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Scars Like Wings Blog Tour and Giveaway

07 Oct, 2019 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Title: SCARS LIKE WINGS

Author: Erin Stewart

Pub. Date: October 1, 2019

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 352

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience–the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.

Before, I was a million things. Now I’m only one. The Burned Girl.

Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn’t need a mirror to know what she looks like–she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.

A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be “normal” again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends–no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.

But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn’t have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn’t afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she’s going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.

“A heartfelt and unflinching look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched for a light in the darkness.” –Stephanie Nielson, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven Is Here and a burn survivor

Review

Scars Like Wings explores the life of a teen who has lost her family and 60% of her body to fire. Ava is at a particularly difficult time of life to be transitioning to a new school and family situation, her aunt and uncle as new guardians. Peers can be cruel and petty, until she meets both a boy and a girl who see beneath her skin to what really matters. I loved seeing the transformation which occurs with friendship and fun. Piper is just the right medicine, taking healing head on and laughing when she could be suffering. This book addresses grief, trauma and coming to be comfortable in one’s own space. Ava has a long road to travel and is bitter at first, but the author shows how one or two people can make a huge difference in each others’ lives.

Content: the first chapter has the most content for parents pre-reading. Some mentions of adults sexual relations and tension. Bullying triggers.

About the Author

Erin Stewart is the author of SCARS LIKE WINGS, her debut novel. Erin is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and a BYU undergraduate who works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as a weekly columnist in Salt Lake City.

Erin lives in Utah with her husband and three children. She is represented by the amazing Brianne Johnson of Writers House.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of SCARS LIKE WINGS, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/1/2019- Feed Your Fiction AddictionReview

10/2/2019- BookHounds YAReview

10/3/2019- Lifestyle of MeReview

10/4/2019- Fictitious FoxReview

Week Two:

10/7/2019-  Fire and Ice Review

10/8/2019- Moonlight RendezvousReview

10/9/2019- FictitiouswonderlandReview

10/10/2019- Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview

10/11/2019- Here’s to Happy EndingsReview

Week Three:

10/14/2019- Treestand Book ReviewsReview

10/15/2019- Smada’s Book SmackReview

10/16/2019- Riddle’s ReviewsReview

10/17/2019- Jena Brown WritesReview

10/18/2019- Book-KeepingReview

Week Four:

10/21/2019- A Bookish DreamReview

10/22/2019- Life Within The PagesReview

10/23/2019- Portrait of a Book- Review

10/24/2019- The Pages In-BetweenReview

10/25/2019- Paper ReaderReview

Week Five:

10/28/2019- Southern Girl BookaholicReview

10/29/2019- Do You Dog-ear?Review

10/30/2019- Novel NoviceExcerpt

10/31/2019- Two points of interestReview