Oct 06 2019

Blog Tour & Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela

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Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1)

by Nina Varela
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: October 1st 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT
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After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will.
Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier.
Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.
Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.

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Favorite Quotes

He also knew how much she wanted what she wanted: Hesod’s daughter’s blood on her hands.

Love brought nothing but death.

Justice was a god, and Ayla didn’t believe in childish things.  She believed in blood.




About the Author

Nina Varela is a nationally awarded writer of screenplays and short fiction. She was born in New Orleans and raised on a hippie commune in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent most of her childhood playing in the Eno River, building faerie houses from moss and bark, and running barefoot through the woods. These days, Nina lives in Los Angeles with her writing partner and their tiny, ill-behaved dog. She tends to write stories about hard-won love and young people toppling the monarchy/patriarchy/whatever-archy. On a related note, she’s queer. On a less related note, she has strong feelings about hushpuppies and loves a good jambalaya. CRIER’S WAR is her first novel.
You can find Nina at any given coffee shop in the greater Los Angeles area, or at www.ninavarela.com.

Review of Crier’s War

Review: (4 Stars):  Crier’s War was an intriguing story of love and acceptance.  Ayla wants desperately to avenge her family’s death by killing the daughter of the man that ordered the raid on her village.  What she soon discovers is that the person that she plans on killing isn’t much different than herself.  Together, they learn that they may have to go to war to protect the people that they care about and stop the evil that is planning to take it all over.

I liked this book and instantly connected to Ayla.  She had nothing left to lose and wanted revenge for everything that happened to her family.  I loved how she connected to Crier and realized that they had more in common than she originally thought.  Very interesting story and has a lot of themes that are relevant in today’s political climate. Can’t wait to read what she puts out next.


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