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 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 Athans mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced its the work of his old rival, the Queen of EtaniaAurelias mother. Determined to avenge his wifes murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.Athans mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl hes been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening ...
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Dark of the West Reviews
i just heard that my favorite youtuber (not a booktuber at all) helped edit this book and i’m SOLD
We're less than a month away from release (!) and I want to share a few things I've been getting questions about on Instagram:
1) Yes, there will be a map in the final copy! It really helps with tracking the various kingdoms and political games. (ETA: You can now view the map here: http://www.joannachathaway.com/map )
2) This is not a standalone book and the Glass Alliance series will continue beyond Dark of the West! (I recently discovered you can add the sequel here: https://www.goo ...more
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Dark of the West (Glass Alliance #1) by Joanna Hathaway is an unexpected and sprawling debut YA fantasy. The world-building and scope of this novel are grand and point to an incredibly detailed history. The author does a wonderful job of mixing the WWII-esque political elements and classic fantasy elements. Hathaway's cast of characters are also quite intriguing, including the secondary characters, and all are well developed. I pa ...more
OMG guys....this 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 lyrical...I could go on and on. Pick this one up, you won't regret it!
Update: Cover is now model free, yay! A little but tame and standard but that's okay with me lol
Another unappealing cover of a girl in a dress, woo...*eye roll*
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!
I am so terribly behind on reviews, but I thought I'd write up a very quick mini review until I can catch up!
First of all, I have to commend the writing! It's rare I come across a voice as vivid as Athan's in particular (and Aurelia's was fantastic too)! I loved being utterly swept away in their narrative. By the time I finished, I felt like they were beside me - living and breathing - so much so that I felt their pain as my own.
The story is far from your average royalty-based YA book (which d ...more