#WishfulWonder | November Bookstagram Challenge 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hello, friends! It’s time again to announce another Wishful Wonder book challenge. November will mark the second in collaboration with Tressa of Wishful Endings.

Before we get to the details of November’s challenge, here’s a shout out to everyone who has and is joining October’s. We so appreciate you taking the time to put together your creative versions of our prompts. You’ve put together some amazing and aesthetic photos.

For those of you toying with the idea but feeling like you don’t have the time or whatever other reason you have, let me attempt to tempt you. *Smile*

+ If you’re pressed for time for daily challenges, first and foremost, while we love it when you do, there’s no rule that says you must post every day.
+ If you think you can’t participate because of it being “too much work,” try taking a handful or several days’ worth of photos for an hour. (This is generally what I try to do, which is nice and I often find I have a little “stock pile” of Instagram photos as a result.)  
+ If you are looking to meet other Bookstagrammers (people in the book community on Instagram), joining a challenge is an excellent way to do this.
+ If you don’t think our #WishfulWonder challenge looks like a good fit for you, there are TONS of challenges on Instagram. A brief #Bookstagram or some variation of a #BookChallenge hashtag search will show this.
+ Still not convinced? Take a look at some of the stunning contributions to Tressa and my October challenge

A photo posted by Kara (@kara.foqh) on

A photo posted by Sally (@booksonal) on

They’re amazing, right? Head over to their accounts for more such prettiness (the creativity though!). (Because who doesn’t like their IG feed to be full of people with as much of an appreciation for books as you!?)

With all of that said (did it sway you at all!? *wink*), let’s look at November’s challenge.

Everything for this month is self-explanatory, or I hope it is. Save for one day.

28 | Cyber Monday, think Online Dating or Stories that deal with a form of Online Communication

Introducing our November 2016 #WishfulWonder Challenge

If you have any questions about the prompts, please feel free to ask! Again the rules are simple. We’d love to see your pictures, so be sure to tag us with the usual, #WishfulWonder hashtag. Also, feel free to share this.
Happy Friday, Book Nerdigans. Wishing you a weekend of smiles, reflection and a good story.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.

Cover Reveals | A Triple Cover Reveal Party with Author, Lena Goldfinch (with Giveaway)

Hello fellow book friends. Today I'm bringing you not one or two (because why limit ones bookish enthusiasm!?) but three cover reveals. All of these celebrate Indie author, Lena Goldfinch. Unfortunately I have not read any of Lena's novels, but I'm assured her stories are fabulous. This is why I own one and am anticipating its unique story. This is one of the reasons I'm excited to be participating in this fun reveal event today. 

The novels we're here to talk about feature two of Lena's novels already released and one upcoming novel. 

What IS new are the covers. Lena's Haunting Joy and Songstone have been revamped to match Lena's upcoming novel, Haunting Joy: Book Two. Let me just spoil you a tiny bit: they are stunning. (Definitely a "treat" in my book.) Can we appreciate the ethereal appearance they're dripping in? Or maybe the "haunting" persona the cute and aptly titled 'Haunting' series boast. Before we take a look at them, read the little intro Lena, and our favorite book blogger aka Lena's fabulous virtual assistant, Amber, put together. 

INTRO | In celebration of Lena Goldfinch’s upcoming release, HAUNTING JOY: BOOK 2, she’s revealing three brand-new book covers! The two HAUNTING JOY books are light paranormal stories, and SONGSTONE is a fantasy romance. All three books are sweet—and slightly spine-tingling—young adult reads, perfect for cozy autumn nights!


“A sweet and charming ghost story that completely won me over.”
—Lena Coakley, Witchlanders

Joy’s new dress has a secret—one with a little supernatural history, one that’s a little more than she expected.

It all starts one ordinary afternoon, when seventeen-year-old Joy tries on some thrift-store clothes. The little white dress fits perfectly. Trouble is, now it won’t leave her alone. Soon Joy is swept up in an extraordinary journey to help a ghost complete some unfinished business.

If only that didn’t involve Joy driving through dangerous intersections...

Or calling up her high-school crush, Nick...

Or getting stuck in a cemetery after dark.

Just how much is Joy willing to risk to uncover the truth?


Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Audible | Paperback


Joy’s story continues with another ghost, this time a boy who seems intent on disrupting her senior year…


Coming soon!


“An original fantasy world inhabited by superstitious tribal nations and intriguingly developed characters.”
—Serena Chase, USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog

A dark, twisty tale of sorcery, tummy-tingling romance, and adventure, inspired by the folklore of New Zealand's Mฤori people.

Kita can meld song into stone—a skill called “storytelling,” which is greatly honored in a world with no written word. But Kita is slave to a sorcerer who practices black magic using drops of her blood. She fears he’ll use her beautiful gift for a killing spell, so she conceals it. Yet each day, his magic tightens around her neck like a rope.

Then Pono, a young journeyman, arrives from the other side of the island. He’s come to fulfill a pact between their villages: to escort a storyteller back to his village. Finally, in Pono, Kita sees her one slim chance at freedom—and she’ll risk her life to take it.


AUTHOR BIO | Meet Lena

LENA GOLDFINCH writes sweet historical western romance / inspirational romance and books for teens. She’s always been a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it’s a novel or short story, young adult or adult, fantasy or realistic, contemporary or historical. Lena has been a finalist in several national writing contests, including the RWA Golden Heart and ACFW Genesis contests. She enjoys life in a quiet, small town with her husband, two kids, and two very spoiled Black Labs.


No tricks with this giveaway—just a treat for three lucky winners! Each winner will get a copy of one of Lena’s featured books (winner’s choice): Haunting Joy: Book 1; Haunting Joy: Book 2; OR Songstone.

Note: Paperback copies are only available to winners who are US residents. Ebook versions are available to all winners.

PERSONALITY QUIZDiscover which hero from Lena’s YA books is your dream hero! Possible results include Nick from Haunting Joy, Pono from Songstone, Rundan from The Language of Souls, Jovanni from Aire, and Troy from Take a PictureTAKE THE QUIZ


Leave some thoughts down below for Lena - and let us know which of her novels you've all read.
(PS: Included in this, feel free to tell me how much I simply must read a novel by the talented Lena.)

Happy Friday, book nerdigans. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.

No Tomorrow Pilot (2016) – CW’s Charming and Zany Romantic Comedy

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In my TV viewership experience, I’ve not watched many shows that could be thought of as “romantic comedies.” My main genre over the years has been crime procedural which began years ago with NCIS. This year, CW picked up a pilot called No Tomorrow, which at its heart is, a romantic comedy.

An orderly life with normalcy and zero risk suits Evie (Tori Anderson) just fine. Or does it? At work, Evie is unable to inspire people despite the 110% effort she gives to her job as a quality control assessor. When a new promotion opens up at work, she considers applying for it, but does she have what it takes? Personally, Evie is taking a break from her boyfriend who, on paper, is perfect. But is he what she wants forever and always? It’s these questions Evie ponders when Xavier (Joshua Sasse) walks into her life.

Here is the guy of Evie’s dreams. Or so she thinks. When a package for Xavier is delivered to Evie’s address by mistake, she’s sure fate has intervened. This could be a sign he’s the guy she’s meant to be with. As Evie spends part of the day with Xavier, she discovers he’s not at all who she thought he might be. Instead of a normal – albeit very cute, guy he’s something of a nut case who believes in eight months, the world is going to end.

This is the basic premise for the new charmer that is No Tomorrow. Of course, even in the pilot, more than just Evie and Xavier’s romantic entanglements crop up with other characters and stories. But leading the way is Evie’s story and her aversion to everything Xavier is pulling her towards. One cannot help but be charmed by this new show. This is because of more reasons than one which I would like to talk about down below.

The contrasting personality of Evie and Xavier is one of the reasons this show is as darling as it is – and works. The humor is entertaining because of this. We watch Evie struggle with Xavier’s devil-may-care attitude as he seeks to help her loosen up. Her life has been good up until now yet the tiny rebel part of her heart pulls her towards this stranger. Surprisingly, I also find Timothy (Evie’s boyfriend) a potentially interesting story. His character is, perhaps, a little too “silly” (in the scripting), but he made me believe without question he loves Evie. Their affection for one author means honesty in their relationship which I appreciated as opposed to the normal secret-keeping this relationship usually inspires.

Then there is Xavier. I’m worried his character might spiral towards a place that he can’t return from. His persona is charming, of course, but because of his theories, he could become ridiculous which would, in my opinion, dissipate the charm. Comedy like this is a trick because it has to find its balance between “just enough” and “too much.” This is my greatest “worry” for No Tomorrow. Will it stay above the water and retain its unusual charm or will it sink? The random “tacked on” ending in the pilot makes me wonder if it’ll be the later. I’ve also since seen episode two, and while it’s still a sweet premise with cute moments (still think Timothy will prove a hilarious addition), it wasn’t as good (plus amped up the adult content).

Still, don’t let my skepticism stop you from trying this one. Evie’s clothes are super cute and the “adventure” of the story is infectious. I loved that Evie stood up to Xavier, telling him to respect her pace and way of life. If you liked zany romantic comedies 50 First Dates, this is probably going to delight you. I can honestly say I like it well enough to entice me to watch future episodes (eventually), but like so many other shows, I don’t see this having staying power. Nonetheless, in an entertainment world saturated in darker themes, this spot of happiness is a nice alternative. At the end of the day, No Tomorrow is a ray of sunshine, and sometimes that’s all we need.

Content: there is one implied (pilot) sex scene (couple wakes up next morning in bed). Episode two features another (non-graphic) sex scene played for comedy. Several obvious and subtle crude or sexual humor makes its way into the script. The show would rate TV14 or PG depending on the episode. 

Photos: CW

TV News | More Gilmore Girls Teasers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's been well documented here on Finding Wonderland that I've become a Gilmore Girls fangirl. All of this happened in a very short span of time. The blame for which will be laid at the door of Melissa Tagg (I mean this in the best sense, and really, I don't think she minds) and my cousin.

This is why when news broke that Netflix was partnering with its original creator to bring back the beloved show, I was ecstatic. And the best part? I've not even finished the original series yet! Obviously, I have much amazingness still to discover in Stars Hollow. With the return of its original cast in this revival series, the best is (or could) to come.

GIVEAWAY | Gilmore Girls (on my Youtube Channel)

Tonight I saw these four darling promotional posters, and simply had to share them here. I know, I know, you're thinking, "they're only posters," but, actually, they're Gilmore Girls posters which means they take on a life and personality ALL THEIR OWN. (AKA, they are their own level of awesome.)

Since I'm a total fangirl nerd, I also discovered some (newish) photos. Chances are, you've probably all seen them. Still... it's fun to share.

We are spoiled with Lorelai in wonder (over the snow), a typical holiday-with-the-Gilmore's photo (only, seriously, why is Luke not sitting at the table?!) and fans of #TeamJesse, you see the first image featuring him! Let's take a look, shall we!?

What are YOU most looking forward to about this series!?

Photos: Netflix

Top Ten Tuesday | Characters with Unique, Fabulous and Awesome Names (AKA, the Characters I Remember)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Not only are characters vitally important (BTW, I’m saying this in my best Minnie Driver impression from An Ideal Husband) to a story, but in my opinion, so are their names.

Broke and Bookish October 18th 
Ten Characters I'd Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car After – Broke and Bookish

There are a few reasons why I’m not spinning this exactly as the prompt suggests we might. These reasons are as follows.

1. I have no children (nor are they in my near future)
2. I’m not the world’s biggest animal advocate nor am I terribly sad at the lack of a pet. Although my cousin likes to argue with me about the legitimacy of my thoughts on this matter. (Trust me, Liz, THEY ARE REAL!)
3. Naming cars? Yeah, not my thing.

With all that said, below I’ve compiled characters who boast epic names. Or names that I think are lovely. Either way, these authors did good. For me, a name can be as important as the character themselves. I’m not the greatest The Hunger Games fan, but Katniss Everdeen? She’s a character who has stuck with me these years after I closed the final page. This is, to me, proof that a solid name for a character is more important than we may first think.

Without further ado, let’s meet these characters.

1. Aiden from Hello, Goodbye and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smith | Charming is the one word I can think of to describe this novel. It’s wonderful and if you like YA novels (teetering on the edge of NA – because of the precipice its characters are on), this one is a must read for more reasons than its hero’s wonderful name. Amazon | Goodreads

2. Asher from My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray | Asher is one of my favorite heroes of fiction yet. He’s memorable because of who he is on the inside, and that, in addition to his rad name, makes him stand apart from the fray. Amazon | Goodreads

3. Beckett from Keep Holding On by Melissa Tagg | Who doesn’t love Beckett Walker!? He left his small town of Maple Valley loving his best friend. He returns home loving his best friend. Emma vibes, anyone? Amazon | Goodreads

4. Cress from Cress by Marissa Meyer | I’ve not even read these Lunar books, but I’m obliged to adore them. For a variety of reasons, one of which being their kick-butt names. One has to assume these people are cool with such unique and fairy tale appropriate names. Amazon | Goodreads

5. Finley from There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones | One of my all-time favorite contemporary reads. One reason being the heroine’s name, another being the setting – IRELAND! Amazon | Goodreads

6. Jubilee Chase from Their Fractured Light | This is another one I’ve not read, but I really enjoyed These broken Stars and this one seems like another good read. (Plus, my friend Kara recommends this and the middle novel, Their Shattered World!) With a name like Jubilee, what’s not to like?! Sci-fi soap opera, here I come. Amazon | Goodreads

7. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | Already talked about Katniss, so everything that needs to be said has been. Except that maybe I’d like to have her skill with a bow for no other reason than archery looks cool. Amazon | Goodreads

8. Paige from Just One Summer by Denise Hunter | I don't know why, but I've always adored the name Paige. Maybe it's because one of my favorite TV characters is named Paige or maybe it has something to do with it being representative of a reader, either way, I approve. Amazon | Goodreads

9. Paris from Finding Paris by Joy Premble | I suspect my love of this as a name is twofold. The first being who doesn't want to someday SEE Paris?! (I mean even the name is magical.) Second, Paris Geller from Gilmore Girls. She should need no further explanation because, it's Paris! Amazon | Goodreads

10. Riley from The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | There are some really unique names in Katharine's debut novel, but overall, I think Riley's was my favorite story, so I chose her name. Amazon | Goodreads



That’s it for today’s bookish epicness. What characters do you think have memorable names!? Comment down below with your lists, top ten Tuesday links (I’d be happy to visit!) or other book nerd fun. I’m looking forward to chatting with you.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.

PS: Before you go... check out the giveaways. We have a Youtube (Gilmore Girls) giveaway, YA Lit Giveaway + Swag, or a copy of Sara Ella's Unblemished

Kate and Leopold (2001) – Time-Travel, Fairytale Romance Collide in Contemporary New York

Romantic comedies are something I never tire of. Even when filled with clichรฉs, I return to them time and time again. Why is this? Because they make me happy. In this world, happiness is impossible to overdose on. For this reason, I’m willing to put up with commonplace copycats because at the genre’s heart, smiles and happily ever afters prosper. However, Kate and Leopold is a standout in the genre - even earning a Golden Globe nomination for Hugh Jackman's memorable performance as the time-traveling Duke.

In this romantic-comedy, we meet Kate McKay (Meg Ryan), a driven New York executive striving to get ahead in a man’s world. Her ex, Stuart (Liev Schreiber) is something of a nut case who believes time travel is possible. However, living in the same apartment building makes it hard to avoid one another. Despite a month passing since the demise of their relationship, the two still see each other often. (Kate even sneaks into his window to collect things like her PalmPilot!)
Marriage is the promise of eternal love. As a man of honor I cannot promise eternally what I've never felt momentarily. - Leopold
Then Stuart shows up with a charming gentleman who claims to be from the 1800s. The man is Leopold (Hugh Jackman), who arrives with the title Duke of Albany. All of this inspires Kate to believe Stuart might not be lying. As Kate and Leopold grow close, will Leo be able to remain in the 21st century or will time demand he return to his past?

Believe it or not, until this week I’d never seen Kate and Leopold. It was one of those films that released before I watched many romantic-comedies and was later lost in the shuffle of newer productions. Even stranger still, this is one of the most beloved romcoms among my friends. Understanding why isn’t hard to figure.

Set in contemporary times (over half the run-time) in no way takes away from the magic of this working as a kind of “period drama.” The reason for this is the charm oozing from its leading man. Not only is the character Leo one of THE most gentlemanly heroes ever, the actor playing him helps in selling this. I’d like to say it’s because of Jackman’s always incredible acting, but let’s face it, everything circles back to the accent. (Or maybe it’s that romantic evening he plans for Kate. Or the handwritten letter he pens to her. Either way, it’s all in the pro column.) Ryan is her usual charming self. She never ceases to play endearing characters, and her interpretation of Kate follows this. The persona of the character makes Kate's ultimate choice in the end all the sweeter.

The costuming is fabulous for Leopold, and Kate’s unique like none other. Her clothing is anything but “pretty,” but it’s indicative of her environment and goals. In short, stepping inside Kate and Leopold’s world will ensure a night of delight for romance aficionados. There’s a sense of adventure, comedy and of course, the swoony romance. If there is one minor flaw, it’s that the romance feels a little rushed. That said, I was too enchanted by the premise to feel as if the writer shorted us in any way. In all, Kate and Leopold is a must for anyone who enjoys old-fashioned romance. It’s perfect for a chilly Saturday night in.

(I shamefully neglected mentioning this in my review, but something else I appreciated is that Leo isn't depicted as a bumbling buffoon. So many historical-to-modern films do this and it's annoying. This one gets it right.)

You can rent Kate and Leopold on Amazon Video (currently free with a Prime membership) or buy the DVD for a minimal price.

Content: There are some minor profanities and a few “crude” sexual jokes, but overall the PG-13 rating isn’t abused.

Photos: Miramax

This review first appeared on Silver Petticoat Review. 

The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery – Charming and Cozy Mystery

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A return to the Aurora Teagarden franchise is on TV tonight, and with it arrives a new mystery for our intrepid sleuth cannot resist finding a puzzle inside. We catch up with Aurora (Candace Cameron Bure) as she searches for a home to buy. Still hanging onto the inheritance she was given by a former friend, Aurora knows what she wants, but everything her mother (Marilu Henner) has shown her simply isn’t right. Until she sees the Julius House, a place that comes with a mystery attached. The family that once lived there disappeared four years ago without a trace.

Being the mystery buff she is, Aurora sets to uncovering clues, and discovering the things detectives missed. All of this she does while relying on her best friend (and reporter), Sally and her almost-official-boyfriend, Martin (Yannick Bisson).  

As is the hallmark of this series, ‘The Julius House’ is another wonderful addition to this cozy mystery series. Based on a series of books by Charlaine Harris, the librarian character of Aurora Teagarden is one you're sure to find endearing, as if she could step straight off the page to become our best friend. Here is a brief rundown of some things that happen in this installment.

+ Things go down between Aida and her beau, John. What I won’t say. You must watch and find out.
+ Speaking of Mrs. Teagarden, Aurora vexes her mother like nobody’s business.
+ The dynamics of Aurora and Martin’s relationship is off the charts adorbs.
+ Aurora again solves a cold case. (Revealing this is no spoiler, because when doesn’t this girl figure out the mystery!?)

In short, anyone who loves Hallmark mystery brand will not wish to miss this. The mystery is fun to piece together (I totally figured it out!) along with Aurora and since I’d not seen the film proceeding it, this was my introduction to Martin. Being a fan of actor Yannick Bisson (hello, Detective Murdoch), it was a joy to see him star in a contemporary piece. Suffice to say, I hope his Martin sticks around as the whole 25-dates-before-he’s-officially-her-boyfriend bit is, as I’ve already said, delightful. Also a highlight is Aurora’s cute wardrobe. I love her style and the fun accessories she pairs with everything.

Those of you who like Candace Cameron Bure won’t want to miss this. Those of you who love the Canadian drama, Murdoch Mysteries shouldn’t miss this. Those of you who prefer old-fashioned entertainment won’t be disappointed. If that’s your cup of tea, this may have a modern setting, but there’s nothing that prevents this from nostalgic charm.

Don’t miss ‘The Julius House’ tonight, October 16th, only on Hallmark Movie Channel. 

Unblemished by Sara Ella – A Mark That Signifies Power. A Girl Caught in the Middle.

Friday, October 14, 2016

About the Book:
Author: Sara Ella
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: Author Provided (thanks, Sara!)
Publication Date: 2016
Find the Review elsewhere:
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Series: Unblemished, Book 1
Genre: Fiction; Fairy Tale, Contemporary Young Adult
Rating: 5 out of 5

Eliyana isn’t like the other girls. Her normal is hiding in the shadows. Just getting through the day is an everyday accomplishment. The mysterious blemish covering her face puts El in the “freaks” crowd at her school. But everything shifts when El loses her mother. This is when her entire life falls apart. To begin with, El discovers the next door neighbor (the boy she’s been crushing on), Joshua is anything but ordinary. Following this up, she learns there is an alternate world hidden within the New York she knows. Suddenly, El is thrust into a world of trolls, fierce warriors and a dangerous new romance.

BOOK GIVEAWAY | Sara Ella's Unblemished 

This marks the debut for booktuber, Sara Ella. And what an adventure it is. Inside these pages, Sara has created magic. She’s crafted a story inside of a story that’s painful to leave behind. Settling into this novel did take me a smidgen longer than I expected, but if I had to wager a guess, I’d blame this more on reading two books at once rather than the quality. Once I set aside my other read, hook, line and sinker, I was enchanted.

In so many ways do I “hear” Sara Ella’s voice in these pages. From her fangirl love of Once Upon a Time to the multiple concepts she effortlessly blends, this is top shelf. As I flipped through the pages there were so many examples of what a good story should look like. I saw what popular series The Mortal Instruments *could* have been. I felt the passion common in fairy tales. I experienced the quirky, parallel timelines of Once Upon a Time. This isn’t just a bit of escapism, Unblemished pulls away the curtain of “perfect” and examines what else there is.

To put this novel in as few words as possible (because we all know I can continue to ramble on – and on), Unblemished is a solid debut sparkling with wit. I loved Eliyana’s sense of humor, and being inside her mind (first person POV) is something of a unique journey. Tripping on the edge of the new adult genre (based on the themes and ages), this book has a surprisingly realistic grip on life. Yes El’s journey is one of self-discovery, but the journey looks so much deeper. It’s a story that reinvents “beauty.” With a fast-paced adventure seeking its multiple worlds, romance (which I suspect will deepen in subsequent novels), and fantasy elements sure to delight. If nostalgic trips to Storybrooke are a favorite pastime, curl up with Unblemished. It’s exhilarating from first to final word. 

Synopsis: Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength?

Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a hideous birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her as normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.

But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird.

Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.

Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself? - Goodreads

Coming Next from: Book two in the Unblemished series, arriving in 2017

Sincere thanks to the author, Sara Ella and publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book.

Review text is © Copyright 2011-2016 Rissi JC and first appeared on Finding Wonderland (Dreaming Under the Same Moon), 

Book Giveaway | Sara Ella's Unblemished

Hello, happy readers. It's Friday, which would be reason enough to break out the confetti (I have a bag of stars handy - consider it virtually tossed), but we have another, totally legit and sparkly excuse. 

Giveaways continue today with the debut novel of favorite booktuber, Sara Ella. I was honored and grateful to be a part of Sara's launch team for Unblemished, and because of this, I wanted to offer one of you a copy of this urban fantasy novel. Which, by the way, is well worth reading if you're a fan of the genre.  

Let's look at the official synopsis of Unblemished.

Synopsis: Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength?

Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a hideous birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her as normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.

But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird.

Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.

Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself? - Goodreads

GIVEAWAY | YALit Books + Swag (-October 25th*)

*Extended because I didn't have the Rafflecopter loaded for Katie McGarry's book! My apologies.
Now let's get the rule details out of the way. (If you're a pro in giveaway's around here, just skip to the good bit: the widget!)

The giveaway(s) is open to ALL readersThe prize will be a Kindle copy of Unblemishedunless otherwise noted (US readers might have a paperback option when applicable). I do ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - there have been a few people I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it! Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification (you'll be contacted at the email address in the Rafflecopter form) before another winner is randomly chosen.

To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget, which you'll find down below. The Giveaway ends October 25th. Happy Rafflecopter-ing!


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