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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway

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

Dark of the West (Glass Alliance #1)

by Joanna Hathaway
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: February 5th 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

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Synopsis:
He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Cursein Joanna Hathaway’s Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.
Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.
Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.
Favorite Quotes
Expectations can be worked around but loyalty is what you die for.
Loyalty is deeper than blood.
Nothing is gained without sacrifice.

 

Joanna was born in Montréal and is an avid storyteller who was inspired to write after reading her great-grandfather’s memoirs of the First World War. A lifelong history buff, she now has shelves filled with biographies and historical accounts, and perhaps one too many books about pilots. She can often be found reading, traveling, or riding horses.
Her debut novel, DARK OF THE WEST (Tor Teen, February 5th, 2019), is the first in a WWII-infused fantasy series of forbidden love and deadly revenge.

Review of Dark of the West

Review (4 Stars):  This story absolutely swept me away.  I loved the romance aspect of the two characters that were supposed to be enemies but found love in each other’s arms.  Dark of the West is a beautifully written story of love, loss and sacrifice when everything you know is being torn apart by the war that is going on around them.  This book is the first in a brand new series and I’m already hooked on these memorizing characters.  Can’t wait to read book number two!!

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 5th

FEBRUARY 6th

Wishful Endings – Guest Post
Book-Keeping – Review
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Posts

FEBRUARY 7th

Dazzled by Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Maddie.TV – Review
My Bookish Escapades – Review + Favourite Quotes

FEBRUARY 8th

NovelKnight – Guest Post
Samodivas – Review

FEBRUARY 9th

Oh Hey! Books. – Interview
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Nerd Faction – Review

FEBRUARY 10th

Book Slaying – Review + Favourite Quotes
A Bookish Dream – Review

FEBRUARY 11th

The SecretReader – Review + Playlist

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