Happy Book Birthday to the following new releases:
- Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
- Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen **look out for my stop on the blog tour later this week**
- Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson
- Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner
- Queen’s Edge by Elle Beaumont
- The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
- The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton **look out for my stop on the blog tour later this week**
- The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
Please note, I am only putting descriptions of the non-sequels below (to avoid spoilers). Also, I am linking the above to my reviews of the titles I’ve already read.
Description from Amazon (Dangerous Remedy)
The first in a dazzling, commercial, historical adventure series set in the extravagant and deadly world of the French Revolution. A whirlwind of action, science and magic reveals, with a diverse cast of fearless heroines, a band of rebels like no other.
Camille, a revolutionary’s daughter, leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Morts they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl’s no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she? In a fast and furious story full of the glamour and excesses, intrigue and deception of these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she’s forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.
Description from Amazon (Forged in Fire and Stars)
Ara has always known the legend of the Loresmith: the blacksmith who served alongside the kings and queens of Saetlund, forging legendary weapons to arm warriors and protect the kingdom. She’s been told it’s her fate to inherit the title and become the next Loresmith. But since the monarchy’s downfall in a vicious conquest years before, Ara has never truly believed she would be able to take up her duty.
But when the lost Princess Nimhea and Prince Eamon steal Ara from her quiet life with a mission to retake the throne and return Ara to her place as the Loresmith – Ara’s whole world turns upside down.
Suddenly, Ara must leave her small mountain village and embark on a dangerous adventure where she will uncover new truths about her family’s legacy, and even face the gods themselves. With a mysterious thief as an unexpected companion, and dark forces following their every move, Ara must use all her skills to forge the right path forward – for herself, her kingdom, and her heart.
Description from Amazon (The Betrothed)
When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked – and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.
But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.