Woven in Moonlight 🖤 REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

This cover. My moon-child heart has all the feels. 🖤

Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for giving me the opportunity to be on this tour.

Check out the trailer and giveaway at the end of this post! ☽

Woven in Moonlight
by Isabel Ibañez

Publisher: Page Street Books
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

SYNOPSIS

book coverA lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.

She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.

FAVORITE QUOTES

🖤 “Words empowered by justice can never be silenced.”

🖤 “Rising tides can’t be held back, but they can be ridden. I have to ride this wave through. It’s the only way I’ll be free.”

🖤 “Inkasisa is home to thousands of indigenous people, and Illustrians came in four hundred years earlier and turned everything on its head. Before us, they’d built fortresses and roads, had armies and used the stars to navigate. The stars. We claimed the stars for our own.”

🖤 “I’ve never thought about what that day must have been like for the Llacsans. It’s easier to focus on what we lost and what they gained. Beyond that, anything else makes the solid ground I’m standing on wobble. I want to remain standing…not topple over and forget where I came from.”

🖤 “It’s strange I don’t fit into the box you made for me?”

🖤 “To heal people, you have to understand them. You have to take the time to listen and actually hear what bothers them.”

🖤 “Not every fight can be won with fists and swords.”

🖤 “Every scar tells a story.”

Trailer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

authorIsabel Ibañez was born in Boca Raton, Florida, and is the proud daughter of two Bolivian immigrants. A true word nerd, she received her degree in creative writing and has been a Pitch Wars mentor for three years. Isabel is an avid movie goer and loves hosting family and friends around the dinner table. She currently lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her husband, their adorable dog, and a serious collection of books.

Check out Isabel on her website or over on GoodreadsTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble Kobo | Google Books

GIVEAWAY

Enter the giveaway to win a copy of Women in Moonlight!

  • US and Canada only
  • End Date: February 3, 2020

BOOK TOUR

Check out the rest of the stops along this blog tour!

TBR and Book Shopping for #WitchAThon 🖤

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So I had all intentions of doing #WitchAThon. I even posted a TBR video and book shopping vlog for this readathon on my BookTube channel.

But I failed. 😭

Still, I wanted to shoutout the readathon host Rhiannon over at Crescent Moon Reads and share my videos with you.

Fingers crossed I can still get to these books before December. 🤞🏻

Readathon Announcement

My #WitchAThon TBR

🖤Challenges

  1. This time of year is all about preparing for the dark and gathering enough harvest for winter. Read a book that is bound to make you warm and happy.
  2. Light a candle for your ancestors and read by candlelight. This is a time for honoring our kin.
  3. Samhain is more widely known as Halloween. Read a spooky horror/thriller novel.
  4. The veil between worlds is thinnest. Read a book that has paranormal elements.
  5. In honor of your ancestors, read a book that features your ethnic heritage.
  6. Every witch needs their coven. Buddy read a book!
  7. Read the group book The Girl Who Drank The Moon!

Book Shopping for #WitchAThon

I needed the #WitchAThon group book, so I went to my favorite place with my favorite person. It was a happy day for a book haul ✨

Also, don’t miss the very end for highlights of my handsome boys! 🖤

Did you participate in #WitchAThon? Let me know how you did in the comments!

BookTube Newbie Tag 2.0 ✨

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It’s the BookTube Newbie Tag 2.0! ✨

I’ve been on BookTube now for about 4 months, and making bookish videos honestly brings me so much joy.

Books, new reader friends, what more could I ask for. 🖤

QUESTIONS

  1. What genres would you like to see talked about more on BookTube?
  2. What do you feel is the best way to make friends on BookTube?
  3. What will/ do you enjoy the most about making BookTube videos?
  4. What do you least look forward to when making BookTube videos?
  5. What videos other than tags, TBR’s, wrap-ups, reviews and recommendations would you want to see more of?
  6. What are some themes you want to see more of or less of in books?
  7. What advice would you give to a BookTuber that has just created their channel?
  8. What are some qualities or traits that you look for when it comes to watching other BookTubers?
  9. What’s a hobby besides reading and writing that people on BookTube might not know you have?

CHECK OUT THESE OTHER BOOKTUBERS DOING THIS TAG!

BookTube Newbie Tag

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Today is the day!!!

My FIRST BookTube video is now published! 

Obviously, I’m still figuring all this out, but I’m excited about being a part of the BookTube community and to talk about books.

Let’s do this!