February 12, 2018

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce: A Rockstar Book Tour

Welcome to the Tempests and Slaughter book tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I don't have a review for you today, but I do have some pretty great info about the book! Plus, scroll down and you will find a pretty nice giveaway!

Title: Tempests and Slaughter
Author: Tamora Pierce
Pub. Date: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 480
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook 

Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble.

Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair SalmalĂ­n came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of young adult fantasy books that break past the traditions of the fantasy genre to feature teenage girls as knights, wizards, and above all: heroes. A #1 New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards award, Tamora has written over 30 books, including the upcoming TORTALL: A SPY'S GUIDE (Oct. 31, 2017) and TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER (Feb. 6, 2018).

Tamora was drawn to books from a young age. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, the child of a "long, proud line of hillbillies," her family never had much. "We were poor, but I didn't know it then. We had a garden where my folks grew fruit and vegetables and our water came from a well," she explains. But one thing they did have was plenty of books. So Tamora read.

A self-proclaimed "geek," she devoured fantasy and science fiction novels, and by the age of 12 was mimicking her literary idols and writing her own action-packed stories. It was thanks to her father that Tamora began writing. "He heard me telling myself stories as I did dishes, and he suggested that I try to write some of them down," Pierce says.

But Tamora's novels had one major difference: unlike the books she was reading, her stories featured teenaged girl warriors. "I couldn't understand this lapse of attention on the part of the writers I loved, so until I could talk them into correcting this small problem, I wrote about those girls, the fearless, bold, athletic creatures that I was not, but wanted so badly to be."

Seventeen years later, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, a brief career in teen social work and some time spent writing for radio, Tamora Pierce held true to her childhood crusade, and published ALANNA: THE FIST ADVENTURE, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce's heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following.

Now, with over 30 critically-acclaimed books to her name, Pierce lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim and their menagerie of nine cats, two birds, a flock of pigeons, various raccoons and squirrels, and one opossum. "It's a pretty good life, if I do say so myself. Struggling along as a kid and even through my twenties, it's the kind of life I dreamed of but never believed I would get. Yet here I am, after a lot of work, a lot of worry, a lot of care for details, and a massive chunk of luck, the kind that brought me such strong friends and readers. Pretty good for a hillbilly, yes? And I never take it for granted."

Find Tamora: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

3 winners will receive a finished copy of TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER, US Only.

Ends on March 2nd at Midnight EST!

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Week One:
2/1/2018- Fiction Fare- Review
2/2/2018- herbookstacks- Review

Week Two:
2/5/2018- Here's to Happy Endings- Review
2/6/2018- A Dream Within A Dream- Review
2/7/2018- Book-Keeping- Review
2/8/2018- Eli to the nth- Review
2/9/2018- LILbooKlovers- Review

Week Three: 
2/12/2018- Jump Into Books- Promo
2/13/2018- BookHounds YA- Review
2/14/2018- Jessabella Reads- Review
2/15/2018- YA Bibliophile- Review
2/16/2018- Nerdophiles - Review

Week Four:
2/19/2018- Book Briefs- Review
2/20/2018- Smada's Book Smack- Review
2/21/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader- Excerpt
2/22/2018- YA Books Central- Excerpt
2/23/2018- The Book Nut- Review

Week Five:
2/26/2018- A Backwards Story- Review
2/27/2018- The Book Shire- Review
2/28/2018- Falling Down The Book Hole- Excerpt


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