Friday, April 15, 2016
Blog Tour: First Light by Michele Paige Holm
Seventeen-year-old Adrielle doesn’t believe in magic; she merely possesses it. When Adrielle starts a fire that burns down the family home, she must deal with both her grief and rejection. Forced out of her village, she journeys to far away Tallinyne in search of her older, estranged sister—the only relative who might take her in. Thrust into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, Adrielle struggles to navigate a world of magic she never imagined where she is forced to make a choice no girl should ever have to—satisfying her own heart or saving the kingdom.
Right off the bat you should know that this isn't like anything else this author has written (at least not that I've read of hers). This is a fractured fairy-tale and because of that if you are trying to make all the fairy-tales that you recognize fit into the box that they are 'supposed' to fit in, you might find yourself frustrated. Let it go, people. Let it go. Enjoy the journey that you are taken on as each fairy tale is changed and morphed into a wonderful story and will take you to places that you weren't expecting to go. Honestly when I thought the story was wrapping up I looked at my kindle and saw I had more story to go, and then I was taken on another journey. Normally that bothers me, but it didn't in this story.
The fairies were a hoot. I loved their personalities and the ways they got around certain things. I even liked the princes friend Henrie and how disapproving he was of Adrielle. Obviously there are things about the story I didn't love. It did take me a little bit to get into the story, and I didn't love some of the choices made, and I didn't love how long it took people to figure things out, etc. But those are all minor things that didn't ruin the flow of the story or make me not want to read it again.
If you enjoy fairy-tales I'd definitely give this one a try. I know I'll be rereading it again, and I can't wait for the next book to come out telling more of the story. The blurb at the end of the book sounded really good :)
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Title: First Light
Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Publisher: Mirror Press
Published: February 2016
Source: I received an eCopy in exchange for an honest review.