Good morning, dear hearts!
I can’t believe it has almost been a full year since I co-hosted our first #WyrdAndWonder event – May 2018 launched a month of celebrating Fantasy literature and all aspects of how Fantasy entertains us during our lives. This year, I have a lot of lovely stories I’ll be reading and sharing my thoughts about whilst putting together guest author features like this lovely interview I’m about to share today!
I like to keep a ready eye on the events coming through this touring company, as I have found more than one Fantasy novel I want to be reading through Xpresso Book Tours! They tend to focus on a lovely niche of stories which are intriguing to my bookish eyes and heart – this particular one was unique as it is hinged on the fact there are two different ways to live within this particular world. The concept I felt was rather brilliant, as it shows a lot of depth of purpose within the world-building – of how you can be anchoured through two unique perspectives of how life is organised on this world whilst you gather there is a lot yet to be known.
The best kinds of Fantasy is where you have a full suspension of knowledge – meaning, you walk into the story where everything feels new and unique; to where you have to take your time to become familiar with how the world is set and what is happening to the characters therein. I am going to try to get my library to consider this for purchase, as I would love to read it for #WyrdAndWonder this year – however, if it that is not in the cards, I am wicked thankful I can bring this interview to my readers!
In regards to #WyrdAndWonder, I will be talking more about this lovely event as we enter our 2nd Year late tonight as I am still developing my thoughts to share about what I am looking forward to most this coming May and how I will be celebrating the event! Lots of planning still left to do and I will be overjoyed once my first post goes live to properly help ‘announce!’ what our plans are this year for the event! Remember you can follow our announcements and the joy of the event via @WyrdAndWonder on Twitter or the tag routes to participants and co-hosts alike via #WyrdAndWonder on both Twitter and bookstagram!
As always, my conversations are best enjoyed with your favourite cuppa, a comfy place to sit and a curiosity about the series at hand! IF your cuppa involves tea, kindly let me know what your current favourite brew is below the conversation!
On the island of Bellona, they worship the sun. Seventeen-year-old Veda understands that keeping the sun content ensures plentiful crops, peace and harmony, and a thriving economy. But as a member of the Basso class, she never reaps those benefits.
Life as a Basso is one fraught with back-breaking work and imposing rules. Her close friendship with Nico is Veda’s one saving grace in a cruel world where the division between her people and the ruling Dogio is as wide and winding as the canals that snake through their island.
But when Veda’s grandfather is chosen as the next sacrificial offering to keep the sun’s favor, Veda is forced to see the injustice of her world. Turning away from the sun means she must join the night—and an underground revolution she’s been taught to fear all her life.
Published by: Swoon Reads (@SwoonReads) | 12th March, 2019
You’re a soul sister – honestly, no one I know talks as openly about their preference for Winter over Summer online! When I read you would love snow over sunshine I seriously was chuffed!!
Fleck responds: I’m so happy to be here, Jorie! And, ha! Yeah, my love of winter does seem to surprise a lot of people. But growing up in sweltering Texas, once we moved to Colorado and I experience real snow for the first time, I was 100% hooked! Read More