TLC Book Tour: Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Genre: Adult Dystopian/Literary Fiction
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (first published September 17th 2013)
$19.99 CAD
Lighthouse Island: A Novel

 Note: As a tour host selected by TLC virtual book tours, I received a complimentary copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.

It took me a long time and a lot of reflection before I could write this review. The book left me feeling unsure. I really wanted to like it—it had a lot of really good elements. However, it took me a while to determine what I thought of it. 

Book Tour Tomorrow!

I'm really excited about hosting the tour for Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles tomorrow! Check back in the morning for my review! Also, don't forget to enter for your chance to win a copy! 
Here's the synopsis from the publisher: 

"In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded and covered the earth with cities, animals are nearly all gone and drought has taken over so that cloudy water is issued by the quart. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years. On this urban planet the only relief from overcrowding and the harsh rule of the big Agencies is the television in every living space, with its dreams of vanished waterfalls and the promise of virtual vacations in green spaces, won by the lucky few.

TLC Book Tour: The Agincourt Bride

The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson

Genre: Historical Fiction
Paperback, 578 pages
Published 2013 by Harper (an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
$15.99 (CAD)
Buy now: Amazon - Indigo - Indiebound

The Agincourt Bride (Catherine de Valois, #1)

 Note: As a tour host selected by TLC virtual book tours, I received a complimentary copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.

The Agincourt Bride is the story of Catherine de Valois, princess of France (early 15th century). This novel is the first instalment in a series about Catherine’s life. The story however is not told from Catherine’s perspective, but from that of Guillaumette Lanière, her fictional nursemaid, affectionately called Mette. 

Book Tour Tomorrow!

Hey guys!
Tomorrow is the big day! My second book tour! I'm really excited about sharing my thoughts on The Agincourt Bride with you. Make sure to check back tomorrow for the review and enter the contest on the sidebar for a chance to win your very own copy!

Upcoming tour: The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson!

Here is the synopsis: 
"The epic story of the queen who founded the Tudor dynasty, told through the eyes of her loyal nursemaid. Perfect for fans of Philipa Gregory.

When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois, caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court.

Mette and the child forge a bond, one that transcends Mette’s lowly position.
But as Catherine approaches womanhood, her unique position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties. Her brother, The Dauphin and the dark and sinister, Duke of Burgundy will both use Catherine to further the cause of France.

Catherine is powerless to stop them, but with the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt, the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher. But can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater danger?"
Look out for more updates! Also check out the giveaway on the sidebar and enter for your chance to win a copy!  Xo

Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone for their support for my first book tour! It was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you all check back for my upcoming book tours in a little over a week.

I'm very excited to announce the winner of the giveaway for The Ghost Bride! Sandi H. will be the lucky recipient of a copy of  The Ghost Bride! Sandi, I hope you enjoy it!


TLC Book Tour: "The Ghost Bride" by Yangsze Choo

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural 
Published 2013 by William Morrow (an imprint of HaprerCollins)
eBook, 355 pages 
$15.99 CAD 
(also available in hardcover, $31.00 CAD, and paperback, $18.50 CAD)

Note: As a tour host selected by TLC virtual book tours, I receive a complimentary copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. I otherwise receive no compensation. The opinions expressed here are completely honest and completely my own.  

I was excited when I found this title among the books for upcoming TLC tours! I had been wanting to read this book with its beautiful and intriguing cover, and TLC book tours provided me with the perfect opportunity. I was looking forward to a historical novel exploring another culture. I was a little surprised when I got into it, because it was not altogether what I was expecting (to be honest, I only skimmed the synopsis, so that’s my bad!). However, it was still quite good!

The Ghost Bride: An Indio Spotlight Book!

Hey guys! 

I was shopping at Chapters this evening, taking a peek at the current bestsellers and others displays and whatnot, and look what I came across on an Indigo Spotlight display! 

I'm very excited to be a part of The Ghost Bride book tour, and hope you all stop by on Tuesday, 12 August! While you're at it, you might as well enter to win a copy of The Ghost Bride! You can enter on the side bar.

Happy reading, fellow fiction lovers! 


"The Ghost Bride" Synopsis!

On Tuesday, 12 August Fuelled by Fiction will be hosting a stop on The Ghost Bride's tour! Check out the sidebar and enter for a chance to win a copy! Here is the synopsis from the publisher:

"'One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride...'

Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs. And in the sleepy port town of Malacca, ghosts and superstitions abound.


Hey guys,
You may have noticed that I will be a tour host next week for The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo! I am very excited about this and I hope you are too! To get into the spirit of things (get it? ghosts? spirits?) from today until 14 August you can enter to win a free copy of the book! The winner will be randomly selected and announced on 15 August. 
You can find the giveaway on the sidebar!
Good luck! 

Book Tours Update

Hey guys,
As you have probably noticed, I did not host a tour for Lighthouse Island on 31 July. There were a few difficulties, and now my date has been moved. The new date is TBD, but keep a look out! 

New Upcoming Challenge!

Hey fellow fiction lovers,
I have decided to begin a new reading challenge in the next few weeks. I have decided that I am going to read through all the of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels! This, of course, is going to take me quite a while to complete. You will hear about it when I begin, with updates on my Reading Challenge page. I likely won't post reviews of all of these books.
Keep a look out, and perhaps join me in the challenge!

"The King's Curse" by Best Selling Author Philippa Gregory

The King's Curse (The Cousins' War, #6)The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
Genre: Historical Fiction
Advanced Uncorrected Reader’s Copy provided by Touchstone, 688 pages
Published 9 September 2014, Touchstone (a division of Simon&Schuster)
$32.99 CAD (hardcover) 

Philippa Gregory is one of my favourite authors. She successfully combines two of my favourite things: history and fiction. On second thought, three of my favourite things: history, fiction, and England. I’ve read and loved many of her books, but I must say my favourites have been in this series—The Cousins’ War. I was initially intrigued by her retelling of the famous mystery of the princes in the Tower. From there, I had to know about the life of those involved. I’ve found this series so captivating—even more so than her books about the Tudors.