This is a new feature I’ve decided to add to my blog. I decided I would feature some upcoming ARCs I’m excited about this week and it seemed fitting that it’s also March Break!
Title: Beyond a Darkened Shore
Author: Jessica leake
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.
The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.
Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.
With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.
Is this YA fantasy on your TBR? This one has some Celtic/Norse mythology in it as well as some vikings! Doesn’t that sound incredible? What other YA fantasy books are you excited for? Let me know in the comments!