Blog Tour + Book review: The Good for nothings by Danielle Banas

The Good for Nothings
Danielle Banas
(Rogue Ethereal #6)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 4th 2020
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

They’re only good at being bad.

Cora Saros is just trying her best to join the family business of theft and intergalactic smuggling. Unfortunately, she’s a total disaster.

After landing herself in prison following an attempted heist gone very wrong, she strikes a bargain with the prison warden: He’ll expunge her record if she brings back a long-lost treasure rumored to grant immortality.

Cora is skeptical, but with no other way out of prison (and back in her family’s good graces), she has no choice but to assemble a crew from her collection of misfit cellmates—a disgraced warrior from an alien planet; a cocky pirate who claims to have the largest ship in the galaxy; and a glitch-prone robot with a penchant for baking—and take off after the fabled prize.

But the ragtag group soon discovers that not only is the too-good-to-be-true treasure very real, but they’re also not the only crew on the hunt for it. And it’s definitely a prize worth killing for.

Whip-smart and utterly charming, this irreverent sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lunar Chronicles, and Firefly.

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Author Bio:

Danielle Banas is the author of THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME and THE GOOD FOR NOTHINGS. She earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University, where she spent slightly too much time daydreaming about new characters instead of paying attention in class. When she isn’t writing, Danielle can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. She lives in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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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.)

The Good for nothings by Danielle Banas 

Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Romance

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(Review)

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

I loved the author’s other book, The supervillain and me, so I was eagerly awaiting this book!

I found it fast paced and loved the conflict, it gave me Guardians of the Galaxy vibes which I enjoyed. It was action packed and thrilling, keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. It also reminded me of Cinder and Sanctuary, which I both loved.

There is an interesting cast of characters and the story is motivationally driven with a lot of mistrust. I did not connect to the characters, but really enjoyed the story with a tinge of romance. All fans of sci-fi books with heists and tons of adventures should check this book out!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions?

Thank you to Xpresso Tours for the opportunity!

Cover reveal: The Wolf and the water by Josie Jaffrey

I’m honoured to be on the cover reveal for Josie Jaffrey’s next book, The wolf and the water! I’ll tease you guys a little and show you the synopsis first😍

Some secrets are worth killing for.

The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.

Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city’s high priest. She’s determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.

Kala’s new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.

With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.

If she doesn’t move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.

Are you excited to read the book? Let’s move on to the book’s details first!

COVER REVEAL

30 July 2020

RELEASE DATE

8 October 2020

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Silver Sun Books
Author: Josie Jaffrey
Cover Art: Josie Jaffrey
Page Count: 282
Word Count: 82,000
ISBN (E-book): 978-1-913786-03-8
ISBN (Print): 9798670170987
Rating: 14+

LINKS

Website:

https://www.josiejaffrey.com/the-wolf-and-the-water

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54543884-the-wolf-and-the-water

 

Okay, now all the details are out, are you ready? Drum roll please!!!

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And here the beautiful cover!

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I love that it looks so mysterious and THAT MARBLING water effect 😍 (Chef’s kiss) I’m so excited for this book!

 

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Cover reveal for May Day (Seekers #1) by Josie Jaffrey

Eep, if you’ve guys have been on my blog for a long time, you know I’m a big fan of Josie Jaffrey’s works ever since I read her first series, The Solis Invicti, which I definitely recommend you to check out if you’re into vampires and romance! I loved the second series, Sovereign as well and I’m excited to be part of the cover reveal for her new series, Seekers! (I’ve also applied to get a physical ARC for this book and am excited🤞)

 

Here the synopsis:

If the murderer you’re tracking is a vampire, then you want a vampire detective.
Just maybe not this one.

It’s not that Jack Valentine is bad at her job. The youngest member of Oxford’s Seekers has an impressive track record, but she also han impressive grudge against the local baron, Killian Drake.

When a human turns up dead on May Morning, she’s determined to pin the murder on Drake. The problem is that none of the evidence points to him. Instead, it leads Jack into a web of conspiracy involving the most powerful people in the country, people to whom Jack has no access. But she knows someone who does.

To get to the truth, Jack will have to partner up with her worst enemy. As long as she can keep her cool, Drake will point her to the ringleaders, she’ll find the murderer and no one else will have to die.

Body bags on standby.

 

Has the synopsis won you over yet? I’ve also read that it includes a bi love triangle (F/F) and (F/M) and omg, I’m so excited because I haven’t come across any books with a bi love triangle!

RELEASE DATE:

9 July 2020

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Silver Sun Books
Author: Josie Jaffrey
Cover Art: Josie Jaffrey
Page Count: 386
Word Count: 100,000

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Rating: 14+

ASIN (Amazon): B0897NC74V
ISBN (Print): 9798645637330

LINKS

Amazon

Website

Goodreads

 

Okay, finally, here comes the section you’ve all been waiting for, the cover reveal!

Here we go!

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Isn’t the cover a beauty?😍😍 And here’s a promotional image:

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Thank you guys for reading my blog post and definitely go check out her other books and keep your eyes and ears out for this one!

Stay safe, my loves!❤️

Blog tour + Book review: Below (North #1) by Alexandria Warwick (4 stars)

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BOOK INFORMATION

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Below (North #1)

by Alexandria Warwick
Publisher: Wolf Publishing
Release Date: February 4th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

From the author of The Demon Race comes a YA dark fantasy series inspired by Inuit mythology.

In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth—nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again.

When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face—yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki. The girl offers Apaay a deal: find her sister’s face hidden within the labyrinth, and she will be set free. But the labyrinth, and those who inhabit it, is not as it seems. Especially Numiak: darkly beautiful, powerful, whose motives are not yet clear.

With time slipping, Apaay is determined to escape the deadly labyrinth with her sister’s face in hand. But in Yuki’s harsh world, Apaay will need all her strength to survive.

Yuki only plays the games she wins.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads |Amazon |B&N |Kobo

AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Alexandria Warwick is the #1 fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender. She is the author of The Demon Race and the upcoming North series.

AUTHOR LINKS

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

“You love so fiercely. With your whole heart. That’s where your strength comes from..”

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Below (North #1) by Alexandria Warwick 

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

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

This book was one of my anticipated reads (look at that amazing cover) and it has been on my tbr ever since I saw it on someone’s post (I can’t remember who though) and I was so happy to be accepted for the blog tour.

This book was kinda like if you mashed the sisterhood in Frozen with the Last airbender’s water tribe, and I loved both those shows, so this book was easily in my good graces from start until the end. It also gave me vibes of Beyond the black door by A. M. Strickland plus the Hunger games.

It is addictive and fast paced, filled with action and unpredictable twists and turns, it was a wild roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every minute of it. You guys know I love romance-centric books, and although this book didn’t have romance, I still really enjoyed it! I loved the message and the sisterly love, newfound friends and overall, really enjoyed the story and related to Apaay, who defies all odds to make sure she finds her sister’s face.

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

 

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.

BOOK LINKS

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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.

AUTHOR LINKS

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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

Enter here.