Blog Tour + Review: Mayhem by Estelle Laure

Whenever a book is described as “a beguiling, lyrical, beach-gothic page-turner,” you can pretty much sign me up as interested. I was super excited about Estelle Laure’s Mayhem from the time I read the synopsis on Goodreads. Not only did the book turn out to be exactly the whimsical 1980s fantasy that I hoped it would be, but it’s also a lot more than just that.

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Blog Tour + Review: The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala

I can’t be the only one who sometimes gets lost among all the YA fantasy out there. I like YA fantasy a lot, but after a while the stories all start sounding pretty similar. That isn’t the case AT ALL with Swati Teerdhala’s The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy. This fantasy trilogy is inspired by Indian mythology, and the story is really fresh and intriguing and stands out among all the other YA fantasy currently out. The first book, The Tiger at Midnight, released in 2019, and the second book in the trilogy, The Archer at Dawn, just recently released on May 26th, 2020.

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Blog Tour – Call Me Joe by Martin Van Es and Andrew Crofts

So maybe reading books about near-future worlds that feature climate change is kind of my thing, but I just can’t help it! I’m always so fascinated by everyone’s fictional take on a future given the very real and prescient concerns of climate change, and I really can’t get enough of these stories. When I read the summary of Call Me Joe, I was so excited by the authors’ unique near-future world and take on the subject, and I’m so excited to share the book with you today.

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Blog Tour and Review: Undead Ultra by Camille Picott

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It’s life or death… for your next read.

…and two hundred miles to run.

Can she survive the zombies and save her son?

Review:

I enjoyed Undead Ultra! This truly is a book like no other I’ve ever read. If you’re a fan of zombie stories and like a good twist on the genre, this is a good choice. I listened to this via audiobook through Audible, and I really liked the narrator. The characters were great, and I feel like I learned so much about ultramarathons. Truly a unique book, and definitely worth giving a try.

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Interview with Jon McGoran, Author of the Spliced Series [And Giveaway!]

I have a really exciting post today! I have always been really interested in authors’ writing processes and where they pull inspiration, particularly in the SFF community where there is so much ingenuity and cool ideas. I was lucky enough to be able to interview Jon McGoran, author of the YA science fiction Spliced series, as a part of the blog tour for the final book in this series, Spiked. In the interview, McGoran shared so much about his inspiration, research, and writing process, and it’s such a fascinating discussion. McGoran’s final installment in the Spliced trilogy, Spiked, releases on May 5, 2020.

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Review: The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

Every so often I go through Goodreads and make lists of books I want to read or authors I want to try. For a really long time, Mark Lawrence has been at the very top of that list. I have heard such good things about his Book of the Ancestor trilogy from pretty much everyone in the SFF community, and I even picked up physical copies of both Red Sister and Grey Sister a while back (but of course never got around to reading them).

When I heard Lawrence had a new series coming out, I absolutely knew it was the right time to finally pick up a book of his. His new series, The Book of the Ice, starts with the recently released The Girl and the Stars, and is connected to his Book of the Ancestor trilogy. However, you don’t have to have read or be be familiar with his previous series to enjoy this new book. Honestly, after picking this one up, I don’t know why I ever waited so long to start one of Lawrence’s books! The Girl and the Stars is totally living up to the hype, and it’s been a super fun fantasy read.

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