Sad Annoucement

I have a sad announcement to make; Sara and I have been talking and we’re going to put Traveling Arc Tours on hiatus. We’ve both been slammed by real life and unfortunately do not have the free time we did when we first started. It was a hard decision, but one we had to make. We will be finishing out all tours, but will not be accepting any new donations. We want to thank all of you for making this a fun experience and we hope to revive the tour site in the future.


P.S.: Fear not! Just because we’re going on hiatus doesn’t mean you can’t still join tours. Here are some other YA tour sites

One Arc Tours
Star Book Tours
Book It Forward Arc Tours
Around the World Tours
We Love YA Tours

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Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Title: Deadly
Author: Julie Chibbaro
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February  2011
Donated by: Julie Chibbaro

A mysterious outbreak of typhoid fever is sweeping turn-of-the-century New York. Every week more people fall ill, and despite thorough investigation, there’s no cause in sight. It’s not until the city’s most unlikely scientist — sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski — takes a job as an assistant in a laboratory that the evidence begins to fall into place. It seems one person has worked in every home the fever has ravaged: Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press. Includes a historical note by the author.

Tour List

  1. AMY (MI) Rc’d 11/1, Mailed ??
  2. Tiffany (PA) Rc’d 11/16, Mail 11/22
    DC: 0308 0070 0000 3215 7442
  3. Andrea (LA) Rc’d 11/27, Mail by 12/4
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Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Title: Angelfire
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: Feb 2011
Donated by: Courtney Allison Moulton

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers – monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell – she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie’s powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her – an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie’s soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian’s most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives – including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

Leave name, state, blog url & if you can ship to Canada in comments to sign up.

  1. Valerie (MI) Rc’d 11/2, Mailed 11/9
  2. Karissa (MN) Rc’d 11/13, Mailed 11/15
    DC: 420806349102785091401739308357
  3. Kapri (C0) Rc’d 11/19, Mail by 11/26
  4. Sandy (TX)
  5. Amber Skye (TX)
  6. Marie (CA)
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Anyone want on?

Anyone want on Karma Bites? We have a lot of slots open! Please leave a comment if you do.

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Hope in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum

Title: Hope in Patience
Author: Beth Fehlbaum
Publisher: WestSide Books
Release Date: Oct 2010
Donated by: Gail

Fifteen-year-old Ashley Asher has spent half of her life living in fear. Her stepfather has been sexually abusing her for years, but her mother doesn’t believe her. After his latest assault lands her in the emergency room, Child Protective Services finally removes Ashley from her home, and sends her to live with the father she barely remembers and his new family. Her new life in Patience, Texas, is much better. She’s in therapy to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is trying to make her way in a new high school. She’s getting used to living with her father, stepmother, and stepbrother, and she’s made new friends in the summer course taught by her stepmother, Bev. She even joins the track team at the urging of her new African American friend, Z. Z. But Ashley is so traumatized by her past that she sometimes scratches herself until she bleeds and sleeps in her armoire, even though she knows she’s safe now. Worse, when her stepfather is finally put on trial for hurting her, she learns that truth and justice don’t always go together. Will Ashley adjust to a better life? Will she trust enough to date Josh, the cute guy on her track team who likes her?

4 spots still open. Email admin to be added.

Gail Mailed; DC 0310 2010 0001 2887 0627

  1. Ky (NE) Rc’d 10/13, Mailed 10/20
    DC: 0496 9008 1320 1606 6890
  2. Ashley (ID) Rc’d 10/23, Mailed 10/30
    DC: 0310 1230 0000 2269 7554
  3. Brandi K (NC) Rc’d 11/3, Mailed 11/5
    DC: 0309 1140 0001 5176 3955
  4. Gabrielle (NC) Rc’d 11/6, Mailed 11/15
    DC: 0310 1230 0000 0479 8293
  5. Alisha (SC) Rc’d 11/17, Mailed by 11/29
    0309 2880 0000 3081 1799
  6. Heather (IL)
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Pulse Kailin Gow

Title: Pulse
Author: Kailin Gow
Publisher: The Edge
Release Date: Aug 2010
Donated by: Kailin Gow

Kalina didn’t know her boyfriend was a vampire until the day he died of a freak accident. She didn’t know he had come from an old line of vampires until the day his two half-brothers showed up to investigate his demise. Now she has to work with them in order to uncover the secrets her boyfriend had been hiding in order to survive. But working and being close to two vampire half-brothers had suddenly gotten interesting

3 spots open. Email admin to be added.

  1. Johanna (LA) Rc’d 11/1, Mailed 11/8
    DC: 7009 2820 0003 4493 3958
  2. Amber (TX) Rc’d 11/10, Mail by 11/17
  3. Tasha (OK)
  4. Shanna (CO)
  5. Ky (NE)
  6. Looksie (MN)
  7. Elyssa (WI)
  8. Tara (IL)
  9. Tiffany (PA)
  10. Laurie (NY)
  11. Gail (MA)
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Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

Title: Fallout
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: Sept 2010
Donated by: Readergirls

Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow’s five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family’s story, FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person’s problem.

6 spots still open. Email Sara or Drea to be added.

  1. Tiffany (PA) Rc’d 9/7, Mailed 9/11
    DC: 0309 3220 0002 4086 8744
  2. Tara (IL) rc’d 9/15, Mailed 9/22
    DC: 0310 0480 0002 9313 1517
  3. Ashley (ID) rc’d 9/28, mailed 9/30
    DC: 0310 1230 0000 2268 8767

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Girl Parts by John M. Cusick

Title: Girl Parts
Author: John M. Cusick
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: Aug 2010
Donated by: Sara

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot to encourage healthy bonds and treat “dissociative disorder,” he can’t get enough of luscious red-headed Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Severed from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal “companion” is about to become her own best friend.

  1. Jess (IL)
  2. Ky (NE)
  3. Melissa (UT)
  4. Cade (CA)
  5. Nicole (CA)
  6. Celia (VA)
  7. Melanie (NY)

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You by Charles Benoit

Title: You
Author: Charles Benoit
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: Sept 2010
Donated by: Sara

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to go.

You’re just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can’t be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place?

There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time’s running out. How did this happen?

You is the riveting story of fifteen-year-old Kyle and the small choices he does and doesn’t make that lead to his own destruction.

2 spots open. Email Sara or Drea to be added.

  1. Melanie (NY)
  2. Laurie (NY)
  3. Gail (MA)
  4. Lisa (CO)
  5. Madeleine
  6. Elyssa (WI)
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Demon King & The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima

Title: Demon King
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Release Date: Oct 2009
Donated by: Cinda Williams Chima

Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch.  Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for himself, his mother, and his sister Mari.  Ironically, the only thing of value he has is something he can’t sell.  For as long as Han can remember, he’s worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes.  They’re clearly magicked—as he grows, they grow, and he’s never been able to get them off.

Han’s life gets even harder after he takes a powerful amulet from the son of the High Wizard. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, the Bayars will stop at nothing to reclaim it from Han.

Meanwhile, Raisa ana’Marianna, Princess Heir of the Fells, has her own battles to fight.  Although Raisa will become eligible for marriage after her sixteenth name-day, she isn’t looking forward to trading in her common sense for a prince with a big castle and tiny brain.  Raisa aspires to be like Hanalea—the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems like her mother has other plans for her—plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.

Title: The Exiled Queen
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Release Date: Sept 201o
Donated by: Cinda Williams Chima

Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean danger isn’t far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden’s Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.

Spots still remaining; email Sara or Drea to be added. These two will be traveling together & you will get an extra 5 days if you need to read both.

  1. Amber (TX)
  2. Sami (TX)
  3. Lisa (CO)
  4. Melissa (UT)
  5. Ashley (ID)
  6. Cade (CA)
  7. Lorraine (AB, Canada)


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