Blog Tour: By the Book by Amanda Sellet | Spotlight

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Hey there! here’s my spotlight post for By the Book by Amanda Sellet!

Thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me in this blog tour!

 

Mary Porter-Malcolm has prepared for high school in the one way she knows how: an extensive review of classic literature to help navigate the friendships, romantic liaisons, and overall drama she has come to expect from such an “esteemed” institution. Her love of literature even inspires her to imagine herself the heroine of a nineteenth-century novel. Not the sort who makes poor life choices and ends up dying of consumption while still in her teens, but the noble, virtuous, quick-witted type.

When some new friends seem in danger of falling for the same tricks employed since the days of Austen and Tolstoy, Mary swoops in to create the Scoundrel Survival Guide, using archetypes of literature’s debonair bad boys to signal red flags. But despite her best efforts, she soon finds herself unable to listen to her own good advice and falling for a supposed cad—the same one she warned her friends away from. Without a convenient rain-swept moor to flee to, Mary is forced to admit that real life doesn’t follow the same rules as fiction and that if she wants a happy ending, she’s going to have to write it herself.

By the Book by Amanda Sellet

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Release Date: May 12, 2020 | Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

 

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Blog Tour: Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) by Zoraida Córdova| Review + Favorite quotes

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Welcome to my stop on the Incendiary blog tour!

I fell in love with the synopsis the moment I read it. It sounded so unique and definitely a book worth reading! Thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me in the blog tour. And thank you Disney-Hyperion for the gifted review copy.

 

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Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) by Zoraida Córdova

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Release Date: April 28th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

★★

Synopsis

I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred–or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned “hollow” during her time in the palace.

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez’s top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom–and end the war that has cost her everything.

 

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

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Welcome to my Gotham High blog tour stop! DC Ink has come again with another unique graphic novel and one that I really enjoyed!

Thank you The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me in this blog tour, and DC Comics for the gifted review copy!

 

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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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Blog Tour: Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost | Review + Favorite quotes

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Welcome to my Elysium Girls blog tour stop! I have a feeling some of you will be really interested in this title, I know I sure was. Continue reading to find out my thoughts on this gloriously unique book.

Thank you The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me in this blog tour, and Disney-Hyperion for the gifted review copy!

 

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Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Release Date: April 14th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

★★

 

Synopsis

In this sweeping Dust Bowl-inspired fantasy, a ten-year game between Life and Death pits the walled Oklahoma city of Elysium-including a girl gang of witches and a demon who longs for humanity-against the supernatural in order to judge mankind.

When Sal is named Successor to Mother Morevna, a powerful witch and leader of Elysium, she jumps at the chance to prove herself to the town. Ever since she was a kid, Sal has been plagued by false visions of rain, and though people think she’s a liar, she knows she’s a leader. Even the arrival of enigmatic outsider Asa-a human-obsessed demon in disguise-doesn’t shake her confidence in her ability. Until a terrible mistake results in both Sal and Asa’s exile into the Desert of Dust and Steel.

Face-to-face with a brutal, unforgiving landscape, Sal and Asa join a gang of girls headed by another Elysium exile-and young witch herself-Olivia Rosales. In order to atone for their mistake, they create a cavalry of magic powered, scrap metal horses to save Elysium from the coming apocalypse. But Sal, Asa, and Olivia must do more than simply tip the scales in Elysium’s favor-only by reinventing the rules can they beat the Life and Death at their own game.

 

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Blog Tour: Crave by Tracy Wolff | Spotlight

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And another blog tour post from yours truly! today is my stop for Crave by Tracy Wolff.  Thank you The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me in this blog tour! My review will be up at a later date. For now here’s a spotlight post!

 

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Crave by Tracy Wolff

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: April 7th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.

Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.

Which could spell death for us all.

Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.

 

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Blog Tour: Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer | Review + Favorite Quotes

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Welcome to my stop for the Frozen Beauty blog tour!

Thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me in the blog tour, and to HarperTeen for the gifted review copy!


 

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Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: March 17th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary

 

★★

Synopsis

Everyone in Devil’s Lake knows the three golden Malloy sisters—but one of them is keeping a secret that will turn their little world inside out….

No one knows exactly what happened to Kit in the woods that night—all they have are a constellation of facts: icy blue lips and fingers cold to the touch, a lacy bra, an abandoned pick-up truck with keys still in the ignition. Still, Tessa, even in her fog of grief, is certain that her sister’s killer wasn’t Boyd, the boy next door whom they’ve all loved in their own way. There are too many details that don’t add up, too many secrets still tucked away.

But no matter how fiercely she searches for answers, at the core of that complicated night is a truth that’s heartbreakingly simple.

Told in lush, haunting prose, Frozen Beauty is a story of the intoxicating power of first love, the deep bonds of sisterhood, and a shocking death that will forever change the living.

 

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