Friday, October 28, 2011

Book Tour: Earth by Shauna Granger Review and Giveaway


Welcome to the book tour for Earth by Shauna Granger!

Today I have a review and giveaway.

Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.


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!



Review:

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!!








17 comments:

Judy said...

This really looks like a great read. Your review peaked my interest and I love the cover. It is very eye-catching.

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ebaker said...

I like the magic aspect! It reminds me a little of the House of Night series with the element magic but it sounds interesting!
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Christina said...

I book sounds pretty interseting and the review is lovely. It interests me to read books that have to do with affinities and anything else magic. It just gives me the chills (in a good way) because of it. I love books like that and the cover is amazing!

Christina Bodden
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Kerry-Ann McDade said...

Amazing Review the cover is so beautiful. :)

BlackWolf said...

the book sounds amazing.. thanks for the review
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Naykate said...

The cover looks great! So thats one thing and your review was also great. I love books with magic in them. Very exciting!

cent said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Amanda said...

Great review! I'm eager to get my hands on Air..loved Earth!

Shauna Granger said...

Thank you so much for joining my tour!

Donna said...

This really looks like a great book. Love the cover.
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A Tale of Many Reviews said...

Thank you for participating!

brendajean said...

I just loved your review and think it would be a fantastic read:)

thanks for the chance!

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6a1a80d2-02d4-11e1-bf15-000bcdcb2996 said...

I am a huge fan of the paranormal. And where most books withe the paranormal tag usually are vamp, shifter or angel now adays it was nice to see something different in the form of an elementalist of sorts.
Jess at DarkAngel10106@hotmail.com

Veronica Morfi said...

I loved the theme of this book. Elemental magic is something that peaks my interest and curiousity! Also...I love the cover...I know, I know, don't judge a book by its cover, but I can't help it! :P

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Sarah said...

It looks so pretty. And the idea of elemental magic is so intriguing. Very different from other current paranormal stories.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I love books about magic that are natural, as earth, fire, rain etc. Looking forward to checking out this series.

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Hannah said...

I love all things magical and I saw this series on another blog in the tour and I'm fully intrigued! :)