Blog Tour: #Giveaway #Win Ally (Nemesis #2) by Anna Banks ~ Review


Anna Banks is one of my favorite writers. Reading her books is like a vacation from the world. So I am so excited to be participating in the Ally Blog Tour.

For today's tour stop I get to reveal 2 art pieces, created exclusively for the series by David North. Go to the bottom of the post to win 1 of 12 complete sets of art prints.




Tour Schedule:

Week One:
9/25/2017- a GREAT readReview
9/26/2017- PaperTrailYAInterview
9/27/2017- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt
9/28/2017- Reese's ReviewsReview
9/29/2017- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

Week Two:
10/2/2017- Little Red's ReviewsReview
10/3/2017- Lisa Loves LiteratureGuest Post
10/4/2017- Take Me Away To A Great ReadReview
10/5/2017- YA Books CentralInterview
10/6/2017- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview




Title: ALLY
Author: Anna Banks
Pub. Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: ARC provided by the publisher
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Pages: 320
Formats: Hardcover, eBook 
Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads



Synopsis: 



Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Since their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, they must use their own trusted resources to find common ground.

But when traitors with powerful allies arise from unexpected places, Tarik and Sepora face challenges that will change both of their kingdoms forever. Will they learn whom to trust—including each other—in time to save their kingdoms, their relationship and even their lives?





Review:

Thank you Fierce Reads for sending me a copy of Ally for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

I have been a fan of Anna's writing since when I first read her Of Poseidon book and loved her quick whit and snarky banter. She gives us all of this in the Nemesis duology. She created yet another undersea creature with the Parani and then even created creatures of the sky in this imaginative and unique fantasy.

Anna could have taken Ally in so many directions and my mind was spinning after Nemesis thinking OMG this could be a series of like 7 books I want to see all the lands and the people. Then I got Ally knowing this was a duology and saw how small it was and was like OMG I am not going to get all that I wanted, this needs to be a series.

Ann's writing is so genius that yes this world could have been a series and she definitely could have written way more but this was honestly perfect. Like the saying goes less is more. I think Anna held back the perfect amount and in ways I do not want to reveal we get to see so much of the world.

Now like I said I love Anna's snarky banter in her characters and I want to give you a glimpse of one of my favorite early on banters that will make you swoon.


"With his touch, he has halted the world and left me here melting under his attentive supervision. And I'll not have it. Yes, he can make me swoon . Of course he can. I'm angry with him, but not impervious. Never impervious to Tarik." - page 38

"His face is awash in frustration. "I was wrong to approach this as a game," he says gruffly. "I can see I'm well matched." He steps toward me, titling my chin up with the crook of his finger, and none too gently. "But next time you kiss me like that, I'll take is an invitation to bring relief to the both of us." - page 39

If you are looking for a fun fantasy to dive into that is unlike any other then this is the book for you. Ally has romance, magic, politics, war, danger, betrayal, and so much more. This series will make you fall in love and want to reread it right away. I am highly recommending this one. This series will be staying on my forever shelf.



Anna also has exclusive pieces of art created for the series by David North

Sethos




Sepora Rides









About Anna:

NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series: OF POSEIDON (2012), OF TRITON (2013), OF NEPTUNE (2014).


Repped by rockstar Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency.


I live with my husband and daughter in the Florida Panhandle. I have a southern accent compared to New Yorkers, and I enjoy food cooked with real fat. I can’t walk in high heels, but I’m very good at holding still in them. If you put chocolate in front of me, you must not have wanted it in the first place.


Favorite Books:

Shatter Me, Cinder, Linger, Shiver, Forever, Pushing the Limits, Unravel Me,Shadow and Bone, Enclave, Divergent, Candor, Graceling, Fire, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Host, Most of James Patterson, and Janet Evanovich makes me laugh through my nose in an unfeminine sort of way.

Visit Anna’s website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Giveaway Details:

12 winners will receive a complete set of the exclusive pieces of art created for the series by David North (the images revealed during each tour stop), US Only.


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