Today’s #fantasyonfriday theme is our summer TBR stacks. I confess this is a fraction of my TBR, but it’s a gorgeous fraction! I especially can’t wait to dive into @amy_a_bartol’s Secondborn series. It looks amazing!
I didn’t realize this was epic fantasy until I read the description, and now I’m even more excited to read it. Check out the book description below and tell me what you think!
Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive--an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart. 🧡
Jack's mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and its people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda's Earthsong to do it. They escape their vicious captors and together embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps. 🧡
Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation. 🧡
The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.
Cover Reveal + Giveaway! Today I'm super excited to reveal the gorgeous cover for The Blood Spell, book four in the Ravenspire series! And I'm very thankful to some of my Bookstagram friends for helping me out. Go visit these accounts to check out their amazing pics @yabookscentral@sweetbookobsession @thereaderandthechef@thebookiebox@darkfaerietales_@cbookaddiction@teralynmitchellauthor@email@example.com@xenatine@lifeandlit@enchanted_fandoms_ BOOK INFO:
Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.
Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating tension among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures.
When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts. When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything? GIVEAWAY:
1 signed ARC of The Blood Spell (when available). Open internationally. Must be following me. Comment on this post for entry. May tag up to 10 friends for additional entries. Share in your stories for additional entry. Contest expires 6/30/18 .
I’m so excited to help reveal the cover for the brilliant and wonderful @maryweberauthor’s next book. Check out this amazing description! And at this gorgeous cover!
In a new fantasy novel from Mary Weber, bestselling author of the Storm Siren series and the Sofi Snow books, one girl makes a stand against society and enters a world made exclusively for men.
Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.
In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.
With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze.
I can't believe it's already the middle of June. Does the summer season change what you like to read? I'm still drawn to fantasy most of the time, but I really love to see bright, pretty covers in spring and summer. This cover is so intriguing, and the synopsis is too! What do you think? Book info:
In a city on the brink of war, it isn't a king that the people need to save them―but a thief queen from Under.
Yigris is a world divided―where aristocrats in Above rule from grand palaces, and thieves, sex workers, and assassins reign in the shadowy tunnels of Under. When the leaders of Above and Under are both murdered on the same night, the fissure between the two opposite worlds grows and suspicion threatens to break the tenuous peace. Gemma, a former orphan-thief and new queen of Under, and Tollan, heir to the Above throne, must salvage a truce to rescue the city. But they soon discover that the conflict is far bigger than two murders, as the city falls into an enchanted sleep and a cage of deadly brambles slowly ensnares the streets, buildings, and tunnels of both districts. With the fate of Yigris at stake, only Gemma and Tollan have the power to prevent another civil war from tearing their world apart forever.
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I always love covers with gorgeous typography, like @erinsummerill’s Ever The Hunted series and @tssim53’s Timekeeper series. There’s something so gorgeous about a big, lovely, intriguing title taking center stage to everything else.
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@scholasticinc sent me this Diagon Alley Movie Scrapbook, and I am loving it!! There are so many fun pages inside. Check out my stories for a sneak peek at two more! At this point, I need an entire bookcase just devoted to my HP books and memorabilia. You?