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Blog Tour: The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Welcome to my stop on The Drowned Woods book tour with TBR and Beyond Tours. (This blog tour is also posted on my Tumblr book, art, & fandom blog Whimsical Dragonette.)

Book Info:

TITLE: The Drowned Woods
AUTHOR: Emily Lloyd-Jones
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
August 16, 2022
GENRES: Young Adult Fantasy


A magical, ethereal fantasy from IndieBound bestselling author Emily Lloyd-Jones.

Once upon a time, the kingdoms of Wales were rife with magic and conflict, and eighteen-year-old Mererid “Mer” is well-acquainted with both. She is the last living water diviner and has spent years running from the prince who bound her into his service. Under the prince’s orders, she located the wells of his enemies, and he poisoned them without her knowledge, causing hundreds of deaths. After discovering what he had done, Mer went to great lengths to disappear from his reach. Then Mer’s old handler returns with a proposition: use her powers to bring down the very prince that abused them both.

The best way to do that is to destroy the magical well that keeps the prince’s lands safe. With a motley crew of allies, including a fae-cursed young man, the lady of thieves, and a corgi that may or may not be a spy, Mer may finally be able to steal precious freedom and peace for herself. After all, a person with a knife is one thing…but a person with a cause can topple kingdoms.

The Drowned Woods—set in the same world as The Bone Houses but with a whole new, unforgettable cast of characters—is part heist novel, part dark fairy tale.

Author Bio:

Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. She has a BA in English from Western Oregon University and a MA in publishing from Rosemont College. She currently resides in Northern California, where she enjoys wandering in redwood forests. Her young adult novels include IllusiveDeceptiveThe Hearts We SoldThe Bone Houses, and the forthcoming The Drowned Woods. Her debut middle grade, Unseen Magic, will release in 2022.

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November TBR

This month I’m participating in TBR and Beyond’s monthly TBR challenge: the Crime Detective Agency. Here’s my TBR – let’s see if I can stick to it this time.

– The Case of the Missing Marquess – 5 stars this was a fun middle-grade read.
– City of Lies – Have to finish this one as I also need to read my arc of the sequel, the Hollow Crown, this month.
– The Scorpio Races – I reread this one of my favorites every November.
– The Impossible Contract – Read the first Ghadid book quite a while ago and these have been on my TBR since.
– The Unconquered City
– Hollowpox – Just discovered the Morrigan Crow books last month and I LOVE them.
– The Duke Heist – I love Erica Ridley’s books and I’m looking forward to this arc
– Namesake – loved Fable and looking forward to this arc as well.
– The Inheritance Games – haven’t heard much about this one but it’s a gorgeous cover.

I also need to read a few ARCs publishing in November / early December:

– Hollow Empire
– Princess Floralinda and the 40 foot tower – REALLY looking forward to this one!
– When a Rogue Meets his Match
– Jolene
-Universe of Wishes

I’m sure I won’t manage to get all of these read (especially with myself, my husband, and even my 6-year old stressed about the election results) but I’m going to try.