Blog Tour: The Poisoned Blade



PKBC_PoisonedBlade2About the Book


Author: Kate Elliot

Release Date: August 16, 2016

Pages: 448

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook

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Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons in her embattled kingdom. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes’s only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on Jes’s traveling party puts her at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos—the prince she still loves—is fighting against their country’s enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal’s life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion…She must become a warrior.


court-of-fives-by-kate-elliottAbout the Book


Author: Kate Elliot

Release Date: August 18, 2015

Pages: 448

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks


On the Fives court, everyone is equal. And everyone is dangerous. Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family, she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for the Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an improbable friendship between the two Fives competitors—one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy—causes heads to turn. When Kal’s powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test her new friend’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death. In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott’s first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.





About Kate:


Kate Elliott has been writing stories since she was nine years old, which has led her to believe that writing, like breathing, keeps her alive. As a child in rural Oregon, she made up stories because she longed to escape to a world of lurid adventure fiction. She now writes fantasy, steampunk, science fiction, and YA, including recent works Black Wolves, Court of Fives, and Cold Magic.


It should come as no surprise that she met her future husband in a sword fight. When he gave up police work to study archaeology, they and their three children fell into an entirely new set of adventures amid dusty Mexican ruins and mouthwatering European pastry shops. Eventually her spouse’s work forced them to move to Hawaii, where she took up outrigger canoe paddling. With the three children out of the house, they now spoil the schnauzer.


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My Review:

I just finished this book, and I feel like I have so much to say but I can’t really get it all out cause it’s all a jumble inside my head. First of all, WOW! This book was really good! This is a very action packed sequel to Court of Fives. There are several holy shit moments that leave you flipping through the pages like your life depends on it. Just…wow!

I do think that the romance was a little…weird…and that there needed to be some more character development. I think that if those things had been improved, this would have been an epic story in the world of YA. I’m definitely intrigued to see where the story continues in book 3.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. A definite must read!

Pages: [rating: 4]

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of POISONED BLADE, US Only.


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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/8/2016-– Interview

8/9/2016- Sarcasm & Lemons– Review

8/10/2016- Such a Novel Idea– Guest Post

8/11/2016- The Eater of Books- Review

8/12/2016- Two Chicks on Books– Interview


Week Two:

8/15/2016- Fiction Fare– Review

8/16/2016- Dark Faerie Tales– Guest Post

8/17/2016- YaReads– Review

8/18/2016- Once Upon a Twilight– Interview

8/19/2016- Just Commonly– Review