Warriors of Wing and Flame Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

Book Title: Warriors of Wing and Flame
Author: Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: October 27, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson continues her enchanting YA fantasy duology with a timeless fairytale feel in an original voice.

The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.

In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.

Review

I’m always so satisfied and happy with duologies! There’s something just so special about fitting in the story in two books. And while I still want more, as I always do with duologies, the ending was a solid finale to these two books. But me wanting more is probably why I like duologies so much. I ALWAYS want more because I never feel like the story drags on for too long. And I’m happy with occasionally leaving a series begging for more books down the road.

In this second book we really get to see the sisters come into their own. You definitely see growth from them both in this book and honestly I couldn’t ask for more than that when looking for character development. I love when the changes are visible but not necessarily a huge and implausible change. But this story as a whole is really exciting and will take you on yet another wild ride leading all the way to the end. There are some bumps along the way but throughout it I remained engaged and needing to learn what happens next.

I really enjoyed this duology and look forward to seeing what Larson comes up with next! There was so much excitement in this series but even amidst all of that we still got solid character development between the first and second books.

About the Author

Sara B. Larson is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of the YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology. Her next YA fantasy, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT, comes out November 5th from Tor Teen. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

Tour Schedule

November 18

Turn the Page Tours – Welcome Post/Author Interview
Library of a Book Witch – Book Review

November 19

Baltimore Bibliophile – Book Review
Bookingway Reads – Book Review
Books Over Everything – Book Review

November 20

Book-Keeping – Book Review
Thind Books Blog – Book Review
The Reading Chemist – Book Review

November 21

The Book View – Author Interview
Ya Its Lit – Book Review
Pei Reads – Book Review

November 22

Pop Reads Reviews – Book Review
Moonlight Rendezvous – Book Review
Lady Readsalot – Book Review

November 23

The Clever Reader – Book Review
Emelie’s Books – Book Review
Between the Lines Book Reviews – Author Interview

November 24

Pop the Butterfly – Book Review
Book Briefs – Book Review

Bookstagram Tour Schedule

November 18

Turn the Page Tours – Blogger’s Choice
Bookishzelda – Blogger’s Choice

November 19

ernest.bookingway – Blogger’s Choice
bmorebiblio – Blogger’s Choice
books_over_everything – Blogger’s Choice

November 20

Hollymbryan – Blogger’s Choice
Thindbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Thereadingchemist – Blogger’s Choice

November 21

_popreads_ – Blogger’s Choice
Thebookviewblog – Blogger’s Choice
Ya.its.lit – Blogger’s Choice
peireads – Blogger’s Choice

November 22

Onemused – Book Review
Moonlight_rendezvous – Blogger’s Choice
Ladyreadsalot_ – Blogger’s Choice

November 23

Thecleverreader – Blogger’s Choice
Books_and_dice – Book Review
Betweenthelinesbookreviews – Blogger’s Choice

November 24

Simplebeccamee – Book Review
Bookbriefs – Blogger’s Choice
rampant_reading – Book Review
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

Giveaway

Enter to win five (5) finished copies of Warriors of Wing and Flame by Sara B. Larson! Open USA only. There will be 5 winners.

Giveaway starts: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Giveaway ends: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. CDT

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A Thousand Fires Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

Paperback : 304 pages
ISBN-10 : 1250219426
ISBN-13 : 978-1250219428
Publisher : Tor Teen (October 27, 2020)
Language: : English


Shannon Price’s A Thousand Fires is a breakout contemporary debut―think The Outsiders meets The Iliad―that’s perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Veronica Roth.

10 Years. 3 Gangs. 1 Girl’s Epic Quest…

Valerie Simons knows the city’s gang wars are dangerous—her own brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway her from joining the elite and beautiful Herons to avenge his death—a death she feels responsible for.

But when Valerie is recruited by the mysterious Stags, their charismatic and volatile leader Jax promises to help her get revenge. Torn between old love and new loyalty, Valerie fights to stay alive as she races across the streets of San Francisco to finish the mission that got her into the gangs.

You can purchase A Thousand Fires at the following Retailers:
        

Praise for A Thousand Fires

Praise for A THOUSAND FIRES

“A Thousand Fires pulls you in close and shows you the essence of what it means to keep fighting. Shannon Price is one to watch.” ―Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

“Brutal and beautiful, A THOUSAND FIRES broke my heart. A fast-paced tragedy of love, betrayal, and vengeance.” ―Heidi Heilig, author of FOR A MUSE OF FIRE

“Modern, unflinching and filled with haunting, lingering imagery, A Thousand Fires gives the story of the Iliad the bare-knuckled update it deserves.” ―Colleen Oakes, author of The Black Coats

“Fast-paced… Vivid descriptions and intricate details bring San Francisco to life … A promising debut.” ―Kirkus

“A heart-wrenching tale… action-packed and intense… A fantastic read.” ―School Library Journal

Review

The Outsiders is one of my all time favorite books and I of course love any Greek story (à la The Iliad), so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this book. And while A Thousand Fires does have some similarities between the two, it is its own story. And let me just say that it is a story that you won’t be able to put down! This is just one of those really fast paced enjoyable reads, plus it deals with gangs and aren’t those always really amazing stories to begin with?

Now, is this book on the same level as its two comparisons? No, but also thats because Price has her own style and her own story. And I really appreciate that (plus The Outsiders is a little too high in my books I love category, so it’s really an unfair comparison to begin with). I am kind of over retellings and I much prefer seeing a smattering of similarities/references throughout versus a near verbatim replay of the original stories. But this story was so expertly woven and I really enjoyed the plot within.

As with any book revolving gangs there are a LOT of characters. And that’s what honestly made this book stand out for me. The characters weren’t just thrown in willy nilly and mentioned for the sake of having more faces. They were well fleshed out and I really got to know and love many of them. And they’re all also incredibly real. These are characters that (probably more often than not) don’t always make the best decisions and are fighting to survive. And I love reading about characters like that, give me all the rough around the edges characters to baby!

About the Author

Photo Content from Shannon Price

SHANNON PRICE is a proud Filipina-American and Bay Area native. She once led an a cappella group for three years despite not knowing how to read music, and she carries that same level of confidence in every area of her life. When not writing, she can be found watching baking shows, exploring old bookstores, and going to the beach as often as she can. 

Her debut novel A Thousand Fires is a YA reimagining of the Iliad set in modern day San Francisco. She is represented by Elana Roth Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency and thanks her lucky stars that she is.

Tour Schedule

PART ONE – REVIEWS AND GUEST POSTS
NOVEMBER 9th MONDAY JeanBookNerd GUEST POST
NOVEMBER 10th TUESDAY J.R.’s Book Reviews REVIEW
NOVEMBER 10th TUESDAY Read More Sleep Less REVIEW & INTERVIEW
NOVEMBER 11th WEDNESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books GUEST POST
NOVEMBER 12th THURSDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW & INTERVIEW 

PART TWO – REVIEWS
NOVEMBER 12th THURSDAY Emelie’s Books REVIEW
NOVEMBER 13th FRIDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 14th SATURDAY Reading Adventures of a Book Dragon REVIEW
NOVEMBER 15th SUNDAY Books and Zebras REVIEW
NOVEMBER 15th SUNDAY Author Kelly Risser REVIEW

Giveaway

5 Winners will receive a Copy of A THOUSAND FIRES by Shannon Price
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter


*JBN is not responsible for Lost or Damaged Books in your Nerdy Mail Box*

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The Memory of Souls Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book


Series: A Chorus of Dragons (3) (Book 3)
Hardcover: 640 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (August 25, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250175577
ISBN-13: 978-1250175571


WHAT IF YOU’RE THE ONE WHO HAS TO DIE?

Now that the city of Atrine has been destroyed and Relos Var’s plan to free the dark god Vol Karoth has been revealed—the end of the world is closer than ever.

To buy time for humanity, Kihrin, Janel, and Thurvishar must convince the king of the Manol vané to perform an ancient ritual that will strip the vané of their immortality—a ritual that certain vané will do anything to prevent. Including assassinating the ones bringing the news.

Worse, Kihrin must come to terms with the horrifying possibility that his connection to Vol Karoth is steadily growing in strength. How can Kihrin hope to save anyone when he might turn out to be the greatest threat of them all?


You can purchase The Memory of Souls at the following Retailers:
        

Praise for The Memory of Souls


“Lyons has cleverly taken the epic fantasy tropes of prophecy and lineage and stood them on their heads, all while delving deep into her multidimensional characters and spinning great battles with high body counts.” ―Booklist, starred review

Praise for The Ruin of Kings

“[A] jaw-dropping, action-packed story of betrayal, greed, and grand-scale conspiracy . . . Lyons ties it all together seamlessly to create literary magic. Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-down-able read should look no further.” ―Kirkus, starred review

“Rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it.” ―Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

“It was one hell of a ride. I gobbled it up and was hungry for more.” ―Glen Cook, author of The Black Company

“The Ruin of Kings is a fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world.” ―L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the Recluse series

“A thriller plot of revenge and loyalty with a get-under-your-skin and keep-you-reading-all-night mystery at its heart. I loved it.”―John Gwynne, author of Malice

“The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic and a teen hero with angst.” ―Janny Wurts, author of The Curse of the Mistwraith

Review

These are just perfect books for all the fantasy lovers out there! They’re wild and out there and sometimes confusing, but all roll into one giant amazing story. Because these books are thicc, just like any superb fantasy book should be. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a big book! But the stories warrant all that extra text and time to really portray what Lyons is going for!

One thing I love about epic fantasies is the world building, and while these books do an excellent job at that it is perhaps the character building that shines even more. These characters are whip smart and there are so many differences between them all. Which leads to some really unique individuals and relationships. And since reincarnation is involved Lyons has made it so that gender is and can be extremely fluid in this series, which to me is something that is much needed in the fantasy realm.

The Memory of Souls is the third book in the A Chorus of Dragons series, but it won’t be the last! So, don’t worry, the story shall continue and we will get to dive back into this realm in the not so distant future. Because there’s so much left to tell and so many different storylines to dive into. And because of how every other book in this series is, you know there will be a lot of craziness to look forward to!

About the Author

Photo Content from Jenn Lyons

Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three cats, and a lot of opinions on anything from the Sumerian creation myths to the correct way to make a martini. At various points in her life, she has wanted to be an archaeologist, anthropologist, architect, diamond cutter, fashion illustrator, graphic designer, or Batman. Turning from such obvious trades, she is now a video game producer by day, and spends her evenings writing science fiction and fantasy. When not writing, she can be founding debating the Oxford comma and Joss Whedon’s oeuvre at various local coffee shops.

Tour Schedule

WEEK ONE – REVIEW & INTERVIEWS
AUGUST 24th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
AUGUST 25th TUESDAY Kait Plus Books EXCERPT
AUGUST 26th WEDNESDAY Port Jericho REVIEW
AUGUST 26th WEDNESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books EXCERPT
AUGUST 27th THURSDAY Rajiv’s Reviews REVIEW
AUGUST 28th FRIDAY BookHounds INTERVIEW
AUGUST 28th FRIDAY A Dream Within A Dream EXCERPT


WEEK TWO – REVIEWS
AUGUST 31st MONDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 1st TUESDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 1st TUESDAY PopTheButterfly Reads REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 2nd WEDNESDAY Sometimes Leelynn Reads REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 3rd THURSDAY The Bookwyrm’s Den REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 3rd THURSDAY Gwendalyn’s Books REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 4th FRIDAY Al Alalhambra REVIEW

Giveaway

– 3 Winners will receive the Set of 3 Books (A Chorus of Dragons Series) by Jenn Lyons.
-Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter


*JBN is not responsible for Lost or Damaged Books in your Nerdy Mail Box*

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