Tour Schedule: The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena

/ Jan 18, 2019

The Beauty of the Moment

by Tanaz Bhathena
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: February 26th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis:

Susan is the new girl—she’s sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents’ expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy—he started raising hell at age fifteen, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since.

Susan’s parents are on the verge of divorce. Malcolm’s dad is a known adulterer.

Susan hasn’t told anyone, but she wants to be an artist. Malcolm doesn’t know what he wants—until he meets her.

Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their burdens, Susan and Malcolm fall for each other. The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family, culture, and being true to who you are.


Tanaz Bhathena was born in India and raised in Saudi Arabia and Canada. Her critically acclaimed novel A Girl Like That was nominated for the 2019 OLA White Pine Award and named a Best Book of 2018 by The Globe and Mail, CBC, Quill & Quire, Seventeen, PopSugar, and The Times of India among others. Her second novel The Beauty of the Moment releases on Feb 26 2019. Her short stories have appeared in various journals including Blackbird, Witness and Room.

A wanderer at heart, Tanaz can often be found travelling to different countries, learning bits and pieces of a foreign language, and taking way too many photographs. She loves slapstick comedies and any kind of music that makes her dance. She lives in the Toronto area with her family.



February 20th


February 21st

Wishful Endings - Guest Post
Flipping Through the Pages - Review + Favourite Quotes

February 22nd

Vicky Who Reads - Review + Favourite Quotes
Firstbooklove - Review
Literary Meanderings - Promotional Post

February 23rd

Magical Reads - Review + Dream Cast 
A Dream Within A Dream - Promotional Post

February 24th

Rattle the Stars - Guest Post
The Layaway Dragon - Review + Favourite Quotes

February 25th

Morgan Vega - Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes

February 26th

BookCrushin - Interview
Bookish_Kali - Instagram Review
Book Slaying - Review + Favourite Quotes


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Tour Sign-Ups: Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill

/ Jan 17, 2019

Hello FFBC team!! We are announcing the blog tour for Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill which is releasing on March 5, 2019.

The tour will run from March 4-11 and there will be the following types of posts available:
  • Book Review (40 available)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Author Interview (Two spots)
  • Author Guest Post (Two spots)
  • Creative Option (Blogger's Choice)

Reviewers will have the choice to review a Netgalley eARC or a print ARC.
(Recipients of print ARCs must have a USA mailing address.)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.





Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill
March 5, 2019 from BLINK
Genres: Young Adult Fiction -- Historical
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Synopsis:

Evalina Cassano’s life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it “should be” until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to an internment camp.

Degrading treatment make life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichi’s only connection to the outside world are treasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out on behalf of all Japanese Americans, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive.

With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalina and Taichi must hold true to their values and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds.



Stephanie Morrill

Stephanie Morrill writes books about girls who are on an adventure to discover their unique place in the world. She is the author of several contemporary young adult series, as well as the 1920s mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, and the WWII era romance, Within These Lines. Since 2010, Stephanie has been encouraging the next generation of writers at her website, GoTeenWriters.com. She lives in the Kansas City area, where she loves plotting big and small adventures to enjoy with her husband and three children. You can connect with Stephanie and learn more about her books at StephanieMorrill.comInstagramFacebook, and Twitter.
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Tour Schedule: That's Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm

/ Jan 15, 2019

That's Not What I Heard

by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: January 29th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Synopsis:

What did you hear?

Kimberly Landis-Lilley and Teddy Lin are over. Yes, the Kim and Teddy broke up.

At least that's what Phil Spooner thinks he overheard and then told Jess Howard, Kim's best friend. Something about Teddy not liking Kim's Instas? Or was it that Teddy is moving to Italy and didn't want to do long distance? Or that Kim slid into someone else's DMs? 

Jess told her boyfriend, Elvis, that he needs to be on Kim's side. Especially if he wants to keep her as his girlfriend. But Elvis is also Teddy's best friend. 

Now, Kim's run out of school for the day. Jess is furious. Elvis is confused. And half the lunch period won't talk to Teddy. Even the teachers have taken sides. 

William Henry Harrison High will never be the same again!










Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of The Taming of the Drew, Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, Confederates Don't Wear Couture, It's Not Me, It's You and Prince in Disguise. She grew up in Connecticut and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was voted Winter Carnival Queen. Currently she lives in Chicago with her fiance and a little white dog named Lorelei Lee.












January 28th


The Bookdutchesses- Review
The Candid Cover- Creative Option
Bookmark Lit- Review

January 29th


Magical Reads- Author Interview
Kait Plus Books- Review & Favorite Quotes
Bookish_Kali- Review
Wishful Endings- Author Interview

January 30th


Confessions of a YA Reader- Spotlight
The YA Obsessed- Review
Life of a Literary Nerd- Review

January 31st


Hopelessly Devoted Bibliohphile- Review
We Live and Breathe Books- Review
Vicky Who Reads- Review
Oh Hey! Books.- Author Interview

February 1st


Moonlight Rendezvous- Revew & Favorite Quotes
Magical Reads- Review
Mind of Luxe- Review & Moodboard




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Tour Schedule: Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

/ Jan 14, 2019


Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
February 5, 2019 from BLINK
Genres: Young Adult Fiction -- Historical, Mystery
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Synopsis:
“The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn … Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.”

Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents’ failed marriage, but mostly about her mother’s growing depression. Molly knows her mother is nursing a carefully-kept secret. A writer with an obsession for other people’s life stories, Elaine Donnelly is the poster child of repressed emotions.

Molly spends her California summer alternately watching out for her little brother Angus and tip-toeing around her mother’s raw feelings. Molly needs her mother more than ever, but Elaine shuts herself off from real human connections and buries herself in the lives and deaths of the strangers she writes about. When Uncle Stephen is pressed into the limelight because of his miracle cure of a young man, Elaine can no longer hide behind other people’s stories. And as Molly digs into her mother’s past, she finds a secret hidden in her mother’s dresser that may be the key to unlocking a family mystery dating to 1918 New York—a secret that could destroy or save their future.



Maureen Doyle McQuerry 

All of my books have an element of mystery and magic, even the realistic stories. And as a friend pointed out, there is a library in every one of them. It must be because libraries have always been magical places for me. 

Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars (Abrams/Amulet 2012) is an ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers 2013, Bank Street and Horne Book recommended book, and a winner of the Westchester Award. Her most recent book is Beyond the Door (Abrams/Amulet), a Booklist top Ten Fantasy/SciFi for Youth. It is the first in a MG duo that combines, Celtic myth, shapeshifters and a secret code in a coming of age story. The adventure continues in The Telling Stone. Beyond the Door is a current finalist for the WA State Book awards.



February 4


That Artsy Reader Girl - Welcome Interview

February 5


The Reading Corner for All - Book Review
The Book Return - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Savings In Seconds - Book Review

February 6


Kait Plus Books - Author Guest Post
Adventures Thru Wonderland - Book Review

February 7


The Desert Bibliophile - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
A Bookish Dream - Book Review
BookishGeek - Book Review

February 8


Here's to Happy Endings - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Absolute Bookishness - Book Review

February 9


Feed Your Fiction Addiction - Author Guest Post
Betwixt the Pages - Book Review
Confessions of a YA Reader - Author Q&A

February 10 


Lisa Loves Literature - Book Review
Angela Walker's Review - Book Review

February 11


Adventures and Reading - Book Review
Oh Hey! Books - Author Q&A
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Tour Sign-Ups: An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley

/ Jan 13, 2019

Hello FFBC team!!  We are announcing a new tour we're hosting for An Affair of Poisons 
that is being released February 26th, 2019.


The reviews only tour will run from March 5th to March 11th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited spots)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dream Cast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that March 5th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick March 5th in the sign-up form.


Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book through NetGalley. So make sure you are able to accept this format and/or have an NG account before signing up to this tour.

As always, there will be a tour giveaway provided by the author. Details to come soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.




An Affair of Poisons

by Addie Thorley
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Release Date: February 26th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
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Synopsis:

After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her mother vows to purge.

Royal bastard Josse de Bourbon is more kitchen boy than fils de France. But when the Shadow Society assassinates the Sun King and half the royal court, he must become the prince he was never meant to be in order to save his injured sisters and the petulant Dauphin. Forced to hide in the derelict sewers beneath the city, any hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible—until Josse’s path collides with Mirabelle’s, and he finds a surprising ally in his sworn enemy.

She's a deadly poisoner. He's a bastard prince. Together, they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility against the Shadow Society. But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever hope to succeed?



Addie Thorley spent her childhood playing soccer, riding horses, and scribbling stories. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism, she decided “hard news” didn’t contain enough magic and kissing, so she flung herself into the land of fiction and never looked back. 

She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and wolf dog. When she’s not writing she can be found gallivanting in the woods or galloping around the barn where she works as a horse trainer and exercise rider. 

AN AFFAIR OF POISONS is her debut novel.
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