Blog Tour: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston {GIVEAWAY}

Blog Tour: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston {GIVEAWAY}That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Alternate History, LGBTQ, Young Adult
Pages: 320
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Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom and privacy in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process.

Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.

Welcome friends, to my stop on the blog tour for the newly released “That Inevitable Victorian Thing” by E.K. Johnston. When I read the description for this book I was immediately intrigued as I’ve always been fascinated by Queen Victoria. So to have an alternate history story featuring her descendant, I knew I needed it in my life. I am a huge nerd when it comes to royalty and my fangirl mode goes on serious overdrive when you throw royal marriages in the mix. So, it’s only natural that I would want to feature some of my very favorite royal couples as part of this blog tour. I contained myself and have only listed five couples I adore but, trust me, there are PLENTY more.

P.S. Make sure you read all the way to the end of this post for
a chance to win your very own hardcover copy of
“That Inevitable Victorian Thing”!

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Sarah

Fangirl Friday with Kristin from Super Space Chick

Oh my goodness, you guys! I am so obsessed with today’s Fangirl Friday post from Kristin at Super Space Chick. I’ve always been such a fan of Kristin’s blog and YouTunbe channel. He enthusiasm and love for books, fandoms and fashion is contagious and her warm and bubbly personality always brightens my day. Today Kristin is sharing some of HER favorite YouTube channels and while I already follow a few of them, she definitely introduced me to some fabulous new people. I always love discovering fellow book nerds so thanks Kristin!

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Sarah

Blog Tour: Book Buzzin’ featuring A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: Book Buzzin’ featuring A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica CluessA Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire, #2) by Jessica Cluess
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on September 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 432
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The magicians want her to lead. The sorcerers want her to lie. The demons want her blood. Henrietta wants to save the one she loves. But will his dark magic be her undoing?

Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the bloodthirsty Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one.

Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own.

So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth.

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book.

I’m so excited to highlight another recent new release here at What Sarah Read, called Book Buzzin’! Every so often, I feature an upcoming or new release that I’ve read recently that I think you may want to know more about. I’ll share some of the positive buzz surrounding it and also link to retailers where you can purchase the book. Today, I’m buzzin’ about Jessica Cluess‘ latest novel, “A Poison Dark and Drowning”. The thrilling follow-up to her debit novel of 2016, “A Shadow Bright and Burning”.

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Fangirl Friday with Lauren from Bookmark Lit

As you all know by now, I look forward to Fangirl Friday every week. I absolutely love having my friends on the blog so they can share what they love with all of my readers. This week’s post holds a very special place in my heart because it features a part of New England that has been a huge part of my life. I grew up spending my summers there, I ended up living there for a little bit, had my engagement photos taken there and as luck would have it, I married a guy who has family there, so I’m always going back. So when Lauren from Bookmark Lit sent me her Fangirl Friday post, it brought back so many amazing memories and just warmed my heart. It makes me so happy that she’s love this part of Maine as much as I do. It really is such a special place.

– my summers on the coast of Maine…then and now –

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Sarah

Blog Tour: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu {GIVEAWAY}

Blog Tour: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu {GIVEAWAY}Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Published by Roaring Brook Press on September 19th 2017
Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Girls & Women, Young Adult
Pages: 336
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five-stars

Moxie girls fight back!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

From the moment I started reading this book I KNEW I was going to end up loving it! When the time came for me to create a post to share with you for the MOXIE blog tour, I knew I wanted to do some thing fun and different that I could tie back to the book. One of my favorite parts of MOXIE were the zines that Viv created that were shared throughout the story. I decided I’d take a chance and try to create my very own zine just like Viv did as a way of quickly sharing my thoughts on the book. So, check out my contribution to the #MoxieGirlsFightBack movement! Continue reading “Blog Tour: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu {GIVEAWAY}”

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Sarah

Midnight Tales Blog Tour: Illustrations in Fairy Tales & Folktales

The glorious day has finally arrived! Today is the day that The Language of Thorns by goddess author extraordinaire Leigh Bardugo and epically talented artist Sarah Kipin, blesses all of our bookshelves! Ever since Shadow and Bone was brought into the world more than five years ago, we have been taken on an amazing and epic journey through the Grishaverse. I don’t know about you, but as a reader I’ve never been the same since I read those first pages. Which makes today that much more exciting. We’re being taken even further in to the world of the Grisha and getting a gorgeous look at the myths and legend that shaped that world.

After flipping through page after gorgeous page, I was inspired to look up other works of art found in fairy tale and folktale books. What a treat It was to discover that finding all sorts of beautiful illustrations was as easy as pulling up the Google search bar. After nearly an hour of obsessing over amazing and magical artwork, I was able to narrow down some of my favorites and I would love to share them with you as part of my stop on the Midnight Tales blog tour. So keep scrolling, prepare to be amazed!

When you’re done here be sure to visit Grishaverse.com for all sorts of Grisha INFO, videos, quizzes and downloads!

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Sarah

Fangirl Friday with Alex from Booksy Daisy

Guys, this has been such a rough week for me. I’m battling a nasty head cold and also trying to battle my way through the work week at my job. Work has been INTENSE and to be sick on top of it…is NOT FUN! Needless to say, I am VERY happy today is Friday…and it’s not any old Friday! My girl Kristina is coming into town for a few days to stay with me and go to the Boston Teen Author Festival. So stayed tuned for tweets and IG updates of our exciting weekend.

Today, I’m welcoming Alex from Booksy Daisy and she is seriously fangirling over a book that MANY of you have fangirled over. This book was one of the most popular books of 2016 and Alex’s gif review below totally cracked me up!

By the way, I still have a few guest spots for this feature left for the year, so if you want to make a special appearance and fangirl over some of your faves, be sure to sign up using the form at the end of this post. Continue reading “Fangirl Friday with Alex from Booksy Daisy”

Sarah

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books on my Fall TBR

– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish -
– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish –

I always love sharing my TBRs with you guys and this fall reading list of mine is no exception. I mean, would you look at all of these epic books. SO many amazing titles to choose from. My list includes some highly anticipated sequels, new books from debut authors and even a 2018 release that I just CANNOT wait to get my hands on! Furyborn…I’m looking at you!

Many thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish for another awesome Top Ten Tuesday prompt! Looking at this list is totally getting me in the fall spirit! Can’t wait to curl up with all of these books with a cup of tea and all the blankets!

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Sarah

Fangirl Friday with C.J. at Sarcasm & Lemons

Happy Friday, friends! You’re in for a treat with today’s Fangirl Friday! I’ve got the lovely C.J. from Sarcasm & Lemons visiting today and she’s sharing a bunch of fabulous under the radar backlist books that you need to read NOW! I always love discovering older titles that I hadn’t heard of when they released…it’s like a whole new world of epic reading is opened up to me. So, many thanks to C.J. for bringing these books into my life! 🙂

By the way, I still have a few guest spots for this feature left for the year, so if you want to make a special appearance and fangirl over some of your faves, be sure to sign up using the form at the end of this post. Continue reading “Fangirl Friday with C.J. at Sarcasm & Lemons”

Sarah

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books

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– hosted by The Broke and the Bookish –

You guys, it has been a hot minute since I last posted a Top Ten Tuesday on the blog. Seriously, it’s been since MARCH when I posted my top ten most anticipated books of Spring. So I’m just going to call it like it is and say that I am completely failing at blogging right now. Like a million percent, fall flat on my face failing. I PROMISE you that I’m trying to get back to my A game. It’s just that my summer was SO busy and, to be honest, I’m feeling a little tapped out creatively. So motivation and inspiration to blog has been pretty non-existent for a while now. Thankfully, today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt really inspired me and I’m super excited to share my list of books that I’ve been wanting to read for ages! Oh, and apparently I have a big problem with series enders. I just can’t bring myself to read them! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books”

Sarah