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Sunday, November 6, 2016

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Cover Reveal + Review: The Crown's Dog by Elise Kova

Hello all! Today, I'm revealing the cover for the prequel to the Air Awakens series, The Crown's Dog by Elise Kova! The official release was on, November 4th, but whatever. I'll just be fashionably late! Without further ado, lets get started! (Oops, sorrry for the late pub. time! I kinda forgot to schedule it last night...)

Title: The Crown's Dog (Golden Guard #1)
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Author: Elise Kova
Genres: Young Adult, High Fantasy
A coastal summer is turned upside down by a violent murder, and a quest for lost pirate treasure turns into a hunt for the killer.

Jax Wendyll is the crown's dog. As punishment for the unspeakable crimes that tourment him to this day, this life has been conscripted to the Empire Solaris. However, in an Empire afflicted by peace, his duties are relegated to unquestioningly aiding the antics of the youngest prince, Baldair.

Erion Le'Dan, a nobleman's son, expects a quiet summer visit to the Imperial Palace, his only agenda to visit with his unlikely friends. But Jax's discovery the legendary pirate Adela Lagmir's old workroom inspires a hunt for her long lost treasure.

The pursuit of Adela's truth takes the three men to the Imperial summer manor, built along the old pirate mainstays. When Adela's trident is branded into a murdered servant, Prince Baldair's summer amuesment of treasure-hunting becomes a hunt to find the killer. But, as musteries compound, the ghosts of Jax's past may not be the only things haunting them.

About the Author:
Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).
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(PS Here are the pre order links if interested!)
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Okay, you gotta admit, that cover is just gorgeous.

I was originally going to do just the cover reveal but then decided to add my review as well so I don't have two separate posts on The Crown's Dog so on Friday night (the day I drafted the top portion of this post), I read The Crown's Dog so I can write my review. So, here's the review part of this post! Also, please note I got an ARC from the author in exchange for a review.
I think the first thing I'd like to mention before going into the review is that I have actually not read the Air Awakens series yet. I've been meaning to for awhile and I think this prequel series will give me the motive to actually start reading it. *hides from people throwing tomatoes at me* 

Reading this before reading Air Awakens was a bit strange because I usually read the actual series first before reading the prequel because then I can know more about what's going on in the story but with this, I kinda liked not knowing much about it.

This story is told through both Jax and Erion's point of view, before the time of Air Awakens. I really loved the plot and... well, I just loved the whole book.

This plotline almost made me think of a mystery story because Jax, Erion, and Baldair are looking for the murderer of a servant girl with the symbol of the legendary pirate, Adela Lagmir, on her hand. (I think I was sold on this book when I saw pirate in the summary.) I can't wait to read more about Jax, Erion, and Baldair, as well as reading the Air Awakens series!

(PS I'm pretty sure this review is terrible, oh well. My brain feels like mush right now
so bear with me through this kinda-badly-written review that's not very imformative...)

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Anelise is the youngest of the bloggers here. She’s a complete weirdo who loves to read. Aside from reading, music is one of her most favorite things with Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons being two of her favorite artists. Bookwyrming Thoughts is her only blog/residence, but hopes to someday create her own as well. One of her favorite quotes is “I’m young but I’m not stupid.”