In Once a King by Erin Summerhill (released on December 4, 2018), a young king searches for a way to save his kingdom. This is undoubtedly a swoon-worthy spin-off of Summerhill’s Ever the Hunted and Ever the Brave that puts Aodren and Lirra on center-stage – amidst political intrigue and growing strife.
Aodren is a lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy. Lirra is a girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams. For twenty years, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren wants to end the bloody divide and unite his kingdom. But decades of hatred can’t be overcome by issuing decrees, and rumors of a deadly Channeler-made substance are only fueling people’s fears. Lirra has every reason to distrust Aodren. Yet when he asks for help to discover the truth behind the rumors, she can’t say no. With Lirra by his side, Aodren sees a way forward for his people. But can he rewrite the mistakes of the past before his enemies destroy the world he’s working so hard to rebuild?
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Released on December 4, 2018, Ever the Brave by Erin Summerhill is the riveting sequel to the romantic fantasy adventure Ever the Hunted. It promises to appeal audiences who enjoy fantasy, themes of good versus evil, and romantic conflicts.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta dreams of a peaceful life in her childhood home with Cohen. But her powers created an accidental tether between Britta and Aodren, a bond she cannot sever that is pulling her away from the man she loves. Cohen’s only desire is to protect Britta from harm. But how can he do that when his hunt for the Channeler responsible for controlling the king prevents him from staying by Britta’s side? Aodren has spent a year in the thrall of a manipulative Channeler and must now focus on leading Malam out of the darkness, even though he can’t stop thinking about Britta and the bond that draws them together. As Britta, Cohen, and Aodren face the sinister forces that threaten Malam from within and without, Britta learns that there are those who would use her power for evil designs. If she cannot find a way to harness her magical ability, her life-as well as her country-may be lost. The stakes are higher than ever as Britta fights to protect her kingdom and her heart in this thrilling fantasy adventure.
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“With a resourceful and cunning heroine, a compelling and nuanced romance, and a truly fascinating system of magic, Ever the Hunted ensnared me from the very first pages. Absolutely marvelous.” – Sarah J. Maas, New York Times (bestselling author of the Throne of Glass books).
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerhill was released on November 17, 2017, ad while I didn’t pick this one up right away, it was most certainly worth the read – because Ever the Hunted is overflowing with potential, including a fascinating world, intriguing characters, and an adventure with plenty of thrilling twists and turns will keep readers turning pages long into the night.
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer. However, it’s not so simple. The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved, who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.
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Everyone in my family (and all of my friends) knows that I love to read, and so finding a couple books under the Christmas tree is a pretty sure thing! I am so excited to dive into these books (in fact, I’ve already read Sea Witch by Sarah Henning and I quite enjoyed it)!
Below, you’ll find a breakdown of the books I received from friends and family as gifts, including links to their listings on Indigo!
- Ever the Brave by Erin Summerhill (Release Date: December 5, 2017)
- Educated by Tara Westover (Release Date: February 20, 2018)
- Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (Release Date: July 31, 2018)
- Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Release Date: August 28, 2018)
- The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell (Release Date: October 5, 2018)
- Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Release Date: November 6, 2018)
- Fire & Heist by Sara Beth Durst (Release Date: December 4, 2018)
- The Storm Crow (ARC) by Kalyn Josephson (Release Date: July 9, 2019)