Kelly Coon at Totem Books Recap

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Last Wednesday, in the final leg of her debut tour, Kelly Coon came to Totem Books in Flint to talk about Gravemaidens! Last Wednesday, I ALSO went to Totem Books because I wanted to hear Kell talk about her book. And also because I’m part of her Skeleton Crew. Moral support is what we do! đź’™

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Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

“No matter what, you take care of what’s yours.”

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In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.

When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.

Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.

DISCLAIMER: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Gravemaidens (and a Pin Display How-To!)

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Though I’ve never participated in Can’t Wait Wednesday before (as hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and previously by Jill @ Breaking the Spine before her), now seems like a great time, because Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon is almost here!

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you probably know that I’m a member of Kell’s street team, and I am PSYCHED for this book (the bond between sisters? fending off DEATH? a cinnamon roll LI? count me in!). Today isn’t a review (keep your eyes peeled for that early next month!), but it is a sneak peek at the goodies that await you for preorders and library requests, and a fun how-to to celebrate one of those goodies, plus any other similar goodies you might already have: it’s an enamel pin display tutorial!

So grab a little bit of fabric, an embroidery hoop, and all the bookish pins you own, and I’ll walk you through a quick and easy way to display them!

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