Raven and Dove Tour – Review, Favorite Quotes, & Giveaway

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About the Book

The Raven and the Dove (The Raven and the Dove #1)
by Kaitlyn Davis
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Release Date: March 9th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings

She wished she could see them fly, though all the different houses, because she longed for something new.

Kaitlyn Davis

Four fates collide in this avian-inspired, epic fantasy retelling of Tristan and Isolde perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!

A princess longing to be free…

On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana Aethionus knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky waiting at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last thing she expects to find is a raven prince locked in a death match with a dragon.

A bastard aching to belong…

Reviled son of a dead king, Rafe would do anything for his beloved half-brother, Prince Lysander Taetanus, including posing as him in the upcoming courtship trials. When a dragon interrupts their secret exchange, he orders his studious sibling to run. After suffering a fatal blow, Rafe is saved by a beautiful dove who possesses forbidden magic, just like him.

Fate brought them together, now destiny will tear them apart…

Unknown to the world above, on the foggy sea ten thousand feet below, a young king fights a forgotten war. He believes Lyana is the queen prophesied to save the world, and with the help of his favored spy, hidden deep in the highest ranks of the dove royal house, he will stop at nothing to have her.

Three shocking betrayals. Two star-crossed lovers. One unforgettable journey. If you like fierce heroines, brooding heroes, forbidden romance, and action-packed magical adventures with twists you’ll never see coming, don’t miss The Raven and the Dove!

There would be no forgiveness.
There would be no forgiving herself.
But she’d come too far to turn back now.

Kaitlyn Davis

Review

So, the cover on this book. Can we just talk about that for a moment? Because it it just sooo pretty and needs some limelight! Soak it in! Ogle it! Ok, now I’m ready to do my review. This book was AMAZING! I had been feeling like I was getting into the reading slumps, so I was sad that this book was next on my reading list because I was afraid that was going to impact my read of it. NOPE! Within minutes of reading it I said, good, yes, smirky boy, I’m set and ready to read!

‘So, this is the infamous sky bridge?’ Rafe asked, crossing his arms. ‘I have to admit, I expected more.’

Kaitlyn Davis

Let me also start off my review with: FLYING HUMANS! I have been missing (and in love) with books that combine wings and people since Maximum Ride. So, I was so excited when I found this book and realized my craving for this would be satiated. I also love how Davis seamlessly gave the characters heightened (or in some cases lessened) abilities based off of what their respective bird would be like. I mean you have doves, ravens, owls, and more! It’s so cool and unique!

Together they walked into the unknown.

Kaitlyn Davis

As you can probably guess there’s some really awesome world building in this book! The story also starts with a bang and just keeps going! I never found myself bored and I am ready to continue this series and continue to learn more about our characters! Like, gimme book two asap please!

Promotion

The pre-order price is $2.99 for the first week of on sale, and after that the price will increase to $3.99

Excerpt

“Game?” she asked. Her hands had stopped moving. They rested warmly in the hollow groove between his wings, palms half against his feathers and half against his back.

Rafe stole another glance over his shoulder. She was too entranced to see anything but the visions dancing through her head, the visions he’d spun. An almost childlike wonder was alive in her innocent, yearning gaze, igniting a spark in his own chest that he hadn’t felt in a very long time. Not since his parents had died. Not since he’d grown up too soon.

“We like to think of Taetanos as the god of fate, not of death,” Rafe said softly. The glaze in the girl’s eyes disappeared as she looked into his. “We call life a game, because we each have our own wants, our own desires—but he sees everything, he knows everything, and he leads us down our destined path. We fight back sometimes, we make moves, and so does he. On and on it goes until, in the end, he wins, like he always does. But still, we keep playing. What other choice do we have?”

Again, her fingers brushed his feathers, but she didn’t look away.

He couldn’t, even if he’d wanted to.

“What do you think this is?” She paused to swallow. “His move or yours?”

His, he silently answered. Definitely his.

Because Rafe ached to fly, to soar, to get out of the darkness and back to his brother, back to the role he was comfortable playing, back to the sidelines. But there was a weight in his chest keeping him there, keeping him still, keeping him so lost in the fire reflected in her eyes that he couldn’t find his way out even if he tried.

For a moment, he thought he could hear his god laughing.

Then he realized it wasn’t laughter, but the soft whistle of a bird call—a signal he recognized. His move. His life. His brother calling him back.

Xander?

Rafe tensed.

His head whipped to the side, pulled by the noise growing louder, coming not from his imagination but from the other side of the darkness. He opened his mouth to call out in response, when a hand covered his lips and an arm slid around his throat, stronger and more ferocious than he’d expected. Rafe froze as the icy edge of a blade pressed into his skin, instantly recognizing the kiss of steel. “Be silent,” the girl ordered. “Don’t say a word.”

About the Author

Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

To learn more about her contemporary romance novels, visit her Goodreads author page for Kay Marie here: https://www.goodreads.com/Kay_Marie

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com Sign up for Kaitlyn’s newsletter to stay up-to-date with all of her new releases and more!

Tour Schedule

March 9th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

March 10th

NovelKnight – Guest Post
The.magicalpages – Review + Favourite Quotes
Colby Wilkens – Review
Bibliomedico – Review + Favourite Quotes
Lauren’s Boookshelf – Review + Playlist

March 11th

biblioxytocin – Review + Favourite Quotes
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Favourite Quotes
Hooked on Bookz – Review
Starlight Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 12th

The Reading Life – Guest Post
Foals, Fiction & Filigree – Review + Favourite Quotes
Chanda Reads – Review
Booked J – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
indelible ink inscribes – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 13th

L.M. Durand – Review
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review
The Shelf Life Chronicles – Review + Favourite Quotes
Annej Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 14th

Bookish Looks – Guest Post
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Your Words My Ink  – Review + Dream Cast
Morgan Vega – Review + Favourite Quotes
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Dream Cast + Playlist

March 15th

Kait Plus Books – Interview
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books – Review
The Reading Corner for All – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World – Review

Giveaway

Prize: Win an Amazon.com $15 Gift Card (INT)
Starts: March 10th 2020
Ends: March 24th 2020

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Booksta Tour Schedule

March 9th

TUABFC
The FFBC Tours

March 10th

NovelKnight
Colby Wilkens
Bibliomedico
The.magicalpages

March 11th

Confessions of a YA Reader
Ya It’s Lit

March 12th

Foals, Fiction & Filigree

March 13th

L.M. Durand
Book Briefs

March 15th

Moonlight Rendezvous
The Reading Corner for All
indelible ink inscribes

Booksta Giveaway

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Iphigenia Murphy Tour – Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Iphigenia Murphy
by Sara Hosey
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: March 10th 2020
Genre: Young Adult

Running away from home hasn’t solved Iphigenia Murphy’s problems. In fact, it’s only a matter of time before they’ll catch up with her. Iffy is desperate to find her long-lost mother, and, so far, in spite of the need to forage for food and shelter and fend off an unending number of creeps, living in Queens’ Forest Park has felt safer than living at home. But as the summer days get shorter, it all threatens to fall apart.

A novel that explores the sustaining love of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and the indelible bond of family, Iphigenia Murphy captures the gritty side of 1992 Queens, the most diverse borough in New York City. Just like Iffy, the friends she makes in the park–Angel, a stray dog with the most ridiculous tail; Corinne, a young trans woman who is escaping her own abusive situation; and Anthony, a former foster kid from upstate whose parents are addicts–each seek a place where they feel at home. Whether fate or coincidence has brought them together, within this community of misfits Iffy can finally be herself, but she still has to face the effects of abandonment and abuse–and the possibility that she may be pregnant. During what turns out to be a remarkable journey to find her mother, will Iffy ultimately discover herself?

Review

There are some girls that nobody looks for. Turns out, I was one of those girls. Just like my mother.

Sara Hosey

You have no idea how excited I have been about this 90s revival. You know, I say as I sit here typing under a brightly colored quilt in 90s baggy jeans and a graphic tee-shirt. There’s just something about revisiting my childhood that makes me happy. So OF COURSE I immediately HAD to read Iphigenia Murphy when I found out about it! I mean, a run away living in a tent in Queens? It’s just like this story was made from me (you know, I say again as I impatiently wait for more backpacking supplies to come in the mail).

Let me start off by saying I love the writing in this book! It’s brutally honest, which makes it so much more realistic. It truly feels like you’re reading about a teenager compared to all of those teenage characters who sound like mid-century poets. My only real complaint is that it took me like 30 tries before I (think) I got Iphigenia pronounced correctly. It’s a genius name, but boy what a mouthful!

This book covers some brutal topics, but they are very real issues in society. This takes me back to the honesty part I mentioned before. I find that I really love books that don’t skim around topics or try to sugar coat all of the nuances of life. This book features a diverse cast of characters that all miraculously seem to come together and show that life isn’t always the dream that you see in movies,.

About the Author

Sara Hosey holds a PhD in American literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is an associate professor of English and women and gender studies at Nassau Community College. Her book, Home Is Where the Hurt Is: Media Depictions of Wives and Mothers (McFarland, 2019), looks at representations of the domestic in popular culture. Sara grew up in Queens and now lives in Sea Cliff, New York, with her partner and their children. She is working on a second novel.

Tour Schedule

March 4th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

March 5th

L.M. Durand – Guest Post
Precious books world – Review
My Bookish Bliss – Review + Dream Cast
WordMuse – Review

March 6th

Sohinee Reads & Reviews – Review
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review
Devourbookswithdana – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Reading Life – Promotional Post

March 7th

Kait Plus Books – Interview
thebookcollector32 – Review + Favourite Quotes
Dazzled by Books – Review
Sincerely your books – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 8th

Ya It’s Lit – Review
Bookishaestha – Review + Favourite Quotes
bewitchingwords – Review
sleepydoe – Review

March 9th

Books_AndPoetrii – Guest Post
Hooked on Bookz – Review + Favourite Quotes
Books, Tea, Healthy Me – Review + Favourite Quotes

March 10th

To All The Books I’ve Read Before – Interview
Savings in Seconds – Review
The Layaway Dragon – Review + Favourite Quotes
vidhya.thakkar – Review + Favourite Quotes

Giveaway

Prize: Win a hardcover of IPHIGENIA MURPHY by Sara Hosey, a bookmark, a button and a skateboard keychain (US Only)
Starts: 4th March 2020
Ends: 18th March 2020

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Booksta Tour Schedule

March 4th

TUABFC
The FFBC Tours

March 5th

L.M. DurandMy Bookish BlissPrecious books world

March 6th

PopTheButterfly Reads

March 7th

Kait Plus BooksDazzled by Books

March 8th

Ya It’s LitBookishaesthasleepydoe

March 9th

Books, Tea, Healthy Me

March 10th

Savings in Seconds

Instagram Tour Schedule

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🌼 b o o k t o u r & g i v e a w a y 🌼 You have no idea how excited I have been about this 90s revival. You know, I say as I sit here typing under a brightly colored quilt in 90s baggy jeans and a graphic tee-shirt. So OF COURSE I immediately had to read Iphigenia Murphy when I found out about it! I mean, a run away living in a tent in Queens? It's just like this story was made from me. (Full review & extra giveaway entries on my blog, link in bio!) 🌼 @fablebands code: YAITSLIT10 🌼 Running away from home hasn't solved Iphigenia Murphy's problems. In fact, it's only a matter of time before they'll catch up with her. Iffy is desperate to find her long-lost mother, and, so far, in spite of the need to forage for food and shelter and fend off an unending number of creeps, living in Queens' Forest Park has felt safer than living at home. But as the summer days get shorter, it all threatens to fall apart. 🌼 GIVEAWAY Win a hardcover of IPHIGENIA MURPHY by Sara Hosey, a bookmark, a button and a skateboard keychain (US Only). The giveaway will start on MARCH 4th 2020 and will finish on MARCH 18th 2020! 🌼 ENTRIES: ▪︎Follow @theffbc & @whatmakespatri ▪︎Follow the author @sarahoseyauthor ▪︎Follow the publishing house @blackstonepublishing ▪︎Follow @ya.its.lit ▪︎Let me know what upcoming release you are most excited for and tag @theffbc in the same comment to let them know you’re entering! 🌼 Extra entries: ▪︎Tag a friend (each friend will be an extra entry). ▪︎Share on your stories about the giveaway (remember to tag me, @whatmakespatri, and @theffbc) ▪︎Follow @michellesulk ▪︎Follow any other FFBC team member participating in the tour (let us know on the comment section who did you follow). Check everyone's Instagram handles in the comments! 🌼 #iphigenamurphy #sarahosey #roaring20sdebut #blackstonepublishing #yabooks #yalit #yabookstagram #yaitslit #yareads #bookbloggerslife #bookreviewer #FFBCIphigeniaMurphy #yacontemporary #bookreviewblog #booksharks #instabooklovers #yacommunity #bookgiveaway #hereforthebooks #bookstaunited #theFFBC #readingislife #btabookfriends #bookphotography #bookstamisfits #bookishmerch #bookiehelper #bookishphotography #readgushcommunity

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For this particular giveaway, we have an exclusive Instagram. We are giving away an IPHIGENIA MURPHY bundle including: a hardcover of IPHIGENIA MURPHY by Sara Hosey, a bookmark, a button and a skateboard keychain (US Only). The giveaway will start on MARCH 4th 2020 and will finish on MARCH 18th 2020 (00:00 GMT+1).  

To enter, on instagram:

▪︎Follow @theffbc & @whatmakespatri
▪︎Follow the author @sarahoseyauthor
▪︎Follow the publishing house @blackstonepublishing
▪︎Follow @ya.its.lit
▪︎Let me know what upcoming release you are most excited for and tag @theffbc in the same comment to let them know you’re entering!

Extra entries: 

▪︎Tag a friend (each friend will be an extra entry).
▪︎Share on your stories about the giveaway (remember to tag me @whatmakespatri and @theffbc)
▪︎Follow @michellesulk
▪︎Follow any other FFBC team member participating in the tour (let us know on the comment section who did you follow). Check everyone’s Instagram handles below:
@l.m.durand
@mybookishbliss
@popthebutterfly
@kaitplusbooks
@love2dazzle
@_.sleepydoe._
@_bookishaestha_
@gotgratitude5
@savingsinseconds

T&Cs & Disclaimers (TO INCLUDE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION):
▪︎Giveaway ends on MARCH 18th (00:00 GMT+1). 1 winner will be chosen on @theffbc.
▪︎Open to residents of US only

The winner will be announced after MARCH 20TH 2020 on our Instagram stories. ONLY 1 WINNER. OPEN US ONLY. The winner will be contacted via Instagram.

*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*