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The Peddler’s Road by Matthew Cody Manicure! {Blog Tour}

Peddler's Road Blog Tour

The Peddler’s Road by Matthew Cody Blog Tour

Hey everyone! Today I’m excited to be featuring a book that I’ve been anticipating ever since I first spotted it: The Peddler’s Road! You know what’s better than a fantasy middle grade? A fantasy middle grade retelling the Pied Piper’s tale full of creepy goodness :D. And looooooook at this cover:

The Peddler's Road by Matthew Cody

It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.

Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.

No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road.

So to celebrate and keep myself from drooling on my computer looking at the cover, I volunteered to do a manicure inspired by the The Peddler’s Road cover! (I’ve always loved Nite Lite Book Reviews Manicure Mondays, so can we pretend it’s Monday?)

There’s a technique I’ve been wanting to try for a while called dry-marbling where you put drops of wet polish onto your nails and then use a small tool (I used a toothpick because I have nothing else…) to swirl it around and blend with the base coat paint. It took me a few attempts, but I’m delighted at the swirling designs I was able to get since that’s my favorite part about the cover!

The Peddler's Road Blog Tour

And here’s a close up of the nail design with me trying to awkwardly hold my phone ;-).

Peddler's Road Manicure

You can find The Peddler’s Road at these websites: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBook | The Book Depository and it comes out Oct. 27th!

About the Author

Originally from the Midwest, Matthew Cody now lives in New York City with his wife and son. When not writing books or goofing off with his family, he teaches creative writing to kids of all ages.
LINKS: Website | Twitter
Matthew Cody_credit David Furr

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!

10/19 – Reads All the Books (Guest Post)
10/20 – On Starships & Dragon Wings (Manicure Based on Cover)
10/21 – Such A Novel Idea (Playlist)
10/22 – Lili’s Reflections (Top 10)
10/23 – The Cover Contessa (Guest Post)
Week 2:
10/26 – Bookiemoji (Q&A)
10/27 – I Turn the Pages (Guest Post)
10/28 – The Book Cellar (Top 10)
10/29 – Swoony Boys Podcast (This/That)
10/30 – Alexa Loves Books (Review & Q&A)
Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings -Anya

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  1. Cute! Hadn’t heard of this book yet. I’ll be checking it out on Goodreads!
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  2. Aww this is so awesome! I love your manicure :)
    Kassiah recently posted…3 Reasons To Read… Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay KristoffMy Profile

  3. I got this book for review through netgalley, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. It sounds so fun and original. Your nails look great too! I always like seeing how other people decorate their nails, even though I never paint mine as I hate the smell of nail polish and can’t sit still long enough for it to dry..
    Lola recently posted…Review: Star Wars The Phantom Menace by Terry BrooksMy Profile

    • I hear ya! I just started reading my copy though since I got excited about it all over again, ha. I paint mine while listening to audiobooks so that I have something to do that doesn’t mess up the wet nails :D

  4. Ooooh always on the lookout for a good legend/fairytale re-telling and this one sounds like a good one! And lovely nails, I should try the dry marbling thing one of these days- love the color combo you chose!
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    • Yes! I just started reading it this week and am loving how he brings in the Pied Piper tale so far, definitely one to try :D. Dry marbling might be one of my favorite nail art techniques so far since you can get great effects with minimal prep and mess haha

  5. This sounds really good!! Fantasy middle grade is indeed amazing :) And you’re right, that cover is so beautiful <3
    I really like how your nails turned out ^-^
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  6. oh my god, I love your nails. I am looking forward to this book!
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  7. Awesome mani for a great cover. :)
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  1. […] at The Cover Contessa, a Top Ten list at Lili’s Reflections, a playlist at Such A Novel Idea, a manicure at On Starships and Dragonwings, and a guest post at Reads All The Books, with more to come! And please join me in congratulating […]

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