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First Lines Friday!

Hello, hello! I’ve had the best week in Scotland, chilling by the beach and going for lovely and scenic walks. This weekend I’n in Edinburgh and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed this beautiful city. Back home on Sunday but it has been so nice being somewhere other then my house and work for a week! Because I’ve not been home, I’ve not been able to schedule my Friday Favourites post so instead I’m going to show off a recent arc I received off an author. Filled to the brim with queer rep and magic, I simply couldn’t pass up the chance to read this book.

“Iori Ryone surveyed Hildegrand’s market square from the roof of one of the structures that framed it, pondering which of the colourful stalls below offered the best pickings. “

Sounds good right? It’s a September release but I’m hoping to get to it a little sooner because it sounds amazing!

Bloody Spade

A girl full of heart
A thief touched by darkness
A boy with a fiery temper
An unwitting servant of evil

The era of magic was once thought to be a myth, but after the Reemergence ushered forces both dark and light into the mundane world, it has since become a harsh reality. Now those affected by this strange power—a specialized group of Empowered called Jokers, known collectively as Cardplay—must protect their world from the darkness that threatens to consume it, all the while fighting for equality in a society clinging to normalcy.

But the Reemergence was only the beginning.

When another influx occurs on the seventh anniversary of that fateful event, an unfortunate encounter at ground zero lands Iori Ryone, a teenage boy in possession of a corrupt and legendary magic, in the care of recent Joker graduate Ellen Amelia Jane. From him, she learns the Reemergence may not have been the inevitable natural disaster it first seemed.

Someone is trying to tear down the barrier that separates the magical realms from the mundane. The question is, can Cardplay stop them before it’s too late?

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  1. Ohhh I was not ready for such a pretty cover!! 🥰

    Card magic always looks so cool to me- though im not sure if I could read it 😅 depending on how it’s done.. id love to see it on tv though

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