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Friday, October 20, 2017

That Inevitable Victorian Thing Blog Tour: Playlist + Giveaway

Hey everyone, I have the pleasure of being a part of That Victorian Thing Blog Tour! Today I'm sharing E.K. Johnson's playlist to go along with this book. I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to check out the rest of the schedule and enter the giveaway! 

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House
Pub. Date: October 3, 2017
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom and privacy in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process.

Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.

E. K. Johnston is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the L.A. Time Book Prize finalist The Story of Owen and Star Wars: Ahsoka. Her novel A Thousand Nights was shortlisted for The Governor General's Award. The New York Times called The Story of Owen “ a clever first step in the career of a novelist who, like her troubadour heroine, has many more songs to sing" and in its review of Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Globe & Mail called Johnston "the Meryl Streep of YA," with "limitless range." E. K. Johnston lives in Stratford, Ontario. Follow her on Twitter at @ek_johnston.
A waltz, a reel, a riddle, a promise. And a few other things to round out the corners.

I am not the kind of writer who connects world building or character building to music, but music is still an important part of my writing process. Instead, scenes will play in my brain like a movie, with a song playing in the background. Then I am able to see the shape of the story, and put it into words. That Inevitable Victorian Thing has a short list of songs that I used to inspire my writing.

I’ve Got This Friend - The Civils Wars

Royals - Lorde

The Log Driver’s Waltz - National Film Board of Canada 

I’m A Rover - Great Big Sea

Captain Wedderburn - Great Big Sea

Not With Haste - Mumford & Sons

I really enjoyed building the playlist for That Inevitable Victorian Thing. It’s a bit less dramatic than the songs I usually go for, but each of them fit the story in their own way, and it was fun to use so much Canadian content

Week One:
October 2 – YA Bibliophile – Author Guest Post | Research Done to Build an AU & Timeline for this World
October 3 – Bookiemoji – Review
October 4 – Fiction Fare – Author Q&A
October 5 – Icey Books – Quote Candy
October 6 – BookCrushin – Review

Week Two:
October 9 – Alexa Loves Books – Bookish Style Files
October 10 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review & Style Board
October 11 – What Sarah Read – Top 10 Most Swoonworthy Royal Couples Throughout Time
October 12 – Arctic Books – Playlist
October 13 – Xpresso Reads – Author Guest Post | Favorite Victorian Women

Week Three:
October 16 – A Page With a View – Author Q&A
October 17 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Royal Women Throughout History
October 18 – Mundie Moms – Review
October 19 – The Young Folks – Review
October 20 – Brittany Book Rambles – Author Guest Post | Playlist (You are here!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) winners to receive a hardcover copy of That Inevitable Victorian Thing E.K. Johnston. (ARV: $17.99 each). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on October 2, 2017 and 12:00 AM on October 23, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about October 25, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

What do you guys think of the playlist? Have you read That Inevitable Victorian Thing yet? Is it on your TBR? Let me know! 


  1. I am so excited to read this! Thanks so much for the giveaway! ♥

  2. Oh those are great songs! Kinda my style. 😏

  3. I can’t wait to read this book. Such a cool concept. Especially excited after checking out this awesome playlist!

  4. Wonderful playlist and post, thanks for sharing! <3

  5. I love that you chose The Log Driver's Waltz! I really should read an E.K. Johnston novel one of these days. This one sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this. :)

    1. As should I! I was just happy that I was able to share this awesome playlist ^_^

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Thanks for the playlist--I've never heard these tunes before with the exception of Lorde. I think the video of the log drivers is amazing. I'm excited to read this unique book and the cover is so gorgeous in my favorite color combination. Plus, your blog graphics really highlight the cover well.

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post! You are very kind, I hope you check out That Inevitable Victorian Thing.

  7. Thanks so much for the chance! Entering again for the RC

  8. Great playlist and post! So excited to read this book!

  9. I've been seeing this book a bunch lately. And that cover is so lovely :D Thank you for sharing this awesome blog tour post Brittany. <3

  10. Thank you again for the giveaway. Entering again for the RC.

  11. Oh I always enjoy playlists to books. Always makes me more curious about a book.