BLOG TOUR Review + Favourite Quotes and Giveaway: The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant

BLOG TOUR Review + Favourite Quotes and Giveaway: The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant

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The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant

Synopsis:

Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution.
In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina’s life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father’s fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger–the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh–Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city’s dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice–protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.


Publisher
: Knopf Children’s

Publication Date: June 2nd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Science Fiction.


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My Favourite Quotes: (Oh how do I choose?)
*subject to change*

“The trick little Cat, is not to look.”

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    “If you could get me out of this prison, I’d give you anything you ask, but you must know, little Cat: there’s no way for me to escape.”
“Escape, my Lord? I’m the Black Cat of the Thieves Guild.” I smile in the darkness. “I’m here to steal you.”

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They killed one-third of the mice for reason, and one-third for sport. Then the cats hanged the six little mice before all their brethren to teach the mice fear.

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As long as I’m able, he’ll let me walk for myself.

 

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My Review

A big shout out and thank you to FFBC Tours for including me in the tour and to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review!


Slump? What slump?

The Court of Miracles was utterly out of my typical preference in reading, however, when I read that blurb and saw that cover, I knew I had to read this book and I solemnly swear I shall, for the rest of my life, always always always listen to my intuition because it has never led me wrong ever.

This story is the first one where despite the protagonist being such a large presence in it, the plot utterly outweighs literally everything and everyone. The story flows so well that had the author been a seamstress, this book would be the cloth with the highest thread count with not a single breath capable of slipping through the space between one thread and another. The plot is tight, filled with mystery, intrigue, betrayal, politics and thrill. My heart was beating throughout the last thirty percent of the book and I was genuinely sitting at the edge of the seat, my eyes unable to even consider getting distracted. Despite this, I guessed nothing. There were moments where my reactions were out loud and I start to talk to (read: shout incoherently at) the closest seated family member, spewing what just happened even though they had no context, because I had to tell someone–MY MIND WAS BEING BLOWN. 

The characters. Here’s the thing, despite it being so well plotted out, it’s such a surprise that each character had such a very specific presence, role and personality. Every single page is a like a domino that the author has placed just at that precise location and nothing makes sense until they’ve already fallen and you watch the consequences and then finally… the whole picture. Or at least what the author wants you to see.

Usually any ambiguity in the protagonist’s love interest has me jaded and makes me disengage from the protagonist, but here’s the thing, I was with the protagonist through the whole of her journey I felt everything she did. But gosh there was this one character I think my heart settled on.

This story is about love. About obsession and revenge. But not that kind you would presume and at the same time the kind you would expect. The metaphors, the drama! I swear it felt like I was watching it happen, goosebumps and shock spreading through me! The author has handled a lot of social ideas and issues in subtle ways hidden beneath the layer of fiction. I highly recommend this book, be prepared for a ride with the biggest rush ever.

Excerpt 


Author Bio

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Kester Grant is a British-Mauritian writer of color. She was born in London, grew up between the UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the tropical island paradise of Mauritius. As a wanton nomadshe and her husband are unsure which country they currently reside in but they can generally be found surrounded by their fiendish pack of cats and dogs.

 

Author Links

Website |Goodreads| Twitter|Pinterest


GIVEAWAY!

Prize: Win a copy of THE COURT OF MIRACLES by Kester Grant (US Only)

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Ends: June 16th, 2020

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THE COURT OF MIRACLES Blog Tour Stops

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June 3rd

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Fangirl Pixie Blog – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
A Backwards Story – Review + Favourite Quotes

June 4th

My Bookish Escapades – Spotlight
The Little Mouse That Reads – Review + Playlist
@womanon – Review

June 5th

A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review
Heart’s Content – Review + Favourite Quotes
Reads and Thoughts – Review

June 6th

L.M. Durand – Interview
Emelie’s Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Your Words My Ink – Review + Playlist

June 7th

Book-Keeping – Review
Starlight Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
Cafeyre – Review
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June 8th

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Storied Adventures – Review + Favourite Quotes
Cosmic Book Love – Review
Fazila Reads – Review

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