Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

BOOK INFORMATION

Nexus (The Andoma Saga)

by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

Publisher: Harlequin TEEN

Release Date: May 7th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestselling authors Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings deliver the dazzling finale to the acclaimed Androma Saga, where stunning betrayals and devastating secrets send an embattled galaxy spiraling into the ultimate nightmare.

Her ship is gone, her crew is captured and notorious mercenary Androma Racella is no longer the powerful Bloody Baroness, but a fugitive ruthlessly hunted across the Mirabel Galaxy. The bloodthirsty Queen Nor now rules most of the galaxy through a mind-control toxin and she’ll stop at nothing to destroy her most hated adversary.

Andi will risk anything, even her precious freedom, to find a cure. Stranded with her unlikely ally, Dex, on the unforgiving ice planet of Solera, their plan to infiltrate a black-market city proves dangerously irresistible.

Back in Arcardius, Nor’s actions have opened Mirabel to invasion. As Andi’s crew fights to regain their freedom, Andi and Dex discover a threat far greater than anything they’ve faced before.

Only by saving their mortal enemy can the crew of the Maraudermake one last desperate strike to save the galaxy—unaware that a shattering, centuries-old secret may demand the most wrenching sacrifice of all.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37971411-nexus

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TuNBnw

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nexus-sasha-alsberg/1128780413?ean=9781335903297#/

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Nexus-Sasha-Alsberg/9780008228378?ref=grid-view&qid=1553374761788&sr=1-1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/nexus/id1440580976?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/nexus-50

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Nexus.html?id=iTpFuAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

I really enjoyed the first book in this duology, Zenith, and was excited to read this! Once again Sasha and Lindsay gave us a really wonderful book. I devoured this in a day 😱 I thought everything was wrapped up nicely and the banter between characters was delivered once again 😉

I have an Instagram giveaway up on my account so go check that out!! You could win a copy of Nexus 💀

ABOUT SASHA

Sasha Alsberg is the #1 NYT Bestselling Co-Author of ZENITH: The Androma Saga.

When Sasha is not writing or obsessing over Scotland she is making YouTube videos on her channel Abookutopia. She lives in Massachusetts with her dogs, Fraser and Fiona

For her writing, she is represented by Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary.

SASHA’S LINKS

Website: https://theandromasaga.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15100575.Sasha_Alsberg

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/abookutopia

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sashaalsberg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsashaalsberg/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/sashaalsberg

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.es/sashaalsberg/

ABOUT LINDSAY

Lindsay Cummings is the #1 NYT Bestselling co-author of ZENITH, along with her duology, THE MURDER COMPLEX from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. She is represented by Pete Knapp at Park Literary in NYC.

Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, writes full time from her home in the deep woods in North Texas, and loves to chat with fellow book nerds. Lindsay created the #booknerdigans hashtag.

She’s still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts–it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @authorlindsayc or on instagram @authorlindsaycummings

LINDSAY’S LINKS

Website: http://lindsaycummingsbooks.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805483.Lindsay_Cummings

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorlindsayc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.cummings.758

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorlindsaycummings/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtQXGpcOtwWF1zHuWnA8wjg

TOUR SCHEDULE

https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/03/tour-schedule-nexus-androma-saga-2-by.html

GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win a copy of NEXUS by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings (US Only)

Starts: 1st May 2019

Ends: 15th May 2019

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There is also a giveaway for Nexus going on on my Instagram which you can find here:

https://www.instagram.com/a_bookish_dream/

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Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Review: Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok



Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (February 12, 2019)


Praise for SPECTACLE

“Clever and full of murder, Jodie Lynn Zdrok’s Spectacle had my eyes glued to the pages as the body count rose, and mystery stacked upon mystery as our heroine closed in on a killer who seemed miles ahead of the Parisian authorities. Fans of serial killers and criminal investigations will find much to love, and fascinating passages about morgue tours will appeal to the morbid rubbernecker in us all.” ―Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

“With a fierce heroine, grisly 19th-century murders, and a mystery that left me on the edge of my seat, Spectacle is an immersive, Parisian, YA From Hell that I absolutely devoured!” ―Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten and #MurderTrending

“Zdrok explores the universal fascination with death, set among the darker corners of 1887 Paris, and the very idea of the morgue viewings (to which parents brought their children) is chilling…Grisly, plot driven―and very creepy. Fans of historical thrillers that invoke the enduring spirit of Jack the Ripper will have fun.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Hints of the murderer’s identity are subtly and intriguingly folded into the story, and unresolved plot threads pave the way for future cases, during which Nathalie can discover more about her powers. The blend of history, mystery, and fantasy makes this debut novel a good pick for fans of Libba Bray’s Diviners series or William Ritter’s Jackaby books.” ―Booklist

“The book seamlessly brings several threads together: the mystery of the murder and the horrors of the killings themselves; the beauty, bustle, and darkness of nineteenth-century Paris (the killer’s pursuit of Nathalie through the catacombs is thrillingly described); the bizarre but historically based practices of morgue viewing and blood transfusions for magic; and the destructive nature of family secrets and their generational effects. …the tension amps up to a gasp-worthy climax.” ―Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Zdrok has concocted an ambitious Victorian-era story. …Intricately plotted, the story’s pace burns slow before racing ahead to set up and topple assumptions about the true identity of the Dark Artist.” ―School Library Journal

A YA murder mystery in which a young reporter must use her supernatural visions to help track down a killer targeting the young women of Paris.

Paris, 1887.

Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal. Her job is to summarize each day’s new arrivals, a task she finds both fascinating and routine. That is, until the day she has a vision of the newest body, a young woman, being murdered–from the perspective of the murderer himself.

When the body of another woman is retrieved from the Seine days later, Paris begins to buzz with rumors that this victim may not be the last. Nathalie’s search for answers sends her down a long, twisty road involving her mentally ill aunt, a brilliant but deluded scientist, and eventually into the Parisian Catacombs. As the killer continues to haunt the streets of Paris, it becomes clear that Nathalie’s strange new ability may make her the only one who can discover the killer’s identity–and she’ll have to do it before she becomes a target herself.

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My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

For fans of Stalking Jack the Ripper! Nathalie was an interesting character to read about especially with her trying to navigate her world with her new ability. The writing was very good and the story was interesting. However, I didn’t like the ending and that’s why my rating got bumped down.

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Jodie Lynn Zdrok holds two MAs in European History (Providence College, Brown University) and an MBA (Clark University). In addition to being an author, she’s a marketing professional, a freelancer, and an unapologetic Boston sports fan. She enjoys traveling, being a foodie, doing sprint triathlons, and enabling cats. She is represented by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

  
WEEK ONE
MARCH 25th MONDAY JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW 
MARCH 25th MONDAY Sophie Reads YA REVIEW
MARCH 26th TUESDAY Bibliobibuli YA INTERVIEW 
MARCH 26th TUESDAY Casia’s Corner REVIEW
MARCH 27th WEDNESDAY Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW
MARCH 27th WEDNESDAY Wonder Struck REVIEW
MARCH 28th THURSDAY My Bookish Escapades EXCERPT
MARCH 29th FRIDAY Wishful Endings GUEST POST
MARCH 29th FRIDAY Adventures Thru Wonderland REVIEW
WEEK TWO
APRIL 1st MONDAY Nay’s Pink Bookshelf REVIEW 
APRIL 1st MONDAY A Bookish Dream REVIEW
APRIL 2nd TUESDAY A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW
APRIL 2nd TUESDAY BookHounds YA REVIEW & INTERVIEW
APRIL 3rd WEDNESDAY Random Bookish Banter REVIEW & INTERVIEW 
APRIL 3rd WEDNESDAY Bookish in Texas REVIEW
APRIL 4th THURSDAY A Court of Coffee and Books REVIEW
APRIL 4th THURSDAY TTC Books and More EXCERPT
APRIL 5th FRIDAY Movies, Shows, & Books REVIEW

Giveaway is open to International readers. Must be 13+ to enter!

5 winners will receive a copy of SPECTACLE by Jodie Lynn Zdork!

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

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Within These Lines

by Stephanie Morrill

Publisher: BLINK

Release date: March 5, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, WWII

 

Synopsis:

 

Evalina Cassano’s life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it “should be” until she falls in love with TaichiHamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to an internment camp.

Degrading treatment make life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichi’s only connection to the outside world aretreasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out on behalf of all Japanese Americans, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive.

With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalinaand Taichi must hold true to their values and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds.

 

BOOK LINKS

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40556592-within-these-lines

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FNuhzv

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/within-these-lines-stephanie-morrill/1128931479#/

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Within-These-Lines-Stephanie-Morrill/9780310765233

 

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

This book was honestly just… Beautiful. Well fleshed out and the characters were great!! Stephanie wove together such a nice story that I couldn’t put down. I love books set during this time period and this one didn’t disappoint!

TOUR SCHEDULE

https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/01/tour-schedule-within-these-lines-by.html

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Website: https://www.stephaniemorrill.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephMorrill

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieMorrillAuthor/

 

 

GIVEAWAY

 

Prize: 5 sets of a Finished Copy of Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill + a Signed Bookplate + and a pre-order poster(USA only)

Starts: 3/4/19

Ends: 3/15/19

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Smoke and Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg

BOOK INFORMATION

Smoke and Summons (Numina Trilogy #1)
by Charlie N. Holmberg
Publisher: 47North
Release Date: February 1st 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy

 

Synopsis:

 

A captivating world of monsters and magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series.

 

As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally.

 

A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day—a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’sfight for freedom. But Sandis’s master knows how powerful she is. He’s determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs.

 

Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down…

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39684488-smoke-and-summons

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RQ6mpD

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Smoke-Summons-Charlie-N-Holmberg/9781503902435?ref=grid-view&qid=1548448766713&sr=1-1

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/smoke-and-summons-charlie-n-holmberg/1128772574?ean=9781503902435

 

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie N. Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog. Her fantasy Paper Magician series, which includes The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. Her stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and her novel The Fifth Doll won the 2018 Whitney for Speculative Fiction. She is a board member for Deep Magic Ezine and currently lives with her family in Utah. Visit her at www.charlienholmberg.com.

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

I really enjoyed this book! The world building was great and the characters mesmerizing. Charlie is such a talent if you haven’t read anything by her you really need to! Sandis was a fantastic character that I really fell in love with 😍

TOUR SCHEDULE

GIVEAWAY

 

Prize: Win a finished copy of SMOKE AND SUMMONS by Charlie N. Holmberg (US Only)

Start Date: 10th February 2019

End Date: 5th March 2019

 

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Looking for Dei by David A Willson

About the Book:

Title: LOOKING FOR DEI

Author: David A. Willson

Pub. Date: March 22, 2018

Publisher: Seeker Press

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 346

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NTBD

 

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Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.


A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.

About Davd:

 

David A. Willson has worked as a restauranteur, peace officer, and now, author. Taught by his mother to read at a young age, he spent his childhood exploring magic, spaceships, and other dimensions. In his writing, he strives to bring those worlds to his readers.

 

Much of his material is inspired by the “Great Land” of Alaska, which he has called home for over 30 years. He lives there with his wife, five children, and 2 dogs. He is passionate about technology, faith, and fiction–not necessarily in that order.

 

Looking for Dei is Willson’s debut novel, set in a land where many more adventures will take place. Stay up to date with his ongoing efforts through the Looking for Dei Facebook page or visiting the website at davidawillson.com.

 

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My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

This book was a really cool blend of mystery and fantasy. Nara is such a cool, dynamic character!! The world building in this book was phenomenal and so rich! So if you like rich fantasy with mystery elements and a cool character who is finding herself, pick this one up.

Giveaway Details:

One lucky winner will receive a one hoodie and one mug from the Looking for Dei Facebook shop., US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week Three:

2/11/2019- Lisa Loves Literature– Spotlight

2/12/2019-Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

2/13/2019- A Bookish Dream– Review

2/14/2019- Viviana MacKade– Interview

2/15/2019- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway : Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway

BOOK INFORMATION

Dark of the West (Glass Alliance #1)

by Joanna Hathaway

Publisher: Tor Teen

Release Date: February 5th 2019

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

 

Synopsis:

 

He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Cursein Joanna Hathaway’s Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.

 

Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.

 

Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32949202-dark-of-the-west

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EkaLsY

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-of-the-west-joanna-hathaway/1127026418?ean=9780765396419#/

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Dark-West-Joanna-Hathaway/9780765396419?ref=grid-view&qid=1544720532762&sr=1-1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dark-of-the-west/id1279815748?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/dark-of-the-west

 

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Joanna was born in Montréal and is an avid storyteller who was inspired to write after reading her great-grandfather’s memoirs of the First World War. A lifelong history buff, she now has shelves filled with biographies and historical accounts, and perhaps one too many books about pilots. She can often be found reading, traveling, or riding horses.

 

Her debut novel, DARK OF THE WEST (Tor Teen, February 5th, 2019), is the first in a WWII-infused fantasy series of forbidden love and deadly revenge.

My Review:

5/5 ⭐️

This book… WAS SO DAMN GOOD!!! I seriously can’t rave about it enough. I really loved Athan, for me he was the best part of the book. Overall though the book flowed beautifully and captivated me from beginning to end!

~Me still thinking of this book~

TOUR SCHEDULE

GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win (1) of (10) physical copies of DARK OF THE WEST by Joanna Hathaway (US Only)

Giveaway Starts: February 5th, 2019

Giveaway Ends: February 18th, 2019

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Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway!: Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

ABOUT THE BOOK

Between Before and After

by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Publisher: BLINK

Release date: February 5, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Mystery

Synopsis:

“The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn … Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.”

Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly knows her mother is nursing a carefully-kept secret. A writer with an obsession for other people’s life stories, Elaine Donnelly is the poster child of repressed emotions.

Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tip-toeing around her mother’s raw feelings. Molly needs her mother more than ever, but Elaine shuts herself off from real human connections and buries herself in the lives and deaths of the strangers she writes about. When Uncle Stephen is pressed into the limelight because of his miracle cure of a young man, Elaine can no longer hide behind other people’s stories. And as Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York—a secret that could destroy or save their future. 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40556653-between-before-and-after

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2S5j2Ik

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/between-before-and-after-maureen-doyle-mcquerry/1128931439?#/

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Between-Before-and-After-Maureen-McQuerry/9780310767381

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

I found this book to be very interesting. I found Elaine’s part of the story to be very cool. As someone who also tends to bury themselves in fiction than real life stuff it was nice to see a character like that also. The writing style is reminiscent of classic books which was a nice treat!

~Me throughout this whole book~

TOUR SCHEDULE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Website: https://www.maureenmcquerry.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maureenmcquerry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaureenMcQuerryauthor/

GIVEAWAY

Prize: 5 Finished Copies of Between Before & After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry + Signed Bookplates (USA only)

Starts: 2/4/19

Ends: 2/15/19

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Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

BOOK INFORMATION

The Antidote

by Shelley Sackier

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: February 5th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of using the mystical arts. Fee knows this, so she keeps her magic a secret.

Except her best friend, Xavi, is deathly ill. He’s also the crown prince. Saving him is important, not only for her, but for the entire kingdom.

Fee’s desperation to save her friend means she can barely contain the magic inside her. And after the tiniest of slips, Fee is thrust into a dark and secretive world that is as alluring as it is dangerous.

If she gives in, it could mean she can save Xavi. But it also means that those who wish to snuff out magic might just snuff her out in the process.

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37868550-the-antidote

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DVHYvq

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-antidote-shelley-sackier/1127755056?ean=9780062453471#/

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Antidote-Shelley-Sackier/9780062453471

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Shelley Sackier grew up in a small farming community in Northern Wisconsin continually searching for ways to grow warm. Realizing she would never be able to enjoy ice cream like real people should, she left the state and lived the blissful life of a traveling musician. Discovering her stories needed more space than two verses a bridge and a chorus could provide, she began storytelling in earnest. And then in Virginia. Which is where she lives now and continues to write. 

Her first novel, DEAR OPL (Sourcebooks 2015), is a tale about a snarky, overweight thirteen-year-old, who suffers from loss everywhere in her life except on her body. 

Her next novel, The Freemason’s Daughter (HarperCollins, 2017) is a story about a 16 yr old Scottish girl living in 1715 who’s raised entirely by six burly Scotsman–and they’re all smugglers. The Antidote (HarperCollins February 2019) is a YA novel about magic and medicine, and the witches who wield them both. 

To learn more about Shelley, visit shelleysackier.com where she blogs weekly about living on a small farm atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge and how it’s easiest to handle most of it with homegrown food, a breathless adoration for tractors, and a large dose of single malt scotch.

My Review:

5/5 ⭐️

I really enjoyed this book! Fee was a very interesting character to read about especially her relationship with Rhy and Xavi. The book had many interesting turns in it especially regarding Fee’s past. I also really loved Savva who was a great mentor/motherly figure!!

~Me side eyeing this cover like~

TOUR SCHEDULE

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GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win (1) physical copy of THE ANTIDOTE by Shelley Sackier (US Only)

Giveaway Starts: January 28th, 2019

Giveaway Ends: February 11th, 2019

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The Antidote Playlist

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Heartlines – The Antidote’s theme—Follow your heartline. Be who you were meant to be.

Queendom – Fee’s youthful ideals and determined future vision of herself.

Come Out and Play – Fee wishing bravery and courage upon her best friend Xavi.

Avalanche – Fee’s feeling about her best friend, Xavi.

You Should See Me in a Crown – Princess Quinn visit to Fireli—her satisfaction imprisoning Fee.

Girl – Rye’s thoughts as he and Fee travel from Fireli to Gwyndom.

Palace – Fee’s thoughts as she first sees and moves through the Castle within Gwyndom.

Hurricane – Fee struggling with the new and scary “her” emerging now that she’s off her tonic.

The Wild – Fee meets her true clan and travels with Savva to see the past.

Beautiful – Rye’s words to Fee as he tries to convince her they should be together. 

Requiem – Fee binds wrists with Xavi and meets her father for the first time.

Happiness Does Not Wait – Fee wakes up inside the solarium to her own magic, and the three most important women in her life come to visit.

Seven Devils – Seven witches. BATTLE!

Collarbones – Rye with Fee the last time they can be together. 

On Our Own – Fee’s final painful struggles as she feels Xavi slipping away.

Blog Tour! Review & Favorite Quotes: Riverdale The Day Before by Micol Ostow

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Riverdale: The Day Before

by Micol Ostow

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: December 26th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:

Original fiction based off the hit television series Riverdale!

Based on the massively successful CW show, Riverdale, this prequel novel explores what the gang was doing before Season One.

Why did Jughead and Archie have a falling out? What did Veronica’s life look like in the Big Apple? And how long has Betty really been in love with Archie?

Told from multiple POVs, your favorite characters tell their story their way.

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Blog tour schedule link: https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2018/12/tour-schedule-riverdale-day-before-by.html

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Micol Ostow has written over 50 works for readers of all ages, including projects based on properties like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, and most recently, Mean Girls: A Novel. As a child she drew her own Archie comics panels, and in her former life as an editor she published the Betty & Veronica Mad Libs game. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters who are also way too pop culture-obsessed. Visit her online at www.micol.ostow.com

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

This book takes place right before and leading up to where Season 1 of Riverdale starts. The book is from each of the Core Four’s POVs which was really cool. Archie is dealing with an illicit affair, Jughead is piecing together what’s going on with his dad and Archie, Veronica’s life is going up in flames, and Betty is working at Hello Giggles in LA! This was honestly so cool and you get a little more insight into the characters and what went on. Honestly, this is essential for any fan of Riverdale!

Favorite Quotes:

I picked quotes I felt either reflected the characters or situations that have popped up in the shows 3 seasons.

Jughead Jones

“The butterfly effect suggests that small causes can have unpredictable — and catastrophic — effects. One action. A cascade of ripples. An outcome no one can predict. That was us that summer. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and me.”

Betty Cooper

“All those years I spent holed up in my room reading Nancy Drew mysteries, Mom always nagged and tried to get me out of the house. Studying was one thing — Coopers keep their grades up, keep appearances up, keep their chins up, blah, blah, blah…”

Archie Andrews

“It’s easy to joke that Ms. Grundy — I mean Geraldine — is, you know, teaching me music, like, with the sarcastic quote marks and everything. But like I said, she is, and we wouldn’t even… well, we wouldn’t even be doing anything in the first place if it weren’t for the music.”

Veronica Lodge

“Say what you will about Daddy — and there’s plenty to say — but he does love a good negotiation. Even more than negotiating? Daddy loves a loophole.”

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