Book Tour: The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

The Bones of Ruin by: Sarah Raughley

Release Date: September 7th, 2021

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical

Pages: 496

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Synopsis

As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture…​

She cannot die.

Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. But that mission gets more complicated when she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam seems to know much more about her than he lets on, and he shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives… and who doesn’t.

To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a macabre competition made up of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion, and in return, he promises her the one thing she wants most: the truth about who she really is.

If Iris wants to learn about her shadowy past, she has no choice but to fight. But the further she gets in the grisly tournament, the more she begins to remember—and the more she wonders if the truth is something best left forgotten.


Review

Thank you to Turn the Page Tours and author Sarah Raughley for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The rest of the tour schedule can be found below!

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to read about Iris and her journey. Her unique skill of not being able to die is one I rarely read about when a black woman is the MC. She was also just a very resilient character and the lengths she was willing to go to were very inspiring and it really urged me to read on. The characters that aided Iris on her journey were so rich and deep and I am so excited to see what future books hold for them. I am also not a very historical person, but I loved the setting of Victorian London. The way the clothes and the atmosphere was described was so breathtaking and I felt like I was actually there.

The writing was also super good. I loved the way that Raughley went into detail with her characters’ stories and attitudes. Raughley’s unique story and awe-inspiring characters truly wrapped her work into a pretty little box ready to be consumed by YA Historical Fantasy readers.


GIVEAWAY

Up for grabs will be TWO (1) finished copies of The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley. This giveaway will be open to U.S. residents only and will run from August 29th to September 13th at 11:59 PM CST. Two winners will be chosen. To enter, click the link below!

Rafflecopter Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1e4a114d49/?


Meet the Author

Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to be one. She is a huge fangirl of anything from manga to SF/F TV to Japanese Role Playing Games, but she will swear up and down that she was inspired by ~Jane Austin~ at book signings. On top of being a YA Writer, she is currently completing a PhD in English, because the sight of blood makes her queasy (which crossed Medical School off the list).

She is represented by The Bradford Literary Agency.

So far, you can also find her on Twitter, where work ethic goes to die.

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads


Turn the Page Tours Schedule: The Bones of Ruin

August 29th

Turn the Page Tours – Welcome Post
The Reading Chemist – Review

August 30th

Books, Tea, Healthy Me – Review
Curls, Pops & Spines – Review

September 1st

The Bookwyrm’s Den – Review
Whimsical Dragonette – Review

September 2nd

Kayla’s Book Nook – Review
Library of a Book Witch – Review

September 3rd

A Book & Chai – Review
Brinns Books – Spotlight
Brownish Bookish – Review

September 4th

The Offbeat Human – Spotlight
Inking & Thinking – Review
DJREADSBOOKS – Spotlight

September 5th

Belle’s Archive – Spotlight
Starlight Reads – Review

September 6th

Radusreads – Review
The Litt Librarian – Review

September 7th

Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review
TheReadingCornerforAll – Review

September 8th

Justice for Readers – Review
Melancholic Blithe – Review

September 9th

JD’s Book Journal – Review
Balancing Books & Beauties – Review

September 10th

The Reader’s Game – Review
The Ink Slinger – Review
For the Love of Fictional Worlds – Review

September 11th

A Bolt Out of the Book – Review
Book Briefs – Review

September 12th

Reading Stewardess – Review
The Momma Spot – Review
The Fictional Journal – Review
Stuck in the Stacks – Review


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