BOOKSTAGRAM MONDAY IS HERE!! I’ve been having so much fun with this meme… I don’t try to do any tricky pictures, no traveling to the sea or hikes in the woods but I DO love to include the setting of the book… check this one out!
#ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile to give book bloggers a chance to show off the ARC/eARC beauties they received and spread the word about their most anticipated new releases! (Check out her page for more information.) Feel free to post your photos on your blog, Instagram, and Twitter with the #ARCstravaganza hashtag…
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
This ARC was a total whim! I liked the look of it and the blurb of it and so I requested it! It could be trash or it could be gold (I’m hoping for gold!) Looking at other reviews I could be in for a real treat as the writing is supposed to be really solid… Still I’m not getting my expectations up…
I haven’t even started the book yet… so I had nothing as far as my bookstagram picture was concerned… YUP, I TOTALLY MADE IT UP! I found what I imagined the world looked like before it was ravaged by an Empire… I found two funkos to represent our leads… one a soldier and one a healer… (I am not in the employ of Funko and these figures DO NOT truly represent what the characters look like!)
Still I LOVE how this bookstagram picture turned out and I’m SO EXCITED to start reading the ARC…
A healer who cannot be healed . . .
When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.
A soldier shattered by war . . .
Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.
Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.
by Livia Blackburne
Published November 7th 2017
I understand this is billed as high fantasy but that it lacks magic? Do you feel fantasy stories HAVE TO HAVE magic? Or are they simply in a fantasy place?
Do you read ARCs or instagram? Are you going to read Rosemarked? My review coming at the end of the month!!