“Kiera” Celebration!!

I’m so stoked. Why? Because I’m part of a blog tour for the splendid-est new novel ever!

Remember when I got to help reveal the cover for Kate’s brand new novel Kiera??!! Well now it’s actually coming out in paperback! It’s a real book y’alls!!! *dies*

In this contemporary YA set in a morally-sliding future America, Kate deals with important issues from a Christian perspective and offers us an intense novel merged with the cute family life of 18-year-old MC Kiera. See it on Goodreads.

This book. Guys, I can’t seem to write proper reviews of books that I really really like. I just let my brain and heart tumble out into lists of words and reasons it is so loveable. I guess I’ll just call them Book Celebrations, because that’s pretty much what they are. And this book definitely deserves a Book Celebration!

In fact, I love this book so much I had to draw fan-art! (hover over each pic for captions)

 

This book is cute family life crossed with deep themes. Very real life but definitely not in a boring way.

It’s set in near-future America which felt so so real in sort of a scary way. But good too, because I was able to connect with what was going on in the culture very well.

This book is pro-life on every level. The themes of love– true, slow-growing love– and the precious sanctity of life are very special to me.

I love Jade’s toddler talk. ❤

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Jade aesthetic

Thorne Malachi Clark is such a dear. The best older brother ever.

Kate handled hard issues in a phenomenal way!

Mercy, the Whites, Jessica, the Clark relatives, and the others are amazing, real, messed up, struggling humans, and very cool solid Christians. Let’s talk kitchen mishaps, share bits of encouragement, and always be there for each other. 🙂

Destiny and her brothers crack me up and also make me sad. I want more of Aric’s story. Destiny is such a strong, cheerful girl– she gives me courage. Kent… oh Kent. You make my heart hurt.

Destiny
Destiny aesthetic

I need a bird’s nest, and you need to go read the book to understand what I’m talking about. 😉

Brennan is the bestest friend ever. Don’t even get me started. He waited. Even when it must have made him sad each day. He cares for Kiera so much. He was almost the perfect cookie-cutter man, but then soooo not. I got mad at him 3/4 the way through, but then all I wanted to do was squeeze him tight. I love his mannerisms too. XD

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Brennan aesthetic

Kiera’s chocolate chip stash. XD #everygirl

Ian and all his ‘spy’ stuff is funny and reminds me so much of Paul and I when we were younger! It’s super fascinating though considering what he ends up doing in Crossroads!!

Last but not least, you need to read this book for the character Kiera. Just barely entering into the adult world, she is such a good example to me of leaning on God, even when things don’t make any sense, and loving on people even when it’s hard. Way too hard not to give spoilers. lol 😀

Hooray for amazing C.S. Lewis quotes!

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Kiera aesthetic

Those were just a few reasons to love Kiera, Kate’s brand new novel releasing this Friday!!!! And guess what??!! You could win a paperback of it + a bunch of other adorable dear things that go with the story!

Thanks so much for celebrating this book with me, guys! Make sure to find out all about Kate and the Kiera blog tour. 🙂 ~A

 

(all aesthetic pics from my pinterest board here

49 thoughts on ““Kiera” Celebration!!

  1. Oh my goodness, I love it! <3<3<3 All the aesthetics are amazing! You draw really well too!

    I'm currently reading the book! *grins* I'm totally liking Brennan a lot right now – along with Thorne! 😀

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  2. Love your drawings, Anna! Super cute! 🙂
    And I so enjoy watching you and your siblings all rave over each others’ books. How great to have a fan club like that. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Rebekah! It was super fun to let how I imagine the characters looking appear under my pencil. 🙂 And hard to get them right too. 😉
      Aw! It is really great. 😀

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  3. Those pictures….WOW!!! Those are amazing drawings — I love them! And those aesthetics……perfect! Especially Brennan’s =)
    I know what you mean about writing a review — I’m still trying to get my thoughts in order because it was just. so. good. 😀
    This was a sweet post knowing you two are sisters — what better support can you have???

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    1. Yay! Glad you enjoyed this!!
      I loved putting together the aesthetics, and was shocked/happy when they accidentally coordinated within themselves! lol I liked making Destiny’s and Kiera’s especially. 😍
      YES! I sooo understand… Good luck with your review! 👍
      Thanks so much! ☺

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        1. 😉😍
          You should make some for your characters!!! It’s super helpful to get to know them and an amazing sneak peek for the excited future readers. 👍❤

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  4. Oh my goodness, how awesome! That book is looking better and better all the time. Your drawings are AMAZING! You’re super talented. 🙂 Brennan looks SO good! Jade is adorable. ❤

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    1. So glad you liked these, Leona!! ☺ I was kinda worried about getting the characters to look right for all the fangirls, especially with Brennan because he’s so dear. 😉 ❤

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    1. YES!!! You need to read this book sooo bad, Liz!!! I think you’ll fall in love with it. ❤😉
      Aw cool! Thank ya! I enjoyed it so much I’ve got to go make aesthetics for my own characters in my WIP! Lol 🙂

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    1. Awww thanks for letting me celebrate your book with you!

      Heehee I’m so glad you liked his sketch! 🙈😂 I way wasn’t going to try… I might still share my first attempt. 😉😛

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      1. What was your favorite character? I really liked Kiera of course. But then Brennan and Destiny and all the little kids were neat too! And the Jessica after what happened to Thorne.

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        1. Ooh man. That’s WAY too hard to decide!!! 😭 lol Um… Maybe Destiny or Jade or Brennan… Though I actually really liked Aric too! I guess it’s just all so good!! Oh yes, the main characters are super great… and Jessica 🤐😜

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