Jul 27, 2016

A chat with Kathryn Holmes

Hi bookworms!

Today on the blog, we have a special guest! Say hi to Kathryn Holmes, author of How it Feels to Fly, a beautiful contemporary, which drowned me in tears! She's going to be one of the authors appearing at Nori's awesome book event, Bookitcon, which will be happening on the 7th of August! I'll be hosting her today to promote both her book and the event, so don't forget to check out the event details below the interview!

Jul 24, 2016

Katie lists the myths she's like YA to retell || SBPT 2016

Hey Guys!

It's Sunday! Which means, we have a guest blogger over here at Chasing Faerytales, courtesy of SBPT! Today I am featuring Katie from Bibliophile and she lists down her favourite myths which she wants to be retold in YA!

Also, don't forget to check out my post at Katie's blog today! 

  


Jul 23, 2016

Diverse Reads 2016 Seasonal Link Up #3

Hi everyone!

To be honest, I am a bit too late with this task, but it's time to kick off the third phase of Diverse Reads 2016!

The past two seasons, we read and discussed ethnic diversity and LGBTQIA, and this time, we're tackling religious diversity!

The inclusion of religion, and the authentic representation of it is something that needs to be focused on in YA, and for the rest of these three months, we encourage you to read more religiously diverse books!

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, go do the deed soon! You can sign up here!

Having said that, here's the linky for you all to link up your reviews and discussions for this season!

Jul 21, 2016

Review: Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer



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Title: Proof of Forever
Author: Lexa Hillyer
Release Date: July 5th, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
Synopsis:

Before: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they'd stay friends.

After: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.

Then: That is, until the fated flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen -- the summer everything changed.

Now: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear the girls apart all over again.

Always: Summer ends. But this one will change them forever.


Jul 18, 2016

Let's sit down for a cup of coffee

Hey bookworms!

It might have come to your notice, that I am not online or active as much as I used to be, these days. It's definitely sad, and frustrating when I do come online, and feel lost and unconnected with the rest of the blogosphere. I am naturally ambitious, and have this inquisitive need in me, which makes me want to be everywhere and know everyone and everything, so the fact that my online time has now got limitations definitely sucks.

That aside, I also feel like I haven't kept up with my connection with my readers and audience. I feel like I don't blog like I did before, and that scares me, because my blog is just one and a half years old for God's sake! I can't afford to have a burn out this early!

But tbh, I'd have to admit, that more than a burn out, it's the fact that I am extremely busy in real life. I am finding it extremely hard to keep up with everything I've got on my plate, and in the end, I miss blogging and my readers so much!

So today I decided, to talk with you all. Randomly. Things that has happened with my life these days. Things I haven't shared so far. Maybe an explanation to why I have suddenly become so scarce in my online presence.

Jul 17, 2016

Cheyenne does the Hamilton Book Tag || SBPT 2016

Hi guys!

Sorry that I disappeared without any notice for about a week. I had exams, and was extremely busy! I was also a bit too stressed about the exams, but now they're all over, and I am free - at least for some time - again! :D

Today for SBPT, we have Cheyenne from Once Upon A Time A Review! Cheyenne is a new friend of mine, thanks to SBPT, and I discovered that she LOVES Hamilton through our convos. I myself am one of those utterly clueless people over at twitter, who not only haven't watched or listened to Hamilton, but also have no clue about what it is even about! I know, I know, what can I say, I am really late to catch up on trends!

Anyway, since Cheyenne loves Hamilton, today on the blog, she's doing the Hamilton Book Tag! 



Jul 6, 2016

A glorious song of violence || This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab




Title : This Savage Song
Author : Victoria Schwab
Release Date : July 5th 2016
Publisher : Greenwillow Books
Synopsis:


There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.


Jul 3, 2016

An interview with Claire @ Blank Slaters || SBPT 2016


Hi guys!

It's July! That means that most of you are well into the summer season. It doesn't make a difference to me here, but I am excited about all these summer themed bookish events! I am joining in the Summer Blogger Promo Tour, hosted by the lovely Amber and Jessica from The Book Bratz

Basically the event is all about featuring a few assigned bloggers on your blog every Sunday, and today, we have Claire from Blank Slaters over here at Chasing Faerytales!

I originally know Claire from twitter, and she's one of the sweetest and most adorable bloggers I know! Today, I got a chance to interview her, so let's take a look at Claire's answers to my questions! : D