December Semi-Hiatus Announcement

Hello, everyone!

I’m alive!

I ask for forgiveness from you all. The last post I published on this blog is dated on November 13th and I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything so far, writing reviews or discussion post has been hard since my mind has been blank these last few months.

This is why I decided to take a break, though I’m a bit late to tell you. I will spend the rest of December reading book, trying to put together some posts that will be published in January and studying for this year’s finals. 

But I won’t be entirely absent, I will still post some book blitzes I had previously signed up for and my most anticipated books of 2019. I’m also always active on my social media accounts which are listed in the side bar, so you can contact me whenever you want.

I admit it will be hard for me getting on track with this blog and the following weeks will be used by me to decide what I want to do with Books of a Shy Girl, since I love too much this blog to let it go. I’m not ready yet, if I have to tell you the truth.

Anyway, I wish you all happy holidays!

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Book Blitz with Giveaway: Never Touched by Laney Wylde

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Title: Never Touched
Author: Laney Wylde
Date: November 12th 2018
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis

What if you woke up from your worst nightmare, only to find the world watching it? On repeat . With relish.
What if those viewers found you? Cornered you until you performed the nightmare live?
Would you run? Fight?
Or charge admittance?Read More »

Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Date: November 6th 2018
Pages: 336
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan is a Young Adult LGBTQ+ fantasy book with a diverse cast. The country of Ikhara is ruled by a king who each year takes eight girls from the Paper Caste, the lowest caste made up of people without any beastly feature. Then there is the Steel Caste formed by half-humans who possess animal-demon qualities and above all of them we find the Moon Caste which includes only fully demons.

Lei is from one of the most poor regions of Ikhara and she despises Moon people because of what they did to her people and to her family, however the news of her golden eyes have reached th capital city and she’s taken away from her home to become a Paper girl of the king. Although she surrendered to her fate, she would have never thought that she would fall in love with another Paper girl.Read More »

Book Blitz with Giveaway: When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair

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Title: When Stars Come Out
Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Date: October 31st 2018
Publisher: /
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

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Synopsis

Anora Silby can see the dead and turn spirits into gold coins, two things she would prefer to keep secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing.

As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Read More »

Blog Tour With Review+Giveaway: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan

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Title: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil (Flynn Nightsider, #1)
Author: Mary Fan
Date: May 15th 2018
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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Synopsis

Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.

A century ago, the Enchanters defeated the evil Lord of the Underworld, but not before he’d unleashed his monsters and ravaged the earth. The Enchanters built the Triumvirate out of what remained of the United States, demanding absolute obedience in exchange for protection from the lingering supernatural beasts.

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Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

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Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author: Kiersten White
Date: September 25th 2018
Pages: 304
Publisher: Delacorte Press

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White is a YA retelling of Frankenstein told by the point of view of Elizabeth Lavenza, an orphan adopted by the Frankestein family and whose purpose was taking care and calming young Victor Frankenstein.

I highly enjoyed this book and I think Kiersten White did an excellent job at writing a strong and capable protagonist. Elizabeth is a survivor, she easily adapts to the different situations in order to achieve what she wants, be it with her unscroupolous attitude. I admired her for her strength and intelligence.Read More »

Book Blitz with Giveaway: Light Tripper by Jo-Anne Tomlinson

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Title: Light Tripper
Author: Jo-Anne Tomlinson
Date: October 23rd 2018
Publisher: /
Genres: Cyberpunk, Science Fiction

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Synopsis

In the 23rd century, bounty hunter, Sal Tripp is a girl with simple needs.

A decent replicated meal, a bullet-free head and keeping her ability to manipulate kinetic energy under wraps.

No easy task when your home is Morpheus, a sleazy band of planets populated by the scum of the outer systems or when your father is the infamous Morgan Tripp, a once proud pilot in the Planetary Alliance, now reduced to a drug addicted, has-been who owes credits to every gangster in the galaxy.Read More »