DARK SKIES(DARK SHORES #2) by DANIELLE L. JENSEN BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY

DARK SKIES(DARK SHORES #2) by DANIELLE L. JENSEN BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to participate in the blog tour for Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen hosted by FFBC! It’s the second book in the Dark Shores series but there are new protagonists this time around.

Dark Skies(Dark Shores#2) by Danielle L. Jensen

Publication date: May 5th, 2020 
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 464
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:

A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST
Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides.A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides.

A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test.

A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world.

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– My Thoughts –

You don’t need to read Dark Shores to read Dark Skies as it’s set in a different world with an entirely different cast of characters..well, except one.

In Dark Skies, we follow Teriana’s(from Dark Shores) friend Lydia to a place called Mudamora where there’s politics, Gods, and so many other things at play.

The story begins in Celadon, and during the same timeline as Dark Shores. Lydia escapes from Cel and lands in Mudamora where she comes face-to-face with two dangerous things, only one of them won’t kill her. Killian, marked by the God of war and the commander of his King’s army, meets Lydia during a fight. He saves her life and in return, Lydia repays him by saving him. This is where we stumble into a whole new world; a world where a god would suddenly appear and bestow their ‘gifts’ upon you. The gifts can be healing, fighting, growing things, water breathing, etc.

I love Danielle Jensen’s writing which gets better with every book. I never thought I’d be able to finish this book in a day, but I did. The pacing is wonderful and even though there are so many things happening, you’ll forget your bathroom break and watch(err.. read). There are assassination plots, mysteries, magic, chases, a BLIGHT(Or, a virus. I should’ve included a trigger warning) zombies, evil god, evil army leaders, more evil people, more scheming.. There’s a lot of slashing people, and more darkness.

I loved Lydia and Killian. They were both compassionate, loyal, brave and so very human. When I say ‘human’, I mean that they feel afraid, helpless, anxious considering the fact that they were god marked. The other characters in the book like Malahi, Killian’s mother, brother, Finn were written impeccably well, with just enough context to their characters.

Overall, I would highly recommend this if you love fantasy, great characters, a couple that you’ll root for, magic, politics, intrigue, plot twists, and of course if you loved Dark Shores!

Thanks to the publisher for gifting me an ARC in exchange for an honest review and to FFBC for including me in the blog tour!


– Giveaway – 

Win one copy of DARK SKIES. Enter here. Open to US residents only! Ends on May 19th, 2020

Click this link to see the entire Tour Schedule. Make sure to visit the rest of the tour stops to get more chances to win!


– About the Author –

Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy (Angry Robot), the Dark Shores series (Tor Teen), and The Bridge Kingdom series (Audible Originals). She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her family. Follow her on:
Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

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Thank you for reading! Do you think you’ll read Dark Skies? Have you read Dark Shores or any of the author’s books? I’d love to you thoughts in the comments below! 

WWW Wednesdays #6: Weekly Reading Update

Hi everyoneHappy Wednesday and welcome to my weekly reading update post or the WWW Wednesdays. I have been reading my usual count of books but I’ve been failing to write any blog reviews for them. *sobs* My last blog review was a mini-review post and I have to write so many reviews that I’m in a panic. Hopefully, I’ll be in control soon .

Without any further ado, here’s my weekly reading update post ….


WWW Wednesday: Weekly Reading update
WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
WWW Wednesday #5 :​ Weekly reading update

WWW Wednesday #6 : Weekly Reading update
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

I’m currently listening to the audiobook of Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. I’m easing into it since this is my fourth audiobook but I have high hopes for this one!

WWW Wednesday #5 : Weekly Reading update
Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

I finished reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely yesterday and haven’t been able to pick up a book after that. It’s a Beauty and Beast retelling minus the awesomesauce library but I’m sure you’ll love it.

WWW Wednesday #4 : Weekly Reading update
The Burning by Laura BatesNocturna by Maya MotayneAll We Ever Wanted

After listening to the audiobook, I’m jumping into The Burning by Laura Bates ! After finishing that, I’ll read Nocturna(highly anticipated) and All We Ever Wanted.

All the books except Truly Devious are advanced reader copies provided in exchange for honest reviews.

Thank you for reading

What are you currently reading or finished reading? Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday #4 : Weekly Reading Update

Hi everyoneHappy Wednesday and welcome to my weekly reading update post or the WWW WednesdaysWWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.


WWW Wednesday #1 :​ Weekly reading update

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

The Cold is in her bones

I received this review copy of The Day We Met from the publisher and I’m worried if I’ll like it or not.

Synopsis:Stephanie and Jamie are meant to be. The problem is they’re both with other people…

Stephanie doesn’t believe in fate, true love or living happily ever after. She’s content enough being engaged to Matt. But then she meets Jamie, who understands her more than anyone else ever has.

Jamie is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Helen and believes in everything Stephanie doesn’t. So why does he have such a strong connection with Stephanie?

When Stephanie and Jamie meet one fateful weekend in 2006 it will change everything…

Ten years. Two people. One epic love story.

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The Glass Woman

I finished reading this book about Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians…

I will post a full review soon but I can say that I loved this fantasy!

Reading Next

Small Town Hearts

The Doll FactoryThe Hunting Party

I want to finish reading The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley next, to be followed by Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale and then The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal. All of these are review copies that hve been gifted to me by their publishers .

Thank you for reading

What are you currently reading or finished reading? Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

Hi everyone! I’m back with my fourth Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the Books On My Spring 2019 TBR. Thankfully, I have a big list and I’ve narrowed it down for you in here.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Most of the books listed are review copies gifted by their publishers and some aren’t. While Spring is not my favorite season but I love the books releasing this Spring and here they are:


The Hunting Party
  1.  The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley:  The Hunting Party is the author’s first crime novel and is described as combining elements of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I’m a huge sucker for thrillers so me being “excited” is an understatement.
Finale by Stephanie Garber

 2. Finale(Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber: I liked Caraval but not so much as I did Legendary and the ending made me thirsty for Finale, the third and final book in the trilogy.

Small Town Hearts

3.  Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale: I was provided a review copy for a blog tour and I’m so “hungry” to read it. Get it? Apparently, It has lots of mentions of food *salivating right now*

The Winter of the Witch

4.  The Winter of the Witch(Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden: If you’ve been following my last posts, you might’ve noticed how much I loved Vasya and I’ve been holding back on reading the final book in the trilogy.

Daisy Jones and the six

5.  Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I was so frickin’ happy to get a review copy of Daisy Jones & The Six !

The Doll factory

6.  The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal: The Doll Factory is a debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal and is described as an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession. Sign me up!

the confessions of Frannie Langton

7.  The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins: This is giving me spooky vibes the likes of The Corset and The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

A curse so dark and Lonely

8.  A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer: Another underrated -but highly recommended by some bookstagrammers- series that I’ve added to my cart and on my Goodreads TBR but I’ve never checked it out.

Shades of Magic

9. The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty: The City of Brass has been on my TBR for a while now and this is the perfect time to read both the books in the Daevabad Trilogy.

Muse of Nightmares

10. In the Full Light of the Sun by Clare Clark: This is a historical fiction based on a true story and follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in an art scandal—involving newly discovered van Goghs—that rocks Germany amidst the Nazis’ rise to power.


That’s a wrap on today’s Top Ten Tuesday post featuring Books On My Spring 2019 TBR.

Thank you for reading

What books are you looking forward to reading in the spring? Have you read of the books I’ve listed above ? If you have,then what’s your favourite among them all? If you haven’t, then are any of them on your TBR?  Let me know in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday #3: Weekly Reading Update

Hi everyoneHappy Wednesday and welcome to my weekly reading update post or the WWW Wednesdays. WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.


WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
WWW Wednesday #1 :​ Weekly reading update

The Cold is in her bones

I received this review copy of The Cold is in her Bones from the publisher and I was so excited to get this because this is a Medusa retelling.  Hopefully, I’ll love it  and I will know today because it’s a short read and I’m almost done.

Synopsis: Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe.

Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she’s forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next.

Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself.

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The Glass Woman

I finished reading The Glass Woman recently and I’ll publish a review for it this week.

Synopsis1686, ICELAND. AN ISOLATED, WINDSWEPT LAND HAUNTED BY WITCH TRIALS AND STEEPED IN THE ANCIENT SAGAS.

Betrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson, Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkishólmur. Here, the villagers are wary of outsiders.
But Rósa harbours her own suspicions. Her husband buried his first wife alone in the dead of night. He will not talk of it. Instead he gives her a small glass figurine. She does not know what it signifies.
The villagers mistrust them both. Dark threats are whispered. There is an evil here – Rósa can feel it. Is it her husband, the villagers – or the land itself?
Alone and far from home, Rósa sees the darkness coming. She fears she will be its next victim . . .

Reading Next
     
        The Doll Factory       The Dollmaker     When the sky fell on splendour

 

I want to finish reading The Dollmaker by Nina Allan next, to be followed by The Hunting Party and then The Doll Factory. All of these are review copies that hve been gifted to me by their publishers and I really want to publish my review before the release of The Dollmaker and The Doll Factory.

Thank you for reading

What are you currently reading or finished reading? Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments!