Tour Schedule: Sisters of Shadow and Light (Sisters of Shadow and Light #1) by Sara B. Larson

/ Sep 18, 2019


Sisters of Shadow and Light (Sisters of Shadow and Light #1)

by Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of DEFY, Sara B. Larson, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT is a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic

"The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes…".

Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world―including their Paladin father the night Inara was born.

On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out―leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother.

For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world…until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes.


Sara B. Larson is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of the YA fantasy DEFY trilogy (DEFY, IGNITE, and ENDURE) and the DARK BREAKS THE DAWN duology. Her next YA fantasy, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT, comes out November 5th from Tor Teen. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband, their four children, and their Maltese, Loki. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.



October 30th

October 31st

BookCrushin - Tell Your Story in 3 or 5 GIFs
L.M. Durand - Review
The Clever Reader - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 1st

NovelKnight - Story Behind The Cover
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Utopia State of Mind - Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs - Review

November 2nd


Bookish Looks - Character Playlist
The Boozy Reader - Review
Book Slaying - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 3rd

books_andpoetrii - Mood Board/Book Style
Musings of a (Book) Girl - Official Playlist
Novelishly - Review

November 4th

Kait Plus Books - Top 10 List
Artsy Draft - Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Nerd Faction - Review + Playlist
Jrsbookreviews - Review

November 5th

Sereadipity - Video Interview
A Court of Coffee and Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
Sometimes Leelynn Reads - Review + Dream Cast
Wishful Endings - Review

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Tour Schedule: The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

/ Sep 17, 2019


The Memory Thief
by Lauren Mansy
Publisher: BLINK
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Fiction -- Fantasy
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In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal's" memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.

To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.


Lauren lives in the Chicago area, where she's spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers. When she’s not writing, Lauren is usually with her family or exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza. The Memory Thief, which was inspired by Lauren's own journey with her mother, is her first novel.







October 14


That Artsy Reader Girl - Welcome Interview

October 15


Adventures and Reading - Review (E)
L.M. Durand - Review
Dazzled By Books - Review, Creative Post, Instagram Post (B)
Metaphors and Miscellanea - Review, Favorite Quotes
Gwendalyn's Books - Review (E)

October 16


The Baroness of Books - Review (B)
Petrichor - Review (E)
Alpha-Beta-Hannah - Review (E)
The Reading Chemist - Review (E)

October 17


Reading Is My Superpower - Author Guest Post
Becky's Book Blog - Review (E)
Clarissa Reads It All - Review (B)
Feed Your Fiction Addiction - Review
Lori's Bookshelf Reads - Review (E)

October 18


Library of a Book Witch - Review (B)
Sincerely Karen Jo - Review (B)
Starlight Reads - Review, Creative Post (B)
books_andpoetrii - Creative Post
YA/NA Book Divas - Review (E)

October 19


NovelKnight - Author Q&A
Natalie Helena - Review (E)
Bookishly Nerdy - Review, Creative Post (B)
Books of Amber - Review (E)
Forever the Wanderer - Review (E)

October 20


Lifestyle of Me - Review (E)
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review (B)
Savings In Seconds - Review, Favorite Quotes, Instagram Post (B)
Nay's Pink Bookshelf - Review, Favorite Quotes (B)
Sometimes Leelynn Reads - Review, Creative Post (E)

October 21


Lost In Storyland - Author Guest Post
Synopses By Sarge - Author Q&A
PopTheButterfly Reads - Review (E)
TheSecret Reader - Review
A Bella Fairy Tale - Review (E)

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Tour Schedule: The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand

/ Sep 16, 2019


The How & the Why

by Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Synopsis:

A poignant exploration of family and the ties that bind, perfect for fans of Far From the Tree, from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand.

Today Melly had us writing letters to our babies…

Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for. They’ve given Cass a life she wouldn’t trade for the world. She has everything she needs—except maybe the one thing she wants. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her.

But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

Alternating between Cass’s search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who gave her up for adoption, this voice-driven narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.


Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and the upcoming novels THE HOW AND THE WHY and MY CALAMITY JANE (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in fiction writing. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, two cats, one crazy dog, two kids, and mountain of books.



October 30th

October 31st

Lost in Storyland - Interview
Andi’s ABCs - Review
Phannie the ginger bookworm  - Review + Favourite Quotes
Snark & Squee - Review

November 1st

Wishful Endings - Interview
Magical Reads - Review + Playlist
Musings of a (Book) Girl - Review + Favourite Quotes
Devourbookswithdana - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 2nd

Books of Amber - Review + Playlist
Kait Plus Books  - Review + Favourite Quotes
_bookishaestha_  - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 3rd

Here's to Happy Endings  - Review + Favourite Quotes
The YA Obsessed - Review
Sometimes Leelynn Reads - Review + Dream Cast + Playlist

November 4th

Moonligh Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Hauntedbybooks - Review + Favourite Quotes
The Clever Reader - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 5th

BookCrushin - Guest Post
Emily The Book Nerd - Review + Dream Cast + Playlist
Dazzled by Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
Maddie.TV - Review
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Tour Sign-ups: The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

/ Sep 13, 2019

Hello FFBC team!! We are announcing the blog tour for The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy which is releasing on October 1, 2019.

The tour will run from October 14 - October 21 and there will be the following types of posts available:
  • Book Review (25 spots)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's choice)
  • Author Interview (Two spots)
  • Author Guest Post (Two spots)
  • Creative Content (Created by the blogger)

Review copies are available in both print (for USA bloggers only) and digital through Netgalley.


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.



The Memory Thief
by Lauren Mansy
Publisher: BLINK
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Fiction -- Fantasy
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In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal's" memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.

To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.


Lauren lives in the Chicago area, where she's spent years working with youth, from young children to high schoolers. When she’s not writing, Lauren is usually with her family or exploring the city to find the best deep dish pizza. The Memory Thief, which was inspired by Lauren's own journey with her mother, is her first novel.

Continue Reading