All right, adventurers. Let’s take a little breather. The tavern’s quiet, the cook’s making lunch, they’ve got the good ale. Let’s regroup and check out the loot from the first week’s adventuring, shall we?
First of all, let’s meet the party! Here’s a round-up of the introduction posts that went live in the first few days – and in some cases, in advance of May! You go-getters, you.
Arriving early to get the really good tavern seats: Anouk at Time For Tales and Tea | Peyton at Word Wilderness | Zezee at Zezee With Books | Annemieke at A Dance With Books | Jorie at Jorie Loves A Story | Soulfully Alex | Caitlin at Realms of my Mind
Arriving promptly and raring to go: Nicole at Bookwyrm Knits | imyril at There’s Always Room For One More | Celeste at A Literary Escape | Maddalena at Space and Sorcery | Ariana at Book Nook Reviews | Ellie at Curiosity Killed The Bookworm | Tanja at Where Stories Lie | Sia at Every Book A Doorway | Jessticulates | Calypte at LittleFrogScribbles | Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy | Peat Long | John at SciFi Mind | Nicky at The Bibliophibian | Charlotte at Charlotte’s Library | Sahi at My World of Books | Mervi at Mervi’s Book Reviews | Natalie at Too Short To Read | Lauren at Always Me | Suzy at Suzy’s Cozy World | Lynn @wanderinglynn (Instagram)
Arriving precisely when they mean to: Timy at Queen’s Book Asylum | Beth & Nils at The Fantasy Hive | Jenni Elyse | Lynn at Lynn’s Books | Charlotte at Mug Full Of Books | Nicole at Thoughts Stained With Ink
Onward now, to your reviews from the first week! And some of you meant serious business – which we love to see!
Sahi at My World of Books: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin | Ariadne by Jennifer Saint | Elektra by Jennifer Saint | This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron | Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi
Nicky at The Bibliophibian: A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
Celeste at A Literary Escape: To Bleed a Crystal Bloom by Sarah A. Parker
Jorie at Jorie Loves A Story: Harlequin’s Riddle by Rachel Nightingale
Captain’s Quarters: When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
imyril at There’s Always Room For One More: Book of Night by Holly Black (preview)
Queen’s Book Asylum: Falling Through Stars by Staci Olsen
Suzy’s Cozy World: Not Gods, Only Monsters by Steve McHugh
Chris at Calmgrove: In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll
Ellie at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
Zezee With Books: Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
Calypte at LittleFrogScribbles: The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence
Lydia Schoch: My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood
Rachael at The Green Tea Librarian: Lumberjanes: The Good Egg by Mariko Tamaki
Heather at Based on a True Story: A Little Night Magic by Lucy March
Sia at Every Book A Doorway: A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows
Whew! Time to refresh our drinks … All right? All right! Here’s the week’s roundup of your interviews, guest posts and giveaways!
Peat Long interviewed Thomas Howard Riley;
Ursula Visser held forth on dragons in a guest post for Annemieke at A Dance With Books;
and Jorie interviewed author Jennifer Silverwood live on Twitter for her weekly Saturday Book Chat! You can find their chat using the #SatBookChat/#WyrdAndWonder hashtags.
Aaand on to the prize goodies! We have a handful of giveaways open…
Annemieke is offering 1 Wyrd & Wonder participant and 1 Instagram Photo Challenge participant a handmade custom bookmark and some other fun goodies (International);
The Fantasy Hive are offering paperback copies of Blood Sworn and Blood Legacy by Tej Turner over on Twitter (UK only – @TheFantasyHive);
Jennifer Silverwood has a Rafflecopter giveaway going for paperbacks, ebooks and swag! (International);
And there’s a giveaway still going right here at Dear Geek Place! 1 lucky participant can win an e-voucher worth £20 for The Portal Bookshop’s online store! (UK only)
Well, that’s it. What a haul, you guys! Excellent work. Now get some rest before you head back out there, won’t you? See you back here next Monday – and don’t forget to check in with imyril for the other half of our Adventure Log roundup!
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