Blog Tour: Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney | Review

Blog Tour: Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney | Review

Thank you so much to RockStar Book Tours for including me in this blog tour! I also had the opportunity to receive a physical copy of this ARC, and I’m so freaking grateful to receive this! Isn’t that cover freaking amazing though? I can’t handle it.

Heir of Lies (Black Dawn #1)

by Mallory McCartney
Release Date: April 21, 2020
Publisher: MM Books
Genre: YA Fantasy

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“Hope was a dangerous thing. It could consume every dream and make them take flight, becoming wild daydreams in one’s heart and mind. Or hope could incinerate everything you thought you knew, burning you down to your core, leaving you raw and exposed for the world.”

Emory Fae has only known one thing—life at The Academy, a school for those who have special abilities. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the pressure to uphold their dream falls on her and one of her best friends—Adair Stratton. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. With whispers of dark magic spreading across Kiero, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher, sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath, for the first time in years, they demand the Faes listen to their proposition for a new treaty. Caught in the middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis, search for the one thing that matters the most—the truth.

Their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made, and war ravages Kiero. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic, and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision. Will he fight or bow to the darkness within?

But, Adair’s decision will change the course of Kiero forever, setting in motion irreversible destinies for everyone at The Academy as Emory Fae rises as heir.

Heir of Lies is the first book in the bestselling Black Dawn series.

The Black Dawn series is re- releasing and “Heir of Lies” (book one) is coming April 21 2020! This edition will have an exclusive map and bonus content!

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Mallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to RockStar Book Tours and MM Books for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

I swear this book got pretty darn deep when I was reading it. Like, maybe not so much that I was having a crisis or anything like that, but I just had a lot of thoughts about this novel. Good, crazy good thoughts about this. I’m kind of bummed that it comes out in April because then I have to wait even longer for the sequel!

I was already felt so angry for Nei because of the arranged marriage that she had to get into in order to bring peace to her people in the Shattered Isles, and yet even though she was married to the Fae family for a whole freaking year, that didn’t seem to happen. That was in the very beginning of the novel, and I was already heated for her. I could feel how angry she was and how she could have felt like she was failing at her job because even though it was already a year, nothing changed. Her people were being enslaved pretty much, and even with her position as Queen, nobody seemed to care.

This was just such an interesting book, and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to read the first novel early. I hope to reread it again before the second one comes out and then see how the rest of the series plays out.

Oooh look how pretty that book is though! And that book sleeve. Hmm buddy. Thanks again for this opportunity!

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