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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Giveaways, Review, Young Adult / 1 Comment

The Antidote

by Shelley Sackier
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 5th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Synopsis:
Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of using the mystical arts. Fee knows this, so she keeps her magic a secret.
Except her best friend, Xavi, is deathly ill. He’s also the crown prince. Saving him is important, not only for her, but for the entire kingdom.
Fee’s desperation to save her friend means she can barely contain the magic inside her. And after the tiniest of slips, Fee is thrust into a dark and secretive world that is as alluring as it is dangerous.
If she gives in, it could mean she can save Xavi. But it also means that those who wish to snuff out magic might just snuff her out in the process.

About the Author

Shelley Sackier grew up in a small farming community in Northern Wisconsin continually searching for ways to grow warm. Realizing she would never be able to enjoy ice cream like real people should, she left the state and lived the blissful life of a traveling musician. Discovering her stories needed more space than two verses a bridge and a chorus could provide, she began storytelling in earnest. And then in Virginia. Which is where she lives now and continues to write.
Her first novel, DEAR OPL (Sourcebooks 2015), is a tale about a snarky, overweight thirteen-year-old, who suffers from loss everywhere in her life except on her body.
Her next novel, The Freemason’s Daughter (HarperCollins, 2017) is a story about a 16 yr old Scottish girl living in 1715 who’s raised entirely by six burly Scotsman–and they’re all smugglers. The Antidote (HarperCollins February 2019) is a YA novel about magic and medicine, and the witches who wield them both.

To learn more about Shelley, visit shelleysackier.com where she blogs weekly about living on a small farm atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge and how it’s easiest to handle most of it with homegrown food, a breathless adoration for tractors, and a large dose of single malt scotch.

Tour Schedule

January 28th

January 29th

My LovelySecret – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Chrikaru Reads – Review

January 30th

Literary Meanderings – Interview
A Bookish Dream – Review
Charis Rae – Review + Favourite Quotes

January 31st

Wishful Endings – Guest Post
Book Slaying – Review + Favourite Quotes
Life at 17 – Review
the Bibliophagist – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 1st

Kait Plus Books – Review + Favourite Quotes + Dream Cast
Utopia State of Mind – Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 2nd

Oh Hey! Books. – Review
Tale Out Loud – Review

February 3rd

The Eater of Books! – Interview
Hauntedbybooks – Review
The SecretReader – Review + Favourite Quotes + Dream Cast

Review of The Antidote

Review (4 Stars):  The Antidote was a thought-provoking book that shows what lengths someone is willing to go to save a friend.  Fee has been working to save her friend, Xavi, after a deadly disease wipes out the majority of the kingdom.  To do this, she must tap into the magic that she has been hiding from everyone and if she is exposed, she might die in the process.

I really enjoyed this book and I could tell that Fee wanted to do whatever she needed to save Xavi.  She was a very strong character and was willing to fight for what was right even if it exposed her own powers.  Entertaining read and I can’t wait to see what is next for this author.

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