Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Book Sale!


Like most other bookworms, great books make their way onto my "things I'm thankful for" list every year. It's hard to choose favorites, but I went ahead and picked five books I read in 2015 and am thankful for.
  1. The Ilyon Chronicles, by Jaye L. Knight
  2. A Time to Die and A Time to Speak, by Nadine Brandes
  3. Water Princess, Fire Prince, by Kendra E. Ardnek
  4. Implant, by J. Grace Pennington
  5. Redeemed, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to another great year of reading! Speaking of more reading, here's one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 27-30. There's literally something for everyone.

Every single book listed on Indie Christian Books is on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if you have a budget of $0, new reading material awaits you.

Don't know what to pick? The fearless Indie Christian Books team created a quiz that will generate a book list perfect for you! Check it out!

Book Quiz

What awesome reads of 2015 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2016?
A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as "Sold Out." This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good for her work organizing this sale, Gloria Repp for completing the time consuming job of uploading book info to the sale website, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Tale for Tuesday - Implant

Hey all! *waves*
Today marks the start of a new feature here at the Aerie- A Tale for Tuesday!
(Virtual cookies to anyone who can tell me the children's book that inspired the title ;) )
Also, be on the lookout for a blog design change here soon. I'm super excited- now let's see if I can pull it all together the way I want :)
And now, I have a review of the fantastic book Implant, by J. Grace Pennington!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for my honest review, which I have given. 

This. Book. Is. Amazing.
Seriously. A. Maz. Ing.
Like, read in an afternoon, cannot put it down amazing.
I was a little nervous, having never read any of this author's books before, though several were on my TBR list. I'll be remedying that now that I've read Implant. :) It's set in a not too distant future, and revolves around the idea of an implant that effectively eliminates disease and illness- but is able to track and kill someone as well.

What I liked:
It was unique! I've read lots of books, and sometimes I'm disappointed because it feels like I'm reading the same old thing. Implant was like no book I had read before.
It was unpredictable! I'm a hard to surprise bookworm. Maybe because I've read so much? Anyway, I've usually guessed the end/big reveal before it happens. Except with this one. I believe there was one detail I accurately predicted, and it wasn't even a major plot point. There were so many twists- All masterfully executed and brilliantly pulled off!
Plus, there was no romance. I don't mind romance in books (I'm a fangirl, what can I say? ;), but I must say it was refreshing to read one without any. 

The Characters: Oh, the characters. OH THE CHARACTERS. They were real, and relatable, and human. They had their flaws, and their personalities, and their secrets. (Might we pause for a second to appreciate the secrets? I never knew who to trust! See "it was unpredictable" above :D )

What I disliked:
A few scenes I had to read twice because I wasn't quite sure what had happened. Other than that, um, hm... *crickets* I honestly can't think of anything else to put here...

I'd recommend this to anyone who loves sci-fi, spec fic, and action. It'd probably be best for ages thirteen and up, because of the intensity. 
Five stars!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Twinepathy Cover Reveal!

Good afternoon everybody!
For the past month or so I've been excitedly reading a serial story over at C.B. Cook's blog. And today I get to be part of the group revealing the cover! :) If you read it and need people with similarily awesome taste to fangirl with, you can join the Goodreads group for Twinepathy! Hope to see you over there!
Anyway, without further ado, I shall hand it over to C.B. Cook!

Hullo, everyone! C.B. Cook here! I am very pleased to announce that I am here to reveal the cover of Twinepathy! This wonderful blogger here has allowed me to infiltrate their blog (temporarily), and I greatly appreciate that. Thank you, person, for being a wonderfully dedicated follower of this blog.
Now, on to the cover reveal! Drum roll, please…

Author bio: Often referred to as a master of the cliffhanger, C.B. Cook is just a 17-year-old girl trying to find out where her King is guiding her, while writing the stories of the people she creates, the worlds she wants to live in, and the adventures she dreams about. Also known as a mysterious creature called an "author". She's a Christian and a homeschooler dedicated to changing others lives through the power of the written word.
I’m so thrilled that you guys are celebrating this with me! If you’re on Goodreads, you can add Twinepathy to your Goodreads shelves – once we hit 100 people adding it, I’ll be posting an extra part. I’m so grateful for your support! Check out the cover reveal post on my blog for a bonus part. Keep on being awesome! 
Sierra again :) What do you all think of the cover? Isn't it pretty? And has anyone else read Twinepathy yet? (If you said no... you're going to, right? :) )