February 21, 2018

#BookReview: Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by @leslyepenelope

About the Book:

A treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers. 

Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive--an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart. 

Jack's mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagamiri is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and it's people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda's Earthsong to do it. They escape their ruthless captors and together they embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps. 

Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation. 

The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.

Reviewed By: Crossroad Reviews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 
Recommended Age: New Adult, Young Adult 
Genre:  Magic, Romance 
How I Acquired this book: Netgalley 
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author:
L. Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning author of new adult, fantasy, and paranormal romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents: an eighty-pound lap dog and an aspiring feral cat.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This was one of the most beautiful written books I have read in a while. 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions:  This book had a lot of good things like the characters and the world buliding but then it also had a few bad things like missing characters. (Where we hear about them but dont see them) I really wished we could have met her brothers as well as a few other people that were talked about but not seen. 

This book was beautiful written and the world building was some of the best that I have read. The forfront of this title is love. This book is a romance and the magic although it is here it is not the main aspect of this story. And to tell you the truth I really enjoyed that.  

The characters that we did get to see were wonderful and I just couldn't put this one down. The cover is fantastic and the story is as well. Jasminda (love the name btw) was just beautiful and a wonderful character to read about. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Fantasy, Romance

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