Spectacularly Swanky Saturday: Summer Release Edition!

Spectacularly Swanky Saturday!

It’s that time of the month again and we are back to give you our most anticipated summer releases!

*Swank Six Ladies, I think that gif is us in male geek form. *dies laughing**

Here’s the information you need to know:

Spectacularly Swanky Saturdays is a monthly blog post filled with fun and original ideas to unite the blogging community and our readers. Though it’s hosted by the “swank six”, we invite everyone to join us on our monthly journey to celebrate our love of all things bookish! Below is a schedule of our monthly events, which will be posted the first Saturday of every month. If you would like to join, please link back or tag myself or one of the “swank six” in your post! You can also post a picture or write what you would like in a comment on our blogs, if you don’t have your own blog to post on! In addition, feel free to put a link to your post in a tweet so that EVERYONE can see it and join in the fun! Just make sure to put the hashtag #SwankySat with it, so we don’t miss it! We can’t wait to see the creative ideas you all come up with! This feature will be such a fun way to interact with other bloggers, readers, and writers, so don’t be shy! Put yourself out there and join in the fun! We welcome everyone!

The “Swank Six” hosts:

Kelly

Live, Love, Read

@YAFantasyFan

Lindsey

Bring My Books

@bringmybooks

Brittany

Please Feed The Bookworm

@kalebsmome

Emily

Midwestern Book Nerd

@em_nelsonn

Lauren

Between The Pages

@BetweenDPages

Chelsea

Between The Pages

@MissyPrissy12

You can find our schedule of events/posts by clicking here!

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Without further adieu, my most anticipated summer release is… *drumroll please*…

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Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman!

Genre: YA Fantasy/Historical

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: August 25th, 2015

Goodreads Rating: 4.06 stars

Pages: 384

Synopsis:

“Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.”

Some Goodreads Reviews:

“Legacy of Kings is fantasy just the way I like it: a mingling of history, intrigue, romance, murder, and magic. It prompted me to spend time researching an era I know little about–the age of Alexander the Great”- Cinda

Historical fiction fans and fantasy fans will both enjoy this, I think. Plenty of blood magic rituals, assassinations attempts, and kidnappings to make everyone happy here.” – Allison

LEGACY OF KINGS is a stunning, imaginative and spellbinding saga that will send readers back to a time of magic and myth, prophecy and fate, bloodshed and brutality, dishonesty and deceit. It is a tale that will capture readers’ interest from the start, will ensnare them as the story unfolds, and won’t let go until the very end. It is an absolute must read first book in a series that is guaranteed to be awesome.” – Rachel

Eleanor Herman has created an absolutely mind-blowing masterpiece that does not disappoint the slightest bit. She has crafted a historical fiction young-adult novel and merged it with fantasy and a clever reimagining of what might have been, carefully weaving in magic and religion, while tossing in a few mythical creatures along the way. ” – Austin

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Do you see what I mean? This basically seems to be a mix of Game of Thrones and Throne of Glass… HOW CAN THIS GET ANY BETTER?!?!?! That’s basically my dream come true in a book. I. MUST. HAVE. THE. PRECIOUS! Waiting until August 25th is going to be torture… *grabby hands*… *sobs*

Want to join in the fun?

What is your most anticipated summer release?! I’d love to hear from you and discover new books as well!

Want to participate? Grab a button below, post it on your blog, link back to this post, and share your most anticipated summer release in your own post! Or just comment below. =) Be sure to check out the other Swank Six ladies blogs and find some new summer releases there as well! 

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Next Month on Spectacularly Swanky Saturdays:

Next month we are doing a buddy read! We’re reaching out in an attempt to include more people in Swanky Saturday and I’m asking if any of you would like to buddy read with me and we can create a post together with our reactions, reviews, and overall impressions of the book! Below is the description:

July 3rd FRIDAY – Buddy Read! (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO FRIDAY to observe U.S. Independence Day)

Buddy read a book with a friend and post about it together! Write a review, interview each other, show your reactions throughout the book in memes, BE CREATIVE! Do this post however you would like to while working to connect with someone new!

Anyone up for the challenge?? =D

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Coming up on Live, Live, Read:

Monday, June 8th – Keep an eye out for a really, really, really, really special post on Monday with a HUGE announcement and TWO GIVEAWAYS! I’m SO EXCITED!

Tuesday, June 9th – I (or should I say “we”… *wink*) am getting back into Top Ten Tuesdays! Next week is our most anticipated releases for the rest of the year! MANNNNNN are there some doozies coming up in the fall! I CAN’T WAIT!

Wednesday, June 10th – The first ever Waiting on Wednesday post for this blog! And for those of you who don’t know, we have a very special announcement to make. I didn’t even KNOW about this book until I went to BookCon! Even then, most of my friends on twitter didn’t know about it either! So, I’m psyched to announce this book on next week’s Waiting on Wednesday and give you more information about it. I think you all are going to FREAK!

Sunday, June 14th – I’m putting up a guest post by author Danielle Ellison! She is an amazing author and her guest post is simply incredible and it really touches the heart. I’m INSANELY HAPPY to have her as a part of my blog for the day. Bring tissues, your eyes might water a bit!

I hope you all have a GREAT weekend and a wonderful beginning of summer!!

❤ Kelly

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5 thoughts on “Spectacularly Swanky Saturday: Summer Release Edition!

  1. Ah! I had thought about doing this book, because I am looking forward to this one as well, but I was scared that my post would turn into a OH MY GOSH HOW CAN I WANT UNTIL AUGUST sort of thing. Ha what can I say? I’m impatient.

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  2. Pingback: Spectacularly Swanky Saturdays: Most Anticipated Release! | Bring My Books

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