Book Review: Ara Grigorian | Game of Love

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Hello folks, and welcome to my stop on the official 'Game of Love' Blog Tour. I have a few of things for you to read today which all revolve around this book from Ara Grigorian. First things first from the press release I was sent, here is a little something about the author himself:

 
Armenian by heritage, born in Iran, lived in Barcelona, and escaped New York until he found his home in Los Angeles, Ara’s first eleven years were both busy and confusing. The fruit salad of languages would slow down his genetically encoded need to tell stories. Until then, an alter ego would be required…

He received an engineering degree from California State University Northridge and earned his MBA from the University of Southern California. Today, he is a technology executive in the entertainment industry. True to the Hollywood life, Ara wrote for a children’s television pilot that could have made him rich (but didn’t) and nearly sold a video game to a major publisher (who closed shop days later).

But something was amiss until his wife read him the riot act. “Will you stop talking about wanting to be a writer and just do it?” So with her support (and mandate), and their two boys serving as his muse, he wrote stories.

Fascinated by the human species, Ara writes about choices, relationships, and second chances. Always a sucker for a hopeful ending, he writes contemporary romance stories. He is an alumnus of both the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and Southern California Writers’ Conference (where he also serves as a workshop leader). Ara is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and its Los Angeles chapter.

Ara is represented by Stacey Donaghy.

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Now onto the book in question. According to the blurb:

'Game of Love is set in the high-stakes world of professional tennis where fortune and fame can be decided by a single point. Gemma Lennon has spent nearly all of her 21 years focused on one thing: Winning a Grand Slam. After a disastrous and very public scandal and subsequent loss at the Australian Open, Gemma is now laser-focused on winning the French Open. Nothing and no one will derail her shot at winning - until a heated chance encounter with brilliant and sexy Andre Reyes threatens to throw her off her game.

Breaking her own rules, Gemma begins a whirlwind romance with Andre who shows her that love and a life off the court might be the real prize. With him, she learns to trust and love…at precisely the worst time in her career. The pressure from her home country, fans, and even the Prime Minister to be the first British woman to win in nearly four decades weighs heavily. As Wimbledon begins, fabricated and sensationalized news about them spreads, fueling the paparazzi, and hurting her performance. Now, she must reconsider everything, because in the high-stakes game of love, anyone can be the enemy within…even lovers and even friends.

In the Game of Love, winner takes all.'


Review:

I was sent this book from 'Curiosity Quills Press' as part of the official 'Game of Love' blog tour and for an honest review.

Those of you who know me are aware of the fact that I have little interest in the world of sport, but what does grab my attention is a good story about love and romance. So while sceptical I still gave this book a chance.
 
This wouldn't be a true story of romantic collision without the necessary obstacles our couple-to-be in question inevitably has to face. One of the obstacles that I felt was Gemma's celebrity as a profession tennis player and star. The paparazzi follow her every move so as you can imagine trying to tend to a blossoming relationship is difficult at best. However Andre, the love interest is not only the end game but also a true test of Gemma's self identity and the one who maybe could bring Gemma to become who she was always meant to be.
 
The chemistry between the two is both entertaining and natural, and there are some wonderfully charming moments between the two characters. As a writer myself something I find I am always stuck over is choice of perspective, but what Ara does within this novel is construct a wonderful interchange between third person perspectives as if we are taking turns at looking at each side of the characters stories. It sounds complicated but it really isn't, and I found the writing style easy to slip into comfortably which in turn allows the reader to get to know the characters and story on a much easier and friendly basis. My favourite interaction between our two protagonists is the one involving a rather 'scolding' introduction involving coffee and a bag that creates the 'catalyst' for the relationship to begin.

What's wonderful about this relationship is that Andre has no idea who Gemma is in regards to her fame. He is American and as she is British so he has no predetermined definition of who he thinks she is. So when we see her through Andre's eyes, you really are getting a true portrayal without the rose tinted glasses of celebrity.
I seem to have not really focussed on the sport side of things purely because it didn't captivate me as much as I thought. This isn't down to the writer's skill or the story it's just I never really find sport that interesting. However, with that being said, the intensity felt around Gemma's career was definitely there and added to the story in a way I couldn't imagine sport to actually do.
 
This is a great debut from an Author who I accept we will be hearing a lot more about in the future.

I gave this a sporting 7/10

Genre: new-adult, contemporary-romance

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Re-Release : May 4, 2015

Cover Artist: EugeneTeplitsky

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Book Review: Summoner: The Novice | Taran Matharu

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I was sent this book by the lovely Katie Brown from 'Riot Communcations Ltd' on behalf of 'Hodder Children's Books' which is a division of 'Hachette Children's Books' for an honest review.

I love YA Fantasy books, I mean I really love them. I love to get lost in the magical worlds that authors create which captivate and entertain me for hours on end. The last fantasy YA series to get my this excited was the 'Iron Fey' series from Julia Kagawa. So believe me when I say that 'Summoner Book One: The Novice' by Taran Matharu is a sure fire hit and will lead to wonderful things for this talented new author.

Have you ever been ridiculously excited to read a book even before it comes out? Have you even been so excited to read a book before you pick it up and turn its pages? This is how I felt about reading this amazing new book. I had heard about this book a while ago on the literary grapevine and was intrigued by its premise and the potential the story was rumoured to have. 

It was November 2013 when Taran started writing what would be his first published novel and decided to post it on well known story sharing website 'Wattpad'. With this website alone he achieved a record of over 6 million views pre-publication, and it was then he decided to approach 6 agents for representation. Within 24 hours they had all contacted him saying they wanted him as a client. Now this book has been bought in 11 countries including 6 figure deals in the US and Brazil. His success so far is incredible and that's even before publication and before we've got to how amazing the story is.

Our hero is a humble yet talented blacksmith called Fletcher who is doing his best just to live his life and make something of himself. It is a little way into the book when is is gifted with a strange book that unlocks his ability to summon demons. This is unusual for Fletcher because it is said that only Nobles and the Aristocracy are the ones who are able to summon demons, so this offers up questions about Fletcher's lineage because we are unaware of Fletcher's biological parents are even where he really comes from, until later in the book.

He is then chased from the only place he has known as home for a crime he did not commit and he goes on the run, whilst trying to discover and come to terms with his new abilities. He is then signed up to join the Vocans academy which is a place where the truly gifted are trained in the art of summoning. It is here that the training is gruelling and constantly challenging which in turn shapes Fletcher into the summoner he is destined to be. Caught in a mighty battle he must train to become a powerful battle-mage so he can join his fellow summoners on the front lines in a raging war against the orcs.

Even within the academy Fletcher is not safe from enemies, the pretentious Forsyth twins plan and plot to further their families interests and power. Fletcher is lucky to find friends at the academy and this bunch of summoners are a wonderful cast of characters. We have Othello who is the first ever dwarf to be allowed to train at the academy, and his people have long been oppressed which causes tensions between some of the summoners he trains alongside. Then there is Sylva, a talented and elegant but tough elf who will do anything to see that her people gain the allegiance they deserve.

Along with his friends and his demon Ignatius, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie as the fate of an empire is in his hands.
I was very impressed with this book, there was never a dull moment and I felt like I was constantly gripped by the drama and the adventure. There were elements of Harry Potter, Pokemon and Final Fantasy in this novel but that is purely based on the fantasy element of this book. It's story is something that stands competently and proudly all on its own.

What also impressed me was the depth in which everything had been worked out, from the noble heritage and family trees, and the different types of nobles. The level system of the summoners and demons is also something I marveled at as well as the 'demonology' that was so detailed could have filled a book all on its own. The authors imagination is but on display with this book and his magical creations are nothing short of spectacular. There is so much potential with this series and even though it has temporarily been set out as a trilogy, I feel it could extend further than this into further books, novellas and a number of different spin offs. Can you imagine hearing about what the teachers from the academy got up to before many of the students were even born? The potential here is exciting.

I even had a discussion with the author via Twitter and we both thought it would be amazing if these stories got turned into films and then maybe RPGs so you could immerse yourself further into the adventure. This is a wonderful book so that level of success is something that could possible happen.

This is an epic read and it has to be one of my top books of 2015. The chapters are small and easily digestible, but that will only make it easier to fly through this magical book. This is the first in an anticipated trilogy and lucky for us Taran Matharu is already in the process of writing the second book.

A word of warning: brace yourself for the ending.

I gave this book a ridiculously amazing 10/10

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Book Review: Tina Connolly | Seriously Wicked

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As always, any book that has witches and magic in it is always going to draw me in. 'Seriously Wicked' from Tina Connolly is a magical little book with a lovely little cover. I was sent this book from Tor Books (An imprint of Pan Macmillan) via NetGalley for an honest review.

I adore books with a magical story as many of you may know and this is the main reason why this book called to me. The blurb for the book states:

The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia's adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom's a seriously wicked witch.

Cam's used to stopping the witch's crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose--and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Now Cam's suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon's soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she's willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she's wicked too?

The relationship between Camellia and her 'adoptive' mother has always been strained. From an early age she has always had this preconceived idea that this person she called 'mother' is inherently evil. There are endless tasks and items that Cam has to endure and undertake, with a sense of fear that if they are not done then she will be punished in a magically severe way.

One thing that Cam has that may seem to help numb the pain of her problems is the love interest in the form of Devon. How their relationship develops is well written, even when he gets taken over by a very devious and Elvis obsessed demon. Sounds random I know but makes for a new and funny take on the whole idea of 'possession'.

One thing I would have liked to see more of is the story behind the Dragon in the garage. I know we find out why she is there and what happens to her in the end but I am a sucker for dragons and would have liked to seen more of this in the book. I mean, who doesn't want to have their own dragon?

I definitely think there is room for a sequel to this story as the end is left with a few unanswered questions, such as how do things develop with Devon. How does Camellia's magical abilities develop, and how does her relationship with her mother change after everything that has happened, and everything that Cam discovers about her life.

I gave this book a 'Seriously Wicked' 7/10

I am also very interested in reading the 'Ironskin Trilogy' by Tina Connolly, another world of magic but this time with fey, curses and wars.

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M9B | Friday Cover Reveal

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing the cover for
Last Siege Of Haven (The Undertakers #4) by Ty Drago
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While away on an undercover mission, Undertaker Will Ritter has made an unthinkable alliance…with a Corpse! But though Robert Dillin (aka ‘The Zombie Prince’) is indeed one of those alien invaders who animate and possess the bodies of the dead — unlike the rest of his kind, Dillin isn’t evil. In fact, he wants to help. And Will needs that help, because the Queen of the Dead has learned the location of Haven, the Undertakers’ secret HQ, and is planning a massive and deadly assault.

With the last day of the Corpse War finally upon them, Will and his friends find themselves in a desperate race to close the Rift between worlds and forever kill the Corpses. But can they do before Haven is overrun?

For that matter, can they do it at all?
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Last Siege of Haven (The Undertakers #4)
by Ty Drago
Publication Date: May 11, 2015
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Ty Drago
Ty Drago does his writing just across the river from Philadelphia, where the Undertakers novels take place.  In addition to The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses,The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead, and The Undertakers: Secret of the Corpse Eater, he is the author of The Franklin Affair and Phobos, as well as short stories and articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest.  He currently lives in southern New Jersey with his wife and best friend, the real Helene Drago née Boettcher.
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Book Review: Samantha Tonge | Game of Scones

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Have you ever read a book that leaves you craving for warm sands, blue seas, and delicious scones? No? Then it sounds to me like the new book from the lovely Samantha Tonge, 'Game of Scones' is the book for you.

Samantha is signed to CarinaUK which is the new digital publishing initiative from Harlequin UK. I was sent this book from CarinaUK via Netgalley for an honest review.

OK so we all know how I love a good chick lit novel and this book ticks all the boxes. It has a cute title that is a perfect play on words, a female lead who you really root for and plenty of delicious...
...scones. Oh and some pretty yummy male specimens as well.

Pippa is a very successful business woman based in London and she has hit a crossroads in her relationship with her hunky yet sensible boyfriend Henrik. It has become apparent that she is living the life that her parents planned for her and she begins to feel stifled by everything regardless of whether she is successful or not. So when the opportunity to go for a long holiday to the lovely and sunny Taxos, you can't stop her from climbing on that plane. Taxos is a place that has many wonderful memories for Pippa as it is where she spent many a happy childhood holiday, along with her childhood friend Nico.

From her memories, Pippa remember a wonderfully quaint and vibrant little village but when she arrives what she is greeted with has changed completely. It is now a tired little town struggling because of the current state of the economy, and Pippa is gutted and she wants to help. However Taxos isn't the only thing that has changed, enter Niko who has grown up and filled out to become a devastatingly gorgeous piece of caramel who is so sweet you could chew on him all day. Yum, drool etc.

Henrik has somehow managed to get himself on this holiday and I am not going to reveal anything further simply because I don't want to ruin your experience of all those wonderful twists and turns that you encounter within this book. There is torment between hearts, and a fight for the heart of a real community and this book really gives a sense of the magic that community spirit can bring.

There are some wonderful characters in this book and Pippa's relationships with all of them is explored well and you really get a sense of how she feels about this little sunny side of her heart. There are a couple of 'bad guys' shall we say, who don't turn out to be who you think they are in more ways than one...

The title is the clue to how this book turns out and yes it does involve a lot of scones, and I swear I must have almost short circuited my kindle from the amount of times I must have drooled over all the different delicious flavours of scones that Samantha had written about. One thing that Samantha said to me over twitter was 'Keep a look out for glittery scones' and trust me you need these in your life.

A very well written and fun piece of fabulous chick lit that I urge everyone to throw themselves into.

Overall this is a wonderful read from a deliciously talented author.

I give those book a delicious 10/10

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Book Review: Steven Savile | Moonlands

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I received this book as a proof copy for my kindle from 'BadPress' via 'NetGalley.com' for an honest review which will be left on my website, Amazon and NetGalley.

If it wasn't already apparent I have a love for YA fantasy novels and if they are written well can gorge myself silly on its contents. I love anything magical and when I looked at 'Moonlands' by Steven Savile, I was looking forward to finding out what magical creatures I would get to meet.

The opening chapter of this book had me a little confused at first, because it isn't all that clear about what is going on. We get the sense of an assassin looking for his mark, and the guardian who is protecting a girl from being killed. The suspense and action in the first chapter is a wonderful one, and the confusion felt was a good thing because it encouraged you to read on to find out who this girl is and what will happen to her.

It turns out that out hero of the Story is Ashley Hawthorne and she considers herself to be just a regular, uninteresting 15 year old girl who just gets on with her teenage life. However, she doesn't realise that her complete lack of self-worth is anything like what she imagines. She is in fact a very special girl who was sent to the 'real' world to protect her from those who would do her harm. She is the true Heir to a crown and kingdom because she is the only living distant relative of Titania herself the original Queen of the fae.

It turns out she has more than a few guardians surrounding her and when she meets them their familiarity is all too strong which leads to some interesting interactions. Her safety is paramount and her guardians will do anything to keep her safe so she can return to her rightful place as the ruler of the Moonlands.

I think that the characters in this book were well written and really came alive. I felt Ashley's mother seemed more like a best friend than a mother figure and at times I felt she was the same age as Ashley, just by how she seemed to carry herself and how she spoke. The guardians on the other hand are some wonderfully interesting characters who are all different kinds of magical creatures. I only wish we got to spend a little more time with them to see how Ashley interacted with all of those quirky personalities. Maybe we will see more if there is to be a sequel.

The assassin's who are seen as the evil in the story are a group of werewolves who are extremely powerful and practically invincible. What is so great about this story is we see how a relationship between a potential fae queen, and a werewolf alpha can really flip a story on its head. I would have liked to have seen this relationship explored further, but again this may come if there is a second book in the series.

The twist at the end in regards to Ashley's real father is a really good one and it repeats the message that we have seen throughout this book that everyone is not always what they seem. And that it is not always clear who the blame for anything should fall upon.

Overall a really good book that only took me around 3 evenings to finish. I do urge you all to give this book a read and let me know your thoughts. Do you get the sense that a sequel is in the works? I may have to pester the author for that kind of information.

I gave this book 8/10

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Book Review: Rachael Lucas | Sealed With A Kiss

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This was a book I purchased myself through a recommendation from a friend, so am reviewing it because I loved it so much. Oh and I now have a personally signed copy too.

What I look for in a Romantic comedy style book, is that feeling of being utterly wrapped up in the story so much so that I can curl up on the couch under my 'Old Man' blanket, and lose myself between the pages. 'Sealed With A Kiss' from Rachael Lucas is exactly the kind of book I love.

This book is Rachael's literary debut and she originally self-published via Amazon where it went on to become a top ten paid best seller before she signed a three book deal with Pan Macmillan.

Firstly we must discuss the gorgeous cover which is so deliciously appealing that you want to dive right in and lose yourself completely. The colours are beautiful and it has a wonderful seal of approval from Katie Fforde herself on the cover.


The opening chapter is an absolute winner, from the opening line of 'If you're waiting for me to get down on one knee, I wouldn't hold your breath.' to the ghastly way our lovely protagonist Kate is dumped on her best friend's wedding day by her awful ex-boyfriend Ian. Oh and then it turns out that Ian is above Kate in the company she works for and he is ironically given the task of making her redundant. Who knew it was possible to be 'dumped' twice by the same person in such a short space of time. You will instantly like Kate and be fighting her corner from the very beginning willing her to succeed. Kate decides to not to let this stop her, so in a random and daring attempt to force her life in a new and exciting direction she takes a job as a 'Girl Friday' on the remote Scottish island of Auchenmor for the Laird of Duntarvie.

This island is full of wonderful characters such as Jean and Morag and you will fall in love with all of them and their 'crazy' islander ways. The island itself is written in such wonderful prose it's almost as if you are there yourself and can smell the lovely Scottish air. Roddy however is the character in question that you need to keep an eye on. He is Kate's new boss and he comes off as having more walls up than Fort Knox, but there may be a softer side to him that Kate wants to uncover. There may be a blossoming romance on the horizon, but will the gorgeous bagpipe player Finn get in the way (in more ways than one).

If that isn't enough of a hurdle, Roddy's vile ex-girlfriend Fiona turns up causing all kinds of problems and will say and do just about anything to keep Roddy and Kate apart. Sometimes when Fiona opened her mouth I almost threw my book across the room, but obviously I didn't because the urge to keep reading kept me turning the pages. But you can trust me when I say this, Fiona is awful.

This book has more heart than cupid and his bows put together and it will leave you wanting to move to this glorious place and meet all the fabulous people of Auchenmor.
This is a wonderful debut from an obviously talented author who has big things in her literary future. I am honoured to have had a few Twitter conversations with Rachael and not only is she talented but she is bloomin' lovely as well.

A stunning debut gets a stunning 10/10

This is a book that needs to be on everyone's must read list so I urge you to click the link below to make the magical purchase.



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Book Review: Kate Smith | Makery: Sewing

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I received this book as a proof copy for my kindle from 'Octopus Publishing Group' via 'NetGalley.com' for an honest review.

For those of you that are aware, I love to craft. I mean I really love it, sewing, knitting, generally being creative is a fundamental part of my day-to-day life. So when I was asked to review this book from Kate Smith, I jumped at the chance because I already have the original 'Makery' book in my collection.

While the previous book in this series doesn't have a direct focus in terms of creative area, choosing to look at creativity in a more general way. This new book is primarily focused on the skills and creativity behind sewing.

This book is wonderfully sectioned off into three wonderful categories: fashion, home and gifts. In the fashion section we are given clear instructions how to create wonderful accessories such as a stylish smocked bag and a skinny bow belt. In the home section we are given the details on how to create beautiful bespoke bed linens, and finally in the gifts section you can choose from a number of projects including a Men's wash bag or an eye-catching book cover.


If you have ever wanted to try your hand at sewing and never had the nerve to dust off that sewing machine, then this book is ideal for newbies and seasoned sewers alike. This book also includes pull out patterns which coincide with projects from inside this crafty little book.

This book is available right now in paperback and digital format, I do however recommend purchasing the physical edition of the book to appreciate the gorgeous images and benefit from the pull out patterns. 
  
Makery: Sewing is a marvellous little book that is very user-friendly with clear instructions, time guidelines and handy tips as well as required tools lists to guide you through the techniques with ease. Also as a wonderful bonus there's a chapter dedicated to stitches to ensure that you sew your way to success. 
 
Despite only receiving the digital edition I shall be purchasing the full colour paperback edition.

Because I am a crafting and sewing fiend, I give this fabulous book a stitch perfect 10/10

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Book Review: Amy Bearce | Fairy Keeper

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I received this book as a proof copy for my kindle from 'Curiosity Quills Press' via 'NetGalley.com' for an honest review.

First off, let me start by saying this is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It only took me four evenings to divulge its entire contents. Just wow. I am so sad that I finished this book, I wanted it to go on forever.

Check out the stunning cover, this is such a beautiful representation of Sierra who is our beloved protagonist throughout the story. It makes me wish I had a fairy keeper mark just like Sierra does. The talented artist who created this gorgeous cover is Amalia Chitulescu, and she has done a wonderful job.

If you think this is a run of the mill fairy story then you will be completely mistaken, for the fairies in this story at first seem to be nothing more than irritable and moody bugs. When I first saw this little snippet of information I was apprehensive because I love fairies to be walking, talking, human like magical creatures. But what this story does is open your eyes to the diversification of how fairies can be represented, and now I really want my own fairy queen.

In the world of Aluvia where this magical story is set, those who have the fairy keeper mark are seen as chosen or even gifted for they have the responsibility of caring for a fairy queen and her subjects. However 14 year old Sierra sees it as something completely different. Her father Jack is a terrible person and he is also a very highly feared dark alchemist who uses fairy nectar to create a drug like hallucinogenic to sell for an awful lot of dirty profit. He is a vile man who is often mentally and physically violent with his daughter.

Sierra feels trapped, she has an adoring little sister Phoebe who she loves dearly and cannot face abandoning her even for her own safety. So she continues to harvest the nectar for her greedy father until something catastrophic happens. Sierra finds her fairies dead and her fairy queen missing, but she isn't the only one this has happened to. They’re all gone, every single one, and getting them back will be dangerous and deadly.

Sierra is sent on a journey with her best friend Corbin and her worst enemy Nell to search and retrieve a fairy queen, or her little sister Phoebe will be sold to cover her fathers debts. But there is significantly more to this tale than you think, there is a greater risk and a much greater threat to mankind and the future of the world if magic is not somehow saved. Keep an eye out for the wonderful character of Micah who appears later in the book. Other than Sierra he is my favourite character in this story.

I thought that the plot of this book was wonderfully thought out and constructed. Keeping a decent pace all the way through and making sure your interest remained peaked at all times. The characters are very well written with enough depth to feel for them exactly what the author wants you to feel. You will be surprised how your feelings towards Nell will change when we initially start out wanting to smack her really hard in the face.

There are also occasional hints in the book that may dictate where the story could go next in further books. I will not however spoil this for you because I want to see if you can spot them for yourself like I did. You really need to take your time with this book and literally eat up every single little detail because it is all so important to adding that extra bit of magic to an already wonderful story.

You have no idea how much I need need to read the next book and Amy Bearce the talented author behind 'Fairy Keeper' is in the process of writing the next book as we speak.

This book deserves a magical, fantastical 5/5
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