The Drowned Woods – Blog Tour Review

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the The Drowned Woods Blog Tour hosted by TBR & Beyond Tours.

Check out my review post below!

About the Book

The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: August 16, 2022


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.

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This was so good! I was so excited to revisit the world of The Bone Houses on a new adventure with new characters! This was a wild ride and I enjoyed it so much.

Mer is the last water Diviner which means she’s always hunted for her abilities. When she receives a visit from an old “friend” and is offered a job she takes the opportunity to get back at the prince who bound her to him, and the person she’s been running from.

Mer was no nonsense and I loved that she just travels around with a slew of weapons. She doesn’t trust anyone, which is definitely for the best, and isn’t afraid to use her abilities to harm if necessary. I really liked Mer and learning about her abilities. There is a point in the story where she uses her abilities to save others lives and the detail and concentration needed was so well detailed.

Emily did a great job of building a story that is unique and filling it with characters who all have their secrets. I definitely recommend this, and her other books! I will continue to read all Emily’s books as long as she continues to write them!

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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