Blog Tour Schedule: The Bird and the Blade – Megan Bannen

Hey guys! Is anyone else excited for this release??

I’m super happy to announce that I will be part of The Fantastic Flying Book Club’s upcoming book tour for the new novel The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen. This book has been on my radar for a couple months now so I’m super excited to share my thoughts with you. Check it out, add it to your TBR lists and mark your calendars for May 30 – June 5!

The Bird and the Blade

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: June 5, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom … until she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father as they flee from their enemies across the vast Mongol Empire. On the run, with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless love.

Jinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht, the daughter of the Great Khan. As beautiful as she is cunning, Turandokht requires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand—and if they fail, they die.

Jinghua has kept her own counsel well, but with Khalaf’s kingdom—and his very life—on the line, she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of … even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart.

About the Author

Megan Bannen is a librarian and the author of THE BIRD AND THE BLADE. In her spare time, she collects graduate degrees from Kansas colleges and universities. While most of her professional career has been spent in public libraries, she has also sold luggage, written grants, and taught English at home and abroad. She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, their two sons, and a few too many pets with literary names. She can be found online at

Tour Schedule

May 30th

Pink Polka Dot Books– Welcome Post

May 31st

Vicky Who Reads– Guest Post & Mood Board

June 1st

A New Look On Books– Guest Post

June 2nd

The Reading Faery– Creative Option
Velvet Spade Reads– Review & Favorite Quotes
The Book Nut– Review

June 3rd

June 4th

Dazzled by Books– Creative Post
Wishful Endings– Review

June 5th

Utopia State of Mind– Review & Favorite Quotes
My Reading List– Review

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