Epic Recs: January

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It's here! It's time! YAY FOR EPIC RECS!

What could possibly be better than signing up for a Book Pushing Book Club hosted by Judith and Amber? GETTING PAIRED UP WITH GABY. Oh y'all, 2014 is going to be such a good year.

Allow me to allow Gaby to tell you why she signed up for Epic Recs in the first place.

"I know. I KNOW. It's not like I need more things on my blogging plate, but Judith and Amber are the very best and I absolutely love the graphic. Not to mention I'm always looking for new blogging friends and I don't have a book club, so, really, this feature was kind of made for me. It's really astonishing that I waited so long to sign up. But it's really a good thing I waited, otherwise I wouldn't be paired with Lisa and I wouldn't be all geared up to read GRAVE MERCY this month!"

Isn't she great? Of course she is. I know you know but I wanted to reiterate it anyway. 

 

And as you can see, I recommended GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers to her this month! But if you want to know why, you'll have to go and peep her blog. Booyah!

For me, Gaby recommended SCARLET by A.C. Gaughen. Here's why!

"So Lisa likes fantasy, dragons, dystopian, sci-fi and all kinds of other awesomeness. As some of you might know, SCARLET's not really any of these things, but it does have a feel of each. There's the adventure and cross-dressing you might find in a fantasy novel, the messed up government structure from a dystopian trilogy, and the twists to rival any sci-fi. And then there's the fact that SCARLET takes a story everyone knows at least a little bit about and totally turns it on it's head. Which equals the pure awesomeness of dragons. 

Now, on a more selfish level: I really love SCARLET so, so, so much and LADY THIEF is even more fantastic and crazy, so when I saw this book on Lisa's TBR my gut reaction was to pick it. And so I did."

Yeah, I'm pretty stoked to read SCARLET and I'm super excited for Gaby to read GRAVE MERCY and it's just SO MUCH FUN ALREADY! 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

22 comments:

  1. Ah, I love this!!! I haven't read Scarlet yet either but I know Gaby is a huge fan!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!! LOVE your blog design by the way it is so clean and pretty! :)

    PS-Great rec of Grave Mercy! LOVE that book and Dark Triumph!! Can't wait for the last one!! :)

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    1. Isn't it awesome?! I thought Dark Triumph was even BETTER which is hard to beat. As you know. WEE!

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  2. Ooh Scarlet sounds awesome! Genderflipping and adventure and awesome? Sounds like a must-read.

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  3. Heeeeeeeeeee, I'm glad you're happy to be paired up with Gaby :D I was a bit worried about people not liking their partner.

    "Judith and Amber are the very best" Why, thank you! *cries* I'm fine, I'm fine.

    Like I told Gaby, I haven't read Scarlet but Judith told me it's a Robin Hood retelling so YES PLEASE I NEED IT.

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    1. SO HAPPY. I adore Gaby and this is just increasing our fangirling to epic levels which is FANTASTIC.

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  4. I'm seriously SO HAPPY you and Gaby are happy with your partnership. It's been a bit stressful, trying to get people together who will hopefully actually like each other, but I'm very glad you do. And just really excited that you are joining, because you're both awesome. <3

    Will I like Grave Mercy? It sounds pretty awesome. Scarlet does as well, and I'm really looking forward to reading that soon. I hope you like it!!

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    1. Don't stress! It's such a fun idea! And if you find yourself starting to stress about it, just remember your best success story with Gaby and me. MWAH!

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  5. Enjoy Grave Mercy!! Love love love that book! I haven't read Scarlet but have seen it around and definitely want to read it. I want to join this feature but don't know if I have the time... Boo.

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    1. Just realized that you recommended Grave Mercy and are reading Scarlet. *facepalm* Great rec! Grave Mercy is so good and I absolutely love Duval. Super swoony. :) also sorry my original comment posted like four times. I have no idea why it did that. I deleted the duplicates. Have fun with this feature!

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    2. Ha! That's okay. It's kinda confusing. But YES DUVAL. He is super swoony but in a way that's still totally respecting of Ismae's mad skillz.

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  8. Oh my goodness, you're absolutely going to love Scarlet. It is such a fantastic book, I can't wait to read the sequel. :)

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    1. I've started! And I must say, I'm kind of a big fan of Scar already. I want to know more about her past, darn it!

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  9. Woot! I hope both you ladies like your books. EXCITE for Gaby to read Grave Mercy because it's fantastic!

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    1. YES! Another Grave Mercy fan! THERE ARE SO MANY OF US.

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  10. Ahhh!! Gaby has been on my case to read Scarlet!! I actually went to b&n with a gift card to buy it, but they didn't have it! I was so annoyed! I can't wait to hear what you think of it. I hope to read it soon. :) Pssst... Gaby says it is SUPER STEAMY!

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    1. Mine didn't have it either! WHAT THE WHAT. But it's okay because I bought it supes cheap on the Kindle. It is all Gaby says it is! No kissing yet but the TENSION OMG BETTY THE TENSION.

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  11. I saw recently that you read this one and loved it, so Gaby's recommendation was a sweet success! I'm still giddy with joy that the two of you - two of my favorites - got paired together for Epic Recs. It's just so meant to be!

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  12. I've seen Gaby talking about her love for Scarlet, so I bought it recently when it was super cheap on Kindle. Can't wait to read it myself - and see what you think of it yourself! ANNNNDDD great recommendation with Grave Mercy. That book was the bomb!

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