Today I come to you with a special post, which is also the first of its kind on this blog. I’m taking part in a book blitz with Xpresso Book Tours for a new and exciting young adult book filled with ancient gods, goddesses and teens on clue hunting mission – Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake. So, here is the book of the day 🙂
Title: Analiese Rising
Author: Brenda Drake
Published by: Entangled Teen
Publication date: January 8th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Half-Blood meets Antigoddess in a thrilling, romantic new series from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Drake.
When a stranger gives Analiese Jordan a list of names before he dies, the last thing she expects to see is her own on it. Not. Cool. Her search for answers leads to the man’s grandson, Marek, who has dangerous secrets of his own. Both are determined to unlock the mystery of the list.
But the truth is deadly. Analiese is a descendant of the God of Death, known as a Riser, with the power to raise the dead and control them. Finding out she has hidden powers? Cool. Finding out she turns corpses into killers? No, thank you.
Now the trail plants her and Marek in the middle of a war between gods who apparently want to raise an army of the Risen, and Analiese must figure out how to save the world—from herself.
Add it to your GOODREADS
“This has to be the one.” He drops the bag behind him on the seat and searches around the desk.
“What are you looking for?” I ask.
He stops and glances over his shoulder at me. “There has to be a message from him. Look for something with lines of numbers on it.”
I grasp the bag, plunge my hand inside, and carefully remove the contents, placing them on the desk. The envelopes are different sizes and colors, from ivory to beige. I shuffle through them and stop on one with Marek’s name on it.
It’s a letter from Marek, with a crayon drawing of two stick figures—one tall, one tiny—under a large tree with some purple leaves and some green leaves. Written in orange at the bottom of the page is Marek’s name with a backward “e.” The fact he couldn’t stay within the lines suggests he was young when he drew it.
“What’s that?” Marek’s sudden question startles me.
I hold it up for him to see. “You sent this drawing to your grandfather.”
His eyebrows push together. “That’s horrible. Good thing I gave up on my artistic ambitions. I sucked.”
“I think it’s cute.”
Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
Join Analiese and Marek on their journey on finding his grandfather’s clues and solving their puzzles, meet different ancient gods and goddesses, and visit some famous cities of the world. My review for Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake is coming soon, stay tuned 😉
Lady of Bookland