Monday, October 5, 2015

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: A Thousand Nights (E.K. Johnston)

Author: E.K. Johnston
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Pages: 336
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.
And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.
Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.
Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

E.K. Johnston had several jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she’s learned anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because it’s about a pairing she likes.
You can follow Kate on Twitter (@ek_johnston) to learn more about Alderaanian political theory than you really need to know, or on Tumblr (ekjohnston) if you're just here for pretty pictures.
E.K. Johnston is represented by Adams Literary

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A Thousand Nights is the story of a young girl who is chosen to be the wife of a king named Lo Melkhiin. Lo-Melkhiin is cursed and the wives that he marries usually die within a few days of their marriage. The young girl goes with Lo-Melkhiin willing in order to save her sister from certain death. 

A Thousand Nights is beautifully written with very vivid world-building. It is a high fantasy with magic and adventure intertwined within the story. I was really surprised by the fact that this story has no romance at all in the story and yet it does not affect the story line at all. 

I didnt realize until I had finished half of the book that there are no names for the characters in the story except Lo-Melkhiin. This was a little strange to me. I would have thought that it would have pulled me away from the story but it really didn't. 

The main character chooses to go with Lo-Melkhiin and be his wife and once she arrives at his home she begins to notice that everything with Lo-Melkhiin is not as it seems. She begins to pay closer attention to him and vows to discover his secret. 

I really enjoyed A Thousand Nights and all the magic and mystery that was in the book. I couldn't wait to solve the mystery and discover the truth about Lo-Melkhiin. I also really enjoyed the main character...she was strong-willed and determined and I found myself really rooting for her to live and overcome the curse of Lo-Melkhiin I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy. 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of A THOUSAND NIGHTS. US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/28/2015- The Bibliophile Chronicles- Interview

9/29/2015- Love is not a triangle- Review

9/30/2015- Wishful Endings- Guest Post

10/1/2015- Such a Novel Idea- Review

10/2/2015- Once Upon a Twilight- Interview

Week Two:

10/5/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review

10/6/2015- Bookhounds ya- Guest Post

10/7/2015- Nerdophiles- Review

10/8/2 015- The Book Cellar- Interview

10/9/2015- Mundie Moms- Review


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