Tuesday, March 15, 2016

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} The Beltane Escape - By Ariella Moon


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Author: Ariella Moon 
Website 
Release Date: 2/2/2016
Purchase Info: Amazon
Lady Fenella, ever surrounded by guards, knows only responsibility and duty. She believes Merlin and the Lady of the Lake are myths, Gran’s warnings about Fairy are superstition, and Fairy was invented to make children behave.

But then Gran brands her, Lord Argonshire kidnaps her, and the Lady of the Lake makes her a pawn. The Highland heiress must betray her newly betrothed and fend for herself when she dives into a wormhole to save her cousin. She lands in a part of Fairy even fairies avoid, and joins forces with Talfryn, a half-Viking/half-Fairy.

Fenella must use her wits to find her cousin, free the Lady of the Lake, and reach the wormhole in Glastonbury by Beltane. Nine days to unshackle herself from a sorceress, prevent a war between rival clans, and decide in which realm—and with which lad—she truly belongs. Oh, and The Most Powerful Wizard stands in her way.

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Everything about this book screamed whimsy & adventure. The plot, each word, and every single character that was imagined came to life in a magical way. I've come across very few authors who was engulf me the way Ariella did, but she was able to hook me with the first few paragraphs. Fenella was a one of those main characters who developed as the story went on, and it made me appreciate her as the story went on.

Though there are literally about a hundred things that I would love go into detail about, I can't....my mind is still running in about 50 different directions! The love triangle, the sorcery, the "Lady of the Lake", and of course the evil villain (who I want to strangle by the way)! Picking one to talk about just isn't possible, it's like asking me to choose between Barrons and Four....not going to happen!

I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK.

I want the second one, I want more of everything. More of Fenella, more Wizards, more Fae, more half-Viking hotties...just more of everything! If this novel has any foreshadowing of how the rest of the series is going to be I can't wait!


5/5


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About the Author

Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her Two Realms Trilogy is a medieval fantasy adventure series with romantic elements. The Teen Wytche Saga is a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances. 

Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety and taller students who mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Ariella lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and an enormous dragon. 

Ariella loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at http://www.AriellaMoon.com or visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ariellamoon.author

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GIVEAWAY


Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

3 comments:

Giselle said...

Lovely review, Jessica! This sounds like a must read and very well written!

Karen Morison-Knox said...

Hi Jessica.
Loved, loved, loved your review of The Beltane Escape! I hope you will post it to Goodreads, Amazon, everywhere, so more people will discover and fall in love with The Beltane Escape, Book 1, The Two Realms Trilogy!

Dario Z said...

Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!