Crier’s War by Nina Varela (Promo Post)





Crier’s War by Nina Varela

After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will.

Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.

Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.


Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by HarperTeen


author info





Nina Varela is a nationally awarded writer of screenplays and short fiction. She was born in New Orleans and raised on a hippie commune in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent most of her childhood playing in the Eno River, building faerie houses from moss and bark, and running barefoot through the woods. These days, Nina lives in Los Angeles with her writing partner and their tiny, ill-behaved dog. She tends to write stories about hard-won love and young people toppling the monarchy/patriarchy/whatever-archy. On a related note, she’s queer. On a less related note, she has strong feelings about hushpuppies and loves a good jambalaya. CRIER’S WAR is her first novel.

You can find Nina at any given coffee shop in the greater Los Angeles area, or at

twitter: @ninavarelas

instagram: @ninavarelas_




The CRIER’S WAR duology: CRIER’S WAR (10/01/19), IRON HEART (Fall 2020).

The audiobook for CRIER’S WAR will be narrated by Kim Mai Guest.


Content Warnings:

These were taken from the author’s website.


General Content Warnings

  • Discussions of war; discussions of the suffering & exploitation of humans by the Automa ruling class

  • Past, offscreen death of family (Ayla’s; violent, but no graphic detail)

  • Offscreen death of minor characters (no graphic detail)

Specific Content Warnings

  • Self-harm: In Chapter Seven, two characters draw blood for a ritual. It is not cutting in the context of self-harm, but the descriptions could be triggering.

NOTE: In the ARCs for CRIER’S WAR, Chapter Eight contains the offscreen death of a child (no graphic detail). This isn’t in the final version, but just a heads-up for anyone reading the ARCs.


Thank you to wunderkind pr for asking me to do a promo post.  🙂


Have you read Crier’s War yet?  Is it on your TBR (I have mine ordered)?






Author: confessionsofayareader

My name is Kristi and I review books and mod on TBR and Beyond on Facebook. I love to travel and go to concerts. I've been married for over 20 years. I listen to a lot of pop punk. Otherwise, I'm pretty boring. We do have four grandchildren now and try to see them monthly since they don't live close. I read mostly YA and adult mystery/thrillers. I also read a lot of middle grade and some adult romance. You can also find me on facebook, twitter, and instagram (don't post often).

15 thoughts on “Crier’s War by Nina Varela (Promo Post)”

  1. I loved Crier’s War so much!! It is all my sapphic heart ever wanted from a book! Agonizingly slow-burn enemies to lovers romance with complex world-building, pinning, tension, and constant ups and downs?? Hell yeah!!

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  2. I’m reading the ARC of it right now and holy heck am I loving it (should have a review up tomorrow or Wednesday). I guess I’ll have to read the final version, too, knowing now that there are some changes (like the bit mentioned in this post about the death in Chapter 8).

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