Hello lovely book friends and welcome to my blog tour stop for Fianna’s Awakening by Ron C. Nieto hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Today, I’ll be sharing my review and a giveaway at the end so let’s get started!
Ron C. Nieto
(Warriors of Myth and Legend, #1)
Publication date: November 13th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Outcast. Betrayer. Chosen.
After five years being a Fianna, Aisling O’Malley still has to prove herself every day. The sins of the father weigh heavily on her shoulders, and no matter what she does, her fellow warriors regard her as the undeserving one. It doesn’t help that one of the four mythical treasures of Ireland has turned up under her nose, leaving her none the wiser. If by any chance the touted Spear of Lugh up for auction is indeed the legendary Spear of Victory, she needs to get her hands on it before anyone else does—and be spectacular enough about it to make the rest of the Fianna forget she almost missed the artifact in the first place.
Exile. Betrayer. Forgotten.
After spending twice as long undercover as he ever lived at home, Ronan no longer knows where he belongs to or where he’s actually exiled from. He can’t return to his people, not unless he collects the four artifacts of power the Tuatha Dé lost when they were forced to leave Ireland, and three millennia after the fact, he’s pretty sure they’re going to remain lost. Except one of those ancient treasures has landed in his lap—or could land in his lap, if he brings himself to work with the spunky young woman who wants to hire him to consult on the Spear’s authenticity.
Can two broken people learn to trust one another? And even if they can, will it be too late to save Ireland… or themselves?
Entertainingly Unique and Delightfully Fascinating
Fianna’s Awakening by Ron C. Nieto is an entertainingly unique, delighfully fascinating and wonderfully strange novel that left me wanting more.
I was incredibly intrigued when I read the synopsis and even more excited when I finally started. I just had this feeling that this novel would be an oddly fun and wonderfully strange story. And it definitely was! Even though there were some parts that were a bit confusing and quite slow in the beginning, I thought the plot was decently paced, well-developed, and easy to read. The writing style was good and the world building was just so utterly unique and magically wild that I found myself wanting to know more about the myths, legends, and everthing else about fiannas. It also didn’t hurt that there was humor sprinkled throughout the story. I actually caught myself smiling and at times even laughing quietly to myself. I truly had an awesome time reading this boook and so absolutely excited to find out what happens next to Aisling and Ronan.
Speaking of Aisling and Ronan, I thought they had such great chemistry. Even though the romance wasn’t the focus of the story, I certainly felt their spark ignite in this annoyingly and deliciously slow burn way. I kept wishing for something to happen and just when I thought just maybe this time there would be a kiss or something, poof… nada. I’d get that wonderful swoony build up feeling in my chest and then nothing really happens. So yes, the romance was defnitely annoying, but the “almost” this or that moments still totally gave me the feels.
Overall, I thought this book was well-written and a great start to a series. I liked both the main characers and thought Ronan and Aisling were wonderful, interesting, and likable. The world building is quite amazing and I can’t wait to know more about it as well as continue Ronan and Aisling’s story. With action, suspense, humor, and a bit of romance, I’m definitely coming back for more and I think you should totally add this on your TBR.
I recevied an advance reader copy of this book from the author and Xpresso book tours in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughs and opinions are my own.
Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it was selfish to hoard them all for herself.
If you would like to know more about her, please visit her website.