Chatting about the cover re-design for EAST by Edith Pattou and you can win a copy of the sequel 15 years in the making, WEST!

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
10/15/2018- RhythmicbooktrovertReview
10/16/2018- A Backwards StoryInterview
10/17/2018- Forever Lost in LiteratureReview
10/18/2018- Mythical BooksExcerpt
10/19/2018- Patriotic BookaholicExcerpt

Week Two:
10/22/2018- Read. Eat. Love.- Review
10/23/2018- Dani Reviews ThingsExcerpt
10/24/2018- Adventures and ReadingReview
10/25/2018- BookHounds YA- Interview
10/26/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview

Week Three:
10/29/2018- Ace ReadsExcerpt
10/30/2018- Novel NoviceExcerpt
10/31/2018- All the Ups and DownsExcerpt
11/1/2018- Rockin' Book Reviews- Review
11/2/2018- Paws and PaperbacksReview

Week Four:
11/5/2018- Smada's Book SmackReview
11/6/2018- if the book will be too difficultExcerpt
11/7/2018- Vesper DreamsExcerpt
11/8/2018- Oh Hey! Books.Review
11/9/2018- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt

I'm so excited! One of the earliest retellings I ever read was EAST by Edith Pattou (Entitled NORTH CHILD in the UK). I hadn't been too familiar with East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon, but now it's one of my favorite tales.

When I found out that she was coming out with a sequel entitled WEST--fifteen years after the original book debuted--I was SO crazy excited.

I can't wait to re-read EAST (it's been YEARS) and then read the new book this fall!

I am so honored to be on the RockStar Blog Tour today to feature WEST, which comes out next Tuesday!

Stop back soon for an amazing interview with the author!

For today, have you seen the new cover of EAST yet? 

They re-designed it to look like the cover for WEST. 
I didn't even know it was getting a re-design until I stumbled upon a face-out at the bookstore over the weekend!

Here's the original cover:

And here's the new cover:

Which do you prefer? 
Have you seen the cover for WEST yet?

I seriously want to know more about that snake taking the place of the polar bear on the cover!

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title: EAST
Author: Edith Pattou
Release Date: September 1, 2003
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Purchase Links: 


Rose has always been different.

Since the day she was born, it was clear she had a special fate. Her superstitious mother keeps the unusual circumstances of Rose's birth a secret, hoping to prevent her adventurous daughter from leaving home... but she can't suppress Rose's true nature forever.

So when an enormous white bear shows up one cold autumn evening and asks teenage Rose to come away with it--in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family--she readily agrees.

Rose travels on the bear's broad back to a distant and empty castle, where she is nightly joined by a mysterious stranger. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart-- and finds her purpose--and realizes her journey has only just begun 

Title: WEST
Author: Edith Pattou
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Purchase Links: 


From the author of the beloved high fantasy EAST, a thrilling tale of true love, magic, adventure, and revenge.

When Rose first met Charles, he was trapped in the form of a white bear. To rescue him, Rose traveled to the land that lay east of the sun and west of the moon to defeat the evil Troll Queen. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he is presumed dead. But Rose doesn’t believe the shipwreck was an act of nature, nor does she believe Charles is truly dead. Something much more sinister is at work. With mysterious and unstoppable forces threatening the lives of the people she loves, Rose must once again set off on a perilous journey. And this time, the fate of the entire world is at stake.



Edith Pattou is the author of GHOSTING, a contemporary novel for young adults, told in free verse. She also wrote three award-winning fantasy novels for young adults – EAST, a retelling of the Norwegian folk tale "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," and the two Songs of Eirren, HERO'S SONG and FIRE ARROW. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling picture book, MRS. SPITZER'S GARDEN.

She was born in Evanston, Illinois, grew up in Winnetka, and was a teenager in the city of Chicago where she attended Francis W. Parker School. She completed her B.A. at Scripps College in Claremont, California where she won the Crombie Allen Award for creative writing. She later completed a Masters degree in English Literature at Claremont Graduate School, followed by a Masters of Library and Information Science at UCLA.

She has worked for a medical association, a clothing boutique, a recording studio, the Playboy Foundation, a public television station, a school library, two public libraries, two advertising agencies, and two bookstores.

She has lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Durham, NC, Cambridge, England, Stockholm, Sweden, and currently resides with her husband, Charles, in Columbus, Ohio.



Three winners will receive a finished copy of WEST by Edith Pattou!

This giveaway is US Only!

You must be at least 13 years old to enter or have a parent's permission!


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