Sneak Peek Wednesday: Girl With Three Eyes by Priya Ardis (Giveaway)

Girl With Three Eyes
by Priya Ardis
Publisher: Vulcan Ink
Publication date: Aug. 28, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

She would hate her third eye less if it actually gave her special powers.

When her secret is threatened, she may be the only one who can save the kingdom.

“In this series opener, Ardis…presents an engaging mix of fantasy worldbuilding and teenage courtship…A piquant mix of adolescent romance and adventure.”Kirkus Reviews

Sixteen-year-old Kira puts on a show about having empathic abilities, but she miraculously wakes a highborn boy from a coma after a near-fatal accident on mountainous slopes. When his father threatens to expose her “magic” to the queen, she attends the kingdom’s most elite academy as a bodyguard.

Soon, she’s immersed in a strange new life—one of being a simple student trying out for the school’s skyboarding team. Her fake life becomes the life she’s always wanted, but Kira cannot escape who she truly is. Nothing in the court of the Raj is as it seems…

Will she risk her freedom to unmask a killer before the crown falls?

 

 

Sneak Peek

Startled, I stumbled back. “Why shouldn’t I try out?”

Trace stammered, “Y-You don’t even have a skyboard.”

I had a skyboard. At his house.

Tall and lanky, he glared down his long nose. “An acceptable one.”

“She can borrow one,” Sarita interjected. “It’s in the rulebook. Anyone may ask for a school skyboard for recruit tryouts. If she’s a student, she has every right.”

At Sarita’s words, my spine straightened. It had begun to shrink over the years under the weight of ongoing pressure. There never seemed to be a day when I didn’t worry about how to pay for the cottage or food or if my father found a way to hack into my credits. For once, I wanted to be like any other student. I repeated, “I have every right.”

His eyes stormy with anger, Trace stomped away.

Sarita elbowed me. “I can’t believe you stood up to him. He is so…intimidating.”

I’d upset him. His father had tasked me to protect him. The irony didn’t escape me. Maybe mI didn’t need to be his friend to stay close to him. Instead I’d just annoy him all the time and be in his face that way. I pointed out, “You just stood up to him.”

“I did, didn’t I?” She grinned at first. Then, turning pale, her voice dropped to a whisper, “What was I thinking? It’s Trace. He’s like a god.”

Making a vomiting sound, I said, “He wasn’t being fair.”

“Are you really going to do it? Have you ever been on a skyboard?”

“A few times,” I said absently. Why had Trace been afraid? For the first time, I stopped to mthink about why Sir Lyon wanted me here. Maybe the older man wasn’t just being a hover parent. Maybe something was happening at this school. Sir Lyon hadn’t acted all that honorably when he recruited me, but Trace didn’t deserve to suffer for his father’s questionable actions. My shoulders squaring, I told Sarita, “Let’s do it.”

 

 

 

Meet Priya Ardis

Priya Ardis writes Blood&Treasure fantasy romances which include coming of age, bad boys, globe-trotting, and a spoonful of sassy banter.

She loves books of all kinds–but especially the ones that ensnare you and let your chai go cold. Her novels come from a childhood of playing too much She-Ra and watching too much Spock. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides during a hot summer vacation. Her favorite Arthurian is the Lady of Shalott by Lord Tennyson.

What does she like to read? Books with fantasy and magic with a cool heroine that’s really just the girl/boy next door. Books with all the feels. And, hello, Mr. Darcy anyone?

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6 Thoughts on “Sneak Peek Wednesday: Girl With Three Eyes by Priya Ardis (Giveaway)

  1. Thank you for getting the word out about Girl With Three Eyes! I’m thrilled to putting up a ya mystery/fantasy/school story!

    Best,
    Priya

  2. Jeanna Massman on 19 August, 2020 at 11:01 pm said:

    I love the cover. The colors are amazing.

  3. i love that cover and the blurb. sounds like my kind of book, and…is that blood dripping down? makes me even more curious
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. Glenda M on 20 August, 2020 at 6:24 pm said:

    This sounds really interesting. I bet my niece would love to read it too!

  5. I really love this cover, and the story sounds really interesting too! Hugs, RO

  6. That sounds like it would be a fun one.

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