Friday, November 21, 2014

Introducing The Attic of Sand and Secrets by Medeia Sharif

Today I'm proud to be participating in Medeia Sharif's blog tour for The Attic of Sand and Secrets. I'm currently reading this book and it's awesome! I'll tell you all about it on November 28 as part of my "Best Books of November" post!


THE ATTIC OF SAND AND SECRETS 
by Medeia Sharif


Vendor links will be updated on Medeia’s site.

Middle Grade Historical and Fantasy, Featherweight Press, November 2014

Lily, a learning disabled girl, attempts to unravel the mystery of her abducted mother using supernatural clues from an ancient stranger, even when it means posing a danger to herself.

Learning-disabled Lily desires to prove herself, although her mind freezes when presented with big problems - such as her mother's abduction. With a French father and Egyptian mother, Lily worries that her mother hid her ethnicity from her French in-laws. However, there's something deeper going on. Lily finds a way into an attic that's normally locked and encounters a mysterious, moonlit Egyptian night world. There she finds Khadijah, an ancient stranger who guides her to finding clues about her mother's whereabouts. Lily becomes a sleuth in both the real world and magical desert, endangering herself as she gets closer to the kidnapper.

The book takes place in 1976. Every host for this book blast is going to post one fun fact for that year. For some of you, this will bring back memories. For younger blog readers, you'll learn something new.

Chicago had a hit with their romantic ballad If You Leave Me Now.

Find Medeia – Multi-published YA and MG Author

Blog   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads   |   Instagram   |   Amazon

a Rafflecopter giveaway

71 comments:

  1. I had to read your fact twice before it registered Chicago the band. (Yeah, it's early and been a long week.)
    Congratulations, Medeia!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was probably way before your time!

      Delete
  2. Ah, I won this book in a Giveaway.
    Great cover.
    Congrats to Medeia!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm reading it on my Kindle, and it's interesting how little you think about the cover when you're reading a book in e-version, I've noticed! It's almost startling when you see the cover again and remember what it looked like!

      Delete
  3. Nie post. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love that this is set in the 70's you rarely see that! This definitely sounds interesting and I can't wait to read your review on it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! I love books set in the 70s and 80s. It makes me feel not so old.

      Delete
  5. so happy to see this post, this book sounds so incredible. Yay, Medeia!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, Medeia is a writing machine! And she has the promotion down to a science. She's amazing.

      Delete
  6. Mar 6, 1976 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was 5, but I remember all the Dorothy Hamill haircuts!

      Delete
  7. Hi Stefanie! I'm in, now I'm your newest Twitter follower! I'd love to read this book, and I'll look forward to your review.
    That frappuchino looks amazing. I am partial to mochas myself :)
    Happy Friday!
    Ceil

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I'll follow you on Twitter, too. Things have been chaotic today, but I'm hoping to get caught up. I'll be working all weekend to make up for how little I've worked in the past 24 hours due to the distraction of my book sale!

      Delete
  8. Sounds like an interesting book with a fascinating plot. I do remember that Chicago song from 1976. Would be interesting to see other facts shared from that year and I'm sure some readers weren't even born in 1976 :)

    1976 - presidential election between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

    betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What's depressing is it's actually not unusual to say, "You probably weren't even born yet to people about the 70s and 80s and have most people say, "You're right. I wasn't." Or, "I was, but I was only 2 in 1988!"

      Delete
  9. Medeia is a powerhouse. I think we will all see the day when we say, "Yeah, I know her!"

    ReplyDelete
  10. ......you'll take away the biggest part of me.....oooooooo now, baby please don't go.......how can that be almost 40 years ago???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I looked up the video on YouTube and found some performance where they were using star filters--it was during that crazy era where they'd discovered whacky transitions and overused them!

      Delete
  11. It takes place in the 70's?? That is very cool and I love that song. This was ABBA's decade

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a cool premise! Wishing you much success with your release, Medeia. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a cool premise and a great book so far...

      Delete
  13. Congratulations Medeia. Loving that your protagonist is such a shift away from the usual.
    1976? The Ebola virus was first identified not precisely a fun fact - but I was amazed it has been known about for so long).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't realize it had been around that long!

      Delete
  14. I'm adding Medeia's book to my TBR list, sounds awesome! Will be looking forward to hearing your thoughts, Stephanie!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I got fired on my birthday, January 15, 1976. It was an interesting year. I worked at a package store, drove bootlegged beer all over the state in a U haul truck.
    So that year stands out in my mind :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's funny how awesome something that was horrible, like being fired, leads you to an interesting adventure. Or a series of interesting adventures, in your case!

      Delete
  16. Congrats to Medeia on her new book!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats once more, she is sure at every single shore haha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is...Medeia knows how to do a launch! She could have been a publicist if she wasn't such a talented author.

      Delete
  18. I love seeing other people's 1976 facts. It was the year I was born. :)

    Thank you, everyone. Thank you for posting, Stephanie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My pleasure! Yes, the 1976 facts are taking off, I'm noticing! People love that. I was six...I was really into Mister Rogers that year, so that's about all I remember, pop culture wise!

      Delete
  19. I really enjoyed this book. Medeia is a great writer.

    ReplyDelete
  20. This book sounds so good Stephanie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is. Thanks for stopping by, Gloria!

      Delete
  21. That sounds wonderful! I'm intrigued by the moonlit night world she finds in her attic. What an imagination! It sounds great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It makes me want to pull all the clothes from my attic and see what's up there! I can assure you it's nothing as nice, though...

      Delete
  22. Thanks for sharing, I didn't know about this one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  23. Hi, Medeia! Great to see you here. Congrats on your new release.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She's everywhere! I've seen her on three blogs I've visited today alone!

      Delete
  24. So excited for Medeia! Sounds like such a great book! Love the title and the cover. :)
    ~Jess

    ReplyDelete
  25. Congratulations, Medeia! The book sounds great.

    ReplyDelete
  26. The book sounds so interesting... congratulations and good luck to Medeia :)

    I want a Kindle ... I was going to say I need one but that's not true... lol... I really want one though :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I LOVE my Kindle! I was thinking the other day, I got it in 2010 but I'll probably just keep it for YEARS. I don't see a need to update it every few years like you do a laptop or smartphone.

      Delete
  27. Sounds wonder. 1976 huh..that was a bicentennial year..I remember because my baby brother was born than..I was in 4th grade..LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was in first grade, so I don't remember a huge amount from that year!

      Delete
  28. Oh wow! The year 1976 was amazing for this 10 year old! :) I was safe though. That was the year my mother made our clothes. LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My sister and I had matching clothes that our mom made. That was definitely the year for picking out patterns and making clothes. Moms might still make clothes if it hadn't become so much cheaper to just buy them!

      Delete
  29. I like Medeia. Sounds a good read. I wish her well :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for the review. This is one of those books I wouldn't mind delving into, regardless of the queue of books I have at present. It sounds very, very interesting. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You and me both! I have a ridiculous TBR pile. I'm reading at a rate of about 2-3 a month and, unfortunately, I'm adding many more than that each month!

      Delete
  31. Terrific! You have me hooked!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Ooh, I might have to send this book to my 11-year-old niece for Christmas! Because reading is difficult for her, she struggles to get into books but is under parental pressure to read, read, read. This book would get her attention, I think.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She'll love it! It pulls you in and doesn't let you go!

      Delete
  33. This sounds very good. Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

    ReplyDelete
  34. Sounds like a great book. 1976... Do I remember 1976? Hmmm. I think I do a little.

    ReplyDelete
  35. This sounds like fun! As far as 1976, the Bicentennial sticks out must in my mind, not surprising seeing as it dominated the news media.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sounds like a very interesting book. I like Lily already! Best of luck to Medeia with this one, too.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love seeing this cover around the blogosphere!

    ReplyDelete