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Crown of Oblivion Blog Tour

Astrid is the surrogate for Princess Renya, which means she bears the physical punishment if Renya steps out of line. Astrid has no choice—she and her family are Outsiders, the lower class of people without magic and without citizenship.

But there is a way out of this life—competing in the deadly Race of Oblivion. To enter the race, an Outsider is administered the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memory clear of their past as they enter a new world with nothing to help them but a slip of paper bearing their name and the first clue. It’s not as simple as solving a puzzle, however—for a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death. But winning would mean not only freedom for Astrid, but citizenship and health care for her entire family. With a dying father to think of, Astrid is desperate to prevail.

From the beginning, the race is filled with twists and turns. One of them is Darius, a fellow racer Astrid meets but isn’t sure she can trust. Though they team up in the race, as Astrid’s memories begin to resurface, she remembers just who he was to her—a scorned foe who may want revenge. Astrid also starts to notice she has powers no Outsider should—which could help her win the race, but also make her a target if anyone finds out. With stakes that couldn’t be higher, Astrid must decide what is more important: risking her life to remember the mysteries of the past, or playing a cutthroat game in order to win her—and her family’s—freedom.

Crown of Oblivion
by Julie Eshbaugh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: November 12th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Favorite Quotes:

If I told you monsters could be tamed, would you want to live with monsters? Even a tame monster is still a monster.

I will change my tomorrows with what I do today. With what I do right now. - Astrid

I can’t really appreciate the stars, so beautiful against the blue-black sky, they make me want to live to see them another night. A growing part of me wishes I could stop striving for life and lie down and die, so the beauty of the stars only stokes my anger, to be honest. Stars are for people safe enough to enjoy them.


About the Author:

Julie Eshbaugh is a YA writer and former filmmaker. She made two short films and then spent several years producing an online video series for teens which received several honors from the Webby Awards. Her new YA fantasy standalone, CROWN OF OBLIVION, is coming from HarperTeen November 2019. IVORY AND BONE (HarperTeen 2016) and OBSIDIAN AND STARS (HarperTeen 2017), her prehistoric fantasy duology, are out now. You can learn more about Julie’s writing escapades by visiting

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Prize: Win a finished copy of CROWN OF OBLIVION by Julie Eshbaugh (US Only)

Starts: November 12th 2019
Ends: November 26th 2019

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Tour Schedule:

November 12th

November 13th

NovelKnight - Official Book Playlist
A Court of Coffee and Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
The Book Nut : A Book Lovers Guide - Blogger's Playlist

November 14th

My Bookish Escapades - Inspirational Board
Yna the Mood Reader - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 15th

Library of a Book Witch - Review + Playlist
BookCrushin - Review + Favourite Quotes
evelynreads - Review

November 16th

Wishful Endings - Interview
The Book Bratz - Review + Favourite Quotes
Sometimes Leelynn Reads - Review + Playlist + Dream Cast
Becky’s Book Blog - Review + Favourite Quotes

November 17th

The Clever Reader - Review + Favourite Quotes
Jrsbookreviews  - Review

November 18th

L.M. Durand - Interview
Dazzled by Books - Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs - Review

Bookishly Nerdy Review + Favourite Quotes

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