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Book Blast: Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

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Welcome to the Nerd Blast for Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller! This blast is hosted by Jean Book Nerd Tours. This book looks adorable and super fun, so be sure to check out Ellie, Engineer below and enter to win the awesome giveaway at the bottom! Happy reading, Dreamers!



Ruin of Stars
by Linsey Miller
Series: Mask of Shadows #2
Publishing date: 28 August 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 416
Age Level: Young Adult
As Opal, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and most importantly the ability to hunt the lords who killed their family. But Sal has to figure out who the culprits are before putting them down. Which means trying to ignore the fact that Elise is being kept a virtual prisoner, and that the queen may have ulterior motives.

And the tales coming out of north are baffling. Talk of dark spirits, missing children, and magic abound. As Sal heads north toward their ruined homeland and the lords who destroyed everything, they learn secrets and truths that can't be ignored.


Praise for Mask of Shadows

"An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can't-miss debut. Miller's Mask of Shadows will make you glad you're not an assassin―and even gladder Sal is." ―Kiersten White, New York Times bestelling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise

"Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue: Mask of Shadows completely delivered. Fantasy fans will love this book." ―Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane

"Miller's gritty, lightning-paced debut features a rough-and-tumble yet movingly vulnerable protagonist: Sal is uncompromising in their convictions, and doesn't hesitate to kill when necessary but wishes to be more than just a weapon of vengeance. A complex but intriguing start to this planned duology." Publishers Weekly

"This is a memorable, sharply written character. While readers who identify on the GLBTQ spectrum may be easy fans as Miller handles Sal's identity with aplomb, that's certainly not the only point of note here; the impressive, intricate world building, tense action, and fierce competitors are equally strong." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Gory, well-plotted, suspenseful on every page, and poised for the sequel." Kirkus

"This fantasy's gender-fluid protagonist, Sal Leon, makes Miller's book worth picking up for diversity's sake alone. Her treatment of the gender issue is most notable in that it isn't really an issue... Violent and action-packed, this offering by first-time novelist Miller will circulate." School Library Journal

"Sal's strong-willed personality and rich emotions create a protagonist who continues to shine" Booklist

"Sal is intriguing and their genderfluidity adds depth to their personality. The narrative deals with issues of mystery, self-identity, and revenge. The ending provides a sense of closure, while leaving the door ajar for further adventures." VOYA Magazine

Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter | Ends September 11, 2018
1 Winner will receive a signed pre-order of Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller
1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon/PayPal gift card
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Originally from Arkansas, Linsey Miller has previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She is currently an MFA candidate represented by Rachel Brooks of Bookends Literary. Her debut novel Mask of Shadows is the first in a fantasy duology out now (8/29/17) from Sourcebooks Fire. The sequel Ruin of Stars is coming out August of 2018. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.



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