A land of Native American myths and legends is under siege by a killing wind. Bear Girl, shape-shifting daughter of healers, must leave the land she knows to venture into the mortal world to solve a mystery whose origins lay buried in a three-hundred-year-old tragedy.
This is the second book I’ve read, also the second book published, by Corie J. Weaver. The first being Coyote’s Daughter and, as with Coyote’s Daughter, Bear’s Heart is a quick read with likeable characters, an interesting setting, and deeper messages.
Unlike Coyote’s Daughter however, I didn’t eat it up as quickly as the first, but I still felt the need to read Bear’s Heart. I put this down to the language. It’s not completely different, but Bear Girl comes from an alternate world and of course her culture and how she speaks will be reflected in how the story is worded. In a way this is a good thing because it gives you more of a feeling of where she comes from and the differences between our world and hers. By the end of it though, regardless of language and wording (I want to add here too that it’s not a huge difference. When I mention language and wording, it’s not going crazy like The Lord of the Rings for instance, not even a quarter of that, but it is a subtle difference that does colour perception), I was very taken by the story of Bear Girl’s adventure and her people’s plight. Continue reading
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What’s Up For Grabs
Emlyn Chand is going to be giving you lucky readers a chance to win one of three eBook copies of her newest novel Farsighted! Continue reading
What’s Up For Grabs
Thank you very much to Samantha Boyette for allowing me to host a giveaway where two of you will win an eBook copy of her novel Morning Rising!
Update: Samantha will also be giving the first chapter of the second book to the winners! She even said so in the comments.
In the ever present dusk of Inbetween, Kara Hart wakes up dirty and alone with the memory of a girl named Dylan. She remembers meeting Dylan and how her heart beat when Dylan touched her face, but nothing else.
When Kara is sent to Demitar, the evil ruler of Inbetween, the truth is revealed. She is Dylan’s Guardian and neither of them are who they thought they were.
Set in a darker version of our own world, Morning Rising follows Kara as she tries to save Dylan from Demitar’s clutches. She is given three days to find Dylan and get her out of Inbetween before she belongs to Demitar forever.
Memories must be regained and powers restored if they have a chance of escaping. Each memory and sighting of Dylan helps Kara remember the love they once shared.
If only she can help Dylan remember before it’s too late. Continue reading
Recently we had a giveaway for five lucky winners to receive an eBook copy of Shiewo: A Fantasy Flight to Adventure by Ciye Cho, which I’ve reviewed and had the opportunity to quiz the author himself. Here’s more about the book.
The universe of Orberana is a place of great wonder and peril, a dizzying landscape filled with clouds that can talk, clockwork beings that mark their own time, and painted animals that awake in the night.
Shiewo Morose is the captain of a flying ship powered by music. She is also a determined young woman on a mission: a quest to find the Wishing Fish that created Orberana.
Sailing above the clouds, Shiewo and her crew (Erduu the bamboo, Theo the cloud, Livingston the goldfish, and Felix the painter) are headed for worlds of crazed clockwork bureaucrats, tyrannic kings, and tornado children–worlds that will test not only the crew’s bravery… but their very understanding of adventure.
Theirs is the odyssey of a lifetime…
And now, with the aide of Random.org, we have our five winners!
Amber W, Ritesh K, Malvina B, Frances S, Aliraluna
Congratulations to our winners, which have all been contacted by email. If you missed out, don’t worry, we’ll be having more giveaways coming up soon including our January giveaway. You can check what’s going on on our Events page.