I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the VIAL OF TEARS by Cristin Bishara Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: VIAL OF TEARS
Author: Cristin Bishara
Pub. Date: October 5, 2021
Publisher: Holiday House
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org
Two sisters become trapped in the underworld–and in the machinations of deities, shapeshifters, and ghouls–in this lush and dangerous Phoenician mythology-inspired fantasy.
Sixteen-year-old sisters Samira and Rima aren’t exactly living the dream. Instead, they live with their maddeningly unreliable mother in a rundown trailer in Michigan. Dad’s dead, money’s tight, and Mom disappears for days at a time. So when Sam’s grandfather wills her the family valuables–a cache of Lebanese antiquities–she’s desperate enough to try pawning them before Mom can.
But she shouldn’t. Because one is cursed, forbidden, the burial coin of a forgotten god. Disturbing it condemns her and Rima to the Phoenician underworld, a place of wicked cities, burning cedar forests, poisoned feasts of milk and lemons, and an endless, windless ocean.
Nothing is what it seems. No one is who they say. And down here, the night never ends.
To get home–and keep her sister safe–Sam will have to outwit beautiful shapeshifters, pose as a royal bride, sail the darkest sea… and maybe kill the god of death himself.
★ “A heroic tale that feels both classic and fresh.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
About Cristin Bishara:
Cristin grew up in a small Ohio town where she got her first library card at age three. She’s been reading and writing ever since. Before publishing Relativity, Cristin worked as a freelance business writer, authoring magazine articles, as well as copy for food catalogs, ads, websites, and tourist guides. She’s taught composition and creative writing, both at the college level and in community workshops. In her spare time, she loves to travel, attempt to learn Spanish and Arabic, and cook, especially her grandmother’s Lebanese recipes. Learn more about Cristin by following her on Instagram.
Website | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon
3 winners will win a finished copy of VIAL OF TEARS, US Only.
|9/27/2021||YA Books Central||Excerpt|
|9/27/2021||A Bookish Dream||Review|
|9/29/2021||Sometimes Leelynn Reads||Review|
|9/29/2021||Books a Plenty Book Reviews||Review|
|10/1/2021||A Court of Coffee and Books||Review|
|10/4/2021||Amani’s Honest Reviews||Excerpt|
|10/5/2021||The Momma Spot||Review|
|10/5/2021||The Litt Librarian||Review|
|10/6/2021||The Bookwyrm’s Den||Review|
|10/7/2021||Dana’s Book Garden||Review|
|10/7/2021||two points of interedt||Review|
|10/8/2021||History from a Woman’s Perspective||Review|
What a fascinating book! Great excerpt. I’d love to read more.
Ken Ohl says
this book looks so intriguing
Anita Yancey says
I love the book cover.
Teresa Warner says
Sounds good to me!
Patricia Barraclough says
It is so nice to see stories about young women facing such challenges. So often they are depicted as the helpmate of the hero and dependent upon him to face and defeat the challenges they face. Being the ones to primarily deal with the trial and dangers shows girls and young women that they can be strong, resilient, and solve problems on their own.
Congratulations and best wishes for a successful release.
GInviting cover which has a lot of action contained within.
Desiree Kessler says
This sounds intriguing! Nice cover ❤