Friday, October 7, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman @dianawagman @XpressoTours

Extraordinary October
Diana Wagman
Published by: Ig Publishing
Publication date: October 11th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

October is an ordinary girl. From her plain looks to her average grades, there seems to be nothing special about her. Then, three days before her eighteenth birthday, she develops a strange itch that won’t go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts “transplanting” herself through solid rock, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her growing powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world.

In the fantastical vein of authors such as Julie Kagawa and Holly Black, Extraordinary October takes us on a magical journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the beautiful and mythical underground fairy kingdom.


My Review:

October is just an ordinary girl. A plain Jane really with no friends to speak of. No one ever notices her when she walks down the halls at school or when she walks down the street. She is invisible to the outside world that she lives in. In just a few short days October it will be her birthday and she will be eighteen years old. A big day in a girl’s life right? For October it is just another day; another day closer to graduation and college which is her way out of her home town.  

A lot happens to October in these few short days before her birthday. She gets this really big itch that goes deep into her body all the way to the bone and it ends up running over her whole body and that is how she meets this really good looking guy in the hall while she is scratching her back against the wall. Great way to meet a guy October.  Yeah plain old October meets not only one guy but two guys right before her big day.

Oh and October also finds out that she is a princess heir to the throne in two different kingdoms, the Fairy kingdom and the Troll kingdom. She is Destined to be their next Queen. But becoming Queen is not as simple as it looks because October has a little competition. Her competition wants to be Queen so bad that she will use and destroy anyone who gets in her way. But then October will do whatever she has to to keep all these people safe not matter what it cost her.

Who will become the next Queen? Will it be October? Will it be her opponent? What will October have to do to save the two kingdoms from this evil person? Can she save the fairies? Can she save the trolls?

When I came across Extraordinary October I thought I just have to read this as my birthday is in October and my Moms is today October 7 and then I read the summary and I thought fairies oh yeah sign me up. I couldn’t wait to read about a girl named October and fairies. I am so glad I did! Extraordinary October is filled with so many twist and turns along with action and mystery not to mention the excitement that will keep on your toes right up until the end. I just loved the world that the author created for October and all of her magical abilities. If you have not already then I would like to suggest that you pick up your copy today and get started on an amazing journey, one that will have you flinging through the pages in no time.

Author Bio:
I have always written and always wanted to be a writer, but didn’t think I could make a living at it. So I became a mime. (You can imagine what my father had to say about that.) I worked on the streets of NYC with two partners, stopping traffic in front of the Met and annoying tourists. When, to my great surprise, that didn’t work out, I returned to school in film–thinking screenwriters made a living. And when I had ten scripts and my agent had stopped returning my calls, I wrote a novel. I did it just because I wanted to love writing again and not think about selling or casting or marketability. That novel was Skin Deep, and it’s a testament to writing from your heart that the first person to read it, bought it. I’ve been trying to write from the heart ever since. 



Giselle said...

This sounds like such a fun read! And unique, too! Glad you liked it, Nancy! :)

Linda Henderson said...

I like the sounds of this one, it puts me in the mind of Amanda Hocking's Trylle stories.