Blog Tour For Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco (review and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1)

by Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 3rd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy




An unforgettable alternative history fairytale series from the author of The Bone Witch trilogy about found family, modern day magic, and finding the place you belong.


Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic. Which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck in…Arizona.


Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family, is in hiding in a town so boring, magic doesn’t even work there. Few know his secret identity, but his friend Tala is one of them. Tala doesn’t mind—she has secrets of her own. Namely, that she’s a spellbreaker, someone who negates magic.


Then hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, and Avalon’s most powerful weapon, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.








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Pre-Order Promotions:


Promo 1:

If you pre-order WICKED AS YOU WISH on or before March 1, 2020 you will also receive a character card of Tala and an enamel Order of the Bandersnatch firebird pin!

Promo 2:

From March 3rd – 31st 2020, the author be hosting an Instagram giveaway for WICKED AS YOU WISH (! Just post a photo of the book with the hashtag #PRETTYWICKEDASYOUWISH and every participant will receive book swag! (Alex character art card + character stickers). The Alex card will only be available during promos and not for the pre-orders!





I just finished Wicked As You Wish and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. It was fairytale mixed with current social issues. The United States was now the Royal State of America and California wasn’t a part of it. The early part of the book took place there. ICE agents were always looking for people there illegally. Magic was banned in the Royal States of America. If anyone was caught using it, they could be imprisoned or deported. Tala had been living with her parents in a small town in Arizona. Magic barely worked there. The last prince of Avalon, thought dead, showed up in Arizona to be hidden. His home was frozen by the Snow Queen. Twelve years earlier, there was a Wonderland War. Magic and curses had an exchange to use them. You have to give something up, a sacrifice. For Tala and her mom, magic doesn’t work on them. They can stop a spell from working. They’re Makilings and that is their power.

The firebird was to arrive on Alex’s eighteenth birthday and he was to take back Avalon. A group of protectors showed up to help Alex escape. Zoe, Ken, Loki, and West were sent by the Cheshire. Another boy, Cole, showed up saying he was sent there for the same reason. They need to escape through a mirror/magic portal, but there are things getting in their way. Ogres and shades mostly. There are ice maidens that work for the Snow Queen as well as ice wolves. The ice maidens are immortal. Another creature is a deathless, basically a zombie. The group of kids come across multiple women who could see the future. Their prophecies didn’t make a lot of sense, but each kid was given theirs. Later on, they have another girl added to their group. Her name is Naya and she’s escaping so she’s not forced to marry.

Not only do these kids risk their lives encountering challenges along the way, but they also find out secrets about themselves and others along the way. They were told that there was a traitor among them, but no one is sure who it is. Some friendships were formed and others were partially changed.

The concept of this book was really cool. I loved the magic and the world. But I was really confused in the beginning. I think there was an information overload for me at times. I would confuse family members and places. I wish that would have been built a bit slower. It took me until 50-60% to really get invested in the story.

I gave this book 3 stars. Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for my earc.



Author Playlist:


Fight Song by Rachel Platten

My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me 


Raise Your Glass by Pink

So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways, all my underdogs
We will never be, never be anything but loud
And nitty, gritty, dirty, little freaks
Won’t you come on and come on and
Raise your glass! 


Character Songs


Tala Warnock: Bamboo by Kimie

Thought love was easy and I kept Belivin’

In that old fantasy, that fairytale dream

Real life has shown us it’s a rollercoaster and, oh

We had to learn where to take our turn


Alexei Tsarevich: Skin by X-Ambassadors

Who do I know in here

See, I struggle to be

Two different people at the same time

So I keep running, running my mouth, trying to be somebody

Trying to be somebody I’m not


Ryker Cadfael: Suit and Jacket by Judah & the Lion

I ain’t trading my youth for no suit and jacket

I ain’t giving my freedom for your money and status

So don’t say I’m getting older

‘Cause I’ll say it when I do


Kensington Inoue: Where My Love Goes by Lawson

My love goes out of my heart and into the wind

Out my guitar and under your skin

Into your house and out of your headphones

That’s where my love goes


Kay Warnock: Low Life by X-Ambassadors

I’m nothing but a low life

Thinking about my own life

I’m trying to fight the good own fight

But after it all, I’m still just a low life


Lumina Makiling-Warnock: Maybe the Night by Ben & Ben

Moon has never glowed this color

Hearts have never been this close

I have never been more certain

I will love you ’til we’re old


Nya: First Time by Lifehouse

Lookin’ at you

Holdin’ my breath

For once in my life

I’m scared to death

I’m takin’ a chance

Letting you inside


Loki Wagner: Renegades by X-Ambassadors

Long live the pioneers

Rebels and mutineers

Go forth and have no fear

Come close the end is near


West Eddings: Take My Hand by The Cab

Now take my hand

And we will run away

Down to this place that I know

How did this night become the enemy

It’s over, it’s over, it’s over


Zoe Carlisle: New York City, 1964 by Shawn Amos

Winter came so soon

We watched All About Eve in the afternoon

I see her, east of the sun

One last bow and the curtain comes down

Can you believe I’m on my own?


Cole Nottingham: Who Did You Think I Was by the John Mayer Trio

Here is a line that you won’t understand:

I’m half of a boy, but I’m twice the man

Carry the weight of the world in the palm of my hand

Who did you think I was?








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Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching. 


She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her here as promptly as she is able to. 












1st Prize: Win a signed copy of WICKED AS YOU WISH by Rin Chupeco + 3 character stickers (Alex, Tala, and the firebird) + 2 character cards (Alex and Tala) [INT]

2nd Prize: Win (1) of (3) character stickers from WICKED AS YOU WISH (Alex, Tala, and the firebird) + character cards from WICKED AS YOU WISH (Alex and Tala) [INT]

Starts: February 26th 2020

Ends: March 11th 2020







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Tour Schedule


February 26th

February 27th

NovelKnight – Guest Post
The Layaway Dragon – Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books – Review
dinipandareads – Review + Favourite Quotes

February 28th

Struck by Stories – Meet The Characters
L.M. Durand – Review
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast
Alys in Bookland – Review

February 29th

Bookish Looks – Top 10 List
The Book Nut – Review + Playlist
Starlight Reads – Review
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 1st

Books_andPoetrii – Character Playlist
Foals, Fiction & Filigree – Review + Favourite Quotes
Shelf-Rated – Review
Mahkjchi’s Not-So-Secret Book – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 2nd

Utopia State of Mind – Character Playlist
Hooked On Bookz – Review
hauntedbybooks – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 3rd

Musings of a (Book) Girl – Official Dream Cast
Kait Plus Books – Top 10 List
Yna the Mood Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review
Biblioxytocin – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes







Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

8 thoughts on “Blog Tour For Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco (review and giveaway)”

  1. The premise of the book sounds very good! But I keep hearing people being quite confused with this book..
    Great review!


    Liked by 1 person

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