Tour Schedule: This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

/ Oct 4, 2017

This Mortal Coil

by Emily Suvada
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: November 7th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Science Fiction

Synopsis:

In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?


Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take minutes to complete on her own. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen. She currently lives in Portland, OR, with her husband.


November 1st



November 2nd

The Clever Reader - Interview
TeacherofYA's Book Blog - Review + Favourite Quotes


November 3rd

YA and Wine - Guest Post
My Thoughts Literally - Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Ink - Review


November 4th

Wishful Endings - Interview


November 5th

Hauntedbybooks13 - Review


November 6th

Bibliobibuli YA - Guest Post
The Petite Book Blogger - Review + Dream Cast + Playlist
Never Too Many To Read - Review + Favourite Quotes


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Tour Schedule: The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace

/ Sep 20, 2017


The Memory Trees

by Kali Wallace
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Magical Realism, Fantasy, Paranormal

Synopsis:

The Memory Trees is a dark magical realism novel about a mysterious family legacy, a centuries-old feud, and a tragic loss that resurfaces when sixteen-year-old Sorrow returns to her mother’s family orchard for the summer.

Sorrow Lovegood’s life has been shaped by the stories of the women who came before her: brave, resilient women who settled long ago on a mercurial apple orchard in Vermont. The land has been passed down through generations, and Sorrow and her family take pride in its strange history. Their offbeat habits may be ridiculed by other townspeople—especially their neighbors, the Abrams family—but for the first eight years of her life, the orchard is Sorrow’s whole world. 

Then one winter night everything changes. Sorrow’s sister Patience is tragically killed. Their mother suffers a mental breakdown. Sorrow is sent to live with her dad in Miami, away from the only home she’s ever known.

Now sixteen, Sorrow’s memories of her life in Vermont are maddeningly hazy; even the details of her sister’s death are unclear. She returns to the orchard for the summer, determined to learn more about her troubled childhood and the family she left eight years ago. Why has her mother kept her distance over the years? What actually happened the night Patience died? Is the orchard trying to tell her something, or is she just imagining things?

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  • There is a preorder giveaway: anybody who preorders by 10/10 can get a signed bookplate and some bookmarks if they send an email to thememorytrees@gmail.com.



Kali Wallace studied geology and geophysics before she decided she enjoyed inventing imaginary worlds as much as she liked researching the real one. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, F&SF, Asimov's, Lightspeed Magazine, and Tor.com. Her first novel, Shallow Graves, was published by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins in 2016. Her second novel, The Memory Trees, will follow in 2017. She lives in southern California.



October 4th

Pink Polka Dot Books - Welcome Post


October 5th

Confessions of a YA Reader - Promotional Post


October 6th

My Thoughts Literally - Review + Favourite Quotes
Susan Heim on Writing - Promotional Post


October 7th

JusticeReads - Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes
Mama Reads Blog - Review + Favourite Quotes

October 8th

postcards for ariel - Interview
Never Too Many To Read - Review + Favourite Quotes

October 9th

everywhere and nowhere - Guest Post
Hauntedbybooks13 - Review
YA and Wine - Promotional Post


October 10th

The Introverted Book Nerd - Review + Favourite Quotes
Teatime and Books - Promotional Post


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Tour Schedule: All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

/ Sep 18, 2017



All the Wind in the World

by Samantha Mabry
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary

Synopsis:

Sarah Jacqueline Crow and James Holt work in the vast maguey fields that span the bone-dry Southwest, a thirsty, infinite land that is both seductive and fearsome. In this rough, transient landscape, Sarah Jac and James have fallen in love. They’re tough and brave, and they have big dreams. Soon they will save up enough money to go east. But until then, they keep their heads down, their muscles tensed, and above all, their love secret.

When a horrible accident forces Sarah Jac and James to start over on a new, possibly cursed ranch called the Real Marvelous, the delicate balance they’ve found begins to give way. And James and Sarah Jac will have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love.



Samantha was born four days before the death of john lennon. she grew up in dallas, playing bass guitar along to vinyl records in her bedroom after school, writing fan letters to rock stars, doodling song lyrics into notebooks, and reading big, big books.

she spends as much time as possible in the west texas desert.

A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON (Algonquin Young Readers, spring 2016) is her first novel.










October 2nd


The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club & Pink Polka Dot Books- Welcome Post

October 3rd


YA and Wine- Review & Favorite Quotes

October 4th


October 5th


Maddie TV- Review & Playlist

October 6th

Amanda Gernentz Hanson- Review & Favorite Quotes

October 7th



October 8th



October 9th



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Tour Schedule: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

/ Sep 9, 2017


The Nowhere Girls

by Amy Reed
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story.

Who are the Nowhere Girls?

They’re everygirl. But they start with just three:

Grace Salter is the new girl in town, whose family was run out of their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse and bumping her head.

Rosina Suarez is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family, who dreams of a life playing music instead of babysitting her gaggle of cousins and waitressing at her uncle’s restaurant.

Erin Delillo is obsessed with two things: marine biology and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but they aren’t enough to distract her from her suspicion that she may in fact be an android.

When Grace learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town for having accused the popular guys at school of gang rape, she’s incensed that Lucy never had justice. For their own personal reasons, Rosina and Erin feel equally deeply about Lucy’s tragedy, so they form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students.

Told in alternating perspectives, this groundbreaking novel is an indictment of rape culture and explores with bold honesty the deepest questions about teen girls and sexuality.


Amy Reed was born and raised in and around Seattle, where she attended a total of eight schools by the time she was eighteen. Constant moving taught her to be restless and being an only child made her imagination do funny things. After a brief stint at Reed College (no relation), she moved to San Francisco and spent the next several years serving coffee and getting into trouble. She eventually graduated from film school, promptly decided she wanted nothing to do with filmmaking, returned to her original and impractical love of writing, and earned her MFA from New College of California. Her short work has been published in journals such as Kitchen Sink, Contrary, and Fiction. Amy currently lives in Oakland with her husband and two cats, and has accepted that Northern California has replaced the Pacific Northwest as her home. She is no longer restless. Find out more at amyreedfiction.com.

BEAUTIFUL is her first novel.


October 2nd

Pink Polka Dot Books - Welcome Post


October 3rd

Vicarious Bookworm - Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes
YA Obsessed - Review
Confessions of a YA Reader - Promotional Post


October 4th

Literary Meanderings - Guest Post
everywhere and nowhere - Review
Maddie.TV - Review


October 5th

Reading Wonderland - Interview
Life of a Literary Nerd - Review + Favourite Quotes
Hauntedbybooks13 - Promotional Post


October 6th

Lisa Loves Literature - Review
Books, Boys, and Blogs! - Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
A Dream Within A Dream - Promotional Post


October 7th

Tara's Book Addiction - Review
Never Too Many To Read  - Review + Favourite Quotes
Little Library Muse - Promotional Post


October 8th

Postcards for Ariel - Interview
Serial Bibliophile - Review + Favourite Quotes
Here's to Happy Endings - Review


October 9th

BookCrushin - Guest Post
The Mind of a Book Dragon - Review + Playlist
Teatime and Books - Promotional Post


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Tour Sign-Up: All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

/ Sep 6, 2017

Hello FFBC Team! We are now announcing a new tour we're hosting for All the Wind in the World, that is being released on October 10th, 2017.

The tour will run from October 2nd to October 9th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited Spots)
  • Interview (Only 2 Spots Available)
  • Guest Posts (Only 2 Spots Available)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dream Cast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that October 2nd is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick October 2nd in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via NetGalley. So make sure you have an account on that website 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.




All the Wind in the World

by Samantha Mabry
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary

Synopsis:

Sarah Jacqueline Crow and James Holt work in the vast maguey fields that span the bone-dry Southwest, a thirsty, infinite land that is both seductive and fearsome. In this rough, transient landscape, Sarah Jac and James have fallen in love. They’re tough and brave, and they have big dreams. Soon they will save up enough money to go east. But until then, they keep their heads down, their muscles tensed, and above all, their love secret.

When a horrible accident forces Sarah Jac and James to start over on a new, possibly cursed ranch called the Real Marvelous, the delicate balance they’ve found begins to give way. And James and Sarah Jac will have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love.


Samantha was born four days before the death of john lennon. she grew up in dallas, playing bass guitar along to vinyl records in her bedroom after school, writing fan letters to rock stars, doodling song lyrics into notebooks, and reading big, big books.

she spends as much time as possible in the west texas desert.

A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON (Algonquin Young Readers, spring 2016) is her first novel.
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