Firstborn Swag Offer

Hey all!

Just wanted to post a quick update on the book I reviewed a few weeks ago: Firstborn by Tosca Lee.

The amazing Tosca Lee is offering a pile of swag to all those who pre-order Firstborn and send a copy of their receipt to her “Asylum Warden” Cindy (cindy@toscalee.com) by May 9th.

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Check out even more about this fabulous offer (plus tons of super cool extras if you happen to preorder multiple copies!!) on Tosca’s website by clicking here.

Happy reading!

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Firstborn by Tosca Lee

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From the publisher: “From New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee comes the much-anticipated, fast-paced sequel to The Progeny about the powerful descendants of the most notorious female serial killer of all time.

“All at once, she remembers. The memories Audra had erased have returned. And now she knows why she did it.

“Now she must find her archenemy, the Historian, and put an end to the centuries old Progeny/Scion war once and for all. But first she has to rescue Luka, who is being held prisoner by the Scions, all while on the run from the law and struggling with her growing powers and their painful side effects.

“But when a bitter betrayal stalls her plans, Audra doesn’t know who to trust. With the help of a heretic monk, her Progeny friends, and the hacker, Jester, Audra fights to defeat the Scions and find a way to save other Progeny in the process. The final confrontation with her surprising nemesis will put her powers to the ultimate test.”

Seriously, I have been waiting (rather impatiently, I might add) more than a year for this sequel to Tosca Lee’s first book in the Descendants of the House of Bathory series (The Progeny, which I reviewed last year). And I actually had to force myself to put the book down and go out into the real world (although the whole time, my mind was flashing back to the story, wondering how it would all work out in the end)!

For me, the final book in a series is often a bit of a downer — it means that I don’t get to live with those characters anymore and, honestly, it hardly ever turns out the way I wanted it to. Not so with Firstborn. While I’m sad that I won’t get to experience life on the run with Audra for the first time ever again, I was totally satisfied with the conclusion of her story. The fast-paced plot twisted and flipped just as much as the first book in the series keeping my attention riveted (especially when I should have been paying attention to other things…). And even though I managed to kind of figure out some of the surprises beforehand, Tosca Lee wrote them in such a marvelous way that I still found myself gasping and smiling as I read.

Do yourself a favor — pick up a copy of Firstborn (and The Progeny, if you have not read it yet. And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for??). Firstborn is available for pre-order now and releases May 2.

Many thanks to Howard Books and NetGalley for the copy of this novel. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!! 🙂

The Progeny by Tosca Lee

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Set to be released May 24, 2016. Available for pre-order now!

Emily wakes in Maine with no memory – by design. She’s recently undergone an experimental procedure to have her memory erased. Yet, she quickly finds that erasing her memory can’t erase her past or keep her safe. She must set off on a quest – from the quiet woods of Maine to the pulse-pounding underground of eastern Europe – to discover who she is and what she’s hiding from, or she and those she loves will never be safe again.

If you’ve read Tosca Lee before, know that this isn’t like what she’s written in the past. But that is in no way a bad thing! The intricacy and attention to detail with which she wrote books like Havah, Iscariot, and The Legend of Sheba are still found in The Progeny, but with a whopping dose of thrill and mystery. Intense was the first word that came to mind. I felt like I was driving over Red Mountain Pass going too fast in the dark – crazy twists with no idea what might happen next, just gripping tight and keeping my eyes peeled for the next surprise.

Tosca Lee has found a new niche, and I’m so excited to see what she places in there next. Can’t wait for the next book in the Descendants of the House of Bathory series!

Many thanks to Howard Books and NetGalley for the free copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own! 🙂