Blog Tour – The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**

I’d like to begin by thanking The Fantastic Flying Book Club and the publisher for choosing me to be a part of this tour. Please check out the other stops along the tour for other reviews, playlists, and other fun posts about this book and the author, Kester Grant.

Check out the full tour schedule here!

GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win a copy of THE COURT OF MIRACLES by Kester Grant (US Only)

Starts: June 2nd 2020
Ends: June 16th 2020

Direct Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d9681b86508/

Title The Court of Miracles

Author Kester Grant

Release Date June 2, 2020

Publisher Knopf Children’s

Description from Amazon

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina’s life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father’s fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger–the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh–Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city’s dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice–protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.

Initial Thoughts

Tagged as Les Mis meets Six of Crows, I absolutely knew I had to read this book. I love French history and this book sounded AWESOME.

Some Things I Liked

  • Ocean’s Eleven vibes. I loved the various heists, jobs, and secrets that Nina balanced throughout the story. She was always several steps ahead of everyone and I loved trying to keep up with her.
  • Les Mis was more than just a reference. All of the main characters from the classic work have their roles here. I really enjoyed seeing them repurposed to fit into this setting.
  • FRANCE. Ugh, the setting was so amazing. I love French history and the writing here was so well researched and decadent.
  • Nina and all the boys. Nina was so nonchalant about the fact that all the boys liked her. I loved her attitude about everything. She might be one of my favorite main characters of all time.

Series Value

I can’t wait for the next book. I really enjoyed the way this book wrapped up, but I will be very disappointed if Kester Grant does not write a sequel. These characters have so much more to do and say and I’ll be there when they do.

Final Thoughts

I absolutely loved this book. I highly recommend it. Also, please note, I am writing this in February. I totally put off my March ARCs in favor of reading this June release because it sounded so good!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Recommendations for Further Reading

  • An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley – if you liked the themes of revolution in France but were looking for something with a dash of magic, try this standalone by Addie Thorley.
  • Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble – once again, if you liked the themes of French revolution and the war between classes, try this standalone.
  • Rook by Sharon Cameron – if you liked the setting, French themes, and characters, but, you wanted a more sci-fi / futuristic setting, try this standalone by Sharon Cameron.
  • The Jewel Thief by Jeannie Mobley – if you liked the French setting as well as the many historical elements, definitely check out this new release about the daughter of a diamond cutter during the court of Louis XIV

Author Bio

Kester Grant is a British-Mauritian writer of color. She was born in London, grew up between the UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the tropical island paradise of Mauritius.  As a wanton nomad she and her husband are unsure which country they currently reside in but they can generally be found surrounded by their fiendish pack of cats and dogs.

BOOK LINKS
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33973264-the-court-of-miracles
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XqWqUW
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-court-of-miracles-kester-grant/1129775572;jsessionid=79AA904F0C10AABB412E0F9F3CF26773.prodny_store01-atgap14?ean=9781524772857
iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1484298107
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Court-Miracles-Kester-Grant/9780008254773?ref=grid-view&qid=1586471653842&sr=1-1
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-court-of-miracles-2
Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kester_Grant_The_Court_of_Miracles?id=uuO3DwAAQBAJ

AUTHOR LINKS
Website: https://www.kestergrant.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16344312.Kester_Grant
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kester_grant
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.es/kestergrant/

June 2nd

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

June 3rd

Wishful Endings – Interview
Write, Read, Repeat – Review
Fangirl Pixie Blog – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
A Thousand Words A Million Books – Review + Instagram
A Backwards Story – Review + Favourite Quotes

June 4th

My Bookish Escapades – Spotlight
The Little Mouse That Reads – Review + Playlist
Popthebutterfly Reads – Review
everywhere and nowhere – Review
@womanon – Review

June 5th

A Book Addict’s Bookshelves – Guest post
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review
Heart’s Content – Review + Favourite Quotes
Flipping Through the Pages – Review
Reads and Thoughts – Review

June 6th

L.M. Durand – Interview
Emelie’s Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Books Over Everything – Review
Paws and Paperbacks – Review
Your Words My Ink – Review + Playlist

June 7th

Book-Keeping – Review
Starlight Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
Cafeyre – Review
A Dream Within A Dream – Review
The Perks of Being Noura – Review + Favourite Quotes

June 8th

Utopia State of Mind – Guest Post
The Paperback Voyager – Review
Jessica Writes – Review
Storied Adventures – Review + Favourite Quotes
Cosmic Book Love – Review
Fazila Reads – Review

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