Welcome to the book tour for Earth by Shauna Granger!
Today I have a review and giveaway.
Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it’s only a ploy to draw her out; she can’t let someone die because of her.
This tour is in honor of the second book in this series, Air, which will be released on October 31st. I know I am ready to read the next one for sure!
Check out the review and giveaway details after the break!
Shayna and her two close friends have a very special bond. They can work with the elements ti do amazing things. Shayna's particular element is earth. While they are learning to master theses forces though, someone rocks their town with dark magic and sacrifices. Shayna and her friends know they have to do something about it. As they learn more information, they realize they may be more closely tied to these events than they thought. On top of that, Shayna keeps having dreams where something is after her. They are so real that she wakes up injured. Someone is trying to tell her something, and Shayna knows she's going to have to take a risk to help other people.
This was a great book! I feel like it was a more "realistic" paranormal fiction than many. The magic was very earthy and natural. Shayna and her two friends were an awesome trio, and they were very smart. This wasn't like a horror movie where the characters are in danger because they are doing things that make no sense. Their actions and reactions were normal. That's almost a breath of fresh air. Another breath of fresh air was getting a little bit of diversity in this book. Having one of Shayna's partners in crime be a secure and confident gay teen was awesome to see. There was a fairly interesting mystery and a tiny hint of romance.
The ending was a tiny bit of a let-down for me as I wanted a little bit more closure. However, I can see why it was done this way. There is clearly room being left for the sequel, and I can't wait to read it. This book is fun, smart, and full of action. This book will appeal to people who like paranormal book and even some who don't normally like them. The more realistic nature of the plot makes everything very believable. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Book provided for review.
Now for the giveaway! I have one e-book to giveaway. The only entry is to leave a comment on this post telling me why you're interested in reading this book. Please also leave your name and e-mail in the Rafflcopter form. This is a short giveaway running from October 28th to October 31st, but there's a good reason for that.
If you comment on every post on the tour, not only do you up your chances of winning an e-book, you also get a chance at the grand prizes! Grand prize 1 is a signed print copy of Air and a bookmark. Grand Prize 2 is a signed print copy of Earth and a bookmark. For a list of all the blogs you need to comment on, check out the list after the Rafflecopter widget.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!