Tour Schedule: Clash of Steel

Tour Schedule: Clash of Steel

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for yet another amazing book: Clash of Steel!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many International readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!

Remember to check our hosts’ posts during the week of the tour and help promote the release of Clash of Steel.

About the Book

Publication date: September 7th, 2021

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Pages: 304

Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings

Priority to: Chinese, Vietnamese, members of the LGBTQIA+ community

Other Links: GoodreadsAmazonMacmillan | Mysterious Galaxy | Bookshop | Indiebound Barnes and Noble |


1826. The sun is setting on the golden age of piracy, and the legendary Dragon Fleet, the scourge of the South China Sea, is no more. Its ruthless leader, a woman known only as the Head of the Dragon, is now only a story, like the ones Xiang has grown up with all her life. She desperately wants to prove her worth, especially to her mother, a shrewd business woman who never seems to have enough time for Xiang. Her father is also only a story, dead at sea before Xiang was born. Her only memento of him is a pendant she always wears, a simple but plain piece of gold jewelry.

But the pendant’s true nature is revealed when a mysterious girl named Anh steals it, only to return it to Xiang in exchange for her help in decoding the tiny map scroll hidden inside. The revelation that Xiang’s father sailed with the Dragon Fleet and tucked away this secret changes everything. Rumor has it that the legendary Head of the Dragon had one last treasure—the plunder of a thousand ports — that for decades has only been a myth, a fool’s journey.

Xiang is convinced this map could lead to the fabled treasure. Captivated with the thrill of adventure, she joins Anh and her motley crew off in pursuit of the island. But the girls soon find that the sea—and especially those who sail it—are far more dangerous than the legends led them to believe.


About the Author

Photo by Caroline Tran

CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10 (Boom!), and All Out Now (HarperTeen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship.

Lee’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Wired Magazine, and Hypable. Lee’s first novel in the Sidekick Squad series, Not Your Sidekick was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in YA/Children’s Fiction and a 2017 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist in Speculative Fiction. Seven Tears at High Tide was the recipient of a Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Fantasy Romance and also a finalist for the 2016 Bisexual Book Awards in the YA and Speculative Fiction categories.

Website – Goodreads – Twitter – Instagram


Tour Schedule

September 7th

Rampant Reading Reviews – Review Only

Sagarific – Playlist 

September 8th

Unraveling Chaos – Favorite Quotes

Emelie’s Books – Recommendations based on book 

It’s Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile – Mood Board

September 9th

Peachnace – Reading vlog 

HoardingBooks.HerdingCats – Favorite Quotes 

September 10th

@daphne.reads – Book Recommendations based on book 

Solace in Reading – Favorite Quotes

Thisbellereadstoo – Review Only

September 11th

READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA – Favorite Quotes

An Ode to Fiction – Playlist 

Uponthebooktower – Review Only 

September 12th

The Bookish Fairy Godmother – Mood Board

Discover Elysian – Favorite Quotes

September 13th

Mella’s Musings – Favorite Quotes

Meanderingthebooks – Favorite Quotes

September 14th 

Melancholic Blithe – Mood Board 

Yourlocalbookreader – Favorite Quotes

A Bookworm’s Paradise – Mood Board

Tour Sign Ups: Things We Couldn’t Say

Tour Sign Ups: Things We Couldn’t Say

Publication date: September 21st, 2021

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Pages: 320

Genre: YA Contemporary

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon | IndieBound


Synopsis:

There’s always been a hole in Gio’s life. Not because he’s into both guys and girls. Not because his father has some drinking issues. Not because his friends are always bringing him their drama. No, the hole in Gio’s life takes the shape of his birth mom, who left Gio, his brother, and his father when Gio was nine years old. For eight years, he never heard a word from her . . . and now, just as he’s started to get his life together, she’s back.

It’s hard for Gio to know what to do. Can he forgive her like she wants to be forgiven? Or should he tell her she lost her chance to be in his life? Complicating things further, Gio’s started to hang out with David, a new guy on the basketball team. Are they friends? More than friends? At first, Gio’s not sure . . . especially because he’s not sure what he wants from anyone right now.

There are no easy answers to love — whether it’s family love or friend love or romantic love. In Things We Couldn’t Say, Jay Coles, acclaimed author of Tyler Johnson Was Here, shows us a guy trying to navigate love in all its ambiguity — hoping at the other end he’ll be able to figure out who is and who he should be.

About The Author

Victoria Ruth Photography


JAY COLES is a graduate of Vincennes University and Ball State
University. When he’s not writing diverse books, he’s advocating for
them, teaching middle school students, and composing for various
music publishers. His debut novel Tyler Johnson Was Here is based on
true events in his life and inspired by police brutality in America. He
resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, and invites you to visit his website at
jaycoleswrites.com.

WebsiteGoodreads


About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers and booktubers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from all over the world. The official hashtag for the tour will be #ThingsWeCouldntsayTour. The tour will run from May 11th to May 21st. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, only digital copies are available and US readers can be provided with physical copies. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.a

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

SIGN UP HERE!

Tour Sign-Ups: Clash of Steel

Tour Sign-Ups: Clash of Steel

Publication date: September 7th, 2021

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Pages: 304

Genre: YA Fantasy, Retellings

Priority to: Chinese, Vietnamese, members of the LGBTQIA+ community

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Macmillan | Mysterious Galaxy | Bookshop | Indiebound Barnes and Noble |


Synopsis:

1826. The sun is setting on the golden age of piracy, and the legendary Dragon Fleet, the scourge of the South China Sea, is no more. Its ruthless leader, a woman known only as the Head of the Dragon, is now only a story, like the ones Xiang has grown up with all her life. She desperately wants to prove her worth, especially to her mother, a shrewd business woman who never seems to have enough time for Xiang. Her father is also only a story, dead at sea before Xiang was born. Her only memento of him is a pendant she always wears, a simple but plain piece of gold jewelry.

But the pendant’s true nature is revealed when a mysterious girl named Anh steals it, only to return it to Xiang in exchange for her help in decoding the tiny map scroll hidden inside. The revelation that Xiang’s father sailed with the Dragon Fleet and tucked away this secret changes everything. Rumor has it that the legendary Head of the Dragon had one last treasure—the plunder of a thousand ports — that for decades has only been a myth, a fool’s journey.

Xiang is convinced this map could lead to the fabled treasure. Captivated with the thrill of adventure, she joins Anh and her motley crew off in pursuit of the island. But the girls soon find that the sea—and especially those who sail it—are far more dangerous than the legends led them to believe.

About The Author

Photograph by Caroline Tran


CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10 (Boom!), and All Out Now (HarperTeen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship.

Lee’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Wired Magazine, and Hypable. Lee’s first novel in the Sidekick Squad series, Not Your Sidekick was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in YA/Children’s Fiction and a 2017 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist in Speculative Fiction. Seven Tears at High Tide was the recipient of a Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Fantasy Romance and also a finalist for the 2016 Bisexual Book Awards in the YA and Speculative Fiction categories.

WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterInstagram


About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and booktubers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from all over the world, with priority given to those who identify as Chinese, Vietnamese, or LGTBQIA+. The official hashtag for the tour will be #AClashofSteelTour.

The tour will run from September 7th to May 14th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, digital copies are available and for US reviewers, physical copies can be provided. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.a

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

SIGN UP HERE!

Sign Ups: Black Boy Joy

Sign Ups: Black Boy Joy

Publication date: August 3rd, 2021

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 320

Genre: Middle Grade Anthology

Representation: Black

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon | IndieBound


Synopsis:

Black boy joy is…

Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit.
Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race.
Finding your voice–and your rhymes–during tough times.
Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching.

And more! From seventeen acclaimed Black male and non-binary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood.

Contributors include: B. B. Alston, Dean Atta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jay Coles, Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Don P. Hooper, George M. Johnson, Varian Johnson, Kwame Mbalia, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Tochi Onyebuchi, Julian Randall, Jason Reynolds, Justin Reynolds, DaVaun Sanders, and Julian Winters

About The Author


KWAME MBALIA is a husband, father, New York Times bestselling author, and former pharmaceutical metrologist, in that order. His debut middle- grade novel, Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky, and the sequel, Tristan Strong Destroys The World are published by Rick Riordan
Presents/Disney-Hyperion. He is the co-author of Last Gate Of The
Emperor with Prince Joel Makonnen from Scholastic Books. A Howard
University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he
survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.

WebsiteGoodreads


About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers and booktubers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from all over the world, with priority given to those who identify as Black. The official hashtag for the tour will be #BlackBoyJoyTour.

The tour will run from August 3rd to August 9th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, only digital copies are available. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

SIGN UP HERE!

Tour Sign Ups: A Unicorn Named Rin by Crystal Z. Lee

Tour Sign Ups: A Unicorn Named Rin by Crystal Z. Lee

Publication date: April 22, 2021

Publisher: Balestier

Pages: 32

Genre: Picture book

Representation: Chinese

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon | IndieBound


Synopsis:

The royal phoenix is missing from the Tang dynasty palace! Princess Pingyang is worried. Can Rin the unicorn find Fan the phoenix? Together with her friends—dragon, tiger, and tortoise—Rin embarks on a journey to mystical lands in China. Along the way, Rin discovers the value of teamwork and the warmth of friendship.

A Unicorn Named Rin celebrates the wonder and beauty of Chinese history and culture. This exquisitely illustrated picture book makes an ideal read for children 3-8 years old:
– Easy-to-read vocabulary enables confidence in early readers
– Whimsical illustrations encourage imagination in all unicorn lovers
– Storyline fosters dialogue around collaboration, empathy, and kindness
– Real locations in China make for an inspiring geography, history and cultural exploration adventure

About The Author


Crystal Z. Lee is a Taiwanese American bilingual writer and a member of the Asian Authors Alliance. She has called many places home, including Taipei, New York, Shanghai, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She was formerly a public relations executive who had worked with brands in the fashion, beauty, technology, and automotive industries. She is the author of the novel Love and Other Moods, and the children’s book A Unicorn Named Rin.

WebsiteGoodreads


About the Tour

This tour is open for bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from all over the world, with priority given to those who have children or have kid siblings/relatives and can have their young readers (under age 10) review the book too. The official hashtag for the tour will be #AnUnicornNamedRinonTour.

The tour will run from July 5th to July 7th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

This tour is open internationally, however, only people located in the US or Europe will get a physical review copy. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.a

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

SIGN UP HERE!

Tour Sign-ups: Hana Khan Carries On by Uzm Jalaluddin

Tour Sign-ups: Hana Khan Carries On by Uzm Jalaluddin

Publication date: April 13th 2021 

Publisher: HarperAvenue

Pages: 368

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Representation: Indian, Indian-Canadian and Muslim Representation

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon


Synopsis:

From the author of Ayesha at Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of “You’ve Got Mail,” set in two competing halal restaurants

Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighbourhood. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is to tell stories on the radio. If she can just outshine her fellow intern at the city radio station, she may have a chance at landing a job. In the meantime, Hana pours her thoughts and dreams into a podcast, where she forms a lively relationship with one of her listeners. But soon she’ll need all the support she can get: a new competing restaurant, a more upscale halal place, is about to open in the Golden Crescent, threatening Three Sisters.

When her mysterious aunt and her teenage cousin arrive from India for a surprise visit, they draw Hana into a long-buried family secret. A hate-motivated attack on their neighbourhood complicates the situation further, as does Hana’s growing attraction for Aydin, the young owner of the rival restaurant—who might not be a complete stranger after all.

As life on the Golden Crescent unravels, Hana must learn to use her voice, draw on the strength of her community and decide what her future should be.

About The Author


Uzma Jalaluddin grew up in a diverse suburb of Toronto, but her favourite place in the world is the nearest bookstore or library. Her debut novel, AYESHA AT LAST (2018), is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in the Toronto Muslim community. The novel was a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, was featured on The Today Show, and was a Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year. AYESHA AT LAST has been optioned for film by Pascal Pictures. Her second novel, HANA KHAN CARRIES ON (April 2021), was an instant Canadian bestseller. The novel is a reimagining of ‘You’ve Got Mail’ set in rival halal restaurants. Uzma writes a culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star, and has written for The Atlantic. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two sons, where she also teaches high school.

WebsiteGoodreads


About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers, booktubers and bookstagrammers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from UK, Europe, India, Australia, South Africa, and Singapore, with priority given to those who identify as Indian and Muslim. The official hashtag for the tour will be #HanaKhanonTour.

The tour will run from May 31st to June 13th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, Physical and Digital copies are available. The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our blog, Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

SIGN UP HERE!

Tour Schedule: On the Hook

Tour Schedule: On the Hook

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for yet another amazing book: On the Hook!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many International and Own Voices readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!

Remember to check our hosts’ posts during the week of the tour and help promote the release of On the Hook.

About the Book

Publication date: May 18, 2021

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Pages: 304

Genre: YA Contemporary

Representation: Mexican- American Representation

Other Links: GoodreadsAmazonIndieBound


You think you’re better than everyone else?
Listen to me, I’m going to kill you.”

Hector has always minded his own business, working hard to make his way to a better life someday. He’s the chess team champion, helps the family with his job at the grocery, and teaches his little sister to shoot hoops overhand.

Until Joey singles him out. Joey, whose older brother, Chavo, is head of the Discípulos gang, tells Hector that he’s going to kill him: maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday. And Hector, frozen with fear, does nothing. From that day forward, Hector’s death is hanging over his head every time he leaves the house. He tries to fade into the shadows – to drop off Joey’s radar – to become no one.

But when a fight between Chavo and Hector’s brother Fili escalates, Hector is left with no choice but to take a stand.

The violent confrontation will take Hector places he never expected, including a reform school where he has to live side-by-side with his enemy, Joey. It’s up to Hector to choose whether he’s going to lose himself to revenge or get back to the hard work of living.


About the Author

Francisco X. Stork was born in Mexico. He moved to El Paso Texas with his adoptive father and mother when he was nine. He attended Spring Hill College, Harvard University and Columbia Law School. He worked as an attorney for thirty-three years before retiring in 2015. He is married and has two grown children and four beautiful grandkids. He loves to discover new books and authors. His favorite books are those where the author’s soul touches his.

Website – Goodreads


Tour Schedule

May 12th  

The Writer’s Ally – Mood Board

Know Your Books – Favorite Quotes

May 13th

Melancholic Blithe – Blog Interview

May 14th 

Love, Paola – Favorite Quotes

May 15th

Literaryhoneycomb – Review Only

May 16th

@yanitzaWrites – Favorite Quotes

May 17th 

Lone Vixen Reads – Mood Board

Bookishplants – Review Only

May 18th 
Bookdragon217 – Review Only

Tour Sign Up: On the Hook by Francisco X Stork[closed]

Tour Sign Up: On the Hook by Francisco X Stork[closed]

Publication date: May 18, 2021

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Pages: 304

Genre: YA Contemporary

Representation: Mexican- American Representation

Other Links: Goodreads | Amazon | IndieBound


Synopsis:

You think you’re better than everyone else?
Listen to me, I’m going to kill you.”

Hector has always minded his own business, working hard to make his way to a better life someday. He’s the chess team champion, helps the family with his job at the grocery, and teaches his little sister to shoot hoops overhand.

Until Joey singles him out. Joey, whose older brother, Chavo, is head of the Discípulos gang, tells Hector that he’s going to kill him: maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday. And Hector, frozen with fear, does nothing. From that day forward, Hector’s death is hanging over his head every time he leaves the house. He tries to fade into the shadows – to drop off Joey’s radar – to become no one.

But when a fight between Chavo and Hector’s brother Fili escalates, Hector is left with no choice but to take a stand.

The violent confrontation will take Hector places he never expected, including a reform school where he has to live side-by-side with his enemy, Joey. It’s up to Hector to choose whether he’s going to lose himself to revenge or get back to the hard work of living.

About The Author


Francisco X. Stork was born in Mexico. He moved to El Paso Texas with his adoptive father and mother when he was nine. He attended Spring Hill College, Harvard University and Columbia Law School. He worked as an attorney for thirty-three years before retiring in 2015. He is married and has two grown children and four beautiful grandkids. He loves to discover new books and authors. His favorite books are those where the author’s soul touches his.

WebsiteGoodreads


About the Tour

This tour is open for book bloggers and booktubers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from all over the world, with priority given to those who identify as Mexican-American. The official hashtag for the tour will be #OnTheHookTour.

The tour will run from May 12th to May 18th. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.

For this tour, only digital copies are available. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts.a

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, DM us on any of our social media pages, or email us at coloredpagestours@gmail[dot]com

SIGN UP HERE!

Tour Schedule: Gearbreakers

Tour Schedule: Gearbreakers

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for yet another amazing book: Gearbreakers!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many International and Own Voices readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!

Remember to check our hosts’ posts during the week of the tour and help promote the release of Gearbreakers.

About the Book

Publication date: June 29th 2021

Publisher: feiwel friends

Pages: 416 pages

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Representation: Asian, Asian American, Sapphic

Other Links: GoodreadsAmazonBookshop


We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead…

The shadow of Godolia’s tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolia overlords.

Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolia prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within.

As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia’s reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer–as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more…


About the Author

photo by Kiva Brearton

Zoe Hana Mikuta currently attends the University of Washington in Seattle, studying English with a creative writing focus. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where she developed a deep love of Muay Thai kickboxing and nurtured a slow and steady infatuation for fictional worlds. When she is not writing, Zoe can be found embroidering runes onto her jean pockets, studying tarot or herbology, or curled up with a cup of caramel coffee and a good, bloody but heartwarming book. Gearbreakers is her debut novel.

Goodreads


Tour Schedule

June 23rd

Sapphire Bubble – Blog Interview

Bookshelf Life – Favorite Quotes

June 24th

@canonicallychaotic – Favorite Quotes

BookedwithEmma – Review Only

June 25th 

Sophie Ligaya dela Cruz – Reading Vlog 

HoadingBooks.HerdingCats – Favorite Quotes

June 26th

Starlight Strands – Review Only

Januisance – Blog Interview

Debjani’s Thoughts – Review Only

The Tsundoku Chronicles – Favorite Quotes

June 27th

An Ode to Fiction – Review Only

Rainstorm Reads – Playlist

Of Stars and Pages – Favorite Quotes

June 28th

Not Just Fiction – X Reasons to Read Gearbreakers

Thisbellereadstoo – Review Only

Pastelwriter – Review Only 

June 29th

Melancholic Blithe – Blog Interview

Windows to Worlds – Review Only 

The_offbeat_human – Playlist

Bookwyrm’s Guide to the Galaxy – Pinterest Board and Playlist