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The Antidote Blog Tour: Favorite Quotes and Extras

Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of using the mystical arts. Fee knows this, so she keeps her magic a secret.

Except her best friend, Xavi, is deathly ill. He’s also the crown prince. Saving him is important, not only for her, but for the entire kingdom.

Fee’s desperation to save her friend means she can barely contain the magic inside her. And after the tiniest of slips, Fee is thrust into a dark and secretive world that is as alluring as it is dangerous.

If she gives in, it could mean she can save Xavi. But it also means that those who wish to snuff out magic might just snuff her out in the process.

The Antidote
by Shelley Sackier
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 5th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


Favorite Quotes:

"Keep your secrets close, for your enemies are all around you..."

Her entire life had been built upon saving people and yet, right now, she felt an unwieldy weight of dread proclaiming that she could not save Xavi or Rye from either of their fates. And if this turned out to be true, then there was no point in even trying to save herself.

Fireli’s Three Seclusion Rules: You must never leave the castle grounds of Fireli, or the confines of your hamlet if you live outside the castle. You must never use more than the barest of Fireli’s meager resources. You must always take your antidote.

He left Free sitting on the bench, asking herself if it was truly feasible to find a shred of the person she used to be – that plucky, unburdened girl who believed anything as possible. The girl who believed in herself.

Fireli had been caught in a time warp where every day had been the same. They needed change – craved change. They were on the brink of it. Finally, the winds were shifting, Finally, a breath of fresh air.

I’ve done my best to be who she wishes – and not let who I really am leak out.

Sometimes the answers are right in front of us, child. For that is the best place to hide secrets.


Heartlines – The Antidote’s theme—Follow your heartline. Be who you were meant to be.
Queendom – Fee’s youthful ideals and determined future vision of herself.
Come Out and Play – Fee wishing bravery and courage upon her best friend Xavi.
Avalanche – Fee’s feeling about her best friend, Xavi.
You Should See Me in a Crown – Princess Quinn visit to Fireli—her satisfaction imprisoning Fee.
Girl – Rye’s thoughts as he and Fee travel from Fireli to Gwyndom.
Palace – Fee’s thoughts as she first sees and moves through the Castle within Gwyndom.
Hurricane – Fee struggling with the new and scary “her” emerging now that she’s off her tonic.
The Wild – Fee meets her true clan and travels with Savva to see the past.
Beautiful – Rye’s words to Fee as he tries to convince her they should be together.
Requiem – Fee binds wrists with Xavi and meets her father for the first time.
Happiness Does Not Wait – Fee wakes up inside the solarium to her own magic, and the three most important women in her life come to visit.
Seven Devils – Seven witches. BATTLE!
Collarbones – Rye with Fee the last time they can be together.
On Our Own – Fee’s final painful struggles as she feels Xavi slipping away.


Read an excerpt:


Prize: Win (1) physical copy of THE ANTIDOTE by Shelley Sackier (US Only)
Giveaway Starts: January 28th, 2019
Giveaway Ends: February 11th, 2019

About the Author:

Shelley Sackier grew up in a small farming community in Northern Wisconsin continually searching for ways to grow warm. Realizing she would never be able to enjoy ice cream like real people should, she left the state and lived the blissful life of a traveling musician. Discovering her stories needed more space than two verses a bridge and a chorus could provide, she began storytelling in earnest. And then in Virginia. Which is where she lives now and continues to write.

Her first novel, DEAR OPL (Sourcebooks 2015), is a tale about a snarky, overweight thirteen-year-old, who suffers from loss everywhere in her life except on her body.

Her next novel, The Freemason's Daughter (HarperCollins, 2017) is a story about a 16 yr old Scottish girl living in 1715 who's raised entirely by six burly Scotsman--and they're all smugglers. The Antidote (HarperCollins February 2019) is a YA novel about magic and medicine, and the witches who wield them both.

To learn more about Shelley, visit where she blogs weekly about living on a small farm atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge and how it’s easiest to handle most of it with homegrown food, a breathless adoration for tractors, and a large dose of single malt scotch.

Tour Schedule:

January 28th

January 29th 

My LovelySecret - Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs - Review
Moonlight Rendezvous - Review + Favourite Quotes
Chrikaru Reads - Review

January 30th

Literary Meanderings - Interview
A Bookish Dream - Review
Charis Rae - Review + Favourite Quotes

January 31st

Wishful Endings - Guest Post
Book Slaying - Review + Favourite Quotes
Life at 17 - Review
the Bibliophagist - Review + Favourite Quotes

February 1st

Kait Plus Books - Review + Favourite Quotes + Dream Cast
Utopia State of Mind - Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books - Favourite Quotes + Extras

February 2nd 

Oh Hey! Books. - Review
Tale Out Loud - Review

February 3rd

The Eater of Books! - Interview
Hauntedbybooks - Review
The SecretReader - Review + Favourite Quotes + Dream Cast

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