The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala {Blog Tour}

Looking for a great YA fantasy that will take you on a wild ride? Check out my review of The Archer at Dawn!

Title: The Archer at Dawn

Author: Swati Teerdhala

Series: The Tiger at Midnight #2

Age: Young Adult

Genres: Fantasy

Publication Date: May 26, 2020

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Source: ARC

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Romantic intrigue and electric action fill the gripping sequel to The Tiger at Midnight, a world inspired by ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology. Perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard.

A stolen throne. A lost princess. A rescue mission to take back what’s theirs.

For Kunal and Esha, finally working together as rebels, the upcoming Sun Mela provides the perfect guise for infiltrating King Vardaan’s vicious court. Kunal returns to his role as dedicated soldier, while Esha uses her new role as adviser to Prince Harun to seek allies for their rebel cause. A radical plan is underfoot to rescue Jansa’s long-lost Princess Reha—the key to the throne.

But amidst the Mela games and glittering festivities, much more dangerous forces lie in wait. With the rebel’s entry into Vardaan’s court, a match has been lit, and long-held secrets will force Kunal and Esha to reconsider their loyalties—to their countries and to each other.

Getting into the palace was the easy task; coming out together will be a battle for their lives. In book two of Swati Teerdhala’s epic fantasy trilogy, a kingdom will fall, a new ruler will rise, and all will burn.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
This was amazing! No middle-book syndrome here! The action, the characters, the plot twists continues to build up on top of the first book and doesn't slow down! I was so excited reading this for the final book to arrive. The Archer at Dawn picks up right where The Tiger at Midnight ends with Kunal and Esha entering the Sun Mela during the competition and time of festivities that gives them both an opportunity to infiltrate the court.

This book is steeped in Indian history and Hindu mythology. It's rich in culture, has a beautiful balance of a romance and plot. You never get bored of the romance that's taking place and it neither the romance or plot overshadow one another. They balance and add so much depth to the story.

Esha isn't as snippy as usual because she is now playing the role of a noblewoman. It was interesting to see her have to curb her ways in order to pretend. I loved learning more of her story and what happened with her parents. Kunal is also doing a balancing act with being an undercover spy and coming to terms with his new reality and powers. Kunal is an interesting guy for sure.

There are times when the story did feel a bit much with everything going on, but it all made sense towards the end. The characters are well written and the pace is great. I'm excited to see what happens next in the conclusion.

About the Author
Swati Teerdhala is the author of The Tiger at Midnight series, which has appeared on both Barnes and Noble and Book Riot’s Most Anticipated Novels lists.

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BS in finance and BA in history, she tumbled into the marketing side of the technology industry. She’s passionate about many things, including how the right ratio of curd-to-crust in a lemon tart. She currently lives in New York City.

- Giveaway is open to International.
- Must be 13+ to Enter
- 3 Winners will receive a Copy of THE ARCHER AT DAWN by Swati Teerdhala.
- Ends June 15, 2020

Thank you to JeanBookNerd for having me on this amazing tour!