Blog Tour Review – The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz

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Hello bookish friends! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. I hope you get to meet Kalen, Cirrus and Luna, and fall in love with them as much as I did. Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour and join the giveaway at the end.

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The King’s Questioner
Nikki Katz
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: January 14th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

From Nikki Katz, the author of The Midnight Dance , comes The King’s Questioner, an epic YA fantasy featuring royal drama, dark magic, and a secret that could topple a kingdom.

Kalen is a mental picklock, able to access a person’s memories and secrets by touch. His skills make him the perfect questioner to the king, and he spends his days interrogating prisoners of the crown.

But when Kalen’s estranged childhood friend, Prince Cirrus, falls into a sudden coma, the king begs Kalen to intervene. By accessing Cirrus’s mind, Kalen saves his life—and uncovers a terrifying secret. The prince has a sister, banished long ago, and she is the key to the destruction or survival of the kingdom.

With the help of Cirrus and a silver-haired thief named Luna, Kalen must find the princess and bring her home. Or risk death at the hands of his king.

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A Thrilling Fantasy  with Plenty of Adventure, Magic & Mayhem, 

and A Sweet Romance 

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The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz is a thrilling YA fantasy story filled with adventure, magic, drama, and plenty of thrills that will keep readers enthralled until the very last page.

Kalen has a rare ability that allows him to access someone’s personal memories with a touch. His gift (or curse as he likes to call it) makes him a valuable asset to the king and the perfect questioner to prisoners of the crown. When Kalen discovers a secret that could either destroy or save the kingdom, he sets out on a mission to find the prince’s younger sister who was banished a long time ago. Will Kalen succeed in figuring out the truth about the princess and safely bring her home?

The premise for this book intrigued me from the very beginning and I’m happy to say that overall, this is an enjoyable and entertaining YA fantasy tale. Even though the beginning chapters are a bit slow for me, there are elements of the story that I found interesting enough to keep me reading and I’m so happy I did. The story picks up quite nicely, the characters are absolutely adorable, and the storyline is thrilling, twisty, and just so much fun! I enjoyed the world-building, the magic, the drama, the suspense, the action, and the twists and surprises. I love the dynamic between Kalen, Luna and Cirrus and seeing them all grow to become better friends is so heartwarming. There’s even a little romance, but I won’t get into details and ruin the fun for you. It’s definitely cute and swoony and just enough to keep you wanting more. I have to say, there are a few minor flaws, some awkward scenes towards the end, and the conclusion just seemed a bit too rushed. However, those didn’t really take away much from the story and all in all, I truly had a great time reading this book and going on an epic adventure with Kalen, Luna, and Cirrus. Definitely going to miss those three and of course, Reign too.

With an engaging storyline, interesting and loveable characters you’ll root for with all your heart, and an exciting adventure you won’t want to end, The King’s Questioner is a must-read fantasy book that will surely thrill plenty of readers. Nikki Katz has created such a fun and fascinating tale filled with danger, action, secrets, magic, friendship, loyalty, and so much more. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend you add this on your TBR!

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher and Xpresso Book Tours for participating in a Book Blog Tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Nikki Katz is an author and editor living in sunny San Diego with her three children. With a BS in aerospace engineering, Nikki first put her writing skills to use publishing four nonfiction books. She moved on to writing young adult fiction, her favorite genre to read as well. The Midnight Dance is her debut novel.

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January 13th
Kimber Li >> Top 10 List
It’s a Book Life >> Excerpt
cupcakesandbookshelves >> Excerpt
On My Bookshelf >> Review

January 14th
Viviana MacKade >> Guest post
Character Madness and Musings  >> Top 10 List
Movies, Shows, & Books >> Excerpt
Mythical Books >> Excerpt
Sincerely Karen Jo >> Review
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review

January 15th
Suzy’s Book Shelf  >> Excerpt
Jazzy Book Reviews  >> Excerpt
Angel Leya >> Excerpt
ACME Teen Books – Kids and YA Too! >> Review
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview

January 16th
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Guest post
So Many Books, So Little Time >> Review
Tien’s Blurb >> Review

January 17th
Cranky TBC >> Review
Moonlight Rendezvous >> Review
Treestand Book Reviews >> Review

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Tour-wide giveaway (US only)
Prize: Print copy of The King’s Questioner

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Ends January 23, 2020

Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251233487/

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies! Hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget to add this book on your TBR!

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Blog Tour Review – Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga

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Hello sweeties and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. I think this book is amazingly unique, enthralling, and such a fascinating fantasy romance. I can’t wait for you to meet Briony, Alder, and Izzie and join them on an exciting and magical adventure. Remember to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to join the giveaway.

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Publisher: Entangled Teen

Expected Publication: October 1, 2019

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Format: Paperback 350 pages

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Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything.

Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.

But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow.

And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past…and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley.

Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love.

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A beautifully written, spellbinding, and wildly imaginative tale 

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Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga is an imaginative and spellbinding tale that captivated me until the very last page. It’s fascinating, atmospheric, thrilling and absolutely wonderful.

I’ve read one other book by Duga, The Kiss of the Royal, and absolutely loved that so I was really looking forward to reading this. While I didn’t completely fall head over heels in love with this book, I think Duga has created a magical and unique story that is charming, surprising, and a lot of fun. It’s enticing in its own way, entertaining enough, and definitely shines.

Duga’s mesmerizing storytelling effortlessly transport readers into an enchanting and fantastical world that is filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. Reading this story was such an interesting, unique, and delightfully fun experience. I felt like I was part of the narrative as one of the characters and I really enjoyed it. The prose is absolutely beautiful and the concept is so creative. The world-building is fabulous and I loved the detailed and lush descriptions of the setting and sceneries. It honestly felt like I was there at Firefly Valley exploring the Smoky Mountains, hiking the trials, and going on a fun adventure. I think Duga perfectly mixes intrigue, suspense, action, light drama, humor, and romance. The pacing is smooth and the plot is engaging and has quite a few twists and surprises. The ending feels just right, but I definitely expected an epilogue.

With their own charm and quirks, the characters undeniably captured my heart. I thought they’re well-rounded, relatable, and realistic. Briony is a fantastic heroine. She’s caring, determined and does not give up so easily. Alder is sweet, brave, and will do anything to protect Briony. I adore them both as individuals and swooned over their heartwarming and cute romance. Izzie is a wonderful best friend and I love her feisty personality, loyalty, and protective nature. The mythical creatures are really fascinating and I enjoyed meeting them all. I do have a favorite, but I don’t want to spoil anything so I’m just going to say that some of those creatures are quite impressive. Duga’s imagination and talent is simply remarkable and this magical story truly comes alive.

Lindsey Duga takes readers on an exciting journey in this dazzling fantasy romance story. Glow of the Fireflies is beautifully written, engrossing, and wildly imaginative. With breathtaking imagery, lovely setting, loveable characters, magnificent creatures, a sweet romance, and an engaging plot with plenty of fun surprises, this uniquely enthralling tale satisfies, thrills, and is a delight to read. Definitely recommend you add this book on your TBR.

I received an advance reader copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review and for participating in a blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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September 23rd

September 24th

Kait Plus Books – Guest Post
The Lovely Books – Review
Bookmark Lit – Review

September 25th

One in a Million – Official Playlist
Milky Way of Books – Review
Book-Keeping – Review
Discover Elysian – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 26th

A Court of Coffee and Books  Review + Favourite Quotes
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Slaying – Review
Sincerely Karen Jo – Review

September 27th

Bookish Looks – Official Dream Cast
The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes + Video Interview
Novel Nerd Faction – Review + Playlist

September 28th

DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading – Review + Favourite Quotes
Bookishly Nerdy – Review
Book Briefs – Review

September 29th

Never Too Many To Read – Review + Character Interview
The Reading Faery – Review + Favourite Quotes
Hauntedbybooks – Review
Port Jericho – Review
To All The Books I’ve Read Before – Review + Dream Cast + Playlist
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Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.

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Two Silver Prizes (Runner-Up Prizes-US only)
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Amazon Gift Card $10

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Thanks for stopping lovelies. I hope you have a wonderful and magical day!

Until next time, take care, happy reading, and lots of love! Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour and add this book on your TBR.

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