Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Memes: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Beginning:
I pluck at the crimson tunic, tenting the lightweight linen away from my sticky skin.
Friday 56:
"Griffin will punish you for that."

She sounds so sure that something sour unfurls in my stomach. 
This week I am reading A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. I got this review book from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER...
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT


Catalia "Cat" Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.

Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.

11 comments:

  1. I love the idea of divining the truth from the lies. Sounds like an amazing power. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. She sounds incredibly scorched in that beginning. Must be having a heatwave too. 😊
    Happy weekend!

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  3. Sounds like a good one and I like the cover!

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  4. I have this on my kindle and need to read and review it this weekend....here's my Friday meme

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  5. I think being able to discern the truth from lies is a great gift.
    Have a great weekend.

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  6. I agree with all the comments, sounds great. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for visiting me.

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  7. This kind of reading is a little out of my league, but it sounds like it would be a story one could not get out of their head.

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  8. Awesome cover and love the meme idea!

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