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Book Release Thrill: The Captive Kingdom

I’m usually a very quiet person at home. But there are three things that make me yelp with excitement and alert my neighbors that some small creature might have been hugged to death.

  • Getting exceptionally good results from a writing contest
  • Getting a performance gig I really, really wanted
  • New Book

Pity about the squeal. Ruins good stealth campaigns.

But, as I wasn’t in the act of stealing cookies at 10:00 in the morning or other more nefarious activities, I’ll begrudge this moment of weakness. Why?

In case you haven’t heard:

Jennifer Nielsen’s The Captive Kingdom, book 4 in The Ascendance Trilogy is out today!

If that doesn’t deserve a squeal of delight, I don’t know what does.

I’ve mentioned before that I consider myself a Book Hunter as much as a reader. If there’s a book I want to read, I’m willing to pursue a copy if it takes the patience of years. The Little Prince, for example. I’m learning German to read Inkheart 4 so I don’t have to wait an extra year for the translation. And believe me when I say there are few more delicious feelings than thinking a book hunt is over, that a series has ended, that we all must say goodbye–

and hearing the author is returning one more time.

As if that wasn’t good enough, Jennifer Nielsen is planning a book 5 next year!

It’s going to be a good day.

In the odd event you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out my reviews of The False Prince (actually my first BookmarkedOne review…feel old now?) and The Runaway King here, and then embrace the irrepressible urge to go buy your own! Not that I’m getting endorsed for saying this. I’m not. I just think they’re good books.

And you should trust me. I have refined tastes.

So until I can get my grubby claws on books 3 and 4 of the Ascendance series, squeal in delight and post a review,

Happy reading!


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