Hello sweeties and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. I think this book is amazingly unique, enthralling, and such a fascinating fantasy romance. I can’t wait for you to meet Briony, Alder, and Izzie and join them on an exciting and magical adventure. Remember to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to join the giveaway.
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Expected Publication: October 1, 2019
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Paperback 350 pages
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Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything.
Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.
But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow.
And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past…and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley.
Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love.
A beautifully written, spellbinding, and wildly imaginative tale
Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga is an imaginative and spellbinding tale that captivated me until the very last page. It’s fascinating, atmospheric, thrilling and absolutely wonderful.
I’ve read one other book by Duga, The Kiss of the Royal, and absolutely loved that so I was really looking forward to reading this. While I didn’t completely fall head over heels in love with this book, I think Duga has created a magical and unique story that is charming, surprising, and a lot of fun. It’s enticing in its own way, entertaining enough, and definitely shines.
Duga’s mesmerizing storytelling effortlessly transport readers into an enchanting and fantastical world that is filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. Reading this story was such an interesting, unique, and delightfully fun experience. I felt like I was part of the narrative as one of the characters and I really enjoyed it. The prose is absolutely beautiful and the concept is so creative. The world-building is fabulous and I loved the detailed and lush descriptions of the setting and sceneries. It honestly felt like I was there at Firefly Valley exploring the Smoky Mountains, hiking the trials, and going on a fun adventure. I think Duga perfectly mixes intrigue, suspense, action, light drama, humor, and romance. The pacing is smooth and the plot is engaging and has quite a few twists and surprises. The ending feels just right, but I definitely expected an epilogue.
With their own charm and quirks, the characters undeniably captured my heart. I thought they’re well-rounded, relatable, and realistic. Briony is a fantastic heroine. She’s caring, determined and does not give up so easily. Alder is sweet, brave, and will do anything to protect Briony. I adore them both as individuals and swooned over their heartwarming and cute romance. Izzie is a wonderful best friend and I love her feisty personality, loyalty, and protective nature. The mythical creatures are really fascinating and I enjoyed meeting them all. I do have a favorite, but I don’t want to spoil anything so I’m just going to say that some of those creatures are quite impressive. Duga’s imagination and talent is simply remarkable and this magical story truly comes alive.
Lindsey Duga takes readers on an exciting journey in this dazzling fantasy romance story. Glow of the Fireflies is beautifully written, engrossing, and wildly imaginative. With breathtaking imagery, lovely setting, loveable characters, magnificent creatures, a sweet romance, and an engaging plot with plenty of fun surprises, this uniquely enthralling tale satisfies, thrills, and is a delight to read. Definitely recommend you add this book on your TBR.
I received an advance reader copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review and for participating in a blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.
Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.
Gold Prize (Grand Prize- US only)
Amazon Gift Card $25
Commissioned Art Print
Catching Fireflies Soy Candle
Fireflies Key Chain
Two Silver Prizes (Runner-Up Prizes-US only)
Amazon Gift Card $10
Commissioned Art Print (plus various swag)
Thanks for stopping lovelies. I hope you have a wonderful and magical day!
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.