[Book Tour] The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna [Review + Moodboard]

  • Genre: YA Fantasy
  • Publication Date: February 9th 2021
  • Series – The Deathless #1
  • Goodreads

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.

But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself. 

Continue reading “[Book Tour] The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna [Review + Moodboard]”

[Book Tour] A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton [Review + Moodboard]

Hello and happy December! Today I’m part of the book tour for A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton so keep reading if you’d like to hear more about this whimsical middle grade fantasy book, read my review and check out my moodboard!

  • Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
  • Publisher: Random House Children’s – Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Publishing Date: December 1, 2020
  • Goodreads

Synopsis: The Girl Who Drank the Moon meets Pax in this fantastical tale of a wolf who forms an unlikely alliance with Baba Yaga to save the forest from a wicked tsar.

Since she was a pup, Zima has been taught to fear humans—especially witches—but when her family is threatened, she has no choice but to seek help from the witch Baba Yaga.

Baba Yaga never does magic for free, but it just so happens that she needs a wolf’s keen nose for a secret plan she’s brewing… Before Zima knows what’s happening, the witch has cast a switching spell and run off into the woods, while Zima is left behind in Baba Yaga’s hut—and Baba Yaga’s body!

Meanwhile, a young village girl named Nadya is also seeking the witch’s help, and when she meets Zima (in Baba Yaga’s form), they discover that they face a common enemy. With danger closing in, Zima must unite the wolves, the witches and the villagers against an evil that threatens them all.


Purchase a copy of this book:

Amazon Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | Indigo | IndieBound

Continue reading “[Book Tour] A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton [Review + Moodboard]”

Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater [+moodboard]

Goodreads: Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition – the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience.

Continue reading “Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater [+moodboard]”