The release of Renée Ahdieh's second novel—The Rose & the Dagger—is just around the corner now (praise be), and to celebrate its release I'm giving away one paperback copy of the first book in the duology—The Wrath & the Dawn. I loved this book so much, not the least because it has one of my favorite literary letters ever. Truly. I quote that last line of Khalid's to myself all the time. So. If you haven't had a chance to read this gem, now is happily the time. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open to those with U.S. or Canadian mailing addresses and will run through Wednesday, April 13th. Good luck!
The first book to make it onto my best books I've read so far this year list was actually a surprise. Thanks to Bridgerton's massive success, Julia Quinn's name is everywhere these days. And I'm chuffed about the whole thing. That said, my Quinn reading up to this point has been sporadic at best. And I'd only read two novels in the actual Bridgerton series. So I decided to rectify that at the beginning of the year by starting with Eloise's story (the fifth in the series) because she is my uncontested favorite of the siblings. I had no idea what her story held, but I knew she would be a compelling lead. I also love the title and the role that letters play in the story. Eloise Bridgerton is tired of everything. She is tired of the endless inane whirl of life among the ton. She is tired of being paraded around and forced to dance and converse with all the wrong men. But most of all she is tired of being suddenly and unexpectedly alone after her best friend Penelo