Friday, 28 February 2014

Sunbolt Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Title: Sunbolt 
Series: The Sunbolt Chronicles # 1 
By: Intisar Khanani
Pages: 135
Publication Date: June 17, 2013 
Published By: Purple Monkey Press 
Genre: YA Fantasy
Review Copy: From author in exchange for honest review
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The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Archmage Wilhelm Blackflame.

When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.

This book is just all full of magicalness!

Seriously guys! This book is just awesome. We have my 3 favorite types of paranormal creatures. Witches, Lycans and Vampires. I am going to admit that I love the fact that Intisar used the word lycan, rather than werewolf. It seems much more dignified, if I say so myself.

This book is short and sweet, just like me! It has so much action and it doesn't feel like any of the plot is rushed. Hitomi is a well developed character with a great detail of a background story. Without giving away spoilers, you get to see this amazing journey of self discovery.

I liked how this story starts as a simpleish rescue mission turned deadly all because of a mirror. When I read that part, I definitely thought of Beauty and the Beast. #ForeverADisneyKid. Along the way we meet 3 awesome secondary characters. Kenta, Ghost and Val. We aren't with any of these guys for long, but long enough for them to leave an impression and make you want to learn about them more.

This is a great read if you just need a quick fix. You can start and finish it in about a 90 minute session. Great strong start to a series and I will definitely be reading the next one

About the Author

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five.

Intisar currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Until recently, she wrote grants and developed projects to address community health and infant mortality with the Cincinnati Health Department—which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.

Intisar’s latest projects include a companion trilogy to her debut novel Thorn, featuring a new heroine introduced in her free short story The Bone Knife … and of course, she’s hard at work on the remaining installments of The Sunbolt Chronicles.

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