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 thHe 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.
Dark of the West 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 Aureli
Beautiful, bittersweet, and lovely, Joanna Hathaway s debut is a gorgeous must read Politics and war, star crossed lovers and secrets held close the story begins gently, carefully, and builds in careful strokes to a crescendo of clashing emotions and vendettas I devoured the story in a matter of a few days, a rarity for me Lengthier review to come In the meantime, add this to your lists
Another unappealing cover of a girl in a dress, woo eye roll Who sends a fighter pilot off to be a spy Does this rebellion not have actual spies for that Lol Oh well, I m curious so hopefully it ll make sense once I read it
I ve read this book several times now, through many different drafts, and every single time I do I m amazed all over again how beautiful, how inspiring, how epic, how well written and gripping and heartbreaking and brilliant this story and Jo are If you love fantasy, you ll adore this book If you love historical fiction, you ll adore this book If you love romance, you ll love this book And NO love triangle Yay If you love friendship, bromance, World War II, fighter planes, horses, balls, queens, [...]
OMG guysis book is so beautiful I had the privilege of reading this book early on in its journey to publication The grand sweep of the story takes you from the skies to a glittering court to a war zone It s lush and evocative, the writing is incredible lyricalI could go on and on Pick this one up, you won t regret it
CAN T WAIT TO READ THIS THE AUTHOR IS AMAZING THE TITLE IS AMAZING THE SYNOPSIS IS AMAZING GIVE IT TO ME NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
the travesty that is this cover i m disappointed
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of Dark of the West, and I absolutely loved it The forbidden love between Athan and Ali is heartbreakingly bittersweet, especially as they are inexorably dragged closer and closer to a war neither of them wants But this book is about than soldiers and star crossed lovers There s also deep friendships, family ties, and shifting political loyalties plenty of intrigue to keep the pages turning Can t wait to see this novel on the shelves in May [...]
The idea of this book sounds amazing But this cover is making me cringe big time.
LOVE LETTERS THE MOST PERFECT BEAUTIFUL LOVE LETTERS IN THIS BOOK I SWEAR I AM TRASH FOR IT.
A The Winner s Curse comp title GIMMMMMMEEEEEEE.
I already know this is going to be epic GIMME NOW heart eyes grabby hands
YA fantasy in a 20th century setting is so rare gimme.
I ve had the pleasure of reading this novel pre publication All I can say is I m in awe of the author s many talents it s hard to believe this is her debut She writes with flourish and confidence, even as she sketches the delicate scenes those that explore the unspoken emotions and unbreakable trust between siblings and true friends with such a light and gentle touch that they leave the reader trembling, wanting to be a part of those scenes.Fighter pilots, princes, princesses, ambassadors and he [...]
Joanna is a master of character development Even the supporting actors jump off the page with life, and I found myself sympathizing with every one of them The characters are very much human, and Joanna shows how delicate and gray morality can be.Her world is beautiful and bright, with just the right streaks of gloom The tension is exciting, the action breathtaking, and the romance contagious.This is not a genre I would usually pick up, but I am very, very much glad I did.
I kept waiting for this to hit it s stride It never did Way too detailed and yet strangely confusing, horrendous secondary characters Violet , all kinds of details that seem diverse and inclusive but then it s all heteronormative ugh that moment when Aurelia worries about how she would please Havis if she actually married him, given his excessive sexual history and her lack thereof she doesn t even like him, why is that sentence even and the one woman in the military disappears off page, and we [...]