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WHAT I AM READING / REVIEWING NOW

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Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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EAGERLY AWAITING THESE NEW RELEASES in 2019

I am looking forward to reading these new 2019 titles. As I review these books, I will link my review to the titles here. I may read and review more than these titles, but these are the ones I’m most interested to read. So here they are:

JANUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

MARCH 2019

  • Knox (The Montana Marshals, #1) / Susan May Warren
  • Within These Lines / Stephanie Morrill
  • A Hero for Miss Haverleigh (Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley, #1) / Carolyn Miller

APRIL 2019

  • The Governess of Penwythe Hall (Cornwall, #1) / Sarah E. Ladd
  • Sweet on You (Bradford Sisters #3) / Becky Wade
  • The Story Raider (Weavers Trilogy) / Lindsay A. Franklin
  • The Memory House / Rachel Hauck
  • Flight of the Raven (Ravenwood Saga, #2) / Morgan Busse

MAY 2019

  • Romanov / Nadine Brandes

JUNE 2019

  • The Number of Love (Codebreakers, #1) / Roseanna White
  • No Ocean Too Wide / Carrie Turansky

JULY 2019

AUGUST 2019

  • Vow of Justice (Blue Justice, #4) / Lynnette Eason
  • The Killing Tide (Coastal Guardians, #1) / Dani Pettrey

SEPTEMBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

  • Misleading Miss Verity (Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley, #3) / Carolyn Miller

DECEMBER 2019

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BOOK AWARD WINNERS

I just read a number of the national book award winners — and I have reviewed some of them. For a complete listing of the award winners, see this list.
Newbery 2018 – HELLO, UNIVERSE / Erin Entrada Kelly

Caldecott Medal 2018 – WOLF IN THE SNOW / Matthew Cordell

Caldecott Honor 2018

Belpre (Author) Honor Book 2018

Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Award 2018  

 

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BOOK AWARD WINNERS

I just read a number of the national book award winners — and I have reviewed some of them. For a complete listing of the award winners, see this list.

Newbery 2016 – LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET / Matt de la Pena

Newbery Honor 2016

  • The War that Saved My Life / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl / Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo / Pam Muñoz Ryan

Newbery 2015 – The Crossover / Kwame Alexander

Newbery Honor 2015

Caldecott 2016 – FINDING WINNIE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEAR / Lindsay Mattick

Caldecott Honor 2016

Caldecott 2015 – The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend / Dan Santat

Caldecott 2014 – Locomotive / Brian Floca

Caldecott 2014 Honors – Mr. Wuffles / David Wiesner

 

CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARDS

CHRISTY AWARD 2015

Contemporary / Romance – Finalists

Contemporary Series Finalist

Visionary Winner

Visionary Finalists

Young Adult Winner

Young Adult Finalist

CAROL AWARD 2015

Contemporary
Speculative
Young Adult
  • Storm Siren / Mary Weber (HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

CLIVE STAPLES AWARD 2013-2015

2015:  The Warden and the Wolf King / Andrew Peterson

2014: A Cast in the Stones / Patrick W. Carr

2013: Starflower / Anne Elisabeth Stengl

 

 

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CSFF Blog Tour: ONE REALM BEYOND / Donita K. Paul

One Realm BeyondDonita Paul (Realm Walkers, 1)
Zondervan     ISBN 978-0-310-73580-9
MS     Grades 6-10     Rating: 5
Pre-publication reviewed
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Donita K. Paul returns with a new fantasy series aimed at middle school readers, filled with unforgettable characters (both human and dragon) in a battle of good vs. evil.

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Paul is an accomplished storyteller, taking her time to create a world where dragons are constants (similar to sidekicks for superheros), and special gifts enable humans to perform their duties as realm walkers.

Though it starts out slowly, One Realm Beyond engages the reader in the struggle facing Cantor as he progresses in his skills and puts his training to use. Bixby is an endearing character with her quirky ways, and Bridger appears an inept dragon when in fact, his gifts are equally important to Cantor.

Fans of Donita Paul’s earlier series and fantasy fans will not be disappointed!

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, and Z Street Team, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

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Want to know what other reviewers and bloggers are saying about One Realm Beyond?O Check out the CSFF Blog Tour participants shown below (Christian Science Fiction Fantasy)

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