On Wednesday I should’ve been part of the team helping to show off the new cover of Selenia Paz’s new book Shadows & Light – because of things some of you may be aware of, I didn’t get the post up in time. Shadows and Light is the final book of the Leyendas Trilogy, a MG contemporary fantasy series which will be published by Snowy Wings Publishing in early 2020. The cover was designed by Qamber Kids with custom artwork by Noora Murad Ali.
Find out more below!
Olivia Foster hasn’t felt alive since her little brother drowned in the backyard pool three years ago. Then Kara Hallas moves in across the street with her mother and grandmother, and Olivia is immediately drawn to these three generations of women. Kara is particularly intoxicating, so much so that Olivia not only comes to accept Kara’s morbid habit of writing to men on death row, she helps her do it. They sign their letters as the Resurrection Girls.
But as Kara’s friendship pulls Olivia out of the dark fog she’s been living in, Olivia realizes that a different kind of darkness taints the otherwise lively Hallas women—an impulse that is strange, magical, and possibly deadly.
So I just wanted to let you all know that my blog is having to take a bit of a backseat due to some things going in on my personal life; because of these things I’ve had to pull out of a bunch of blog tours – I will still be reviewing the books I signed up for however it may not be on the day I was allotted. I have a lot of reviews to catch up on so I hope you can all be patient whilst waiting for me to get back on my blogging game. My apologies to any authors, publishers or tour organisers that I’m letting down.
So there was me thinking that July was a good reading month with 6 books & 1785 pages when actually August was set to be even better! And that’s all because I had 11 days off work for annual leave – & it was lovely. August was full of a lot of ups & downs, with reading being the main up.
So, although I’m back dating this post it is going up a day late (boo you depression) so I would like to apologise to both Rachel & John Steinberg.
Nadine is a story of a woman & the memory she left behind; it’s about the West End, dancing & falling in love with the wrong people. It’s not my usual kind of read, but there were definitely parts that I really enjoyed.
I was sent this book to review as part of a blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
⚠️ Contemplation of abortion, mentions of the Holocaust, cancer,
dementia, suicide, xenophobia, references to people trafficking, drug use ⚠️
So July’s Sum-Up Sunday is coming at y’all a week late, but that was because of my posts about YALC & LFCC so I hope you will forgive me. July was yet another bad mental health month, but it was also a fantastic reading month so not all is bad.
Yesterday my post on YALC went up, & as promised here is my post about my experience of LFCC; this year was the first year I properly looked round LFCC & I was pleased to have my boyfriend by my side as it’s a very intimidating space to be in. Nevertheless I bought some lovely items & got to meet Jenna Coleman!!
This year was my fourth time visiting the Young Adult Literature Convention (or, YALC), the bookish section of London Film & Comicon (or, LFCC). However, this year was very different from my previous three visits – the biggest difference was that I didn’t go on my own this year, but I also spent a lot of my time in LFCC this year, as the YALC line-up didn’t excite me as much as usual.
This was initially going to be one big post, but I ranted too much, so I’ve separated it in two – today I’m going to talk about YALC & tomorrow I’m going to talk about LFCC (my Sum-Up Sunday post for July will be next week instead).
Today I am helping to spread around the cover of Jo Baxter’s upcoming release, & the first in the Viola Pumpernick series, The Emerald Lady!
This cute & brightly coloured cover has been designed by Claire Elizabeth & you can see more of her work here.
Find out more about the book & the author below…
“Thorn is a lovely atmospheric fairytale fantasy about a girl and her found family. I loved it!” – Gail Carriger, New York Times-bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate series
I am genuinely thrilled to be helping to show the world for Intisar Khanani’s upcoming book, Thorn. Reading the synopsis of this book excited me so much, but the cover has just made me even more excited to eventually read it – I’ll definitely be buying a print edition to show off on my shelves.
The cover has been designed by Jenny Zemanek (& what an awesome job she’s done) & is being released on March 14th 2020 (in the UK it’s March 24th) by HarperTeen (heads up guys, I’d love an ARC).
More below about the book & the author.