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#BBNYA2020 Blog Tour: Marrow Charm (The Gate Cycle #1) by Kristin Jacques @BBNYA_Official @foliosociety

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Hello, my lovelies. Today is my stop on the BBNYA 2020 winning finalists Blog Tour. I’m shining my bookish spotlight on 6th place winner Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques. The first book in her young adult (YA) fantasy series, The Gate Cycle.

What’s Marrow Charm about?

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#BBNYA2020 Blog Tour: Marrow Charm (The Gate Cycle #1) by Kristin Jacques   @BBNYA_Official @foliosocietyTitle: Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques
Series: The Gate Cycle #1
Published by The Parliament House on 1 October, 2019
Genres: Young Adult (YA), Dystopian
Narrator: Amie Lyn Hornick
Length: 10 hours 24 minutes
No. of Pages: 346

Azure Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic. One where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above. Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities. A sickness that doesn't merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful.

But when Azzy's brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes. The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe.

Her search for Armin leads her to Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. Azzy must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world, brave the perils of the Above, and reach Armin before his new power is used to open the Gate once more.

Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Audible*

Marrow Charm is a young adult story AND has a dystopian setting, therefore, I chose not to read it myself. However, it’s a book that’s received high praise and many glowing reviews.

Keep reading to find out more about the book’s author, Kristin Jacques and the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award.

About Kristin Jacques

Author - Kristin Jacques

Kristin Jacques is an author from small town New England. She grew up in the sticks, surrounded by river wildlife, and various swamp inhabitants. Somehow she managed to keep all her toes despite a run in with a snapper or two.

She lives with her husband and sons in another small New England town. She is mighty attached to them.

When not writing, she is likely reading, watching a terrific B-Horror flick, or further spoiling the family cats. Sometimes she has blue hair.

Last year, it was my privileged to be on the panel of judges. I’ve signed up again in for BBNYA 2021 and can’t wait to see which indie books make the cut this year.

But, what’s the BBNYA all about?

What’s the BBNYA?

BBNYA 2021

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors.

If you are an author and wish to learn more about the 2021 BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website ( or our Twitter account, @BBNYA_Official. If you would like to sign-up and enter your book, you can find the BBNYA 2021 AUTHOR SIGN UP FORM HERE. Please make sure to carefully read our terms and conditions before entering. 

If you are a book blogger or reviewer, you can apply to be part of BBNYA 2021 by filling out this form (also remember to read the terms and conditions before signing up)! 

BBNYA is brought to you in association with the Folio Society (If you love beautiful books you NEED to check out their website!) And the book blogger support group TheWriteReads.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this spotlight post. Marrow Charm was a favourite read for many of my fellow panellists. Will you be tempted to pick it up?

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Before you go, don’t forget to check out the other finalists in the BBNYA 2020.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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