Monday, October 19, 2015

HarperTeen Winter 2016 Blog Tour and Giveaway: Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Welcome to the HarperTeen Winter 2016 Tour! I am honored to be a part of this tour (thank you, Hannah and Stephanie!), and to be able to spotlight Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little! Read more about this book below, and enter to win the AMAZING giveaways provided by HarperTeen!

About Banished:

Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Book Two of the Forbidden series
Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Official Summary:

She thought she’d lost everything . . .

After spending months traveling the harsh, unforgiving Mesopotamian desert, Jayden reunites with a broken, injured Kadesh. Although everyone was convinced the violent and unpredictable Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, killed the handsome prince, Jayden knew in her heart that her love was alive and safe. But their reunion is short-lived, as they learn Horeb is on their trail and determined to take back the girl he has claimed. Soon, the two star-crossed lovers are on the run toward Sariba, Kadesh’s homeland, where, as heir to the Kingdom, he plans to make Jayden his princess.

But the trek to Sariba is fraught with heartache and danger. After narrowly escaping being stoned to death for a crime she didn’t commit, and learning that her sister has disappeared, Jayden’s only solace is her love for Kadesh. But even he is keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that will change everything.

This gorgeous and enchanting sequel to Forbidden, is full of love, danger, and heated passion that will leave readers breathless.

Check out Forbidden!

Forbidden's Trailer:

About the Author:

Kimberley Griffiths Little grew up in San Francisco, but now lives in an adobe house on the banks of the Rio Grande with her chaotic, messy family. She’s drunk so much Land of Enchantment water that some of that ancient magic got into her blood and now spurts out her pencil—um, ergonomic keyboard. 

Kimberley has slept in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland, sailed the Seine in Paris, walked the beaches of Normandy, ridden a camel in Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria. 

P.S. She also writes award-winning middle-grade novels with Scholastic. :-)

The Giveaways:

#1 – A Harper Teen Winter 2016 Catalog prizepack of 40+ books*.
*All YA titles in the winter2016 catalog with the exception of The Siren by Kiera Cass, Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.*

#2 – 5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Fall 2015 Catalog
5 books are: The Lies About Truth, Walk on Earth A Stranger, Dreamland, Dumplin’, and Velvet Da Vinci’s Tiger

How to enter:
Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Winter 2016 Tour (a total of 45). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to:

My code "word" is: 2016

This is the Harper Winter 2016 Tour!

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  1. I like two of the books this book is compared to so I'll have to give this book a try.

  2. I never read Forbidden, but it sounds like such a fascinating read!!

  3. I loved Forbidden so much! I need to know what happens next. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  4. I loved the first book so much, Alyssa. I can't wait to read Forbidden! I hope it goes up on EW soon. :)

  5. I had the pleasure of reviewing Forbidden last year and really liked it. Looking forward to the sequel!

  6. I actually have been looking forward to reading these books, and I think I want to win the contest for Christmas! I am such a huge bookworm!

  7. I haven't read banished but it looks like a awesome read and a pretty cover. Hope I win

  8. Authors like this that have been EVERYWHERE and seen EVERYTHING always intimidate me! Is it just me or do you feel like that too A? Man... this book foes look pretty interesting and the preimse def has me interested!♡♡

  9. I am so excited for this book. I read and devoured Forbidden and I'm glad that February is almost here so I can read this one. Thank you so much.

  10. gah this series looks wonderful. I think I have been 1, I really need to get to

  11. Aw :D This is SO AWESOME. You are so lucky to take part in this blog tour. <3 Hugs. These two books are so pretty :) Thank you for sharing about it sweetie. <3 BUT QUESTION. Is this giveaway international? There is no rules. I HATE when there is no rules :(( Sad face.

  12. I still need to read book one, Forbidden, first, but I definitely want to read this series.

  13. Book 1 had been on my tbr but i haven't picked it up yet,but I just finished the girl,of fire and thorn series and loved it's! So I'm gonna read book 1 soon

  14. This books are and have been of my to be read list for a while now. For Christmas this year I want books and more books.

  15. I actually haven't heard much about this series, but it sounds like something I might like!

  16. This book sounds really good! I will have to pick these ones up! Especially if they are recommended for people who liked Grave Mercy! That book was so good! Awesome post, Alyssa! :)

  17. Oooo, I just love the sound of this book. I cannot help but adore the cover!!

  18. I have a copy of the first book. I have yet to read it but it's one of the books I hope to get to for this year!! And I love the cover for Banished <3

  19. Yay! I'm excited about this tour, and I can't wait to read Banished! You know I already read the last page... :)

  20. Adding this to my TBR list! Sounds like I'm going to love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Adding this to my TBR list! Sounds like I'm going to love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. I love this tour! It is so much fun and so cool to be spotlighting so many different books! They all sound so good!

    I haven't read Forbidden yet, but I did just buy it! :)
    Stephanie @ In Wonderland

  23. I loved both Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Red Tent, so I am excited to read this series.

  24. I didn't read the first book in the series - winning this would give me an excuse to do so!


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