Month: February 2019

What We Buried Tour

Posted February 26, 2019 by Emily in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

What We Buried TourWhat We Buried by Kate A. Boorman
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on February 26, 2019
Genres: mystery, Thriller, Contemporary
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: the publisher
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four-stars

Siblings Liv and Jory Brewer have grown up resenting one another. Liv—former pageant queen and reality-TV star—was groomed for a life in the spotlight, while her older brother Jory, born with a partial facial paralysis, was left in the shadows. The only thing they have in common is contempt for their parents.

Now Liv is suing her mom and dad for emancipation, and Jory views the whole thing as yet another attention-getting spectacle. But on the day of the hearing, their parents mysteriously vanish, and the siblings are forced to work together. Liv feels certain she knows where they are and suspects that Jory knows more than he’s telling . . . which is true.

What starts as a simple overnight road trip soon takes a turn for the dangerous and surreal. And as the duo speeds through the deserts of Nevada, brother and sister will unearth deep family secrets that force them to relive their pasts as they try to retain a grip on the present.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book was so good! I didn’t know what to think of it. At first it seems very straightforward. Liv and Jory are mad at the world and more specifically, their parents. Liv feels like participating in pageants has ruined her life. Jory feels that he wasn’t a priority in his family and that his family spent the money that could have paid for a life changing surgery for him on his sister’s pageants. Both of them are bitter and angry with their families for a different reason. Liv files a lawsuit against her parents and all the bad feelings come to a head at the courthouse the morning of the final judgement.

This was such a thriller! I had no idea what was going on. Jory and Liv’s point of view flipped back and forth between them. They were both unreliable narrators and it was so fun to watch them admit more and more of their past experiences as they began to trust each other.

Surprising and exciting! This is a must read if you like mysteries.

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About the Author

Kate A Boorman is an award-winning author from the Canadian prairies. She was born in Nepal and grew up in the small town of Rimbey. She writes speculative fiction and has a mild obsession with abandoned places, memory, and the darkest parts of the forest.
Kate holds a MA in Dramatic Critical theory and a resume full of a bizarre assortment of jobs, from florist to accordion accompanist to “person-who-held-the-drywall-sheet-in-place”. She has participated as a guest and presenter at a variety of Festivals and Conferences in Western Canada.
Kate usually lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her family. Right now she’s living in a faraway land, where there are many baguettes.


four-stars

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Warrior of the Wild and Interview with Trisha Levenseller

Posted February 24, 2019 by Emily in Events and Features, interview / 0 Comments

Warrior of the Wild and Interview with Trisha Levenseller

Warrior of the Wild and Interview with Trisha LevensellerWarrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 26, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Historical
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: the publisher
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four-half-stars

How do you kill a god?

As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Interview

I read an article all about your love of Pirates and the journey that you went on to get Daughter of the Pirate King published. Was the publication journey of Warrior of the Wild similar or different than your last duology?

It was very different! Since I was already an established author, I didn’t have to write the whole book before attempting to sell it. I only had to write the first three chapters and a complete synopsis. The idea went to the same publisher that did Pirate King. By this point, I have a strong relationship with my editor and we get to work together on concept ideas and whatnot. I love that the process is more collaborative now and I have an advocate already in my publishing house!
I love YA but I also am a huge horror fan and I’ve read everything by Stephen King. What’s a genre or a type of book that we might be surprised that you love?

I love adult historical romance and a good adult paranormal romance. I actually have an idea for an adult paranormal romance that I might like to write someday! We’ll see…

Warrior of the Wild has 3 main characters. Rasmira, Iric and Soren. I felt closest to Iric because I can be a little bit of a stick in the mud and a worrywart. Who did you identify with the most and why?

Haha. Iric is my favorite. He was definitely the most fun to write! I definitely identify the most with Rasmira. There were so many times when I felt like I had to prove myself, times when I lacked the confidence to do things I knew I was good at, and times when I felt I had to have the acceptance of those around me in order to feel good about myself. Rasmira’s journey is loosely based on my own in high school/college. 

Did you have a playlist on when you were writing Warrior of the Wild? What song was at the top of the list?

I actually don’t listen to music when I write! It distracts me.

Is there a scene or a quote from Warrior of the Wild that is your favorite? Please share it!

“A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all. You want someone who lifts you up, not tries to bring you down.” —Soren

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About the Author

Tricia Levenseller is the author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology and forthcoming standalone, Warrior of the Wild. She likes to describe her books as young adult alternate–world historical fantasies with heavy romantic subplots.

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, playing Overwatch with her siblings, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.

four-half-stars

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Cover Reveal: Whispers of Shadow and Flame

Cover Reveal: Whispers of Shadow and Flame

Published by St. Martin’s Press Genres: Fantasy Today we have the cover reveal tour for book 2 in L. Penelope’s Earthsinger Chronicles, Whispers of Shadow & Flame. The first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone, was named one of TIME Magazine’s top 10 fantasy books of 2018! Check out the cover reveal and giveaway below! Title: Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 2) Author: L. Penelope Published by: St. Martin’s Press Release Date: October 1, 2019 Genre: Fantasy   Book Description: The cursed will face the gods. They have nothing to lose. “A master class in fantasy world-building.” – TIME Magazine on Song of Blood & Stone The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms. Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity. Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious […]

Posted February 21, 2019 by Emily in Cover Reveal, Events and Features / 0 Comments
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FFBC Tour: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

FFBC Tour: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman Published by Sourcebooks Fire on March 5, 2019 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 288 Format: ebook Source: the publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray. Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options. Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit. I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This was such a fantastic, light contemporary! After reading mostly fantasy, it’s sometimes a relief to read a book about daily life. I was torn though. I […]

Posted February 12, 2019 by Emily in Blog Tour, Events and Features / 3 Comments
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