Friday, January 6, 2017

ROCKSTAR BOOK TOUR: Character interview + Giveaway!

About the Book:
Author: Breeana Shields
Pub. Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like-- a poison kiss-- and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya a poison maiden is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. 
Interview with Marinda & Deven:

Thank you so much for the chance to chat with y'all! I know you have a lot going on, so let's get to it!

Deven- what was your first impression of Marinda?
The first thing I noticed about her was her devotion to her younger brother. She’d do anything for him.

What do you admire most about one another?
Marinda: I love how well Deven listens. He’s always fully present in any conversation.
Deven: I’d have to say her loyalty. Marinda doesn’t love very many people, but she’d crawl over broken glass for the ones she does.

Marinda, if you weren't a Visha Kanya what do you think you'd being doing in your spare time?
I’d love to own a bookshop like Japa’s—that kind of quiet life would suit me perfectly. Unfortunately, my life has been anything but quiet and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon.

Deven and Marinda, Working for Japa seems like such an amazing job! What are some of your favorite stories?
Deven: Any adventure story—pirates, explorers, high-stake heists—I love it all.
Marinda: I didn’t learn much history as a child, so I can’t get enough of it now.

Favorite thing about living in Sundari?
*Glancing sidelong at each other, and then answering in unison*  “The waterfalls.”

Fast round!
Early bird or night owl?
 Night owl
Sweet or salty ?
Relaxing evening or afternoon adventure?
Afternoon adventure!

Early bird or night owl?
I’m definitely a night owl.
Sweet or salty?
Sweet. I can’t get enough pastries.
Relaxing evening or afternoon adventure?

Relaxing evening.

Okay, can I just say how freaking ADORABLE and sweet are they!? I can not wait to read more of their story in the future!
3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of POISON’S KISS, US Only.

About Breeana:
Breeana Shields graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English.
Her debut young adult fantasy, POISON’S KISS, will be released from Random House in 2017 with a sequel to follow in 2018.
When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, her three children and an extremely spoiled miniature poodle.

Follow the rest of the tour! 
Week One:
1/2/2017- Literary Meanderings - Interview
1/3/2017- Fiction Fare- Review
1/4/2017- It Starts at Midnight- Excerpt
1/5/2017- One Night Book StandReview
1/6/2017- Brooke- Reports- Interview

Week Two:
1/9/2017- Curling Up With A Good BookReview
1/10/2017- Brittany's Book RamblesGuest Post
1/11/2017- ParajunkeeReview
1/12/2017- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
1/13/2017- IceyBooksQuote Candy

Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2017

(Click the cover to add on Goodreads!)
The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2)1. Yes. I need this book. I loved The Crown's Game, so I'm SUPER excited for this one!

Blacksouls (Blackhearts, #2)2. MORE TEACH! YESS! Is 2017 going to be the year of awesome sequels?! I think so! 

The Valiant3. I've heard nothing but incredible things about this one! It sounds amazing, looks bomb as eff and i can't wait to read it!

Empress of a Thousand Skies4. That cover, that synopsis. Yes, please! I totally already ship Rhee & Aly :P

Song of the Current
5. I love a any type of water based, dash of pirate fantasy! 

Cold Summer
Letters to the Lost
7. This sounds absolutely heartbreaking and adorable and wonderful. Sign me up!
Our Broken Pieces
8. Um!?  The first 3 words on goodreads had me hooked. 
When Dimple Met Rishi
9. I adore this cover. It makes me already love Dimple. Not to mention the storyline of arranged marriage?! Talk about captivating! 
Kissing Max Holden
10. This contemp just sounds so cute. Reminds me of a Kasie West story (who i LOVE!) Can't wait for this! 

Are you participating in the Top 10!? Leave a link to your post below or tell me what 2017 release you can't wait for! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Best Books I've Read in 2016

How It Feels to Fly1. This book was a fantastic read.  It was funny and heart wrenching—full of uniquely diverse characters, a relevant subject matter and just brilliant narrative—How it Feels to Fly is a MUST READ.
Take The Fall2. Enthralled. Captivated. Hooked. I could not put this book down. Oh my goodness, my mind is still reeling. What? Just what? I really need to start reading more mysteries because oh my gosh, this book was fantastic. 
Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1)3. Reign of Shadows is a unique retelling filled with suspense and sexy-times and scary creatures. This book is a MUST READ!
Down with the Shine
4. You guys! This book was just a rollercoaster of crazy. I was frantically flipping pages, biting my nails to nubs, and my heart was practically beating out of my chest at times. I LOVED EVERY SECOND. 
Traveler (Traveler #1)
5. The details of the story are so intricately woven and fast paced yet so easy to follow and just GAH! I loved it.
Caraval6.  Magic. Whimsey. Burnt sugar cider. Julian. Mmmm, yest Julian. THIS BOOK. EPIC. EPICNESS. I need all the related merch. I need the sequel. I need a movie. I need more Scar and Julian! 
The Way I Used to Be7. Insanly good. Powerful. Emotional. Hold the book to your chest and sob, good. A BOOK WHERE YOU PRAY AND WISH AND HOPE FOR CERTAIN THINGS and they don't happy. Omg. Just painfully great. I need a follow up on Eden's life. 
Daughter of the Pirate King
8. Yes. Yes. YES. A million times yes. This is the pirate novel i've been waiting for! SWASHBUCKLING EXCELLENCE. Alosa is so badass and Riden is a sex pot. Sequel NOW.
I couldn't quite come up with 10! What books did you love this year!?