Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Hi everyone! Welcome to the blog tour for Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh. I am so excited to share more information about this extraordinary book. Stick around for the giveaway - you could win Flame in the Mist!

About the Book:

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Book One of the Flame in the Mist series
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 16, 2017

Official Summary:

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.

About the Author:

Renée Ahdieh is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog.

My Mood Board:

This mood board was a little trickier than usual! I wanted to make sure that I was searching for Japanese people and scenery, and I also wanted to find images that represented the time period (feudal Japan). Which was difficult! But here it is...

Check out the preorder giveaway:

Preorder Flame in the Mist and enter to win a trip to BookCon! USA only, ends on May 16th. Check out the promotion website for more details!

The Giveaway:

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (ARV: $17.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on May 8, 2017 and 12:00 AM on June 5, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about June 10, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Follow the Tour:

Week One:
May 8 – Two Chicks on Books – Author Q&A
May 9 – The Eater of Books! – Mood Board
May 10 – Book Hounds YA – Guest Post
May 11 – YA Book Central – Excerpt
May 12 – A Page With A View – Review + Photos

Week Two:
May 15 – The Young Folks – Guest Post
May 16 – Once Upon a Twilight – Author Q&A
May 17 – The Fandom – Guest Post
May 18 – Alexa Loves Books – Bookish Style File
May 19 – Fiction Fare – Review

Week Three:
May 22 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – Review
May 23 – ButterMyBooks – Review + Photos
May 24 – Mundie Moms – Author Q&A
May 25 – A Perfection Called Books – Review
May 26 – Novel Novice – Flame Pinsperation

Week Four:
May 29 – Twirling Pages – Review + Photos
May 30 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Guest Post
May 31 – Oh the Book Feels – Review
June 1 – Dark Faerie Tales – Author Q&A
June 2 – The Book’s Buzz – Japanese Lesson


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  2. OOh nice! I always love seeing these and marvel at how one would make one! Lol! So not tech savvy enough!

  3. I love your mood board! Good job!
    I really enjoyed this book and unfortunately Penguin First to Read takes the book back when it expires, so it would be nice to have a copy! Thank you, Alyssa!

  4. I am so excited!!!! I love Renee Ahdieh! ♥

  5. Your Mood Board is awesome! I love all the elements in it, especially those crazy trees you mentioned about in your review! I throwing my chance in for this one - to good not to miss. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Sounds like a neat story and I'm always a fan of duologies (I think it's a duology). Love the mood board, too; I've never done one. Thanks for hosting! :)

  7. Eeep, amazing mood board! I adore this book :D Thank you for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  8. I really loved this book, and I love your mood board!

  9. This looks represented so well! I know so little about feudal Japan, so I understand it would take some time.

  10. I really can't wait to read this book! I've never read a book by this author (I have heard great things for The Wrath and the Dawn so I should pick it up) but this one caught my attention so much!

  11. Love the mood board. It is very beautiful. Thanks for the post!

  12. I love your mood board! It looks like you were really faithful to the story and characters! I'm so excited to read this book and I look forward to following the rest of the tour :)

    Great post!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

  13. I think you captured Japanese culture well. Great board. Thank you for the post today.

  14. I love your mood board!! Great post!

  15. OH MY GOODNESS, I WANT THIS BOOK SO BAD. I'm currently listening to The Rose and the Dagger because I just love her words so much. So excited for this.

  16. I would love to read this book. It looks like it will be fantastic. She is a new author for me. I also love this cover!!!!

  17. Book sounds good, love that cover! Also love that there's a mood board on your post!!

  18. I will be looking out for this one. I didn't exactly love hee debut, but I need to try again.

  19. Flame in the mist sounds awesome and the cover is fantastic! Thank you

  20. Love your board! I really enjoyed this book and can't wait until it is released out into the world.

  21. I'm excited to read this! Love the cover!!!!!

  22. Mood board on point, as usual! You can definitely tell that you spent a lot of time on it, and I for one really appreciate that you looked specifically for Japanese scenery and people. #goodrep

  23. Nice mood board! You have such a great taste in pictures! ;) And Flame looks so good!

  24. Love the mood board, Alyssa! Also, I can't wait to read this book! I have been in a YA slump for a few weeks now and I hope this one gets me out of my funk! :)

  25. Stunning blog tour post Alyssa :D I love that you loved this book a bunch. <3 But ugh, I wasn't fast enough to pre-order it, so cannot get it yet. How rude. But one day :D I wish to read and love it too. <3

  26. I adore your mood board! I am very excited to read this book. =]

  27. The mood board is awesome. I am really excited to read this book. Thanks.

  28. This looks so amazing! The cover is stunning.


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