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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Solstice Sequels Tour- Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood

SUMMER SOLSTICE SEQUELS – 4 books, 4 authors, 4 days of prizes!

It’s day 2 on the Summer Solstice Sequels tour, where authors Jessica Spotswood (BORN WICKED), Fiona Paul (VENOM), Elizabeth Richards (BLACK CITY), and Lili Peloquin (THE INNOCENTS) have teamed up like The Avengers to celebrate the launch of their upcoming sequels!

Today we’re spotlighting Jessica’s new book, STAR CURSED (The Cahill Witch Chronicles), which is out TODAY (weeeeeeee!), with a book highlight and giveaway!

Publisher: Putnam
Release date: June 18, 2013

With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate's friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers—if Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves.

Cate doesn't want to be a weapon, and she doesn't want to involve her friends and Finn in the Sisterhood's schemes. But when Maura and Tess join the Sisterhood, Maura makes it clear that she'll do whatever it takes to lead the witches to victory. Even if it means sacrifices. Even if it means overthrowing Cate. Even if it means all-out war.

In the highly anticipated sequel to BORN WICKED, the Cahill Witch Chronicles continue Cate, Maura and Tess's quest to find love, protect family, and explore their magic against all odds in an alternate history of New England.

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Jessica Spotswood is the author of the Cahill Witch Chronicles: BORN WICKED (2012), STAR CURSED (June 2013), and untitled book 3 (summer 2014). She grew up in a tiny, one-stoplight town in Pennsylvania, where she could be found swimming, playing clarinet, memorizing lines for the school play, or - most often - with her nose in a book. Now Jess lives in Washington, DC with her playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey. She can be found doing yoga, teaching writing workshops for teens, or - most often - with her nose in a book. Some things never change.

Stalk her at: Website | Twitter | Facebook


Each day the authors have come up with a fun quiz for you to play. Today’s game is Name That Book!

Based on the picture clues below, work out what each author’s favorite book is! They’ve also provided a clue to help you along. The contest will close at 12pm EST, June 28. Any entries after this date will not be counted. Winners will be notified by email. US only. Entrants must be over 13 years old. Entrants under that age must have a parent or guardian enter on their behalf.

2 x ARCS of STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood

Let’s play!

Elizabeth’s favorite book

Hint: A potions book, a horcrux, and one killer ending…

Jessica’s favorite book

Hint: A classic children’s story about an orphan girl growing up on a farm.

Fiona’s favorite book

Hint: You don’t have to be mad to work at Buddha Burger but it helps, in this surreal dark comedy…

Lili’s favorite book

Hint: Classics student Edmund ‘Bunny’ Corcoran becomes the victim in a real-life Greek tragedy, in this 1992 adult bestseller.

Entry form
Summer Solstice Sequels entry form


Jess, Liz, Lili and Fiona are throwing at Twitter party on Thursday June 20th, 6.30pm EST, #SSSequels to celebrate the launch of their books! They’ll be answering your questions and giving away LOADS of prizes, courtesy Penguin Teen, so you won’t want to miss out. See you there!


17 June
Good Choice Reading
PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards

18 June
Book Chic
STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood

19 June
Jean Book Nerd
BELLADONNA by Fiona Paul

20 June
Fiction Freak


  1. Yay! Thanks for being part of the tour, James! :)

  2. Wow this is quite a hard one, I was able to guess the first two easily, was able to get Lily's after a bit of research and I THINK I got Fiona's too but I'm quite unsure, I'm not 100% with Fiona like I am with the others.

  3. Wow! Great contest...and tricky. I'll do my best. :)

  4. I agree with Angelica and Dani - this one's tricky! Right much trickier than the Name That Author Teen Edition from yesterday!! Fiona?? No. Clue. But totally worth however much time it takes me to figure it out!! :)

  5. Come on guys, it's not like it won a Printz Award or anything ;) The good news is, once you figure it out you'll have a new book to read! Also, stop by her blog for some golden ranting and raving about her writing process. It'll make your own swirling chaos feel less swirling and chaotic.