Blog Tour Review – A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

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Hello lovelies and Welcome to my BLOG TOUR stop for A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. This book is unique and fascinating and I enjoyed the magically enchanting world Weymouth has created. I can’t wait for you to be mesmerized by it and fall in love with Violet and Burleigh.

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Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: September 10, 2019

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy,

Format: Hardcover 352 pages, Ebook, and Audiobook

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Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic kept Violet happy, draping her in flowers while she slept, fashioning secret hiding places for her, and lighting fires on the coldest nights to keep her warm.

Everything shattered, though, when her father committed high treason trying to free Burleigh from the king’s oppressive control. He was killed, and Vi was forced into hiding.

When she’s given a chance to go back, she discovers Burleigh has run wild with grief. Vines and briars are crumbling the walls. Magic that once enriched the surrounding countryside has turned dark and deadly, twisting lush blooms into thorns, poisoning livestock and destroying crops. Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain.

Vi would do anything to help, and soon she finds herself walking the same deadly path as her father all those years before. Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.

Content warnings are available via the author’s website.

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A beautifully haunting, magical, and enchantingly unique tale

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Enchanting, magical and absolutely unique, A Treason of Thorns by is a beautifully haunting tale that kept me engrossed until the end.

Filled with magic, mystery, secrets, and emotions, this story is satisfyingly engaging, fascinating, and delightful in all the way that matters. There are so many things that I enjoyed about this book and I could rave about them all, but this is definitely one of those stories that you have to experience to understand just how amazing it is. The storyline is incredibly unique and intriguing and honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like this gem before. The relationship between the caretaker and the house and the magic involved is incredibly intriguing to read about. I enjoyed the lovely writing, the mesmeric world-building, the awesome magic system, the fabulous characters, and the romance. I think Weymouth paces the plot really well, weaves relevant themes, and concludes her one of a kind tale fantastically. I was enthralled by everything and I can’t wait for you to be too.

I adored Violet with all my heart and the supporting cast is quite wonderful too. Violet Sterling is a strong and fantastic heroine. I loved her determination and admired everything she was willing to do for her Burleigh. I enjoyed her character development and defintiely rooted for her the entire time. I  really wanted her to succeed and choose to do what truly makes her happy. Wyn is a great character and I liked seeing him with Violet. I liked Jed and Mira and the other minor characters definitely had their own intrigue to keep the story interesting.

Romance is my ultimate weakness and I love to read stories with all kinds of romance that I rarely pick up a book without it. However, I didn’t feel too crazy about it in this book. I do like the romance well enough and there are some sweet moments. It’s just the romance wasn’t really getting to me… it’s slow burn for sure and I like slow burn romances… but honestly, I think I was just more interested on the magical aspects of the story, which I love, Violet’s character arc and struggles, and of course Burleigh that the love story/romance didn’t really matter that much to me. So, it’s nice that there’s a little romance and I liked and enjoyed it for being there, but I personally just wasn’t super into it.

An enthralling, imaginative and heartwrenching tale, A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth is full of magic and wonder and I cannot wait for you to get lost in it. The writing is absolutely gorgeous and alluring, the world-building is intricate, lush, and impressive, and the characters are likable and interesting. This book is engrossing, fun, emotional and will stay with you. At the heart of it all, this is a beautiful story about family, duty, loyalty, sacrifices, love and so much more.

If you’re looking for something different, wildly creative, and exciting, then add this book on your TBR and get ready to be transported into a fantastically magical world.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author and publisher for participating in a Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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September 10th

September 11th

Utopia State of Mind – Review  + Favourite Quotes
The Book Bratz – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Book Dutchesses – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Hermit Librarian – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 12th

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Dream Cast
Librorum in Sempiternum – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Baroness of Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Synopses by Sarge – Review

September 13th

Kait Plus Books – Interview
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Favourite Quotes
Books of Teacups – Review
Chrikaru Reads – Review
A Few Chapters ’til Love – Review + Favourite Quotes

September 14th

Morgan Vega – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
Luchia Houghton Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes
Jrsbookreviews – Review

September 15th

NovelKnight – Guest Post
The Reading Corner for All – Review + Favourite Quotes
Novel Nerd Faction – Review + Playlist
In Between Book Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes
Sincerely Karen Jo – Review

September 16th

Wishful Endings – Interview
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
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Laura Weymouth is a Canadian living in exile in America, and the sixth consecutive generation of her family to immigrate from one country to another. Born and raised in the Niagara region of Ontario, she now lives at the edge of the woods in western New York, along with her husband, two wild-hearted daughters, a spoiled cat, an old soul of a dog, and an indeterminate number of chickens. She is represented by the inimitable Lauren Spieller of TriadaUS.

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by my sweeties. I hope you have a wonderful and magical Sunday spent with the people you love and doing things that bring you joy.

Until next time, take care, happy reading, and lots of love! Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour and add this book on your TBR.

sincerelykjologo

Blog Tour Review – Bursts of Fire by Susan Frost

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Hello sweeties and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest. This book tour is hosted by TLC Book Tours and today I have my review to share with you. Hope you enjoy reading and add this fun fantasy novel to your TBR.

Bursts of Fire begins an epic political fantasy of revenge, addictions, and redemption. In an empire where magic has become suspect, love and loyalty–for one’s lover, one’s family, one’s country–are tested. If Heaven desires the very earth be burned, what place can those below hope for, when the flames come for them?

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Published: August 6th 2019

Publisher: Laksa Media Groups Inc.

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy

Format: Paperback, 394 pages

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To survive. To fight. To restore balance.

The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the Gods with a precious Prayer Stone. But war among the kingdoms has brought fire and destruction to their sheltered world. When a mad king’s desire to destroy the Prayer Stones shatters their family, the three girls are scattered to the wilderness, relying on their wits and powers they don’t yet master.

Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must overcome doubtful loyalties within a rising rebellion; more, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor’s influence on the prince raised to inherit his father’s war: a prince struggling to unravel the mystery of his brother’s addiction to Heaven.

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A Unique and Imaginative Fantasy Story 

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Actual rating 3.75 rounded to 4

Unique and imaginative, Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest is an entertaining and riveting fantasy story.

This book is an interesting and fun read, but I did struggle with it in the beginning. That being said, once the story picks up, I found myself really intrigued by story and the characters. Meg, Janat, and Rennika are complex and fantastic heroines and I enjoyed seeing them grow and mature in their own ways. The world building is magnificent and so mesmeric. I love the different kingdoms, the magical aspects, the political parts, and everything else in between. The plot is slow at times, but still entertaining and engaging enough to keep me reading until the end. While there are certain aspects of this book that definitely could have been explained better or improved, I think Forest created a wonderful fantasy story that will have readers racing to the end to find out if the sisters can restore peace and balance to their world.

The characters are far from perfect, but they’re quite fascinating, likeable and realistic. Even though I never fully connected with the sisters, I enjoyed getting to know them and seeing each of them work through their own issues and problems. They definitely have some sibling rivalry and jealousy, but I love the bond the sisters share and how they come together to be there for each other.

Susan Forest has created a captivating fantasy adventure that burns into something quite amazing. This book is a story about power, loss, heartbreak, religious beliefs, loyalty, forgiveness, love and so much more. Even though not everything worked out for me, I enjoyed the majority of this novel and I think Forest’s imaginative storytelling is worth the read. I also love the emotional depth and how Forest tackles sensitive real life problems and issues. Bursts of Fire definitely has enough intrigue, action, and thrill that will appeal to plenty of readers and I’m excited to see what happens next.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author and publisher via Netgalley for participating in a Blog Tour hosted by TLC Book Tours and in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sunday, August 18th: @tlcbooktours – giveaway

Monday, August 19th: @novelgrounds

Monday, August 19th: @_ebl_inc_

Tuesday, August 20th: @bookishwinterwitch

Tuesday, August 20th: @hollieohs_bookreviews

Wednesday, August 21st: @thepagesinbetween

Thursday, August 22nd: @thewickedreader

Saturday, August 24th: @lovelyreadergirl

Sunday, August 25th: @bookclubwithbite

Monday, September 9th: @beritaudiokilledthebookmark

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Review Tour

Monday, August 19th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Wednesday, August 21st: What is That Book About – excerpt

Thursday, August 22nd: Reading Reality

Friday, August 23rd: Treestand Book Reviews

Monday, August 26th: @amanda.the.bookish and Amanda Bradburn

Tuesday, August 27th: Lori’s Reading Corner – author guest post

Tuesday, August 27th: A Dream Within a Dream

Wednesday, August 28th: @thebibliolife

Thursday, August 29th: @megabunnyreads

Monday, September 2nd: The Lit Bitch – excerpt

Tuesday, September 3rd: @onsamsbookshelf

Wednesday, September 4th: Cheryl’s Book Nook and @beastreader

Thursday, September 5th: Book by Book

Monday, September 9th: @bookishly_tiff

Tuesday, September 10th: Sincerely Karen Jo

Wednesday, September 11th @iam.caryn

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Susan Forest is an award-winning author and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She has published over 25 short stories in Canadian and international publications. Bursts of Fire, the first in her seven-book series Addicted to Heaven, is not only a tale of rollicking adventure, but also an opportunity-one she appreciates-for an examination of the complex world of addictions. Susan loves to travel and has been known to dictate novels from the back of her husband’s motorcycle.

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by and reading. Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour.

sincerelykjologo