Monday, January 25, 2016

Blog Tour: #HairGoals, Reign Of Shadows Edition (Giveaway)

There's a tag on my tumblr page lil shameless promotion there called #HairGoals I tend to overuse. I've literally filled it with thousands upon thousands - well, probably not thousands, but you know - of the prettiest, coolest, flower-bomb hairstyles in existence.

Sadly, I don't really go all out with my own hair. I usually stick it in a bun and there you go. No pictures, please. Meanwhile, my mother and sister's is vibrant, gorgeous, and worthy of a TRESemmé ad. They can go from curls to beach waves to flat-ironed glamorous within minutes. My hair can barely hold a curl. Though when I was a wee baby bean, it was super curly. Now? Not so much.

However, today is about Luna and Fowler. Well, technically, Luna's hair, which may sound odd. But first lemme give you a ROS run-through.

Seventeen years prior to the plot, an eclipse has cloaked the land of Relhok and Luna, Relhok's unforgotten princess, is stolen away into a tower to ensure her survival through anonymity. Ever since then, Luna has remained hidden and monitored fiercely by her guardians, Sivo and Perla. The only catch: she's blind.

Luna, however, refuses to being confined to the tower. She yearns for the Outside air. So when an archer pursuing the woods below, Fowler, happens to be approaching with an injured companion, she's more than taken by him.

But after a forlorn turn of events, Luna discovers an escape route from the tower. Unfortunately, it's tied with consequences, so with reluctant blessings from her guardians, she decides to join Fowler in his journey and romance intertwines their stories along the way.

Luna's hair doesn't go through much of a transformation. She's a lot like me, regarding that situation. (Dare I even say?) She wears a lot of ribbons and it's mostly shiny and pretty. Eventually, she does cuts it, though. I have to share the hairstyles I'd think she'd look perfect with. Because why not?


Obviously, obviously obsessed with flower crowns. You can never go wrong. Plus, a loose braid is absolutely timeless.


I'm getting wedding vibes from this style and I shall continue to obsess over it. Also, another flower crown. Which, like I said, you can never go wrong. Forever 21 was advertising faux flower crowns online a while back and I was tempted to buy one for Coachella. Never been, probably not even planning on going anytime soon, and fake flowers tend to irritate me. Anyway.


Hair buns, ala Princess Leia. (And worn by Emma Stone!) I strive to try these out and Luna would undeniably rock them as well.

Braids. YES.

Had to include a sensible shorter style for Luna as well, considering her vital haircut.

Beyoncé in Hymn For The Weekend. You're welcome.
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Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks | The Book Depository

ABOUT SOPHIE JORDAN:
Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.

In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List.
LINKS: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Blog Tour Schedule:
Sophie's Tour Schedule:
  • St. Louis, MO
  • February 9, 2016
  • Main Street Books, off-site at Spencer Road Library, 7 PM
  • Naperville, IL
  • February 10, 2016
  • Anderson’s Bookshop, 7 PM
  • Washington, D.C.
  • February 11, 2016
  • Politics & Prose, off-site at the Bethesda Library, 7 PM
  • Fairfax, VA
  • February 12, 2016
  • Barnes & Noble, 7 PM
  • Bensalem, PA
  • February 13, 2016
  • Barnes & Noble, 1 PM
  • New York City
  • February 14, 2016
  • Books of Wonder, 4 PM
  • * Billed as “Epic Reads Presents: A Date with Royalty”
  • a Rafflecopter giveaway

6 comments:

  1. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    So original to post about a main character's hair transformation! With the adventure Luna goes on, of course she'd cut her hair!

    lovely post!

    thank you so very much! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks, Christina! :D

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  2. Wait, so THIS IS A RAPUNZEL RETELLING? Sorry if I didn't catch that before hand (or if it is not). I really like your showcase of all the beautiful hair styles/braids and flower crowns. I would love to braid my own hair, but it is just incredibly hard to do it to yourself, you know? I have tried multiple times and have failed to like what I have done with my hair when it comes to braids. But when I braid my friends' hair, it is perfect. Wah.

    Awesome post Peach! I will get to Reign of Shadows soon!

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    1. IT IS. But omg so true. Braids are so complicated. I honestly have no idea how to do one either and it's probably my greatest embarrassment. Gah. But yay! I'll be awaiting your review!

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  3. Oh this is FUN! I love this idea, very unique. I am exactly like you- I have an entire Pinterest board of hair, and I literally cannot tell you the last time I did anything but wash it and throw it in a bun. Like NO IDEA. I vow to wear it down at LEAST one day at BEA so I can snap a few pictures hahha. There's been a few times I have taken it down just for a minute, and it looked all curly and fun, so I took a few pictures so I would have a semi-normal looking Twitter picture and such and then two minutes later, back in the bun ;)

    Anyway, the book. Yes, I DO think these styles would have been (or would be, in the later ones) amazing for Luna! Great choices!

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    1. Please do! hahah. 99.99% of the time, my hair is in a bun. Literally. I recently mastered the art of a higher bun - not exactly a topknot tho - and it's my favorite thing of the moment. Thanks! :D

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