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Disney sent me Deep Blue in this super fancy box with a video trailer and a little mini making of movie. I’m going to put those two movies in first so that you can see them and then we can talk about this book.

There have been a ton of mermaid books that have published in the past few years. I don’t really think of mermaids as a MUST READ creature feature but I have read plenty of the offerings. Still, I wasn’t sure what expect from Deep Blue.

Where most of the YA mermaid fiction is more paranormal Deep Blue is contemporary fantasy and focuses a lot on the political and origin stories of the mermaids.

The book starts out with some of this:

Most of the time the book felt like a YA fantasy novel. There were times when the narrators were a bit more immature than the current young adult trending fashions.


Welcome to the start of the Best Series Blog Hop! We’re excited to kick this off. Consider this an opportunity to meet new bloggers, find new books to read and possibly win big in giveaways!  What’s this giveaway about? It’s about people nominating their favourite series and trying to sell you on it.  You want that series? Enter the giveaway. The participating blog links are below. Check them out for their giveaways and to have more chances to win some books. So let’s kick it off with Cuddlebuggery’s giveaways for the Best Series Blog Hop.

Kat’s Selection:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy


I love this series because, not only is it beautifully written with stunning cover art, but it’s also an emotionally touching read that pulls me in. The characters are all amazing and installed into this rich, authentic-seeming world that’s magical in setting and feeling. You need this series in your life.

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Welcome to Hot New Titles! New releases like The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava LavenderNearly Gone and Storm. Cover reveals include Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein, Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield, The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon and Glory by Maureen McGowan, our fav of week!

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Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways! For all the latest book world news and book blogging gossip, check out our weekly Monday feature, Buzz Worthy News.

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Reading mangas is one of my preferred pastimes.  Reading Yaoi mangas is my favourite way to relax. So here are five mangas set in high school that I quite like. Just a warning that some of these can get quite graphic and gratuitous.  Yaoi mangas tend to be all with the sex and heavy content regardless of being set in high school. I’ve provided warnings for triggers, mature content and off-the-wall gorgeousness for each of them so that you can decide on your own which ones you’d like to try.

Why these five?

I’ve probably literally read hundreds of mangas, but I’m very particular with my yaois. There tends to be too many sexual assault story lines in the genre, which I dislike. I picked these ones because they generally don’t use those tropes and focus more on the relationships and character developments. Also, be prepared for slurs. Mangas don’t seem to be shy about calling someone a “homo” or having a gay character refer to themselves as a “homo”.

Honor's Knight by Rachel Bach

It’s no secret that I loved Rachel Bach’s first Paradox novel earlier this year. So much about it was spot on, but none more so than main character and narrator Deviana “Devi” Morris. Her outing  and characterization in that series opener (titled Fortune’s Pawn) — that ball of action and battles and romantic chemistry like WHOA in SPAAACE that it was — was pitch perfect. It was balls to the wall awesome, labelled the Most Jessie of all Jessie Books, and it made an impression.

So to say I was excited for Honor’s Knight is a tad of an understatement. Oh boy, did it deliver a nearly perfect reading experience for a science fiction fan. Give me strong, capable, complete characters like this Paradoxian merc any day. Give me complicated and original plots like these and my SF/F addiction will go on unimpeded. Devi is arrogant and always ready for a fight, but she’s also compassionate, smart, and careful.

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