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Forsake Book Blitz – With a Giveaway!

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Forsake by Andrea Pearson. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz takes place on 19 October. See the tour schedule here.

ForsakeForsake
By Andrea Pearson
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult, New Adult, Adult
Release Date: 18 October, 2017

Blurb:
Vicious shifters are on the hunt and will devour anything that stands in the way. And getting in the way is exactly what Nicole must do.

Nicole Williams hopes for nothing more than to Restart like any normal Arete and gain access to the magic she’ll possess. But when she does Restart, she’s accused of gruesome murder, and she learns she must travel halfway around the world to save her best friend’s life.

Knowing that the evil Hounds of Tindalos are hot on her tail and that they’ll stop at nothing to kill her before she hides her best friend from them forever, she invites her boyfriend, Conor, to come along as backup. But Conor’s plans may not line up with hers.

Danger, intrigue, and harrowing fights with evil await you in Forsake, a Mosaic Chronicles novel. Start reading now to immerse yourself in the adventure!

You can find Forsake on Goodreads

You can buy Forsake here on Amazon!

Andrea PearsonAbout the Author:
Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.

Andrea graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Mosaic Chronicles) and several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life – it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is where she’s happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.

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Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Forsake. One winner will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! US Only.

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Forsake by Andrea Pearson

Before she had to save the world, Nicole was just an 18-year-old anxiously awaiting her restart. At a party thrown by her parents, she learns there is a prophecy about her best friend and then she gets accused of murder. In order to put off the evil Hounds of Tindalos from destroying Lizzie, she must travel to England accompanied by her new boyfriend, Conor, to find a magical object.

Forsake is the prequel to the Mosaic Chronicles. It sets up the upcoming series set in the world with Aretes, but focusing on Lizzie this time. I could barely put the book down, finishing it in just two sittings. It is full of action and is very well-written. I only noticed a handful of mistakes (usually a short missing word so it was easy to tell what was meant). I very highly recommend Forsake and the entire Mosaic Chronicles series! This one can be read alone or either before or after reading the rest of the series.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 141
Pages Read in 2017: 38,390
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I really like the Moasic Chronicles

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Island of Fog by Keith Robinson

Eight kids growing up on an isolated island always covered in fog suddenly discover there is something very special about them when they begin to change into magical creatures. When they are told that once they change they will be moved to a place with sunshine and blue skies, they aren’t sure who to trust with their secrets.

Island of Fog is the first book in a series. It took me a bit to really get into the story, but once I did I didn’t want to stop reading because I wanted to know what creatures each kid would become and to find out the truth about why they were on the island. The book has a satisfactory ending but still left me wanting to know what happens next. I recommend it to kids around 12 or so and up.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 112
Pages Read in 2017: 30,637
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (I in PERIDOT)

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Withhold by Andrea Pearson

Keitus has found all the talismans and only needs Helen’s body to become stronger than ever. Nicole and her friends must stop him from reaching Helen before he starts a war encompassing all the worlds and earth dimensions.

Withhold is the ninth book in the Mosaic Chronicles series and the fourth in the arc that includes the world and characters from the Kilenya series. This one is packed with non-stop action. While I was reading it, I kept thinking the author isn’t very nice to her characters with the situations she puts them in (but at the same time I sure am glad she does since the book is so good!). This looks like the final end for Jacob and the other Kilenya characters so I’m a bit sad because I liked them so much and will miss them. The end of the book is a lovely wrap-up while opening it up for another storyline for the Mosaic Chronicles characters. There are very few editing errors (I could probably count them on one hand). I very highly recommend reading Withhold. Just make sure you read the rest of the series first (and maybe the Kilenya series, too) or you will be completely lost.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 100
Pages Read in 2017: 28,066
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I really like the series

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Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner

Since the Bloody Coup, Killdeer and Billycan have ruled the Catacombs with an iron fist, but still rats are disappearing without a trace. After Clover is named as The Chosen One, her uncle Juniper must hurry up the plans to overthrow Killdeer and move the rats to the much more pleasant Nightshade City.

I have noticed that there seems to be some unspoken rule that graphic violence is not okay in books for kids unless the characters are animals. This book has some very graphic violence going on between the anthropomorphic rats. The chapters are also overly long with each chapter being 25-30 pages. This made the flow of the book awkward. My 9- and 11-year-old boys were happy when we finished the book, not because they enjoyed it, but because it was over, and said they did not want to finish the series. I don’t really recommend reading Nightshade City.

2 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 99
Pages Read in 2017: 27,935
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Bedtime Story for the Boys

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The Golden Symbol by Andrea Pearson

The Lorkon are coming for the final battle, but Jacob and his friends must first find the potion recipe hidden by Onyev long ago that will allow them to turn the Lorkon back into humans able to be killed. Once the recipe has been found, they must gather the ingredients and make the potion before the Lorkon arrive.

The Golden Symbol is the sixth and final book in the Kilenya series. It’s action packed and just as exciting as all the others. The writing is excellent and my 8- and 10-year-old sons and I all enjoyed it. Even though I knew how it would turn out, there were times I wasn’t sure the ending would be at all happy. I highly recommend this book and the whole Kilenya series to kids and adults. It makes an excellent family read aloud!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 90
Pages Read in 2017: 24,950
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Bedtime Story for the Boys

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Eyes of the Sun by Andrea Pearson

The Lorkon war is coming soon. But first, Jacob must learn to use his eyes and the sun and find the Key of Ayunli and join the Sheingols in defeating Lirone. He also learns just who the female Lorkon is.

Eyes of the Sun is the fifth book in the Kilenya series. It sets up the final installment, putting everything in position for the war with the Lorkon and the attempt to defeat Keitus once and for all. It is very well-written. There are a few minor editing issues spread through the book. My 8- and 10-year-old boys loved this book and so did I. I highly recommend reading it and the whole Kilenya series. It really makes a great family read aloud!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 81
Pages Read in 2017: 22,831
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Bedtime Story for the Boys

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