Friday, April 29, 2016

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: Soldier (Talon #3) by Julie Kagawa

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on the SOLDIER blog tour!

Warning: There be dragons ahead.

 Like this...

And this...

And even this...

~ About the Book ~

Series: Talon #3
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication: April 26, 2016
By: HarlequinTEEN

A fighter dedicated to saving humankind from dragons in strictest secrecy.

That was what Garret Xavier Sebastian thought he was part of as a soldier of the Order of St. George. What he learned from a fiery dragon hatchling twisted all he believed in and set him on a collision course with certain death-but not without a chance to put things right.

Betrayed and on the run again, Ember and rogue dragon Riley discover an unthinkable truth about Talon and St. George. They'll need Garret's skills and insider knowledge of the Order to negotiate an impossible deal-and if they fail, there will be no way to stop all-out war.

~ My Thoughts ~

The picture does not do the cover justice. At all. When I received my copy in the mail a few weeks ago, I spent a good 5 minutes just staring at the cover and another 5 minutes petting it, running my fingers across the raised links, and mentally preparing myself for what was coming. I'm a dork like that. Sorry not sorry.

In this installment of the Talon Saga, which is all about Garret--not that I'm complaining-- everything is amped up: the action, the intensity, the danger, and especially the love triangle. 

Garret and Riley are basically like...

While Ember is like...

We learn a lot more about The Order, as well as what Talon's real plan for the dragons is. 
Hint: It's not to live by the sea and frolick in the autumn mist in a land called Honali. No, Talon is all about world domination.  

I'm no stranger to Julie Kagawa and her evil cliffhangers. (The Eternity Cure ending very nearly killed me.) And the end of Soldier had me like...

~ About The Author  ~

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.

When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.

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Tour Schedule:

Week 1:
4/18: Step Into Fiction - Review
4/19: The Irish Banana Review - Dragon Makeup
4/20: Across the Universe - Review
4/21: The Cover Contessa - Julie's Dragons
4/22: Vi3tbabe - Review

Week 2:
4/25: Star-Crossed Book Blog - Review
4/26: Wonderland Novels - Dream Casting
4/27: The Quiet Concert - Review
4/28: Take Me Away to a Great Read - Fashion Board
4/29: Jenuine Cupcakes - Review

~ Giveaway ~
1 set of TALON, ROGUE & SOLDIER (US Only)

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