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This Rebel Heart Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop of the @TBRandBeyondTours This Rebel Heart Blog Tour. I’m excited to spotlight and review This Rebel Heart on my blog so let’s dive in:

About This Rebel Heart

A tale set amid the 1956 Hungarian revolution in post-WWII Communist Budapest.

In the middle of Budapest, there is a river. Csilla knows the river is magic. During WWII, the river kept her family safe when they needed it most–safe from the Holocaust. But that was before the Communists seized power. Before her parents were murdered by the Soviet police. Before Csilla knew things about her father’s legacy that she wishes she could forget.

Now Csilla keeps her head down, planning her escape from this country that has never loved her the way she loves it. But her carefully laid plans fall to pieces when her parents are unexpectedly, publicly exonerated. As the protests in other countries spur talk of a larger revolution in Hungary, Csilla must decide if she believes in the promise and magic of her deeply flawed country enough to risk her life to help save it, or if she should let it burn to the ground.

This Rebel Heart Blog Tour Review by Sheaf & Ink

Katherine Locke writes about a time in history that some may not be familiar with, though, they give a clear picture of the aftermath of WWII and how Hungary did not gain its full independence from the Soviet Union and its brutal regime during the Cold War.

Thought provoking, This Rebel Heart is infused with magic, Jewish history, and queer representation, Locke’s novel is one that will have readers eager to know this piece of history in its entirety.

Beautifully written, Locke, like author Ruta Sepetys, creates a story readers will absorb one page at a time.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blot – Satisfyingly Inked

Read My Full Review: THIS REBEL HEART

Publication Details

Author Katherine Locke
Pages 448 Pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Historical Fiction Fantasy
Part of a Series? No
Source & Format NetGalley, Digital Copy

Publication Date April 5, 2022 by Knopf Books for Young Readers 

Find it on Goodreads ● Amazon ● Barnes & Noble ● Book Depository ● IndieBound● Indigo

About the Author

Katherine Locke (they/them) lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their feline overlords and their addiction to chai lattes. They are the author of The Girl with the Red Balloon, a 2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Book and 2018 Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, as well as The Spy with the Red Balloon, and the forthcoming This Rebel Heart (April 2022). They are the co-editor and contributor to This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them and Us, which had three starred reviews and made Kirkus Review’s Best Middle Grade of 2021 list, as well as It’s A Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes and Other Jewish Stories. They also contributed to Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens and Out Now: Queer We Go Again. They are the author of picture books Bedtime for Superheroes, What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns, and the forthcoming Being Friends with Dragons (February 2022). They can be found online at and @bibliogato on Twitter and Instagram.

Find Katherine on Website ● Goodreads ● Instagram ● Twitter ● Facebook

April 4th
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
dinipandareads – Review & Favorite Quotes
Inking & Thinking – Top 5 Reasons to Read This Rebel Heart, Playlist & Favorite Quotes
Book Notes by Athina – Promotional Post

April 5th
The Bookish Coven – Promotional Post
Shelvesofstarlight – Review
& She Reads Co. – Promotional Post & Tik Tok

April 6th
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
Brinns Books – Review & Favorite Quotes
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
The Clever Reader – Review

April 7th
Gazerofbooks – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read This Rebel Heart
Midsummer Night’s Read – Review

April 8th
Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Promotional Post & Tik Tok
Kappa Reads Books – Review & Favorite Quotes
Paiges of Books – 15 Reactions While Reading This Rebel Heart
One More Chapter – Review

April 9th
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
Debjani’s Thoughts – Review
Books With Michelle – Top 5 Reasons to Read This Rebel Heart & Mood Board

April 10th
Sheaf & Ink – Promotional Post
Rae’s Reading Lounge – Review & Favorite Quotes
Kait Plus Books – Promotional Post & Mood Board
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review
Bohemian Bibliophile – Review & Favorite Quotes

Welcome Reader!

I’m Cecelia and I’m so glad you’re here! You’ll find honest reviews, book recommendations, along with other bookish essentials. So happy you stopped by!

– C

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