October 10, 2014

#Tour of The Cure for Dreaming by @catwinters

Hey there we have an excerpt today from Cat Winters THE CURE FOR DREAMING courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours! Oh and make sure to stick around and enter the giveaway! 

Haven't heard of THE CURE FOR DREAMING? Check it out!

Author: Cat Winters
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books
ISBN: 978-1442465985
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.

NOTE: I will be doing a review here within in the next few weeks.  Everyone is sick here right now so I got way backed up on the reading.  So as soon as I get better ill get this review out. thanks!

Now on to the excerpt!

"How is your ear?" I asked when the silence grew too fierce.

"Better." He glanced my way. "I was only teasing about you owing me more than just a book, you know."

My cheeks warmed. "I know."

"You looked so frightened when I said that to you at school. What did you think I would make you do?"

"I don't know." I fussed with a loose pin in my hair and tried to persuade myself Frannie was mistaken about him, The word grabber loitered in my mind like an unwanted guest.

Percy steered Mandolin west, onto Irving. "I read all of it."

"All of what?" I asked.

"Dracula, of course."

"Oh." I tightened my coat around my neck. "Did you like it?"

"Yes, But why did you like it?"

"What do you mean?"

"Why do you like a horrific story involving so much blood and murder?"

"I don't know. Why does anyone like any literature?" I shrugged as if responding to my own question. "I love that books allow us to experience other lives without us ever having to change where we live or who we are."

About Cat:
Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee, and a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013. Her upcoming novels include The Cure for Dreaming (Amulet Books/Oct. 2014) and The Uninvited (William Morrow/2015), and she’s a contributor to the 2015 YA horror anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at www.catwinters.com.

Photo by Tara Kelly

Find Cat Online:

Check out the book trailer!

Giveaway Details: 

1 winner will receive a brand-new paperback edition of IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, a signed THE CURE FOR DREAMING poster, a copy of the CD containing the music that inspired THE CURE FOR DREAMING (Kristen Lawrence's ARACHNITECT), and swag.

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Check out the Tour Schedule for more awesome posts!

Week One:
10/6/2014- Word Spelunking- Interview
10/7/2014- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
10/8/2014- Me, My Shelf and IReview
10/9/2014- Falling For YA- Interview
10/10/2014- Crossroad ReviewsReview

Week Two:
10/13/2014- Xpresso Reads- Interview
10/14/2014- Candace's Book BlogReview
10/15/2014- I Heart YA FictionReview
10/16/2014- Rainy Day RamblingsReview and Guest Post
10/17/2014- Bad Bird Reads- Guest Post

Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads and Amazon for the book cover, about the book, and author information.


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