Lost Crow Conspiracy Book Tour: Review and Giveaway

LOST CROW CONSPIRACY

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About the Book:

Lost Crow CoverTitle: LOST CROW CONSPIRACY (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 2)

Author: Rosalyn Eves

Pub. Date: March 27, 2018

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Pages: 464

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads

 

Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding—and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more.

Anna Arden did not know breaking the Binding would break the world.

Anna thought the Praetheria were on her side, content and grateful to be free from the Binding. She thought her cousin Matyas’s blood sacrifice to the disarm the spell would bring peace, equality, justice. She thought her future looked like a society that would let her love a Romani boy, Gabor.

But with the Monarchy breathing down her neck and the Praetheria intimidating her at every turn, it seems the conspiracies have only just begun.

As threat of war sweeps the region, Anna quickly discovers she can’t solve everything on her own. Now there’s only one other person who might be able to save the country before war breaks out. The one person Anna was sure she’d never see again. A bandit. A fellow outlaw. A man known as the King of Crows. Matyas.

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Final Blood Rose coverTitle: BLOOD ROSE REBELLION (Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 1)

Author: Rosalyn Eves

Pub. Date: March 28, 2017

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Pages: 416

Formats: Hardcover, eBook audiobook

Find it: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksAudibleGoodreads

 

The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

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Review:

If you have read a series before, you know how difficult it can be to review the second book. You have to wonder ahead of time if it is going to fall into the dreaded ‘second book syndrome’ or if it will really feel like a filler book. While I struggled with the first book, I can say that book 2 was better. I felt the writing style, plot, pacing, and development improved from book 1. There were still some slow moments but it overall felt better than Blood Rose Rebellion.

Lost Crow Conspiracy continued to follow Anna, the protagonist of the series. One big takeaway from her adventure and journey through this book is that she really believed her actions were going to cause huge change, as she is an idealist, but that was not the case. While she usually had the best of intentions, her actions caused her to miss her mark. She was still rather naive and believed everything everyone told her, regardless if the reader (me & you) knew it would be a bad idea. As much as it pained me to follow a character like Anna, I was still vested in her journey and wanted to see where it went.

I really am trying not to give too much away. This book did surprised me with additional POV chapters – and I won’t tell you who, you’ll have to read to find out! The author did a good job of asking some thought-provoking questions and the book left me intrigued as to what book 3 will have in store. I’m curious enough to pick it up and finish the series. Do remember that this is not a high-fantasy book so there are not a lot of epic magic battles with dragons and such, but it is a rather enjoyable read.

 

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About Rosalyn:

RosalynRosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking through the splendid landscape of southern Utah, where she lives. She dislikes housework on principle.

She has a PhD in English from Penn State, which means she also endeavors to inspire college students with a love for the English language. Sometimes it even works.

Rosalyn is represented by Josh Adams of Adams literary.

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Giveaway Details:

Giveaway

3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of LOST CROW CONSPIRACY & A Magnet, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

3/5/2018- YA Books Central Interview

3/6/2018- FICTION FARE– Review

3/7/2018- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

3/8/2018- YA and Wine– Review

3/9/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

 

Week Two:

3/12/2018- The Book Nut– Review

3/13/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

3/14/2018- Book Briefs– Review

3/15/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post

3/16/2018- Fiktshun– Review

 

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