Hello Gemmies! I have some exciting news to share with you today. I am proud to announce that The Gem Chronicles will be participating in four blog tours in September and October! They are for some incredible books, read on for the details and dates for each tour.
Furia September 15, 2020:
First up on the schedule is the Algonquin Young Readers Blog Tour for Furia by Yamile S. Mendez. This wonderful coming of age story is filled with love, trials, and authentic glimpses of Argentinian life. Be on the lookout for my review, mood board, and giveaway on September 15th! Book Release Date: September 15, 2020
Synopsis of Furia from Goodreads:
In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brother’s shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father.
On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her. In her wildest dreams, she’d get an athletic scholarship to a North American university.
But the path ahead isn’t easy. Her parents don’t know about her passion. They wouldn’t allow a girl to play fútbol—and she needs their permission to go any farther. And the boy she once loved is back in town. Since he left, Diego has become an international star, playing in Italy for the renowned team Juventus. Camila doesn’t have time to be distracted by her feelings for him. Things aren’t the same as when he left: she has her own passions and ambitions now, and La Furia cannot be denied. As her life becomes more complicated, Camila is forced to face her secrets and make her way in a world with no place for the dreams and ambition of a girl like her.
White Fox September 22, 2020:
Next up on the schedule is the Fierce Reads Blog Tour for White Fox by Sara Faring. After the whirlwind that was The Tenth Girl, the debut novel by Sara Faring. I was extremely eager to read her new book. This atmospheric science fiction thriller will keep you guessing until the very end! Be on the lookout for my review and mood board on September 22nd! Book Release: September 22, 2020
Synopsis of White Fox from Goodreads:
After their world-famous mother disappeared under mysterious circumstances, Manon and Thais left their remote Mediterranean home—sent away by their pharma tech tycoon father. Opposites in every way, the sisters drifted apart in their grief. Yet their mother's unfinished story still haunts them both, and they can't put to rest the possibility that she is still alive.
Lured home a decade later, Manon and Thais discover their mother's legendary last work, long thought lost: White Fox, a screenplay filled with enigmatic metaphors. The clues in this dark fairytale draw them deep into society's surreal underbelly, into the twisted secrets hidden by their glittering family, to reveal the truth about their mother—and themselves.
Vampires Never Get Old September 26th:
The third stop on the schedule is the Hear Our Voices blog tour for Vampires Never Get Old by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker. This anthology contains eleven diverse and original vampy stories by some of today's most exciting YA authors. Be on the lookout for my review, mood board, and my 15 thoughts while reading on September 26th! Book Release Date: September 22, 2020
Synopsis of Vampires Never Get Old from Goodreads:
In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out―and going out for their first kill―and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night.
Welcome to the evolution of the vampire―and a revolution on the page.
Vampires Never Get Old includes stories by authors both bestselling and acclaimed, including Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, and Kayla Whaley.
Blazewrath Games October 15th:
And last but certainly not least is the Hear Our Voices Blog Tour for Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz! This was one of the most fun reads for me for 2020. There is a Puerto Rican protagonist, dragons, magic, action and more! Oh and did I mention there are Puerto Rican Dragons?!?!?!??! Ugh...I cannot wait to share this one with you all. Be on the look out for my review, mood board, quiz, and interview with Amparo Ortiz for the blog on October 15th! Book Release Date: October 6, 2020
Synopsis of Blazewrath Games from Goodreads:
Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangerous relay. Lana longs to represent her native Puerto Rico in their first ever World Cup appearance, and when Puerto Rico’s Runner—the only player without a dragon steed—is kicked off the team, she’s given the chance.
But when she discovers that a former Blazewrath superstar has teamed up with the Sire—a legendary dragon who’s cursed into human form—the safety of the Cup is jeopardized. The pair are burning down dragon sanctuaries around the world and refuse to stop unless the Cup gets cancelled. All Lana wanted was to represent her country. Now, to do that, she’ll have to navigate an international conspiracy that’s deadlier than her beloved sport.
I cannot express how excited I am to be able to share all of these gems with you! Each of these novels is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading these books? What Interview questions would you like me to ask Amparo? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!