This week, Hunted by the Sky, the fierce new fantasy from Tanaz Bhathena, was officially released. To celebrate, we hosted a mini Instagram tour – keep scrolling to see all the gorgeous pictures and thanks to everyone who took part!
By Tanaz Bhathena
384 Pages | Ages 12+| Hardcover
ISBN 9780735267022 | Penguin Teen Canada
Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul’s mark is what caused her parents’ murder at the hand of King Lohar’s ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge.
Cavas lives in the tenements, and he’s just about ready to sign his life over to the king’s army. His father is terminally ill, and Cavas will do anything to save him. But sparks fly when he meets a mysterious girl—Gul—in the capital’s bazaar, and as the chemistry between them undeniably grows, he becomes entangled in a mission of vengeance—and discovers a magic he never expected to find.
Dangerous circumstances have brought Gul and Cavas together at the king’s domain in Ambar Fort . . . a world with secrets deadlier than their own. Exploring identity, class struggles, and high-stakes romance, Hunted by the Sky is a gripping adventure set in a world inspired by medieval India.
October 16: Zuhra at Venus Reads was hooked within the first chapter and “enjoyed the complexities of all the characters, plot and how the heavy topic of grief was tackled”
October 17:Book Hounds featured a Q&A with Jo Treggiari herself (and now our TBRs are even longer!)
October 18: Trang at Bookidote thought it was so compelling, she finished the book in ONE SITTING!
October 21: Victoria at The Contented Reader enjoyed Jo’s previous book BLOOD WILL OUT and recommends this one too
October 22: Crossroad Reviews thought the characters are “some that will rip out your heart”
October 23: YA Book Central chatted with Jo and we learned what she’s working on next (plus there’s a giveaway!)
October 24: Lizz at Literary Lizard posted both a review and an interview with Jo where they discussed the cult aspects of the book
October 25: Isabella at The Feminist Bookworm did a Q&A with Jo and learned more about the inspiration for the novel
October 28: On Instagram, Sam recommended THE GREY SISTERS to fans of WILDER GIRLS
October 29: Carly at A Beauty & Her Books was immediately intrigued by the synopsis and enjoyed the read
October 30: On Instagram, Jen read it in a day and was shocked by some of the twists!
October 31: And on Instagram, Ali finished off the tour with a beautiful photo!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated, we appreciate you all! Hopefully this blog tour will inspire others to pick up a copy of THE GREY SISTERS – if you do, make sure you let us know what you think!
This week, we’ve been running a blog tour for Heather Smith’s poignant coming-of-age novel, Chicken Girl, and now all the reviews are in!
Monday, February 25
Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads gave us a guest post from Heather, as well as five reasons to read Chicken Girl
Lisa @ Remarkably Lisa loves Poppy’s gay twin brother, Cam
Jaaron @ Worn Pages and Ink called it one of the best YA novels she’s read in a long time
Summer @ Butter My Books is hoping for a sequel about Lewis (or Cam!)
Christine @ Padfoot’s Library posted a short piece about writing from Heather
Olivia @ The Candid Cover thinks the book has a great message about respect – both online and IRL