Chaos on Catnet Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book


ASIN : B08HKWFV9M
Publisher : Tor Teen (April 27, 2021)
Publication date : April 27, 2021
Language : English

It takes an AI to catch an AI in Chaos on CatNet, the follow-up to Naomi Kritzer’s award-winning near future YA thriller.

When a mysterious entity starts hacking into social networks and chat rooms to instigate paranoia and violence in the real world, it’s up to Steph and her new friend, Nell, to find a way to stop it—with the help of their benevolent AI friend, CheshireCat.
You can purchase Chaos on CatNet at the following Retailers:
        

Praise for Chaos on Catnet

“The characters offer positive, realistic LGBTQIA+ representation―especially nonbinary identities and characters still exploring their identities. Refreshingly, the characters also feel like generally-woke-but-still-imperfect humans. Wickedly funny and thrilling in turns; perfect for readers coming-of-age online.” ―Kirkus, starred review

“Kritzer’s take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of today’s online existence and privacy concerns.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Smart, sly, scary, and irrepressibly good fun, this novel has everything I’ve ever wanted from a story: it is a cerebral, funny, tender, big-idea delight. I can’t wait for you to read it.”―Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Award-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

“An absolutely charming and incredibly gripping, superbly plotted YA thriller.” ―Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother

“Kritzer’s flawless collection taps deep wells of emotion and wonder…. Her work is indisputably speculative, but it’s a perfect entry point to the genre for readers who prefer fantastical and futuristic elements to stay more in the background, with human (and robotic) feelings always at the fore. This splendid treat is not to be missed.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories 

Review

I was honestly surprised at how excited I was to read this one! Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I wasn’t thrilled to see this book it’s just that I’m so shocked at just how much I enjoy this series when it’s something that is typically out of my reading comfort zone. But there’s something about these books that are just so good and alluring!

This book is just as good as the first and I loved being able to follow up with all of the characters (plus some new additions). The story really takes off right from the start and off we go on another adventure. But what I think I like most about this series is the sense of realness to it. Like, clearly, the subject matter isn’t QUITE something you see every day, but in the same sense… we’re not far off are we? But anyways, what I really meant is that the characters are so relatable. They’re living breathing humans that have their quirks and their individuality instead of the overly… everything… we sometimes see in books. And I think that that’s why I find this series so fresh.

This was definitely a wonderful follow up book and I really look forward to seeing what Kritzer comes up with next! I mean anyone who can get me out of my reading comfort zone AND make me fall in love with it on top of it is someone to watch!

About the Author

Photo Credit: Sean M. Murphy/SMM Photography

NAOMI KRITZER has been making friends online since her teens, when she had to use a modem to dial up at 2400 baud. She is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and novels for adults, including the Eliana’s Song duology and the Dead Rivers Trilogy. Her 2015 short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula. Naomi lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice.

Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner
WEEK ONE
APRIL 26th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
APRIL 27th TUESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books GUEST POST
APRIL 28th WEDNESDAY Living in a Bookworld EXCERPT
APRIL 29th THURSDAY TTC Books and More EXCERPT
APRIL 30th FRIDAY Casia’s Corner EXCERPT
APRIL 30th FRIDAY Lady Hawkeye EXCERPT

WEEK TWO
MAY 3rd MONDAY Kait Plus Books REVIEW
MAY 4th TUESDAY A Bronx Latina Reads REVIEW
MAY 5th WEDNESDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
MAY 5th WEDNESDAY Metaphors and Miscellanea REVIEW
MAY 6th THURSDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW
MAY 7th FRIDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW & INTERVIEW

Giveaway

5 Winners will receive a Copy of CATFISHING ON CATNET & CHAOS ON CATNET by Naomi Kritzer
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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Infinity Reaper Review

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About the Book

Emil and Brighton Rey defied the odds. They beat the Blood Casters and escaped with their lives–or so they thought. When Brighton drank the Reaper’s Blood, he believed it would make him invincible, but instead the potion is killing him.

In Emil’s race to find an antidote that will not only save his brother but also rid him of his own unwanted phoenix powers, he will have to dig deep into the very past lives he’s trying to outrun. Though he needs the help of the Spell Walkers now more than ever, their ranks are fracturing, with Maribelle’s thirst for revenge sending her down a dangerous path.

Meanwhile, Ness is being abused by Senator Iron for political gain, his rare shifting ability making him a dangerous weapon. As much as Ness longs to send Emil a signal, he knows the best way to keep Emil safe from his corrupt father is to keep him at a distance.

The battle for peace is playing out like an intricate game of chess, and as the pieces on the board move into place, Emil starts to realize that he may have been competing against the wrong enemy all along.

Review

Has this week both been THE LONGEST week and flown by at the same time or is that just me? I feel like I’m just losing all sense of time but I’m super glad I’m getting in this review today! Because I really love these books. And I may have been waiting for Infinity Reaper since last year. Just saying. And dare I say it… I may have loved this one even more than book one!

You know why I love these books so much? It’s simple, the world building is just divine. Plus I mean the story is amazing too but you know, priorities. And I just love that I got to know even more about this complex world in Infinity Reaper. But this picks right up following book two and we are taken on an adventure that is going to make you go through some emotions so buckle up!

Sorry this review may be a smidge shorter than normal, but my brain feels like it’s about to implode so I’m leaving it at this. Remember, I’m losing all sense of time. Plus allergies. So. Much. Pollen. But anyways, GET THIS BOOK AND READ IT ASAP!

About the Author

Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, and They Both Die at the End. His next book What If It’s Us is co-written by Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and releases on October 9th, 2018.
He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Unchosen Tour – Review, Favorite Quotes, & Giveaway

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About the Book

Book Title: Unchosen
Author: Katharyn Blair
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic

Leave her alone. You’ve already destroyed this world. Leave this girl alone.

— Katharyn Blair

Katharyn Blair crafts a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate in this contemporary standalone adventure that’s perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and Seafire, and for anyone who has ever felt unchosen.

“Such heart. Bravery. Guts.”

— Katharyn Blair

For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice.

The first was when her childhood crush, Dean, fell in love—with her older sister.

The second was when the Crimson, a curse spread through eye contact, turned the majority of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.

Neither end of the world changed Charlotte. She’s still in the shadows of her siblings. Her popular older sister, Harlow, now commands forces of survivors. And her talented younger sister, Vanessa, is the Chosen One—who, legend has it, can end the curse.

When their settlement is raided by those seeking the Chosen One, Charlotte makes a reckless decision to save Vanessa: she takes her place as prisoner.

The word spreads across the seven seas—the Chosen One has been found.

But when Dean’s life is threatened and a resistance looms on the horizon, the lie keeping Charlotte alive begins to unravel. She’ll have to break free, forge new bonds, and choose her own destiny if she has any hope of saving her sisters, her love, and maybe even the world.

Because sometimes the end is just a new beginning.

“He cursed the world. He wanted the world to suffer for my rejection of him.”

— Katharyn Blair

Review

Angst. Angst. Angst. Angst. Angst. Remember when YA books used to be pure angst? Yeah, I do. And if you can’t tell I kind of miss it. But this book took that angst and all of those old YA tropes I still love oh so much and made them fresh and new and revitalized the genre in a way I haven’t seen yet. So yeah, I kind of enjoyed this one. OH! And there are (kind of) ZOMBIES!

“Did she figure out I’ve been lying? Or is it finally time?”

— Katharyn Blair

Where do I even start with this review though? The characters? Yeah, I really liked them. The plot? Well, like I already said, I really liked that. The fantasy/sci-fi/dystopian elements? Yeah, those were perfect. So, basically, this was probably my favorite read of the year so far. There were just so many things that screamed “me” in this one and it just kept delivering throughout the entire book.

“And it’s easier to be mad at him than to be anythign else, so.”

— Katharyn Blair

Everything in this book just works so well together and fit so perfectly into this absolutely amazing plot. And it has those classic/older YA elements that I truly do miss (don’t get me wrong, I’m obviously still a fan of the genre) and made them fresh and modern. So there’s just so much to love about this book that you’re going to just need to read it and find out all of the amazing stuff throughout it.

About the Author

I live in LA, drink way too much coffee, and write all day long — because I’m crazy blessed to do what I’ve been doing for fun since I was a kid hiding in my garage loft writing terrible, terrible vampire stories. Glitter enthusiast. Bethyl shipper. Pluviophile. Ask me about my Dean Winchester obsession. John 1:5.

I’m wife to Ross and mom to Aryn, Liam, and River Grace. Also, mom to Cricket (a dog, not an insect), Maximus Dogimus Meridius (a ferocious cuddlebug) Maggie Rhee (cat, not the bad ass from The Walking Dead), and Kovacs (no parenthetical needed for him).

Tour Schedule

January 25

Turn the Page Tours – Welcome Post
We Write at Dawn – Book Review
Baltimore Bibliophile – Book Review
Ya It’s Lit – Book Review, Favorite Quotes

January 26

The Broke Book Blog – Book Review
literary delirium – Book Review, Mood Board
Books Are Magic Too – Book Review
The Book View – Book Review

January 27

Book-Keeping – Book Review
Meli’s Book Reviews – Book Review
The Bookish Raven – Book Review, Survival Checklist
being.myshelf – Author Interview

January 28

Pages in Waves – Book Review, Favorite Things About Unchosen
Reading Stewardess – Book Review, Survival Checklist
A Bella Fairy Tale – Book Review
Leann Reads Books – Book Review, Author Interview
A Bronx Latina Reads – Book Review

January 29

What Irin Reads – Book Review
She Reads Again – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Pastel Daydreams – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Kait Plus Books – Guest Post

January 30

Pop Reads Reviews – Book Review
Whimsical Blessings – Author Interview
Bound by the Book – Book Review, Favorite Things About Unchosen
PoptheButterfly Reads – Book Review

January 31

Bookishly Kenia – Book Review
Jena Brown Writes – Book Review, Survival Checklist
A Pigeon Reads – Book Review
Tirebookreviews – Book Review, Favorite Quotes

Bookstagram Tour Schedule

January 25

Turn the Page Tours – Blogger’s Choice
We.write.at.dawn – Blogger’s Choice
Bmorebiblio – Blogger’s Choice
Ya.its.lit – Blogger’s Choice
Annielikestoreadandwatchtv – Book Review

January 26

Thebrokebookblog – Blogger’s Choice
Booksaremagictoo – Blogger’s Choice
Drink.Read.Repeat – Blogger’s Choice
Thebookviewblog – Blogger’s Choice
Ashbetweenpages – Book Review
Simplebeccamee – Book Review

January 27

Hollymbryan – Blogger’s Choice
Melisbookreviews – Blogger’s Choice
The_bookish_raven – Blogger’s Choice
Being.myshelf – Blogger’s Choice
Reading_with_Nicole – Book Review

January 28

Shereadsagain – Blogger’s Choice
Sirenareader – Blogger’s Choice
Skygoddess1 – Blogger’s Choice
Leannreadsbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Lyon.brit.andthebookshelf – Book Review
Books_and_dice – Book Review

January 29

Joanna.Zoe – Book Review
Kaitplusbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Featherboundbooks – Book Review
The.magicalpages – Book Review
Pillowreader – Book Review
The.book.nerd.fox – Book Review

January 30

_Popreads_ – Blogger’s Choice
Whimsicalblessingsblog – Blogger’s Choice
Bound.by.the.book – Blogger’s Choice
Belvaandthebooks – Book Review
Popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice
Coffee.bibliophile.mama – Book Review

January 31

Booknerd65 – Book Review
Lazyfeline89 – Book Review
Bookishly_Kenia – Blogger’s Choice
The.b00kreader – Book Review
Jenabrownwrites – Blogger’s Choice
Lady_logomancer – Blogger’s Choice
Rampant_reading – Book Review, Book/Character Art

Giveaway

USA only. There will be 2 winners.
Giveaway starts: Monday, January 25, 2021
Giveaway ends: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. CST

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Catfishing on Catnet Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book


Hardcover : 304 pages
ISBN-10 : 1250165083
ISBN-13 : 978-1250165084
Item Weight : 13 ounces
Publisher : Tor Teen (November 19, 2019)
Language: : English

How much does the internet know about YOU?

Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasn’t lived anyplace longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet—a social media site where users upload cat pictures—a place she knows she is welcome. What Steph doesn’t know is that the admin of the site, CheshireCat, is a sentient A.I.

When a threat from Steph’s past catches up to her and ChesireCat’s existence is discovered by outsiders, it’s up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save her.

You can purchase Catfishing on CatNet at the following Retailers:
        

Praise for Catfishing on Catnet

“The characters offer positive, realistic LGBTQIA+ representation―especially nonbinary identities and characters still exploring their identities. Refreshingly, the characters also feel like generally-woke-but-still-imperfect humans. Wickedly funny and thrilling in turns; perfect for readers coming-of-age online.” ―Kirkus, starred review

“Kritzer’s take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of today’s online existence and privacy concerns.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Smart, sly, scary, and irrepressibly good fun, this novel has everything I’ve ever wanted from a story: it is a cerebral, funny, tender, big-idea delight. I can’t wait for you to read it.”―Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Award-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

“An absolutely charming and incredibly gripping, superbly plotted YA thriller.” ―Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother

“Kritzer’s flawless collection taps deep wells of emotion and wonder…. Her work is indisputably speculative, but it’s a perfect entry point to the genre for readers who prefer fantastical and futuristic elements to stay more in the background, with human (and robotic) feelings always at the fore. This splendid treat is not to be missed.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories 

Review

What a unique but also kind of realistic story! I mean, we are so reliant on technology and I feel like way too many people don’t at least question security/safety issues enough. But even without all of that this is a highly enjoyable story and it’s something that I rarely see touched upon in books.

So, let me start by saying I want a social media site where cat photos are the currency! I mean, I’d like to think I’d be rich with all of the photos I have of my two crazy kitties! But a lot of crazy things happen throughout the story, so be prepared, buckle up, and get ready for a bumpy and wildly thrilling ride. Plus I really enjoyed the characters and they’re diverse enough to give everyone someone to love.

I really loved this book and all of the craziness inside. It’s a super fast read that will get your mind spinning. And it’s worth it for the concept alone, but it’s also just a really funny story amidst all of the deeper plots! Plus it’s really melodramatic in all of the best ways, and you know that I am the same way so instant connection there.

About the Author

Photo Credit: Sean M. Murphy/SMM Photography

NAOMI KRITZER has been making friends online since her teens, when she had to use a modem to dial up at 2400 baud. She is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and novels for adults, including the Eliana’s Song duology and the Dead Rivers Trilogy. Her 2015 short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula. Naomi lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice.

Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner

Tour Schedule

WEEK ONE – REVIEW AND EXCERPTS
NOVEMBER 16th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW
NOVEMBER 17th TUESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books EXCERPT 
NOVEMBER 18th WEDNESDAY Books and Zebras REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 19th THURSDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 19th THURSDAY TTC Books and More EXCERPT 
NOVEMBER 20th FRIDAY Kait Plus Books REVIEW & EXCERPT 

WEEK TWO – REVIEWS
NOVEMBER 23rd MONDAY Ya It’s Lit REVIEW
NOVEMBER 24th TUESDAY A Court of Coffee and Books REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 25th WEDNESDAY Two Pints of Interest REVIEW
NOVEMBER 26th THURSDAY Metaphors and Miscellanea REVIEW
NOVEMBER 26th THURSDAY Belle’s Archive REVIEW 
NOVEMBER 27th FRIDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW

Giveaway

5 Winners will receive a Copy of CATFISHING ON CATNET by Naomi Kritzer.
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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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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Nemesis of the Swan Tour – Review, Favorite Quotes, & Instagram Giveaway

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About the Book

Nemesis and the Swan
by Lindsay K. Bandy
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: October 27th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Fiction, France

“But this is no place for sleeping. It’s a place for itching and stinking, waiting and remembering, hoping and praying.”

Lindsay K. Bandy

From her prison cell in revolutionary Paris, nineteen-year-old aristocrat Hélène d’Aubign recalls the events that led her to choose between following in her parents’ unforgivable footsteps or abandoning the man she loves.

“Was anyone in Paris sleeping that night?”

Lindsay K. Bandy

Despite her world of privilege, Hélène is inspired early on by the radical ideas of her progressive governess. Though her family tries to intervene, the seeds of revolution have already been planted in Hélène’s heart, as are the seeds of love from an unlikely friendship with a young jeweler’s apprentice. Hélène’s determination to find true love is as revolutionary as her attempt to unravel the truth behind a chilling set of eye-shaped brooches and the concealed murder that tore her family apart.

As violence erupts in Paris, Hélène is forced into hiding with her estranged family, where the tangled secrets of their past become entwined with her own. When she finally returns to the blood-stained streets of Paris, she finds everything-and everyone-very much changed. In a city where alliances shift overnight, no one knows who to trust. Faced with looming war, the mystery of her family’s past, and the man she loves near death, Hélène will soon will find out if doing one wrong thing will make everything right, or if it will simply push her closer to the guillotine.

“The child of murderers, liars, cheaters, lunatics, and thieves.
Unwanted, forgotten, and never good enough.
I belonged nowhere and to no one.
There was no way out.”

Lindsay K. Bandy

Review

What’s the best type of historical fiction? A historical fiction set in France during the Revolution of course! This book is an easy to read amazing look into the time period. It truly just drew me in and I didn’t want to put the book down for a minute. The writing and the story are just so beautiful and engaging.

“I was walking in a dream – a good one, for once.”

Lindsay K. Bandy

This is one of those historical fiction stories that takes you back in time and plops you right into the middle of the streets. But it doesn’t fall into the trap of being a dry story or overly focusing on telling us the history. This is most definitely a story above all of that. And there are many tangled and shocking histories between the characters in these stories. I’d definitely say a lot of them fall into that morally grey category, so I of course took to them all immediately.

“I etch a line of my own: my first.”

Lindsay K. Bandy

Paris will always hold a special place in my heart with me, so I automatically HAVE to read anything set in this beautiful city. Even if it wasn’t necessarily so beautiful during the revolution and maybe a bit more bloody than anything. But I truly enjoyed this one!

About the Author

Lindsay Bandy writes historical and contemporary young adult fiction as well as poetry. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband, two daughters, and two cats, and currently serves as the co–regional advisor of the Eastern Pennsylvania region of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Tour Schedule

October 20th

What Makes Patri – Main Interview

October 21st

Ya It’s Lit – Review + Favourite Quotes + Instagram
readerofthewrittenword – Review + Instagram
Book-Keeping – Review + Instagram

October 22nd

Bookish Looks – Guest Post + Instagram
@the.b00kreader – Review + Instagram

October 23rd

Bookishly Nerdy – Review + Favourite Quotes + Instagram
Books and Zebras – Review + Instagram
The Reading Life – Spotlight

October 24th

Gwendalyn’s Anderson – Review + Playlist + Instagram
Willow Writes And Reads – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes + Instagram

October 25th

Two points of interest – Review + Instagram
Bumbleebeela – Review + Instagram
Finding My Faith, Holding onto Hope, and Living with Love – Review + Instagram

October 26th

Books, Tea, Healthy Me – Interview + Instagram
The Review Booth – Review + Instagram

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Crossing Lines Tour – Review

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About the Book

Release Date: July 24, 2020

Midwestern high school seniors and swim teammates Alli and Brandon are the perfect couple, enjoying their final months of high school and making big plans for the future. When a horrific school shooting sparks a national movement, Alli gets involved with protests in support of gun control legislation, while Brandon defends his pro-gun beliefs and stays on the sidelines. These shifting priorities lead Alli and Brandon to question not only each other but their worldviews, as they begin to stand up for something bigger than themselves for the first time.

Praise for Crossing Lines

“I really like the premise that lefties and righties find a way to come together on the school shootings issue … ‘Crossing Lines’ has an important, relevant theme with a solution that helps its readers. We are so horribly polarized that a book about the two sides coming together to solve crucial problems is very welcomed.” —David Aretha, award-winning author
“Malala Yousafzai and the Girls of Pakistan”

“As graduation nears and high school seniors Alli and Brandon explore a deepening romance, shocking news of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting makes them realize they’re on opposite sides of the gun-control divide. With a caring respect for differing values that are equally sincere, ‘Crossing Lines’ puts faces and feelings on a key piece of America’s polarization—and shows us how we can find our way through.” —Doug Wilhelm, author, “The Revealers”; “Street of Storytellers”

Review

Where do I even begin with this book? Maybe with the fact that it cover important but scary topics? Maybe the fact that it covers each side of the argument without diverging into a petty argument? Maybe by letting you know it’s a really short but amazing read? All of the above? Sure, let’s go with that! But yeah, this book starts a conversation about gun control and puts it into a digestible story for younger teen audiences.

So, the thing that made me most happy about this book is that we hear BOTH sides! I just love that these two main characters were able to each share their opinions, explain why they thought the way they do, and learn from one another. Now if only adults could act that way as well. And this would be a great book for high school students because it’s not extremely long but still packs a powerful punch.

School shootings are sadly becoming a synonymous thing with the U.S. I was actually shocked when I transferred to my current University and actually had an active shooter section in our orientation. And it was very interesting to me that their training us to not hide but to ambush the shooter. But anyways (as I go off on a tangent), I think this is a very important book. Especially with the society we live in.

About the Author

Melanie Weiss is the author of two Young Adult novels: Spoken and Crossing Lines. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines for 20 years. She began writing her novel, Spoken, shortly after her younger child left for college in 2015 and she became an “empty nester.” Spoken is a 2019 Winner of a Readers’ Favorite Book Award.

Tour Schedule

Sept. 21st– Noor The Bookworm https://instagram.com/noorthebookworm

Sept. 21st – Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225

Sept. 22nd – The Book Blondie https://instagram.com/thebookblondie 

Sept. 22nd- Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews  

Sept 23rd-  Idaho Girl Reads https://instagram.com/idahogirlreads

Sept. 23rd – Read A Lot Write A Lot https://instagram.com/readalotwritealot

Sept. 24th – Books Are Magic Too https://instagram.com/booksaremagictoo

Sept. 25th – Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked 

Sept 25th – Whitney Arnett https://instagram.com/whitney_arnett

Sept. 26th – Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks 

Sept. 28th – Niks Nook https://instagram.com/niks_nook

Sept. 29th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

Sept 30th -The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker 

Sept. 30th – Mrs Boom Reads https://instagram.com/mrsboomreads 

Oct. 1st-  Tea Cup and a Book https://instagram.com/teacupandabook

Oct. 1st – Chill Jill And Read https://instagram.com/chill_jilland_read 

Oct. 2nd – Bookoholic Cafe https://instagram.com/bookoholiccafe

Oct. 2nd – Gingerly Reading https://instagram.com/gingerly_reading

Oct. 5th – Sho Biz Reads https://instagram.com/shobizreads

Oct 6th – Ya It’s Lit https://instagram.com/ya.its.lit

Oct. 8th -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

Oct. 9th – Nature Books and Coffee https://instagram.com/nature.books.and.coffee

Oct. 12th – The Caffeinated Reader https://instagram.com/the.caffeinated.reader

Oct. 15th – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

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The Halves of Us Audiobook Tour – Review, Narrator Q&A, Playlist, & Audio Excerpt

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Author: Sydney Paige Richardson

Narrator: Rocky Taylor

Length: 11 hours 37 minutes

Series: The Halves of Us Trilogy, Book 1

Publisher: The Parliament House

Released: Sep. 3, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

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Kingdom of Ice and Bone Tour – Review, Favorite Quotes, & Giveaway

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About the Book

Vengeance will find me.

Jill Criswell

Kingdom of Ice and Bone (Frozen Sun Saga #2)
by Jill Criswell
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: September 22nd 2020
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction

I am a wreck, I am drowning, I need to be saved from myself.

Jill Criswell

Lira and Reyker have lost everything. Including each other.

Lira of Stone watched her home burn and her clan fall beneath the sword of the warlord known as the Dragon. She believes the man she loves, a warrior who defected from the Dragon s army, is dead. Alongside her exiled brother and his band of refugees, she will fight the forces that conquered her island. But the greatest danger may come from Lira herself with the blood of banished gods running through her veins, she s become a weapon, and no one is safe from the power of her wrath.

Reyker Lagorsson thought he was done being a Dragonman. That was before he saw Lira leap from a cliff and vanish into the sea. Determined to honor her memory by protecting her people, Reyker must feign loyalty to the warlord, undermine him at every turn, and seek alliances with renegade soldiers without succumbing to the battle-madness that threatens to possess him once more.

When the Fallen Ones offer Lira a chance to defeat the Dragon, her quest leads her to a place she never expected Iseneld, the warlord s homeland. Her journey into the heart of the Frozen Sun will put her on a collision course with Reyker, costing both of them more than they ever imagined, and leaving her with a terrible choice: to save their countries, she must forsake everything she loves.

Death’s second lesson was about many things. Patience. Desire.

Jill Criswell

Review

Even though this is the second book in the series it didn’t leave out the action! Starting off where the first book ends we’re tossed right back into the thrill of everything going on. And as always, it’s still a brutal world in these pages. So, be prepared and grab yourself a bunch of caffeine because you won’t want to put this one down!

I wanted to stop him. To show him I could. To touch the man who thought himself untouchable.

Jill Criswell

I love how different and unique this world is. And even when we get backstories and world building the adventure continues to build. And the characters! Phew! I love me some morally grey characters and we have plenty in this story! Even the bad guy has me going, wellllllll, I mean *shrugs*. So be prepared for some more darker themes and all the fun that goes along with that!

This is the war. It is where we make our stand. Where we end his reign.

Jill Criswell

So, be prepared for this book. If you’re just as invested in these characters as I am you just need to be ready. And that’s all I’m going to say on that. But wow, I kind of need the next book ASAP but you know, I GUESS I’ll wait. It’s fine. Everything’s fine.

About the Author

Jill Criswell is a writer of Young Adult Historical Fantasy. She was born and raised in the swamps of northeastern Florida. She earned degrees in English and Psychology and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. Her greatest passion, besides reading and writing, is traveling the world; she’s visited fifty countries across six continents, falling in love with places like Iceland, Namibia, and Cambodia. She works as a university English teacher and lives in South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and daughter (who is named after a volcano in Iceland).

Tour Schedule

September 22nd

What Makes Patri – Main Interview

September 23rd

Booklover.zzz – Meet The Characters + Instagram
Bookishly Nerdy – Review + Instagram
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Favourite Quotes + Instagram

September 24th

Bookish Looks – Guest Post + Instagram
Gwendalyn’s Books – Review + Instagram
Willow Writes And Reads – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes + Instagram

September 25th

Day Leitao – Story Behind The Cover
Books and Zebras – Review + Instagram
Shelf-Rated – Review + Favourite Quotes + Instagram
Bibliomanaic Aza – Review + Instagram

September 26th

Books, Tea, Healthy Me – Character Interview
Yours A-fiction-ately – Review + Favourite Quotes
My Bookish Escapades – Review + Favourite Quotes + Instagram

September 27th

onemused – Review + Instagram
Starlight Reads – Review + Instagram
Nomadic Worlds – Review

September 28th

Shelf Life Chronicles – Video Interview + Instagram
Crazykidjournal – Review + Instagram
Crate Chronicles – Review + Instagram

Instagram Giveaway

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Delicate Review

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About the Book

Fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls, Girl in Pieces and Girl, Interrupted will love this Amazon bestseller.

Lydia Baker fights a war every day.

A war with herself.A war with food.

At 90 pounds she still feels fat. She still doesn’t feel like a size zero. Lydia can see things that no one else can see. When she looks in the mirror she can see the fat hanging off of her body. The treatment hasn’t helped her. No doctor has been able to give her a magic pill to cure her or to get rid of the thoughts in her head.

She was trapped inside her mind. Lydia doesn’t see food as food. She only sees the calories and the numbers. Counting and starving and purging is all that she does.

When she eats too much she cuts herself to let the pain leak out. Every day means fewer calories, but it also means another scar to help strengthen her determination and to harden her heart just a little more.

Lydia has to be the skinniest of them all, and she’ll hurt herself and her family any way possible to wear the skinny crown. The less she ate, the stronger she felt. The less she ate, the more she was in control. But Lydia was playing a dangerous game and risking it all to be thin, to be perfect.

Book Blurb: What I wanted to say in Group, what I want to say to Mom and Dad was that it was simple. I am not extraordinary, I am not special, my case, my illness is not something that is rare. It is common as I have learned from Group.

When I was growing up I was average, I played outside, I read books, and I wanted a pony even though I knew it wouldn’t fit in our apartment. I wore band –shirts and short-shorts, I munched on cookies and snacks whenever I wanted without any worry. I had expectations pushed on me, get straight A’s keep your room clean, study and you will achieve, and I did want to. I wanted to be great at something, anything.

How did I get here? It was any number of things, stress, my parents fighting, my personal failures, isolating, I don’t know. There is no one thing that I can point to, it’s all fuzzy. How do you explain how one minute you’re able to eat anything and everything you like and the next minute you’re doing crunches on an empty stomach because you haven’t eaten for three days until you suddenly did and then you shoved your fingers down your throat until it feels like your going to rip it out and you throw up so hard it feels like your eyeball is going to come out? Every time I meet with Megan, every time I see Dad or talk with Mom it’s that same question.

How did it start? How did it happen? How could this happen I pick at my sweater, I fiddle with my buttons, I chew on my lip and stay quiet. I have nothing to say. It took me months to realize when I was so hungry and hunched in on myself looking at the pasta boiling on the stove that once I had started, not just the starving but the purging I couldn’t stop. I had to keep going. If I didn’t it felt like the world might end as extreme as that sounds, I would rather starve, freeze, grow fur, suffer through headaches and gross mouth sores, and the awful pounding of my heart in my chest than eat.
I was hungry but I couldn’t eat.

A gritty provocative debut that explores the horrors of an eating disorder and self-harm, and the power of recovery. Gemma Donoghue has written a gritty, raw, and real portrait of one girl’s journey through mental illness and despair as she tried to put the pieces of herself back together.

Gemma Donoghue is the author of Talk, Good Enough, and Fragile.

Review

If you read a book by Gemma Donoghue she’s going to make you feel some things. Every book lays bare some very difficult topics that you don’t often see. And Delicate is no different, forcing us to take an up close look at what it is like to live with an eating disorder. At a time where we are constantly celebrating body positivity, I think that it is so important for stories and voices like these to be shared. Opening up that conversation and shedding light on what many go through.

I know it may sound weird of me to say, but I really appreciate seeing books about eating disorders. I think that this is a topic we swept under the rug so much, and even still do, that it became taboo to admit to suffering from an eating disorder yet almost celebrated to to have one. So I love seeing books that aren’t afraid to normalize the pain associated with eating disorders. I think we need to start having more honest conversations about what an eating disorder actually does to you physically and mentally. They aren’t something pretty and they are a daily struggle.

I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read from Donoghue, she has such an open and honest way of writing. Everything she writes is raw and honest, opening your eyes to things that society would rather you not see or talk about.

About the Author


Gemma Donoghue is a first-time self-publishing author, and a lover of anything that involves horror, mystery, and romance.

*I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review*