Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place to be if your first reaction to someone calling you a BOOKAHOLIC is to THANK them while curtseying and turning the page of your current read. No worries, you're in good company.
Today, we are playing host to a blog tour courtesy of Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book Promotions. It's the second installment in a YA Fantasy series that wields magic, danger, and dragons to spin a tale that will ensnare and entrance...much like some of the BAD GUYS to in the story. *-* Ready or not, here comes today's guest and book of choice....
About the book....
With her powers growing every day, fourteen-year-old Haylwen Rightad thinks she's safe in the magical forest. And now that she finally has the friends she always wanted, what is there to be afraid of?
But she's not out of the woods yet. Old enemies rip through her beloved forest, threatening to haul Haylwen and her new found friends away. Their safety shattered, Haylwen and her friends are suddenly at each other's throats. Is the friendship she worked so hard for already ruined, or is there another, unseen enemy at work?
Halywen and her brother must unmask this mysterious enemy before they can fight it off. But even if all their enemies are destroyed, the King of the magic users will stop at nothing to ensure he's still in power when the dragons take over the world. And he's hidden an enemy where Halywen would never think to look.
If no one is what they seem, who can she trust?
This is definitely one for the bigger fans of Fantasy reads so if you're looking for dragons, magic, and danger, you've come to the right book. As for me, I like mine a bit more on the light side of the F scene so your take may not be exactly the same as mine. No worries! That's the beauty of reading. So, let's take a look at...
THE BIGGEST WINS FOR ME IN THIS BOOK
The way the powers manifest....pretty creepy AND cool!
I love how the color aspect of them was explained too. It wasn't simply RED standing for the FIRE element, for example; it was about the intent of the individual. In other words, steer clear of those wielding RED! *-*
The pricklescrinch is an ODD little creature to say the least. How on earth it it able to bring forth emotions from an individual without them even realizing the manipulation is beyond me not to mention the fact that it pretty much replicates itself and can regenerate a leg (a LEG no less!) at a moment's notice. Talk about self preservation!
The noticeable differences between the bother sister duo made for some interesting situations for them both. Where Halywen was all about doing the right thing in her own way (quite a creative one as well with LOADS of heart), Cadarn had a tendency to take risks and be led by his anger (hello fire boy...weren't you trying to FIX the destruction not add to it?).
Last but not least...DRAGONS!
Oh come on...you gotta love dragons! Even if you're not a huge Fantasy fan (*raises hand*), you can't help but love the balance of power and majesty they represent in pretty much EVERY story they dwell within.
So, in conclusion....though it didn't ring many of my bells, it doesn't mean that it won't be a huge with with YOU! As I said, fan of Fantasy? TAKE NOTE! Simply a passing fancier of otherworldly places, people and things? Perhaps not. Being as this is a sequel, I do suggest reading the first book, well....first. I do believe it may help lay the groundwork a smidge better whichever reading camp you stake your tent in.
Special thanks to Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book Promotions for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as their future promotions, be sure to stop by their official site, or connect with them through social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest). As for the author, why they do indeed call a few places in this virtual world home. Among them....their official site, Facebook, Twitter, or the FIVE IN CIRCLE series page! This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time....happy reading!