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Blog Tour: the Samantha Spinner And The Super Secret Plans series by Russell Ginns

SAMANTHA SPINNER

Hello Readers!

Today I’m reviewing the Samantha Spinner series and at the end you can enter a giveaway! Continue reading “Blog Tour: the Samantha Spinner And The Super Secret Plans series by Russell Ginns”

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Blog Tour: The Disasters by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

THE DYSASTERS by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Blog Tour

 

THE DYSASTERS

By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Wednesday Books

On Sale: February 26, 2019

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters—the first action-packed novel in a new paranormal fantasy series.

 

Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn’t live a “normal” life, (not that she’d want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren’t things most eighteen year olds can do.

 

Small town star quarterback and quintessential dreamy boy next door, Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor has never thought much about his extra abilities. Sure, his night vision comes in handy during games, but who wouldn’t want that extra edge?

 

From the moment Foster and Tate collide, their worlds spiral and a deadly tornado forces them to work together, fully awakening their not-so-natural ability – the power to control air.

 

As they each deal with the tragic loss of loved ones, they’re caught by another devastating blow – they are the first in a group of teens genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements, and worse… they’re being hunted.

 

Now, Foster and Tate must fight to control their abilities as they learn of their past, how they came to be, who’s following them, and what tomorrow will bring… more DYSASTERS?

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

#1 New York Times & #1 USA Today bestselling author P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and, after her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, Booksellers’ Best, and many, many more. Ms. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker who lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses.

 

Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her dogs (Grace Kelly and Hobbs the Tiny Dragon), and is currently obsessed with her baby.



Review: This was a neat first book in a new series about teens with elemental powers! The book reads like a tv show and the illustrations bring the story to life. I have to say, Foster really got on my nerves BUY she mellows a bit towards the end and she is homeschool so she grew on me. Tate was a great character and I liked that he didn’t follow the football trope. My favorite character by far had to be Tate’s G-Pa, he really surprised me on one scene and his sidekick bugsy was adorable! I personally think the profanity was excessive and if it hadn’t been there I probably would have enjoyed the story a bit more. The pacing was relatively fast but I did find the romance way too rushed. I found the core four’s story/POV interesting as well in that they’re not completely evil. The elemental powers in this book are super cool and I definitely want to find out more about them. 

 I liked the ending and I can’t wait for book two to come out!

Rating: 3.5 Stars

ETC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review

 

BUY LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dysasters-P-C-Cast/dp/1250141044

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Dysasters-Audiobook/B076XQ72M5

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dysasters-p-c-cast/1127202690?#/

Books-A-Million: https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Dysasters/P-C-Cast/9781250141040

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/P_C_Cast_The_Dysasters?id=dfQ4DwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/cy/book/the-dysasters/id1300201444

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250141040

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-dysasters

 

SWEEPSTAKES

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BOOK TRAILER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baPCcumlYfo

 

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Blogger Reread Campaign:The Hunt For The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras

Hello Book Nerds!

Today I have a listicle about my top 5 favorite things about The Mad Wolf’s Daughter

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

  1. THE BOOK MAP!! I love book maps and this little one was no exception.
  2. Drest: I mean, she’s the heroine of the story so you knew that was comin’…
  3. The name calling: Onion-eyed pig’s bladder? Crab-legged gull’s bottom? I can literally hear the characters saying these phrases in my head!😂😂😂
  4. Drest’s imagination: She literally imagines conversations with her brothers and draws strength from them in her time of need.
  5. Tig’s crow: I love animal sidekicks and can you blame me they’re awesome!

SCHEDULE

 

Week One: Mad Wolf’s Daughter

February 25 – Teachers Who Read – Interactive Classroom Activity

February 26 – Little Reader – Moodboard

February 27 – RhythmicBooktrovert – Listicle: Top Five Favorite

February 28 – The Quirky Book Nerd – Listicle: Top Favorite Quotes

March 1 – Some the Wiser – Character Recommendations

 

Week Two: Hunt for Mad Wolf’s Daughter

March 4 – Teachers Who Read – Review

March 5 – Little Reader – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

March 6 – RhythmicBooktrovert – Review

March 7 – The Quirky Booknerd – Review

March 8 – Some the Wiser – Review + Favorite Quotes

 

 

Book Description

 

Mad Wolf’s Daughter

 

A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home–with all the excitement of Ranger’s Apprentice and perfect for fans of heroines like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness series.

One dark night, Drest’s sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. Her father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage.

Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her family’s past, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, desolate forests, and haunted towns. Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land. If she frees them, they’ll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight who’s become her friend.

Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean. Is she her father’s daughter or is it time to become her own legend?

 

Hunt for Mad Wolf’s Daughter

 

In this Scottish medieval adventure, after attempting a daring rescue of her war-band family, Drest learns that Lord Faintree’s traitorous uncle has claimed the castle for his own and convinced the knights that the lord has been slain . . . by her hand. Now with a hefty price on her head, Drest must find a way to escape treacherous knights, all the while proving to her father, the “Mad Wolf of the North,” and her irrepressible band of brothers that she is destined for more than a life of running and hiding. Even if that takes redefining what it means to be a warrior.

 

Author Bio

Diane Magras is author of The New York Times Editors’ Choice, The Mad Wolf’s Daughter, as well as its companion novel, The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter. She’s addicted to tea, castles, legends, and most things medieval. She lives in Maine with her husband and son and thinks often of Scotland, where her books are set.

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Blog Tour: Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham

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SYNOPSIS

The curious flight patterns of crows lead a teen computer programmer down a path of mystery and romance. 

Gin trusts logic a little too much. She even designs programs to decide what to eat and how to spend her time. All that changes when she’s paired with a new transfer student, Felix, on a computer modeling assignment to explain certain anomalies in the behavior of crows.

As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data behind crow behavior, Gin uncovers a terrible secret. And the wrong decision could equal disaster squared . . .

Praise for CROW FLIGHT

“You’ll adore Gin, who’s determined to apply her brilliant computer skills to the mysteries of love… and in doing so, finds herself caught up in high-stakes intrigue. We cheer her on as she learns to trust her gut and heart along with her tech-savvy mind. CROW FLIGHT is a soaring debut from an author to watch.” ―Laura Resau, author of RED GLASS“A timely, fun story that flies across the pages and into your heart. A romantic tale with intriguing content, Cunningham delivers a compelling read about the predictability of life and love. ―Donna Cooner, author of SKINNYand SCREENSHOT

“Crow Flight is a delicious novel. Gin has decided what her life should look like – and it involves logic, equations, computer models, coding, ambition, and over-achieving. An unexpected twist forces her to reconsider, and rather suddenly she finds herself in new territory – a path that calls forth the heart, the willingness to adventure, and most importantly, an effort at finding and honoring the immaterial truth. When an English teacher asks her to consider Victor Hugo’s contention that ‘One must have bread, but before bread, one must have the ideal,’ she boldly launches forth into a world of discovery, romance, and danger. This book, like Gin’s adventure, is a beauty.” ―Laura Pritchett, winner of the PEN USA Award in Fiction

 

Review: While the cover gave me major sci-fi vibes it definitely matches the book. I loved the combination of coding and crows that made this book very unique. Gin was by far the best character in the book because I related to her anxieties and quiet personality. Felix was a good character but I think the romance was a little too rushed. My favorite setting in the book was probably Felix’s giant house just because the aviary sounded so amazing. The story itself was fantastic in that instead of it just being about two nerds it turned into a mystery (/thriller?) that unearthed an unbelievable yet somewhat predictable truth. Overall I highly reccomend this book for coding and contemporary fans ages 15 and up.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan Cunningham lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys science nearly as much as writing: she’s traveled to the bottom of the ocean via submarine to observe life at hydrothermal vents, camped out on an island of birds to study tern behavior, and now spends time in an office analyzing data on wool apparel. She blogs about writing and science at susancunninghambooks.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: KEL ELWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

WEBSITE: https://susancunninghambooks.com/

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Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
 

–  1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of CROW FLIGHT by Susan Cunningham.

– 1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.