Blog Tour: Jane Unlimited [Book Look & Giveaway]

Posted September 21, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Blog Tour, Book Looks, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Jane Unlimited [Book Look & Giveaway]

Book Look

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Blog Tour: Jane Unlimited [Book Look & Giveaway]Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Published by Kathy Dawson Books on September 19th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery
Pages: 464
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Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: "If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go." With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

About the Author

Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm–Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue–have won many awards and much high praise, including picks as ALA Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors Choice, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. In addition, Graceling was shortlisted for the William C. Morris Debut Award and Fire is an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner.


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Tour Schedule

Week One:
September 11 – Alexa Loves Books – Bookish Style Files
September 11 – The Bookiemoji – Review
September 12 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Playlist
September 12 – Wandering Bark Books – Review
September 13 – Sarcasm & Lemons – Umbrellas Jane Would Make for YA Characters
September 13 – Arctic Books – Review
September 14 – Book Nerd Addicts – Review
September 15 – YA Book Central – Excerpt
September 15 – My Friends are Fiction – Promo
Week Two:
September 18 – YA Bibliophile – Review
September 18 – Across the Words – Umbrellas, A History
September 19 – The Eater of Books! – Mood Board
September 19 – NovelKnight
September 20 – Great Imaginations – Review
September 20 – The Wednesday Blog for Books – Review
September 21 – Icey Books – JaneUnlimited Quote Candy
September 21 – A Page With a View – Favorite Quotes
September 21 – In Wonderland
September 22 – A Thousand Books to Read – Review
September 22 – BookCrushin – Review
Week Three:
September 25 – Teen Librarian Toolbox
September 25 – The Young Folks – 10 Reasons to Read JaneUnlimited
September 26 – Live Love Read – A Mood Board for Every Story
September 26 – No BS Book Reviews – Review
September 27 – Andi’s ABCs
September 27 – The Novel Hermit
September 28 – Paper Trail YA – Review
September 28 – Swoony Boys Podcast – JaneUnlimited Fan Cast
September 29 – I Am A Reader
September 29 – Fiction Fare – Review
Week Four:
October 2 – Don’t Fold the Page
October 2 – Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile – Characters & Tea
October 3 – MuggleNet – Review
October 3 – Xpresso Reads – Top 10 Awesome Umbrellas
October 4 – The Book Wars – Review
October 4 – Once Upon a Twilight – Guess the Story in GIFs
October 5 – Mundie Moms – Review
October 5 – YA Romantics – Review & Quiz
October 6 – Bookworm Everlasting – Book Photography
October 6 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Bookish Style Board

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Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]

Posted August 23, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Book Photography, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]

by Irena Brignull
Published by Weinstein Books Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
Series: Hawkweed Prophecy #1
Published by Weinstein Books on September 6th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 368
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Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed couldn't lead more different lives. Poppy is a troubled teen: moving from school to school, causing chaos wherever she goes, never making friends or lasting connections. Ember is a young witch, struggling to find a place within her coven and prove her worth. Both are outsiders: feeling like they don't belong and seeking escape.

Poppy and Ember soon become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. Little do they know that destiny has brought them together: an ancient prophecy, and a life-changing betrayal. Growing closer, they begin to understand why they've never belonged and the reason they are now forever connected to each other.

Switched at birth by the scheming witch Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities and fight for their own place in the world. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who – befriending them both – tests their love and loyalty. Can Poppy and Ember's friendship survive? And can it withstand the dark forces that are gathering?

Blog Tour: The Hawkweed Legacy [Book Photography]The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull
Series: Hawkweed Prophecy #2
Published by Weinstein Books on August 15th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 384
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Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a healer, they vow to keep her safe-even if that ultimately means holding her captive. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo and, when she feels his magic begin to spark, she will do anything to be reunited with him.

Desperate to regain Poppy's trust and bring her home, Charlock embarks on a plan to reunite Leo with his mother. What Charlock doesn't foresee are the string of consequences that she sets into motion that leave Ember all alone and prey to manipulation, the clan open to attack from other witches, Sorrel vulnerable to Raven's ghost, Betony determined to protect her son from his father's fate, and which leave both Leo and Poppy in terrible danger.

**I was supposed to have a review for you today, but I’m only partly through book 1 due to the major book slump I’ve been in since getting laid off from work. I promise to have a review of these books for you soon! But instead, I’ve done some book photography for you!**

Photography Shoot

About the Author

I’m Irena Brignull, a screenwriter, novelist and mum. I live with my family in London but I was brought up outside the city in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The other place that has my heart is Greece where many of my relatives are from. 

My first novel, The Hawkweed Prophecy, was published in June 2016.  The sequel, The Hawkweed Legacy, was published in June 2017.

I write screenplays too. My screenwriting credits include the Oscar nominated movie, The Boxtrolls, starring Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning and Simon Pegg. (I was nominated for Best Screenplay for that one at the Annie Awards in 2014.) My adaptation of The Little Prince, directed by Mark Osborne and starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Marion Cotillard, closed the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. I also adapted Skelligfor Sky which starred Tim Roth, John Simm and Kelly MacDonald. 

Before all this, I was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films where I was the script editor on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli’s MandolinI Capture the Castle and Bravo Two Zero to name a few.

And before that, I studied English Literature at Oxford University.

I don’t have much spare time but, in it, I like to read books and watch movies. It’s kind of my job, I know. But one day I plan to take up lots more hobbies – horse-riding, tap-dancing, baking, juggling…?

Author Links: Website ||  Twitter || Facebook

Tour Schedule

8/21: Two Chicks on Books – Q&A

8/22: Wandering Bark Books – Guest Post

8/23: In Wonderland – Review

8/24: A Binding Attraction – Top 10

8/25: Miranda’s Book Blog – Guest Post

8/26: Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Review

8/27: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

8/28: books are love – Q&A

8/29: A Backwards Story – Review

8/30: Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile – Top 10

8/31: Live To Read – Review

9/1: Just Commonly – Review

9/2: Quartzfeather – Review

9/3: Lori’s Little House of Reviews – Review

9/4: Never Too Many To Read – Bookish Collage

Let’s talk about it!

Bout of Books [Goals & Updates]

Bout of Books [Goals & Updates]

Posted August 21, 2017 by Stephanie in Readathon / 0 Comments

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through 11:59pm Sunday, august 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, […]

Black Moon Rereadathon Post [+ Giveaway!]

Black Moon Rereadathon Post [+ Giveaway!]

Posted August 10, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Readathon / 3 Comments

About the Author Romina Russell (aka Romina Garber) is a Los Angeles based author who originally hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a teen, Romina landed her first writing gig—College She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn’t stopped writing since. When she’s […]

Top Ten Tuesday [124]

Top Ten Tuesday [124]

Posted August 8, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! ***TTT is on hiatus until Aug 15, but I’ve missed so much in the past few months that I thought I’d do some previous categories** Top Ten Twelve […]

Monthly Bookmail [July 2017]

Monthly Bookmail [July 2017]

Posted August 2, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Bookmail / 0 Comments

This will be a new monthly feature where I will show you all the books I received or bought throughout the month. This will include ARCs, Finished Copies, Hardcovers, Paperbacks, eARCs, and eBooks. It will basically just showcase all the books! 🙂 Received Bought pics with links to GR Uppercase Box & Owlcrate Pics to […]

ARC August 2017: Goal Post

ARC August 2017: Goal Post

Posted August 1, 2017 by Stephanie in Challenge / 0 Comments

So last ARC August, I didn’t do as well as I had hoped. I was hoping to get through a shit ton of books and it just didn’t happen. I went through a huge reading slump that lasted my entire pregnancy and then some. I only just got out of this slump last month. Last […]

Monthly Recap [July 2017]

Monthly Recap [July 2017]

Posted July 31, 2017 by In Wonderland Team in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Here is our monthly recap for this month! We are also looking for a way to tweak our Monthly Recaps, so in the comments let us know what you like to see in monthly recaps or what you’d like to see in our recaps! 🙂 Books Read **There’s Someone Inside Your House was only a […]

The Fill-In Boyfriend [Review]

The Fill-In Boyfriend [Review]

Posted July 27, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I’m slowly getting through all of Kasie West’s books and I am loving them! So far I’ve read: The Distance Between Us, By Your Side, and now The Fill-In Boyfriend. I have On The Fence on my TBR pile for this month and then I have […]