Scavenge the Stars Blog Tour and Giveaway

31 Jan, 2020 by in Uncategorized 1 comment

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


I am happy to be hosting a stop on the SCAVENGE THE STARS by Tara Sim Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:
Title: SCAVENGE THE STARS (Scavenge the Stars #1)
Author: Tara Sim
Pub. Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 336

When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide.

Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.

Excerpt:

Revenge. It was a simple word when spoken out loud, but it was so much bigger, like the hidden city under the atoll. It was a word of fire and blood, of a knife’s whisper and the priming of a pistol.

It was a word that consumed her, filled her entire being until she knew that she could no longer be Silverfish. Silverfish’s will was to survive, to simply make it to the next day, and hopefully the day after that. But that was no longer her will.

Now it was revenge.

Captain Zharo. Kamon Mercado. Moray.

They would all pay.

Review: Scavenge the Stars has a twisty plot with elements of Oceans 11 casino culture of organized crime as well as pirate elements. I’m not even sure how to process all the turns of events yet. The characters are worlds are multi-faceted. One seaside city, Moray with interest in high society and an undercurrent of mob like crime. A fever is spreading rapidly among the ranks. And another off shore floating prison where debts are paid on the backs of childrens who work at sea. Two opposite lifesyles collide when a stranger at sea is rescued, bringing trouble in his wake. On land, when the glitter and pomp come off, we see glimpses of the true Amaya. Strong, resiliant and sleek. There is fantasy, mystery and a touch of romance. I found the tone overall to be gritty as characters are dealing with addictions to gambling and alcohol, a plan for the ultimate revenge. I hope to see them ultimately overcome the base workings of their inner demons and society in the future installment. This is certainly a page turner. Be prepared for a wild and unpredictable ride! Parental Content: drugs, alcohol, child abuse, moderate violence, drugs, same sex couples, kissing, mild swearing and one “F” word.
About Tara:

Tara Sim is the author of SCAVENGE THE STARS (Disney-Hyperion) and the TIMEKEEPER trilogy (Sky Pony Press) and writer of all things magic. She can often be found in the wilds of the Bay Area, California.

When she’s not writing about mischievous boys in clock towers, Tara spends her time drinking tea, wrangling cats, and occasionally singing opera. Despite her bio-luminescent skin, she is half-Indian and eats way too many samosas.

Tara is represented by Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Literary Agency.






Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of SCAVENGE THE STARS, US only.

Giveaway ends February 14th at midnight EST.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:

1/13/2020
Excerpt
1/14/2020
Review
1/15/2020
Review
1/16/2020
Review
1/17/2020
Excerpt

Week Two:
1/20/2020
Review
1/21/2020
Review
1/22/2020
Review
1/23/2020
Review
1/24/2020
Review

Week Three:
1/27/2020
Review
1/28/2020
Excerpt
1/29/2020
Review
1/30/2020
Review
1/31/2020
Review

Week Four:
2/3/2020
Review
2/4/2020
Review
2/5/2020
Review
2/6/2020
Review
2/7/2020
Review

Week Five:
2/10/2020
Review
2/11/2020
Review
2/12/2020
Review
2/13/2020
Review
2/14/2020
Review

One Response to “Scavenge the Stars Blog Tour and Giveaway”

  1. Candice

    Scavenge the Stars sounds like a dark and exciting read. I will add this book to my to-read list. On a side note to the reviewers on Fire and Ice, you should not put a same sex couple in a parental warning. I have looked at other reviews and there is not a warning if the couple is a boy and a girl. You should treat a same sex couple the same a boy and girl couple. Just warn about kissing and racy scenes regardless of who is in the couples.

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