Blog Tour: No Place Like Here by Christina June (Review + Giveaway)

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No Place Like Here

By Christina June

Publisher: BLINK

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Retelling

 


Synopsis

Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She’s just spent a year at boarding school and can’t wait to get home. But when Ashlyn’s father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for “exhaustion,” a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down.

The cherry on top? Ashlyn’s father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn’t even know at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed “indoor girl,” not even Ash’s habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes—inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere—can help her cope.

With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad’s marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.

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Review

Rating: ★★★★★

I think that No Place Like Here is the retelling of the classic book, Hansel and Gretel. The story begins when Ashlyn’s father was arrested for tax evasion, and her mother went to rehab because of mental issues. Her father decided to give her a summer job at the wilderness retreat center. Then, Ashlyn’s personality grew more throughout the story. I see that the main character is an indoor person, meaning that she likes to do some things inside of a home or anywhere else. The characters are well-developed, which is excellent. I enjoy the plot and writing very much, I want to reread the book again! No Place Like Here is a perfect read for the summer.


About the Author

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 10.23.51 PMChristina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become – whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington DC with her husband and daughter.

She is the author of IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE, EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE, and the forthcoming NO PLACE LIKE HERE.

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Giveaway

Prize: 5 Finished copies of No Place Like Here + book poster (USA only)

Starts: 5/27/19

Ends: 6/7/19

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Book Blitz: Kingdom of Sand & Wishes: A Limited Edition Collection of Aladdin Retellings + Giveaway

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KOSAWKingdom of Sand & Wishes: A Limited Edition Collection of Aladdin Retellings

Publication Date: May 24th 2019

Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult

 

 

 


Synopsis

Aladdin, but not as you remember it….

On the dusty streets, around the bustling bazaars, being overlooked by a Sultan’s Palace was a land. A land of magic, secrets and treasures buried deep beneath the desert.

Through Arabian nights, dark forces are at work. Dark forces that can threaten the peace of everyone in the Kingdom. Watch our authors as they answer the question, can three wishes save the day?

Join our award winning and USA Today best selling authors for nine action packed fantasy and contemporary retellings with Sultans, sorcerers, romance and more magic than a genie’s lamp can hold.

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Sultana of Amethyst Sands by Emma Savant

A beautiful genie craves her freedom. A handsome prince longs to heal his kingdom. And a con artist named Aladdah has big plans for them all.

Between theft, sleight of hand, and her indentured servitude to a powerful magician, Aladdah has always managed to survive the brutal streets of Citron. But survival isn’t enough for a woman of Aladdah’s ambition. She craves more—more food, more power, and more magic than her master has seen fit to teach her.

When she demands a greater challenge, her master sends her on a mission into an enchanted cavern beneath the desert sands. There, in an abandoned garden glittering with the lights of precious jewels, Aladdah discovers a genie whose power and beauty are matched only by her determination to escape the bonds of her servitude.

But the genie is bound by her magic lamp, subject to Aladdah’s every wish, and it’s an opportunity no self-respecting street rat could resist. Aladdah forms a plan to use the genie to destroy the sultan and establish herself as a new ruler who will turn the savage inequality of Citron on its head.

But the sultan has many protectors, from his court magicians to the beautiful, idealistic son who infuriates and enchants Aladdah in equal measure. Her genie fights her at every turn. And her old master will not be dismissed so easily, not when he has a plan to gain power the likes of which the kingdoms have never seen.

Sultana of Amethyst Sands is a romantic, fast-paced adventure through the sands of a faraway kingdom of magic, genies, and wishes come true.

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Blog Tour: The Boy Next Story by Tiffany Schmidt (Review + Giveaway)

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book coverThe Boy Next Story (Bookish Boyfriends #2)

by Tiffany Schmidt

Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks

Release Date: May 21st, 2019

Genre: Young adult, romance, contemporary

 

 

Synopsis

The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, Little Women!
There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, he’s in love with her older sister, Merrilee. And Merri is already dating one of his best friends.

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Book Blitz: Fire Wolf by H. Danielle Crabtree + Giveaway

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by H. Danielle Crabtree

(Fire & Reign, #1)

Publication Date: May 21st 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

 

 

Synopsis

Since the fall of the royal house, the four kingdoms have been divided and at war, leaving many without necessities to survive. Lady Myah Leicht would do anything for her people, even risk herself—the future high lady of Nordlin—to join her friends to raid supply convoys and storehouses belonging to the enemy army against her uncle and his council’s wishes. Continue reading “Book Blitz: Fire Wolf by H. Danielle Crabtree + Giveaway”