Seal Of Awesome (3)

Welcome to my weekly roundup of AWESOME. Inspired by Best Week Ever on VH1, the Seal Of Awesome has links to some of the best posts from book blogosphere over last week.


Seal Of Awesome


In her review of Moonglass by Jessi Kirby, Christina at Reading Extensively considers : ‘…the use of themes and imagery (mermaids, sea glass, running). The parallel stories of Jillian and the beach tragedy from years ago also added to the story’

Elle at The Book Memoirs has this to say about Go The Fuck To Sleep by Adam Mansbach ‘Adam Mansbach has taken what can only be described as the tormented parents’ battle cry and has transformed it into a book which can only aid in helping leagues of traumatised-and-sleep-deprived people to feel human”

Everytime Angie writes a review, I am totally sold, as she did with I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan: ‘a tactile as well as a cerebral pleasure reading this beautiful debut novel by Holly Goldberg Sloan.’

‘Chock full of the dark and mystical it’s still, at it’s heart, a story of hope, redemption and love.’ Michelle at Galleysmith recommends Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton.

Looking for a great historical fantasy? According to Allison at The Allure Of Books, ‘Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey definitely fit the bill.


Phobe North describes Writing Between Worlds: On The Differences Between Litfic and YA: ‘But I think there’s an interesting discussion to be had here, one buried beneath the breezy tone’

Amy Reads looks at diversity in publishing in her post Who Is Telling The Story?: ‘it is easy for the privileged to write about other groups and cultures but their voice will almost always drown out those who are actually living the culture and trying to write their own stories’

The wonderful ladies at I Eat Words wrote RANT: Book Expo’s Sorry Turn by Daniela Hurezanu: ‘she completely contorts book blogging and Book Bloggers Convention into something that it is not’


About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. This is awesome! I love it! Great compilation!
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  2. I really enjoyed this post…are you doing it every week?
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  3. Thank you so much for including us in this roundup, April! 🙂 I’m only just getting back on my feet with catching up with blogs and it was such a nice surprise! I’m now off – chuffed as I am – to check out everything else that you linked me to.
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  4. Blood Magic rocked my world! I didn’t think it was going to be up avenue but it was so so good.
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