Guest Post & Giveaway: Song of the Abyss

Guest Post & Giveaway: Song of the Abyss

Welcome to my stop along the blog tour for Song of the Abyss! If you are a YA fantasy fan, the Tower of Winds series is one to check out. Keep reading to learn more about the book, discover Makiia Lucier’s favourite fictional female heroines, and enter the giveaway to win a finished copy of Song of the Abyss. (US Only)

Guest Post & Giveaway: Song of the AbyssTitle: Song of the Abyss
Author: Makiia Lucier
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 27, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

Ancient grievances, long-held grudges, and dangerous magic combine in this sweeping standalone fantasy perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce and Rachel Hartman.

They came in the night as she dreamt, in her berth, on a ship sailing home to del Mar. After, they would be all Reyna thought about: two carracks painted scorpion black. No emblem on either forecastle, no pennants flying above the mainmasts to hint at a kingdom of origin. 

Never a good sign.

As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach. No longer an apprentice, instead: Reyna, Master Explorer.

But when menacing raiders attack her ship, those dreams are pushed aside. Reyna's escape is both desperate and dangerous, and when next she sees her ship, a mystery rises from the deep. The sailors--her captain, her countrymen--have vanished. To find them, Reyna must use every resource at her disposal . . . including placing her trust in a handsome prince from a rival kingdom.

Together they uncover a disturbing truth. The attack was no isolated incident. Troubling signs point to a shadowy kingdom in the north, and for once, the rulers of the Sea of Magdalen agree: something must be done. But can Reyna be brave enough to find a way?

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Guest Post with Makiia Lucier

Thanks for having me, Olivia! Here is a list of my top 8 fictional female heroines:

  1. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery)
  2. Neryn (Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier)
  3. Katsa (Graceling by Kristin Cashore)
  4. Mattie Gokey (A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly)
  5. Agnieszka (Uprooted by Naomi Novik)
  6. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte)
  7. Madeleine Maxwell (Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor)
  8. Sorcha (Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier)

Thank you so much for stopping by, Makiia! 

About Makiia Lucier

Makiia Lucier

Makiia is the author of historical fiction and historical fantasy for young adults. She grew up on the Pacific Island of Guam (not too far from the equator), and has degrees in journalism and library science from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Her debut novel, A Death-Struck Year, was called a "powerful and disturbing reading experience" by Publishers Weekly, and was a finalist for Germany's top book prize for children, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Her second novel, Isle of Blood and Stone, was inspired by her love of Indiana Jones movies and old, old maps.

She lives with her family in North Carolina.


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7 thoughts on “Guest Post & Giveaway: Song of the Abyss

  1. Debra Branigan says:

    Song of the Abyss is on my TBR now. My favorite YA genre is fantasy. I love thrillers and romance for summer reads. They are usually fast-paced.

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