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Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]

Posted January 17, 2018 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]

Blog Tour: Gathering Darkness [Review]Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms #3
Published by Razorbill on December 9th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Publisher, Purchased
Series Rating: five-stars
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In GATHERING DARKNESS, book three of the New York Times bestselling Falling Kingdoms series, the stakes have never been higher as three teams push forward on a race to find the Kindred, the four elemental crystals possessing ancient all-powerful magic, first:

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred - the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic...

• THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.

• THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia's overpowering magic - all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.

• THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia's powers to unveil the Kindred.

The only certainty in the dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica... but fate can be fickle when magic is involved.

My Thoughts

OMG, there really isn’t a whole lot that I can say about this one without any spoilers, but I will try my best! But, guys… every book in this series just keeps getting better and better. With each book I love the characters even more. The plot gets more intense. I’m literally on the edge of my seat for the majority of this book. And I can only assume that I will continue to be on the edge of my seat for the entirety of this series. My heart is aching for more but at the same time it’s aching for all who was lost and who will be lost in later books. I mourn the characters who are lost, but I appreciate so much that Morgan Rhodes is not afraid to deliver deaths at a moment’s notice. Props to Morgan Rhodes, y’all for not only breaking me but also making me love every second!

I NEED MORE. And I will continue my binge reading of this series because I just need to know what is going to happen to my precious loves. Will they all survive, probably not. And even though, I will be sad.. I’m sure I will still love the story!! If you’re a lover of fantasy and young adult, I URGE you to pick up this series. I highly recommend it. And if you’ve been wanting to try your hand at some fantasy, I think this series is a great starter series! It’s not overly complicated but it’s fun and entertaining and will definitely give you everything that you want out of a fantasy!

About the Author

Morgan Rhodes lives in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess — the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous.

Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, reality TV, and is an extremely picky, yet voracious reader of all kinds of books. Under another pen name, she’s a national bestselling author of many paranormal novels.

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Tour Schedule

WEEK ONE (Book One: Falling Kingdoms and Two Book: Rebel Spring)
January 8 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – Interview
January 9 – The Book Nut – Review and Playlist
January 10 – Quirky and Peculiar – Review
January 11 – I Fangirl About Books – Creative Post
January 12 – Lovely Loveday – Author Guest Post
WEEK TWO (Book 3: Gathering Darkness)
January 15 – Glimpses of my Books – Cover Art and Author Gust Post – her inspiration for the character Magnus Damora?
January 16 – Book Briefs – Book Review
January 17 – In Wonderland – Review
January 18 – Star-Crossed Book Blog – Review
WEEK THREE (Book 4: Frozen Tides)
January 22 – Ex Libris – Interview
January 23 – Ensconced in Lit – Review
January 24 – Step Into a Book World – Review
January 25 – Ria Reads – Review
WEEK FOUR (Crystal Storm)
January 29 – My Friends are Fiction – Author Guest Post
January 30 – Adventures through Wonderland – Review + Instagram
January 31 – A Thousand Books to Read – Interview
February 1 – A Page with a View – Review
February 2 – Never Too Many To Read – Book Spotlight and/or Review

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Blog Tour: Things I’m Seeing Without You [Beyond the Pages & Giveaway]

Posted October 10, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Beyond the Pages, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 1 Comment

Blog Tour: Things I’m Seeing Without You [Beyond the Pages & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Things I’m Seeing Without You [Beyond the Pages & Giveaway]Things I'm Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
Published by Dial Books on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 336
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Seventeen-year-old Tess Fowler has just dropped out of high school. She can barely function after learning of Jonah’s death. Jonah, the boy she’d traded banter with over texts and heartfelt e-mails.

Jonah, the first boy she'd told she loved and the first boy to say it back.

Jonah, the boy whose suicide she never saw coming.

Tess continues to write to Jonah, as a way of processing her grief and confusion. But for now she finds solace in perhaps the unlikeliest of ways: by helping her father with his new alternative funeral business, where his biggest client is . . . a prized racehorse?

As Tess’s involvement in her father’s business grows, both find comfort in the clients they serve and in each other. But love, loss, and life are so much more complicated than Tess ever thought. Especially after she receives a message that turns her life upside down.

Beyond the Pages

So, for my post for this blog tour I am doing a Beyond the Pages kind of post. In Things I’m Seeing Without You, the main character Tess deals with the loss of her boyfriend, Jonah, to suicide. I decided to do a Beyond the Pages because I relate to Tess. Tess never saw the suicide coming. And a lot of people can say, how can you not? Well the thing is, people are really good at hiding depression. I know because when I was 18 I lost my father to suicide and I NEVER saw it coming. I didn’t know he was depressed. My entire family didn’t know he was depressed. Tess decides to continue writing to Jonah even though he’s gone. And I would say that a lot of people who lose a loved one to suicide do the same thing in one way or another. I had a voicemail saved in my inbox that I continued to listen to over and over again and if I didn’t have a different phone, I’d still have it. I also looked at all of my dad’s emails constantly and I’d write back but never hit send. For about 5 years every single story that I started to write dealt with a girl who lost her father. It was the way I grieved. And even though it has been 9 years, it still feels like it was yesterday.

I’m really intrigued to get to this book on my list. I’ve been in a huge book slump for the past year. I mean I’ve only read like 19 or 20 books ALL year and that is just not me. I was hoping to get to 100 this year. I’m hoping to knock out a bunch of books in the next couple months.

About the Author

Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut novel, The House of Tomorrow, won the LA Times award for first fiction and the ALA Alex Award and has been adapted into a feature film.  He teaches creative writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


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Tour Schedule

Week One:
September 25 – Arctic Books – Author Q&A
September 26 – Fiktshun – Review
September 27 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – Reasons to Read TISWY
September 28 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Author Guest Post
September 29 – BookCrushin – Review
Week Two:
October 2 – The Young Folks – Author Q&A
October 3 – Dazzled by Books – Review
October 4 – In Wonderland – Beyond the Pages
October 5 – YA and Wine – Review & Mood Board
October 6 – Fiction Fare – Author Guest Post
Week Three:
October 9 – Rants & Raves of a Bibliophile – Review & Favorite Quotes
October 10 – Margie’s Must Reads – Author Guest Post
October 11 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Author Q&A
October 12 – Once Upon a Twilight – Guess the Story in GIFs
October 13 – Twinning for Books

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Blog Tour: There’s Someone Inside Your House [Book Photography & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: There’s Someone Inside Your House [Book Photography & Giveaway]

Book Photography       About the Author Stephanie Perkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. She has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband. Every room of their house is painted […]

Blog Tour: Jane Unlimited [Book Look & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Jane Unlimited [Book Look & Giveaway]

Posted September 21, 2017 by Stephanie in #PRHPartner, Blog Tour, Book Looks, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Book Look Jane Unlimited Book Look by inwonderland49 featuring round toe flat shoes 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 […]

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 […]