Review: My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Broid Ashton & Jodi Meadows

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Title: My Contrary Mary
Series: Mary #1
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 22nd, 2021
Page Length: 512
Genre: Historical Fiction | Alternative History | Fantasy
Age Range: YA
Rating: 5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens?⠀

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is an Eðian (shapeshifter) in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a secret that could cost her a head—or a tail.⠀

Luckily, Mary has a confidant in her betrothed, Francis. But after the king meets a suspicious end, things at the gilded court take a treacherous turn. Thrust onto the throne, Mary and Francis are forced to navigate a viper’s nest of conspiracies, traps, and treason. And if Mary’s secret is revealed, heads are bound to roll.

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Book Tour: Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria | Interview, Review & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria. I was so excited when we scheduled this tour and beyond ecstatic to get an interview with the author! Be sure enter the giveaway at the bottom and to check out the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Destiny Soria and HMH Books for Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Book Tour: Just Pretend by Tori Sharp | Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Just Pretend by Tori Sharp. I love when we get graphic novels for tours, they’re so much fun. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Tori Sharp and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Book Tour: The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & AC Harvey – Book Tag, First Impressions, Top 5 Reasons to Read this book & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & AC Harvey. I’m about 25% into The Immortal Games and I can’t wait to pick it up again. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators and to enter the giveaway!

Thank you to Talia Rothschild & AC Harvey and Swoon Reads for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Review: The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L Jensen

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Title: The Bridge Kingdom
Series The Bridge Kindom #1
Author: Danielle L Jensen
Publisher: Context Literary Agency LLC (indie publishing)
Release Date:
August 13, 2019
Page Length: 354
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Range: New Adult
Rating: 4⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

What if you fell in love with the one person you’d sworn to destroy?

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil – and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara’s homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom.

But as she infiltrates her new home – a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas – and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore. Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?

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Book Tour: How To Become A Planet by Nicole Melleby

I was contacted by the publisher to be part of their Book Tour for How to Become A Planet by Nicole Melleby. I was so excited for this one after reading her previous two books, Hurricane Season and In the Role of Brie Hutchens…

Thank you to Nicole Melleby and Algonquin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Book Tour: Made in Korea by Sarah Suk | Interview, Review & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Made in Korea by Sarah Suk. I’m so appreciative of the opportunity to interview Sarah Suk be sure to see it before my review. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators. Be sure to enter the giveaway near the bottom of the post–this is US only.

Thank you to Sarah Suk and Simon & Schuster for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Book Tour: The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk | Interview & Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk. I am so excited about being part of this tour and having the opportunity to interview Mariko Turk. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Mariko Turk and Little Brown Books for providing me with an ARC for this review

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Book Tour: The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He | Giveaway (US Only)

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He. I loved Descendant of the Crane, Joan’s debut novel, and I’m super excited for this one! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators. Don’t forget to enter the US only giveaway too!

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Book Tour: Sugar and Spite by Gail D Villanueva | Interview, Review & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Sugar and Spite by Gail D Villanueva. I was so excited when we scheduled this tour and couldn’t wait to start. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Gail D Villanueva and Scholastic for providing me with an ARC for this review.

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