Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WoW: Court of Fives by Kate Elliot

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Title: Court of Fives (Court of Fives #1)
Author: Kate Elliot 
RELEASE DATE: August 18th 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Blurb: 
In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.
Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test Kal's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
This book is giving off a Hunger Games-like vibe, and at the same time has me thinking Jes is somewhat like Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass. Or maybe I'm delusional and in need of some good books... it's probably the latter, seeing as how this summer has been utterly lacking in exciting YA reads. Hopefully this book will exceed my exorbitantly high expectations. *Fingers crossed*