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The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, Book 1)
The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, Book 1) | Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well -- and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what -- and who -- it is they're fighting for.Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this epic tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.
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BookFairy1519

“I‘d always looked down on the world through diamond-studded windows. She‘d looked up at the world through salt glass. Despite those differences, we were both looking in from the outside.”
—Kestra

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mandi1082
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Mehso-so

3️⃣⭐⭐⭐
After being exiled for 3 years Kestra Dallsor is finally coming home. Kestra's father is the right hand man to the evil king, Lord Edrick. When a group of rebels intercept Kestra's carriage ride home she is kidnapped. Truths and Lies start to come out who should Kestra trust.

mandi1082 I thought the story line was okay. I Liked Kestra's personality and he fireiness. I always enjoy reading strong kickass females. I just felt the story was a little long and some of the twist and turns left me confused. I do like this author so will probably read the next one to see if maybe it gets better 🤷‍♀️. 6mo
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Kittygal

Reading this book now, it was recommended by a friend. I didn‘t know if I was going to like it because I‘m not much of a fantasy person, but I absolutely love this book! Th characters are loveable and it is narrated by the two main characters which I personally love. I would definitely reading this book if you like fantasy and action with romance on the side.

BookFairy1519 This is one of my favorites! It‘s so complex and engaging! ✨ 6mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💟📚💟 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻👍🏼📚 6mo
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wideeyedreader
Bailedbailed

Couldn‘t bring myself to finish this one...too much arguing, not a single character was likable. There are many books I‘d rather read.

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wideeyedreader
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Picked this one up from the library yesterday for one last #juneread! I hope it‘s as good as it looks!

brit91 It's sounds interesting!😎 7mo
wideeyedreader @brit91 Yes it does!! 7mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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JaclynW I need to read this! My kids and I love Jennifer Nielsen books! 11mo
RavenclawPrincess913 @JaclynW The second book to this series "The Deceivers Heart" comes out on the 26th and I have the arc for it can't wait to read it just finished this one 11mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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This book was so hard to put down for dinner 100% reccomend. What is everyone currently reading?

Prettytears I'm currently reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides 11mo
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WriterAtHeart
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Pickpick

This book just reminded me how much I like Jennifer A. Nielsen as an author. I enjoyed "The Traitor's Game" and am excited for the next one as we continue to follow our protagonists into their prophesied roles to bring peace back to the Kingdom.

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mdemanatee
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I‘m not feeling this one like the False Prince and that‘s bumming me out.

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somebooksaround
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I wasn‘t familiar with Jennifer Nielsen before I read The Traitor‘s Game. Now I‘m trying to catch up on her other books!😍📚✨🌸
#reading #books #shelfie #ya #novel #fantasy #fiction #series #litsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic!!! 📚 2y
somebooksaround @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you!! ✌️✨🌸 2y
HOTPock3tt This book was high on my list for a while... maybe I need to move it up 🤔 2y
somebooksaround @HOTPock3tt yessss! I wouldn‘t say it‘s the best book ever but, it‘s interesting to have a protagonist who has some learning to do in regards to morality and what around her is wrong and right within a fantasy story. I‘m into it! Plus I‘m into the character names - they vibe well!😂🙌 2y
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somebooksaround
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Some of my favorite covers😍📚✨
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Finishing up a few reads tonight but also
**A SEQUEL TO CARRY ON!!!** I cannot wait!!!!!
#hardcover #reading #books #coolcovers #cbb #circe #shadowhunters #ya #novel #fiction #fantasy

Schnoebs 😲😲😲 all those gorgeous books! 2y
somebooksaround @Schnoebs gottttaa love a good cover! 😍 2y
GripLitGrl 😍😍 2y
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Beachesnbooks Omg I was so excited to hear about the Carry On sequel!!! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Beautiful photo as usual Jordan! 🙊🖤 Some divine covers here too xx 2y
somebooksaround @GripLitGrl 😍💛✌️ 2y
somebooksaround @Beachesnbooks right!!!! Same here!!! The artwork is already incredible!! 2y
somebooksaround @Sorceryandswords thanks girl!! Means so much!! Hope you‘re having a good day!💛💛🌸 2y
Sophoclessweetheart @josteele I am thank you sweet. I hope you are too x 2y
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SincerelySelina

It‘s been awhile since I‘ve posted! But I want to highly recommend The Traitor‘s Game! This book kept me o my toes and had some crazy twists! This is a fast and short Blurb because I am now finally starting #WarStorm !! 🤗

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Missusb
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This is what I actually finished up and down to Canberra. A Year 12 student read the blurb and summed it as Games of Thrones meets Hunger Games. Oh so young to be so cynical. It‘s very strong world building and Nielsen always throws in some twists. More to come, of course. #preview #rso #julyrelease2018🇦🇺 #yafantasy

somebooksaround Loooove this book!! 2y
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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

This book was pretty good. I had no idea what it was really about before I started reading it. I got 100 pages in and kind of thought about bailing, but just took a couple of days off and once I started reading it again, I couldn‘t put it down!

It‘s definitely set up to have more and I will plan to read them! (Though I‘m really bad at continuing series!)

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Laughterhp
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Um excuse me library, why would you put a stamp on the bottom of the page blocking some words?!

Why wouldn‘t you put it at the end of a chapter or at the top of the chapter in empty space.... common sense. Luckily they didn‘t press to hard to block the words!

wanderinglynn That‘s a fail for sure! 2y
MelissaSue81 🤔 2y
Daisey I know several libraries that stamp the lower corner of a specific page. 2y
LiteraryinLititz For mine it‘s 39. 😋 2y
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ReviewsMayVary
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My behind the scenes book while working the merchandise table for Treasure Island. Betrayal is the theme for the day!

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Kshakal
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This is one of the most beautiful covers I have seen in a long time!!! #coolcovers #readingresolutions @Jess7

Mollyanna Very pretty! Color me intrigued... 2y
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Kshakal
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It is almost the end of the year which means my book orders are almost done for the year... 😔 at least I got some good ones this month!! #teachersoflitsy

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somebooksaround
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5/5 for this beauty. Fantastically paced, written with whimsy & strength. Kestra is a complex character: her heart is strong throughout. Kidnapped by the leader of a rebellion, she has an unexpected reunion w/ her childhood friend Simon. She‘s set on multiple paths at once & new information expands her understanding of the people which she royals.⚔️
#pick #fantasy #novel #ya #fiction #newbook #read #books #new #litsy #hardcover

EmeraldSorceress Wowza! Amazing summary! I‘ll try this book out!! 😃 2y
somebooksaround @EmeraldSorceress thank you so much! Its a fun easy read🙌I hope you enjoy!!😃✌️✌️ 2y
EmeraldSorceress No problemo! Have you recovered from all that annoying illnesses that have been going around yet? 2y
somebooksaround @emeraldfire thank you for asking! I thought I was but I woke up with a fever this morning so yAY flu ☠️ on the reading & nyquil train lol - hope you‘re doing well! ✌️🌻 2y
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somebooksaround
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Almost done! I only read small bits the past couple days, so I‘m going to finish it today! I am so excited to find out what happens!!😍📚⚔️
#fantasy #fiction #ya #novel #reading #books #litsy #new #april

Christine11 Gorgeous cover!! ♥️ 2y
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somebooksaround
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A little Thursday shelfie :: I‘m about 240pgs into The Traitor‘s Game. Seriously enjoying this story. Fast paced and thoughtful. Reading a book that is well explained but still keeps the feeling of exhilaration and anticipation is truly a memorable experience. To me that is what this book has been, a memorable experience. I cannot wait to see how it ends!👑⚔️
#litsy #shelfie #reading #books #april #home #tbr #classic #lit #circe #novel #ya

Bookishthoughts Nice picture great lighting !👍👍 2y
somebooksaround @LazyDays thank you very much!!✌️🙌😃 2y
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somebooksaround
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Midtown vibes. This sunny day is made for a bloody mary & a book🌞🍹
#atlanta #reading #fantasy #ya #novel #books #outside #litsy #fiction #new

BookNerd9906 Sounds amazing ❤️ 2y
somebooksaround @BookNerd9906 It was, thanks! 😃🙌 have a good weekend! 2y
BookNerd9906 You too! 2y
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somebooksaround
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VelvetSpade Not gone to bed yet or up really early? 🤔 2y
somebooksaround @VelvetSpade I had not gone to bed yet😬 couldn‘t put the book down haha! 2y
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acepages
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"I motioned Kestra over to the table. 'Come eat.' 'After Trina has breathed on it? I‘d rather eat off the floor.'"~ Jennifer A. Nielsen, The Traitor's Game
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My SO picked this one on our last hook haul trip, the cover just drew me in immediately and I can't wait to see what wonderful world this book holds.
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What book covers have captivated you right away?
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#thetraitorsgame #bookaddiction #bookaesthetic #bookaddict #bookcoverlove

Aurys I got a signed copy of this! So good. 2y
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somebooksaround
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Sitting at a car shop for ages, thankfully I have this incredible book to keep me sane. I am LOVING this story! Super invested in the characters. I love when the author throws us into the story. So exciting & intense!⚔️🙌
#newbook #traitorsgame #fantasy #ya #novel #fiction #reading #books #litsy #newfavorite #pick

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love that book mark. 🔖 2y
GripLitGrl Love your bookmark😍 waiting is always better with a good book👍 2y
somebooksaround @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you!! I think they have them on amazon? 😂🙌 2y
somebooksaround @GripLitGrl thank you!!! Omg so true. I got a lot of reading in 😬🙌 2y
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lauras.enchanted.library
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I actually didn‘t put this book down from the moment I started it until it was done. The romance was so cute and sweet and I needed more!

I know i had issues with one or two extremely minor things, but overall this was so much fun. Kestra was so headstrong and defiant and wonderful. and Simon?? 😍 He‘s so adorable I couldn‘t handle it.

It kept me guessing until the last page. I still don‘t know how to respond to all of what i just read.

4.5 ⭐️

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somebooksaround
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I picked this up from Target the other day. I read the first chapter and I am so into it! Jennifer Nielsen throws you right into Kestra‘s story. I‘m super invested🙌🖤⚔️
#tbr #new #books #theTraitorsGame #youngadult #novel #fiction #fantasy #shelfie #stronglead

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Aurys
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Tea and a book is always a good idea. #teaandbooks

somebooksaround Loving this book so much!! 2y
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CoffeeK8
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I really enjoyed this book, the setting world building were terrific, the plot was exciting and the main character, Kestra, was resilient and creative. The romance aspect leaned too heavily on insta-love, but was believable. #romantsy

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vanslibanan
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This will be my first March read but this also releases on Feb 27th. I loved the False Prince series so I hope this is good or better 📚

UnabridgedPod Jennifer Neilson is so great. My son and I have both enjoyed her books. :) 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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This is such a been there done that cover. It's reminiscent of the BN edition of the Cruel Prince. Plus the sword/ dagger has been seen a lot most recently the now I rise series. Yep. No imagination.

Feb 27
#CoverLove #YAedition

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theascendantreader
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💛 The Traitor's Game had my heart and mind racing to keep up with this captivating ballad of action, amour, and allure. 💛

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2240705278

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theascendantreader
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Let the games begin 💛

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theascendantreader
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I will be starting this very soon and I can't wait 💛