Blog Tour + Giveaway: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis Book Look + Giveaway

I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for Mindy McGinnis’s newest book, Given to the Sea.  Last year, The Female of the Species ended up being one of my favorite contemporary reads of the year so, naturally, Given to the Sea has been one of my most anticipated 2017 releases.  This time around, Mindy is delving in the world of fantasy and she’s tackling another important social issue- a female’s obligation to reproduce. Here’s a synopsis of the story (Let me know if you also get Moana songs stuck in your head when you read the plot summary!):

Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra – fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before – are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land – and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.

The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given. 

Book Look

Given to the Sea

 

It was so much fun putting together this book look! I love beach inspired fashion and now that Spring weather is finally on its way here, finding these pieces was a real treat! The long blue dress reminds me of Khosa’s gorgeous gown on the cover and then I pulled accessories that tie into the colors of the sea as well as the gold typography.  If you’re interested in buying anything in the look, you can click on the Polyvore link above for details!

Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis (ARV: $17.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 3, 2017 and 12:00 AM on April 24, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about April 26, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

April 3 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – Author Guest Post

April 4 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Reasons to Read Mindy’s Books

April 5 – Mundie Moms – Review & Favorite Quotes

April 6SuperSpaceChick – 5 Reasons to Read Given to the Sea

April 7Fiction Fare – Author Q&A

 

Week Two:

April 10Alexa Loves Books – Bookish Style File

April 11Good Choice Reading – Author Q&A

April 12Oh the Book Feels – Given to the Sea Pinterst Board

April 13Bookworm Everlasting – Review

April 14Dark Faerie Tales – Author Q&A

 

Week Three:

April 17The Young Folks – Author Q&A

April 18Once Upon a Twilight – Review

April 19The Hardcover Lover – Given to the Sea Mood Board

April 20Bibliophile Gathering – Review

April 21YA Wednesdays – Author Guest Post

10 Responses to “Blog Tour + Giveaway: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis Book Look + Giveaway”

  1. Nick says:

    I love your book look! The starfish necklace is the cutest!
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  2. Mandy says:

    I am dying to read this book and the looks you put together are so spot on!
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  3. danielle hammelef says:

    I love the book Look!The starfish sandals are so cute!

  4. Sabrina Fox says:

    This book sounds amazing! Definitely added to my TBR shelf instantly. :) I like the shorter blue dress and the seafoam green ring. Absolutely adorable!
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  5. Kristy Petree says:

    Great post–love the fashion and jewelry photo, a nice touch! I’m so excited for this book. Thanks for hosting! :)

  6. Maureen says:

    This book looks great! love the cover – so pretty

  7. Penny Olson says:

    Given to the Sea sounds fantastic. I love the seastar sandals in the post.

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