The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik Blog Tour: Review and Candle Making

Posted May 25, 2018 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik Blog Tour: Review and Candle MakingThe Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
Published by Viking Children's on May 22, 2018
Pages: 432

This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.
Then Noah → gets hypnotized.
Now Noah → sees changes—inexplicable scars, odd behaviors, rewritten histories—in all those around him. All except his Strange Fascinations . . .



The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold is quirky and unique. I didn’t know what to expect diving into this one but I found that it was quite a creative read. This novel is a coming of age story of Noah. We follow him through his struggles of being a teenager. I really enjoyed all the references in this book. It made it a lot of fun. Why this book is so creative is that it is written to be like you are inside Noah’s mind and watching his decision processing. I found that I really loved the whimsical feel of this book. The characters are really easy to love. The writing is so much fun. I think David Arnold did a fantastic job with this book and definitely made it stand out in the world of young adult novels.

Bookish Candles:

I own Stub Tail Candle Co. and I enjoy making bookish and fandom candles. You can find us here. 

A few things I look forward when I am finding inspiration for a candle is what does the book say. The author has already done most of the work for me by writing their amazing book, so all I have to do it pay attention. Creating a candle is hard work but I find it quite rewarding once I have this perfect beautiful candle in my position. I strive to make sure it looks beautiful but also smells amazing. Everyone loves a candle that actually fills up the room with a lovely smelling scent.

I was so excited to dive in and start creating this candle. It was fun and whimsical. I wanted bright colors.

What does The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik candle smell like?

Scent Guide:

Sugar, Cedar, Pine, Tea, Berries

I wanted this candle to make you feel like you could really smell the scents that Noah describes around him. I wanted to send you on a whimsical journey as well.




May 7 – The Blonde Bookworm – Review

May 8 – Confessions of a YA Reader – Review + My Strange Fascinations

May 9 – Forever Bookish – Review

May 10 – Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile – Playlist with Graphic Quotes

May 11 – Adventures in YA Publishing – Author Q&A


May 14 – The Nerdy Girl Express – Review

May 15 – A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Graphic Quotes

May 16 – BookCrushin – Review + Playlist

May 17 – Mind of a Book Dragon – Review

May 18 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Author Guest Post:  What Would Your Strange Fascination Be?


May 21 – Pop! Goes the Reader – Wallpaper

May 22 – The Young Folks – Author Q&A

May 23 – Page Travels – Creative Instagram

May 24 – Bookfoolery – Review

May 25 – Dazzled by Books – Candle Creation Post + Review


May 28 – Paper Trail YA – Author Q&A

May 29 – Snowandbooks – Review + Aesthetic Board

May 30 – Reading Writing and Me – Book Review

May 31 – The Radiant Reader – Playlist + Creative Instagram Picture

June 1 – We Live and Breathe Books – Review + Moodboard

About David Arnold

David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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