You might have seen me on twitter rambling about how I can’t stop making graphics of The Star-Touched Queen. The imageries this book conjured was so vivid, I could not help but attempt to capture it – even though I don’t think I did it justice at all. If you’re a fan of opulent, transcendent, mythic tales, you should definitely check this book out ASAP.
- Story, characters & quotes belong to the supremely talented Roshani Chokshi
- As always: free for personal use ONLY. Do not redistribute, edit, claim as your own.
- As always, let me know if you need any of this stuff resized, though it should fit onto most phones, not just the iPhone 6.
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Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.
Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.
But love has a way of changing things.
Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?
But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.
So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Kobo
This book was exciting in the ways it challenged our expectations and preconception about the YA genre. I feel privileged to be part of the blog tour. I want to share with you how this book turned tropes around on its head – as well as give you two book-inspired iPhone wallpapers to take away!
5 Ways THE GIRL WHO FELL Destroyed YA Tropes
1. The Side Characters’ Lives Doesn’t Revolve Around The Protagonist
It’s so often the case in YA that many side characters lose their agency, only fulfilling their purpose in the plot as either a dispenser of advice, or a motivation for the protagonist. We hardly glimpse at their own ambitions and plans. Their only goal seem to be servicing the main character in their story.
Zephyr’s best friend, Lizzie, defies this role. Yes, she’s an excellent friend who dispenses many warnings and advice, always steadfast and loyal. But she also has her own life outside: working towards her goal in becoming a journalist, and dealing with her own long distance relationship. Similarly, Gregg has his own group of friends and his own agency. They both love her, but they also love themselves – and that note made the book all the more authentic. Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Girl Who Fell + Giveaway + iPhone WallPaper”
Today, I have 3 bookish iPhone wallpapers, free for everyone to nab! Either use them as wallpaper, print them out, pin them, up to you :D! They were inspired by:
I. The 3 Quotes, 3 Days meme. I was nominated by The Fiction Fairy + The Bookish Barrister! Thank you both! I didn’t want to do 3 days’ worth of posting so I combined it into one post.
II. The Potato Prints feature at the Social Potato. Faye has given me her blessing to do something similar here!
The book being featured on today’s iPhone wallpaper is Golden Son by Pierce Brown. It was my favourite read last month and you can check out my review here. I think they will become a regular monthly feature, please leave suggestions if you want to see a certain quote/series or if you want me to offer them in different sizes (e.g. other phones, bookmark size).
Without further adieu, here’s the wallpapers. Click on the links below each preview image to download the full size from Dropbox!
Wise men read books about history. Strong men writes them.
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