The Shadowplay Blog Tour


The Shadowplay Blog Tour begins today, December 20, and runs until around January 12th. Last year I had 39 stops, which was a bit overwhelming, so this year I’m down to 23. Below are the places I will be appearing, and I’ll come back and edit as the posts go live.

Pantomime‘s Blog Tour round-up is here, if you’d like to go back in time and visit the posts I wrote nearly a year ago.

Here we go:

Some earlier posts:
11th December: 12 Days of Christmas Interview: Nicky Peacock
17th December: Winter Holidays in Ellada: Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot/Exhibit A

20th December: The Grey of Gender: Uncorked Thoughts
21st December: Making the Magic in Shadowplay: Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
22nd December: Interview: Rachel Monte
23rd December: The Micah Grey Series and Slipping Through Society: Catherine Lundoff
27th December: Interview: Winged Reviews
28th December: The Post-Publication Roller Coaster: A Fantastical Librarian
29th December: Interview: It was Lovely Reading You
30th December: Diversity in Pantomime & Shadowplay: Readaraptor
31st December: 5 Favourite YA Fantasy Novels: Book Fairy Haven
2nd January: Shadow Plays and Shadowplay: Lost in Thought
3rd January: Magicians in Ellada: YA Yeah Yeah
4th January: Interview: Author Allsorts
5th January: 10 Magic Books: Bookshelves of Doom
6th January: Fitting Writing into the Rest of my LifeAuthor Allsorts
6th January: 5 Things I Learned Writing Pantomime & Shadowplay: Diversity in YA
7th January: My Favorite Bit: Mary Robinette Kowal
7th January: Exclusive Extract on
8th January: Interview: My Bookish Ways
9th January: From the Circus Tent to the Magician’s Stage – On Changing Settings: Feeling Fictional
10th January: 10 Questions on Shadowplay: Terrible Minds
11th January: A Brief History of Ellada and its Colonies by Professor Caed Cedar: YA-Sisterhood

Additionally, I’ll be putting up 10 Shadowplay teasers on my blog in total.

Early Shadowplay reviews:

Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow: “You know those times when you read a book that leaves you wishing so sincerely that you’d been able to read it when you were a kid, or in your teens? That feeling might be a little bittersweet, but let’s focus on the sweet, because honestly – I wish I’d had this (and Pantomime) to read fifteen years ago.”

Leo @ Jet Black Ink: “In short: Lam is a genius, she writes beautifully and everything about this book was a complete and absolute pleasure. If you loved the circus, you’ll fall in love with the complex and fascinating world behind the stage of Shadowplay and the Kymri theatre Micah now calls home.”

Ellie @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm: “Parts of Shadowplay reminded me of The Prestige, with old style illusionists gripped in an ancient grudge. I loved the atmosphere of the theatre and the images conjured up by their performances.”

Lyndsey @ Page After Page: “Not only do we have a dual between Maske and his rival magician but the new characters shed light into the world that Lam has created. Lam also tackles issues such as sexuality, politics and discrimination and they are all written about wonderfully. The plot is incredibly unique and one that had me hooked. I couldn’t stop reading this book and now that I’ve finished it, I want even more.”

Richa @ City of Books: “This series is a must-read for all fantasy lovers. I literally couldn’t put this one down! Shadowplay is captivating and enticing, with the most complex characters you’ll ever come across. I loved every bit of this, and I’m now impatiently waiting for the next installment.”

Nina @ Death Books & Tea: “Shadowplay, plotwise, is very different to  Pantomime. We learn a few things about Micah that you really don’t expect.”

Sam @ River & Sam: “Lam once again gives readers a wonderfully woven, extensively smart novel that handles topics of sexuality, discrimination and transition with such ease. It’s so easy to fall in love with her characters and follow their lives [. . .] I loved Shadowplay as much as I loved Pantomime, if not more, and I look forward to seeing where Micah’s adventure lead him.”

Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts: “I really enjoyed Laura’s first book but this one blasted it straight out of the water. It’s in this book that I fully fell in love with Micah and Drystan, Cyan and Maske. I feel like I’ve left some best friends behind in the pages of Shadowplay.”

The Pantomime Blog Tour

My Blog Tour for Pantomime begins today, January 18th, and runs to February 7th currently, which is the UK launch date. Below are the places I will be appearing, and I’ll come back and edit as the posts go live.

My blog tour is sort of two parts. My publisher Strange Chemistry arranged a blog tour with the bloggers in their Chemistry Set. But over the past few months I’ve also had bloggers contact me for interviews and I’ve also approached some of my favourite blogs. This means on some days there will be more than one post.

For the blogs arranged by Strange Chemistry, there’s a blog button, made by Kenda.


Isn’t it lovely?

And here we go:

These went live but I didn’t link them to the blog:
24th December: Guest Post – Winter Holidays in Ellada: Starmetal Oak Reviews
11th January: Interview: YA Yeah Yeah (also appeared on The Book Bag)

18th January: Guest Post – The Road to Publication: The Book Galaxy
19th January: Interview: A Fantastical Librarian
20th January: Interview: Manga Maniac Cafe
21st January: Interview: Book Club Forum
22nd January: Guest Post – Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More of in Young Adult: Bookworm Dream
23rd January: Interview: Readaraptor
23rd January: Excerpt – The Snake Charmer: Fantastical Imaginations
24th January: Guest Post – Why the Circus and Elladan Worldbuilding: Book Adoration
25th January: YA Debut Author Interview: Once Upon a Bookcase
25th January: Interview: Cuddlebuggery
25th January: InterviewThe Book Goddess
26th January: Guest Post – Tour Through Ellada and the Circus with Pictures: The Book Fairy’s Haven
27th January: Interview: Nawanda Files
28th January: Guest Post – The Edibles of Ellada: Book Sake
28th January: Guest Post – Pantomime’s Metafiction (and Giveaway!): Rainy Day Ramblings
28th January: Interview: Two Fantasy Floozies
29th January: Interview: Reader Girls
30th January: Character Interview – Micah Grey: YA Sisterhood
31st January: Guest Post – New Year’s Writing Resolutions: Lost in Thought
1st February: Guest Post – Top Ten Films that Tie into Pantomime’s Themes: One Page Reviews
2nd February: Guest Post – Bookcase Showcase: Overflowing Library
2nd February: Review and Giveaway for a Signed Pantomime: Ensconced in YA
3rd February: Review: Candace’s Book Blog
3rd February: Review, Interview, and Giveaway for a Signed PantomimeEnsconced in YA
4th February: Guest Post – The Safe Haven of the Circus: Fantasy’s Ink
4th February: Interview & Giveaway: Distraction no. 99 (Nova Ren Suma’s Anticipated YA Debut Series)
4th February: ReviewGuest Post – An Introduction to R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic: Fluttering Butterflies
5th February: Interview: Winged Reviews
5th February: Newsletter Guest Post – The Fear and Joy of Writing PantomimeThe Book Smugglers
6th February: Interview: Snarky Bird Book Reviews
6th February: Guest Post – On the Back Lot of the Circus: One a Day YA
7th February: Guest Post – My Favourite Bit: Mary Robinette Kowal
7th February: Interview: Terribleminds (Chuck Wendig)
8th February: Guest Post – The Big Idea: Whatever (John Scalzi)
10th February: Interview: City of Books
12th February: Guest Post – Turning Points: Distraction no. 99 (Nova Ren Suma’s Anticipated YA Debut Series)
13th February: InterviewMy Bookish Ways
15th February: GiveawayCity of Books