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BLOOD ROSE REBELLION Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to today’s stop on the BLOOD ROSE REBELLION Blog Tour where I share my thoughts about this amazing book and a giveaway.

If you’re looking for a story that is epic, that blends fantasy with history, and that immerses you into the world so completely you’ll forget where and when you are, you will not want to miss this book and series. And if you’d like to know what else I thought, scroll down for my review.

To read an excerpt from BLOOD ROSE REBELLION be sure to check out the bookish details below which includes a link out to a peek as well as places where you can find it online.

And if you’d like to visit the other stops on the tour to read a few interviews, reviews, and a guest post, scroll down to the tour schedule at the bottom of the post.

And…

If you’re in the U.S. and you would like the chance to win a signed copy of the book, enter in the Rafflecopter.


About BLOOD ROSE REBELLION

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Title & Series: BLOOD ROSE REBELLION (Blood Rose Rebellion #1)
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Release date: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook

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Description…

The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romani, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

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Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the tour hosts via NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book. A Kindle eCopy was purchased for my collection.


The Review

BLOOD ROSE REBELLION is gorgeously written, imaginative, and rich with detail. It acquaints readers with a part of history and a people not often written about in young adult literature. It seamlessly weaves in a powerful and influential magical society. And it introduces characters who are interesting and different and brave and likable and those who are vile, underhanded, dangerous, and untrustworthy. It is an absorbing and fascinating and positively exhilarating read and the start to a series that looks to be amazing.

Anna Arden didn’t mean to be such a destructive influence or such a disappointment to her family. She wanted to be good, to fit into Luminate society, to cast spells and wield magic, to debut, to have a future. But she didn’t have the ability to control magic and she just couldn’t seem to follow the rules, do as she was told, accept her fate.

Not staying under the radar cost her everything – the man she thought she loved, a place in England with her family, and any hope of marrying into Luminate society. Attracting the attention of the elite Circle wouldn’t have been a bad thing had she had magical abilities. But her negative effect on magic drew their suspicion.

Forced to escape with her grandmother to Hungary, a place she was unfamiliar with, to live with relatives she didn’t know and who spoke a language she couldn’t understand, seemed like the end of the world. But a Romani secret, a handsome boy named Gábor, a growing resistance to the status quo, and the potential to make a difference, gave Anna hope that maybe this wasn’t the end, but rather a beginning.

Rosalyn Eves did a masterful job of fitting her story, her characters, her society into a real-world historical setting. She captured the revolutionary spirit of the time in Hungary and the discontent with the ruling Hapsburgs and used both to help ignite her rebellion, give purpose to her characters, and to make her story that much more intriguing.

The author gave Anna a unique ability, kept it a secret from both her characters and her readers, and teased its possibilities until nearer the story’s end, ensuring a captivating read. She laid the foundation for a sequel with even more dangers, even more unrest, even more battles, and the potential for more romance. And she gave readers an epilogue that is certain to pique their curiosity.

BLOOD ROSE REBELLION is an extraordinary and spellbinding read. If you’re looking for a story that is epic, that blends fantasy with history, and that immerses you into the world Rosalyn Eves imagined so completely you’ll forget where and when you are, you will not want to miss this book and series.

The Rating


About Rosalyn Eves

Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking through the splendid landscape of southern Utah, where she lives. She dislikes housework on principle.

She has a PhD in English from Penn State, which means she also endeavors to inspire college students with a love for the English language. Sometimes it even works.

Rosalyn is represented by Josh Adams of Adams literary.

Her first novel, BLOOD ROSE REBELLION, first in a YA historical fantasy trilogy, debuts Spring 2017 from Knopf/Random House.

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The Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • Three (3) winners will receive a signed finished copy of BLOOD ROSE REBELLION – US only

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Tour Schedule

Week One

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BLACK DAWN Blog Tour: Spotlight + Giveaway

Welcome to one of today’s two stops on the BLACK DAWN Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. If you haven’t yet heard of BLACK DAWN by Mallory McCartney, details about this first book in the author’s new series follow below.

The story offers multiple character POVs, a fast pace, action, a world in turmoil, abilities that range from shape-shifting to siphoning, and more.

For a chance to win a signed finished copy and some swag be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter. And to check out the other stops on this tour scroll down to the schedule at the bottom of this post.


About BLACK DAWN

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Title: BLACK DAWN
Author: Mallory McCartney
Release date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Clean Reads
Pages: 152
Formats: Paperback, eBook

Description…

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

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About Mallory McCartney

Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

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The Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • Three (3) winners will receive a signed finished copy of BLACK DAWN + custom buttons – US & Canada only

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Tour Schedule

Week One

2.6.17 | Literary Meanderings – Interview
2.6.17 | Literary Dust – Review

2.7.17 | Daniel Riding – Excerpt
2.7.17 | Bibliobibuli YA – Promo

2.8.17 | Books, Dreams, Life – Interview
2.8.17 | A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight

2.9.17 | Don’t Judge, Read – Guest Post
2.9.17 | Book Briefs – Review

2.10.17 | Kayl’s Krazy Obsession – Excerpt
2.10.17 | Taking it One Book at a Time – Review

Week Two

2.13.17 | Two Chicks on Books – Interview
2.13.17 | YA and Wine – Promo

2.14.17 | Margie’s Must Reads – Excerpt
2.14.17 | Lost in Ever After – Promo

2.15.17 | The Autumn Bookshelf – Interview
2.15.17 | Fiktshun – Spotlight

2.16.17 | Wandering Bark Books – Guest Post
2.16.17 | Mundie Moms – Spotlight

2.17.17 | Captivated Reading – Excerpt
2.17.17 | Owl Always Be Reading – Review


THE WISH GRANTER Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Welcome to today’s stop on THE WISH GRANTER Blog Tour. As a huge fan of the author and her Ravenspire series, I am thrilled to be able to share my thoughts on this second book in the series.

For those who haven’t read the first book in this series, THE SHADOW QUEEN, not to worry, as THE WISH GRANTER introduces a new world and characters to fall in love with… or detest if it’s Alistair Teague we’re talking about. And while you may know who he is from that other fairytale, you will definitely want to see just how C.J. Redwine imagined him.

THE WISH GRANTER releases in just one week, so the wait is almost over! And let me tell you, it is sooooo worth the wait!

In the meantime, be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more reviews and a few guest posts. And if you’d like the chance to win signed copies of both books in the series, be sure to check out the tour-wide giveaway.


About THE WISH GRANTER

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Title & Series: THE WISH GRANTER (Ravenspire #2)
Author: C.J. Redwine
Release date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook

Description…

An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

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NOTE: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book. A Kindle eCopy has been pre-ordered.


The Review

Once again C.J. Redwine has taken a well-known fairytale and turned it into an amazing adventure and an unforgettable and magical read. THE WISH GRANTER has all the elements of a classic fairytale – royalty, wickedness, greed, foolish choices, heroism, innocence, justice, and the hope for a happily ever after. But it offers so much more – action, suspense, a smart, strong, and immensely likable heroine, heartbreak, romance, faerie lore, depth of plot and characters, an expansive and interesting world, and a darkly appealing tone that sets the mood for this positively gripping and absolutely wonderful tale.

With the queen seeking to eliminate any possible threats to her son’s future rule, Thad had no idea how he could save himself, let alone protect his sister. So when he was given the chance to save her, he took it. Even if it meant sacrificing himself to do so.

But when Ari discovered the price he agreed to pay and the other costs he hadn’t been aware of, she was determined to find a way to release him from the contract. Though it wouldn’t be easy. Not when the Wish Granter had the only copy of the agreement. Not when Thad was taking dangerous risks to try and get out of the contract on his own. Not when she had nothing to bargain with. And not when she knew next to nothing about faeries and how they might be defeated.

A kingdom in turmoil, a prince at risk of losing his soul, a wily princess who refuses to conform to expectations, a weapons master who is reluctantly falling in love, and a very dangerous, greedy, and power hungry faerie looking to have it all, make for an epic, enthralling, imaginative, and exciting read.

C.J. Redwine infused her fairytale with more darkness, more tragedy, a more vile and wicked villain, a slew of despicable foes, and a more challenging puzzle to solve. But THE WISH GRANTER also promises more bravery, heart, ingenuity, hope, and love.

While based on the story of a not-so-beloved character, this second book in the Ravenspire series is an original with a heroine who is sure to be beloved. And it is a story that can be read and thoroughly enjoyed whether or not the first in the series has been read.

The Rating

About C.J. Redwine

C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels, including The Shadow Queen, The Wish Granter, and the Defiance trilogy. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. To learn more about C.J., visit her website at www.cjredwine.com 

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Other Books in the Series

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Title & Series: THE SHADOW QUEEN (Ravenspire #1)
Author: C.J. Redwine
Release date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 400
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

Description…

A dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder.

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic of his own—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman—and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

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The Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • ONE (1) winner will receive a SIGNED paperback copy of THE SHADOW QUEEN + a SIGNED hardback copy of THE WISH GRANTER – US only

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Tour Schedule

Week One

Feb. 6 | Zach’s YA Reviews – Guest Post
Feb. 7 | Fiktshun – Review
Feb. 8 | Novel Novice – Guest Post
Feb. 9 | BookCrushin – Review
Feb. 10 | YA and Wine – Excerpt

Week Two

Feb. 13 | A Backwards Story – Review
Feb. 14 | YA Books Central – Guest Post
Feb. 15 | Mundie Moms – Review
Feb. 16 | Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post
Feb. 17 | The Best Books Ever – Spotlight


FLICKER AND MIST Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to today’s stop on the FLICKER AND MIST Blog Tour!

For my stop today I’m sharing my thoughts about this fascinating YA story that I hope is just the first in a series. There is also a tour-wide giveaway for signed, finished copies of the book, so be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win if you’re in the U.S.

And if you’d like to check out a few other reviews, as well as a guest post, a couple excerpts, and a few interviews, follow the tour which continues through next week. The schedule follows at the end of the post.

FLICKER AND MIST releases next week, so if you haven’t yet heard of this awesome new book, there’s still time to add it to your TBR pile!


About FLICKER AND MIST

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TITLE: FLICKER AND MIST
Author: Mary G. Thompson
Release date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Clarion Books
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Description…

Romance, intrigue, and plenty of action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy.

The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. When invisible people become tricksters and then murderers, Myra’s Flickerkin heritage becomes a deadly secret, putting her relationship with the leader’s son—and her own life—in jeopardy.

Loyalties shift and difficult choices are made before Myra understands who she wants to be.

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Note: This review is based on an eARC I received by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.


The Review

FLICKER AND MIST surprised me in all the best ways. It is not just the story of a girl who has to keep her abilities secret to live the life she wants. It does not have a typical love triangle where the girl’s heart is torn in two. The love story does not overshadow the more important aspects of the book. The characters’ actions and decisions aren’t predictable. The heroine’s choices aren’t easy. Who’s right and who’s wrong isn’t so clear-cut.

Mary G. Thompson created a world with an interesting, if archaic, belief system that consisted of the people of the Left Eye and those of the Plateau. While currently at peace with one another, the Plats lived a very different life than the Lefties. The Plats had freedoms and opportunities the Lefties weren’t given. They were the rule-makers, the enforcers, the deciders.

They weren’t the ones that the Flicker Men mixed with all those years ago, leaving behind Flickerkin whose abilities were feared and who were forbidden from entering the Plateau. They weren’t the ones whose existence risked the wrath of the Waters.

Myra hated that she was different from all the other Plats. She envied their darker skin, their straighter hair, their height. Even though her father was on the Council, she could never really fit in. Not having inherited many of her physical characteristics from her mother, who was from the Left Eye. And not with the fear that she might reveal herself to be a Flickerkin.

Still, she hoped to someday inherit her father’s seat on the Council. She hoped to prove to all that she was the best female rider. She hoped that her friend Porti was right and that the Deputy’s son, Caster, liked her as much as she liked him.

But with the growing threat of the rising waters that could bring back the Flicker Men, the recent pranks that had everyone on edge that somehow those who could make themselves invisible had infiltrated the Plateau, and the very real possibility of discovery, Myra’s hopes seemed less and less likely to become reality.

A tumultuous past, civil unrest, fear, hatred, oppression, betrayal, bravery, love, honor, acceptance, strength, FLICKER AND MIST has it all. It introduces a unique world, tackles many real-life issues, gives much food for thought. It gives readers a strong heroine to connect with, puts many obstacles in her way, tests her values and beliefs, forces her to make difficult decisions, and asks her to trust those she has no reason to trust.

And with a number of unexpected reactions, choices, outcomes, a wondrous ability, tragedy, heartbreak, romance, plenty of action and the possibility of more to come, this is a story that is not to be missed.

The Rating


About Mary G. Thompson

Mary G. Thompson was raised in Cottage Grove and Eugene, OR. She was a practicing attorney for more than seven years, including almost five years in the US Navy, and is now a law librarian in Washington, DC. She received her BA from Boston University, her JD from the University of Oregon, and her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School.

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The Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • Three (3) winners will receive a SIGNED finished copy of FLICKER AND MIST – US only

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Tour Schedule

Week One

12.26.16 | Twinning for Books – Interview

12.27.16 | Seeing Double In Neverland – Review

12.28.16 | Wandering Bark Books – Guest Post

12.29.16 | Fiktshun – Review

12.30.16 | YA Book Madness – Interview

Week Two

1.2.17 | Fiction Fare – Review

1.3.17 | A Gingerly Review – Excerpt

1.4.17 | Curling Up With A Good Book – Excerpt

1.5.17 | Two Chicks on Books – Interview

1.6.17 | Nerdophiles – Review


A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

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If you’ve been following the tour this week you should be all caught up with refreshers on the series and have read a bit about what can be expected in A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU by Claudia Gray. Well, TODAY you get to read a seriously awesome excerpt that will leave you that much more anxious to find out what will happen in this third and final book in the series when it releases next week.

Yes, the wait is almost over – though if you ask me almost is not soon enough. I am dying to find out what happens next and how this series ends. Especially after reading about what happens to our Marguerite in the excerpt and hearing about what happened to another of the Marguerites.

I have no idea how far into the book what happens in the excerpt takes place, but I can guarantee that any fan of the series who reads it will be racing through however many pages there are to get to this scene and find out what happened just before and what will happen immediately after. That’s what I’ll be doing on Monday Midnight when my copy downloads to my Kindle.

Anyway….

There is a brief intro from the author giving a bit of context – though it’s really more of a tease for those desperately waiting for A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU – along with the excerpt below the book’s details which immediately follow.

For those new to the series or unfamiliar with the very spectacular Claudia Gray, information on both are also below.

There is also an amazing tour-wide giveaway. So be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter if eligible.

And if you’d like to either catch up on or follow the tour, links to each of the stops is at the bottom of this post.


About A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU

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Title & Series: A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU (Firebird #3)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook

Description…

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite’s hands in the final installment of the Firebird trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent’s invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite’s side, the Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

In the epic conclusion to the sweeping series that kicked off with A Thousand Pieces of You, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed.

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The Excerpt

With an intro from Claudia Gray…

Marguerite is racing through the universes, chasing after another, wickeder version of herself. Wicked’s goal is to kill as many Marguerites as possible, because that’s the only way to close that universe off to our Marguerite forever. But the deaths can’t be too quick—the wicked one needs to escape, and she’s hoping for our Marguerite to leap in at the perfect moment to be killed too.

When this excerpt begin, our Marguerite has just jumped away from one universe only to appear in what seems to be an endless void, unlike anything she’s ever experienced…

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Something brushes against my cheek, and I startle. The hands I couldn’t sense a couple seconds ago automatically come to my face to check. Turns out my curls are floating around me as if I were underwater. Okay, body parts intact equals good, but what the hell is going on?

Metal begins to clank and whirr, the unmistakable sounds of machinery at work. Light filters in from behind me, dim at first, then brightening. Turning around is difficult; I have to writhe with my whole body to do it, and by now nausea has begun to wring my stomach. Finally I manage to get a look at what’s going on. Enormous plates are shuttering upwards as if being folded, and beyond them they reveal—

–Earth. As in, the whole planet. Which I am not currently on.

Outer space. You’re in outer space. Deep breaths. I can’t talk myself down. Oh my freaking God I’m in outer space! There’s no oxygen in space!

Of course there’s oxygen here—wherever this is—because I’m breathing. But for how long?

Never, ever have I liked heights. I’m not phobic or anything, but I’m one of the ones you have to tell not to look down no matter what. Now there’s nowhere to look but down.

Red lights begin to flash, and I hear a female computer voice say, “Warning. Plasma venting in four minutes.” A male computer voice says something else afterward in another language, one I can’t identify, because I’m facing my second life-or-death crisis in five minutes and this is the closest I’ve ever come to passing out from terror.

Pull it together! Nobody’s going to save me but me. Now that there’s enough light in this chamber, I can see tons of openings, most of them square and small, as well as a single, large, round one that looks like it might be some kind of door. Please, let that be a door; it’s the only chance I’ve got.

I try to move toward that opening, basically attempting to swim through whatever air is in here, but that doesn’t work. It leaves me simply flailing in space, barely moving forward at all. Quickly I scan the area being revealed around me, this section of whatever enormous machine contains me now. If I could touch one of the walls, I could pull myself along the surface until I reached what I really, truly, sincerely hope is a way out.

The closest one is beneath me, if “beneath” has any meaning up here. So I wriggle in that general direction, moving so slowly I want to scream.

“Three minutes to plasma venting,” intones the computer voice, with her male echo just after. Three minutes isn’t long enough—at least fifty feet separate me and that opening, and I don’t even think I’ll be able to touch the nearest surface before then.

Another voice echoes through the chamber. “Marguerite? What are you doing?”

“Mom!” Where is she? I can’t see her, but it doesn’t matter. She can see me. “Get me out of here!”

The metal plates stop moving. My vista on planet Earth gets no wider. The computer voice intones, “Plasma venting aborted.”

I should be happy. I should be cheering and laughing, especially now that a mechanical tow arm is unfolding from the wall to bring me in.

Instead, I want to cry.

I lost the Egyptverse Marguerite too. I had chances to save them and failed. And this time Theo was the one who did it—Theo

Will I be able to save anybody? How many Marguerites have to die?


About Claudia Gray

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Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents’ copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.

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Other Books in the Series

A-Thousand-PiecesTitle & Series: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

Description…

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

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Ten-Thousand-SkiesTitle & Series: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU (Firebird #2)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

Description…

In this sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, Marguerite races through various dimensions to save the boy she loves.

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions.

The hunt for each splinter of Paul’s soul sends Marguerite racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris, where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | INDIEBOUND | HARPERCOLLINSGOODREADS


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The Tour Schedule

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