Sunday, April 29, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Shadow Call (Kaitan Chronicles #2) by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller

Book Blurb:

SHADOW CALL (Kaitan Chronicles #2) by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller

Pub. Date: April 17, 2018

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 432

His throne. Her rebellion. Their war.

Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy’s royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it—and him.

Nev’s feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. When it comes to Qole, he knows one thing: he’d do anything to stay with her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. To become the royal she might hate.

As for Qole, she would never have imagined herself as the leader of a rebellion. Despite that, she soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It’s time to answer the call, even if it kills her.

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My Review:

4.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Mystery, Space, Supernatural, Survival, Suspense, Teen--

"There are very few certainties in the systems, Captain, but I promise you, this is one. I will hope for you, I will fight for you, till my last breath."

After barely surviving the "helpful testing" of Nev's empire, Qole just wants to try and piece together her life, continue shadowing fishing, helping her brother heal from the physical and emotional damage he suffered and spend her last few years with shadow poisoning as well as she can. Nev is trying to wrap his mind around what his father was willing to do, what consists of the greater good, and the fact the life he trained for has now been ripped away. But Qole and Nev have no idea that they are not free, they may never get to be free, and instead they are being hunted for more reasons than they know. War is coming...

Keep in mind that this is book 2 in a series that HAS to be read in order, don't pick this up without first having read Shadow Run because pretty much nothing will make sense. Shadow Call picks up just a few days or so after the dramatic events that ended Nev's life as he knew it, causing the upheaval of an empire and a dangerous search. I am so glad that I waiting to read Shadow Run until I had Shadow Call in my grabby hands because I am sure that I would have forgotten so many little, super important details. The story is so complex I definitely didn't want to miss a crucial detail- or an intense stolen moment between a former prince and a surly captain...

I think that Shadow Call was even better than Book 1 Shadow Run, no sophomore slump here. In Shadow Run we get a lot of world building, establishing characters, burgeoning relationship dynamics and the underlying plot of dissension and unrest. In Shadow Call, there was no slow build, instead we are thrown right back into the action and court intrigue. Oh, and the action was out of this world (hehe, sorry I couldn't help it!). The crew is thrown into one death-defying encounter after another, be it flying through space, battling enemies or just trying to make a living catching shadow. I flew through the pages in the book because I was afraid I might miss something important if I put it down- this is for sure a binge books, clear your schedule because you will not want to stop once you jump in.

So guys, this is not the end for the crew, instead the conflict is still just building. There were some pretty intense battles and alliances that were made in this story, some great new characters show up, as well some swoon-worthy yet painful confessions, but this is not the end. There will be more brewing and I for one will be there to watch...and I am betting on Nev and Qole. I highly recommend this gritty YA Space Opera (yeah, I just learned that this is a space opera, and what a space opera is as well). Now is the perfect time to jump into this world.

I am voluntarily reviewing an advance, complimentary copy of this book.

Catch up on the series with Book 1 Shadow Run

Book Blurb:

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can't resist her, even if her ship is an antique.

As for Nev, he's a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary.

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they're more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive.

Nev's mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she'll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power--and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.

Read my 4 Star review of Shadow Run HERE

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Author Bios:

ADRIANNE STRICKLAND and MICHAEL MILLER met in their hometown of Palmer, Alaska, where they agreed on 99% of book taste and thus decided to write together. Adri spends her summers as a commercial fisherwoman in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and the rest of the year writing. Michael grew up off the grid in a homestead in Alaska and now works in IT and tech. This is their second book together.

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4/2/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview

4/3/2018- Wonder StruckReview

4/4/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert - Review

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4/12/2018- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt

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