The Honeys – of course I’ll read anything with a killer cover hinting at bees and honey. But, this book isn’t about sweet nectar. Far from it. I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE HONEYS by Ryan La Sala Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.
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From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded summer retreat.
Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline’s radiance. But when Caroline dies under horrific circumstances, Mars is propelled to learn all he can about his once-inseparable sister who’d grown tragically distant.
Mars’s genderfluidity means he’s often excluded from the traditions — and subsequently, expectations — of his politically connected family. This includes attendance at the prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy where his sister poured so much of her time. But with his grief still fresh, he insists on attending in her place.
What Mars finds
is a bucolic fairytale not meant for him. Folksy charm and sun-drenched festivities camouflage old-fashioned gender roles and a toxic preparatory rigor. Mars seeks out his sister’s old friends: a group of girls dubbed the Honeys, so named for the beehives they maintain behind their cabin. They are beautiful and terrifying — so Mars is certain they’re connected to Caroline’s death.
But the longer he stays at Aspen, the more the sweet mountain breezes give way to hints of decay. Mars’s memories begin to falter, bleached beneath the relentless summer sun. Something is hunting him in broad daylight, toying with his mind. If Mars can’t find it soon, it will eat him alive.
Ryan Talks About The Honeys
“Pure horror gold.” – Booklist STARRED review
“Tantalizing and memorable.” – Publisher’s Weekly STARRED review
“As rich and complex as dark amber honey.” – Kirkus
Hold on to your seat – nothing is as it seems in this book. Are the entitled Honeys sweet as honey or hiding their stingers? Is the story set in the magical environment or is it dark and dangerous? Is Wyatt truly Mars friend or a villain reporting to his family who run Aspen? Who do you trust? No one.
Mars is gender fluid and must fit in as one of the guys. The LGBTQ community is represented through their eyes.
The author did a fantastic job of welcoming the setting, the characters, and the horror that lurks. Fantastic writing! About the time I thought I had this unique story figured out, another suspenseful twist emerged from the hive. So, don’t even think you’ll be able to put the book down.
About the Author
Ryan La Sala writes about surreal things happening to queer people.
Ryan resides in New York City, but only physically. Escapist to the core, he spends most of his time in the astral planes but only takes up corporeal form for special occasions, like brunch and to watch anime (which is banned on the astral planes).
Ryan is the author behind the riotously imaginative Reverie, the brilliantly constructed Be Dazzled, and the highly anticipated The Honeys. He has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Tor.com, and one time Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race called him cute. Right in the middle of the road downtown! So. Pretty big deal all around, yes?
His next book, The Honeys, will be publish with Scholastic on August 16, 2022.
The Honeys Giveaway
1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE HONEYS, US Only.
Ends August 23rd, Midnight EST.
Enter Here and Good Luck to you!
Blog Schedule for The Honeys
|8/1/2022||Ya Books Central||Excerpt/IG Post|
|8/2/2022||Lisa Loves Literature||Review/IG Post|
|8/4/2022||A Dream Within A Dream||Review/IG Post|
|8/5/2022||One More Exclamation||Review/IG Post|
|8/7/2022||My.Bookish.Mind||IG Review/TikTok Post|
|8/8/2022||Eli to the nth||Review/IG Post|
|8/10/2022||Do You Dog-ear?||Review/IG Post|
|8/11/2022||Brandi Danielle Davis||IG Review/TikTok Post|
|8/12/2022||A Bookish Dream||Review/IG Post|
|8/13/2022||Mallory Books||Review/IG Post|
|8/16/2022||@ReadsReaders||YouTube Review/IG Post|
|8/17/2022||Momfluenster||IG Review/FB Post|
|8/20/2022||@drewsim12||IG Review/TikTok Post|
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