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City Of Beasts | Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway + Preorder Campaign

Title: CITY OF BEASTS 

Author: Corrie Wang

Pub. Date: September 17, 2018

Publisher: Freeform

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 384

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle,  B&NiBooksKoboTBD


Synopsis:“If you see a beast, and you have the shot, don’t hesitate. Kill it.”

For seventeen years, fees have lived separate from beasts. The division of the sexes has kept their world peaceful. Glori Rhodes is like most other fees her age. She adores her neighborhood’s abandoned Costco, can bench her body weight, and she knew twenty-seven beast counter attack moves by the time she was seven. She has never questioned the separation of the sexes or the rules that keep her post-nuclear hometown safe. But when her mother secretly gives birth to a baby beast, Glori grows to love the child and can’t help wondering: What really is the difference between us and them?

When her brother, at the age of five, is snatched in a vicious raid, Glori and her best friend, Su, do the unthinkable – covertly infiltrate the City of Beasts to get him back. What’s meant to be a smash-and-grab job quickly becomes the adventure of a lifetime as the fees team up with a fast-talking, T-shirt cannon wielding beast named Sway, and Glori starts to see that there’s more to males, and her own history, than she’s been taught. Glori, Sway, and a motley cohort of friends will go to the ends of the earth to find her little brother. And maybe save their divided world while they’re at it

My thoughts

What a fantastic dystopian novel! City of Beasts is about a not so far away post apocalyptic Earth. Taking place in Buffalo, NY the city has divided itself- men(beasts) on one side of the river, and women(fees) on the other side. Growing up this has been all that Glori has known. Until her mother gives birth to a Fee and she begins to wonder what’s so wrong with them after all. When her brother is taken in a raid from the beasts, Glori and her bff, Su decide to go to the where the Beasts live and bring him back home.

I love a good dystopian novel that really makes you think, what if??? Wang did an excellent job of creating an apocolyptic world that captivated me from the very first page. I loved all the kick-ass characters! We not only have a complex main character, but the side characters are wonderfully developed so you can’t help but get attached.

City of Beasts was full of humor, a tiny dash of romance(oh lala), some crazy topics that really make you think, action, and thrills! I was so sad when I finished it!

4 out of 5 stars

 
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About Corrie: 

Corrie Wang is passionate about libraries, recycling, and eating all the food, everywhere. Corrie grew up in Buffalo but spent her formative years in Brooklyn, where one of her last paying gigs was managing a three-story nightclub on the Lower East Side. 

Writing to fix things that make her angry and explore things that frighten her, Corrie’s novels are about girls unapologetically conquering scenarios they should have little control over. Tired of seeing women and girls lose in this culture – spoiler – they never do in her stories. 

Her debut novel, The Takedown was chosen as one of the best books of 2017 by the New York Public Library and a 2018 YALSA selection for Best Fiction for Young Adults. City of Beasts is her second novel.

Seeing, as Corrie wrote an entire novel about the freakiness and perils of socializing too much on the internets her existence there is haphazard at best. Now, more than ever, she feels it is time for everyone to look up. (Also stand up, step up, and eat up. 

Woot!) That being said, you may follow her poor photography skillz on INSTAGRAM. 

AND P.S. Wang rhymes with ‘song’ y’all.


CITY OF BEASTS PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN

Please submit proof of purchase to CORRIEWANGBOOKS [at] GMAIL [dot] COM. All formats apply (physical & e-book). Open to the United States only. Last day to submit is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at 11:59 PM.

PRE-ORDERS FROM BLUE BICYCLE BOOKS

http://bluebicyclebooks.bigcartel.com/product/corrie-wang-city-of-beasts

Each signed pre-order copy of City of Beats will come with:

  • 1 set of 5 Battle Cards featuring different mercenaries 
  • A special paperclip necklace made by Mouse which makes you a part of the City of Beast family
  • Entry to win 1 of 3 raffle prizes
    • 1st prize is a Jackrabbit Filly t-shirt/patch/ $10 gift card
    • 2nd prize $10 gift card to Jackrabbit Filly and t-shirt
    • 3rd prize $10 gift card to Jackrabbit Filly

ANY PREORDERS FROM AN INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE

Pre-order City of Beasts at your local indie and you will receive:

  • A signed bookplate
  • A set of 5 Battle Cards featuring different mercenaries
  • A special paperclip necklace made by Mouse, making you part of the City of Beast family

PRE-ORDERS FROM ANYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD!

ANY PREORDERS FROM AN INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE

Pre-order City of Beasts anywhere else books are sold you will receive:

  • A signed bookplate
  • 1 of 5 Battle Cards at random

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive finished copies of CITY OF BEASTS, US Only. 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 


CITY OF BEASTS

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/2/2019- Country Road Reviews– Excerpt

9/3/2019- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

9/4/2019- Character Madness and Musings– Excerpt

9/5/2019- Shelf-Rated– Review

9/6/2019- BookHounds YA– Review

 

Week Two:

9/9/2019- Lifestyle of Me– Review

9/10/2019- Daily Waffle – Excerpt

9/11/2019- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

9/12/2019- Life of a Simple Reader– Excerpt

9/13/2019- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

Week Three:

9/16/2019- Jena Brown Writes– Review

9/17/2019- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews– Excerpt

9/18/2019- Wishful Endings– Excerpt

9/19/2019- Book-Keeping– Review

9/20/2019- Jade Writes Books– Review

 

Week Four:

9/23/2019- Eli to the nth– Review

9/24/2019- two points of interest– Review

9/25/2019- The Layaway Dragon– Review

9/26/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

9/27/2019- PopTheButterfly Reads– Review

 

Week Five:

9/30/2019- lori’s house of reviews– Review

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