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Blog Tour : Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas (+Giveaway!)

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Title : Lost in the Never Woods
Author : Aiden Thomas
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : March 23rd, 2021
Publisher : Swoon Reads

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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When children go missing, people want answers. When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.

It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.

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Blog Tour : Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (+Giveaway!)

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Title : Cemetery Boys
Author : Aiden Thomas
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : September 1st, 2020
Publisher : Swoon Reads

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.
When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.
However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

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Blog Tour : All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (+Giveaway!)

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Title : All the Stars and Teeth
Author : Adalyn Grace
Genre : YA fantasy
Series : All the Stars and Teeth #1
Release Date : February 4th, 2020
Publisher : Imprint

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.
She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

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Blog Tour : Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen (+Giveaway!)

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Title : Loveboat, Taipei
Author : Abigail Hing Wen
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : January 7th, 2020
Publisher : HarperCollins

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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For fans of Crazy Rich Asians or Jane Austen Comedy of Manners, with a hint of La La Land

When eighteen-year-old Ever Wong’s parents send her from Ohio to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer, she finds herself thrust among the very over-achieving kids her parents have always wanted her to be, including Rick Woo, the Yale-bound prodigy profiled in the Chinese newspapers since they were nine—and her parents’ yardstick for her never-measuring-up life.

Unbeknownst to her parents, however, the program is actually an infamous teen meet-market nicknamed Loveboat, where the kids are more into clubbing than calligraphy and drinking snake-blood sake than touring sacred shrines.

Free for the first time, Ever sets out to break all her parents’ uber-strict rules—but how far can she go before she breaks her own heart?

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Blog Tour : Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (+INTL Giveaway!)

Title : Spin the Dawn
Author : Elizabeth Lim
Series : The Blood of Stars #1
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : July 9th, 2019
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

Steeped in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering with magic, this young adult fantasy is pitch-perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas or Renée Ahdieh.

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Blog Tour : Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen (+Giveaway)

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Title : Fake It Till You Break It
Author : Jenn P. Nguyen
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : May 28th, 2019
Publisher : Swoon Reads

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⭐⭐⭐½

Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together.After Mia’s mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they’ve have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time—and then they’ll be free.

The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don’t hate each other as much as they once thought…

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Blog Tour : An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley (+Giveaway!)

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Title : An Affair of Poisons
Author : Addie Thorley
Genre : YA historical, fantasy
Release Date : February 26th, 2019
Publisher : Page Street Kids

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⭐⭐⭐½

After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her mother vows to purge.Royal bastard Josse de Bourbon is more kitchen boy than fils de France. But when the Shadow Society assassinates the Sun King and half the royal court, he must become the prince he was never meant to be in order to save his injured sisters and the petulant Dauphin. Forced to hide in the derelict sewers beneath the city, any hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible—until Josse’s path collides with Mirabelle’s, and he finds a surprising ally in his sworn enemy.

She’s a deadly poisoner. He’s a bastard prince. Together, they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility against the Shadow Society. But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever hope to succeed?

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Blog Tour : Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey (+Giveaway!)

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Title : Suitors and Sabotage
Author : Cindy Anstey
Genre : YA historical-fiction, contemporary
Release Date : April 17th, 2017
Publisher : Swoon Reads
Shy aspiring artist Imogene Chively has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father’s approval. Imogene is ambivalent about the young gentleman until he comes to visit her at the Chively estate with his younger brother in tow. When her interest is piqued, however, it is for the wrong brother. 

Charming Ben Steeple has a secret: despite being an architectural apprentice, he has no drawing aptitude. When Imogene offers to teach him, Ben is soon smitten by the young lady he considers his brother’s intended. 

But hiding their true feelings becomes the least of their problems when, after a series of “accidents,” it becomes apparent that someone means Ben harm. And as their affection for each other grows—despite their efforts to remain just friends—so does the danger. . .

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Blog Tour : The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (Interview + Giveaways)

Welcome to my stop for The Last Magician blog tour! This book was released a few days ago, and I’m super excited to read it. Below, you’ll find my interview with the author herself, Lisa Maxwell, as well as giveaways (yes, plural). But first thing first, here’s some info about the book :
Title : The Last Magician
Author : Lisa Maxwell
Genre : YA fantasy
Release Date : July 18th, 2017
Publisher : Simon Pulse
Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.

In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.


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Blog Tour : Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

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Title : Wesley James Ruined My Life
Author : Jennifer Honeybourn
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : July 18th, 2017
Publisher : Swoon Reads

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Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired.

But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to just get over it.

When I saw the title, like any other people who came across this book, I was expecting a hate-to-love romance. And fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed! This book was super cute and funny, just as expected.

Basically, Quinn and Wesley used to be best-friend. But one day, when Wesley was about to move to another town, he did something that Quinn thought made her parents got a divorce. Since then, Quinn blame Wesley for that fateful day and continue to hate him. Fast forward 5 years, Wesley is back in town, and turns out they have the same summer job! And thus, the rivalry begin. I actually like Quinn, eventhough I think her reason for hating Wesley is kinda silly. She’s pretty nice and she will admit when she has done something wrong. And we are both obsessed with everything London! I can definitely relate with her about that. As for Wesley, he seems like a decent guy and I wish there’s his POV in this book since I feel like I haven’t really know him enough.

What I love most in this book is (obviously) the banter. They bicker and tease each other like an old lady all the time and yet I can’t get enough of it! It’s just so funny and entertaining and I kinda wish I have someone to hate just so I could bicker like that 😂 And of course, all the banters just make me ship them more. Another thing I love that I haven’t mentioned is the setting where Quinn and Wesley works, Tudor Tymes. It’s basically part restaurant/part theater and I found that the idea is refreshing. It just sounds so cool and I wish it’s a real place here!

In conclusion, Wesley James Ruined My Life is a cute, adorable, and light reads. Not just romance, this book also has a great female friendship. If you’re looking for something fun to read in the summer, this is your perfect book!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.

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