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Twelve Days of Bookmas

Happy Holidays to my favorite book nerds! Christmas is just around the corner so time to put a dent in your endless TBR bookshelves. We all know that you gave your book list to whoever is buying your gifts this year. Whether you’ve begun rereading your favorite books or finishing off a fantastic series, there’s no better challenge than reading a book every day. Have fun as we countdown to Christmas with these book recommendations.

 

On the first day of bookmas I opened up to see To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the second day of bookmas I opened up to see A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the third day of bookmas I opened up to see The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the fourth day of bookmas I opened up to see Four March Sisters, The Three musketeers, A Tale of two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the fifth day of bookmas I opened up to see Five Kings at War, Four March sisters, The Three Musketeers, A tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the sixth day of bookmas I opened up to see Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the seventh day of bookmas I opened up to see Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the eighth day of bookmas I opened up to see Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the ninth day of bookmas I opened up to see Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the tenth day of bookmas I opened up to see The Tenth Muse, Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the eleventh day of bookmas I opened up to see Station Eleven, The Tenth Muse, Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Murders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree.

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On the twelfth day of bookmas I opened up to see Twelve Districts of Panem, Station Eleven, The Tenth Muse, Nine Rings of Power, Eight Perfect Mruders, Seven Horocruxes, Six Austen Novels, Five Kings at War, Four March Sisters, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird underneath the tree!

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Land of Stories Prequel has a Sequel!

Chris Colfer, the author of the best selling middle grade series Land of Stories, is releasing a new book. Colfer’s books have been flying off shelves since they hit stores back in 2012, and due to the mega success of the series, Colfer released a prequel to the series, titled A Tale of Magic, last fall. Now, a sequel is being released, and is coming out later this year.

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The original series follows twins Alex and Conner who discover their connection to the Fairytale world when they are transported through the old book of fairy tales their father used to read to them. They then learn they are more connected to the world than they thought, and as the series progresses, they do everything they can to save the Fairytale world.

 

The prequel, on the other hand, follows a young girl named Brystal, who works as a maid in a library so she can be surrounded by the books she’s forbidden to read. One day, she finds a secret section in the library that has a book about magic. Unfortunately magic is another thing that’s forbidden, but of course Brystal reads the book anyway, and as she reads she learns there is magic inside of her. It doesn’t take long before Brystal is caught, but then she is saved by a woman named Madame Weatherberry who takes her to her academy to help train Brystal to become a fairy. However, Madame Weatherberry goes missing and Brystal and her friends go on a mission to bring her back, and along the way, learn Madame Weatherberry’s true intentions for starting a school. Learning the truth puts the world, and magic, in danger.

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**SPOILERS**

The sequel is a continuation of Brystal and her friends’ story, following the aftermath of the first book. A rival school is going to be introduced, and a new witch who is trying to recruit students. This new witch is believed to have some dark intentions, and those intentions are proved right when Lucy, Brystal’s friend, wants to destroy mankind. Also, the legalization of magic has caused an uproar within the kingdoms, and now a clan called the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced to try and get rid of magic completely. Sounds like a great sequel!

 

According to Colfer, the first novel was about acceptance and peace within the world, and this new sequel is about finding peace within yourselves. He also hopes this book encourages his readers to fight the negativity that is taking over the world today.

You can pre-order your copy of A Tale of Witchcraft, here.

 

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