Twin Daggers Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

Hardcover: 368 Pages
Publisher: Blink (August 25, 2020)

Aissa’s life is a web of carefully constructed lies. She and her twin sister, Zandria, are Magi spies, a magical people most believe to be extinct. And they’re on a mission for revenge. 

This action and adventure spy thriller—a fantasy spin on “Romeo and Juliet” from New York Times bestselling author MarcyKate Connolly—is perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Elly Blake and is about to become your new obsession!

By day, Aissa and Zandra play the role of normal young Technocrats eager to fulfill the duties of their new apprenticeships. By night, they plot their revenge to retake their city from the Technocrats. But then Aissa is given a new mission: find and kidnap the heir to the Technocrat throne, who is rumored to be one of the Heartless—a person born without a working heart who survives via a mechanical replacement—and has been hidden since birth.

Aissa is more likely to be caught than to be successful, but she’s never been one to turn down an assignment, even if the hunt is complicated by a kind Technocrat researcher who is determined to find a cure for the Heartless. But when Zandria is captured by the Technocrats, Aissa will do anything to get her sister back. Even if it means abandoning all other loyalties and missions … and risking everything by trusting her sworn enemies.

Review

The way to pull me into a retelling is to take something classic and make it fantasy. I’ll be immediately intrigued and much less skeptical than I am when I see another fairy tale retelling. And that’s just was Twin Daggers does, it’s an amazing Romeo & Juliette retelling with a fantasy twist. And there’s even kind of a twist on the fantasy element because there’s also spies and it’s kind of an awesome thriller. So yeah, this book has a lot going for it and Connolly handled all of these elements so well!

I love when fantasy books get a slightly futuristic take. It’s kind of my cheating way to add in some sci-fi to my reading since it’s a way to guarantee that I’ll enjoy it (you know, because sci-fi isn’t my favorite genre). And even with all of these twists that I keep mentioning there was one (utmost important) traditional fantasy element that remained: world building. I know some people find world building boring, but for me it’s the most important part of a story! Yeah you can go into a book with non-stop action but without the world building that’s all you get out of it, some action. I, on the other hand, crave the knowledge of what the world I’m reading about is like so that I can not only understand everything that’s talked about but also gain some insights into why the characters are like they are and even perhaps why they take the actions they take. So, long rant short, I really liked that I saw some nice world building throughout this story and it is really one that I think benefitted from the extra details.

But yeah, asides from my salivation over seeing some epic world building, this was a solid story. The characters had such interesting motivation and the magic system was quite unique. Plus, since this is a retelling you still get a sense of familiarity while reading even if some elements are new and surprising.

About the Author

MarcyKate Connolly is a New York Times Bestselling children’s book author and nonprofit marketing professional living in New England with her family and a grumble of pugs. She can be lured out from her writing cave with the promise of caffeine and new books. Twin Daggers is her debut young adult novel, and she’s also the author of several middle grade fantasy novels including Monstrous and Ravenous, and the Shadow Weaver series.

Tour Schedule

Monday, August 24th: @theshybooks

Tuesday, August 25th: Moonlight Rendezvous and @moonlight_rendezvous

Wednesday, August 26th: Hallie Reads and @h.szott

Thursday, August 27th: Storied Adventures and @storied.adventures

Friday, August 28th: @fearyourex

Monday, August 31st: @hooked.by.books

Wednesday, September 2nd: YA It’s Lit and @ya.its.lit

Wednesday, September 2nd: @thereadingroom444

Thursday, September 3rd: @amanda.the.bookish

Monday, September 7th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Wednesday, September 9th: @a_bookish_dream

Thursday, September 10th: @ifcatscouldread

Monday, September 14th: @the.magicalpages

Wednesday, September 16th: @bookswithmeg

Instagram Giveaway

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🍁 b o o k t o u r & g i v e a w a y 🍁 The way to pull me into a retelling is to take something classic and make it fantasy. I'll be immediately intrigued and much less skeptical than I am when I see another fairy tale retelling. And that's just was Twin Daggers does, it's an amazing Romeo & Juliette retelling with a fantasy twist. And there's even kind of a twist on the fantasy element because there's also spies and it's kind of an awesome thriller. So yeah, this book has a lot going for it and Connolly handled all of these elements so well! (Full review on my blog, link in bio!) 🍁 QOTD Would you be a Capulet or a Montague? 🍁 By day, Aissa and Zandria play the role of normal young Technocrats eager to fulfill the duties of their new apprenticeships. By night, they plot their revenge to retake their city from the Technocrats. But then Aissa is given a new mission: find the heir to the Technocrat throne, who is rumored to be one of the Heartless, and kidnap her. Born without a working heart, the Heartless survive with a mechanical replacement. 🍁 Aissa is more likely to be caught than to be successful, but she's never been one to turn down an assignment, even if the hunt is complicated by a kind Technocrat researcher who is determined to find a cure for the Heartless. But when Zandria is captured by the Technocrats, Aissa will do anything to get her sister back. Even if it means abandoning all other loyalties–and missions–and deciding whether or not it's worth risking everything on getting help from her sworn enemies. 🍁 Win a copy of Twin Daggers! 🍁 To Enter: -Follow ME @ya.its.lit -Answer the QOTD and comment DONE to let me know you’re entering! 🍁 Extra Entries: -Tag some friends! (Each tag is 1 extra entry) 🍁 ▪︎Open US only ▪︎This sweepstakes is not sponsored by Instagram 🍁 #TwinDaggers #YAfantasy #youngadult #tlcbooktours #yabooks #yalit #yabookstagram #yaitslit #yareads #bookbloggerslife #bookreviewer #bookstagram #yafantasy #booknerd #bookreviewblog #instabooklovers #yacommunity #bookishlove #hereforthebooks #bookbloggersofig #readingislife #fortheloveofreading #bookphotography #newreads #bookishmerch #bookpic #bookishphotography #bookaesthetic

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2 thoughts on “Twin Daggers Tour – Review & Giveaway”

  1. I am such a fan of retelliings in general, but this sounds like something I’d really love. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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