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Hi all! This week has been a very exciting one in the fantasy world, and I’m sure most of you know why. I received two different copies of a very exciting release this week! I also received a proof copy of something I’m super excited for.
Sixteen-year-old Olivia Prior is missing three things: a mother, a father, and a voice. Her mother vanished all at once, and her father by degrees, and her voice was a thing she never had to start with. She grew up at Merilance School for Girls. Now, nearing the end of her time there, Olivia receives a letter from an uncle she’s never met, her father’s older brother, summoning her to his estate, a place called Gallant.
But when she arrives, she discovers that the letter she received was several years old. Her uncle is dead. The estate is empty, save for the servants. Olivia is permitted to remain, but must follow two rules: don’t go out after dusk, and always stay on the right side of a wall that runs along the estate’s western edge. Beyond it is another realm, ancient and magical, which calls to Olivia through her blood…
I honestly couldn’t believe it when I opened a parcel the other day and found a proof of Gallant inside. It’s my most anticipated release of the year and I started reading it straight away!
I was lucky enough to be able to pre-order both the Waterstones exclusive and tour edition of this book, and I’m so excited to hopefully read it soon.
Which books did you buy or receive this week?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽