It’s giveaway day! I am giving away a signed copy of Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto with gold and red painted pages! If you have seen this fabulous book on the shelf but haven’t had a chance to experience girls riding phoenixes, now is your chance. 🔥 TO ENTER: follow @mikkihelmer and like this post! Extra entries for every friend you tag. Ends: 6/1. (Not affiliated with Instagram or anyone else. Open to U.S.) 🔥 An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle. I had a sister, once… In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart. I promised her the throne would not come between us. Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks. But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled. Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all. Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.