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Friday Reads: Dark Of The West by Joanna Hathaway

THE CANDID COVER  came up with an amazing idea of combining 2 book memes together. Helena and I think this is an amazing and super creative idea to discover new books and to share the ones we love with everyone else!

The Two memes we will be featuring on Fridays will be none other than Book Beginnings, a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. And The Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader. Find any non-spoiler sentence(s) and post. You can also link up your post on Freda’s Voice blog so others can visit you as well. Hope you enjoy❤

 He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Curse in 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.

Author: Joanna Hathaway

Published by: Tor Teen, May 8th 2018

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Format: ARC

Book Beginning:

First Line: “War is no good for the young, or for love.”

Impression: I am intrigued!!! I really can’t wait to start reading more😍

The Friday 56:

“I looked up. I could barely see the tops of the massive tress; some of them seemed to be reaching all the way to the clouds.”

This is from one of the books I’m planning to read this month, a YA Fantasy, it sounds amazing and I really can’t wait to read it😍

Thank you guys so much for stoping by today! What are some of your all time favorite books? Please let me know in the comments below,
Rebeca xo

2 thoughts on “Friday Reads: Dark Of The West by Joanna Hathaway

  1. Ooh I’ve seen this one around, but have yet to really find out what it’s about–it sounds so interesting! I love that first line, also. Definitely keeping my eye out for this one, thanks for sharing!


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