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By a Thread by Nyna Queen - Book Tour & Review

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Title: By a Thread

Author: Nyna Queen

Series: Trueborn Heirs Series

Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal

Publisher: Levire

Release Date: May 1 2019

Editions: eBook


“I’m a spider, sugar.
My shaper kind doesn’t bear that name for nothing.”

That's not something Alexis Harper dares to say very often.
If she did, it might just get her killed. Not that she is an easy mark, but
even fools get lucky once in a while.
In a world where the magically gifted trueborn rule and the
magicless halfborn slog away in the slums, half-blood mongrels like Alex are
outcasts—feared and shunned. For most of her life, she has lurked in the
shadows, trying to keep her true nature a secret. But the secrecy ends abruptly
when she saves two trueborn aristo children from a group of hired killers.
Accused of a crime she didn't commit, Alex suddenly finds herself running from
powerful enemies, with no one around to trust.
Or what about the mysterious stranger who has been following
her? He is one of Death’s Servants, born and bred to kill at the country’s
command. Not the most preferable ally, but then, her choices are limited. Soon
she has to decide whether she can trust him or not—it’s a gamble she might not
survive either way. And before Alex knows what is happening, her life is
hanging by a silken thread…

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By a Thread is the first book in the Trueborn Heirs series. It follows Alexis, a half-blood shaper (she's a spider), as she tries to keep her true identity secret. She stays in the shadows, trying to blend in and avoid notice from pretty much everyone. Unfortunately for her, that doesn't exactly go as planned.
She's being hunted, on the run because of an accusation. Her only hope of avoiding the ones out for her blood is putting her tentative trust in someone who isn't exactly the epitome of safe. 
I found the book a little slow at first. I struggled a bit to get into it, but once I did, I found it to be an intriguing, exciting read. 
The characters are different and unique. The world-building is solid, and you feel like you're actually in the book at times. I didn't necessarily connect with any of the characters, but I did like (or hate) them, and I enjoyed the fact that there was action, humor, mystery, and even a bit of romance. 
There were a few typos in the story, but nothing too bad. They didn't really detract from my reading pleasure. 
4 stars from me.

Nyna started reading fantasy books at the sweet age of six
(in fact, as soon as she could read) and never got out of it. After she
finished her law degree, she finally decided to commit herself to a career as
an author. When she isn't reading a book or dreaming up another story, she
works as a lawyer, indulges in way too much coffee and enjoys long walks in the
sun. If you are looking for Nyna, you'll likely find her behind her laptop,
hitting the keys, writing down her latest novel ideas - careful, if you speak
to her now, she might not remember later!

Right in this moment, Nyna is probably working on the second
book in her Trueborn Heirs Series: Web of Lies.

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