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Tour: Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin

Elisa A. Bonnin
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 2nd 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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A teen girl must bring together two broken worlds in order to save her nation in this lush, Filipino-inspired young adult fantasy novel from debut author Elisa A. Bonnin.

“Be dauntless, for the hopes of the People rest in you.”

Seri’s world is defined by very clear rules: The beasts prowl the forest paths and hunt the People. The valiant explore the unknown world, kill the beasts, and gain strength from the armor they make from them. As an assistant to Eshai Unbroken, a young valor commander with a near-mythical reputation, Seri has seen first-hand the struggle to keep the beasts at bay and ensure the safety of the spreading trees where the People make their homes. That was how it always had been, and how it always would be. Until the day Seri encounters Tsana.

Tsana is, impossibly, a stranger from the unknown world who can communicate with the beasts – a fact that makes Seri begin to doubt everything she’s ever been taught. As Seri and Tsana grow closer, their worlds begin to collide, with deadly consequences. Somehow, with the world on the brink of war, Seri will have to find a way to make peace.

Dauntless captures the best parts of every action-packed fantasy—breathtaking scenes of power and victory that push the limits of human tenacity. This is a triumphant tale of courage and self discovery that will make you believe in your own strength.” —Kyllie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night


About the Author

Elisa A. Bonnin was born and raised in the Philippines, after which she moved to the United States to study chemistry and later oceanography. After completing her doctorate, she moved to Germany to work as a postdoctoral scientist. A lifelong learner, Elisa is always convinced that she should “maybe take a class in something” and as a result, has amassed an eclectic collection of hobbies. But writing will always be her true love. Publishing a book has been her dream since she was eight years old, and she is thrilled to finally be able to share her stories. Dauntless is her first novel.

The Tour

August 1st
Sadie’s Spotlight >> Excerpt
Lilibet Bombshell >> Excerpt
The Keysmash Blog >> Review
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt

August 2nd
Rockin” Book Reviews  >> Guest Post
Celticlady’s Reviews  >> Excerpt
The Page Ladies >> Review
Bookish Trisha >> Review

August 3rd
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves >> Guest Post
My.Bookish.Mind >> Review
The Avid Reader >> Interview
Reading With Wrin >> Review

August 4th
Kelsey Ketch >> Guest Post
Lady Hawkeye >> Excerpt
Tien’s Blurb >> Review
The Book View >> Review
Declarations of a Fangirl >> Excerpt
Teatime and Books >> Excerpt

August 5th
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author >> Excerpt
Sweaters and Raindrops >> Review
Enthralled Bookworm >> Interview
Reading Stewardess >> Review