Monday, August 14, 2017

Blog Tour: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell - Character Interview + Giveaways!

Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop for NYT bestselling author Lisa Maxwell's blog tour for her fantastic new fantasy release, The Last Magician! For my stop, I am thrilled to share with you all a  character interview with Esta herself, along with two (yes - two!) giveaways! 

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Publication Date: July 18th, 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse

"Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past."

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository 

Author Bio:
Lisa Maxwell is the author of The Last Magician, Unhooked, Sweet Unrest, and The Gathering Deep. She grew up in Akron, Ohio, and has a PhD in English. She’s worked as a teacher, scholar, editor, writer, and bookseller (at Little Professor Book Center in Alabama). When she’s not writing books, she’s a professor at a local college. She now lives near Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons. You can follow her on Twitter @LisaMaxwellYA or learn more about her upcoming books at

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 Do you have a favorite aspect of 1902 that is different from modern day? Is there anything you would want to bring back with you?
Esta: My favorite thing about 1902? Definitely not the corsets. Or the horses. There’s a certain smell to the city back then. But without the lights, you can see the stars. I love the lights of Manhattan, but to see the stars? It was amazing.

 Conversely, what would you say you dislike the most?
Esta: Oh, definitely the corsets and the skirts. I mean, I can fight in them just fine, but it’s so much easier in pants. 

 Age-old question:  what is your greatest fear?
Esta: Letting down my team. 

As a talented thief, what particular skill or asset do you think is most beneficial for you?
Esta: I have really nimble fingers and a good sense of people by watching them. Professor Lachlan taught me most of what I know, but if you’re going to steal from a mark, you need to know what makes them tick. Same as a safe, really. Just a little less predictable. 

 If you could travel to any other time period/place (even if just fr a small visit - the past isn't always great), when and were would it be?
Esta: I’ve been to a lot of different times, but I would love to meet Dakari when he was my age. He’s so serious and responsible now. I can’t help but wonder if he’s always been that way.

 Do you have any secret talents? Weird or quirky habits? 
Esta: I don’t like tight places. But secret talents? I’m not sure I want to reveal my secrets just yet.

 If you could travel back in time and meet any author (or any important figure!), who do would you choose?
Esta: I mean, I can go back in time, so I guess the idea of going to meet someone specific hasn’t really crossed my mind much. Or maybe I’d go meet Zelda Fitzgerald. The twenties seemed like a good time, and I want to see if all the stories and myths about her hold up.

Trust seems to play a key throughout your story -- is there anything a person can do to make you immediately trust them? Distrust them?
Esta: I don’t trust anyone immediately. I’d be an idiot to do that.

You're an incredibly inspiring person - you are strong, outspoken, and definitely not one to back down. Do you have any advice to other girls and women out there?
Esta: Aww, thanks. I don’t know if I have any advice other than that the world’s not fair, especially to women. So don’t be afraid to work hard and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do or get what you want. 



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  1. I love all I have read so far, and I can't wait to read this book. (

  2. I would ask Esta if she ever feels that she is missing out by all this travel on her personal life. I am excited to read this book.

  3. I haven't read any of these so I'm looking forward to doing so.
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