We are so excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the Legendborn tour! Thank you again to all of you that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure that we filled up this tour with some amazing #ownvoices reviewers! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote the release of Legendborn for the entire week.
Remember, all tour hosts are required to post reviews in addition to their creative content.
Kimanne Reads – #OwnVoices Reflection + Reading Vlog
Women of Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 15 Thoughts While Reading
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Original Book Tag
Neeks Reads – Reading Vlog + Original Book Quiz + Book Aesthetic
Bookin It With Ahtiya – Reading Vlog
Blck Bookish – Favorite Quotes + Reading Journal Spread
Curly Haired Bibliophile – #OwnVoices Reflection
Hardcover Haven – Original Book Quiz + Book Aesthetic
Kali’s Bookish Rambles – Dream Cast + Playlist
Reading Stewardess – Favorite Quotes
tpetersonbooks – #OwnVoices Reflection + Reading Vlog
Being a Bookwyrm – Theme Analysis + Book Recs
All Books All People – Review in 5 Gifs + Book Recs
Books with Brandie Shanae – Favorite Quotes + #OwnVoices Reflection
A Warrior’s Library – Favorite Quotes + #OwnVoices Reflection
Black Girl Does Grad School – Reading Journal Spread + #OwnVoices Reflection
Syd’s Epic Stacks – #OwnVoices Reflection
Brain Lair Books – #OwnVoices Reflection + Book Recs
Bookish Ends – Dream Cast
Rediscovering Dee – Theme Analysis + Review in 5 Gifs + Playlist
Amaysn Reads – #OwnVoices Reflection + Book Recs
JHeart Loves Books – Video Review
Her Bookish Diaries – Playlist + Dream Cast
Jen’s Book Den – Mood Board
Novel Sistah – Playlist + Book Aesthetic
Novel Adventures – Theme Analysis + Look Book
Ashley J Reads – #OwnVoices Reflection + Book Recs + Video Review
Kerri McBookNerd – 15 Thoughts While Reading + #OwnVoices Reflection
Flying Paperbacks – Favorite Quotes
Books Whit Me – Favorite Quotes + Mood Board
Shades N Pages – Lipstick Pairing & Thoughts
The Rantings of a Book Addict – Book Recs
Books Nd Melanin – Favorite Quotes + 15 Thoughts While Reading
Lowe Lowe by the Book – Video Review + #OwnVoices Reflection
With Love, Saoudia – Favorite Quotes
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – #OwnVoices Reflection
The Socially Awkward Booklover – Favorite Quotes
Bri’s Book Nook – Review
Curly Top Reads – Reading Vlog + #OwnVoices Reflection
Tracy Deonn is a writer and second-generation fangirl. She grew up in central North Carolina, where she devoured fantasy books and Southern food in equal measure. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tracy worked in live theater, video game production, and K–12 education. When she’s not writing, Tracy speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions, reads fanfic, arranges puppy playdates, and keeps an eye out for ginger-flavored everything.
Tracy is a champion for diversity and representation in science-fiction and fantasy literature and media. And when Tracy’s mother told her that the women in their family were Black Bene Gesserits, she believed her.
by Tracy Deonn
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: September 15th, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.
She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.