Blog Tour Review: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright (+ Giveaway!)

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Happy Monday, everyone! Today kicks off the blog tour celebrating the release of Tristina Wright’s debut novel, 27 Hours. This YA sci-fi has an all queer cast which is exactly what drew me to it and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint AT ALL. Check out my review below, as well as the information about the book and author and a giveaway for a pretty awesome bundle!! Be sure to also follow the tour through the following weeks! You can find the full schedule by clicking on the banner above or by clicking here.

Thanks so much to Entangled Teen and Chapter by Chapter for having me on the tour!

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Representing Queer Identity in Historical Fiction: Blog Tour Guest Post (+ Giveaway!)

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Hello, everyone! Today is the final day of the Chapter by Chapter Blog Tour for Jerico Lenk’s novel, The Missing. I’m really excited to have the chance to help promote this book, a YA historical fantasy. This book releases in about a week and a half on October 10th and it sounds fantastic. Jerico has written a post about writing queer characters within a historical setting which I thought was really interesting to read about and, of course, I have some information about the book and author as well as a giveaway for all of you to enter! Let’s get into it, shall we?

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ARC Review: Fortitude Smashed by Taylor Brooke

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Published: September 21st, 2017 by Interlude Press | Series: Camellia Clock Cycle #1 | Length: 312 pages | Genre: NA romance (with some light sci-fi elements) | Source: Received eARC from author/publisher | Content Warning: depression, panic attacks, dissociation, sexual assault – the book includes an author’s note with content warnings for specific chapters

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Summary from Goodreads:

After scientists stumbled across an anomalous human hormone present during moments of emotional intimacy, further research created the ability to harness the direction of living energy and pinpoint when two lines will merge. Personalized chips are now implanted beneath the thumbnails of every infant, where glowing numbers count down to the moment they will meet their soul mate. 

Fate is now a calculation.

But loving someone isn’t.

When Shannon Wurther, the youngest detective in Southern California, finds himself face-to-face with Aiden Maar, the reckless art thief Shannon’s precinct has been chasing for months, they are both stunned. Their Camellia Clocks have timed out, and the men are left with a choice—love one another or defy fate.

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ARC Review: The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

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Published: August 22nd, 2017 by Harmony Ink Press | Series: Ashes of Gold #1 | Length: 180 pages | Genre: YA fantasy | Source: Received from the author | Content Warning: sexual assault mentioned, use of animals in war, graphic violence

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Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as a inhabitor, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital, and Tashi catches the eye of Xian, the regiment’s fearless young commander.

Tashi spies on Xian’s every move. In front of his men, Xian seems dangerous, even sadistic, but Tashi discovers a more vulnerable side of the enemy commander—a side that draws them to Xian.

When their spying unveils that everything they’ve been taught is a lie, Tashi faces an impossible choice: save their country or the boy they’re growing to love. Though Tashi grapples with their decision, their volatile bonded tiger doesn’t question her allegiances. Katala slaughters Xian’s soldiers, leading the enemy to hunt her. But an inhabitor’s bond to their animal is for life—if Katala dies, so will Tashi.

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Review: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

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Published: September 8th, 2014 by Flux | Series: N/A | Length: 229 pages | Genre: YA contemporary romance | Source: Library | Possible Triggers: bullying

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Summary from Goodreads:

Sometimes, the cost of love is too steep

Olivia’s twin brother, Liam, has been her best friend her whole life. But when he starts dating, Olivia is left feeling alone, so she tries to drive away Liam’s girlfriends in an effort to get her best friend back.

But she meets her match in Zoey, Liam’s latest fling. A call-it-like-she-sees-it kind of girl, Zoey sees right through Olivia’s tricks. What starts as verbal sparring between the two changes into something different, however, as they share their deepest insecurities and learn they have a lot in common. Olivia falls for Zoey, believing her brother could never get serious with her. But when Liam confesses that he’s in love with Zoey, Olivia has to decide who deserves happiness more: her brother or herself?

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Review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

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Published: May 24th, 2011 by Scholastic Press | Series: N/A | Length: 396 pages | Genre: YA, contemporary, satire | Source: Borrowed from the library | Possible Triggers: Racism, dieting/diet restriction, transphobia (not a lot, but it’s there a little), girl goes “crazy” (very stereotypical, inaccurate portrayal)

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Summary from Goodreads:

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

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