My Thoughts: Have you ever felt like a book was made for you? That is how I feel about Down Comes the Night.
About the Book:Down Comes the Night is a gothic YA fantasy following Wren, a powerful healer in the Queen’s Guard who is dismissed after she makes a decision the Queen deems “reckless”. But when she receives a letter from a Lord of a neighboring kingdom, she travels to his estate to heal his servant from a mysterious illness. But when she gets there, she discovers the servant is actually her kingdom’s most renowned enemy.
I’m really excited to talk about The Winter Duke today! As part of the blog tour, I’ll be doing my normal review, plus discussing my favorite quotes, and creating a dream cast!! There’s quite a bit to talk about, so let’s get started!
Title: The Winter Duke Author: Claire Eliza Bartlett Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: March 3rd 2020 Page Count: 432 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Queer, Magic, Retellings, Romance Synopsis:
An enchanted tale of intrigue where a duke’s daughter is the only survivor of a magical curse.
When Ekata’s brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above with her murderous family. Not her books or science experiments, not her family’s icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a strange sleeping sickness.
In the space of a single night, Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother’s warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without—and within—her own ministry. Nothing has prepared Ekata for diplomacy, for war, for love…or for a crown she has never wanted. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family’s power. And if Ekata is to survive, she must quickly decide how she will wield it.
Part Sleeping Beauty, part Anastasia, with a thrilling political mystery, The Winter Duke is a spellbinding story about choosing what’s right in the face of danger.
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5 Writing: 5/5 Plot and Themes: 4/5 Awesomeness Factor: 4/5 Review in a Nutshell: The Winter Duke surprised me in so many ways. This book is heavy with court intrigue and betrayal, and will leave you feeling chilled yet thrilled.
March is here, and it’s bringing some of the biggest books of 2020!! Seriously, there are some hyped up books coming out this month. March 3rd may be Super Tuesday for U.S. politics, but I think that can also apply to the book world with the amount of books we’ll be getting on that day.
Because we have so many amazing books coming our way, let’s start diving into my top 10!
Release Date: 3/3/2020 Genre: YA Retelling (Contemporary, Anna Karenina) Publisher: Flatiron Books Page Count: 448 As her friends go through the normal struggles of being a teen, Anna seems to sail gracefully through life. Until she meets Alexia, a notorious playboy who is everything Anna is not. When she finds herself drawn to him, she must decide what she is willing to give up to be with him, and how well she truly knows herself.
Release Date: 3/3/2020 Series: The Last Hours #1 Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Page Count: 544 I swear, the Shadowhunter Chronicles will never end. This is the start of the next Shadowhunter series, taking place in Edwardian London, and following the children of Will and Tessa Herondale- James and Lucie- as well as Cordelia Carstairs, whose name may sound familiar if you’ve read the The Dark Artifices series.
Okay, I know Valentines day was a week ago and everyone has already made their list of favorite romances, but I want to do it to.
And to be extra special, I did it in slideshow form. Because I clearly have way too much free time.
Romance plot lines can make or break a book. The majority of YA books include one, but they’re not always great. So, I made a list of YA books with adorable romances (spanning a few different genres) that are perfect if you’re looking to be swept off your feet!
Before I get into the review- be sure to read to the end for information on my latest giveaway!!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own! *
Overall: 5/5 Stars Characters: 5/5 Setting: 5/5 Writing: 5/5 Plot and Themes: 4.8/5 Awesomeness Factor: 5/5 Review in a Nutshell: The Sky Weaver is the f/f enemies-to-lovers pirate fantasy I’ve always wanted. This book is breathtaking, and an absolute must-read.
“There was something so soothing about chaos. Something almost beautiful.”
The Sky Weaver is the third and final book in the Iskari series. It can technically be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the first two books, The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen, as well! This time, we follow two characters. Safire (a familiar face if you’ve read the first two books) is the commandant to her cousin, the King. Her job is to maintain peace and order in Firgaard. Eris has an ability to walk through worlds, which helps her as a thief, but has also made her irreplaceable to the ruthless pirate to whom she owes a debt. Forced to work for him, Eris is sent to the palace to steal a royal jewel, however, when she meets Safire, she finds something more valuable– a worthy opponent in her games.
“You’re not that difficult to figure out, princess. Order, routine, control… these are the things that excite people like you. Not spontaneity. Not beaches and sunsets.”
Read more for all of my thoughts on The Sky Weaver!!