Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're joining Rockstar Book Tours for a stop along their current promotion featuring a new title via Delacorte Press. It's got an unusual name and an eye-catching cover, so if it wasn't already on your radar, it wouldn't be long before it landed there...and with good reason! Ladies and gents, allowme to introduce today's blog tour guest and book of choice...
Scars Like Wings
About the book...
Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience--the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.
Before, I was a million things. Now I'm only one. The Burned Girl.
Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn't need a mirror to know what she looks like--she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.
A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be "normal" again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends--no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.
But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn't have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn't afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she's going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.
"A heartfelt and unflinching look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched for a light in the darkness." --Stephanie Nielson, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven Is Here and a burn survivor
Sometimes it takes the right person at the right time to get us to finally see who we are. Sometimes that same said person may not show up at the right time, but what seems like the extremely most wrong time, and yet they are the one's that make us reach for all that we can or wish to be. That motivation, that outside driving force is a necessary evil for us to reach our potential, and when we're faced with additional obstacles outside the norm, it becomes something we not so much desire, but need all the same.
It was great to get to know Ava and her true self, not just the reflection she avoids thanks to circumstances beyond her control. It was empowering to see her rise above and endearing to see it happening with friends and then eventually on her own. Hey, I mean no man is an island, nor girl lost to the wolves, if she chooses not to be.
All in all, an enjoyable read that not only reveals the true ties of friendship, but the ugliness of prejudice, and the beauty/potential that lies within us all.
About the author...
Erin Stewart is the author of SCARS LIKE WINGS, her debut novel. Erin is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and a BYU undergraduate who works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as a weekly columnist in Salt Lake City.
Erin lives in Utah with her husband and three children. She is represented by the amazing Brianne Johnson of Writers House.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of SCARS LIKE WINGS!
Special thanks to Rockstar Book Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...
*** Blog Tour Schedule ***
10/1/2019- Feed Your Fiction Addiction-Review
10/2/2019- BookHounds YA- Review
10/3/2019- Lifestyle of Me- Review
10/4/2019- Fictitious Fox- Review
10/7/2019- Fire and Ice - Review
10/8/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review
10/9/2019- Fictitiouswonderland- Review
10/10/2019- Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers- Review
10/11/2019- Here's to Happy Endings- Review
10/14/2019- Treestand Book Reviews- Review
10/15/2019- Smada's Book Smack- Review
10/16/2019- Riddle’s Reviews- Review
10/17/2019- Jena Brown Writes- Review
10/18/2019- Book-Keeping- Review
10/21/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review
10/22/2019- Life Within The Pages- Review
10/23/2019- Portrait of a Book- Review
10/24/2019- The Pages In-Between- Review
10/25/2019- Paper Reader- Review
10/28/2019- Southern Girl Bookaholic- Review
10/29/2019- Do You Dog-ear?- Review
10/30/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt
10/31/2019- Two points of interest- Review
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, read it!