Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hey, It's A Blog Tour for "The Blood of Kings" by Nya Jade

 by Nya Jade
Book 2, in The Phoebe Pope Series
"The Blood of Kings"
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal. 406 pages.
Price: $3.99 ebook (at time of post)
Book Link: Click Here
According to the press, Phoebe Pope and teen movie star Colten Chase are no longer an item—which is just how the happy new couple like it. And yet there’s trouble in paradise . . .
Phoebe is haunted by dreams that show her things she can’t possibly know about—including a pact between Colten and a wanted assassin. In the daylight, she struggles to keep a newly emerging power hidden, even as her hands itch to wield it.
Meanwhile, in the wake of their escape from a Vigo crèche, Phoebe and her fellow Hyphas study under lock and key at the Campus Below. As the foursome wait to see who among them will fulfill the prophecy, someone dear to Phoebe is kidnapped by a powerful Vigo determined to use her to spy on the Shaper royalty. When the Hyphas are called to the Royal Court, Phoebe refuses to heed warnings of imminent danger for she will do whatever it takes to rescue her loved one.
But once at court, nothing is as it first appears. A sinister force controls some royals, while others whisper behind closed doors about forbidden alliances. And as Phoebe draws on her courage to complete the task set by her enemy, she makes a startling discovery—one that upends her father’s memory.
With dangerous conspiracies surfacing, Phoebe must uncover what the Royal Shapers really want from her, and decide whether there’s room for Colten in her unraveling life.
My Rating:  πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
My Thoughts: Definitely Trouble In Paradise.
         This novel is the second book on the series and I highly suggest reading the first novel before reading this story. Compared to the first novel I'd say this book has about 4x as many surprise and Omg moments. Oh and the ending FYI is just mean, not in a bad way, just in a teasing cliffhanger cause now I want more, like right now!
        Trying to keep their relationship out of the press so no outside drama can interfere, Colten and Phoebe, have "broken up" amicable of course. So when Phoebe finds herself dreaming of Colten and others she loves, she begins to worry that a new power may be manifesting as her conversion draws near. For Phoebe and her fellow Hyphas, their conversion has sparked a special occasion as it is tied to a special prophecy. The Royal Shapers have summoned them to court, where instead of support the Four find lies, whispers, and   a secret. To survive Phoebe must once again discover who her true allies are and which are the enemies. 
        Overall, great sequel that makes me want more! I'm definitely hooked on this series, because I just like Phoebe. She loves to be simple, but lives in a totally complicated world. I am super pissed at the death in this novel that got me crying, so I'm hoping that person perhaps didn't really get killed by the evil Immortal One. But anyways, I'm glad this book offered more of the Four because they need to start working together with they crazy cool powers, and not sure how they'll reunite but when they do it'll great. Also still not a huge fan of Colten but at least he's trying to be more helpful this time around, though not sure how as you'll see where they all end up. Seriously need to know the next part of the now. 
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"The Year of Four" 
(Book #1)- Click Here
Price$0.99 (at time of post)
My Rating:  πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
My Thoughts:  Shapers vs. Vigos!
          It's been a while that a book had engrossed me and this plot has obviously been well crafted. The introduction into a new world of shapeshifter hidden but living among humans while maintaining their hierarchy, social networks, history and secrets is fascinating fiction. The female lead is strangely relatable and had found herself in this shaper world, but not really part of it, until awful things happened and action was required.
          Deciding to enroll in the prestigious Green Lane Academy, after the death of her father, Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope should be excited to begin a new phase over life. The school not only hosts a top notch academic environment, but is a cover for the Campus Below which is a shape-shifters spy academy. Having two schedules for classes above and below is hard to keep up with, especially when per. Admins instructions extra training is added to bring her and others up to date on shifter ways. However, circumstances at the school begin to change as the tutors lessons become less hypothetical and the enemy they all fear comes too near. Even covering up the issues from below campus becomes a balancing act for Phoebe, whose life is now more than a little scrutinized thanks to her new crush teen heartthrob actor Colten Chase. So as the pressure from a prophecy begins to build and the enemy comes closer and closer still, Phoebe faces the hard task of deciding who she can trust and who is the liars amongst allies. 
          Overall, great young adult shifter read. Honestly, I think this is my first YA shifter read that was purely all about shifters. As a first novel in a series this book definitely opened up the setting and world to me perfectly. I'm just sad I can't see one of the conversion take place. Though the author does sprinkle in an illustration after a chapter or two. Now my favorite characters are Phoebe (obviously) and Hayley, got love having a bff relationship. Phoebe is the lead girl the heroine, she's also all about photography so no matter what she awesome. Hayley is Phoebe opposite and all things girly so she helps Phoebe embrace everything, including opening herself to liking Colten. I'm excited for the next novel especially since the story was building and the Four are definitely special. So if you like animal shifters who are training to be spy's against their enemies who hunt humans as  energy source, this book will peak your interest. 
Author's Bio
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Nya Jade has enjoyed a fun career as a singer-songwriter. Her music videos have aired on the Vh1, BET and MTV networks and she’s opened for some of the biggest names in music. Nya’s music has also received recognition in major publications, including USA Today and the LA Times. She took a break from writing and performing music to write The Year of Four, her first YA novel. When she isn’t writing, Nya can be found hanging out with family and friends, reading or bargain hunting for her next pair of funky shoes. Nya lives with her family in California.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Rae! Thank you so much for taking part in my Xpresso Book Tour! I truly appreciate your taking the time to read both books in my Phoebe Pope series. And I'm so thrilled to know that you loved them. Thank you so much for the fantastic reviews! I'm honored. Warm wishes, Nya