Wednesday, December 14, 2022

#2023MostAnticipated - Immoral Longings

My #2023MostAnticipated event continues with a book that is a retelling of Anthony and Cleopatra. It also happens to be the adult debut from a much loved young adult author.

Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong is next to be featured from my list.

There is a Goodreads synopsis definitely has me intrigued 
#1 New York Times bestselling YA author Chloe Gong’s adult epic fantasy debut, inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, is a fiery collision of power plays, spilled blood, and romance amidst a set of deadly games.

Every year, thousands in the kingdom of Talin will flock to its capital twin cities, San-Er, where the palace hosts a set of games. For those confident enough in their ability to jump between bodies, competitors across San-Er fight to the death to win unimaginable riches.

Princess Calla Tuoleimi lurks in hiding. Five years ago, a massacre killed her parents and left the palace of Er empty…and she was the one who did it. Before King Kasa’s forces in San can catch her, she plans to finish the job and bring down the monarchy. Her reclusive uncle always greets the victor of the games, so if she wins, she gets her opportunity at last to kill him.

Enter Anton Makusa, an exiled aristocrat. His childhood love has lain in a coma since they were both ousted from the palace, and he’s deep in debt trying to keep her alive. Thankfully, he’s one of the best jumpers in the kingdom, flitting from body to body at will. His last chance at saving her is entering the games and winning.

Calla finds both an unexpected alliance with Anton and help from King Kasa’s adopted son, August, who wants to mend Talin’s ills. But the three of them have very different goals, even as Calla and Anton’s partnership spirals into something all-consuming. Before the games close, Calla must decide what she’s playing for—her lover or her kingdom.
Immortal Longings releases July 25, 2023 and preorder links are available wherever you like to preorder your books.

You can find out more by following Chloe's Twitter or visiting her website. You can also find out more about her books by visiting the publisher website.

Are you a fan of books that are retellings? If so let me know your favourite in the comments below. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my next pick.

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