Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Awakened by Kriston Johnson

Today I'm participating in a blog tour organized by Xpresso Book Tours. Please, help me welcome Kriston Johnson and her book Awakened.
And to make things even more interesting there is a giveaway so remember to keep reading ;)



by Kriston Johnson
Series: The Legends Of Elyndia #1
Release date: 25th April, 2013
Publisher: Selfpub
Pages: 274 (ebook received for blog tour in exchange of an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:

Can fighting for the right side be the wrong thing to do?

Draven, the tyrant ruler of Elyndia for the last one thousand years, searches for the one who can fulfill his prophecy.

The Paladins, an elite band of warriors sworn to protect their way of life at all cost, search for the one with the ability to bring their world crumbling down.

An innocent girl, tormented by demons only she can see, lives on the brink of insanity and longs for a life of peace.

When seventeen-year-old Jade Rosenberg reads from an antique book, she has no idea she just read an incantation awaking her inherited power. But when opposing—and equally terrifying—groups invade her home, she learns she is descended from an enchanted realm and a member of a powerful race thought to have been hunted to extinction.

Ripped from her world, Jade is forced to seek refuge from those who want her dead. She is given one of two options and the time has come for her to make a choice: assassinate their sworn enemy...

Or sacrifice her soul.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
Awakened was a pleasant surprise, the action begins from the very beginning and we, readers, discover everything at the same pace as Jade -our MC- does which is, at least for me, pretty cool.
And Jade is a strong girl with a lot of attitude that even in the circumstances she finds herself in she doesn't hide and tries to figure things out as best as she can.

And this is the thing: we don't really know what's going on during most of the book and even at the end there are still a lot of questions that need answer which means I'm so going to read the next book.

Kriston's writing style is clean, clear and direct. The world she created was very complex and full of details that helped me connect with the characters and the plot.
Now, something that I missed a little bit was the romance. Don't get me wrong, there is romance but it's not very important... and lately I've been craving romance, hahaha.

Anyway, this is a book for all fantasy lovers and although it's not perfect I recommend it a lot.

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Prize 1: One copy of Awakened, one bookmark and a $10 Amazon gift card.

Prize 2: One ebook of Awakened and one bookmark.

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