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Lady Smoke ARC Review Blog Tour + Giveaway!!


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About the Book:

Title: LADY SMOKE (Ash Princess Trilogy #2)
Author: Laura Sebastian
Pub. Date: February 5, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 512
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudible,  B&NiBooksTBD

The sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that was "made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir" ( Bustle ), Lady Smoke is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people. 

The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess--a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn't realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.

Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage--Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser's rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.

To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt,
the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced
if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.


Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.
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First of all, this cover is so beautiful, and thankful that it matches the first book.

One thing I will say about this book is that is wasn't a lot of action happening in the first 300 pages, it seemed to moving very slowly, and that's why I'm only giving it three stars instead of five stars. After I hit the 300 page mark, the plot did pick up a lot, and that's what I was waiting to happen.

It was amazing to see Theodosia taking her role as queen in this book, instead of her as Lady Thora in Ash Princess. Theo finally took charge on things in this book and in that find out what she was capable of.

Something that shocked me in this book, was how much I loved Soren in it, which was weird, because I felt like he was a little bland in the first book, but every time he said something witty or such in Lady Smoke, it just made me so happy!

This was an amazing sequel to Ash Princess, and I cannot wait for Ember Queen, hopefully it will be as wonderful as Lady Smoke.
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"A darkly enchanting page-turner you won't be able to put down." --Bustle on Ash Princess, Book 1 in the Ash Princess series

About Book 1:
Title: ASH PRINCESS (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)
Author: Laura Sebastian
Pub. Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 432
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudible,  B&N,  iBooksTBD

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.

For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.

Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield.

For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.

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About Laura:
Laura Sebastian was born and raised in South Florida (the Redlands and Key Largo) and has always loved telling stories–many apologies to her little brother who often got in trouble because of them. No copies of her first book, a Cinderella retelling about angels circa 2nd grade, remain. Thankfully.

After getting her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, she moved to New York City thinking that she would stay for a couple of years before going somewhere better suited for a small-town, sun-loving girl. Five years later, she’s still here and madly in love with it.

When Laura isn’t writing, she’s probably reading, baking cookies or cupcakes, buying more clothes than her overstuffed closet can fit, or forcing her lazy dog Neville to take a walk.


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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of LADY SMOKE, US Only.

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