Blog Tour – The High-Rise Diver by Julia von Lucadou

Welcome to my stop on the The High-Rise Diver blog tour! Huge thanks to Random Things Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: World Editions
Publication Date:
02/03/2021
Length: 288 pages
Genre:
Sci-Fi | Dystopian | Translated Fiction

CW: suicide ideation

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Riva is a “high-rise diver,” a top athlete with millions of fans, and a perfectly functioning human on all levels. Suddenly she rebels, breaking her contract and refusing to train. Cameras are everywhere in her world, but she doesn’t know her every move is being watched by Hitomi, the psychologist tasked with reining Riva back in. Unquestionably loyal to the system, Hitomi’s own life is at stake: should she fail to deliver, she will be banned to the “peripheries,” the filthy outskirts of society. For readers of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Circle, and Brave New World, this chilling dystopia constructs a world uncomfortably close to our own, in which performance is everything.

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Blog Tour – Glass Coffin by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

Welcome to my stop on the Glass Coffin blog tour! Huge thanks to Random Things Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this!

Just a quick aside, I got incredibly excited by the summary of this novel that I somehow completely missed the fact that this is the last in a trilogy. So, for today I am highlighting some wonderful reviews, but keep an eye out as I’ve bought the first two books and plan to review the trilogy!

Publisher: Farrago Books
Publication Date:
03/06/2021
Length: 304 pages
Genre:
Fantasy | Middle Grade

CW: n/a

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The tyrannous Huntsmen have declared everyone in one village to be outlaws, since they insist on supporting the magical beings of neighbouring Darkwood. Why won’t they accept that magic is an abomination?

Far from being abominable, the residents of Darkwood are actually very nice when you get to know them, even Snow the White Knight, who can get a bit tetchy when people remind her she’s a Princess.

In order to stop the Huntsmen from wiping out all magical beings, Snow and her friends have to venture into the Badlands of Ashtrie, and seek the support of the Glass Witch – but she has plans of her own, and let’s just say they’re not good ones. 

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Blog Tour – Grown Ups by Marie Aubert

Welcome to my stop on the Grown Ups blog tour! Huge thanks to Pushkin Press for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication Date:
03/06/2021
Length: 160 pages
Genre:
Contemporary Fiction | Translated Fiction

CW: n/a

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Ida is a forty-year-old architect, single and struggling with a feeling of panic as she realises her chances of motherhood are rapidly falling away from her. She’s navigating Tinder and contemplating freezing her eggs – but tries to put a pause on these worries as she heads out to the seaside family cabin for her mother’s 65th birthday. That is, until some supposedly wonderful news from her sister sets old tensions simmering, building to an almighty clash between Ida and her sister, her mother, and her entire family.


Exhilarating, funny, and unexpectedly devastating, Grown Ups gets up close and personal with a dysfunctional modern family.

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Blog Tour – Mariana’s Secret by A.D. Lombardo

Welcome to my stop on the Mariana’s Secret blog tour! Huge thanks to Blackberry Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date:
05/11/2019
Length: 273 pages
Genre:
Fantasy | Middle Grade | Young Adult

CW: n/a

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Prince Kai is his own worst enemy. Nothing about his life is within his control. Although warned not to experiment with his gifts, he is determined to take control of his fate. His struggle to take matters into his own hands lands him in deep water—literally.


Choices have consequences; regrettably, his family will pay the price for his decisions. But anger is a painful emotion to manage, especially when everyone keeps secrets and tells lies. The truth behind his mother’s fate, shatters Kai’s precious relationship with Kendra. Mariana’s deepest secrets begin to fall like leaves off a tree.


Coupled with an old foe, a mysterious stranger attacks Diu and rocks the foundation of Kai’s life. Faced with a life-altering decision, Kai looks to his emerging romance with Rayna to help him take the next step.

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Blog Tour – Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Welcome to my stop on the Threadneedle blog tour! Huge thanks to Random Things Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Harper Voyager UK
Publication Date:
27/05/2021
Length: 576 pages
Genre:
Urban Fantasy | Young Adult

CW: abuse

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Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic.


Magic is the first sin. It must be bound.


Ever since Anna can remember, her aunt has warned her of the dangers of magic. She has taught her to fear how it twists and knots and turns into something dark and deadly.

It was, after all, magic that killed her parents and left her in her aunt’s care. It’s why she has been protected from the magical world and, in one year’s time, what little magic she has will be bound. She will join her aunt alongside the other Binders who believe magic is a sin not to be used, but denied. Only one more year and she will be free of the curse of magic, her aunt’s teachings and the disappointment of the little she is capable of.


Nothing – and no one – could change her mind before then. Could it?

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Blog Tour – Shards of Earth by Adarian Tchaikovsky

Welcome to my stop on The Write Reads’ Ultimate Blog Tour for Shards of Earth. Thank you to The Write Reads for the opportunity to take part.

Publisher: Tor UK
Publication Date:
27/05/2021
Length: 560 pages
Genre:
Sci-Fi

CW: n/a

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The war is over. Its heroes forgotten. Until one chance discovery

Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade him in the war. And one of humanity’s heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers.

After earth was destroyed, mankind created a fighting elite to save their species, enhanced humans such as Idris. In the silence of space they could communicate, mind-to-mind, with the enemy.
Then their alien aggressors, the Architects, simply disappeared—and Idris and his kind became obsolete.

Now, fifty years later, Idris and his crew have discovered something strange abandoned in space. It’s clearly the work of the Architects—but are they returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy hunting for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, that many would kill to obtain.

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