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The Isles of the Gods

(2023)
(The first book in the Isles of the Gods series)
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Looking for a sweeping summer read? Magic, romance, and slumbering gods clash in this riveting romantasy about a seafaring girl and a playboy prince who band together in a precarious journey. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Aurora Cycle and the Illuminae Files.

Selly has salt water in her veins. So when her father leaves her high and dry in the port of Kirkpool, she has no intention of riding out the winter at home while he sails off to adventure. But any plans to follow him are dashed when a handsome stranger with tell-tale magician's marks on his arm commandeers her ship. He is Prince Leander of Alinor  and he needs to cross the Crescent Sea without detection so he can complete a ritual on the sacred Isles of the Gods. Selly has no desire to escort a spoiled prince anywhere, and no time for his entitled demands or his good looks. But what starts as a leisure cruise will lead to acts of treason and sheer terror on the high seas, bringing two countries to the brink of war, two strangers closer than they ever thought possible and stirring two dangerous gods from centuries of slumber...


Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"[A]n epic, propulsive adventure filled with characters that demand to be loved instantly. The lore of the gods is cool, the prince is delightfully full of himself--the twists and betrayals make for a breathless wild ride...I didn't know what to do besides keep turning the pages." - Kendare Blake

"Brimming with magic, mythology, and danger. . . The sea beckons and destiny calls--don't miss this one!" - Alexandra Bracken

"A book that is both deliciously diabolical and full of heart. I was absolutely enthralled!!" - Stephanie Garber

"A lush fantasy world so evocative and romantic that you will feel the salty spray of the ocean on your skin. . . I was immersed in this epic story, and you will too. Deserves to be a classic." - Marie Lu

"I devoured it. When is the next book?" - Garth Nix

"With playful magic, high-stakes action, sweetly-simmering romance, and lovable (and hateable!) characters, Amie Kaufman continues to prove her talent as a master storyteller. I need the next book, stat!" - Lynette Noni

"Gorgeous and gripping... an epic adventure of gods, magic and romance." - C S Pacat


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