I’m so excited to be partnering with @bellestours and @authorjenniferalsever and share my stop on the EXTRAORDINARY LIES cover reveal tour!
Extraordinary Lies is a paranormal mystery that is told through dual POVs and captures reader from the first page. This book is available for purchase *now* on Amazon, and the link to buy it is in @bellestours’s bio.
Julia and Charley may come from two completely different worlds, but they’ve been called the same names all their lives. Psycho. Liar. Witch. It’s the price of being a supernaturally gifted female in sexist, narrow-minded 1971.
Until they’re invited to join the Stanford Research Institute. There, a team of scientists is conducting experiments on people like them—people with the ability to tell the future, read minds, move objects without lifting a finger.
At first, the institute seems like a safe haven. For the first time, Julia and Charley are not alone. Surrounded by others with powers like theirs, they finally make real friends. But as the experiments become darker and more dangerous, and the test subjects’ lives are increasingly at risk, the two girls must work together to unveil the truth behind the scientists’ experiments—and the extraordinary lies they’ve been told to keep them in the dark.
Want more from this book? Check out @bookish.els tour stop tomorrow!
Disclaimer: I received an arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: Cilka’s Journey
Author: Heather Morris
Book Series: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book 2
Diversity: Some LGBTQA+ relationships mentioned, Jewish main character and side characters
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction (based on a true story)
Recommended Age: 18+ (TW rape, TW child molestation, TW sexual assault, TW torture, gore, violence, language, childbirth)
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Synopsis: In this follow-up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the author tells the story, based on a true one, of a woman who survives Auschwitz, only to find herself locked away again.
Cilka Klein is 18 years old when Auschwitz-Birkenau is liberated by Soviet soldiers. But Cilka is one of the many women who is sentenced to a labor camp on charges of having helped the Nazis–with no consideration of the circumstances Cilka and women like her found themselves in as they struggled to survive. Once at the Vorkuta gulag in Sibera, where she is to serve her 15-year sentence, Cilka uses her wits, charm, and beauty to survive.
Review: I thought this book was absolutely wonderful. The writing immediately drew me into the book, the story saddened and depressed me, and the main character was very well done. It’s hard to make likeable characters out of characters who do bad things sometimes, but the author did this very well with Cilka. The book was also very well paced and the world building was marvelous.
My only issue is that the book time jumps a lot, sometimes with dates at the top, but sometimes not, so you really have to pay attention to the timeline of the book.
Verdict: A very well done and beautiful book!