J.C. Davis

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Kidlit writer, book addict, & geek girl. Hedgehogs own my ❤. Author of YA novel CHEESUS WAS HERE.
CR: DEATH AND RELAXATION
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QOTD: What is your favorite sweet treat?
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I'm a chocolate fiend. But the good stuff.  European chocolate is a particular favorite. If you've ever had real Swiss chocolate you will be ruined for Hersheys forever. I don't often get good chocolate though so I savor it when I do.
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Back to books: another fave treat- a good book! I finally read THE DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING last month and adored it! I snagged a copy of DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN and can't wait to dive in.
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Summary:
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map―the key to a legendary treasure trove―seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
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..::Challenges::..
#AprilBookstagram19 - Swept away
#AprilInBooks19 - My current read reminds me of the song Ready To Run.
#BookstawarriorsInDisney - Lion King: baddest villains
#BookQueensApr19 - Hogwarts House Pride | Alosa is 100% Gryffindor!
#WildAdventuresApr19 - Grisha Trilogy: fave villain
#BookNerdsApr19 - Kiss the frog: enemies to lovers
#AllTheBooksApril - Speculative Fiction
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#tricialevenseller #daughterofthepirateking #feiwelandfriends #yafantasy #becauseofreading #whatanovelread #instabook #bookishlife #simplelife #aquietstyle #foreverreading #simplethingsmadebeautiful #candlecult #candlelife #coverlove #alliseeispretty #booknerdigans #distractionsandinspirations #mybookfeatures #bookish #yalovin
This week's #HedgehogsAndBooks pic is ENCHANTÉE by @gitatrelease!
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QOTD: Do you speak a language other than English?
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Once upon a time I was a French major in college for all of 6 months! Which is about the closest I've ever come to being bilingual. (I've since forgotten nearly all my French.) So many releases this year are set in France: AN AFFAIR OF POISONS, ENCHANTÉE, SPECTACLE, THE GILDED WOLVES, LOVE Á LA MODE so far and I'm sure I'm missing others! I want to read them all and eat mountains of French pastries 😂.
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Summary:
Paris is a labyrinth of twisted streets filled with beggars and thieves, revolutionaries and magicians. Camille Durbonne is one of them. She wishes she weren’t... When smallpox kills her parents, Camille must find a way to provide for her younger sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on magic, Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille pursues a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Using dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into a baroness and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for magic. As she struggles to reconcile her resentment of the rich with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille meets a handsome young inventor, and begins to believe that love and liberty may both be possible.

But magic has its costs, and soon Camille loses control of her secrets. And when revolution erupts, Camille must choose―love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality of magic―before Paris burns.
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..::Challenges::..
#AprilBookstagram19 - Pop of color
#AprilInBooks19 - New-to-you authors
#BooksCoastToCoastApril19 - Book you want to buddy read
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#gitatrelease #enchantee #flatironbooks #yafantasybooks #yafantasy #yafiction #bookstagram #hedgie #hedgielove #bookstagrammer #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehog #hedgehogsofig #hedgehogsofinsta #yalovin #yareads #bookgram #booktagraphy #bookgram #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #bookfeaturepage
QOTD: What genre mash-up would you love to read?
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In TV shows, Firefly's western/sci-fi genre blend sounds like disaster, but is one of my fave series. In books, genre mashups are pretty common: paranormal mystery, dystopian romance, etc. But there are some genre blends that feel surprising, like FOUR DEAD QUEENS royal fantasy/mystery thriller blend. Or, GUNSLINGER GIRL's dystopian and western mash-up.

I'm so intrigued by those unusual pairings!
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Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great....
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#AprilBookstagram19 - Good together | I always love a good genre mash up, Western/Dystopian in this case
#AprilInBooks19 - Fave fictional world | good world building wins me over every time so I have a lot!
#BooksCoastToCoastApril19 - Creative Characters
#BookQueensApr19 - #waitingonwednesday
#BookNerdsApr19 - Fireflies: orange books | I love how orange highlights the edges & accents this cover design. I wouldn't have thought purple & orange would work together, but they do!
#AllTheBooksApril - Western
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#lyndsayely #gunslingergirl #littlebrownandcompany #jimmypattersonbooks #yalove #beautifulbooks #teenreads #ilovebooks #bookstagram #bookgram #coverlove #youngadultbooks #authorsofinsta #igreads #instabooks #bookish #bookstagramfeature #bestofbookstagram #booknerd #librarylife #becauseofreading #bookstagramcommunity #creativeflatlays
QOTD: Do you believe in fairies?
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As a child I was convinced I could find a fairy if I snuck quietly enough beneath the trees. I never did though. These days, the only fairies I believe in are the computer gremlins that mess with my electronics.

That hasn't stopped me from loving stories about the fair folk though and Charles De Lint is my favorite author in that regard.

Thanks to #bookstagram, I now check under the dust jacket of every hard cover I buy. The full cover illustration hiding under the jacket of THE CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST was a lovely surprise as are the illustrations by Charles Vess scattered frequently through the book!
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Summary:
Lillian Kindred spends her days exploring the Tanglewood Forest, a magical, rolling wilderness that she imagines to be full of fairies. The trouble is, Lillian has never seen a wisp of magic in her hills--until the day the cats of the forest save her life by transforming her into a kitten. Now she must set out on a perilous adventure that will lead her through untamed lands of fabled creates--from Old Mother Possum to the fearsome Bear People--to find a way to make things right.
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..::Challenges::..
#AprilInBooks19 - Cover w/ spring colors
#BooksCoastToCoastApril19 - Auto-buy author
#BookstawarriorsInDisney - Sleeping Beauty: easy reads
#BookQueensApr19 - Book set in your home country
#WildAdventuresApr19 - The Summer I Turned Pretty: Summer books
#AprilShelfAwareness19 - Mushroom day: Fairies/fae
#AllTheBooksApril - Illustrated
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#charlesdelint #thecatsoftanglewoodforest #littlebrownbooks #fantasybooks #faerie #booksofinstagram #readabook #becauseofreading #readersofinstagram #booknight #booksbooksbooks #libraryofbookstagram #bookgram #readingismagic #booknerdigans #bookdragon #flatlayforever #bookaesthetic #bookflatlay #cozymood #alwaysreading #springaesthetic
QOTD: Where would you travel if you could go anywhere?
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I was lucky enough to live in England as a child for a few years and I don't think my heart ever really left. I've visited Canada, Japan, the Caribbean. But there are so many places I still want to see! Like France, Italy, Greece, New Zealand and Australia.
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SOMEDAY WE WILL FLY takes place in Shanghai, during WWII. And it's definitely a different locale than the typical WWII book! It's a book that takes you on a journey with the MCs figuratively and literally and is an intriguingly different viewpoint of the war.
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See the comments for a full summary!
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..::Challenges::..
#AprilBookstagram19 - Warm & Fuzzy | the blanket in this pic, anyway
#AprilInBooks19 - Author you want to meet | Read Rachel Dewoskin's bio and I bet you'll want to meet her as well!
#BookstawarriorsInDisney - Pinocchio: underrated books
#BookQueensApr19 - Fave first line | In the last act I saw my parents perform, they already looked like ghosts of the Stanislav Circus.
#WildAdventuresApr19 - Everless: Underhyped book you love
#BookNerdsApr19 - New Adventures: #mapmonday
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#racheldewoskin #somedaywewillfly #vikingbooks #yahistorical #historical #wwiibooks #bookstagram #instabook #bookish #bibliophile #booklove #allthebooks #justread #lovebooks #becauseofreading #booknerd #readmorebooks #bookaddict #allaboutbooks #bookstagrammers #idratherbereading #flatlay #coverlove
QOTD: Tell me your favorite historical book!
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Mine is hands-down THE BOOK THIEF. There are SO many books set during WWII, but that one stands out.

Between books and cable TV's eternal WWII fixation, it feels like a period that's been well-covered. I need to read more books with different viewpoints on that era. I'm really looking forward to George Takei's book coming out this summer about the Japanese internment camps in the United States.

TRANSCRIPTION by Kate Atkinson isn't a new viewpoint per se, but it does sound interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it as LIFE AFTER LIFE had so many intriguing ideas.
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Summary:
In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.
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..::Challenges::..
#AprilBookstagram19 - Friend's recommendation
#BooksCoastToCoastApril19 - Chapter 12
#BookQueensApr19 - Good books gone wild: plot twists
#WildAdventuresApr19 - Stalking Jack The Ripper: Mystery
#BookNerdsApr19 - Hello sunshine: yellow books | spots of yellow anyway!
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#kateatkinson #transcription #littlebrownbooks #historicalfiction #bookgram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booktagraphy #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #bookfeaturepage #bookstagramappreciation #readstagram #ofquietmoments #mybookfeatures #slaytheflatlay #flatlayoftheday #flatlayforever #simpleandstill #still_life_mood #still_life_gallery #stilllifephotography #postitfortheaesthetic #simplethingsmadebeautiful #simplemoments
QOTD: if you had one wish, what would it be?
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Yesterday was a good day with good health news. Today not so much.

Both my kids have medical issues and our lives are one long continuous roller coaster ride. It's hard finding balance.

Right now, my wish would be for both my kids to be healthy, with no CF, no immune deficiency.
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Back to books: THE BOTTLE IMP OF BRIGHT HOUSE is all about wishes & their unexpected consequences.
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Summary:
Think of a wish. Go big with it. A winning lottery ticket. Eternal happiness. School vacation for a year. Now, answer this question: If you know this wish will come true, would you still make it if you knew someone else would somehow have to pay for it?

That's the catch thirteen-year-old Gabe Silver faces when a mysterious millionaire sells him a bottle containing a wish-granting imp. Any time Gabe makes a wish, someone else, somewhere, is going to lose something--maybe something big. That means each of Gabe's wishes should be an ethical dilemma--but as he scores a Ferrari, a hot tub, and all the pizza and sub sandwiches a kid could want, he's certain a guilty conscience is worth it...isn't it?
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#funnybooks #mgbooks #bookgram #bookhoarder #bookstagram #bookstagrammer  #booknookstagram #booksofinstagram #ofquietmoments #booknerdigans #lifestyle #library #bookphotography #librariesofinstagram #booklove #booknerds #lovetoread #bookaesthetic #becauseofreading
QOTD: What series, or book, are you waiting for anxiously?
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I love THE DRESDEN FILES. I re-listen/reread several of the books each year, and there are a LOT of them. The first book came out in 2000. Book 15, SKIN GAME, came out in 2014. It's been five years and still waiting on that next book 😭. There are short stories and graphic novels as well and I love them all. But what I really need is a time machine so I can snag a copy of the next book!

I could also be bribed with a novel starring Molly or Anastasia Luccio from the series. There was a story with Luccio in The BRIEF CASES short story collection and it was like catnip!
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..::Challenges::..
#AprilBookstagram19, #BooksCoastToCoastApril19, #AprilShelfAwareness19 - Fave siblings
#BookstawarriorsInDisney - Pocahontas: protectors & saviors
#BookNerdsApr19 - Stop & smell the roses: #wickwednesday
#AllTheBooksApril - Graphic novel
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#jimbutcher #thedresdenfiles #acerocbooks #urbanfantasy #dynamitecomics #bookstagram  #bookstack #booksbooksbooks #tbr #whatanovelread #instabook #bookishlife #simplelife #aquietstyle #foreverreading #simplethingsmadebeautiful #bookstagrammer #candlelife #coverlove #alliseeispretty #booknerdigans #readstagram #flatlaybooks
🎉 BOOK GIVEAWAY 🎉

I'm so excited to host my first book giveaway on Insta: OUR YEAR OF MAYBE by Rachel Lynn Solomon! 
Winner will receive a new US hard-back edition of the book, signed bookplate, signed bookmark, and sticker.

See below for entry details.
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SYNOPSIS:
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.

But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.

Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.
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🎉 US GIVEAWAY 🎉

To enter you must do all 3 steps below:
🌼 Follow @rlynn_solomon & @jcdavis.author
🌼 Like this photo
🌼 Tag two friends in a comment!

The fine print:
- US ONLY
- No giveaway accounts
- Must be 14+
- One winner will be randomly selected
- Giveaway ends April 14th, 2019 at 11:59pm CST
- This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram
- Winner will be contacted via DM
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#ouryearofmaybe #rachellynnsolomon #simonpulse #bookstagram #giveaway #bookgiveaway #bookstagramgiveaway #YAlit #youngadult #teenreads #YAcontemporary #mustread #bookgram #booknerd #bookworm #bookdragon #newbook #booksbooksbooks #bookflatlay #flatlay #beautifulbooks
Today's #HedgehogsAndBooks pic is AMBER & DUSK by Lyra Selene! The cover pictured is a special #owlcrate edition with gorgeous purples.
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Summary:
Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies.

So Sylvie sets off toward the Amber City, a glittering jewel under a sun that never sets, to take what is hers.

But her hope for a better life is quickly dimmed. The empress invites her in only as part of a wicked wager among her powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new name, Mirage, and begin to navigate secretive social circles and deadly games of intrigue in order to claim her spot. Soon it becomes apparent that nothing is as it appears and no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer her questions. As Mirage strives to seize what should be her rightful place, she'll have to consider whether it is worth the price she must pay. *
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#AprilBookstagram19 - Purple ombre
#AprilInBooks19 - Character with a unique name | Mirage!
#BookQueensApr19 - Characters who'd be BFs but from different books | I feel like Sylvie from AMBER & DUSK and Camellia from THE BELLES would have a lot to talk about!
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#lyraselene #amberanddusk #scholasticbooks #yafantasy  #bookstagram #hedgie #hedgielove #bookstagrammer #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehog #hedgehogsofig #hedgehogsofinsta #yalovin #yareads #bookgram #booktagraphy #bookgram #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #bookfeaturepage #bookstagramappreciation #readstagram #ofquietmoments #mybookfeatures #bookstafeatures
QOTD: What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
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I get way too excited every month to see what new flavor Baskin Robins will feature. So far, creme brulee was my fave and it hasn't come back since 😭. Plain old chocolate chip is a great stand by, or if I'm feeling indulgent, I'll buy a pint of Haggen Daas Carmel Cone ice cream. Yum!
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Back to books: Sometimes I like to indulge in a sweet treat of the literary variety. A fun book to shake up my reading list and put the sweet back in my day. Stephanie Kate Strohm's LOVE À LA MODE is the perfect sweet, funny read for a rainy day when you need a scrumptious treat!
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Check the comments below for Summary!
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..::Challenges::..
#AprilBookstagram19 - Creative Covers
#AprilInBooks19 - Your most read genre | Normally fantasy, though I bet mystery is edging up there!
#BooksCoastToCoastApril19 - US or UK cover | I love so many of the UK covers! But sadly I only own a few UK editions.
#BookstawarriorsInDisney - #mugmonday
#BookQueensApr19 - Would you survive your current read? | I wouldn't survive LOVE À LA MODE b/c it's like one of those high pressure cooking shows. I need recipes and nobody yelling at me.
#BookNerdsApr19 - In full bloom, books & flowers
#AllTheBooksApril - Contemporary
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#stephaniekatestrohm #lovealamode #disneyhyperion #yacontemporary #bookstagram #bookaesthetic #booksandflowers #booksandcandles #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookobsessed #whatanovelread #literature #instabook #beautifulbooks #darlingdaily #bookflatlay #daysofsmallthings #candlelover #beautyofstillmoments #igreads #bookrecommendation
Today's #HedgehogsAndBooks pic is A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by the fabulous @brigidkemmerer!

True fact: I met Brigid in-person at a writing retreat our literary agent hosted and picked up an ARC of LETTERS TO THE LOST. I was hooked and had to read every one of her books after that! What makes loving her books even better is knowing that Brigid is such a lovely person and a real-life bad-ass (check out her cross-fit posts, they're nuts and I absolutely claim Brigid for my team in the event of a zombie apocalypse). I'm so damn thrilled that ACSDaL hit the NY Times best seller list and is getting so much reader love!
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See the comments below for a summary!
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#AprilBookstagram19 - Most anticipated
#AprilInBooks19 - Hyped book you've not read | my kingdom for some actual reading time or an audiobook of CURSE! Seriously, I'm dying for an audio release on this one.
#BookNerdsApr19 - Blue skies: blue books
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#brigidkemmerer #acursesodarkandlonely #bloomsbury #yafantasy #bookstagram #hedgie #hedgielove #booksandpets #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehog #hedgehogsofig #hedgehogsofinsta #reading #culturetripbooks #pursuepretty #ireadya #bookstafeatures #yalovin #yareads #fortheloveofbooks #booksofinstagram #igbooks #bookaesthetic #booksaremylife