Blog tour + Book review: Throw like a girl by Sarah Henning (4 stars)

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BOOK INFORMATION

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Throw Like a Girl

by Sarah Henning
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 7th 2020

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.

When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she’ll have to convince their coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched… Every. Single. Day.

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he’ll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the Spring. But it will take more than the perfect spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland’s halls, and behind that charming smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.

With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who’s got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. While in South Florida, Sarah lived and worked through five hurricanes, which gave her an extreme respect for the ocean. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, which, despite being extremely far from the beach, happens to be pretty cool.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/11/tour-schedule-throw-like-girl-by-sarah.html

 

(I received an eARC from NetGalley and Fantastic Flying book club for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

“Standing up for yourself doesn’t mean walking away.”

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Throw like a girl by Sarah Henning

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book was fast paced and really enjoyable. Fans of sports would definitely enjoy this book! I was swooning over Grey ever since we first met him. I found this book totally swoon worthy and cute.

It was easy for me to love and root for Liv and Grey and I was so glad that she got her opportunity to shine as people saw her potential instead of being sexist. Fans of The Field Party series will definitely love! MY HEART was tossed around like a football, but I enjoyed the ride.

I finished this book in one sitting and really liked the fast pace and found it heartwarming. I definitely rooted for the characters from start to finish and loved the girl power in this book.

 

GIVEAWAY

PRIZE: 2 finished copies of the book. The giveaway is open to US Residents only

Dates: 7th January – 21st January 2020

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Blog tour + Book review: How to speak boy by Tiana Smith (5 stars)

How to Speak Boy
Tiana Smith
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 7th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Two sworn enemies start to fall in love through anonymous notes in How to Speak Boy, a fun and charming YA novel from Tiana Smith.

Quinn and Grayson have been fierce speech and debate rivals for years. They can’t stand one another, either in competition or in real life.

But when their AP Government teacher returns their school assignments to the wrong cubbies, they begin exchanging anonymous notes without knowing who the other one is.

Despite their differences, the two come together through their letters and find themselves unknowingly falling for the competition. Before the state tournament, the two of them need to figure out what they want out of life, or risk their own future happiness. After all, what’s the point of speech and debate if you can’t say what’s in your heart?

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Author Bio:

Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja boy, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She’d love to be fluent in sign language, but for now she gets by with awkward hand gestures and even more awkward French. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school to be a lion tamer.

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(I received an eARC from Xpresso Book tours and NetGalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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How to speak boy by Tiana Smith 

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 5/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book made me literally roll in my bed in frustration because it was clear to me that certain characters had feelings for each other, and I meant that in a good way. I really enjoyed the conflict and set up of this story as it made it interesting to read.

The interaction between Grayson and Quinn was really interesting and fun to watch. I love that Quinn was feisty and a risk taker, but I totally related to her when she was talking on the phone, and I mean relate on a spiritual level. Grayson and Quinn stole my heart in this book.

This novel was really addictive and I couldn’t put the book down. There is a love triangle and I did find a few scenes choppy, but I wasn’t affected much as I really enjoyed the story. It was a cheesy romance story, but I found it to be done well and my heart died at the last letter. I did find the story predictable, but at the same time, I was really anticipating the events and this book stole my heart.

I finished this book in one sitting (1-3am) and totally loved it! I loved the conflict and characters, the great message and concept of this book and would totally recommend it to fans of contemporary romance.

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Blog Tour + Book review: A thousand fires by Shannon Price (4 stars)

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It’s my stop on the Blog tour for the A thousand fires blog tour being co-hosted by Karlita and Karina! I was so excited for this book and can’t wait for more people to pick it up and enjoy it as much as I did!

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A THOUSAND FIRES BY SHANNON PRICE BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER 4 (MONDAY)

Karina Afire Pages (Welcome Post)

NOVEMBER 5 (TUESDAY)

Kate — Your Tita Kate (Creative Option – Aesthetic)

Mandy — Devouring Books (Review)

NOVEMBER 6 (WEDNESDAY)

Caitlin — Caitlin Althea (Creative Feature and Aesthetic)

Michelle — Love, Stars and Books (Review Post)

NOVEMBER 7 (THURSDAY)

Gayatri Saikia — Bewitching Worlds (Review Post)

NadègePlanète Diversité (Review Post, Creative Option)

NOVEMBER 8 (FRIDAY)

Danielle Micah — DMCIreadsblog (Review Post)

Carmel — Bookablereads (Review Post)

NOVEMBER 11 (MONDAY)

CamilleaCamillea Reads (Review Post)

Luci — Lunarlucibooks (Review Post)

NOVEMBER 12 (TUESDAY)

Rachel — In Between Book Pages (Review Post)

NOVEMBER 13 (WEDNESDAY)

Kath — The Last Reader (Review Post)

Jen — Jen D Bibliophile (Review Post)

NOVEMBER 14 (THURSDAY)

Myta — Oro Plata Myta (Review Post)

AngelaHiding Behind Books (Review Post)

NOVEMBER 15 (FRIDAY)

Lori — Lori’s Bookshelf Reads (Review Post)

Bec — Bec & Books (Review Post)

NOVEMBER 16 (SATURDAY)

Karlita — Tale Out Loud (Wrap Up Post)

 

BOOK INFORMATION

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TITLE: A Thousand Fires

AUTHOR: Shannon Price

PUBLICATION DATE: November 5, 2019

PUBLISHER: Tor Teen

GOODREADS

SYNOPSIS:

Shannon Price’s A Thousand Fires is a breakout contemporary debut―think The Outsiders meets The Iliad―that’s perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Veronica Roth.

10 Years. 3 Gangs. 1 Girl’s Epic Quest…

Valerie Simons knows the gangs are dangerous—her little brother was shot and killed by the Boars two years ago.

Still, nothing will sway Valerie from wanting to join the elite and beautiful Herons and find her brother’s killer. It doesn’t hurt that her best friend Matthew is slated to become a Heron leader—and she’d follow him to the ends of the earth.

Then Valerie is recruited by the mysterious Stags when their volatile, provocative, and beyond charismatic leader Jax promises to help her get revenge. Torn between old love and new loyalty, Valerie races to finish the mission that got her into the gangs.

But no one truly wins the Wars.

Editorial Reviews

A Thousand Fires pulls you in close and shows you the essence of what it means to keep fighting. Shannon Price is one to watch.” Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

“Brutal and beautiful, A THOUSAND FIRES broke my heart. A fast-paced tragedy of love, betrayal, and vengeance.” Heidi Heilig, author of FOR A MUSE OF FIRE

“Modern, unflinching and filled with haunting, lingering imagery, A Thousand Fires gives the story of the Iliad the bare-knuckled update it deserves.” Colleen Oakes, author of The Black Coats

“Fast-paced… Vivid descriptions and intricate details bring San Francisco to life … A promising debut.” Kirkus

“A heart-wrenching tale… action-packed and intense… A fantastic read.” School Library Journal

“Fans of stories of factional conflict such as Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy will feel right at home.” —Booklist

PRE-ORDER LINKS:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PCGACP

Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/32cGDYQ

Book Depository: https://bit.ly/2JH0BEo

Indiebound: https://bit.ly/323TbkT

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Shannon Price is a YA author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from Santa Clara University with a degree in English, she interned and later worked for Counterpoint Press in Berkeley, CA. As a publicist at Counterpoint, she garnered coverage for her clients’ books in media outlets like the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalEntertainment Weekly, and many more.

In 2014, she was accepted into the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School at the University of Edinburgh where she studied Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature under the tutelage of best-selling Irish writer Ruth Gilligan. In college, she worked as the Art Editor of the Santa Clara Review and represented the Review at AWP 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. She was a mentor in the second round of Author Mentor Match and regularly attends writing events around the Bay Area.

Author website: https://spricewrites.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17716119.Shannon_Price

Twitter: https://twitter.com/spricewrites

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spricewrites/

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(I received a free eARC from Netgalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own)

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A thousand fires by Shannon Price

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Retelling

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

10 Years. 3 Gangs. 1 Girl’s Epic Quest…

Valerie Simons knows the Wars are dangerous—her little brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway Valerie from joining the elite and beautiful Herons with her boyfriend Matthew to avenge her brother. But when Jax, the volatile and beyond charismatic leader of the Stags, promises her revenge, Valerie is torn between old love and new loyalty.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

I swear it was 2am when I started this book and until 3am I couldn’t put it down, it was SO GOOD.

I found it endearing that Jax calls her Valentine.

I have to mention that there are quite a few trigger points that need warning (the author has them up on her website but I shall add them in here!): Self-harm, PTSD, Anxiety/nervous tics, Suicide ideation, Gun violence, Gang violence, Grief, Depression, Descriptions of blood and wounds.

I grew very attached to the story and liked the characters, finding the story dark and gritty. I felt that it was emotional and heart wrenching and it is definitely a debut book that everyone should be watching out for!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

 

Blog tour: Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Munda

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BOOK INFORMATION

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Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1)

by Rosaria Munda
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 15th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dragons
Synopsis:

Seraphina meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance… and dragons.

 

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

 

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

 

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

 

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

 

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36578543-fireborne

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30u8Vxd

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fireborne-rosaria-munda/1130335149

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1450108384

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Fireborne-Rosaria-Munda/9781984816511?ref=grid-view&qid=1562938950225&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/hk/en/ebook/fireborne

Google Books: https://books.google.fr/books/about/Fireborne.html?id=J2A_vwEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Rosaria grew up in rural North Carolina, where she climbed trees, read Harry Potter fanfiction, and taught herself Latin. She studied political theory at Princeton and lives in Chicago with her husband and cat.

 

For book recs and updates, follow her on instagram: @rosariamunda

 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17320159.Rosaria_Munda

Website: http://rosariamunda.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosariamunda

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosariamunda/?hl=en

 

Excerpt

Prologue

Later, he would be known as the First Protector, and under his vision the city would transform. Serfs would be freed, schools would be built, and dragons would, for the first time, be ridden by commoners.

Before that, he was the leader of the bloodiest revolution his people had ever seen.

He never doubted that he would create a just city. Nor did he doubt that the families of the old regime deserved to die. But he did, sometimes, regret the way it happened, the day the palace was finally overrun.

He remembered in particular one of the ruling families, their tormentors still at work when he found them. The dragonlord had been kept alive, to watch; his youngest son was the only child left. A boy of about seven or eight, his expression blank beneath a mask of blood. The remains of their family lay around them.

“Stop this foolishness at once,” the First Protector said, when he and his guard found them.

The revolutionaries let go of the boy, whom they had been hurting, and began to protest: This man is Leon Stormscourge, don’t you know what he’s done—but they fell silent when the dragonlord spoke from his knees on the bloodstained carpet.

“My son,” he said, in the language he and the First Protector shared. “Please, Atreus.”

The First Protector took a half glance at the child. He said, “Leo will be looked after.”

He gave one of his guard a murmured order. The soldier started, hesitated, and then lifted the dragonlord’s son in his arms. When the boy had been carried, limp and silent, from the room, the leader of the Revolution knelt before the dragonlord.

“Those—animals—” the dragonlord rasped.

The First Protector did not disagree. Instead, he put a hand to the knife on his belt. When he met the dragonlord’s gaze, it was in an unspoken question. The dragonlord closed his eyes and nodded.

Then, to the First Protector’s surprise, he spoke.

“Your vision,” he said. “Do you think it will ever be worth this, Atreus?”

The First Protector drew his knife.

“Yes,” he said.

The dragonlord’s question returned to him often in the years that followed. Even as many of the other details of the Revolution began to fade from his memory, he remembered Leon Stormscourge.

Leon’s son, on the other hand, was a detail he forgot.

Chapter 1
Messages from the Ministry
Nine Years Later

Lee

Morning is our favorite time to fly. Today, even with the tournament looming and the empty arena below us a reminder that soon we’ll be watched, for the first time, by thousands, it’s still possible to savor the city sprawled beneath a dragon’s wings. When we pull tight on a turn, I glimpse one of Pallor’s black eyes, depthless, turned on me. The line between us, of shared emotions and thoughts that are usually latent in the saddle, goes taut. Yes. Today it begins. Today we’ll rise.

But in order to do that, I’ll need a clear head. I gently extricate myself from Pallor’s simmering anticipation and refocus on the arena. Two other dragonriders fly with us, each riding one of the other two breeds: Crissa and her skyfish are in the air above us, while Cor and his stormscourge glide below, bellowing ash over the arena stands. We’re on our last rehearsal, this time with just the squadron leaders.

I lift my voice over the wind. “You’re taking her too low, Cor.”

Cor grunts, frustrated, and urges his stormscourge higher. We’ve been over the choreography of the tournament’s opening ceremony over and over with ministry officials, and every time the question of how to demonstrate stormscourge might becomes tricky. Before the Revolution, the dragon breed of Stormscourge House—of my family—were known for terrorizing the countryside; but in even older days, they were our island’s greatest defense against aerial invasion.

“They told us to fire low,” says Cor.

“Not that low. It’s risky for the audience.”

Our dragons are still immature, barely horse-size, and can’t yet breathe fire. But the smoke they produce can still burn.

Crissa and her skyfish, long, slender, and pale enough blue to blend with the morning sky, circle above us. “You want to impress the people,” she calls down to Cor. “Not roast them.”

Cor waves a hand. “All right, all right . . .”

Our fleet is still in training, dragons and riders both. Known now as Guardians, the new regime’s dragonriders are lowborn, commoners, even former serfs. No longer the sons of dragonlords.

Except for me, though I’m the only one who knows that.

Because in the wake of the Revolution, to be dragonborn is to be wanted for dead. I was born Leo but, since the orphanage, I’ve been Lee. Not even the First Protector, who saved my life and then welcomed me, without recognition, into his Guardian program two years after that, knows the truth.

That a Stormscourge tested into the meritocratic dragonriding program designed to replace everything his family stood for.

Even though I know I’m lucky to be here—lucky to be alive, lucky to have escaped the orphanage—memories of the old life have a way of intruding and twisting. Especially today, as Pallor and I circle above the Palace arena, open to the public for the first time since the Revolution. The old regime had tournaments here, too, that I watched my father compete in. Dreaming of the day it would be my turn.

I lean forward and rest a gloved hand on Pallor’s silver-scaled neck as his wings, translucent in the morning light, tighten in a dive. Pallor is an aurelian, a breed known for being small, maneuverable, careful, and the aurelian formation for today’s ceremony is the only one complex enough to require coleaders. I can rehearse alone but, really, to do the thing properly, I need—

Annie. There she is.

Another aurelian, this one amber-toned, has emerged from the cave mouth at the base of the arena, and on her back rides my sparring partner, Annie. She and I have trained together for as long as we’ve been in the Guardian program, and we’ve known each other since the orphanage before that.

It’s a past life’s worth of memories that we’re both pretty good at not talking about.

“Annie!” Crissa calls with a cheerful wave. “There you are.”

“Lee’s been flying like an idiot out here without you,” Cor says.

Pallor and I fire ash downward. Cor dodges the stream with a bark of laughter.

Annie’s lips curve at Cor’s remark, but instead of answering, she rolls seamlessly into formation opposite me, her dragon, Aela, mirroring Pallor’s movements. Her red-brown braid hangs low on her back, her freckled face is set in its concentration. I’ve thought of Annie as beautiful—strikingly beautiful—for almost as long as I can remember, but I’ve never told her.

“Play it from the top?” I suggest.

There are calls of assent from the other three.

We right ourselves only when the bell rings the hour. The arena below, the Palace to one side and the pillar supporting Pytho’s Keep on the other, the jagged rooftops, the plains stretching out to the sea—for a moment I feel a protectiveness, almost a possessiveness, of the city and island spread below. The vows that we took when we became Guardians echo in my mind: All that I am, henceforth, belongs to Callipolis. By the wings of my dragon I will keep her . . .

Today, eight of the thirty-two Guardians will compete in the quarterfinal tournament for Firstrider, commander of the aerial fleet. I’m one of those eight, along with Annie, Cor, and Crissa. Qualifying rounds have been going on among the dragonriders for weeks.

It will be the first time since the Revolution that Callipolis names a Firstrider, one of the only titles it’s kept from the old regime. The dragons of the revolutionary fleet are finally old enough, and their riders well-enough trained, to vie for a position that’s been vacant since the Revolution. For the other Guardians, the Firstrider Tournaments are a chance to prove themselves; for me, it will be that and something more.

Because Firstrider is a title I’ve wanted since before the Revolution. It would be all the recognition, power, and respect that my family lost over the course of a single bloody month when I was eight years old, regained.
Excerpted from Fireborne by Rosaria Munda. Copyright © 2019 by Rosaria Munda. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

 

Direct link to the excerpt: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586257/fireborne-by-rosaria-munda/

 

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Prize: Win (1) of (2) copies of Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1) by Rosaria Munda (US/CAN Only)

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Blog Tour + Book Review: Sam Saves the night by Shari Simpson (3.5 stars)

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About the Book

Title: SAM SAVES THE NIGHT

Author: Shari Simpson

Pub. Date: October 1, 2019

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

 

What would you do if you could stay out all night and not get in trouble?

Thirteen-year-old Sam has no friends, but you can’t really blame her. She lives her life in a state of chronic exhaustion thanks to her nightly sleepwalking jaunts, which include trips to the store, treehouse-building projects, and breaking-and-entering escapades-none of which she remembers in the morning. Her condition is taking its toll on her family (and her life), so when her mom takes her to see a wacky strip-mall sleep specialist, Sam is wary, but 100 percent in.

The night after the doc works his mojo, Sam wakes up outside her body, watching herself sleep. FREAKY! But once she gets over the panic attack, she realizes there’s a whole world of detached-souls out there, called SleepWakers-cliques of kids like the Achieves, who use their sleep time to learn new things; the Numbs, who eat junk food and play video games all night long, and the OCDeeds who search for missing things and organize other people’s stuff. And then there are the Mean Dreams, led by Madalynn Sucret, the nicest girl in Sam’s school, who shows Sam that she can use her power to get back at a bully who’s been tormenting her. Sam is intrigued-until it becomes clear that Madalynn is the real bully and the “tormentor” is just, well… sad. Now Sam is faced with uniting the various tribes of SleepWakers to fight back against Madalynn and the Mean Dreams in the most epic battle the night has ever seen.

 

About Shari:

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Shari Simpson is a playwright and screenwriter who cowrote the off-Broadway hit Maybe Baby, It’s You and the Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap, both with her longtime writing partner, Charlie Shahnaian. She also won the 2012 BlogHer Voice of the Year for Humor Writing. Shari lives in Hoboken, NJ, with a patient husband, two hilarious teenagers, a demonic cat, and her pug, Mila Kunis. This is her first novel.

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Book review

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(I received a free eARC from the publisher for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Sam saves the night (Sleepwakers #1) by Shari Simpson

Genre: MG, Fantasy

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

What would you do if you could stay out all night and not get in trouble ? Twelve-year-old Sam has no friends, but you can’t really blame her. She lives her life in a state of chronic exhaustion thanks to her nightly sleepwalking jaunts, which include trips to the store, treehouse building projects, and breaking-and-entering escapades—none of which she remembers in the morning. Her condition is taking its toll on her family (and her life), so when her mom takes her to see a wacky strip mall sleep specialist, Sam is wary, but 100 percent in. The night after the doc works his mojo, Sam wakes up outside her body, watching herself sleep. FREAKY! But once she gets over the panic attack, she realizes there’s a whole world of detached-sleepers out there—cliques of kids like the Achieves,who use their sleep time to learn new things; the Numbs, who eat junk food and play video games all night long, and the OCDeeds who search for missing things and organize other people’s stuff. And then there are the Mean Dreams, led by Madalynn Sucret, the nicest girl in school, who shows Sam that she can use her power to get back at her bully. Sam is intrigued—until it becomes clear that Madalynn is the real bully and the “bully” is just, well, sad. Now Sam is faced with uniting the various tribes of Sleepers to fight back against Madalynn and the Mean Dreams in the most epic battle the night has ever seen.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

I usually don’t read Middle grade books, but I found this book really interesting. I wasn’t a big fan of the writing style, but really liked the simplistic story with an interesting twist.

This book is a great introduction for those trying to get into MG fantasy or fantasy in general as it eases you into the easy world building with well-executed pacing. Overall, this book was a blast to read and I would definitely recommend this to younger readers who are learning to read in the fantasy genre.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

 

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/1/2019- Cindy’s Love of BooksExcerpt

10/2/2019- Portrait of a BookReview

10/3/2019- Moonlight RendezvousReview

10/4/2019- BookHounds YAExcerpt

 

Week Two:

10/7/2019- Struck by StoriesReview

10/8/2019- Twirling Book PrincessExcerpt

10/9/2019- Shortcake_bibliophageExcerpt

10/10/2019- Love, Stars and BooksReview

10/11/2019- Dazzled by BooksReview

 

Week Three:

10/14/2019- YA Book NerdReview

10/15/2019- Life Within The PagesReview

10/16/2019- fictitious.foxReview

10/17/2019- Fyrekatz BlogReview

10/18/2019- The Try EverythingExcerpt

 

Week Four:

10/21/2019- Novel NoviceExcerpt

10/22/2019- Nerdophiles Review

10/23/2019- Southern Girl BookaholicReview

10/24/2019- Two points of interestReview

10/25/2019- Little Red ReadsReview

 

Week Five:

10/28/2019- PopTheButterfly ReadsReview

10/29/2019- Savings in SecondsReview

10/30/2019- Wonder StruckReview

10/31/2019- Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview

 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of SAM SAVES THE NIGHT, US Only.

 

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