Given to the Earth by Mindy McGinnis Spotlight | Penguin Blog Tour

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GIVEN TO THE SEA

An expansive YA fantasy from an up-and-coming YA author, just right for Throne of Glass readers.
Loyalties collide, friendships are tested, and romance blooms in a dying world where the sea is rising - and cannot be escaped.

Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water. Her body is to prevent a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before being Given, Khosa must produce an heir.

Vincent is third in line to inherit the throne, a lesser prince in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom and a long wait. When Khosa arrives without an heir, Vincent knows his father will ensure that she fulfill her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent must find a plan that will allow him to keep Khosa and the kingdom . . . or decide what he's willing to sacrifice.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra - fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before - are now marching from their stony shores for the twin's adopted homeland, Stille.

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land - and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.


GIVEN TO THE EARTH

Duty, fate, desire, and destiny collide in this intricately wrought tale, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.
 Although she was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, Khosa's marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she's untouchable. But being Queen hasn't stopped her heart from longing for the King's stepbrother, Donil. And it hasn't stopped her body from longing for the sea itself, which still calls for her.

 While Khosa is made to choose between loyalty and love, Dara is on a mission for vengeance. Years ago, the Pietra slaughtered the entire Indiri race, leaving only Dara and her twin, Donil, alive. Now, spurned by King Vincent, Dara has embarked on a mission to spill the blood of Pietra's leader, Witt, and will stop at nothing to show his people the wrath of the last Indiri.

 As the waves crash ever closer to Stille, secrets are revealed, hearts are won and lost, and allegiances change like the shifting sand.


AUTHOR BIO:

Mindy McGinnis is an assistant YA librarian who lives in Ohio and cans her own food. She graduated from Otterbein University magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature and Religion.







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