Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lichgates Hidden World Tour Blog Tour






Welcome to the Lichgates Hidden World Blog Tour!

There are some awesome things going on with this tour, including a giveaway! But let's learn some more about the book.

The Grimoire turns its own pages and can answer any question asked of it, and Kara Magari is its next target. She has no idea what she's getting herself into when she stumbles across the old book while hiking a hidden trail. Once she opens it, she's thrown into Ourea: a beautiful world full of terrifying things that all want the Grimoire's secrets. Everyone in this new world is trying to find her, and most want to control her.

Braeden Drakonin grew up in Ourea, and all he’s ever known of life is lying. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. He has one question to ask the book – one question that can fix everything in his broken life – and he’s not letting Kara out of his sight until he gets an answer.
There’s no escaping Ourea. There’s no going back now.

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Review:

Kara is living a relatively normal life. She is dealing with some things, but overall she's ok. Well, that is until one day when she's wandering through the woods. She stumbles into a random cave and finds an old book. That talks to her. Kara soon finds herself in an entirely different world, known as Ourea. Traveling to a new world is not without it's perils, and Kara is very quickly caught up in things she doesn't even understand. Being declared the new "Vagabond," Kara must use skills old and new to try and keep Ourea from falling apart. With her grimoire and a handsome prince at her side, Kara will take on some amazing new challenges while discovering her place in this new world.

I found this book a bit hard to get into, because I felt like I had just been dropped into the middle of something at the beginning. I didn't quite get what was going on, and things just felt a little choppy. Once I got settled into the story though, things became much smoother. By the end of the book I was not ready for it to end. Kara was definitely someone I could relate to. She was thrown into this new world and new role, and she took it rather well. Having someone to discover Ourea with helped to increase my understanding of this new place. Braeden was also very cool. He's more than just your average royal. He has layers and some very interesting issues he has to deal with.

There is so much creativity in this book. The world and the peoples who populate it are unique and original. I almost feel like there could be a whole book on just the history and politics of Ourea. They have a lot going on. Visiting the different realms with Kara was fascinating as well. There are also new creatures to discover, and of course there's a lot of magic. All of these elements combine together to make a very interesting book. The end sets up for the next book perfectly. It has a clear ending, but it leaves things open enough that you want to come back and learn more. Fans of fantasy will definitely find tons to enjoy in this book, so be sure to check it out.

Book provided for review.

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16 comments:

Rob Zimmermann said...

I find it interesting that a few reviews I have recently read say something similar to yours. Some readers have found it either slow, or hard to get into at the beginning. You also stated that you felt you got thrown in the middle of things. I can definitely see an issue with that.

I think when I read it, I took it a different way. Sometimes with books, the beginning chapters drag on explaining things too much and don't get into the action. I found it refreshing to be thrown right into things then get the explanation done later.

It's nice seeing a different perspective on this. Great review.

Lisa said...

Yeah, I just needed like one paragraph more of exposition. I'm one of those people who need everything explained though. I love the details. :P It really didn't take long to get settled into it though.

Kelly said...

I appreciate the review and comments. Good to know!

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nicolesender said...

Thanks for your honest review. I would like to read this book.
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Mare/TommyGirl said...

The book sounds great. I love a story that hooks you and you just don't want it to end (like you need to know what happens, but at the same time, just want it to last). Thanks for the head's up about how it sorta begins in the middle - when I read it, I won't feel quite as confused.

ame1184 said...

Thanks for the review! I'd love to read this book : )

Denise Z said...

I was sold at "The Grimoire turns its own pages and can answer any question asked of it" Thank you for participating in this tour of what sounds like a very intriguing read.

Helen said...

I would love to find a book like that :)The story line seems really interesting.I bet it is a very creative tale.

The Haunted Rose said...

My favorite line is "there is so much creativity in this book. " cuz its true

Doodle said...

Great review! I really need to get this book soon.

Kelly said...

This book sounds like a great read! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

HilyBee said...

Great review! I really can't wait to read the book! I'm interested to see if I feel the same way or if I my perspective is different too.

Kali said...

I'm like Rob when it comes to reading. I would much rather be thrown in the middle of the action than have being dragged out in the begging and then getting to the action.

Nancy said...

Interesting review. I think I'd enjoy the read.

Anubha said...

nice review...:)