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You’ve probably noticed one of the most gorgeous covers of 2020 rolling around bookstagram, and we couldn’t help but round some of our favorites up to share!

Marie Lu’s The Kingdom of Back follows the untold story of Nannerl Mozart.
Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear.

And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything.

 


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I might be in Disneyland but that doesn’t mean this book train stops. Today I’m sharing KINGDOM OF BACK by Marie Lu! Thanks @penguinteen for the gifted book. . I’m a huge fan of Marie Lu and finding out she did a historical novel is supreme! Are you excited about this one? It’s out on 3/20!Here’s more about the book. . Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. . And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything.

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#PenguinTeenPartner Have you heard about THE KINGDOM OF BACK? • I’m mildly obsessed with the accounts of Mozart’s sister, Anna Maria, nicknamed Nannerl. By all accounts she was equally, if not more, musically talented as her famous brother. But due to her gender and the expectations of the age, and her complete capitulation to her father’s wishes, she gave it all up once she reached marriageable age. • So when I heard @marieluthewriter was creating a YA Historical tale with a Fantasy twist featuring Nannerl, I was totally on board! • #TheKingdomOfBack is now available for pre-order (out 3/3) AND you can submit your receipt for the pre-order prize, a custom book pouch with art by Marie Lu herself! (US Only, link in bio) • • SYNOPSIS: Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything. • • • #MarieLu #bookstagram #mozart #nannerlmozart #yafantasy #yahistoricalfiction #preorder #bookish #bookcommunity #needtoread #readmorebooks

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Huge thank you to @penguinteen for sending over a copy of The Kingdom of Back by @marieluthewriter! This book is now available for pre-order and will be released on March 3rd! . ~SUMMARY~ Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. . Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. . And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything. . . . #TheKingdomOfBack #PenguinTeenPartner #bookstagram #reader #bookstagrammer #bookish #bibliophile #booklover #booklove #reading #igreads #bookcommunity #bookworm #readersofinstagram #bookishlove #instareads #bookreviewer #booksofig #rusticpages #hyggelife #warmandcozy #cozyvibes #simpleandstill #myeverydaymagic #theslowdowncollective #ofquietmoments

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#TheKindomOfBack #PenguinTeenPartner | What book has your favorite cover art? Tell me down below in the comments! ✨✨✨ • • • •Honestly, I am so in love with the cover for The Kingdom Of Back by @marieluthewriter ! This book is gorgeous! A huge thank you to @penguinteen for sending me this beautiful ARC! I cannot wait to dive into this story! The Kingdom of Back comes on March 3, 2020! So make sure to mark your calendars! Check down below for the synopsis! • • • •SYNOPSIS: Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything. In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister. #MarieLu #Bookstagram

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#PenguinTeenPartner QUESTION: Who’s your favorite composer? • The Kingdom of Back is a new upcoming book by @marieluthewriter! In fact, it’s her first historical fiction! If you love music and magic, then you’ll love The Kingdom of Back! Plus, just look at the cover!! It’s gorgeous! The book is now available for pre-order and will release on 3/3! • SYNOPSIS: “From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she’ll go to make history remember her–perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood. Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything. In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.” • Thank you @penguinteen for providing me with an ARC of this absolutely GORGEOUS book!! I can’t wait to read it! #TheKingdomOfBack . . . . . #bookstagram #bibliophile #booknerd #bookworm #bookphotography #thecityofdarkclockwork #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #booksofinstagram #mybookfeatures #music #keyboard #composer #musician #piano #pianist #marielu #arc #penguinteen

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If you could play any musical instrument, what would you play? . I’m so excited for The Kingdom of Back by @marieluthewriter!! Thank you to @penguinteen for gifting me this ARC ❤️ . I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news a while ago that Marie Lu would be writing a YA historical fantasy. It’s one of my favorite genres and I cannot wait to see her magical take on it! Plus the main character is a musical prodigy and there’s the promise of some interesting sibling dynamics. I read the first chapter last night and I’m already enchanted. . The Kingdom of Back comes out March 3rd but is available for preorder now! #PenguinTeenPartner . . #TheKingdomOfBack #MarieLu #PenguinTeen #YAfantasy #bookishflatlay #booksandtea #bookstagramit #booksbooksbooks #yahistoricalfiction #anticipatedreads #currentlyreading

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“ . , . .” — . . QOTD: if you could read an historical fiction novel about any figure from the past, who would you choose and why? . . The Kingdom of Back by the amazing Marie Lu is one of my most anticipated reads of the year, releasing on 3/3. This is her first attempt at historical fiction and I cannot wait to dive into this beauty. Be sure to add to your preorder list! . . Summary: . Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. . Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. . And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything. . . Hashtags ⤵️ . #bookstagrammerschoicejan – tea and tale Tuesday #midsummerlibraryjan20 – bookmark appreciation #readgushjan20 – choose your own prompt #allthebooksjan20 – 2020 books . #bookstagram #booknerd #booklover #bookworm #bookstagrammer #bookaddict #TheKingdomofBack #PenguinTeenPartner #booksbooksbooks #bookobsessed #bookcommunity #bookgram #booktography #ireadya #bookaesthetic

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[#PenguinTeenPartner @penguinteen ] Confession: I don’t tend to read a lot of YA (really it’s a matter of time and towering TBRs), but when a premise draws me in, sometimes it is exactly what I need to hit the spot, and shoots straight to the top of my TBR… #TheKingdomOfBack by @marieluthewriter is a fictional exploration of the relationship between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his sister Nannerl. The question is, as a young female composer in the 18th century, how can Nannerl ever hope to catch up to not only her brother’s talents, but his visibility and recognition? That is…until she’s faced with what sounds like a Faustian proposition of magic… ✨ Having spent 6 years in conservatory, training as an opera singer myself, sung in Salzburg (where I walked by Mozart’s childhood home daily), Baden bei Wien (where I poppped into Vienna to visit the church at which he got married followed by his nuptial apartment where he composed Le Nozze Di Figaro)- not to mention counting his women as some of my favorite roles I’ve ever sung and acted- I would say this story of the Mozart family was a natural draw for me! ‍♀️ Especially in a mood where I’m looking for compulsively readable, richly complex, but faster reads, this one sounds just perfect…. It publishes from @putnambooks / @penguinteen March 3, but you can pre-order it now! . ✨ Yesterday I asked what reads you just have to get to that you might have missed last year. Anything coming up that you feel you’ll absolutely devour? ‍♀️✨ Happy Tuesday, bookchickies. Go get your day! . . . . . #bookstagram #yabooks #yareads #yareading #musician #books #mozart #magic #mustread #tbr #upnext #readersofinstagram #bookaddict #booklover #readinggirl #bookworm #booksofig #igbooks #instabooks #vscobooks #girlswhoread #bookaesthetic #bookdragon #yalit #ireadya #booklove

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“I am going to tell you a story you already know. But listen carefully, because within it is one you have never heard before.” Marie Lu, The Kingdom of Back QOTD: Who is your favorite classical music composer? Happy Tuesday, friends! Today’s quote is the opening line of @marieluthewriter’s upcoming The Kingdom of Back. It releases on March 3rd but I wanted to give you a few of the many reasons I am hype for this novel: Based on Mozart! Sibling story! Historical Fiction Fantasy genre! Perfect for fans of The Hazel Wood! Standalone novel Read the full synopsis BELOW and PRE-ORDER from the LINK IN MY BIO ⬇️ Cover design by @dcurtisstudio . . . #bookofjan20 renewed #fearyournoveljan20 #currentlyreading . . . . . #TheKingdomOfBack #PenguinTeenPartner #penguinteen #bluebook #beautifulbook #bookaesthetic #humansofbookstagram #bookishgirl #igbooks #bookstagrammers #bookstagramcommunity #readmorebooks #alwaysreading #bookmoments #bookishfeatures #booksaremagic #booktography #bookaccount #bookish #booksofig #readerlife #kingdomofback #mustreads #youngadultbooks #yafiction #yabookstagram #readersofinstagram

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• @penuginteen #PenguinTeenPartner • Marie Lu is back with THE KINGDOM OF BACK, a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she’ll go to make history remember her. ⁣ ⁣ • On sale March 3, 2020, and available for pre-order now! • ⁣ ⁣ I am so excited to start reading this one soon! The cover art drew me in and I can’t wait to share my book review! ⁣ • Synopsis •⁣ ⁣ Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. ⁣ ⁣ Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish—to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age—her tyrannical father has made that much clear.⁣ ⁣ And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true—but his help may cost her everything.⁣ ⁣ Thank you so much @penguinteen for sending me a copy! ⁣ ⁣ #TheKingdomOfBack⁣ ✨✨

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What upcoming title are you excited for? ▫️ #TeamBookCrushin are huge Marie Lu fans so we are of course extremely excited for the release of The Kingdom of Back! One fo the reasons I’m excited is this is Marie’s first historical fiction novel and I can’t wait! See all 5 reasons we are excited for The Kingdom of Back by @marieluthewriter! ▫️ The Kingdom of Back is releasing on March 3rd & if you submit your preorder (US only) you’ll get a book pouch designed by Marie Lu! See all the details on the blog today at BookCrushin.com! ▫️ Synopsis: Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything. In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister. ▫️ Many thanks to @penguinteen for the advance copy #PenguinTeenPartner #TheKingdomOfBack #marielu #penguinteen #yahistoricalfiction #historicalfiction #yalit #yabooks #yabookstagram #yalovin #yalit #ontheblog #bookcommunity #ontheblogtoday #bookish #bookstagram #instabook #yabookblogger #booksbooksbooks #booksarelife #tbrpost #booklife #booklover #ilovebooks #booknerd #minimalistbookstagram #bookcrushin

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“Desire is your lifeblood, and talent is the flower it feeds.” – Hyacinth, from #TheKingdomOfBack by @marieluthewriter . Do you have an auto-buy author? An author whose work you almost always enjoy and always look forward to? . Marie Lu is mine! I fell in love with her Legend trilogy and now own all of her books, so I was incredibly excited to find out that the book she wrote before her debut novel, Legend, was finally getting published after many years. . I’m currently in the middle of reading The Kingdom of Back and I’ve been in love with it since page one✨ It’s lyrically written, and follows the story of Mozart’s older sister Marie Anna and the magical world she discovers through her music. . The book is available for pre-order now and comes out on March 3rd! I do hope you’ll all pick it up ✨ Thank you to @penguinteen for the ARC! Swipe for the original packaging it came in which was super cute! #PenguinTeenPartner . . #marielu #bookstagram #books #book #booklover #bookblogger #bookcommunity #booktuber #booktube #booknerd #reader #read #bookphoto #bookish #bookworm #booklove #reading #igreads #instabook

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Marie Lu has been one of my favorite authors since I started my BookTube channel. I’ve realized that I’ve read 8 of her books so far and I know that I will continue reading more. Thank you to @penguinteen for sending me an ARC of @marieluthewriter’s upcoming release! – #TheKingdomOfBack is a historical fiction YA fantasy following a musical prodigy, who is given the chance to have her wish of being remembered come true. It’s a story about a brother and sister and involves magic and music. How amazing does that sound?! – This book is available for pre-order and will be released on March 3rd! #PenguinTeenPartner – #booknerd #booklover #bookworm #bookstagram #booktuber #books #bookish #yalit #YAreads #reader #bibliophile #bookphotography #bookstagramfeature #igreads #marielu

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The Kingdom of Back hits shelves March 3! Pre-order your copy here!

 

 

 

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