Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Blog tour Review + Giveaways: Surrender by Rhiannon Paille

This week is going to be full of blog tour stops so be ready, ladies (and you gentlemen too)! Today I'm participating in another blog tour organized by Xpresso Book Tours -run by the awesome Giselle- and I'm hosting one of those authors that are so precious they are rare jewels! Help me welcome Rhiannon Paille :]
And to make things even more amazing there are two giveaways so remember to keep reading ;)



by Rhiannon Paille
Series: The Ferryman and the Flame #1
Release date: 2nd October, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 402 (eARC in exchange of an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
Surrender is one of those books that has a few little flaws but compensates with the amazing plot and loving characters. Kaliel, our sweet elf girl is one of the MC alongside Krishani, who is a part of the merfolk. And their love is impossible.

First I must warn you, this is not going to be a description of what the book is about because, to be honest, Rhiannon just leave us, her dearest readers, in the middle of Avristar and it's up to us to understand who is who and what's going on. Although to be fair she does includes a complete guide at the beginning of the book to give us a hand.
And I'm so grateful! But let me clarify something here: great new worlds like the Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Toklien) or Krynn (Dragonlance series by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis) are so vast, so full of rich and complex scenarios and creatures that it can be overwhelming if we don't have the necessary back up. Remember guys, this a world within a book -which is just plain awesome.
As you can already imagine by my examples this book is a jewel for all fantasy fans as it holds adventure, twists, romance, magic, fights, drama and an epic cliffhanger end.
A few little advices: It's always good to remember to keep an open mind to absorb every little detail and read the book in a slow pace if needed.

One thing I'm enjoying a lot lately is the change of POV, it's still fresh and unique to see the story through a guy's eyes and Krishani was an excellent companion.

Speaking of Krishani, another great point for this book was the uniqueness of the names. I'm a sucker for new/different/unique/awesome invented names, it's just one of those things that wins my heart in a second and makes me smile like an idiot for a long while. And it's so worthy.
As for the character development it was so well-handed, so real that if at the beginning Kaliel seemed timid and fragile -she is an Elve- by the end of the book her personality has changed for the best and is getting ready to stand up and fight in order to fulfill her destiny.
The small things I didn't like were the almost insta-love that Kaliel and Krishani share but that's because I've seen it a lot lately. And then the whole starcrossed lovers part -for the same reason as before- although, to be honest, the way both characters want to break the rules to make their love work and how committed they are to each other was sweet and touching.

I don't know what the future holds for the two of them but I can't wait to find out, I'm ready to submerge myself in the next book, Justice, and follow them until the very end. I'm ready to spend more hours in the island of Avristar and speak with the trees. I'm ready for every book written by Rhiannon Paille.

Alaiel's Rating:

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Giveaway Time

Individual giveaway
- One ebook copy of Surrender.

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Tour grand prize
- Signed paperback copy of Surrender
- Signed paperback copy of Justice
- Three 11x17 prints of Surrender
- Three 11x17 prints of Justice
- Two bookmarks
- Remember to read the Terms and Conditions on the Rafflecopter form.
- You can follow the whole tour HERE.

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  1. I already have a copy so I won't be entering the giveaways BUT I had to say something:
    I loved this book. It deserves all the love it can get and I'm really happy you enjoyed it so much :)

  2. I would and have throw common sense and everything else to the wind for love. Alas, it was never TRUE LOVE but the excitement of any love, good or bad, is addictive.

    cc_clubbs [at] yahoo [dot] com

  3. Thanks for the chance. Id choose the safe life. :)

  4. Thanks for the chance. Id choose the safe life. :)

  5. Tough question. I want to believe that I would you risk everything for true love, thank you for the giveaway!

    Raffle name: Artemis

  6. Would you choose a quiet and safe life or would you risk everything for true love?
    I would risk everything for true love.

  7. You gotta risk everything for true love its one of the most precious things on earth.

  8. I would choose a quiet, safe life every time.

  9. I'm totally a romantic. I'd risk everything for true love!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com


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