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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Rise (Coven of Fire, #1) by Sierra Cross

Book details:

Rise
by Sierra Cross
(Coven of Fire, #1)
Publication date: June 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

Synopsis:

I closed the door on magic long ago…the day it made me an orphan.

Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives—my mother among them—to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it’s back.

As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I’m the key to reviving the coven. And there’s an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who’s promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.

One problem: I’ve never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the talent, but even if I did, we don’t have enough witches to complete a coven. The only way to survive is to pull together this pack of magicborn misfits, who have more secrets than spells, into a makeshift coven.

Can we—three untrained witches, a sarcastic warlock, and an overly intense guardian—take back the city…before the demongate falls and the forces that killed my mother destroy us too?

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3 out of 5 (good)


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*insert big sigh* 

I ....struggled with this book, for a couple of reasons, and it was very touch and go as to whether I would finish it. 

First person, single point of view is not one of my favourite ways for a book to be written and only Alix has a here. Matt really should have been given a voice, I think, even if he had been given a first person voice, I would have enjoyed it more. 

It could do with a thorough edit. Not enough minor things to put you off reading, but enough of them for me to note they were there and they needed commenting on. 

Somewhat predictable plot.  I saw it all coming at me. Every twist and turn. Maybe I read too much, but there were no surprises in this book for me. 

BUT!!!

Even though only Alix gets a voice, I did like her. Because only she speaks we get up front and personal with her every step of the way. I really felt for her in places. She is very witty and there are a couple of laugh out loud moments. 

And BECAUSE I saw it all coming at me like a freight train, I liked watching it all unfold. 

I just. . . . . I dunno! 

I'm sorry I can't word better what I think about this book, you know it pains me so when I can't say what I need to! 

Will I read book 2? Possibly. The blurb will have to really REALLY grab me. 

3 stars

**same worded review will appear elsewhere** 

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


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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 1st February


$50 Amazon gift card + a set of paperbacks of books 1-4 in the Coven of Fire series

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Spells and skyscrapers. Warriors and warlocks. Coven secrets and forbidden romances. Sierra Cross lives for urban fantasy, for modern magic and the bold supernatural beings who stalk our contemporary world. Her Spelldrift universe stars kickass witches and their heroic guardians, as well as vampires, shifters, mages, Fidei, and the dark  demonic forces that threaten them all.

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Tour Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for being on the tour today, Debbie! :)

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  2. This book is "my cup of tea", looking forward to reading it!

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