Hello everyone! Welcome to my leg of the Wicked as You Wish blog tour! I’m actually a huge fan of Rin Chupeco’s work (I got the Bone Witch trilogy directly from Sourcebooks’ warehouse last summer during my internship!) so I was so excited to be included on this tour! This book is definitely a departure from her horror/dark fantasy novels, but I was honestly quite excited for it! I love seeing authors who are multifaceted in their talents.
A big thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for including me on this tour and providing an e-arc for review!
About the Book
An unforgettable alternative history fairytale series from the author of The Bone Witch trilogy about found family, modern day magic, and finding the place you belong.
Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic. Which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck in…Arizona.
Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family, is in hiding in a town so boring, magic doesn’t even work there. Few know his secret identity, but his friend Tala is one of them. Tala doesn’t mind—she has secrets of her own. Namely, that she’s a spellbreaker, someone who negates magic.
Then hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, and Avalon’s most powerful weapon, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.
About the Author
Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.
She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her here as promptly as she is able to.
So, it wouldn’t be a Starlight Reads book review without a tiny book cover review! I’ll include another image of the cover down here so that you can reference it.
I actually first saw this cover during my internship at Sourcebooks, with the art director for YA books showed me this book as an example of typography focused covers! Well, that’s pretty obvious, right? The only thing on this cover is text, and the little shape for the series tag. The magic is within the letterforms, where we get these gorgeous designs of animals, clouds, deserts, symbolic items, and more. It’s honestly such a simplistic but beautiful cover. Is it one of my all time favorites? No, but I still like it, and I appreciate the hard work that the designer and art director must have put into it.
Now, onto the review!
It honestly took me a few tries to get into Wicked as You Wish. As I stated earlier in the intro, I’m a big fan of Rin’s works. The Bone Witch was my introduction to her beautiful writing, which I further saw in the rest of the trilogy and in books like The Never Tilting World, The Girl From the Well, and The Suffering. This book is a bit different than the other
If you pre-order WICKED AS YOU WISH on or before March 1, 2020 you will also receive a character card of Tala and an enamel Order of the Bandersnatch firebird pin!
- US/ Canada pre-orders: https://t.co/5c7lQTI3Os?amp=1
- International pre-orders: https://t.co/eCZvNLcWj1?amp=1
From March 3rd – 31st 2020, the author be hosting an Instagram giveaway for WICKED AS YOU WISH (https://www.instagram.com/rinchupeco/)! Just post a photo of the book with the hashtag #PRETTYWICKEDASYOUWISH and every participant will receive book swag! (Alex character art card + character stickers). The Alex card will only be available during promos and not for the pre-orders!
1st Prize: Win a signed copy of WICKED AS YOU WISH by Rin Chupeco + 3 character stickers (Alex, Tala, and the firebird) + 2 character cards (Alex and Tala) [INT]
2nd Prize: Win (1) of (3) character stickers from WICKED AS YOU WISH (Alex, Tala, and the firebird) + character cards from WICKED AS YOU WISH (Alex and Tala) [INT]
Starts: February 26th 2020
Ends: March 11th 2020
Direct Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d9681b86464/?
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