Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you a tour stop for the book Wench by Maxine Kaplan! This is YA fantasy adventure which follows Tanya, a tavern wench, as she embarks on a quest to take back her tavern after her care-taker dies! It features a wonderful fast-paced narrative, a large cast of loveable characters, and a bisexual MC! I’m so excited to be promoting this book today thanks to TBR and Beyond Tours! There’s also a giveaway at the end of this post so make sure you check that out!
A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy—following the adventures of a tavern wench.
Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar. She broke up her first fight at11. By the time she was a teenager she knew everything about the place, and she could run it with her eyes closed. She’d never let anyone—whether it be a drunkard or a captain of the queen’s guard—take advantage of her. But when her guardian dies, she might lose it all: the bar, her home,her purpose in life. So she heads out on a quest to petition the queen to keep the tavern in her name—dodging unscrupulous guards, a band of thieves, and a powerful, enchanted feather that seems drawn to her. Fast-paced, magical, and unapologetically feminist, Wench is epic fantasy like you’ve never seen it before
Content warning: Some magic in the book involves self-harm
I’m so excited to see what the other bloggers on the tour thought of Wench! Here’s the schedule if you’re interested in having a look.
About The Author
Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC. She and her twin sister spent their early childhoods trotting behind their journalist parents as they traveled around the world, eventually settling in Brooklyn, NY. Maxine graduated from Oberlin College in 2007. Following a long stint in the world of publishing, she has worked as a private investigator since 2009. She lives in her adopted hometown of Brooklyn, NY, with her dimwitted, but soulful cat.Her first novel The Accidental Bad Girl received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and will be available in paperback January 5, 2021. Her sophomore novel, Wench, is coming in January 19, 2021.
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Giveaway (US Only)
One person will win a finished copy of Wench. The giveaway starts on January 25th and ends on February 1st. Enter here!
Get this book
Wench was released on the 19th of January 2021, so there’s never been a better time to get your hands on it!
If you want to remember to check out this book you should add it to Goodreads!
As always, I recommend checking out your local indie bookshop! You can also buy it at IndieBound!