I am thrilled to be on the book tour today to give you a preview of Beasts Made of Night, a YA Nigerian fantasy that releases on Halloween. The October 31st release date is perfect for a book that features such haunting descriptions of brutal battles with sin-beasts that leave the Aki marked by sin, both physically and emotionally, a dark, injust world run by the wealthy, poverty and income disparity. This is a dark, dark tale with a unique world. Many recommend it for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi and Nnedi Okorafor, but I would also tell fans of slow-burn fantasy, like The Bone Witch and Strange the Dreamer, to pick this one up. Today’s preview will feature bookish aesthetics plus, a giveaway.
Skip the turkey and pass me a platter of books, we’ve got November YA releases for you to feast on!
It’s hard to believe, but this is our 3rd Annual Halloween Reading List!! We’ve recommended it all, from creepy anthologies to practically EVERY creepy book we read in 2016, and everything in between. As you put the finishing touches on this year’s costume, jump over to find which books we recommend to get you in a SCARY MOOD!
The Speaker publication date less than three weeks away and I am SO excited for the second installment of The Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy! I read this book last year for one of our First Reads Friday installments and absolutely enjoyed this fantasy novel about literacy. Sefia’s quest to find her aunt Nin, who is kidnapped, is filled with adventure, mysterious strangers and narrators and A BOOK. The story is a finely woven tapestry, where many different POV’s converge in unexpected ways.
Not only is The Reader a feast of words, but Traci has also included an Easter Egg hunt in the book–you search for clues within the pages of the story (from blacked-out words and paragraphs, to footnotes and thumbprints on certain pages). It’s very fun to search out clues and attempt to piece them together–an adventure within an adventure. I’m pretty sure I didn’t find all the clues within The Reader, which is why this Reread is in order!
The Reader stuck with me long after I finished it. After sharing with you Traci’s playlist for The Reader earlier this year, today, I am here to give you some moodboard aesthetics related to The Reader. In a few weeks, we’ll be on The Speaker tour so hurry up and get caught up on the Reader before then!