Favorite Villians & Anti-Heroes (Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Blog Tour + Giveaway!)

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Hi everyone! I’m beyond thrilled to be on the blog tour for FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS. This is easily one of my most anticipated books of this year because that cover! Evil Queen retelling! Asian main character! If you didn’t realize, I’m very excited for this. Here’s a bit about the book:

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Series:
 Rise of the Empress #1
Genre: YA Retelling, Fantasy

Publication: October 10th 2017 by Philomel Books
Length: 384 pages

Format: ARC

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

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