BLOG TOUR: The Crow Rider (Promotional Post)

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Title: The Crow Rider

Author: Kalyn Josephson

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Edition: ARC

Book Links: GoodreadsAmazonBarnes and Noble

 

 

 

 

synopsis

Princess Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.

But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.

As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.

 

EXCERPT

The ocean had always reminded me of the sky.
Both were vast, ancient domains that we could never hope to control, and each time
we entered them, we placed our lives in the hands of something that could crush us.
Something about that thrilled me.
I stood at the bow of the Aizel dressed in my flying leathers and a thick green cloak
the ship’s captain, Samra, had reluctantly lent me. Salt air nipped at my face, the wind
running long fingers through my curls and lifting them to dance like ribbons.

A shadow rippled across the water ahead of the ship. I lifted a hand, feeling the brush
of feathers a moment before Resyries landed on the railing before me. Wings outstretched against the wind, the crow balanced effortlessly, the gossamer shine of his dark feathers blending into the blue predawn light. The connection between us thrummed with quiet contentment, something neither of us had had much of in recent days.

After our flight from Illucia, we’d headed to the Ambriel Islands but had decided to
skirt around them rather than make land, since the islands were likely full of Illucian soldiers searching for us. Their queen was not going to let me escape so easily. Not when I was the only one who could hatch the crow eggs she’d stolen from Rhodaire. Not to mention I was technically still betrothed to her son.

I winced at the thought of Ericen. Unexpectedly, we’d become friends during my time
in Illucia. The fingerless leather gloves I wore each day had been a present from him, a
symbol of strength when I’d needed it most. But the prince was loyal to his kingdom.

Loyal to his mother.
“I have to let him go, Res,” I said into the wind. So why couldn’t I?

 

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

June 23rd
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

June 24th
Emelie’s Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Fangirl Pixie Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes + Playlist
Adventures and Reading – Review
The Writer’s Alley – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast

June 25th
Kait Plus Books – Interview
Library of a Book Witch – Review
Lauren’s Boookshelf – Review + Favourite Quotes + Playlist
Write, Read, Repeat – Review

June 26th
L.M. Durand – Guest Post
The Shelf Life Chronicles – Review
dinipandareads – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Bibliophagist – Review
Bookablereads – Promotional Post

June 27th
A Gingerly Review – Guest Post
Confessions of a YA Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
Books Over Everything – Review
The Little Mouse That Reads – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast

June 28th
Gwendalyn’s Books – Review + Playlist
Foals, Fiction & Filigree – Review + Favourite Quotes
Books and Zebras – Review
The Pages In-Between – Review + Favourite Quotes
Booked J – Review + Playlist

June 29th
Hooked on Bookz – Review + Favourite Quotes
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Lily’s Latest Reads – Review
Bookgirl Reviews – Review + Favourite Quotes
Adele Is Reading – Review + Favourite Quotes

June 30th
Wishful Endings – Interview
The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes
dmcireads – Review
Sarah’s Book Life – Review + Favourite Quotes
Crazykidjournal – Review

 

INSTAGRAM SCHEDULE

June 23rd
TUABFC
The FFBC Tours

June 24th
Emelie’s Books
Adventures and Reading
The Writer’s Alley

June 25th
Kait Plus Books
Library of a Book Witch
Lauren’s Boookshelf
Write, Read, Repeat

June 26th
L.M. Durand
The Shelf Life Chronicles
The Bibliophagist
Bookablereads

June 27th
A Gingerly Review
Confessions of a YA Reader
Books Over Everything

June 28th
Gwendalyn’s Books
Foals, Fiction & Filigree
Books and Zebras
The Pages In-Between
Booked J

June 29th
Hooked on Bookz
A Court of Coffee and Books
Lily’s Latest Reads
Bookgirl Reviews

June 30th
Wishful Endings
The Reading Corner for All
dmcireads
Sarah’s Book Life
Crazykidjournal

 

BLOG TOUR: The Bone Thief (Promotional Post)

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Author: Breeana Shields

Publisher: Page Street Kids

Edition: ARC

Book Links: GoodreadsAmazonBook Depository

 

 

Hello and welcome!!! Today’s my stop for the Bone Thief Blog Tour. I’m so happy to share to you a lovely quote that you can find when you read the book. I assure you that you won’t regret getting a copy and reading The Bone Thief.

I would also be happy to share to you the Blog tour and Instagram schedule for a chance to snag a copy of the book, and read and be mesmerize by the bookstagram photos my co-blogger shared on our Instagram.

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synopsis

I was absolutely swept away by the world of The Bone Charmer.” – Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
A deft exploration of the weight of grief and cost of revenge, Breeana Shields’s Bone Charmer duology reaches its spine-tingling conclusion in this high-octane fantasy-thriller.
Saskia returns to Ivory Hall to train in bone magic, determined to stop Latham from gaining the power of all three Sights—past, present, and future. But danger lurks within the fortress’s marrow. Trials are underway for the apprentices, and the tasks feel specifically engineered to torment Saskia, which is exactly what Latham wants.
As she grows increasingly more suspicious, her thirst for revenge becomes all-consuming. Together with the friends she can trust and the boy she loved in another lifetime, Saskia traces clues from Latham’s past to determine what he’ll do next. Their search leads them across Kastelia and brings them to a workshop housing a vast collection of horrors, including the bones Latham stole from Gran, and the knowledge that the future isn’t all that’s in jeopardy—but the past as well.

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

May 20th

May 21st

NovelKnight – Guest Post
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Corner for All – Review
Bookishly Nerdy – Review + Favourite Quotes
Here’s to Happy Endings – Review

May 22nd

Ya It’s Lit – Review + Favourite Quotes
Mythical Books – Review
Starlight Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
A Dream Within A Dream – Review
@the.magicalpages – Promotional Post

May 23rd

Kait Plus Books – Interview
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review
Foals, Fiction & Filgree – Review + Favourite Quotes
Life Within The Pages – Review + Playlist
Camillea Reads – Review

May 24th

Bookish Looks – Guest Post
Shelf-Rated – Review
Bookishaestha – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast
BiblioJoJo – Review
Annej Reads – Promotional Post

May 25th

Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast
books_n_sunshine – Review
Gwendalyn’s Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
A Bookish Dream – Review
Bookablereads – Promotional Post

May 26th

L.M. Durand – Interview
Book-Keeping – Review
Nay’s Pink Bookshelf – Review + Favourite Quotes
Books and Zebras – Review
Crazykidjournal – Review

INSTAGRAM SCHEDULE

May 20th

May 21st

May 22nd

May 23rd

May 24th

May 25th

May 26th

GIVEAWAY

Click HERE for a chance to win a copy of The Bone Thief (US/Can ONLY)

All The Things We Never Know (Book Review)

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Author: Liara Tamani

Publisher: June 9th 2020 by Greenwillow Books

Edition: eARC

Buy Links: AmazonBarnes and NobleBook Depository

 

 

synopsis

From the moment Carli and Rex first locked eyes on a Texas high school basketball court, they both knew it was destiny. But can you truly love someone else if you don’t love yourself? Acclaimed author Liara Tamani’s luminous second novel explores love, family, heartbreak, betrayal, and the power of healing, in gorgeous prose that will appeal to readers of Nicola Yoon and Jacqueline Woodson.

A glance was all it took. That kind of connection, the immediate and raw understanding of another person, just doesn’t come along very often. And as rising stars on their Texas high schools’ respective basketball teams, destined for bright futures in college and beyond, it seems like a match made in heaven. But Carli and Rex have secrets. As do their families.

Liara Tamani, the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, follows two Black teenagers as they discover how first love, heartbreak, betrayal, and family can shape you—for better or for worse. A novel full of pain, joy, healing, and hope for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jenny Han.

 

review

Huge thanks to Harper Collins International for sending me an eARC through Edelweiss.

I love how the author describes basketball in the story. It makes the reader learn about the beauty of the said sports.

One thing I don’t like in the story is the plot line. It has insta-love or what we call love at first sight.

I’m not against instant love but the way their relation and meaning of instant love is mehhhhhh. Who in their right mind that when they saw the person for the first time in just like two to five seconds can say that they are in love with them. That they stalk the people and immediately know all the things about the person.

The story is kinda creepy for me. I don’t like the idea of it. If I’m the girl in the story, I would go to the police and sue the guy.

Because of the relationship of the main characters, I decided to DNF it and it don’t spark a joy to me and I feel like wasting my time reading it.

 

MY RATING:

2 OUT OF 5 STARS

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The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (Book Review)

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Title: The Kingdom of Back

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Putnam/G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Edition: paperback

Pages: 313 pages

Buy Links: AmazonBarnes and NobleBook Depository

 

 

synopsis

Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.

Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear.

And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything.

In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister

 

review

Huge thanks to Penguin Random House International for sending me the book along with some music-theme goodies. Reviews are on my own. 

I haven’t moved on yet with The Wildcard, yet here we are again with Marie Lu’s new book, The Kingdom of Back. What makes the book unique is that it’s over a decade in the making, and it is a standalone book rather than a trilogy she had before.

I don’t know anything about Mozart before, aside from being a famous musician. But after reading the book, I’ve learned more about him and that he had a sister who is equally talented as him.

I’m not into musical instruments, that’s why I found it difficult for me to follow some musical terms in the book. However, with the author’s level of writing skill, it made me appreciate and learn to study music.

Nowadays, we already have gender equality that what men can do, women can also do that, and vice versa. But in the story, we see that they are kind of against gender equality, that when a woman does something supposedly only the man does it, they kind of judge you. They will tell that you shouldn’t do that or stop doing that because of society wants.

Even if the story has a short-paced plot, we can see and enjoy how enchanting the world-building is. This book has one of the most intricate storylines and topics that I ever read. I wouldn’t ask why because that’s how the author writes stories, it is one of the reasons why they love her books.

I’m satisfied that the book is standalone, but I wish that Marie Lu comes up with a continuation of a book with Mozart’s perspective.

I enjoyed reading The Kingdom of Back and highly recommend it with people who love historical fiction.

MY RATING:

3.75 OUT OF 5 STARS

5 stars

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass (Book Review)

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Title: The Betrothed

Author: Kiera Cass

Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

Edition: eARC

Buy Links: AmazonBarnes and Noble / Book Depository

 

 

synopsis

When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.

But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

 

review

Huge thanks to HarperCollinsInternational for granting me an eARC of the book. 

 

At first, I was hesitant to read the book as its been years since Kiera wrote and published a book. And I can’t move on what happen to her other series, which is The Selection. But thank the gods above that I had the guts to request and read The Betrothed because it’s so good.

Just like her first book, The Selection series, The Betrothed is one of the stories that will make you swoon and feel good.

I like how the characters grew throughout the story, Hollis, for example. She is the main character, and at first, you’ll find her irritating, but as the story goes by, you can see how she becomes a strong independent character that you will surely love. Upon reading the book, you can also see how the other characters grow in their way. You can see how unique they are and how their part helps the story to be well-loved and enjoyed.

Aside from the characters, the plot is well written. Just like the first books of Kiera, you can see how she managed well in writing a story and put different twists and revelations that will surely put you on the edge of your seats. And that kind of writing is one of the major things to love about Kiera Cass.

Upon reaching and finishing the book, I can say that reading The Betrothed is worth it. It made me think that not everyone deserves the things they have. And all you have to do is open your heart to find the person that you are meant to be. Lastly, not all fairytales end with a happily ever after with the prince.

I highly recommend everyone to read The Betrothed and be swoon again by Kiera Cass’ magnificent writing.

 

MY RATING:

4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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BLOG TOUR: Ember Queen (Book Review)

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Title: Ember Queen

Author: Laura Sebastian

Publisher: Delacorte BooksFor Young Readers

Edition: Hardcopy

Buy Links: AmazonBook DepositoryBarnes and Noble

 

 

 

 

 

synopsis

The thrilling conclusion to the series that began with the instant New York Times bestseller “made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir” (Bustle), Ember Queen is an epic fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.

Princess Theodosia was a prisoner in her own country for a decade. Renamed the Ash Princess, she endured relentless abuse and ridicule from the Kaiser and his court. But though she wore a crown of ashes, there is fire in Theo’s blood. As the rightful heir to the Astrean crown, it runs in her veins. And if she learned nothing else from her mother, she learned that a Queen never cowers.

Now free, with a misfit army of rebels to back her, Theo must liberate her enslaved people and face a terrifying new enemy: the new Kaiserin. Imbued with a magic no one understands, the Kaiserin is determined to burn down anyone and everything in her way.

The Kaiserin’s strange power is growing stronger, and with Prinz Søren as her hostage, there is more at stake than ever. Theo must learn to embrace her own power if she has any hope of standing against the girl she once called her heart’s sister.

 

review

Huge thanks to Delacorte for sending me the three books and FFBC for allowing me to be part of this lovely tour. 

 

Just like the first time, Laura Sebastian didn’t disappoint us. Ember Queen is the final book that blew my mind. It is the the kind of final book that you will not feel sad that it is ending but rather happy with what happen.

Like the first two book, Ember Queen is mix of beautiful things. Things like love, epic battle fantasy and well written plot. I love how Laura came out with the idea of the ending. The ending make me have all the emotions. I like how she develop and planned the epic battle.

The characters are all well-loved. From the protagonist to the simple characters. Being the ugly characteristic of Theo, she evolve into a  butterfly where everything she do is well loved by everyone. She mature into a pretty piece in the story.

Maybe there is not much romance in the story as it is fantasy, but its okay. Its okay because the author focuses more on the story.

All I can say is this is the epic conclusion that all I’m asking for a series or trilogy. I hope I can see more of Laura Sebastian’s well written story.

Highly recommend the trilogy to everyone.

 

MY RATING:

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

5 stars

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

March 16th

March 17th

Inky Moments – Review + Favourite Quotes
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Favourite Quotes
Star-Crossed Book Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes
L.M. Durand – Promotional Post

March 18th

Booked J – Review + Playlist
Discover Elysian – Review
Lauren’s Boookshelf – Review + Playlist

March 19th

Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
BookCrushin – Promotional Post

March 20th

The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes
Books and Zebras – Review
Bookablereads – Review
Bookishly Nerdy – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 21st

@the.magicalpages – Review + Favourite Quotes
A Bookish Dream – Review
Adventurous Bookworm – Review + Favourite Quotes
moon & coffee – Review

March 22nd

Dazzled by Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
@onemused – Review
Annej reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
fairytalespines – Promotional Post

GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win (1) copy of THE EMBER QUEEN by Laura Sebastian (US Only)

Starts: 16th March 2020

Ends: 30th March 2020

Click HERE to enter.

Blog Tour: The Opposite of Falling Apart

Title: The Opposite of Falling Apart

Author: Micah Good

Publisher: Wattpad Books

Buy Links: Amazon / Book Depository

 

 

 
synopsis

After losing his leg in a terrible car accident, Jonas Avery can’t wait to start over and go to college.

Brennan Davis would like nothing more than to stay home and go to school, so she can keep her anxiety in check.

When the two accidentally meet the summer before they move away, they’ll push each other to come to terms with what’s holding them back, even as they’re pulled closer to taking the biggest leap of all—falling in love.

The Opposite of Falling Apart has more than 2.1 million reads on Wattpad

 

review

HUGE THANKS TO FFBC FOR INCLUDING ME TO THE BLOG TOUR OF THE OPPOSITE OF FALLING APART. 

 

An adorable, cute and slow-paced read. I’ll never regret reading The Opposite of Falling Apart. Even if the story is somehow slow, I really enjoy the content of the story. I love how the representation in the book is well written. It’s the kind of story where the reader can feel the emotions upon reading the story. I love how it teaches us not to give up no matter what or hindrance we may have in our life.

Plot-wise, the author explicitly wrote the story beautifully. The development of the two main characters are also lovable to the extent that you will feel them and see how their characteristics is being develop. There are scene that may be to obvious but its okay, as it made the story more unique and made it to be understood.

The author really did a great job. It teaches us to be strong, accept who we are and no matter what happen, we can always stand tall and continue to live our life to the fullest. It also teaches us about some health problems that others are experiencing.

All in all, I love the whole idea of the story and it is one  of the story that I’ll never forget.

 

FAVORITE QUOTES

“She looked so happy here, among the books, like she as in her element.”

“You don’t just stop reading a series in the middle.”

MY RATING: 

4 OUT OF 5 STAR

5 stars

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

February 25th

February 26th

Kait Plus Books – Promotional Post

February 27th

L.M. Durand – Guest Post
BookishOwl Reviews – Review + Playlist

February 28th

Nyctophile Nerd – Review
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Review + Favourite Quotes
Bookablereads – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 29th

Dazzled by Books – Guest Post
Happily, Hedy – Review
@baggin_48 – Review

March 1st

DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 2nd

To All The Books I’ve Read Before – Interview

Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Dream Cast + Playlist

Blog Tour: The Seventh Sun

Title: The Seventh Sun

Author: Lani Forbes

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Buy Links: Barnes and NobleBook Depository

 

synopsis

 

Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading–and the end of the world may be at hand.

For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next. Prince Ahkin must be married before he can ascend the throne, and Mayana is one of six noble daughters presented to him as a possible wife. Those who are not chosen will be sacrificed to the gods.

Only one girl can become Ahkin’s bride. Mayana and Ahkin feel an immediate connection, but the gods themselves may be against them. Both recognize that the ancient rites of blood that keep the gods appeased may be harming the Chicome more than they help. As a bloodred comet and the fading sun bring a growing sense of dread, only two young people may hope to change their world.

Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Maya people, The Seventh Sun brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster.

 

review

Hello and Welcome to The Seventh Sun Blog Tour. Huge thanks to the publisher and FFBC for organizing this lovely tour.

I just wanna share you a very wonderful and gorgeous map that you can find when you buy a copy of The Seventh Sun.

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Isn’t it beautiful? Then, what are you waiting for? You can now purchase The Seventh Sun. It is out now and you can buy it on different bookstores near you.

 

Wanna know more and read different reviews about the book? Here’s the blog tour schedule you can visit and find wonderful reviews from different wonderful bloggers.

 

MY RATING:

3 OUT OF 5 STARS

5 stars

 

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

February 12th

February 13th

Belle’s Archive – Review + Favourite Quotes
Story-eyed Reviews – Review
Happily, Hedy – Review + Favourite Quotes
Fanna Wants The World To Read – Review
Dazzled by Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 14th

Artsy Draft – Guest Post
biblioxytocin – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review
Cluttered Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Popthebutterfly Reads – Review

February 15th

Kait Plus Books – Interview
@onemused – Review
Sohinee Reads & Reviews – Review
Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews – Review
Bookablereads – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 16th

NovelKnight – Guest Post
KookBookery – Review + Favourite Quotes
Whispers & Wonder – Review
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast
Foals, Fiction & Filigree – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 17th

bewitchingwords – Review + Playlist
L.M.Durand – Review
Shelf-Rated – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Corner for All – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
mabookyard – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 18th

Bibliobibuli YA – Interview
The Reading Chemist – Review
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Favourite Quotes
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review
Jheel – Review + Favourite Quotes

 

GIVEAWAY:

WANNA WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK? CLICK HERE.

 

 

BLOG TOUR: What I Want You to See

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Title: What I Want You to See

Author: Catherine Linka

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Release Date: February 4th 2020

Buy Links: AmazonBarnes and NobleBook Depository

 

synopsis

Winning a scholarship to California’s most prestigious art school seems like a fairy tale ending to Sabine Reye’s awful senior year. After losing both her mother and her home, Sabine longs for a place where she belongs.

But the cutthroat world of visual arts is nothing like what Sabine had imagined. Colin Krell, the renowned faculty member whom she had hoped would mentor her, seems to take merciless delight in tearing down her best work—and warns her that she’ll lose the merit-based award if she doesn’t improve.

Desperate and humiliated, Sabine doesn’t know where to turn. Then she meets Adam, a grad student who understands better than anyone the pressures of art school. He even helps Sabine get insight on Krell by showing her the modern master’s work in progress, a portrait that’s sold for a million dollars sight unseen.

Sabine is enthralled by the portrait; within those swirling, colorful layers of paint is the key to winning her inscrutable teacher’s approval. Krell did advise her to improve her craft by copying a painting she connects with . . . but what would he think of Sabine secretly painting her own version of his masterpiece? And what should she do when she accidentally becomes party to a crime so well -plotted that no one knows about it but her?

Complex and utterly original, What I Want You to See is a gripping tale of deception, attraction, and moral ambiguity.

 

review

 

Written in an intricate manner, What I Want You to See is definitely one of the book the book community will surely love.

Based on the cover, looks can be deceiving in a way you will think that is it just one of the many other feel good contemporary. But no, What I Want You to See is much more different than that. It is the kind of story where you the reader can learn how complex life is. How sometimes things don’t happen the way we want it to be.

As a person who doesn’t have the talent and interest in arts, I find it difficult to cope up with the story at first. But with how good the author is, I’m mesmerized and encourage to study and search the beauty of arts. It helps me open my eyes that art is not just a boring thing but an interesting beauty.

When regards to the characters. I didn’t find it hard to sympathized and realized that not everyone have the capacity and privilege. It made me appreciate how amazing life is and be contented of who and what we are and have. With Sabine’s portrayal, it shows how some people can learn how  to be strong when encountering difficult things.

I would really wish that this book or story can be developed into something. I want everyone to know and experience the love, affection and realizations that I gain from reading What I Want You to See. To everyone, I want you to read WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE.

 

 

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/12/tour-schedule-what-i-want-you-to-see-by.html

 

January 29th

January 30th

Belle’s Archive – Review + Favourite Quotes
Savings in Seconds – Review + Favourite Quotes
Devourbookswithdana – Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes
Nomadic Worlds – Review
Life With No Plot – Review

January 31st

To All The Books I’ve Read Before – Interview
Bookish Geek – Review + Favourite Quotes
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes
Heart’s Content – Review
What Irin Reads – Review

February 1st

L.M. Durand – Guest Post
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
Sincerely Karen Jo – Review
Bookablereads – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 2nd

Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Are You My Book? – Review
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 3rd

The Reading Life – Interview

Yna the Mood Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
Sohinee Reads & Reviews – Review
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BLOG TOUR: A Thousand Fires

A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price

Title: A Thousand Fires

Author: Shannon Fires

Publisher: Tor Teen

Edition: eARC

Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Book Depository

 

 

 

synopsis

 

10 Years. 3 Gangs. 1 Girl’s Epic Quest…

Valerie Simons knows the city’s gang wars are dangerous—her own brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway her from joining the elite and beautiful Herons to avenge his death—a death she feels responsible for.

But when Valerie is recruited by the mysterious Stags, their charismatic and volatile leader Jax promises to help her get revenge. Torn between old love and new loyalty, Valerie fights to stay alive as she races across the streets of San Francisco to finish the mission that got her into the gangs.

-EDITORIAL REVIEWS-

“Modern, unflinching and filled with haunting, lingering imagery, A Thousand Fires gives the story of the Iliad the bare-knuckled update it deserves.” –Colleen Oakes, author of The Black Coats

“A Thousand Fires pulls you in close and shows you the essence of what it means to keep fighting. Shannon Price is one to watch.” –Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

“Brutal and beautiful, A THOUSAND FIRES broke my heart. A fast-paced tragedy of love, betrayal, and vengeance.” –Heidi Heilig, author of FOR A MUSE OF FIRE

“Fast-paced… Vivid descriptions and intricate details bring San Francisco to life … A promising debut.” –Kirkus

 

review

 

I will be honest, I didn’t quite expect that I will not like A Thousand Fires. I don’t know if I’m the problem or the book. I can’t distinguish if the reading slump I’m right now is the reason. Or I’m still can’t recover from the huge book hangover that the last series I’ve read gave me.

I did enjoy the first quarter of the book, but as I proceed in reading, I find it difficult to understand what is happening. I have lots of questions that keep on coming like who is this character again and the likes.

With this, I don’t understand what the story and character are all about. I tried everything, but I can say that the story is not for me as of the moment.

On the positive side, I can say that I found the writing style unique in the first part. I can say that it is the kind of story with a fresh start that lets the readers not be overwhelmed. It is with the ease that readers can say that they will enjoy and grasp the story fully at their own pace.

If I set aside the negative things about the book, I can say that A Thousand Fires is the book I can enjoy and give a chance to re-read it for the second time around.

 

MY RATING: 

3.5 STARS

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A Thousand Fires Blog Tour Schedule