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Monday, October 12, 2020

Rockstar Book Tours presents... POISONED by Jennifer Donnelly - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the POISONED by Jennifer Donnelly blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my review below and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Jennifer Donnelly
Pub. Date: October 20, 2020
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 320

From Jennifer Donnelly, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Stepsister, comes a fairytale retelling that'll forever change the way you think about strength, power, and the real meaning of "happily ever after."

Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie's heart.

It shouldn't have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule -- a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything she'd heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . .

With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can't extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength. 




Mirror mirror on the wall... may THINK you know how that line goes, but this book might just change your mind!

Who doesn't LOVE a fairytale I right?!  Especially when they are done SO WELL!  Here, we have all the elements we know and love about "the fairest of them all", but with a darker twist, a subtle spin, and a whole new world of curiosities and dangers to survive!  Sophie was a kind hearted girl, nay princess, and yet somehow a threat to her evil queen of a stepmother.  Same said evil queen stepmother rules the land with an iron fist and a dress of diamonds, but not for the reasons you might assume.  Oh sure, she likes to look as good as the next person, but for her it reflects (quite literally) the  power that she has at her command, the legions that pay tribute to her, and what forces she may use against anyone that dare challenge her or her rule.  But for some, what they have is never enough...then again, what some get isn't nearly as dire as they desire.

I SO FELT for Sophie!  The lies she was fed, the tragedy that befell her, and the obstacles in her path, all simply felt like such a weight that Atlas himself couldn't bare it!  Thing is though...I could only feel so bad at times because she had such a good heart...and that goes for whether it was her own, or that of someone else's making, and the kindness she shows, the love that she wields, are what truly make her a threat to the crown because people without anything, have nothing to lose...but those that have HOPE, have everything to gain.

So step inside this dark tale for a heigh-ho adventure filled with little men, dashing not-princes, and otherworldly beings that can't quite make up their minds as to the side they are on, as you're not only entertained, but reminded that not everything you are told is true, about yourself or the world at large.  Your truth is what you CHOOSE to believe, so choose wisely in the company you keep, and the voices you allow into your heart.  A great reading recommendation for Young Adult fans, teen through adult!



About the author...

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of A Northern Light, which was awarded a Printz Honor and a Carnegie Medal; Revolution (named a Best Book by Amazon, Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library, and nominated for a Carnegie Medal); the Deep Blue series; and many other books for young readers, including Lost in a Book, which spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.


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3 winners will receive a finished copy of POISONED

(US Only)


Special thanks to the Rockstar Book Tours team and Scholastic Press for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the copy for review.  (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 set to release October 20, 2020 (as of this post), so mark your calendar or pre order your copy today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


The Book Nut : A Book Lovers Guide








 Week Two:


A Backwards Story






Kait Plus Books



The Book Rookery



History from a Woman’s Perspective






Thindbooks Blog


 Week Three:


The Momma Spot



Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers



Bookhounds YA



Seeing Double In Neverland






Nays Pink Bookshelf



Lisa Loves Literature


 Week Four:


Two Chicks on Books



The Pages In-Between



Two Points of Interest


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

traveler said...

This novel sounds intriguing and captivating. I have enjoyed all of Jennifer Donnelly's wonderful novels. Unforgettable and unique stories.

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