Monday, 9 February 2015

Blog Tour + Top Ten + Giveaway! Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery

Of Sea and Stone (Secrets of Itlantis #1) by Kate Avery Ellison
Publication date: February 2nd 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.

When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol, was captured with her, and they are made servants in the same household beneath the sea.

Desperate to be free, Aemi plots her escape, even going so far as to work with Nol. But the sea holds more secrets than she realizes, and escape might not be as simple as leaving…


Top Ten Book Recommendations by Kate Avery

Kate’s note: I read a lot of fantasy, so these are my top ten book recommendations of lesser-known young adult fantasy or fantastic fiction (of course I think things like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games are amazing, but everyone knows about them. I also love lots of literary fiction, historical fiction, and other genres, but I thought I’d focus on the same genre as I’m writing in for this list!)

10 - A Girl of Fire and Thorns series
9 - Ella Enchanted
8 - The Scorpio Races
7- Angelfall
6 - The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
5 - Poison Study
4 - Crown Duel
3 - The Blue Sword
2 - Finnikin of the Rock series
1 - The Queen’s Thief series (They can kind of be read in any order, and King of Attolia is my favorite)
I’ve been making up stories since I was five years old, and now I’m thrilled to be able to do it as a full-time job. I have an obsession with dark fantasy, dystopian futures, and Pride and Prejudice-style love stories full of witty banter and sizzling, unspoken feelings. When I’m not writing, I’m creating digital art, reading funny blogs, or watching my favorite shows (which include TVD and BSG). I live with my geeky husband and our two bad cats in Atlanta, GA.


  1. I so need to read Poison Study! I've had that book for ages! I also really enjoyed The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! It seems to be a hit or miss, though. Great list! :)

  2. Of Sea and Stone really looks like a great read, I also think the cover is eye catching!! The top ten recommendations are some really powerful books!!!

  3. Looking forward on reading this book :D

  4. This looks like the start of a great series, I'm looking forward to starting the journey:)