Blog Tour: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco Review

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Welcome to my stop for the Kingdom of the Wicked blog tour! I’m so excited to share my thoughts on this book with you all. A huge thank you to Terminal Tours for including me in this blog tour, and to the publishers for the gifted review copy!


Kingdom of the Wicked (#1)

Author: Kerri Maniscalco / Release Date: October 27, 2020

★★★

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Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems… 

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Blog Tour | The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso Review

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And it’s my stop for The Ikessar Falcon blog tour! A huge thank you to Caffeine Book Tours for including me and to the publishers for the gifted review copy. The Wolf of Oren-Yaro was one of my favorite reads this year and I was so excited to read the sequel. I have some thoughts on this amazing (yet painful?) read!

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The Ikessar Falcon

Author: K.S. Villoso / Publication date: September 24, 2020

★★★★

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The Bitch Queen returns in The Ikessar Falcon, the action-packed sequel to K. S. Villoso’s acclaimed fantasy debut, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro.

Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien’s quest takes a turn for the worse as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and unimaginable horrors – creatures from the dark, mad dragons and men with hearts hungry for power.

To save her land, Talyien must confront the myth others have built around her: Warlord Yeshin’s daughter, symbol of peace, warrior and queen and everything she could never be.

The price for failure is steep. Her friends are few. And a nation carved by a murderer can only be destined for war.

Publisher: Orbit Books / Genres: Adult, Fantasy

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Qamar Book Tour | Interview with Sahira Javaid, author of Crowning Soul

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Hello hello lovely people and welcome to the Crowining Soul tour! This is the first blog tour by Qamar Blog Tours, a blog tour aiming to promote books by Muslim authors. On today’s post I’ll be bringing you my interview with Sahira Javaid!


About the Book

Crowning Soul

Author: Sahira Javaid / Genre: YA Fantasy / Publication Date: September 8, 2020

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Be swept away in this unique fantasy debut from Sahira Javaid. A spellbinding adventure of belonging,
finding hope and where the price of a soul is another soul’s fate. Perfect for the fans of InuYasha,
Children of Blood and Bone and The Candle and The Flame.
Nezha Zaman considers her gift to control fire a dangerous secret. A secret that unravels when she encounters a
vengeful shadow jinni in a maze garden that has been stalking her family, and knows about her power. Weeks
after seeing the demonic being, Nezha is torn from her world through her backyard pond and transported into
another dimension which sought out the light inside her heart.
Nezha learns from two unicorns that the dimension is her family’s roots, and the light is a fragment of an angel’s
shattered soul. The three must work together to find the soul’s shards in a land teeming with shape-shifting jinn.
If Nezha fails to stop the corrupted Iron Prince, the malevolent jinn at his side will shatter her soul next.

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Blog Tour | Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles Excerpt

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Hey there everyone! Today I’m bringing to you an excerpt of the masterpiece that is Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles. I’ve started reading the book thanks to Wednesday Books for the gifted review copy, and I can tell you that this book is amazing so far! Keep reading to take a look at an excerpt of Where Dreams Descend and get yourself  a copy on August 25th.

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In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost.

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told.

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide.

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.

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Blog Tour | Lobizona by Romina Garber Review

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Welcome to my stop on the Lobizona blog tour hosted by Wednesday Books! I’m so excited to share with you my review of this amazing book! Have you read it yet? Let me know your thoughts if you have.


Lobizona

Author: Romina Garber // Published: August 4, 2020

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Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past—a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.

 

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Blog Tour | Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud Review

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A huge thank you to Caffeine Book Tours for including me in the Court of Lions blog tour and to the publishers for providing a gifted review copy! I’m so excited to be sharing this review with you all. I read Mirage last month and it was one of my favorite reads. You can imagine how over the moon I was to continue the journey with Amani and Maram in Court of Lions!


 

Court of Lions

Author: Somaiya Daud / Publication date:06 August 2020

★★★★

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Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire?

After being swept up into the brutal Vathek court, Amani, the ordinary girl forced to serve as the half-Vathek princess’s body double, has been forced into complete isolation. The cruel but complex princess, Maram, with whom Amani had cultivated a tenuous friendship, discovered Amani’s connection to the rebellion and has forced her into silence, and if Amani crosses Maram once more, her identity – and her betrayal – will be revealed to everyone in the court.

Amani is desperate to continue helping the rebellion, to fight for her people’s freedom. But she must make a devastating decision: will she step aside, and watch her people suffer, or continue to aid them, and put herself and her family in mortal danger? And whatever she chooses, can she bear to remain separated, forever, from Maram’s fiancé, Idris?

 

Publisher: Flatiron Books / Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

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Hear Our Voices Blog Tour | More Than Just a Pretty Face Review + Favorite Quotes

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Hello Hello! I’m so happy to be bringing this post to you today. A huge thank you to Hear Our Voices BT for including me in the Own Voice blog tour of More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood!


 

More Than Just a Pretty Face

By: Syed M. Masood / Published: August 4, 2020 / Publishers: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

★★★

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For fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han, a sweetly funny YA rom-com debut about falling in love, familial expectations, and being a Renaissance Man.

Danyal Jilani doesn’t lack confidence. He may not be the smartest guy in the room, but he’s funny, gorgeous, and going to make a great chef one day. His father doesn’t approve of his career choice, but that hardly matters. What does matter is the opinion of Danyal’s longtime crush, the perfect-in-all-ways Kaval, and her family, who consider him a less than ideal arranged marriage prospect.

When Danyal gets selected for Renaissance Man–a school-wide academic championship–it’s the perfect opportunity to show everyone he’s smarter than they think. He recruits the brilliant, totally-uninterested-in-him Bisma to help with the competition, but the more time Danyal spends with her…the more he learns from her…the more he cooks for her…the more he realizes that happiness may be staring him right in his pretty face.

 

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Blog Tour: Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz & Thomas Pitilli | Review

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Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli

Publisher: DC Ink

Release Date: April 7th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novels, Sequential Art, Superheroes, Comics

★★

Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were highschoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives.

After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents’ murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.

When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight–but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes … and where everyone is a suspect.

With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, this new graphic novel is just as intoxicating as it is chilling, in which dearest friends turn into greatest enemies–all within the hallways of Gotham High!

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