Tuesday, April 26, 2016

[Blog Tour] Soldier by Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa was the author that got me into Young Adult literature with her debut The Iron King. I have remained a big fan of her work, and I am so happy to be able to take part in the blog tour for Soldier. Oh, and HAPPY RELEASE DAY! *confetti*

Here is my dream cast for the Talon series! 
I put them alongside Julie's illustration of the characters for comparison.

Ember Hill - Chloe Grace Moretz 
(imagine her with redder hair!)


Riley - Chris Hemsworth


Garret Xavier Sebastian - Douglas Booth


Dante Hill - Cameron Monaghan


What is your dream cast? Let me know in the comments!

That was what Garret Xavier Sebastian thought he was part of as a soldier of the Order of St. George. What he learned from a fiery dragon hatchling twisted all he believed in and set him on a collision course with certain death-but not without a chance to put things right.

Betrayed and on the run again, Ember and rogue dragon Riley discover an unthinkable truth about Talon and St. George. They'll need Garret's skills and insider knowledge of the Order to negotiate an impossible deal-and if they fail, there will be no way to stop all-out war.

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.

Be sure to follow the rest of the tour!

Tour Schedule:
Week 1:

Week 2:

1 set of TALON, ROGUE & SOLDIER (US Only)

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  1. I like your casting ideas a lot! I can't wait to listen to Soldier! I've listened to the previous two installments and the narrators have been great! I also got hooked on Julie's stories with the Iron King....

  2. I love Chris as Riley, and I really think Cameron Monaghan would make the perfect Puck (iron fey)

  3. Yay! It's release day! I can't wait to read this book. Your post was fun today. Thanks!

  4. Your casting choices are perfect! 😍

  5. Omg I need to read this series! Cool casting picks. :)

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  7. Love this author! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. What a great post! Definitely eager to get my hands on this book. I absolutely love Julie!!

  9. Cool dream cast and thanks for the giveaway. I love Julie Kagawa's books. :)

  10. This is such an awesome cast! I can't wait to read the third book this awesome series!