Friday, March 31, 2017

Wyshea Shadows by Geoffrey Saign

Series: Divided Draghons

Publication Date: Dec 2016
Publisher: Kiraku Press
Age Group:YA
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 285 pages
Format: epub
Source: Review Copy
Buy the Book: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads

A hundred-year-war that won’t end…
Three young women sworn to kill each other…
Famere, the wyshea butcher, seeks vengeance with loyal mythic beasts called shadows,
Jennelle, commander of the Northerners, fights for her people’s survival using brilliant strategies, &Camette, a wild divided draghon, searches for her kidnapped lover…
Famere, Jennelle, and Camette must discover who is friend or enemy, who is responsible for the hundred-year dark sky and death mists, and if the men they adore will still love them.

There's really not much I can say about this one without ruining the story for other readers. I can say it was extremely well written, character development was well thought out, and story development was on par with some of the greatest Fantasy epics ever written. The only issue with the writing that I found was that because of the shifting character perspective, it was, at the beginning of some sections, difficult to determine which character's lens the story was being told through. Once past the first sentence or two in any given section this was no longer a problem though, so definitely not a deal-breaker.

Mr. Saign has done remarkably well in his endeavor into epic fantasy. I definitely look forward to reading the next book in the series whenever it is released!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hideaway Fall

   So, there's a new publisher on the block. Well, okay, across the ocean, but still. They're called Hideaway Fall and their first release comes out very soon. I'll be sure to post my review of the book as soon as it's in my hands, but in the meantime, I wanted to show all of you lovely readers the super awesome swag pack they sent me. Seriously, this thing was awesome. It's definitely NOT your run-of-the-mill, "here's a couple of bookmarks and a screen wipey thing." Nope, their swag pack seriously made my day!

Here it is:

Ok, so I'm kind of cheating here, this is the picture of the pack they posted on their Twitter feed, but this IS what's in it. They're just much better photographers than me!

So here's what's there:
  • a couple of pens
  • a keychain flashlight
  • a couple packs of yummy smelling tea
  • some bookmarks
  • a couple of postcards
  • a pretty orange, good quality tote bag
  • some super yummy smelling tea light candles
  • an awesome journal
  • and a guidebook to help you enjoy your very own "hideaway fall."
Oh, there's one other thing that you can't see in the picture. One of these:
A credit card sized survival tool. How cool is that?!

If these guys choose their authors the way they've chosen goodies for their swag packs, then they're certain to be successful and a publishing company worth watching!

So, I'm ready for my next reading escape. Now, I'm just camping by the mailbox awaiting the arrival of Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee!!