The cat is finally out of the bag! For the last couple of months, Haley @ Caffeinated Reader, Ruby @ Bookishly Ruby, and I have been secretly plotting and putting together a Gravemaidens readalong to refresh our goldfish memories before Warmaidens releases in December!
We’ve got all the details on the November readalong, plus some fun surprises thanks Kelly’s generosity! Be sure to check out the rest of the post so you don’t miss out!
Gravemaidens Voracious Book Club Readalong
Join us on the Nerd Voraciously Discord server this November as we group read Kelly Coon’s debut YA fantasy centered on sisterly love and sacrifice!
When is it? November 1-28
Who are your hosts? Ruby @ Bookishly Ruby, Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader, and me!
What’s the Schedule?
Week 1: Chapters 1-7
Week 2: Chapters 8-13
Week 3: Chapters 14-21
Week 4: Chapters 22-29 (or can say 22-End)
Will there be chats? Yes! We’ll have weekly discussions on Saturdays for those who want to join in on Discord.
When will the chats be? On Saturdays (7, 14, 21, 28) and in the final week we’ll have a twitter chat on Sunday the 29th! (Kelly Coon will join us for the Twitter chat!)
Why are we doing this? Well because we love Gravemaidens and really want to boost it as Warmaidens is coming close to its publication date!
Want to join in? Join the Nerd Voraciously Discord Server!
Have you been waiting for the perfect time to pick this book up? The time is NOW because the Gravemaidens eBook is on sale for $1.99 through November 2, 2020 so you can join in and not break the bank! We’ve confirmed this sale is across eBook platforms and at least available in the US, UK, and Italy.
In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.
When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.
But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.
Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.
The three of us buddy read Gravemaidens together last year and had such a wonderful time. As we dive into our re-reads before Warmaidens, we wanted to share the experience with you!
The Gravemaidens duology comes to a close on December 15, 2020 with the releases of Warmaidens! Be sure to submit your library requests or preorder receipts for the amazing international preorder incentive!
Just a few moons after escaping the tomb in Alu, Kammani and the other runaway maidens have found refuge in the city-state of Manzazu. There, Kammani has become a respected healer, especially among the warriors she’s brought back from the brink of death. Now that the nightmares of Alu are fading, she can finally decide whether or not to take Dagan’s hand in marriage.
But when an assassin murders a healer he believes is Kammani and attempts to kill the displaced queen of Alu, the maidens realize they’ve been found.
Hungry for revenge, Manzazu’s queen wants to strike back at Alu with her fiercest weapons—her scorpion warrior maidens—but Kammani knows that war harms more than it heals. To save the innocents and any chance of a future with Dagan, Kammani must take down Alu’s ruler before their lives burn up in the flames of war.
Not only does the Gravemaidens Readalong offer fun group chatter about a truly fantastic book, but thanks to Kelly Coon’s generosity we have a couple of giveaways as well for participants!
Currently we are running a giveaway for one signed paperback to one US winner! (sorry international friends!) Check out the rafflecopter below to get in your entries; a winner will be selected on November 1, 2020!
Have you read Gravemaidens yet or do you plan to? Will you join us in our readalong this November?