Blog Tour & Giveaway: Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen

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Yay! I’m so excited to be part the Reign the Earth blog tour. Thank you to Bloomsbury for inviting me to not only share my thoughts and rave about how much I love A.C. Gaughen and her new amazing book, but I also get to fangirl and pick which women I would love to “reign the earth” with. 

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Title:
Reign the Earth
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Published by: Bloomsbury
Publication date: January 30, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarletwill hold readers spellbound.

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Which strong women would I
choose to Reign the Earth with?

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Of course, I would have to pick two of the most notable women that have impacted my life in the most positive, fiercest, and strongest way: Amelia Earhart and Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 

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My obsession with Amelia Earhart and her mysterious whereabouts, began in grade school. I checked out every book I could find on her in my school library and county library. Not only did I learn about her historical aviation flying adventures, but I also found out that as a young adult and throughout her whole life she always faced her challenges head on. Amelia not only challenged and pushed herself, but she challenged societal standards and pioneered a leeway for women to accomplish their dreams. I would love to have a fierce spirited adventurer like Amelia by my side if I were to reign the earth.

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I am a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan and some of you may already know that it is my all-time favorite show. This show was the first media outlet to show me that women can be spunky, determined, witty, and badass fighters. Having the Chosen One at my side during my reign of earth would not only provide me a helping hand when it came to fighting off bad guys, but Buffy would never hold back any sarcasm or words of wisdom. Hey, this girl died twice, and she still kept fighting the good fight and saving the world a lot. 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book and TV Villains

HOSTED by The Broke and the Bookish


This week’s topic is…

TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOK AND TV VILLAINS

  1. The Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha series. I think he’s an excellent villain, but I never understood the shipping of him and the heroine, Alina. JUST NO! 

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2. I’ve read up to Volume 18 of The Walking Dead graphic novels, and the Governor is by far the most viscous and well-crafted villain in the series (so far!). 

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3. If you know me, you know that my all-time favorite series is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And Angelus is hands down my favorite Villain in the TV series. 

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4. One of my other favorite Villains in Buffy the Vampire is Caleb from Season 7…Nathan Fillion really knows how to play a monster of a person. 

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5. And speaking of favorite TV Villains, I cannot get enough of the ruthless Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock. His evilness always makes me smile.

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6. Then there is Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost. I could research and analyze this character over and over, and still want more. 

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7. Cersei Lannister from the A Song of Ice and Fire series (and the Game of Thrones TV Series). She is smart, cunning, and horrifying. I would never want to cross her path.

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8. Voldemort from the Harry Potter series. Harry has to endure a lot sh!t from this power-crazed lunatic. Voldemort literally gives up parts of his soul in hopes of evil triumphing: now that’s a dedicated Villain.  

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9. The Weeping Angels in Doctor Who. They did something to my favorite couple, the Ponds, and I still weep thinking about that scene. GAHHHH!!!

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10. And I can’t have a completed Villain list without Bram Stoker’s Dracula. One of the most fascinating characters that shaped my love for Victorian Literature.

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Who are some of your favorite book and TV villains? Comment below. I really feel like I’m forgetting a lot of really good ones.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite TV Shows of All Time

HOSTED by The Broke and the Bookish


This week’s topic is…

My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows of All Time

1.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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2. Veronica Mars

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3. The Office

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4. Pushing Daisies

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5. Legend of the Seeker

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6. Disney’s So Weird!

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7. Supernatural

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8. Game of Thrones

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9. Gilmore Girls

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10. Parks and Recreation

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What are some of your favorite TV shows?

If you could watch one TV show for the rest of your life, what show would it be? 

 

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on TomesEvery Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.

This week’s topic is…

Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone

My go-to book genres are fantasy, magic realism, and lately contemporary (side note: in the summer I become obsessed with contemporary novels). But one of the genres that I rarely read but usually end up loving are graphic novels. Here are a few of my favorite graphic novel series/books. 

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What are some of your favorite books that you have read outside your comfort zone?