Author Interviews

An Interview with Victoria Lee

If you follow my blog/twitter/instagram you may have seen (many) recent posts about The Fever King, out this March. A mix of dystopian & futuristic, magic, disaster gays and villains you can’t help but love, I’m already calling it as one of the best books of 2019.

I chatted to Victoria about The Fever King, the writing process, who would steal Santa’s cookies and more. So do read on…

 

1. How did the idea for The Fever King come about? Was it a character or a line that first appeared or something else?

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Unboxings

Unboxing The YA Chronicles ~ Save The Galaxy

When I get book boxes either a) I ask for them for birthdays/Christmas or b) treat myself to one occasionally if I’m 99% sure of what book will be included!

For The YA Chronicles December ‘Save the Galaxy’ box it was option b. and I was not disappointed because not only was the book what I thought it was but it come which such cute goodies.

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Included in the box:

~ The Disasters by M.K. England, I’m so excited for this book, gays in space! And that cover!! As well as an author letter.
~ ‘Fail Class of 2194’ candle by Novel Scents & Co, inspired by the book – it smells so good I could do a heckin’ nom. Wild flower, honey and a dash of sugar and spice.
~ Red Rising inspired tea by Oriandle. Black tea with orange, hibiscus and clove
~ ‘I need more space’ tote bag designed by UltraVioletPrints – can a gal ever have enough tote bags? I think not!
~ An astronaut USB reading light – I love this so much, so cute!
~ The bookmark of the month – and I can’t get over that design.

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ARC reviews · Book Reviews

Book Review ‘The Girl King’ ~ Mimi Yu

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Publication Date: January 8th 2019

Publisher: Gollancz

Series: The Girl King #1

Blurb: Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty’s first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin Set the heir instead – a betrayal that sends the sisters down two very different paths.

Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu goes on the run. She needs an ally – and an army – if she is to succeed. Her quest leads her to Nokhai, the last surviving wolf shapeshifter. Nok wants to keep his identity secret, but finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance with the girl whose family killed everyone he ever loved . . .

Alone in the volatile court, Min’s hidden power awakens – a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set’s reign . . . or allow Min to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one Emperor, and the sisters’ greatest enemy could turn out to be each other.

★★★★/5

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Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday…Death Prefers Blondes

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Publication Date: January 29th 2019

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Blurb: Teenage socialite Margo Manning leads a dangerous double life. By day, she dodges the paparazzi while soaking up California sunshine. By night, however, she dodges security cameras and armed guards, pulling off high-stakes cat burglaries with a team of flamboyant young men. In and out of disguise, she’s in all the headlines.

But then Margo’s personal life takes a sudden, dark turn, and a job to end all jobs lands her crew in deadly peril. Overnight, everything she’s ever counted on is put at risk. Backs against the wall, the resourceful thieves must draw on their special skills to survive. But can one rebel heiress and four kickboxing drag queens withstand the slings and arrows of truly outrageous fortune? Or will a mounting sea of troubles end them — for good?

Welcome to a brand new year! I hope everyone had a lovely and safe New Year, however you celebrate or don’t!

I’m diving straight back into things with my very first instalment of Waiting on Wednesday in 2019 with Death Prefers Blondes!

I thoroughly enjoyed both Last Seen Leaving and White Rabbit so I’ve been anticipating Death Prefers Blondes for Roehrig’s writing alone but add that cover and blurb and the excitement is real 😍😍  The wait is almost over but I still can’t wait because this is going to be a riot!

Is  Death Prefers Blondes on your TBR pile?

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Bookish Tags

Rise of the Guardians Christmas Book Tag

Welcome to my very last post for 2018! It’s been a wonderful year for reading and is the first full year of my blog. I’m still very much enjoying running this blog and seeing it slowly grow will never get old. I’ve met so many wonderful people and being a part of the book community is so much fun!

To finish of the year I was tagged by Laura @ The Book Corps to do the Rise of the Guardians book tag, who also created the tag. So without further ado….

Jackson Overland aka Jack Frost: Name an icy character that is actually very lovable and sweet

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Dara Shirazi ~ The Fever King, Victoria Lee.

He may try to appear icy and unaffected but I know the truth. Dara, my softe son. May you have all the goats and star gazing you deserve.

Nicholas St. North aka Santa Claus: Name a fun and jolly character that could actually cut a bitch

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Damianos of Akielos ~ Captive Prince, C.S. Pacat

Maybe a bit of a stretch but: Damianos, sunshine child, tol boi, can fuck you up.

Does he need to remind you of that time he speared a man with a two-handed broad sword across a river to protect Laurent?

Toothiana aka The Tooth Fairy: Name a lovable book that is dear to your heart (and is so sweet it gives you a tooth ache!)

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The Remaking of Corbin Wale, Roan Parrish

There was some angst in this book but honestly it’s so beautiful and sweet I cried.

Sanderson Mansnoozie aka The Sandman: Name a book that put you to sleep (figuratively or literally)

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Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This was a while ago but why oh way are we still getting high schoolers to read these kinds of books? Do you want to make children hate reading?

E. Aster Bunnymund aka The Easter Bunny: Name a book that fills you with hope

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Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly

Amidst an absolute avalanche of feelings the end of Amberlough filled me with the desperate hope that Cyril would make it.

Probably not the kind of hope Laura was going for but I saw an opportunity and took it

Mim aka The Man in the Moon: Name a wise character that acts as a mentor/parental figure

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Nysander ~ The Nightrunner series, Lynn Flewelling

Nysander is a mentor and father figure to both Alec and Seregil, guiding them, perplexing them, hiding things from them for their own good. Letting Alec in on Seregil’s embarrassing moments!

Pitch Black aka The Nightmare King: Name a villain/antihero you can’t help but love

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******** ******** ~ The Fever King, Victoria Lee

This may be a kinda of spoiler so I’m not going to say who (and the stars aren’t an accurate count letter for letter either).

But Victoria hit like every goddamn element I love in a good villain mmmHMMMM. Just y’all wait 👀👀

*shakes fist* VICTORIA

I’m tagging (with absolutely no obligation) Leah @ Small Queer Big Opinions, Kate @ Reading Through Infinity, Amber @ Ambsreads, Destiny @ Howling Libraries, Jamieson @ JamisshelvesTennika @ That Bibliophile FranklinShan @ Little Irish Book Cat and anyone else that would like to have a go!