OMG Do you know how freaking loud I screamed when I got the email that I was going to be on this blog tour?! Like seriously I freaked the heck out because I was so damn excited! I love Rin Chupeco so freaking much and to get the opportunity to read her next book was soooooooo humbling and rewarding for me, okay? Ugh I’m just so glad about this.
Thank you so much to Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this and for having me on this tour. Click on the banner for the rest of the schedule of course. I know you know the drill but just in case.
An unforgettable alternative history fairytale series from the author of The Bone Witch trilogy about found family, modern day magic, and finding the place you belong.
Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic. Which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck in…Arizona.
Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family, is in hiding in a town so boring, magic doesn’t even work there. Few know his secret identity, but his friend Tala is one of them. Tala doesn’t mind—she has secrets of her own. Namely, that she’s a spellbreaker, someone who negates magic.
Then hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, and Avalon’s most powerful weapon, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.
Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.
She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her here as promptly as she is able to.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, and Source for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Ugh OMG RIN CHUPECO can LITERALLY WRITE ANYTHING AND I WOULD LOVE IT.
That’s it, that’s the whole review. Nothing more to say.
But no, really. Rin Chupeco is one of my all time freaking favorite authors and I’m so freaking lucky to be able to read her novels, okay? From my first introduction to her with The Bone Witch to now, I just have not found a novel from her that I didn’t absolutely love. This is no exception, because Tala and Prince Alexei and this entire freaking world was so amazing. Do you know how freaking awesome it would be to meet Tala and Alexei and Tala’s family in real freaking life? Especially since they are freaking in Arizona right now?! Like… let me just drive all the way down there and just freaking help them tear some stuff up!
Ugh wow I’m just so excited to see what else is coming out of this world, and what Tala and Alexei are going to get up to in the next novel. I still can’t believe that Chupeco somehow wrote this novel, and The Never-Tilting World almost back to back somehow? They didn’t come out that far apart and they are both part of a series. Different series! Like, she’s giving me life right now.
Short and sweet playlist, but you know. I mean I could always add more to all of my playlists if I ever wanted to, so stay surprised.
And again, it’s not freaking embedding. Ugh this is so annoying.
Yes, I had to use Shay freaking Mitchell for my dream cast! Just this once.