Blog Tour: Unwritten by Alicia J. Novo – Review & Giveaway

Good morning all my lovely bookworms! Happy Thursday, I hope this week has been treating you well so far and that you all are staying healthy and safe. I am so beyond thrilled to bring you my stop on this really cool book tour for Unwritten, hosted by XpressoTours. Thank you to the author, publisher, and XpressoTours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. Check out my post and giveaway below. If you click on the book title or the book itself, it will take you straight to the Goodreads page.

Unwritten (The Zweeshen Chronicles #1) by Alicia J. Novo

Publication Date: May 8, 2021

Published By: INtense Publications

Length: 324 pages

Genres: Young Adult || Fantasy

Pre-Order it at: Amazon

Books whisper to Beatrix Alba. But they aren’t the reason she has never fit in. Bullied at home and school, she keeps a secret—a power of violence and darkness.

When the spell that keeps her hidden fails, she’s catapulted into the Zweeshen, a realm where all tales live, and her dream of meeting her favorite characters comes true. But wishes are tricky, and behind its wonder and whimsy, the Zweeshen is under attack. A character is burning bookworlds in pursuit of a weapon to rule both stories and storytellers. To succeed, he needs a riddle in Beatrix’s possession.

Now he’s hunting her down.

Joining forces with William, a cursed conjurer, Beatrix must face an enemy who knows her every weakness in a realm where witches play with time, Egyptian gods roam, and Regency heroines lead covert operations. And with her darkness as the only weapon, she may have to sacrifice everything to save a world that rejects her. 

I received an ARC from XpressoTours, and the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Holy freaking smokes, my bookworms!!!!! I loved this book, it took me by a complete surprise. The world that Novo built was stunning, complex, and so richly described. Every detail of the Zweeshen grabs you, from the buildings, to the Bookends Cafe, to the guilds; it really drags you into this amazing world where all stories can come and hangout. It makes you feel as if you can be a part of the story yourself.

Beatrix is the main character, she is strong, and determined. She has a strong magic inside of her, one that she tries hard to control and cage away within herself. Things don’t go as planned and she finds herself in Zwesshen, but not everyone is welcoming of her. She goes on a self-fulling journey to find out who she really is and why she has this power she does. You meet other very interesting characters along the way, and quite a few really famous ones too. Beatrix also finds herself up against a villain that is trying to destroy the Zweeshen, and her, because of the power that Beatrix represents and holds.

This book was masterfully thought out and full of so much angst, suspense, and friendship. I seriously cannot wait to see the next installment of The Zweeshen Chronicles and where Beatrix’s story takes her.

Alicia has a weak spot for happy endings and transformative journeys. She spent her teenage years
in Argentina and Europe, speaks several languages and loves to travel.
An eclectic reader, she grew up on a diet ranging from Lucy M. Montgomery and Jane Austen to Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Raymond Chandler, Hermann Hesse, Jorge Luis Borges, and many classics. She’s never been cured of reading a bit of everything and is as likely to geek out about Mr. Darcy as Dr. Who.

She is a history and astronomy aficionado, who walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, completed her Masters in the Netherlands and worked for Google in Ireland. She decided to become a writer at six but took a full, winding road here. Along the way, she learned if there’s one thing that cuts across cultures, one unifying thread that pulls everyone together, it’s a good story.
A big-city girl, she now lives in the Midwest, where she occasionally picks apples and pretends witches exist.

Find Alicia at: Website || Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Goodreads

This is a tour-wide giveaway, open Internationally! Prizes are:

  • A physical copy and a box of branded goodies (bookmarks, keychain, enamel pin, character art, candle, tote) (US only)
  • Ebook with digital goodies (character art, background, map) (INT)

Click Here!

Follow the rest of the tour at XpressoTours. Click Here or look below!

April 12th
Literary Gold >> Excerpt
The World of Celia McMahon >> Review
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Guest post
Viviana MacKade >> Excerpt

April 13th
diary of wannabe writer >> Review
Jessica Belmont >> Review
Ilovebooksandstuffblog >> Excerpt
Lindsey’s Library >> Review

April 14th
Living in a Bookworld >> Excerpt
Quiet Fury Books >> Guest post
Drunk On Pop >> Excerpt
The Review Booth >> Excerpt

April 15th
Daily Waffle >> Excerpt
TLC Book Nook >> Review
Wishful Endings  >> Review
Myth and Magic Book Club >> Review
Whatever You Can Still Betray  >> Guest post

April 16th
gracelwrites – a voyage across pages >> Review
Betwixt The Sheets >> Interview
The Avid Reader  >> Review
The Scribe Owl >> Review

April 19th
Know Your Books >> Review
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Interview
Reading Tonic >> Review
Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love >> Excerpt

April 20th
Book Briefs  >> Review
Sara In Bookland >> Review
mamasbookblends >> Review
Westveil Publishing >> Review

April 21st
dinipandareads >> Review
Sadie’s Spotlight >> Excerpt
Books A-Brewin’  >> Excerpt

April 22nd
DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading >> Review
What Is That Book About >> Excerpt
Chonky Books Review >> Review
Cranky TBC >> Review

April 23rd
Rincon de Joss  >> Review
Books By Maeve >> Interview
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author  >> Excerpt
Teatime and Books >> Excerpt
Hurn Publications >> Excerpt

Well, my lovely bookworms, I hope you add this wonderful book to your TBR’s because it is an amazing book and you won’t regret it! I cannot wait to get a physical copy of this when it’s released, to add to my bookshelf! Let me know in the comments below. And as always, happy reading!

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