Pyre picks up right where Firewalker ended. Lily, her alt-world sister Juliet, her alt-world mechanics Tristan & Caleb, friends Breakfast and Una have been dumped off at a place called Bower City by the Hive. They are the only survivors of a cross-country journey that saw fierce battles, painful losses, and an even more painful betrayal that shook Lily to the core

Lily and her coven are determined to find a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons. But is there more to the women’s the what everyone thinks? 

Lily knows that things are too good to be true in Bower City especially after meeting with Grace who runs the city.   After being made aware of a secret by Ivan, Lily and her group find themselves being forced to make adjustments to their plans. Adjustments that send them back to Lily’s world to regroup and once again being chased by FBI Agent Simms. 

Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be.  She discovered a power and stenght that she never knew she had. After losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love.Lily  has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know

 This is a series that mixes a bit of fantasy, magic, and science fiction to bring a different take on Salem Witches and Alternative Worlds

PENGUIN TEEN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE SHOWCASE RECAP

 

Last night, I was lucky enough to be able attended the PTA Showcase  at the Penguin Random House office in Melbourne. It was an fantastic event full of bookish goodness and some sweet treats.

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 It was  great to not only  to get to  hear about the upcoming releases from Penguin but to also meet the wonderful and talented Jodi McAlister, Shivaun Plozza and Fleur Ferris. There are so many amazing titles that Penguin will be releasing in  2017. There is something for everyone.

The night started with us  being welcomed by the lovely Penguin team and being gifted a Harry Potter Lego  figure and a  mystery box. ( Im sure you have seen the images on Twitter and Instagram.)

Inside was the 2017 Penguin Teen Australia Superproof,  a Valentine card, a little Penguin classics notebook and a heart-shaped chocolate. There was also a massive spread of delicious food and drinks in the room, as well as ice cream YUMMY.

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The night started with us having the opportunity to do a meet and great with the authours before the presentations showcasing a preview of the upcoming 2017  releases.

These included books like
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes
Before You Forget by Julia Lawrinson 
Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky by Robert Newton 
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
Wreck by Fleur Ferris
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All of these have stunning covers and all of their synopses sounded really good. So i can defiantly see my TBR pile growing this year.

Next up was a conversation between Fleur Ferris, the author of Risk and Black AND Shivaun Plozza the author of Frankie.

The  conversation talked about Fleur back ground, writing style, research  and why she feels the need to terrify us.  Fleur also let us know that Black was actually the 6 book she had written and she even let a little bit slip about the next book she is working on. We then looked at some more upcoming contemporary releases.

These included titles like
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
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It was also mentioned that Megan Jacobsen and Krystal Sutherland would be releasing new books this year as well. And there was a little reminder that Everything Everything movie would be out this year too.

Next on the schedule was a trivia section run by Shivaun Plozza. There were 10 giftbags up for grabs as prizes. A few of the questions were actually pretty hard so congrats to the people who managed to get them correct!

The final section of previews were fantasy books. These were defiantly my favourites. We can look forward to 

We have Now I Rise by Kiersten White (the sequel to And I Darken)
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada,
Cradle and All by James Patterson
The Spellbook of Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Valentine by debut author, Jodi McAlister, who was present at the event.
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To help launch Valentine Jodi and a short conversation with Shivaun Plozza. Starting with a 10 speed dating pitch. We then got to learn more about her background and how she became a writer as well as what Valentine is about. To celebrate the launch Penguin had organized a wonderful cake. That looked and tasted amazing.
It was a fantastic night and i can not wait for another.

Just a little sneak peak at some of the amazing titles beign released in 2017

MY 5 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS FROM THE PTA SHOWCASE
1. Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
I love the title of this book, but its tagline is “a love story for cynics”. That’s pretty much all I need to know.

2. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
The synopsis sounded fantastic and definitely something that’s right up my alley.

 3. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
This is a book about grief and it’s been described as Love Letters to the Dead meets The Sy is Everywhere.

 4. Geekerella by Ashley Poston 
If the title doesn’t have you then the modern retailing will.
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5. Agent Nomad 1: The Eleventh Hour  And Agent Nomad 2: Deadly Magic   By Skye Melki-Wegner
The synosis for this sounded like a cross between Harry Potter and the Magicians

 

Autographs

 


​Release (Submerged Sun, #3) by Vanessa Garden

Synopsis 
The action packed conclusion to the Submerged Sun Trilogy…

While the citizens of Marin eagerly await the birth of Lauren’s child, Miranda and Marko must deal with the pain and heartache of banishment and being forced to live on land.

But when the bodies of young women begin to wash up on beaches all over the world, their legs mutilated in a telling way, Miranda and Marko become desperate to return to the glittering underwater city.

Because if Damir is back to his evil ways, then Miranda’s sister, Lauren, is in grave danger.

Will Miranda and Marko return to the city in time to save Lauren?

Or is Lauren, and the entire city of Marin, doomed already..

Review 

This is a beautiful  conclusion  to the series.  

It was a long road to the release of  Release, but its here. Vanessa Garden has self-published this final instalment in the Submerged Sun trilogy. She has also  re-released the first to books in the series .

The underwater city of Marin is much changed from when we first discovered  it in Captivate.

 Picking up were we left off, Marko and Miranda are stranded in Bob’s Bay, constantly checking for a pod to enable them to return. But Miranda becomes concerned about her sister Lauren’s welfare,when  mutilated girls washing up randomly on beaches .

In Marin, Sylvia has the baby she’s always wanted and is consolidating her place as ruler, but will everything  go according to her plans.

 With Robbies  reduced eye sight making lift hard for him. He is trying his best to hold his world together and find a way to bring  Marko back to reclaim the throne, but Sylvia will not give it up easily. Even if Marko can reclaim his throne, he and Miranda may not be able to be together.

All of the threads that have been woven through the first two books come together here, in a beautiful conclusion  that will leave you wanting more.

You will be looking to the ocean for more.



​Look what i spotted and couldn’t resist, especially when I filled through it and noticed  that there is a exclusive chapter.