Ahhhh guys it’s happening. Tales of the Lonely Sun launched recently and 1) it’s run by a bunch of book bloggers?!? 2) their graphics are so pretty wow and 3) have you been reading their posts because they are the epitome of book blogging amazingness.
For those of you who haven’t heard about TOTLS *smh where have you been*-
(from the authors of TOTLS) We’re four girls who love reading, writing, and most importantly, Jesus. The Lonely Sun emblem symbolizes the Light amidst the Darkness, an illustration of the world and how it’s always been.
We hope to focus on reading and writing books that are full of light opposed to books centered around darkness. The Tales of the Lonely Sun team are spreading the word about good moral books, and how to write them.
We host a seasonal writing contest for writers looking to share their work, and offer book reviews for the book dragons among us.
(SO YES. GO FORTH AND WRITE. AND READ THEIR BLOG.)
ALSO before I go on to talk about the authors, there’s a giveaway that the authors are hosting as part of the blog tour!
ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE
- A SIGNED COPY of Hide and Seek by Mya Gray (yes, our very own Mya!)
- A hardcover copy of Romanov by Nadine Brandes
- Bookish & TotLS stickers
- A $10 Amazon gift card
- Assorted tea bags
Giveaway link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/690be0241/
The authors behind TOTLS:
Carlye is a teenager who lives in fictional worlds. She is a fangirl and when Carlye isn’t writing or reading, she’s listening to music and dreaming about books. She’s a follower of Jesus and hopes to spread the Word through her writing. Carlye resides in the southwest of Canada with an unhealthy amount of books. You can check her out on her blog Carlye’s Camera and her instagram.
Merie Shen is an artist at heart, a daughter of ministry, and a Chinese-Korean spy. Thanks to a lifetime surrounded by three very different and very strange cultures, her love for world folkways and folklore constantly infiltrates her writing. From the beginning, her stories have been inspired by C.S. Lewis instead of Tolkien, Lewis Carroll instead of Harry Potter, fairytales instead of Disney, and Kung Fu Panda instead of Marvel (don’t ask). She also spends time drawing what appears in her mind or in nature, discovering and rediscovering the magic of books, and staring off into space. Her mascot changes with her daily moods and she blogs at Imperial Scribis.
Merie lives in the fascinating city of Beijing, with her missionary family and their cat, whose name is either Kipling or Mimi or maybe both.
Jorja Ayres (pronounced Georgia Airs) is a 15 year old Christian writer, reader, and fangirl. Her hope is to help the readers of Tales of the Lonely Sun navigate around some of the beginner mistakes that she has made, as well as share some writing hacks that made things simpler for her. Her dream is to one day be able to give her readers the same feelings that she has experienced when reading some of her favorite books, as well as share positive themes that shine bright in this dark world. She lives in Southern Arizona with her family, dogs, and hedgehog.
Mya Gray is a Christian teen with a love for imaginary worlds and fictional characters. While she spends the majority of her free time reading and writing stories, she also enjoys photography, blogging, and playing piano. Mya is an online high school student who resides in the Midwest with her parents, younger siblings, and cats. She blogs at Life from Behind a Camera.
*also this post is not over mwahaha*
I asked Mya to write a guest post on some of her favorite fantasy books, and she agreed! And I gotta say, she chose really good ones. Without further ado…
Greetings, Isabel’s readers! This is Mya, from Tales of the Lonely Sun. Do you like fantasy books? I know I do. Whether you’re a hardcore fantasy fan or someone who usually sticks to contemporary, the books I’m about to share could be some of your new favorites. Without further ado, here is a fantasy book list!
Keeper of the Lost Cities
Keeper is my favorite book ever. It’s a middle grade fantasy series about elves with special abilities, and more specifically, a human girl who finds out she’s not human at all, but an elf. She’s whisked away to The Lost Cities, where she is thrown into a new life where new mysteries and threats emerge.
That was probably a terrible summary, but it’s difficult to put the amazingness into words. Go read this now. 😀
Lockwood & Co.
Lockwood & Co. is my second favorite series. Why are there not more people fangirling or fanboying over this?? This series is about three teenage agents who fight ghosts together for a living. It takes place in an alternate London that is plagued by hauntings. Lucy, Lockwood, and George are the best. Seriously. They are SO well developed and I love their team’s relationships! Jonathan Stroud has a beautiful writing style, too. I’m almost done rereading the series and it’s been so nice to visit this fantastic story again.
Serafina and the Black Cloak
Serafina, as I shorten the title to, is an immersive historical fantasy. It’s full of action, adventure, suspense, and intrigue. It’s actually been a while since I read this so I can’t give too many details, but I love Serafina and Braeden’s friendship!! ❤
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is a historical fantasy spin on the Gunpowder Plot. It follows Thomas, the son of Guy Fawkes, as he discovers his father’s plot and later has to decide where his loyalties lie. He’s also slowly turning to stone, so… that complicates things. This is book is beautiful and really reminded me how much I love fantasy. Nadine Brandes is one of my favorite authors, and her books have never disappointed me.
That wraps up this list! Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Isabel!
*squeals* thanks mya! amazing picks.
Thanks for reading y’all, and make sure to go follow TOTLS if you haven’t already!
What are your favorite fantasy books? Are you excited about TOTLS’s blog launch?!? (wordpress may insert a long blank space at this time, uhh tech issues)