Blog Tour: First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hello everyone! Today I'm participating in the creative blog tour for First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy! I'm going to be sharing a nail art look that I think would go wonderfully with this book!

But first, a little about the book! :)

First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017

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A group of friends start a secret society in this out-of-control thriller from the author of The Telling and The Creeping that examines the all-consuming love of lifelong friendship—and what someone is capable of when they’re afraid of losing it.

Izzie loves nothing more than her three best friends, Viv, Graham, and Harry, and the bond the four of them share. And she’s terrified of their friendship falling apart next year when they go off to college. To bind them together, she decides to create that will belong only to them, a special thing that they’ll always share between the four of them. And so they dream up the Order of IV, a secret society devoted to mischief that rights wrongs and pays back debts. At first, it works like a charm—but when the Order of IV’s escapades get recognition beyond their wildest expectations, other people start wanting in. And soon, what started as a game of friendship is spiraling into something dangerous and beyond their control—and before it’s over, they’ll pay the ultimate sacrifice.

My nail art idea was entirely inspired by the cover of this book. I have not gotten a chance to read it yet, but I'm excited to because it sounds really awesome!

When I first looked at the cover, it made me think of stars and outer space. So I thought that clearly, the nail art look for this book would be a galaxy nail!!

I have never really been one to be super artsy with my nails, so I took to Pinterest to find a tutorial for a galaxy nail and ended up stumbling across one in nearly perfect colors for this book cover!

Which is actually perfect BECAUSE I totally thought I could do this to my own nails, but I was very wrong. I am apparently not as talented as I gave myself credit for.

So I will let this video by Kelli Marissa from Youtube show you how to do this.

What you'll need:

Base Coat
Black Nail Polish
Dark Purple Nail Polish
Lavender Nail Polish
A Sparkly Nail Polish
White Nail Polish
Top Coat

Also, you'll need a make up sponge!

I feel like if you were to add another layer of color in there with a purple that is more... mauve-y (??) and spread out the galaxy more, it would end up looking more like the cover of the book!

And also, I am a fan of the accent nail. I like to paint my ring fingernails a little bit differently sometimes. Whether it's with a different color or glitter or crackle nail polish. Whatever. I think it's fun!

So I was thinking maybe it would be cool to accent one fingernail by painting on a IV.

I wish I could paint mine to show you, but besides the fact that my attempt looked HORRIBLE, I don't even have cute fingernails to demonstrate on like this girl does. Mine are all peeling and broken from tapping on a computer screen all day at work. :(

If you are feeling creative, why don't you test out this look and show me on Twitter? :)

About the Author:

Alexandra Sirowy is the author of the young adult thrillers THE CREEPING, the Bram Stoker Award® Nominated THE TELLING, and the upcoming FIRST WE WERE IV. Alexandra attended a women's college as an undergrad and received her graduate degree in International Studies. When she isn't writing, she loves to travel, read, eat, and get into mischief. She lives with her husband in Northern California.

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Week 1
March 27: Brittany's Book Rambles - Intro Post + Excerpt
March 28: YA and Wine - Most Mischievous YA Characters
March 29: Rattle the Pages - Nail Art
March 30: Book Nerd Addict - Inventing A Secret Society
March 31: Fables Library - YA Books with Secret Societies

Week 2
April 3: Emily Reads Everything - Fancast
April 4: The Eater of Books - History of Secret Societies
April 5: It Starts At Midnight - Author Guest Post: FIRST WE WERE IV vs. Alexandra's Previous Books
April 6: BookCatPin - Mystery YA List
April 7: A Book and a Cup of Coffee - Moodboard

Week 3
April 10: The Book Buzz - YA Thrillers You Need to Know About
April 11: The Candid Cover - Bookworm Initiation Quiz
April 12: Girl in the Pages - Book Recs for First We Were IV Characters
April 13: Stories and Sweeties - Author Guest Post - Story Behind the Title
April 14: Little Lillie Reads - Playlist

Week 4
April 17: Literary Legionnaire - Favorite Quotes
April 18: Chapter by Chapter - Author Guest Post: Secret Society Initiation Rituals
April 19: Tales of the Ravenous Reader - Secret Societies You Never Knew Existed
April 20: YA Book Central - Author Guest Post:  3 Favorite Books About Secret Societies
April 21: The Bookish Feels - Author's March Favorites

Week 5
April 24: Waiting For Wentworth - Author Guest Post: Secret Society Rules
April 25: The Reader and the Chef - Book Inspired-Recipe
April 26: Forever Lost in Literature - Author Guest Post: What We Do For Friendship
April 27: Flying Through Fiction - Favorite YA Friendships
April 28: One Way or an Author - Phone Wallpapers


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Have you read First We Were IV yet? What did you think of it? Do you have any other good ideas for nail art for this book?


  1. Lovely post, Cyra! The nails look super gorgeous and they match the cover really well :D Thanks for sharing <3

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! It was really fun to put together!

  3. I love it, :) I think nail art is such a great idea, specially because you get the inspiration from book cover. I think it turned out amazing :)

    1. Thank you! I love that the cover gave me the inspiration! It's so pretty and perfect!


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