Hi everyone and welcome to my stop on the Dark Skies book tour hosted by The FFBC! I hope you enjoy my review and if interested in a copy for yourself be sure to enter the giveaway!
Title: Dark Skies(Dark Shores #2)
by Danielle L. Jensen
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: May5th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST
Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of themost powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to thefar side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where herburgeoning powers are sought by both sides.
A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE
Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under thedominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword tothe kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up ina web of political intrigue that will put his oath–and his heart–to the test.
A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE
With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strikea bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended anddisastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyaltiesquestioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realizesweeps across the world.
So I just want to start off by saying I read Dark Shores (book numero uno) and loved it! So I was very excited going into book 2. Although this is technically the second book in the series it can be read first as Dark Shores and Dark Skies take place at the same time just with different people.
Dark Skies follows Lydia and Killian as circumstances cause their two paths to crash together. We flip back and forth between the twos perspective so we get a good look into each one’s thoughts. Lydia goes through some exponential growth as her journey pulls her into a world full of magic and bloodshed. She was q great MC and I loved everytime it switched to her POV.
The pace was absolutely perfect in this! I was able to finish it in two days( would have been one if my 4 year old didnt require my constant services🤣❤) and I am so excited for the third and final installment. I did enjoy Dark Skies more so than Dark Shores. I really loved Lydia and Killians characters. The romance in this was way more easy to root for and we really get to dive more into all the fine details regarding the magic systems and the Gods and whatnot. And there was plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat!
I am giving this a 4 out of 5 stars!
Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy (Angry Robot), theDark Shores series (Tor Teen), and The Bridge Kingdom series (AudibleOriginals). She lives inCalgary, Alberta with her family.
Prize: Win (1) of (4) copies of DARK SKIES by Danielle L. Jensen (US Only)Starts: May 5th2020Ends: May 19th2020
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