Tour the World in 30 Books Blog Tour: The Poppy War

Check out her post to learn more about this tour! The Bookwyrm’s Den

About Tour the World in 30 Books:

This is a blog tour hosted by Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den in support of her local public library’s Diverse Book Drive. The CCPL—a small, rural library in an area with a high poverty rate and a very homogeneous population, where people rarely have the means to travel or experience new perspectives. However, the library doesn’t believe that should stop people from learning more about the world around them, so they’re running a Diverse Book Drive through the month of September in an attempt to bring the rest of the world to the county instead. With a focus on MG and YA books, the CCPL aims to expose especially its young patrons to new and diverse perspectives and cultures.

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

Title: The Poppy War

Author: R.F. Kuang

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Published: May 1, 2018

Pages: 530

“War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who remains.”

10 reasons to read The Poppy War:

  • A morally grey protagonist. Rin has to make some very hard choices and in this brutal world, it really helps to not be so black and white.
  • NO love triangle! This is definitely a fantasy book that really has no romance. It’s refreshing to read a book that’s not all about a romantic relationship.
  • The world building is fantastic.
  • R.F. Kuang wrote this when she was 19!!! This book is absolutely amazing and that’s so impressive. I dare you not to be impressed.
  • Many of the characters are complex and their choices will make you question things… the depth is unreal.
  • There’s so much Eastern Asian history, politics, and culture in this book. It is based off the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Kuang does not shy away from anything in this book. It’s brutal, harsh and sometimes hard to take in. She’s showing you the harsh realities of war and that is important.
  • If you are looking for a book that makes you think and stay with you, this is perfect for you. You won’t be likely to forget this one.
  • There’s also a lot of supernatural elements- not to worry fantasy lovers!
  • An ending like no other- I mean it.. Your jaw will drop!

I do have to say, there are a lot of triggers in this book. Pretty much any that you can think of and more. Keep that in mind.

amazing design by Aentee @ Read at Midnight

How You Can Help!


Please consider donating from their wishlist! Hardcovers are preferred. Book donations are used at the discretion of the library.

**If you order from Bookshop, please send a message to so the book can be removed to avoid duplicate purchases, as the site does not automatically remove them.**

Other ways to donate:

Here’s the schedule of many more awesome bloggers & their book choices for this tour:

September 1: Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den – Introduction, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears || Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn ReadsDating Makes Perfect

September 2: Lauren @ Always MeThe Epic Crush of Genie Lo

September 3: Toya @ The Reading ChemistFelix Ever After

September 4: Michelle @ Carry A Big BookSharks in the Time of Saviors

September 5: Shenwei @ READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICAThe Astonishing Color of After

September 6: Maria @ A Daughter of Parchment and PaperPatron Saints of Nothing

September 7: Bri @ Bri’s Book Nook – True Friends (Carmen Browne)

September 8: Bec @ bec&booksLobizona || Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story – diverse TTT

September 9: Sienna @ Daydreaming Book LoverLoveless

September 10: Kerri @ Kerri McBookNerdRaybearer

September 11: Noly @ The Artsy ReaderThe Name Jar

September 12: Jacob @ The Writer’s AlleyForest of Souls

September 13: Keri @ Are You My BookThe Tea Dragon Society

September 14: Shannon @ It Starts at MidnightThe Space Between Worlds

September 15: Melissa @ Ramblings of a Jedi LibrarianGirl in Translation

September 16: Livy @ Shelves of StarlightClap When You Land

September 17: Crystal @ Lost in StorylandAmerican Born Chinese

September 18: Lili @ Lili’s Blissful PagesA Wish in the Dark

September 19: Leslie @ Books Are The New BlackThe Poppy War

September 20: Noura @ The Perks of Being NouraLove From A to Z

September 21: Crini @ Crini’sA Pale Light in the Black

September 22: Rachelle @ Rae’s Reads and ReviewsDear Haiti, Love Alaine

September 23: Dini @ DiniPandaReadsWicked As You Wish

September 24: Madeline @ Mad’s BooksSpin the Dawn

September 25: Tessa @ NarratessBrace Yourself

September 26: Kimberly @ My Bookish BlissTruly Madly Royally

September 27: Rena @ Bookflirting 101Anna K: A Love Story

September 28: Susan @ Novel LivesBurn the Dark

September 29: Arina @ The Bookwyrm’s Guide to the GalaxyA Song of Wraiths and Ruin

September 30: Maya @

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take a moment to help out with this awesome cause!! ❤

7 thoughts on “Tour the World in 30 Books Blog Tour: The Poppy War

  1. Omg you did TPW! I loved this book so much I can’t believe I left it for so long 😭 But you’re so right about the CW/TW! It was so intense but even more harrowing is that it’s based off something that actually happened. Still, probably one of the best books I’ve read and definitely one of my top reads this year 😍

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    • I know, I feel that way with a lot of books BUT you did it!!! Yay!!! I’m almost done with book 2 and I’m so scared to finish the last 100 pages.. terrified… ahh!!! Such a great series so far though! ❤


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    • Yay, thank you! I started the last one and stopped after a chapter. Partly, I’m not ready after finishing Dragon Republic a couple weeks ago. Also, I’ve hit a bit of a slump.. lol!


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