#CruelPrinceReadalong Week Three: Chapters 15 through 22

Thanks for joining me for my re-read of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

This week everyone read through Chapter 22.

What do you think of it so far? Leave a comment with your thoughts and reading progress. (No spoilers if you’ve read ahead please!)

Looking back on my year in books (with help from Goodreads)

One of my favorite things about using Goodreads to track my reading (and cross post reviews) is that they compile a “year in books” page for readers every year.

Since December is winding down and 2018 is almost at its end, I thought it would be fun to look at my year in books according to Goodreads. (I’ll also be sharing my 2018 Reading Tracker later in the month).

You can see the rest of my year in books on Goodreads!

#CruelPrinceReadalong Week Two: Chapters 8 through 14

Thanks for joining me for my re-read of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

This week everyone read through Chapter 14.

What do you think of it so far?

I won’t be able to host a live chat this week BUT be sure to watch the hashtag on Twitter where I will be posted a thread of discussion questions you can answer at your leisure.

Leave a comment with your thoughts and reading progress. (No spoilers if you’ve read ahead please!)

#CruelPrinceReadalong Week One: Chapters 1 through 7

Thanks for joining me for my re-read of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

This week everyone started the book and read through Chapter 7.

Remember you can also follow the hashtag cruelprincereadalong on Twitter at 4pm EST on Sunday December 9 for a live chat about the book so far.

What do you think of it so far? Any favorite scenes or characters?

Leave a comment with your thoughts and reading progress. (No spoilers if you’ve read ahead or are re-reading please!)

#CruelPrinceReadalong Week One: Live Chat This Sunday!

Hey everyone! This is a quick post for anyone participating in my Cruel Prince readalong.

I’ll be hosting a live chat on Twitter this Sunday at 4pm EST for participants to discuss their thoughts on chapters 1 through 7 of the book.

You can search the hashtag #cruelprincereadalong to join and also follow me @miss_print on Twitter.

See you there!

Get ready for #CruelPrinceReadalong

The year is almost over. Which means it’s almost time for the release of The Wicked King by Holly Black. The Cruel Prince is one of my favorite books of the year and one I’m planning to re-read before the sequel releases in January. I’m hoping you might join me too!

Here’s the plan:

The read-a-long will run through December. I’m going to have target chapters for participants to read each week, but you can read as much or as little as you like. Every Sunday in December, I’ll post a short post here for people who want to chat.

Not into blog commenting? You can also use the hashtag #cruelprincereadalong to participate on Twitter and Instagram.


  • Week One (December 1 to December 8): Read prologue up to chapter 8, chat post goes live December 9
  • Week Two (December 9 to December 15): Read chapters 8 to 15, chat post goes live December 16
  • Week Three (December 16 to December 23): Read chapters 15 to 22, chat post goes live December 24
  • Week Four (December 24 to December 30): Read chapters 23 to Epilogue, chat post goes live December 30

Book Giveaway: Borrowed by Lucia DiStefano

Today I’m partnering with Elephant Rocks to give away a copy of their newest title Borrowed by Lucia DiStefano.

DiStefano and her novel won the 2018 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize.

Here’s a bit more about it:

Love, mystery, and danger collide in this new literary thriller with the dark heart of a Gillian Flynn novel and the lyrical prose of Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun

As seventeen-year-old Linnea celebrates the first anniversary of her heart transplant, she can’t escape the feeling that the wires have been crossed. After a series of unsettling dreams, inked messages mysteriously appear on her body, and she starts to wonder if this new heart belongs to her at all.

In another Austin neighborhood, Maxine braces for a heartbreaking anniversary: her sister Harper’s death. Between raising her brothers and parenting her grief-stricken mother, Max is unable to ignore her guilty crush on Harper’s old flame or shake her lingering suspicion that her sister’s drowning wasn’t really an accident. With Harper as the sole connection, Linnea and Maxine are soon brought together in fantastic and terrifying ways as the shocking truth behind Harper’s death comes to light.

This book publishes November 1, 2018!

Thanks to Elephant Rock Books my US readers can enter to win a copy.

TO ENTER (Remember you have to do both!):

  1. Comment on this blog with a book you’re excited to read this month.
  2. Tweet about the giveaway. You can use this template:
    Head over to @miss_print’s blog to enter to win a copy of Borrowed by Lucia DiStefano from @ElephantRockBks. Details: https://wp.me/p6kfM-7Hh


  • Giveaway ends October 15 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Winners will be notified October 16. If I don’t hear back from the winners by October 18, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool as needed.
  • US only.
  • Must be 13 years or older to enter.

Like Elephant Rock on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @ElephantRockBks for blog tour news and updates.

You can also check out the full tour schedule for more posts and giveaways:

Five Reasons to Read Give the Dark My Love This Fall (Blog Tour Post)

Greetings everyone! I’m here today as part of the blog tour for Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis with five reasons you need to move this book to the top of your fall to read list:

  1. Badass Heroine: I won’t say Nedra is going to be your new best friend (she’s a little intimidating for that) BUT Nedra is driven, smart, and she is not afraid to go after what she wants. Whether that will make her the hero of her story or the villain remains to be seen but that doesn’t make her story any less fascinating.
  2. That Cover: I love the vibe of this cover from the colors to the framing of the model. Plus a lot of the details factor into the story–but you’ll have to read the book yourself to find out which ones!
  3. The Atmosphere: Nedra’s world is moody, dark, and danger lurks everywhere since no one knows where the plague might strike next. In other words this atmospheric setting is everything you’d want to read this fall.
  4. One Word: Necromancers: The magic system in this book focuses heavily on alchemy and, in the case of alchemist gone wrong, necromancy. I don’t know about you but nothing says ready for fall like reading about necromancers who can raise the dead.
  5. It’s Spooky: In case the presence of necromancers didn’t tip you off: Give the Dark My Love is one spooky read. If you are ready for some good scares in advance of Halloween, look no further.

Give the Dark My Love publishes on September 25 so be sure to request it from your local bookstore or library soon.

Want to know more? Check out the synopsis below:

cover art Give the Dark My Love by Beth RevisWhen seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who all look down on her.

All, except for Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.

Grey and Nedra continue to grow closer, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.

Want to know more? Be sure to check out the other stops on the Blog Tour!

Get ready for #missprintbookaday on August 25

Are you ready for the start of #missprintbookaday tomorrow? See below for full details.

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Big news, everyone!

I’m hosting a reading challenge this August. I’m hoping to make it a monthly thing so stay tuned for updates.

The challenge can be done on your blog, Twitter, Instagram, or a combination of all three. It’s part reading challenge or read-a-thon, part photo challenge, and maybe even a Twitter chat. It’s also really low key.

Here are the details for my first ever Miss Print Book-A-Day Challenge

  • When: August 25 to August 31 (if this goes well it will be back!)
  • Where: Anywhere you want. You can share updates on Twitter or Instagram as well as on your blog.
  • How: Between August 25 and 31 you commit to reading one book a day and talking about it. Use the hashtag #missprintbookaday to share titles, updates, anything you want.

I’ve made a handy graphic you can use for photo prompts if you need them…

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Blog 11th Birthday (and Giveaway!)

Eleven years ago, at this exact moment, I started blogging as Miss Print. It’s been a wild ride and I can’t believe this blog is still growing more than a decade later. What a ride.

(If you’re only here for the giveaway just scroll down.)

I am so grateful for the people and opportunities I’ve met through the blogging community. This past year one of my priorities has been growing my following on social media and as a blogger. It’s been amazing to see the progress I’ve made since the start of the year as part of bookstagram and to realize that new people are finding this blog–even after all this time.

And what’s a big birthday without gifts? This year I’m giving away three prizes:

  • One winner will receive a mystery box (kind of like a bookish subscription box) with some of my favorite things including bookish goodies, one or two of my favorite books, and who knows what else.
  • One other winner will receive a personalized list of ten book recommendations from me based on what they tell me about likes/dislikes/owned books/etc.
  • One winner will receive a non-scientific fortune told by me with Tarot cards (if you’ve ever seen my #TarotTime on Twitter it will be like that).


  • Giveaway ends August 31 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Winners will be notified September 1. If I don’t hear back from the winners by September 3, I will pick a new winner from the entry pool as needed.
  • US only.
  • Must be 13 years or older to enter.
  • You must be following this blog to enter.


  • Comment on this blog post with one good thing that happened this month. Include how you are following the blog in your comment (options include email subscription, wordpress, feedly, etc.)
  • BONUS ENTRY (you can do this once): Follow me on Twitter @miss_print
  • BONUS ENTRY (you can do this once): Follow me on Instagram @missprint_
  • BONUS ENTRY (you can do this once per day): Share this message on Twitter: Now that @miss_print’s blog is turning 11, she’s hosting a giveaway. Enter here: https://wp.me/p6kfM-7Eo