Blog Tour for A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna (playlist and giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


A Spark of White Fire

(The Celestial Trilogy #1)

by Sangu Mandanna

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Release Date: September 11, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy




In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. 


Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali. 


It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart. 


Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.




Guest Post:




Music plays an enormous, incredibly important part in my writing process. Sometimes I work best when it’s quiet, but that’s usually when I need to sit back and solve a problem, figure out a plot hurdle, edit a tricky chapter. When I’m drafting, though, I almost always have music on. Music can help me shut out the real world, it can help me get inside a character’s skin, and it can put my mind in a place where I can create the right mood or feeling for a scene.

A Spark of White Fire was no exception. I had a lot of different kinds of music on when I wrote this book, often with no consideration for who the artist was (well, I did try not to listen to anyone who seems to be a horrible person!) or what the specific song was actually supposed to be about, and so the end result is an illogical mess of a playlist that captures my musical experience of drafting this story.


  1. Lorde – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  2. Imagine Dragons – Demons
  3. Bear’s Den – Magdalene
  4. Naughty Boy – No One’s Here to Sleep
  5. Five Finger Death Punch – Far From Home
  6. Bastille – Things We Lost in the Fire
  7. Blaqk Audio – The Love Letter
  8. Blaqk Audio – Wake Up, Open the Door, and Escape to the Sea
  9. Iglu & Hartly – Violent and Young
  10. Andrew Belle – In My Veins
  11. Globus – Europa
  12. Ellie Goulding – My Blood
  13. Audiomachine – Lachrimae
  14. Audiomachine – House of Cards
  15. Globus – Orchard of Mines
  16. Mikky Ekko – Who Are You Really?
  17. The Killers – Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
  18. Breaking Benjamin – So Cold
  19. Ella Henderson – Ghost



About the author:





Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. The Lost Girl, a YA sci fi novel about death and love, is available now. Sangu now lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and kids.



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Blog tour schedule link:






  • 1 hardcover copy of A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE by Sangu Mandanna
  • Open INT
  • Starts: 9/24
  • Ends: 10/8



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Author: confessionsofayareader

My name is Kristi and I review books and mod on TBR and Beyond on Facebook. I love to travel and go to concerts. I've been married for over 20 years. I listen to a lot of pop punk. Otherwise, I'm pretty boring. We do have four grandchildren now and try to see them monthly since they don't live close. I read mostly YA and adult mystery/thrillers. I also read a lot of middle grade and some adult romance. You can also find me on facebook, twitter, and instagram (don't post often).

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