Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blog Tour: Mortal Enchantment By: Stacey O'Neale




Ya'll!!!!! I have found a new love. Mortal Enchantment is by far one of my new favorite books. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but I must say that I was not disappointed. Stacey O'Neale wrote an incredible story and I am so happy I got the opportunity to read it. It is different, and has some some amazing characters. I am already jonesing to get my hands on book 2 hehe



Overview:
In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past. 

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing. 

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize. 

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...



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About The Author:
Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

I was being so serious earlier when I said that this is one of my new favorite books. I picked this up, and just could not put it down till I was done. Which if I'm being really honest with you guys was in a day. Well technically two. I started reading it at night before bed until I was too tired to keep my eyes open and then finished it the following day. Mortal Enchantment is a breath of fresh air in a market over saturated with the same monotony. I loved the story of Elementals, and how they play a part in our world. It is something that I have only seen a few times in books (well not elementals but Wind Walkers instead) and even then this story was quite different from the those. The thing I probably enjoyed the most though about this book was the mystery in it. You are presented with the fact that Kalin's dad is missing, and well, things are going from bad to worse when a war starts brewing as well. This book will leave you on your toes the entire time, and keep you wondering who is betraying the Air Kingdom.

I loved the characters in Mortal Enchantment. Kalin is the perfect heroin. She is strong willed and capable of standing up for herself. While never actually meeting her father face to face before she moved to Avalon she is determined to find him and keep his kingdom in one piece. She is sarcastic and funny, and just overall a well balanced character. I could easily see myself being friends with someone like her in real life. 
We also have Rowan to talk about. The sexy with a bit of edge Fire Kingdom deserter who has been protecting Kalin. I am in love guys. Can I have one please please please hehe. While kind of a hard ass, Rowan wants only what is best for Kalin. He offers to teach her how to use her powers while still defending her from the people out to harm her. With his devilish smirk and hot body he has a way of drawling Kalin to him, but there is a dark side to him that he isn't willing to share. His past is complicated but his feelings for Kalin are anything but. He cares for her weather he wants to really admit it or not and will do anything to protect her, even if it means having to face said complicated past. 
2 other characters I think ya'll will really like are Ariel and Marcus. Ariel is Kalin's right hand girl I guess you could say. She is there to help her become a proper princess and really is Kalin's only friend. The two girls make a great team and become quite close. She gives the story that little extra boost it needs to really show the depth of Kalin's character and add some light silly girlyness to the story. Marcus on the other hand is still a bit of a mystery. We don't really meet him till much later in the book, but do here about him. He is Rowan's best friend, but also there is more to who he is. (But I can't say, because I don't want to give anything away.) just wait you will see what I'm talking about. He is sweet and cares about his friends though, and will do all he can to defend them. His character gives you a bit of Rowans past life, and really ties the characters together in a way. 
Overall I loved the characters Stacey created. They are multidimensional, and very relatable, once you get past all the magical stuff. I love their personalities and the fight they all have.
And just so you know I totally claim Rowan as my new book boyfriend. All mine, no one else's haha (maybe I will share, if you give me books lol)

Stacey created a beautiful world with Avalon. She has a way of writing that gives you so many detailed descriptions that you feel like you are walking right next to Kalin. It is one of those mythical places that not many think about. Her world is breathtaking, and full of amazing creatures. I really do love her creativity, and am so happy she decided to share this book with the world.

*****I give this book 5 stars*****

Also be sure to check out the prequel the Shadow Prince. It will explain why Rowan is the way he is, and give you a good glimpse into his past. I had the opportunity to read it as well and loved it too.

*****I give The Shadow Prince 5 stars as well*****

You guys be sure to look out for book 2 Fragile Reign which comes out November 18th.
The story can only get better from here :)

Thank you to Jenn Halligan for giving me the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, I loved the book.


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