May 24, 2017

I am going to New York!

Hey bookworms!

I am off to New York tomorrow!

Calm down, I am not migrating or anything :D Maybe you already know this, ( especially if you follow me on twitter ) but I am doing BEA and Bookcon again this year, and decided to spend a few more days in USA, so I am leaving for New York tomorrow and will be back on the 8th of June!

I am not taking a hiatus, posts will be up on Chasing Faerytales as usual, but I might be scarcely seen online. Do make sure to be up to date with my adventures through my social media accounts! Addition to twitter, I'll be updating through my personal instagram (nefarioustales) and snapchat (chasingfaes). Don't forget to follow and/or add me!

And I am so excited yet nervous! My pre travel anxiety is in full force yet I am so excited about the trip! I can't wait to explore the city, meet all the bloggers and authors, and the books!!!!

Also, my NYC friends, I'd love to meet you! Let me know if we can hang out on any of the days of my trip!

Farewell and next time I'll meet you guys, I'll be in NY!

May 12, 2017

Julia Ember's tips for building a SFF World || The Seafarer's Kiss Blog Tour + Giveaway

Hello bookworms!

Welcome to today's stop on the Seafarer's Kiss blog tour! This f/f retelling of the Little Mermaid is fresh, amazing and a must read! Wonderfully diverse and beautifully written, I can't recommend the book enough! Today we have it's lovely author Julia Ember over at the blog, sharing some tips for building a believable SFF world, as part of the blog tour!

P. S - I shared my review on GR today, do make sure to check it out here!

Title : The Seafarer's Kiss
Author: Julia Ember
Publisher : Interlude Press/Duet Books
Release Date : May 4th 2017
Synopsis : 

Having long-wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the mermen’s glacier. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king.

Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from Loki. But such deals are never as one expects, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.

May 11, 2017

Mulan meets Feudal Japan || Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Title : Flame in the Mist
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Publisher : G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Date : May 16th 2017
Synopsis : 

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.

May 2, 2017

Ashley Herring Blake talks How to Make A Wish, queer rep and #ownvoices || #DiverseReads2017

Hi bookworms!

Can you believe it's May already? It's unbelievable! So is the amount of book releases that the month brings along.

Today's the release date of one of my favourite May releases! How to Make A Wish, a beautiful, heartwarming and fantastic contemporary by the lovely Ashley Herring Blake is releasing today and you should all read this wonderfully diverse #ownvoices novel! ( If you need more persuasion, check out my review here )

So today, we have Ashley over, to answer some questions about the book. Hope you all enjoy!