Friday, February 15, 2013

Review & Blog Tour: Wings of Tavea +Giveaway

Wings of Tavea by Devri Walls
Solus  #2
450 pages - Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy
December 11, 2012 - Stone House Ink 
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Twitter:  @DevriWalls
Purpose: For Reveiw
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this title free, in exchange for my honest review 

From Goodreads: Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros.
Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble.

My Thoughts: First I want to apologize, due to poor scheduling, on my part, I was not able to read book 1- Wings of Arian. I had planned to and thought that I would have time, but school got in the way.  I say this because I will be going back and reading Wings of Arian  and then I will follow that up with a re-read of Wings of Tavea. I say that because I liked this book, but... I had questions.  My thinking is that I had questions because I didn't read the first book, it had nothing to do with the writing and the quality of the story. With that being said....I'll hit on the highlights.
I did enjoy Wings of Tavea. It was set in a world that I found interesting, the similarities that made it seem familiar. But mostly the uniqueness of the creatures and the thrum of magic. I enjoyed the diverse group of characters that I encountered.  

I like the way the dynamics between Durstan, Kiora and Emane, I think of them as the core of the story, even though other characters jump out at me.  How strange a land it must be for Kiora and Emane, even stranger knowing that you must save it. 

I was captivated and engaged while reading Wings of Tavea. Yes, I still wondered what happened before and I am looking forward to the next book, Wings of Nestor.  I was able to follow along and feel what was happening.  I was able to sink into this world and find characters that I liked and disliked. Based on Wings of Tavea, I would recommend this series. (Though I would say start with Book 1,lol). 
Should you check out this series: Yes! Emphatically, yes!!!

3 stars ***
(There is a chance that this rating will change, later. But it would only go up.)

And Now for the Giveaway!

Always Shine, 
Starr K

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