I’m so sorry that I’ve been pretty much absent since 24in48 ended! I wound up sick almost immediately following, and I’m still in recovery mode. I’m slowly returning to normal, from what we’re fairly sure was flu, and I’ll be back to posting as normal in no time! Thanks for hanging with me guys!!!
Author: Evelyn Skye
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Sora and her gemina, Daemon, are apprentices in the Society of Taigas- warriors who are chosen by the goddess Luna and trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect Kichona. The kingdom has been relatively free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion a decade before, when the now Empress Aki had to fight her twin, Prince Gin, to the death for rule of Kichona. He was letting the power go to his head and was set to lead the kingdom in a dangerous direction. While on a scouting mission in the time leading up to their graduation, Sora and Daemon come up on an encampment that seems a bit off. They make a decision that may change Sora’s life and the life of everyone’s life around her forever.
This is the first book in a new duology from the phenomenal Evelyn Skye (you’ll remember her from my gushing about The Crown’s Game duology!)!! This book was beautiful! I mean that in every way. The cover was beautiful, the writing was beautiful, the plot was beautiful, you get the point. Let me break it down for you, though. Obviously, you can see the cover, and it is even prettier in person (I’m a sucker for a pretty hardcover). The characters were all so well developed. The two main characters, Sora and Daemon, were obviously the most fleshed out, as they are the focal point of the story. The secondary characters, however, also have great stories, were incredibly well developed through the story, and a couple of them actually ended up being some of my favorites. The plot is fresh and new, which is something that I was looking for. It moved along at a great pace, so this long book really read quickly. Honestly, The Crown’s Game duology is one of my absolute favorite series (one that I recommend very often), so I was a little afraid. Trust me when I say that I was not disappointed in the least! I’m just sad I have to wait for the next one to find out what happens now. If you’re looking for a new, fun YA fantasy give this one a try!
I hit 24 hrs just before midnight last night, and made it close to 300 pages in to book #5. Thank you for the support, everyone! It was a blast!
I finished my poetry break at the 19 hour mark, and am on to book #5, and what will likely be my last book of the readathon!
At just over the 18 hour mark, I’ve finished My Lady Jane and am on to book #4!!
At the 10.5 hour mark, I’m starting book number 3!
Just under 6 hours in to 24in48 Readathon and I’ve finished The Silent Patient! It was great! Now, I’m on to book #2: