Blog Tour The Chosen by Taran Matharu

BOOK INFORMATION

The Chosen (Contender #1)

by Taran Matharu

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Release Date: June 4th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Synopsis:

Introducing an epic new trilogy from Taran Matharu, author of the New York

Times–bestselling Summoner series.

Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers

are about to discover why.

Cade is settling into a new boarding school, contemplating his future, when he finds

himself transported to another realm. He soon discovers their new world is populated

with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and stranger

still — people. Overwhelmed by his new surroundings, Cade has little time to adjust,

for soon he and his fellow classmates are forced to become contenders in a brutal

game, controlled by mysterious overlords.

But who are these beings and why did they choose these teens? Cade must prepare

for battle . . . because hiding is not an option.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31557553-the-chosen

Amazon https://amzn.to/2GIudjG

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-chosen/id1439079557?mt=11

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-chosen-taran-

matharu/1129098221?ean=9781250249753#/

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Contender-Chosen-Taran-

Matharu/9781444938975?ref=grid-view&qid=1556265959093&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/es/en/ebook/contender-the-chosen

Google Books:

https://books.google.es/books/about/The_Chosen.html?id=bWxVuQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Jan’s Review

Are you a fan of hunger games, maze runner, or other stories where your whole life depends on your surviving in a game where your not sure what really is going on. Then The Chosen is for you, we have a rag tag group of boys who have been sent off to a school for boys who have screwed up and are serving time rather then in a junvenile dention center. The majority of the book takes place once they been wisked away some how to a strange and interesting new place.

Like the books i mentioned the characters don’t know a whole lot about where they or even why. They do find out from a computer machine known as codex that they have to compete in a qualifying round or their planet will be destroyed. They are not told who brought them their, they discover things from various eras of the world history. Things like dinosaurs, long forgotten people how disappeared, and weapons that have not been seen in decades.

I was very intrigued by all the historical information that is sprinkled throughout this book, if your a history buff your interest will be peaked. The aspect of a deaf character who speaks Latin was quite a fun addition to the cast of characters as well. You also get a group of girls from 1985 which makes for some rather fun scences when the boys from our time line try to explain modern things such laptops or modernized cell phones.

Like with any group of characters you end up with some bad apples and some that start out rotten but eventually come around to what you see as the good side. Their quite a adventure to be had as the count down clock on codex reaches zero and they compete in the qualifiying round. More answers are revealed and more questions arise. Taran has once again provided with an thrilling adventure story that is sure to delight.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Taran Matharu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series,

which has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies. He was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for writing during early

adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old.

Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran

was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an

internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September

2013.

Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write ‘Summoner’ in

November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’ and sharing his

work on Wattpad.com. The shared sample of the story went viral, reaching over 3

million reads in less than six months. Taran went on to launch his professional

writing career, and has never looked back.

His SUMMONER series is published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK,

Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and

Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown

in Taiwan, Record in Brazil, EKSMO in Russia, Jaguar in Poland, Ecliptic in

Bulgaria, Alpress in the Czech Republic, Ithaki in Turkey, Forlaget Forar in Denmark and Unieboek in the Netherlands.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://authortaranmatharu.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979840.Taran_Matharu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaranMatharu1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortaranmatharu

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taranmatharuauthor/

The Eternal Night (City of Wishes #4) by Rachel Morgan

Finding herself with an unlikely ally, Elle prepares to face the man calling himself the vampire king in an enchanted land of never-ending darkness.

~ ~ ~

CITY OF WISHES is an urban fantasy serialized retelling of Cinderella.

~ ~ ~

In a world of fae, vampires and shifters, where wishes can be bought and bargained for, Elle is human, bound to her stepmother by a slave charm. Her only hope at freedom is to wish for it. But the Godmother rules the illegal wish trade, and the price she demands is steep. Is Elle willing to pay it?

Jan’s Review

These covers are so amazing, this is the fourth installment in the City of Wishes story by Rachel Morgan. In a world of vampires, fae, and humans who are enslaved, you never know just how dangerous your wishes can be. These are all meant to be short and quick reads giving you just enough to draw you in and then oh wait you have to wait for the next part. In this part Elle has been kidnapped and is now trapped in the enchanted land of never-ending darkness with her only way out is to make a bargain with the Godmother again. Will Elle be able to pay the cost of another bargain with the Godmother? This fourth installment gives us even more information about Elle mother and a lot more about the handsome prince Dex. I dying to see what gonna happen and it been announced that the installment will be a total of 6 so we got 2 more to go. This is out today for you to snatch up and enjoy.

Radioactive Revolution: A Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Adventure by Richard Hummel (Goodreads Author), Dusan Markovic (Illustrator)

Jared and his dragon companion Scarlet emerge from the depths of the earth triumphant. Fire dragons once again walk the world, but will it be enough to throw off the chains of captivity binding mankind to a dismal existence?

The rulers in the floating cities tighten the noose around Jared’s neck as dissent brews among the waterfolk, putting everyone he loves and protects in danger. Jared must learn how to lead and guide his people to safety.  While ships from above pursue the group with powerful weapons, the fire dragons begin to bond with the waterfolk, allowing them to develop special abilities and grow their powers.

Even with his superhuman body and the increased power of bonded fire dragons, Jared and Scarlet come to a critical realization; they will never stand against the cities alone. Building alliances sends them to the far corners of the world on a quest for vengeance and justice.

Jan’s Review

This is the second novel in this series Hummel portrays a world without hope that being terrorized by not only incurable diseases but cities that float above and send out killing robots and machines with deadly weapons. Our main character Jared brings hope along with some amazing creatures that most believe no longer exist. The description of bonding with the dragons and one character with a phoenix are quite engrossing. We also spend a lot more time in this novel learning about how the nanities can be used to enhance and improve not only your body but the creature you bond with.

We also get to meet more dragons which is really the hook for me I love different stories that revolve around dragons. This book is no exception you get Earth dragons, Water dragons, and Sky dragons. Now that all the dragons are in the picture Jared ragtag family is slowing learning how to interact and bond with each other.

Their also a nice sweet romance brewing in the pages of this story which really cements the factor of hope and humanity becoming stronger. Their a a mystery to be solved to why are these robots coming out attacking the colonies that have settled and are striving to survive. Jared is determined to answer that question and he takes a lot of risks that have you on the edge of your seat right up to the very last page. I am invested and can not wait to see what happens next.

Amid Stars and Darkness (The Xenith Trilogy #1) by Chani Lynn Feener

Delaney’s entire world is thrown into chaos after she is mistaken for Lissa Olena, an alien princess hiding out on Earth in order to escape an arranged marriage.

Kidnapped by the princess’s head bodyguard, Ruckus, and imprisoned in an alien palace, Delaney is forced to impersonate the princess until Olena can be found. If she fails, it will lead to an alien war and the eventual enslavement of the entire human race.

No pressure or anything.

Factor in Trystan, the princess’s terrifying betrothed who is intent on unraveling all her secrets, and her own growing feelings for Ruckus, and Delaney is in way over her head.

Jan’s Review

This story surprised more then i thought it would, it was bit heavy toward the end on the romance part but i was expecting that with it be a swoon romance imprint book. The main plot is we have a human from Earth who is mistaken to be an alien princess. She wisked away to pretend to be the real princess until the other can be found. Great start where things get interesting is not really the world building but the way the different characters interact with our main character in disguise.

First off we have Ruckus who is the princess body guard, he sweet and way to interested in Delaney. Then you have The Zane who is arrogant, abusive and just rubbed me the wrong way. I would never marry my kid off to him no matter how much it would save my race or planet or whatever. He slime all the way around and some of his motives are very under handed. Then we have the parents of the princess most of the characters that Delaney interacts with are in on the fact that she not the real princess. Except for The Zane and his entourage.

The action as various times Delaney is attacked by those seeking to prevent her from marrying The Zane were intense. The love factor between Delaney and her bodyguard is right and is just right for this type of book, i did glaze over some of it at the end as not really into romance but it fit with the story.

The cliff hanger ending really tied it up for me cause i was not really sure how their was going to be more story. If you love stories that have action, aliens, political intrigue and some romance this maybe right up your alley.

Blog Tour The Knowing by Brit Lundeno

ABOUT THE BOOK

Written by Brit Lunden

Publisher’s Synopsis: Bulwark-
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you? JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left
are the memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an impossible relationship. Will the memories of
past lives help or hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark, by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality.

Ages 17+ | Publisher: Chelshire | March 13, 2019 | ISBN-13:
978-1947188990

PURCHASE LINKS

Jan’s Review

The Knowing is the first book in the Bulwark Anthology. This story focuses around widower JB, his backstory, and his pursuit of Ellie—a girl who he felt was far above his pay grade, so to speak. I am not typically one for romance based stories … but this one was short and sweet. The weird and quirky town of Bulwark is what drew me in when I read the premise—I look forward to the author focusing more on the town in some of the upcoming novels in the anthology. There are 8 books in the anthology, so far, and each one focuses on a different theme … so be sure to check these out. Whether you like vampires, tender love stories, science fiction, or a trip to another time, there is sure to be a book just for you to get lost in.

Give Away

https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2019/06/the-knowing-by-brit-lunden-awareness-tour.html

Cover Reveal A Midnight Clear


COVER REVEAL FOR A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
JUNE 10, 2019

Publisher: Black Spot Books
Release Date: November 15, 2019

Six stories of not-so-merry Yuletide whimsy from the authors of Black Spot Books.

A woman so cold she hardens to ice on a winter’s eve. Risen from his grave before his time, a winter god alters the balance between seasons. A wolf’s holiday season is interrupted by a strange curse. From a murder at the Stanley Hotel to demons of Christmas past, present, and future, and a mad elf and Santa’s Candy Court, the authors of Black Spot Books share their love for winter holidays in this collection of dark winter tales, destined to chill your bones and warm your heart for the Yuletide season.

You can purchase A Midnight Clear at the following Retailers:

 

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody

Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. 

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play. 

Jan’s Review

Welcome to New Renyes a city of sin which is my mind automatically placed my mind in places like Las Vegas, Reno or other places well known for gambling and side shows. We meet Enne who knows nothing about this city and who is in many ways very innocent. I totally loved the set up cause we get to travel right along with Enne and learn all about the dark under belly of New Renyes. Their also the unique bit of everyone having talents and split talents. Enne is on the hunt for her mother through out this entire book, she gets wrapped up with a character named Levi who is out to help her so she thinks find Enne mother. Their a lot to unearth and discover in the pages of this story you won’t be disappointed.