Review: Do You Dream of Terra-Two by Temi Oh

Narrative style: third person | Perspective(s): multiple (six)

Holy crap, I am so mad at myself for letting my copy languish on my bookshelf since February! This wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but I loved it all the same. This is a character-driven and captivating story that kept me thoroughly engaged until the very end. If you’ve ever dreamt of exploring the universe, Do You Dream of Terra-Two? is a must-read!

The book is told from the perspectives of the six teenagers chosen to embark on a critical mission: travel to the habitable planet – known as Terra-Two – to lead the colonization efforts. Because it will take 23 years to even reach their new home, they are leaving everything and everyone they have ever known on Earth for the hope of a better tomorrow.

“We’re leaving behind a world where slavery happened. Two world wars. Genocide A world where people have used atomic bombs. Terra-two will be different. Better. We will make it better.”

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ARC Review: Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

Narrative style: third person | Perspective(s): multiple (Anna, Nathaniel, Eliza)

This science fiction debut is so incredibly special, friends. I didn’t expect to adore these characters, but here I am, utterly attached and wishing it wasn’t a standalone novel so I could go on more adventures with them.

“There was nothing quite like the first tick of a new heart.”

Tarnished Are the Stars finished copyThe book instantly sucked me in with its opening chapter, situating the reader within the world and providing so much backstory in an easily digestible way. It starts at the operating table; a young boy named Roman needs a mechanical heart to stay alive. Lucky for him, they are outside the walls of the Settlement and the life-saving technology is available to him.

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Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Rosaria Munda of Fireborne, available NOW!

Welcome friends to my sixth author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

“I hope it’s found by people who like books that ask questions. For me, the books in my youth stayed with me far longer than the others were the ones that broke my heart while leaving me thinking. Ender’s Game, The Once and Future King, Watchmen. If readers have a fraction of the feelings for Fireborne that I did for those books, I’ll feel like I’ve done my job.”

Today I am so excited to have Rosaria Munda on the blog to talk about her debut fantasy novel, Fireborne, which released into the wild yesterday! Read on to learn how political science courses helped shape this story, how studying the Latin language broke us, with some really amazing fan art as well!

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Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Kelly Coon of Gravemaidens, available 10/29/19!

Welcome friends to my fifth author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

“I wrote Gravemaidens for anyone who has ever wanted something so bad they chased it with all of their heart. Kammani wants to save her sister from death, so to do that, she has to be the best healer she can be, despite everything she comes up against. I wrote this story so that anyone who has been told they can’t pursue their talents, will realize that they can have the career they want, even if tradition says they shouldn’t.”

Today I am so excited to have Kelly Coon on the blog to talk about her debut YA fantasy Gravemaidens, which hits the shelves on October 29, 2019!

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Book Event for There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

I love epic fantasy; how it builds the world around you and you find yourself completely immersed. But I prefer the pacing of YA epic fantasy… so naturally when I heard about There Will Come a Darkness it landed itself onto my much desired list.

In case you haven’t heard of this book before, here’s a quick lists of some non-spoilery things you will find between its pages:

✨ creepy cults
✨ ruthless girls
✨ boys with a LOT of feelings
✨ siblings
✨ doomsday prophecies

And now that I’ve piqued your interest, let’s dive into the conversation Katy had with Kiersten White, shall we?

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