Today is my spot on the book tour for Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift. This tour is hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. I was supposed to post my review today, but this week didn’t go as planned. I’m only halfway through the book (and loving it so far), so I’ve decided to try Nine Bookish Lives‘ unofficial tag for that she created for her spot on the tour. Definitely check her blog out.
Also keep on reading, because there is a giveaway during this tour!
Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing Date: January 19, 2021
The first book in an epic, heart-pounding fantasy duology about two royal heirs betrothed to be married, but whose loyalties are torn, and a ruthless enemy who threatens their world, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal, and Renée Ahdieh.
Adraa is the royal heir of Belwar, a talented witch on the cusp of taking her royal ceremony test, and a girl who just wants to prove her worth to her people.
Jatin is the royal heir to Naupure, a competitive wizard who’s mastered all nine colors of magic, and a boy anxious to return home for the first time since he was a child.
Together, their arranged marriage will unite two of Wickery’s most powerful kingdoms. But after years of rivalry from afar, Adraa and Jatin only agree on one thing: their reunion will be anything but sweet.
Only, destiny has other plans and with the criminal underbelly of Belwar suddenly making a move for control, their paths cross…and neither realizes who the other is, adopting separate secret identities instead.
Between dodging deathly spells and keeping their true selves hidden, the pair must learn to put their trust in the other if either is to uncover the real threat. Now Wickery’s fate is in the hands of rivals..? Fiancées..? Partners..? Whatever they are, it’s complicated and bound for greatness or destruction.
Unofficial Book Tag
Erif, Goddess of Fire (Red Fortes) – A book with a romance with lots of fire and passion.
All relationships written by LJ Evans are filled with passion, but Damaged Desires is definitely high on the list. If you haven’t read anything by this author, I highly recommend changing that. Dani and Nash really belong together and the emotions fly at you off of the pages.
Renni, Goddess of Inner Capability (Orange Fortes) – A book where the main character shows a lot of personal growth.
Amari is a character with a lot of personal growth. I loved reading Amari and the Night Brothers. It’s interesting, because Amari starts to learn how strong she is and what she’s capable of. She fights for what she believes in and definitely belongs at the school. I can’t wait to read more about her in the next book. Even though it’s going to be a long wait, because this book just came out.
Ria, God of Air (Yellow Fortes) – A character that “has a certain air” about themselves. AKA a sophisticated/royal/regal character.
The Hawthornes all have a “certain air” about themselves. It’s clear they grew up in a world where they were seen as special. While reading The Inheritance Games it’s clear that there’s more under the surface, but the outside world doesn’t get to see that.
Htrae, Goddess of Earth (Green Fortes) – A book cover with plants/flowers/earth on the cover.
The Wild Path has a stunning cover and it has an amazing story on the inside. The author deals with some heavier subjects in a very age appropriate way. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this author to see what she writes next!
Retaw, God of Water (Blue Fortes) – A book that made you cry.
I’m definitely an emotional reader and will cry pretty easily if a book is written well and hits me in all the feels. One of those books was The How and the Why. While reading I became really invested and attached to the characters and the writing had me crying a few times while reading.
Raw, God of War (Purple Fortes) – Book with a battle, soldier, or weapon on the cover.
Furyborn was definitely a pleasant surprise when I picked it up last year. It’s a book I saw around everywhere when it released as well as when the next two books in the trilogy went out in the world. I never really knew if it was going to be a book I enjoyed or not and it definitely was! I love when books surprise me like that.
Laeh, Goddess of Healing (Pink Fortes) -A book that felt like a hug.
I have to agree with the choice Heather made for this prompt. The House in the Cerulean Sea really is a book that feels like a hug. It’s magical, has an amazing storyline, amazing characters and when you’re done reading it leaves you with a warm and cozy feeling. I’ll be doing a re-read of this one in the future!
Dioc, God of the Cold (White Fortes) – A book full of snow.
Switchback is a book filled with snow. I remember picking this one up and I just couldn’t put it down. The storm caught our main characters by surprise and they’re battling to stay alive. Switchback was written in a way that made me feel cold as well while I was reading. It was described in such an amazing way. I love books that suck me in like that.
Wodahs, God of Shadow (Black Fortes) – A book with a dark theme/subject/tone.
Letters to the Lost is a book I recently read that deals with some heavier themes. Grief, alcoholism, abuse and blaming yourself for things you have no control over. This book was written really well and even though there were some stereotypes that bugged me, I really loved Declan’s story!
A lot of amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers are participating on this tour. Click here for the full schedule, so you can check out the other amazing posts!
Giveaway (US Only)
One person will win a finished copy of Cast in Firelight. This giveaway ends on January 25th! If you want to enter, click here.
About the Author
Dana Swift started making up fantasy worlds when she was eleven years old and hasn’t stopped since. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned degrees in English and Advertising. While in college, Dana competed as a saber fencer and learned a thing or two about fighting, parrying and how it feels to fall in love with your sparring partner. She currently lives with said husband in Miami, Florida.
So that’s my stop on this tour! What was the last book you read that felt like a hug? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you. And definitely keep an eye out on the blog. I will be posting my review of Cast in Firelight soon.