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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Giveaways, Review, Young Adult / Leave a Comment

 

 

About the Book

Title: COURTING DARKNESS (Courting Darkness Duology #1)

Author: Robin LaFevers

Pub. Date: February 5, 2019

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 160

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Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.
As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?

About the Author

Robin LaFevers was raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s mythology, and 19th century poetry. It is not surprising she grew up to be a hopeless romantic.

Though she has never trained as an assassin or joined a convent, she did attend Catholic school for three years, which instilled in her a deep fascination with sacred rituals and the concept of the Divine. She has been on a search for answers to life’s mysteries ever since.

While many of those answers still elude her, she was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living happily ever after with him in the foothills of southern California.

In addition to writing about teen assassin nuns in medieval Brittany, she writes books for middle grade readers, including the Theodosia books and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series. You can learn more about those books at www.rllafevers.com.

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Review of Courting Darkness

Review (4.5 Stars):  I was absolutely mesmerized by Courting Darkness and its bad-ass cast of characters.  I’m relatively new to the series but I instantly connected to Sybella as she followed through with her dangerous mission to save the family that she loves.  This story was dark yet beautifully written and I was absolutely lost with these courageous characters.  This is the first book in a new duology and I desperately want the next book now.  I can’t wait to see what happens next and see how things play out for them.

The Tour Hosts

Week One

1/21/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

1/22/2018- Fiction Fare– Review

1/23/2018- YA Books Central– Excerpt

1/24/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

1/25/2018- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Review

Week Two

1/28/2019- Colorimetry– Review

1/29/2019- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

1/30/2019- A Gingerly Review– Review

1/31/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review

2/1/2019- Novel Novice– Excerpt

Week Three

2/4/2019- Lisa Loves Literature– Review

2/5/2019- Flyleaf Chronicles– Review

2/6/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

2/7/2019- A Backwards Story– Review

2/8/2019- Jena Brown Writes– Review

Week Four

2/11/2019- Nerdophiles– Review

2/12/2019- Book-Keeping– Review

2/13/2019- Eli to the nth– Review

2/14/2019- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

2/15/2019- Book Briefs– Review

 

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