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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Waterfall Traveler by S.J. Lem

Book details:

The Waterfall Traveler
by S.J. Lem
Publication date: April 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


All eighteen-year-old Ri wants is to cure her adoptive father Samuel from his hallucination-inducing illness. Everyone in her village tells her it’s impossible. But when she meets two newcomers in the forest—a gruff rogue with a vendetta against the gods and a charming fugitive who saves her life—she’ll be torn away from Samuel and swept across the sea to an oppressive city governed by a ruthless tyrant. Once there, she’ll not only have to confront Samuel’s unlawful past, but a vicious evil that threatens all mankind.

In this tale of bravery, friendship, and unforeseen love, Ri risks it all to save those she cares for. But if she prevails, she’ll find the one thing she yearns for most—a cure for Samuel.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

Independent reviewer for Archaeolibraian – I Dig Good Books

I absolutely adore fantasy stories. They allow you to enter another world in your mind and enjoy a story that is intriguing, and oh so enjoyable. It’s so fun to read about things that wouldn’t necessarily happen in real life but are fun to daydream about.  This story was no different.  It was an absolute incredible escape from reality!

The characters really made this book as enjoyable as it was.  Their relationships with each other, or non-relationships in some cases, really gave me the feels the further I read and kept me interested. They kept me reading late into the night and didn’t allow me to put the book down.

The beasts were incredible creatures. It’s always intriguing to me to see how the author describes the “monsters” in their stories and there was no let down in this story.

My only complaint was this author was a little long winded.  There were parts where the book could have been shortened some without jeopardizing the story any. Those parts kind of led my mind astray but was easily brought back to task.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. Great details and descriptions, incredible characters, and awesome beasts.

*A Copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 18th May

S.J. Lem is a digital art director gone writer in hopes of expanding her creative aspirations. Whether it’s introducing dimensional characters, crafting imaginative worlds, or transporting readers into high-stakes adventures, she strives to deliver an immersive experience.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and son. When not writing, she enjoys pottery, gardening, and volunteering. Connecting with readers and fellow writers is one of her greatest joys.

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Tour Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours


  1. This sounds like a super fun and entertaining read! Very creative, too! Glad you liked it, Amy! Lovely review! :)

  2. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  3. Excellent review! This book sounds like such an interesting read! Looking forward to checking it out!