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Blog Tour: 7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner

 

Title: 7th Grade Revolution

Author: Liana Gardner
Genres: Middle Grade, Fiction
Pages: Paperback, 299 pages
Pub Date: October 24th 2017
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Book Source:Jean Book Nerd
My Rating: 4 Stars

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Synopsis:  WHEN UNEARTHING A NATIONAL TREASURE BECOMES A NATIONAL INCIDENTInspired by True EventsDennis Alexander: Washington Academy Middle School promises to be another in the long line of boring schools he has been expelled from.

Rhonda Snodgrass: Although trained from childhood in survival tactics, she tries to stay off the radar of the “cool” kids who think she’s weird.

7th grade turns out to be anything but normal when teachers announce the students’ bloodless revolution succeeded and they are now in charge. After conducting a secret-ballot vote on policy, the 7th graders emerge to find the school evacuated and the FBI lurking outside with the task of unearthing a treasure of national importance.

The students’ mission is clear—discover the treasure before the FBI locks down the building. Dennis and Rhonda lead the revolt and must work together to follow century-old clues left by a crazy Revolutionary War buff.

To stay one step ahead of the FBI, they must delve into history and amass an arsenal to defend their school … because this is WAR!


About the Author:

Liana Gardner is the award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution and the Misfit McCabeseries. Daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana combines the traits of both into a quirky yet pragmatic writer and in everything sees the story lurking beneath the surface. Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but allows her imagination to take her wherever she wants to go.

She fostered her love of writing after reading Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and discovering she had a great deal in common with the character Jo. The making up of stories, dramatic feelings, and a quick temper were enough for her to know she and Jo would have been kindred spirits.Liana volunteers with high school students through the International Trade Education Programs (ITEP). ITEP unites business people and educators to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Working in partnership with industry and educators, ITEP helps young people “think globally and earn locally.”

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WEBSITE: http://lianagardner.com/


TWITTER: @lkgg


GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16959433.Liana_Gardner


FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lianakgardner


INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/liana.gardner/   

 

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Review: The beginning took a bit to explain the characters and situation but I began to like the whole thing towards the middle. The pacing picked up, the characters were more likeable, and the “secret treasure in the school” concept was intriguing. I also liked the illustrations in the beginning of each chapter which really brought the story to life and set the mood. The ending was pretty satisfying and I’d recommend this book for ages 10 & up.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

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

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Blog Tour: JACLYN AND THE BEANSTALK by Mary Ting

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Jaclyn and the Beanstalk
SYNOPSIS

What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night…

Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use her wits—and her sword.

But he has a secret. And his secret may have a connection to the one thing Jaclyn is hiding from him.

Upon hearing “monsters” are terrorizing the small villages around Black Mountain, Jaclyn’s father and his friends head out to hunt them … but they don’t return.

Armed only with her sword and three magic beans—a gift from a mysterious old woman—Jaclyn sets out for Black Mountain to save her father.

On her climb, one bean drops and grows into a beanstalk, catching her when she falls.

She isn’t the only one that takes the ride. Jack, her childhood friend and secret crush, is following her.

Jaclyn and Jack will have to work together to save not only their fathers, but the townspeople the beasts plan to lay waste to before it’s too late.

Review: First of all, I love that cover! Even with the synopsis I didn’t know what to expect but this book was a very clever and imaginative retelling. Jaclyn was a very brave, smart, and string girl and I loved all the revelations about her lineage and past. At first I wasn’t too invested in Jack but later on his personality, back story, and character depth made him more likeable. I loved this fantastic story and all of it’s unique twists, and it’s message of forgiveness and love were wonderful. The pacing was fast and the book was very immersive and entertaining. I reccomend this book for fans of Jack and the beanstalk ages 13 and up.

Rating: 4 stars

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Blog Tour: Realm Of Ruins by Hannah West

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Hello Readers!

Today I have a neat blog tour and giveaway for you!

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Realm of Ruins

(The Nissera Chronicles #2)

by Hannah West

Release Date: December 4th 2018

Publisher: Holiday House

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Valory’s power is different . . . it’s dangerous, unruly, and destructive. But can she channel it

to crush a cunning enemy and save the realm from chaos?

Welcome to Nissera, land of three kingdoms and home to spectacular magic.

A century after her legendary ancestors overcame a bloodthirsty tyrant, seventeen

year old Valory Braiosa attends a training academy for elicromancers, immortal beings with magical gifts. Yet Valory’s immense power seems impossible to tame, and she faces imprisonment by the Nisseran authorities. Then a forbidden resurrection spell awakens a long dormant evil, and Valory may be the only one who can vanquish this terrifying villain. Together with a band of allies including an old friend; a haughty princess; and a mysterious, handsome stranger Valory must learn to harness her power and fight back. Weaving together her imaginative world of gritty fairytale magic with snippets from Beauty and the Beast and other classic stories, Hannah West’s dark and dangerous adventure is a gripping, immersive companion to her acclaimed debut, Kingdom of Ash and Briars. This richly packaged edition includes an illustrated family tree, detailed map, and embossed jacket with shimmering metallic effects.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36974805

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Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QktZSb

Bookdepository:

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Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/realmofruins

Review: I tend to like the first book in a series the best but I think ROR outdid KOAAB. I loved the Little Mermaid and Beauty and The Beast elements and how they made the story even more magical and dark. I don’t know if it’s just me but Valory gave me some Elsa vibes. The plot was amazing and the pacing wasn’t too fast or too slow. I loved Valory and her ending scene was brutally awesome! I still can’t get over the little disney elements and I’m still reeling from all the thrills in this book! All in all I loved this book, I love this series, and I love Miss West’s amazing storytelling and if you’re a disney fan looking for a great retelling this book is definitely for you!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Reccomendation: For disney fans ages 15 and up

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

Linked here is a Realm Of Ruins inspired playlist! (They’re mostly just the Disney tracks I listened to while reading ROR)

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AUTHOR

Hannah West is the author of Kingdom of Ash and Briars and its companion, Realm of Ruins.

She’s always loved writing about magic and fairytales, but her time studying abroad in Orléans, France inspired her to finally write and publish a fantasy novel. She’s a freelance writer and vegetarian living in Texas with her husband and their rambunctious blue heeler.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website:

https://www.

hannahwestauthor.com/

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14881425.Hannah_West

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/han

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Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/hannahwestya/

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FREE ebook for the novella, FIELDS OF FIRE, on all digital retailers:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/601985/fieldsoffirebyhannahwest/9780823440160/

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Win 1 of 5 bundles of the Nissera Chronicles (US Only)

Bundle includes: 1x physical copy of Kingdom of Ash and Briars + 1x physical copy of Realm of Ruins.

Giveaway starts: 4th December 2018

Giveaway finishes: 17th December 2018

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Blog Tour: Ruins On Stone Hill by F. P. Spirit

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Ruins on Stone Hill (Heroes ofRavenford #1) by F.P. Spirit Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: December 2016 Summary: Magic is easy. That’s what Glolindir thought, until he came across his first real monster. Luckily, he survived, thanks to his new “friends.” Lloyd, the reckless young warrior with blades of fire. Seth, the sarcastic halfling who might be an assassin. Aksel, the genius little gnome whose very touch can heal. Little did they know that things were about to go from bad to worse. After one hundred and fifty years of relative peace, dark forces stir around the little town of Ravenford—monsters, black magic, creatures of the night. The only thing standing betweenRavenford and certain destruction is this band of young misfits. Add to Goodreads Continue reading “Blog Tour: Ruins On Stone Hill by F. P. Spirit”

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Release Day Blitz: WinterDream by Chantal Gadoury

 

I am so excited that WINTERDREAM by Chantal Gadoury is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Chantal Gadoury, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book, US Only, courtesy of Chantal, Parliament House Publishing, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

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Blog Tour: The Journal Of Angela Ashby by Liana Gardner

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The Journal of Angela Ashby
SYNOPSIS
 

I have great power.
That’s what she told me. The old fortune-teller at the school carnival.
I thought I was doing the right thing … with the magic journal she gave me. But nothing could prepare me for what happened next.
Or, for what I unleashed.

At a school carnival, a mysterious fortune-teller gives twelve-year-old Angela Ashby a journal and warns her to use it wisely. Nothing prepares Angela for the journal’s power—when she pours her heart onto its pages her desires come true.

She tests the journal by conjuring a gnome, a unicorn, and a farting fairy and then uses it to stop the school bullies in their tracks. But the unintended consequences alienate her best friend and puts her favorite teacher in danger of losing her job.

After she shares her deepest desire of all—that her parents get back together—her adversary steals the journal, and Angela fears she will use it to bring mayhem to the entire school if she doesn’t get it back.

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