Book Blitz: Stolen Heir by Holly Black

Book Info:

The Stolen Heir (The Stolen Heir Duology #1) by Holly Black

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance

Publishing Date: January 3, 2023

Synopsis:

Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, and dangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black. 

A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both.

Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent. But in the icy north, Lady Nore of the Court of Teeth has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. There, she is using an ancient relic to create monsters of stick and snow who will do her bidding and exact her revenge.

Suren, child queen of the Court of Teeth, and the one person with power over her mother, fled to the human world. There, she lives feral in the woods. Lonely, and still haunted by the merciless torments she endured in the Court of Teeth, she bides her time by releasing mortals from foolish bargains. She believes herself forgotten until the storm hag, Bogdana chases her through the night streets. Suren is saved by none other than Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, to whom she was once promised in marriage and who she has resented for years. 

Now seventeen, Oak is charming, beautiful, and manipulative. He’s on a mission that will lead him into the north, and he wants Suren’s help. But if she agrees, it will mean guarding her heart against the boy she once knew and a prince she cannot trust, as well as confronting all the horrors she thought she left behind.

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61198118-the-stolen-heir

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Heir/dp/0316592706/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stolen-heir-holly-black/1142548284

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Stolen-Heir-Holly-Black/9781549135033

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-stolen-heir/9780316592703-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781549135033

About the Author:

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels, including the Novels of Elfhame, THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and her adult debut, BOOK OF NIGHT. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.

Author Links:

Website: https://blackholly.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hollyblack

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/25422.Holly_Black

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

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hollyblack/

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Blog Tour: Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

A funny, fierce, and unforgettable read about a young woman working a summer job in a shirt factory in Northern Ireland, while tensions rise both inside and outside the factory walls.

It’s the summer of 1994, and all smart-mouthed Maeve Murray wants are good final exam results so she can earn her ticket out of the wee Northern Irish town she has grown up in during the Troubles. She hopes she will soon be in London studying journalism—away from her crowded home, the silence and sadness surrounding her sister’s death, and most of all, away from the violence of her divided community.

As a first step, Maeve’s taken a job in a shirt factory working alongside Protestants with her best friends. But getting the right exam results is only part of Maeve’s problem—she’s got to survive a tit-for-tat paramilitary campaign, iron 100 shirts an hour all day every day, and deal with the attentions of Handy Andy Strawbridge, her slick and untrustworthy English boss. Then, as the British loyalist marching season raises tensions among the Catholic and Protestant workforce, Maeve realizes something is going on behind the scenes at the factory. What seems to be a great opportunity to earn money turns out to be a crucible in which Maeve faces the test of a lifetime. Seeking justice for herself and her fellow workers may just be Maeve’s one-way ticket out of town.

Bitingly hilarious, clear-eyed, and steeped in the vernacular of its time and place, Factory Girls tackles questions of wealth and power, religion and nationalism, and how young women maintain hope for themselves and the future during divided, violent times.

Author Bio:

Michelle Gallen was born in Northern Ireland in the mid-1970s and grew up during the Troubles a few miles from the border between what she was told was the “Free” State and the “United” Kingdom. She studied English literature at Trinity College Dublin, then survived what doctors now suspect was autoimmune encephalitis in her mid-twenties. Her debut novel, Big Girl, Small Town was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Her critically acclaimed second novel, Factory Girls, was published in 2022. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and kids.

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Release Blitz – Anastasia by Sophie Lark

Fate grants her a single chance to set it right… 

but saving what she lost may cost everything she loves.

Anastasia, an all-new spellbinding, enemies-to-lovers, dark fantasy standalone romance from bestselling author Sophie Lark is live now!

Anastasia is the princess no one needs: the fourth daughter born to an emperor without a son, and the only royal lacking a magical gift.

Until she collides with a young Cossack rebel, changing both their lives forever.

Damien is taken from everything he knows and raised as a ward of the Romanovs.

Anastasia develops a strange kind of magic shared only by the Black Monk Rasputin.

While her power grows in secret, boosted by forbidden contact with Damien, Anastasia makes a mistake with terrible consequences.

Fate grants her a single chance to set it right… but saving what she lost may cost everything she loves.

Download your copy today!

Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited

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Blog Tour: Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Book Info:

Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Genre: Young Adult Thriller

Publishing Date: November 29, 2022

Synopsis:

Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive. A road trip turns deadly in this addictive YA thriller from the bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER.

Red Kenny is on a road trip for spring break with five friends: Her best friend – the older brother – his perfect girlfriend – a secret crush – a classmate – and a killer.

When their RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, they soon realize this is no accident. They have been trapped by someone out there in the dark, someone who clearly wants one of them dead.

With eight hours until dawn, the six friends must escape, or figure out which of them is the target. But is there a liar among them? Buried secrets will be forced to light and tensions inside the RV will reach deadly levels. Not all of them will survive the night. . . .

Content Warning: guns, death threats, mob violence, death, injury

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60788826-five-survive

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Five-Survive-Holly-Jackson/dp/0593374169/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/five-survive-holly-jackson/1141932413

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Five-Survive/9780593704899

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/five-survive/9780593374160-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780593374160

About the Author:

Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a book aged fifteen.

‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ is a YA Mystery Thriller and her debut novel. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.

Author Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hojay92

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hojay92/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18229614.Holly_Jackson

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The Q by Amy Tinter Blog Tour

Book Info:

The Q by Amy Tintera

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Publishing Date: November 8, 2022

Synopsis:

In this action-packed adventure from a New York Times bestselling author, two teenagers from opposite worlds must fight their way through a vast walled quarantine zone in a dystopian America toward their only chance for survival.

Seventeen-year-old Maisie Rojas has spent her entire life in the Q—a post-pandemic quarantine zone that was once Austin, Texas. Born and raised behind the high security walls that sealed their fate, she’s now a trusted lieutenant for one of the territory’s controlling families.

Lennon Pierce, the charismatic son of a US presidential candidate, has just been kidnapped by his father’s enemies and dropped out of a plane into the Q with nothing but a parachute strapped to his back. Lennon is given a temporary antidote to the disease and crucial intel for his father, but Maisie must get him out of the zone within forty-eight hours–or he will be permanently infected and forced to remain.

With unrest brewing both inside and outside the Q, reaching the exit is a daunting and dangerous task. But if Maisie and Lennon fail, it could mean disaster for the entire quarantine zone and its inhabitants—and could cost Lennon his life.

Strap in for breakneck action and compelling characters in this timely, nonstop thriller. 

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57604341-the-q

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09RPCKQZX/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-q-amy-tintera/1140956709

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Q-Amy-Tintera/9780593644232

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-q/9780593486177-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780593486177

About the Author:

Amy Tintera is the NYT bestselling author of thrilling novels for readers of all ages. Her books include the Reboot and Ruined series, and All These Monsters, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages and sold into more than 20 territories. 

She earned degrees in journalism and film and worked in Hollywood before becoming an author. Raised in Austin, Texas, she frequently sets her novels in the Lone Star state, but she now lives in Los Angeles, where there’s far less humidity, but not nearly enough Tex-Mex. 

Her next book, The Q, will be out November 8, 2022 from Penguin Random House. Her adult debut, Listen for the Lie, will be published in early 2024 by Holt/Macmillan.

Author Links:

Website: https://www.amytintera.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amytintera

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5768611.Amy_Tintera

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

Thank you TBR & Beyond Tours for allowing me on this tour, be sure to follow along the rest of the creators that are involved too! The Q Tour

Blog Tour: Curse Undone by Brandie June

Title: Curse Undone

Author: Brandie June

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Genre(s): Fantasy Retelling

Buy Link:  https://amzn.to/3FL7aUx



SYNOPSIS: 

Two crowns. Two kingdoms. One chance to rule.

Nor and King Casper are captured by the fay army and forced to face the indomitable Faerie Queen, Marasina. At her command, Casper is thrown into a mysterious prison while an even sinister fate is in store for Nor—a deadly fay poison that reveals Nor’s true nature. She’s not only half-fay. She is Queen Marasina’s heir.

Revealed to be like the very creatures she despises, Nor must not only find a way to free Casper but also navigate a court that is as deadly as it is beautiful. Her allies are few, and though Pel claims to want friendship, Nor finds she cannot forgive his betrayal. As tensions mount and war looms between the kingdoms, Nor must choose a side, before it’s too late.

In this epic conclusion to the Gold Spun duology, Nor discovers that a glamour and a curse may be two sides of the same coin.

Author Info
Brandie June spent most of her childhood onstage or reading, as both activities let her live in fantastic stories. She moved to Los Angeles to study acting at UCLA, and eventually branched out into costume design and playwriting. While she spends most of her free time writing, she will still take any excuse to play dress-up, especially if it involves wearing a crown. She happily promotes more stories as a marketing director for kids’ films and anime. When not writing or marketing, she can often be found doing aerial arts, playing board games, drinking too much espresso, and coming up with new art projects. She lives with her husband, two spoiled rescue pups, a spoiled cat, six fish tanks, and five bookshelves. You can find out more about her at www.brandiejune.com and follow her @thebrandiejune.

I loved how the book picked up where the previous one left off plus giving us such an incredible world building, so many twists and turns. I enjoyed the Rumplestilskin story even how it was done in Once Upon a Time. One major thing I love about the book is that I am able to dive into this world so easily and the writing flows so natural. More importantly, I loved Nor’s transformation as she found herself, loved herself and gained confidence as the story progressed. For anyone who is a fan of fairytales and retellings, this is duology to pick up, I hope you get Gold Spun and Curse Undone too!

Blog Tour: Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

Book Info:

Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: November 1, 2022

Synopsis:

Eight years ago, everything changed for Devlin: Her country was attacked. Her father was killed. And her mother became the Whisperer of Aris, the head of the spies, retreating into her position away from everyone… even her daughter.

Joining the spy ranks herself, Dev sees her mother only when receiving assignments. She wants more, but she understands the peril their country, Aris, is in. The malevolent magic force of The Mists is swallowing Aris’s edges, their country is vulnerable to another attack from their wealthier neighbor, and the magic casters who protect them from both are burning out.

Dev has known strength and survival her whole life, but with a dangerous new assignment of infiltrating the royal court of their neighbor country Cerena to steal the magic they need, she learns that not all that glitters is weak. And not all stories are true.

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60099656-silver-in-the-mist

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Mist-Emily-Victoria/dp/1335406700/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/silver-in-the-mist-emily-victoria/1140845012

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Silver-Mist-Emily-Victoria/9781335406705

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/silver-in-the-mist/9781335406705-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335406705

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About the Author:

Emily Victoria is an aroace Canadian prairie girl who writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. When not word-smithing, she likes walking her over-excitable dog, drinking far too much tea, and crocheting things she no longer has the space to store. Her librarian degree allows her to take home far too many books.

Author Links:

Website: https://www.avictoriantale.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/avictoriantale

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19211620.Emily_Victoria

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@avictoriantale?lang=en

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Blog Tour: Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer

Book Info:

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction

Publishing Date: November 1, 2022

Synopsis:

Most Anticipated YA by Buzzfeed

A fresh spin on the cult-classic Election meets Darius the Great Is Not Okay in Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win when an international incident crashes into a high school election, and Jasmine is caught between doing the right thing and chasing her dream.

It’s 1979, and Jasmine Zumideh is ready to get the heck out of her stale, Southern California suburb and into her dream school, NYU, where she’ll major in journalism and cover New York City’s exploding music scene.

There’s just one teeny problem: Due to a deadline snafu, she maaaaaaybe said she was Senior Class President-Elect on her application—before the election takes place. But honestly, she’s running against Gerald Thomas, a rigid rule-follower whose platform includes reinstating a dress code—there’s no way she can lose. And she better not, or she’ll never get into NYU.

But then, a real-life international incident turns the election upside down. Iran suddenly dominates the nightly news, and her opponent seizes the opportunity to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria at school and turn the electorate against her. Her brother, Ali, is no help. He’s become an outspoken advocate for Iran just as she’s trying to downplay her heritage.

Now, as the white lie she told snowballs into an avalanche, Jasmine is stuck between claiming her heritage or hiding it, standing by her outspoken brother or turning her back on him, winning the election or abandoning her dreams for good.

Told with biting insight and fierce humor, Susan Azim Boyer’s Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is a fresh, unforgettable story of one Iranian-American young woman’s experience navigating her identity, friendship, family, her future, and a budding romance, all set against life-changing historical events with present-day relevance.

Content Warning: Racial microaggressions

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59808231-jasmine-zumideh-needs-a-win

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/125083368X/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jasmine-zumideh-needs-a-win-susan-azim-boyer/1140777629

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Jasmine-Zumideh-Needs-Win-Susan-Azim-Boyer/9781250833686

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/jasmine-zumideh-needs-a-win/9781250833686-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250833686

About the Author:

After obtaining a Certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA in the early aughts, I was accepted to the Sundance Producers Conference and  went on to write and direct the independent feature, All You Need, starring two-time Academy Award nominee, Shirley Knight, which played on the festival circuit. After several “it’s my breakthrough!/oh no, it’s not my breakthrough” moments, I began writing young adult fiction featuring Iranian American heroines (I *never* encountered growing up), who make messy, complicated choices that rapidly snowball into avalanches. Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is my young adult fiction debut. I was born in Nebraska, grew up in Los Angeles and lived in San Francisco for two years before spending the next fifteen in Sonoma County before moving to the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area with my husband, Wayne, and my Pug mix, Teddy. Our son, Alec, lives in New York.

Author Links:

Website: https://susanjenna.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/susanjenna

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21493475.Susan_Azim_Boyer

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Blog Tour: Wait For Me by Sara Shepard

Book Info 

Title: Wait For Me

Author: Sara Shepard

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

Release Date: 

Genre(s): Paranormal Thriller/Romance

Buy Link: https://amzn.to/3EPcjKI



SYNOPSIS: 

Drowning in déjà vu . . .

Who is Casey Rhodes? Is she a no-nonsense realist or a hopeless romantic? A just-getting-by scholarship student or a sometimes-Cinderella dating the cool, cultured heir to a media empire and New York City’s most eligible? At seventeen years old and already in her sophomore year at NYU, Casey sheds disguises effortlessly. It’s how she navigates school and avoids the second-guessing that’s plagued her since she and her boyfriend Marcus got together. 

But then Casey starts hearing voices that terrify her so badly she flees to the remote beach town of Avon where she can sort through her thoughts and reset. But the voices only get more intense and are now accompanied by visions of places she’s never been and people she’s never met, like Jake who’s lived in Avon his whole life. There’s no way Casey could know him, yet she feels an immediate connection. And, crazier still: he feels it too. Together they search for answers, finding only questions—about their connection, Avon, Casey’s memories . . . And whose voice is she hearing inside her head?

Author Info

Sara Shepard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sixteen-book Pretty Little Liars series, which has sold millions of copies worldwide, has been translated into more than twenty different languages, and became a popular TV show on Freeform. She’s also the author of The Perfectionists and The Lying Game, which also were TV series, as well as The Amateurs series, and several books for adults including The Heiresses, Reputation, and The Elizas. She’s written more than thirty novels in total and is also active in the screenwriting and podcasting spaces.

Bone Thief’s Tale by Heleen Davies

TITLE:  The Bone Thief’s Tale

AUTHOR: Heleen Davies

PUBLISHER:  Ingram 

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2022

GENRES: YA/NA Fantasy


PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bone-Thiefs-Tale-Heleen-Davies/dp/3950534601/ref=sr_1_1?adid=082VK13VJJCZTQYGWWCZ&campaign=211041&creative=374001&keywords=The+Bone+Thief%27s+Tale&qid=1666487514&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjM4IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&s=books&sr=1-1

SYNOPSIS:

Introducing a newly reimagined tale written in the vein of The Little Mermaid meeting Hades and Persephone.

Bound to steal her queen magical bones, thief Lynne knows only one mistake equals death. And yet, she dreams of living in the forbidden world upon the surface, hating every minute in the Underworld. When she secretly develops a crush on a human, she loses a bone in his realm and has no choice but to strike a deal with the only one who could help—an evil witch. To save her life, she must earn the man’s love and bring back the bone in 99 days.

Rio Renero is a notorious gang leader in Chicago and his life has been set to one purpose—to get back at his enemies. With a mysterious, beautiful girl showing up on his doorstep, he sees the solution to his machinations. She offers him a chance at a deadly heist that could destroy all his enemies. In return, he must help her steal a book. What a cinch.

As Lynne and Rio dig deep into a dark net of politics, magic and passion, they need to learn to trust each other.

Not so easy, considering they’re not quite sure whether to kiss or kill each other.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Author’s website:  heleendavies.com

Author’s instagram: Instagram.com/authorHeleendavies

Author’s twitter:  @heleendavies

Thank you Turn the Pages for this tour, check out the rest of the schedule here.

To think this is Heleen’s debut, her writing was so well done. The book including politics, magic and passion between the characters. Also, the details of the world building especially that underworld setting and the detailing behind the descriptions. It was a quick read but also perfect for the spooky season, loved having the twists and turns it did, hoping we get more from this story.