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Hello everyone! Today, I am lucky to be partnering with the Fantastic Flying Book Club and Miranda Asebedo to review her new book, A Constellation of Roses and, spoiler alert, I absolutely loved it! Before I get into my review, though, here’s the synopsis, via Goodreads:
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.
For a while, I’ve been in a kind of reading slump? It hasn’t exactly been a slump because I’ve been wanting to read, I also just….haven’t. But when I picked up A Constellation of Roses to read for today’s review, it wasn’t as if a light was just suddenly turned on. It was as if I’d returned *home*. And this book made it so easy to feel at home. It dealt with hard topics, yes, but it wasn’t in some kind of fake, put-it-all-in, meet-a-quota kind of way, it was in a way that felt natural and real and authentic. I learned and I just felt in such a way that was absolutely fantastic and wonderful. The characters were multifaceted and interesting, and, more importantly, the plot was, and I don’t mean this lightly, some of the best I’ve read in a contemporary in a long time. Seriously, I could not put down this book willingly (side-eyes classes; I was so enamored by the entirety of this book and just ajdjsahaka I freaking loved it!!!!
Oh, and btw, if you’ve read books by Emma Mills, A Constellation of Roses felt quite similar/in the same vein so I would definitely recommend ACOR if you’re an Emma Mills fan.
All in all, I’ve nothing but good things to say about A Constellation of Roses and I definitely think everyone should read the book, period. To get your hands on the book, check out Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Google Books, Kobo, The Book Depository, or, of course, request it from your local library if possible!
The best way to get A Constellation of Roses, though? By entering into a giveaway for it! Win a copy of A CONSTELLATION OF ROSES by Miranda Asebedo (INT). Good luck!
After entering into the giveaway, check out the author’s bio below! Also check out the rest of the tour here! Then, let me know in the comments below, how excited are you to read A Constellation of Roses? Thanks, have a great day/night, and tata for now!
About the Author:
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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