A Constellation of Roses Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Title: A Constellation of Roses
Author: Miranda Asebedo
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 336

Thank you to HarperTeen for an advanced finished copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Welcome to the lasy of The Constellation of Roses blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club! This was one of my favorite contemporary reads this year and you can find my review below. There is a giveaway going both on the blog tour and on Instagram (click HERE to go to my bookstagram) both of which you can find the tour schedule for below to follow the tour and enter more times!

Ever since her mother walked out, Trix McCabe has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive. Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or go live with her long-lost family in the tiny town of Rocksaw, Kansas.

Trix doesn’t plan to stick around Rocksaw long, but there’s something special about her McCabe relatives that she is drawn to. Her aunt, Mia, bakes pies that seem to cure all ills. Her cousin, Ember, can tell a person’s deepest secret with the touch of a hand. And Trix’s great-aunt takes one look at Trix’s palm and tells her that if she doesn’t put down roots somewhere, she won’t have a future anywhere.

Before long, Trix feels like she might finally belong with this special group of women in this tiny town in Kansas. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known.

With lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure, A Constellation of Roses is the perfect companion to Miranda Asebedo’s debut novel The Deepest Roots.

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Raw, real and beautiful. I thought I was getting a light read that maybe dealt with some family issues and had some magic tossed in. Don’t be fooled by the title, A Constellation of Roses is a hard hitter right in the feels. Emotionally impactful while also managing to make me laugh in between the tears and heart bursts. It’s a very character driven story fueled by Trix and the emotional journey she goes through after being dropped on the door step of three powerful and independent women who also happen to be a bit gifted. You can’t help but immediately love Auntie who is quick as a whip and sassy as hell along with fiery Mia who is headstrong but just understands what Trix needs immediately and Ember who was so quite to start because of her invasive talent but quick to grow on me and Trix with her loving nature. I loved watching the relationship between these four strong women really blossom and grow into something real. 

There was a tad bit of romance because is it really contemporary YA if there isn’t any? But even that wasn’t what I expected nor was it the center of the story. Jesper was  so swoon-worthy. The golden boy with a few dark chapters of his own. They immediately understood each other and opened up about some of the harder things each was unable to share with anyone else which was sweet. Sometimes you just need someone to confide it, who might understand because they haven’t had it as easy either. Trix and Jesper were that for each other. But like I said before the romance took a back seat and actually helped further to relationship Trix had with the McCabe women. 

It was a impactful read, an emotional story of four women of three generations coming together and making a new home with each other. It ripped my heart out and slowly pieced it back together to the point where I couldn’t put the book down. The writing was beautiful and while the ending was predictable the journey to it was not which only made it even better. If you enjoy YA contemporary add this one to your TBR. I hadn’t heard of Asebedo before this but now I might have to go back and read her debut novel The Deepest Roots. Cottonwood Hollow, the setting of The Deepest Roots, was actually mentioned a few times in this novel and I’m curious to see if a crossover exists. 

Miranda Asebedo was born and raised in rural Kansas with a love of fast cars, open skies, and books. She carried that love of books to college, where she got her B.A. and M.A. in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Literature. A Seaton Fellowship recipient, her short fiction has appeared in Kansas Voices, Touchstone, and Midway Journal. 

Miranda still lives on the prairie today with her husband, two kids, and two majestic bulldogs named Princess Jellybean and Captain Jack Wobbles. If Miranda’s not writing or reading, she’s most likely convinced everyone to load up in the family muscle car and hit the road.

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Prize: Win a copy of A CONSTELLATION OF ROSES by Miranda Asebedo (INT)

Starts: 5th november 2019
Ends: 19th November 2019

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November 18th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

November 19th

Bookish Looks – Guest Post
Book-Keeping – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Corner for All – Review
Book Blog London – Review + Favourite Quotes

November 20th

Wishful Endings – Guest Post
Here’s to Happy Endings – Review + Favourite Quotes
Belle’s Archive – Review + Favourite Quotes
We Live and Breathe Books – Review
What’s She Reading? – Review

November 21st

NovelKnight – Interview
onemused – Review
Dazzled by Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Avid Reader – Review
Booked J – Review

November 22nd

A Book Addict’s Bookshelves – Guest Post
Confessions of a YA Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review
Morgan Vega – Review + Favourite Quotes
bewitchingwords – Review + Favourite Quotes

November 23rd

Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Clever Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
To All The Books I’ve Read Before – Review + Playlist
biblioxytocin – Review + Favourite Quotes

November 24th

L.M.Durand – Interview
The Shelf Life Chronicles – Review
Books and Blends – Review
The She Revelation Book Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes
emily the book nerd – Review + Playlist
The Heart of a Book Blogger – Review + Book Aesthetic

November 18th

FFBC Tours
TUABFC

November 19th

Bookish Looks
Book-Keeping
The Reading Corner for All

November 20th

Wishful Endings
Here’s to Happy Endings
Belle’s Archive

November 21st

NovelKnight
onemused
Avid Reader
Booked J
Dazzled by Books

November 22nd

Confessions of a YA Reader
For The Love of Fictional Worlds
Morgan Vega

November 23rd

Sometimes Leelynn Reads
The Clever Reader
biblioxytocin

November 24th

L.M.Durand
The She Revelation Book Blog
emily the book nerd
The Heart of a Book Blogger
The Shelf Life Chronicles

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