Hey all you awesome readers, writers, reviewers, and friends! I have somehow let the last week slip by without posting the winner of the Reviewers THANK YOU gift card. We’ll blame it on the fact that I’ve been at my sweet Grammy Faye’s house for the last week, enjoying the weather and the beach at the park with my kids.
THANK YOU for your patience while you’ve waited to discover the winner of this Amazon US $15 Gift Card Giveaway. I have, first off, randomly numbered all the reviews and then used random.org to choose the winner.
The websites that I said I’d pull all the reviews from are Amazon US, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads!
THANK YOU for reviewing!
It means so much to me. You really might have no idea how important it is to authors, especially us indies, to have our books reviewed. And when you take the time to do it, we get all the warm fuzzies inside, knowing you didn’t have to do it. Sooooo, THANK YOU!
Now for the winner and review!
KELLI S. on Goodreads
Kelli S. rated it “really liked it”
“I received this book as a giveaway in the First Reads program and must admit how happy I am that I entered. Firstly, I was both excited and nervous when I saw that it was “book one” in the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, just because sometimes first books in a series don’t stand well on their own or don’t finish a story because they’re just setting up the rest of the series. I’m very happy that this was a good exception because it BOTH told a complete story with a finish, and introduced us to the world and characters we may encounter later. Also, it made me glad because I really, really want to read more in this series. There are a few stylistic choices that the author makes that I could live without, mainly dealing with an overuse (in my opinion) of superlatives when characters see an old friend or family member and there is a great bear hug, or running into each others arms, or looking at each other with love and joy and pride. I understand that this may be a conscious choice by the author because the inner beauty of one of the main characters has been stolen, to help show what she has lost, but it seemed a bit too much to me personally, although not so much as to detract from the story or my enjoyment of it.
The story itself was pretty good, and I found myself wanting to just keep reading and not wanting to put the book down until I was done. The characters are well-written and fleshed out enough that I cared what happened with all of them, not just the main characters. I want to see them again and find out who gets their own story next, and how their stories progress. All in all, I am very satisfied after reading this book and I also want more. I can hardly wait for book 2.”
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