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The Library of Broken Worlds

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE LIBRARY OF BROKEN WORLDS by Alaya Dawn Johnson Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About The Book

library of broken worlds book cover


Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson

Pub. Date: June 6, 2023

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 448

Buy it: Amazon (blog books)

Find it: Goodreads or Here 

A girl matches wits with a war god in this kaleidoscopic, thought-provoking tale of oppression and the cost of peace, where stories hide within other stories, and narrative has the power to heal — or to burn everything in its path — from World Fantasy Award–winning author Alaya Dawn Johnson.

A girl and a god, alone in communion …

In the winding underground tunnels of the Library, the great peacekeeper of the three systems, a heinous secret lies buried — and Freida is the only one who can uncover it. As the daughter of a Library god, Freida has spent her whole life exploring the Library’s ever-changing tunnels and communing with the gods. Her unparalleled access makes her unique — and dangerous.

When Freida meets Joshua, a Tierran boy desperate to save his people, and Nergüi, a disciple from a persecuted religious minority, Freida is compelled to help them. But in order to do so, she will have to venture deeper into the Library than she has ever known. There she will discover the atrocities of the past, the truth of her origins, and the impossibility of her future.

With the world at the brink of war, Freida embarks on a journey to fulfill her destiny, one that pits her against an ancient war god. Her mission is straightforward: Destroy the god before he can rain hellfire upon thousands of innocent lives — if he doesn’t destroy her first.

Review for The Library of Broken Dreams

Let’s just adore that cover for a minute. I’m not going to lie, I judge a book by its cover. That being said, I couldn’t pick this book up fast enough. Oh ya, I read the synopsis and it sounded like the cover looked.

The story takes place in a library. Ding Ding! another reason to love it. Is there a downside to the book? Well, I must admit it is not an easy read. The time frame hops around and it’s riddled with metaphors and lack of pronouns that requires ultra focus. On the other hand, it’s beautifully written, with a great plot, and vivid images. If you have the patience to dive in, this is the book for you. When it’s all said and done, I don’t think you will regret your decision.

About the Author

Alaya Dawn Johnson is an award-winning short story writer and the author of seven novels for adults and young adults. Her most recent novel for adults, Trouble the Saints, won the 2021 World Fantasy Award for best novel. Alaya’s debut short story collection, Reconstruction, was an Ignyte Award and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist. Her debut YA novel The Summer Prince was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and the follow-up Love Is the Drug was awarded the Andre Norton Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, most notably the title story in The Memory Librarian, in collaboration with Janelle Monáe. She lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. 

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The Library of Broken Dreams Giveaway

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE LIBRARY OF BROKEN WORLDS, US Only.

Ends June 20th, midnight EST.

Enter Here and Best of Luck to you!

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