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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Arrow of the Mist by Christina Mercer + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Arrow of the Mist Blog Tour
hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Arrow of the MistBlurb:

Terror strikes the Celtic inspired kingdom of Nemetona when barbed roots breach the veil of a forbidden land and poison woodsmen, including 15-year-old Lia’s beloved father. Lia and three others embark on a quest to the forbidden land of Brume to gather ingredients for the cure. But after her elder kinsman is attacked and poisoned, she and her cousin, Wynn, are forced to finish the quest on their own.

Lia relies on her powerful herbal wisdom and the memorized pages of her late grandmother’s Grimoire for guidance through a land of soul-hungry shades, trickster creatures, and uncovered truths about the origin of Brume and her family’s unexpected ties to it. The deeper they trek into the land, the stronger Lia’s untapped gift as a tree mage unfolds. When she discovers the enchanted root’s maker, it forces her to question everything about who she is and what is her destiny. Ultimately she must make a terrible choice: keep fighting to save her father and the people of the lands or join with the power behind the deadly roots to help nature start anew.

Cindy's Review:
At First Glance:
I don't really remember what I thought of the cover, but the synopsis sure sounded dazzling. It grabbed me in. ;D Since I'm a stickler for fantasy and medieval times. I assume the setting is medieval.....because there weren't any cars. ;D 

What I Liked:
I liked how there was many made up names, like Grimoire, Scalach, Straif, Brume, Draugyrd, and such. It gives a fantasy feeling. This whole plot about going into Brume. These dangerous quests. And wanting Lia's soul reminds me very much of 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison.

Another thing that caught my attention was the poems from the Grimoire. I like those dark, mysterious, eerily poems. Especially when it rhymes. ;D Arrow of the Mist was definitely a haunting read that kept me sitting long hours just to finish. ;)

Things That Could Change:
Okay. Although this book was given much of my favors and compliments, there are a few things I wish could have change. For those who know me, I'm just all about the romance. I do appreciate the Kelvin scene in the beginning and the end, but I wish that, in a way,  Lia had went on the quest with Kelvin instead of Wynn. 

I know this book is a YA Fantasy one, without much romance since love isn't the main point, but it wouldn't hurt adding that factor. It might catch a reader's eye more. ;) The author though, may have her reasons for choosing Wynn and Lia for the 'quest' instead. 

Final Thoughts:
Do you like fantasy books, and eerily stories and such? And poems? Well. It wouldn't hurt to try this book out~ ;D 

I rate this a 7.5~  

Book Trailer: 

Author Bio: 
Christina MercerChristina Mercer writes fiction for children and young adults. She earned a degree in Accounting from California State University at Sacramento and a Certificate in Herbal Studies from Clayton College of Natural Health. She took Writer’s Best in Show at the 2012 SCBWI CA North/Central Regional Conference and was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakout Novel Award Contest. Christina resides in Northern California enjoying life with her husband, two sons, four dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees. 

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