Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
No one must suspect what I plan to do tonight. I should stay in my bed, content with the place I've earned for myself as an adversary in Garon Stable. I should.Friday 56:
Bettany's lips twist like she is about to say something mocking, yet after a pause she relents and gives Amaya a sisterly peck on the cheek. "That will certainly be shocking, to see the daughter of General Esladas selling masks and ribbons in the market."Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliot. I got this eARC from NetGalley. It is the second book in her Court of Fives series. Here is the description from Amazon:
In this thrilling sequel to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's captivating young adult debut, a girl immersed in high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her hands.
Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives--the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons alike. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos--the prince she still loves--is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion.... She must become a warrior.