Sunday Post 62 | And More Snow…How Rare and Beautiful

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from NetGalley

She’s back. Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She’s a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be—a college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you need to hear, and by the time she’s done, you’ve likely lost everything. Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat’s long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg’s true target is. The Lies I Tell is a twisted domestic thriller that dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past and rewrite the future.
Sometimes you need a little magic to fall in love. Ellie Kobata has spent most of high school on the sidelines, keeping her art Instagram private and shying away from the world. She can’t even tell her only friend, Lia, who she really is: Ellie is part of a secret magical community, and no one outside of it can know it exists. The only person Ellie could fully relate to was Jack Yasuda – her childhood friend who mysteriously started to snub her a few years ago. But before senior year, Ellie is ready to take some risks and have a life-changing summer, starting with her Anti-Wallflower List – thirteen items she’s going to check off one by one. With this list, she hopes to finally come out of her shell; even though she can’t share her full self with the world. But when number four on Ellie’s list goes horribly wrong—revenge on Jack Yasuda—she’s certain her summer is cursed. Instead of spending her summer with Lia, Ellie finds herself stuck in a car with Jack driving to a magical convention. But as Ellie and Jack travel down the coast of California, number thirteen on her list—fall in love—may be happening without her realizing it. In The Charmed List, Julie Abe sweeps readers away to a secret magical world, complete with cupcakes and tea with added sparks of joy, and an enchanted cottage where you can dance under the stars.
Emily Thiede’s exciting fantasy debut, This Vicious Grace, will keep readers turning the pages until the devastating conclusion and leave them primed for more! Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches. Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island’s only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her. Desperate to survive, Alessa hires Dante, a cynical outcast marked as a killer, to become her personal bodyguard. But as rebellion explodes outside the gates, Dante’s dark secrets may be the biggest betrayal. He holds the key to her survival and her heart, but is he the one person who can help her master her gift or destroy her once and for all? “Remixing all the best parts of a dark fantasy and a romantic comedy, This Vicious Grace is a wonderfully fun time from start to finish, with lush, complex worldbuilding, intensely relatable characters, and relationships that are easy to root for.” —Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For The Wolf

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  • Monday, January 24: Excerpts of Light Years From Home by Mike Chen and The Broken Tower by Kelly Braffet
  • Tuesday, January 25: Book Review of Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano (soft-boiled thriller with dark humor) 5⭐️s
  • Wednesday, January 26: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, January 27: Mini Book Reviews of Last Seen Alive by Joanna Schaffhausen and The Appeal by Janice Hallett (thrillers) 5⭐️s
  • Friday, January 28: Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday, January 24: Excerpts of Light Years From Home by Mike Chen and The Broken Tower by Kelly Braffet
  • Tuesday, January 25: Book Review of Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano (soft-boiled thriller with dark humor) 5⭐️s
  • Wednesday, January 26: WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday, January 27: Mini Book Reviews of Last Seen Alive by Joanna Schaffhausen and The Appeal by Janice Hallett (thrillers) 5⭐️s
  • Friday, January 28: Book Blogger Hop

How was your week – bookish or otherwise?

43 Replies to “Sunday Post 62 | And More Snow…How Rare and Beautiful”

    1. I do too! It was a “Read Now for the first 500 people” book and I saw the email pretty quickly. NetGalley was really slow that day, so I wasn’t sure I would actually get it. Lol.

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  1. And here we are hoping for some snow…. ALso I just ordered Finlay Donovan 🙂

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  2. Stunning photos! That’s generally the amount of snow we get and because it’s both short-lived and only a few times each year things can quickly grind to a halt here.
    Where do you find out about the virtual book events? Although time zone differences might rule me out of being able to attend but I’d love to try one.

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  3. I live in the UK where snow is a very random thing. Last year we had snow in April, but then climate change has a way of changing things. Where I live, we don’t even get snow when the rest of the country gets it. Cobra Kai looks brilliant. I watched the Karate Kid films when they first aired. I will definitely check the series on Netflix once I’ve finished binge watching Greys Anatomy.

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    1. The northern US has snow clearing down to a science and rarely shuts down because of snow and ice, but the southern US and the UK have a lot in common.

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      1. Yup – I actually do karate so I enjoy watching it, and it’s very realistic! I do a style called Meibukan which is similar to Miyagi Do and I can confirm I’ve done some of the moves😂

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  4. Ah, as someone who lives in the tropics, all that snow makes me miss living somewhere that has four seasons 😍 I miss the snow, lol! Also, that’s a great haul! The Charmed List and This Vicious Grace look really good and I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week ahead, Tessa!

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    1. I’ve often wondered what it’s like to live in a tropical climate. I’ve been for visits but the longest was only 1 month in the Philippines before the US bases left (so many years ago – I was just a young teen at the time). We have pretty mild winters here, for the most part, so I do enjoy the seasons without too much coldness – which is nice 😊

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  5. I’ve only ever seen snow once.
    You are right that there should be a term, soft boiled doesn’t quite sound right though either, I quite like ‘caper’ the dictionary definition (a prank or trick; harebrained escapade.; a frivolous, carefree episode or activity; Slang. a criminal or illegal act, as a burglary or robbery.) works pretty well.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. I don’t know when they came up with that term. I learned about it years ago but I guess it never really stuck. I’ve seen Caper Thriller used occasionally. I could go with that. ❤️

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  6. The best kind of snowfall is one where it’s beautiful and only lasts a day. Your experience was ours, too.

    I’m holding out or the new Julie Clark book on audio. One of my Goodreads groups is reading The Last Flight next month.

    Enjoy everything and have a great week, Tessa💜

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    1. My daughters got many inches of snow in Durham, which of course they didn’t prepare for and I didn’t even think to check so I could do my mom thing and strongly suggest that they go grocery shopping on Thursday or Friday. Lol. They will live and learn ❤️

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  7. Happy Sunday Tessa. I read and/or listened to both Finlay Donovan books in the last few weeks and really enjoyed them. I like soft-boiled mysteries, it fits them well. I am hoping to post my reviews later today. So funny that you are getting snow, but up north in Windsor, Ontario, they have gotten almost none, although it has been cold. I am enjoying my winter snowbirding. I also requested the Janet Evanovich book and hope to get approved. Enjoy your upcoming week.

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  8. The snow looks so nice! We rarely get snow in London and although I love it, I prefer when it disappears quickly again. Otherwise, the whole city seems to come to a stop. The Finlay Donovan books sound fun!

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  9. I am so not a fan of the Stephanie Plum books…but that new series looks really good! I will totally be checking that out. Also, I live in the Mid-Atantic, but we are south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and as someone who grew up in Pittsburgh, I find the snow-removal frustrating. I know…we don’t get much snow, so we don’t have the equipment that I was used to in a much snowier city…but the lack of road prep before a storm that we know is coming is what really frustrates me. If I lived much further south, my head might explode. 😆

    Have a great week!

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    1. Oh, it totally would make your head explode. I learned to just laugh about it and enjoy the pretty white stuff while it lasts. ❤️

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  10. I am so jealous of your snow! We have definitely been cold enough here, but not a snowflake in sight, just frost, ice and freezing rain! 🥶 However I had a lovely trip to the cinema to see Spider-Man: No Way Home to cheer me up. 🕷 Take care and happy reading. 🙂

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      1. Yes, I didn’t realize you were and didn’t want to ask because some people are super private and don’t want to give out that kind of information (which is fine!). I am near Charlotte.

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  11. Your snow pictures are beautiful. I liked your definition of the Finlay Donovan series as a soft-boiled mystery. I was thinking it as a cozy mystery, but with the mob and assassins you’re right, it’s more than a cozy mystery.

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    1. Yeah, that dude in jail is not a bit cozy, is he? 😳. I love this series and am looking forward to the next 2 (I think she said there are four planned – maybe)

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  12. I keep hearing about the Finlay Donovan books, and I think it’s something I’d like. Of course I have no idea how or where I’d fit them in. We also finished Cobra Kai but didn’t enjoy this season as much. Have a great week, Tessa!

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    1. I didn’t know how I felt about the darkness and almost whininess, I guess is how to put it, but I’m very curious where they are taking it. And I think you would definitely love Finlay Donovan. I would be so surprised if you didn’t. Maybe if you run into a time that you just need something fun. I easily read it in a day because it is so fast-paced and fun.

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    1. The south is nice because we only get one maybe two snows per year and some years no snow. So it’s just enough without making you tired of it.

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