Thursday, January 1, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren

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02_A Grave Inheritance_CoverPublication Date: December 1, 2014
Carina Press
Series: Goddess Born
Genre: Historical/Paranormal/New Adult/Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the tour host for an honest review

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Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats—and breaks—the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London's most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way—even another goddess born.

But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?

With these doubts threatening her impending marriage and the very last of Brigid's fire draining from her soul, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength—or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.

I enjoyed the first book in this series. You can learn more about it and find my review here. My only minor complaint about the first book was that the pacing seemed slow at times. I definitely don't have the same complaint with this book since it moved at a much faster pace, and I loved it!!

At the beginning, Henry is already in England and Selah is preparing to join him. She has an odd experience before she leaves which shakes her up a little bit. When she gets to England, she and Henry have to act more formal with each other since lots of eyes are on them due to a prior commitment Henry made before he met her. Henry is able to appease her but she does doubt him quite a bit throughout this book.

I love Henry and Selah! There were obstacles and complications for them to overcome and they each had someone else vying for their affection. They also had plenty of people working to keep them apart. At one point, Selah isn't sure if she completely trusts Henry and has to decide what her feelings for him are.

There are also some great side characters--James Roth, Henry's personal secretary who Selah doesn't get along with, Selah's best friend, Nora, and her mother Lucy, who are both Quakers that travel to England with Selah, and Lady Catherine Dinley, the young widow who welcomes Selah and her friends into her home and helps her through some dicey situations.

A lot is revealed in this book about Selah and she finds others who are like her. I love Ms. Edgren's writing--I felt like I was there in England with them and had to keep reading to find out what would happen next. There were some great twists and the cliffhanger ending left me wanting more. I'm definitely looking forward to book 3!! 

Content: Minor swearing. Kissing. Clean!

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03_Kari EdgrenAbout the Author

Kari Edgren is the author of the Goddess Born series. In 2010 and 2011 she was a semifinalist for the Amazon Break Through Novel Award. In 2013, she was a RWA Golden Heart finalist. Ms. Edgren enjoys writing both historical and contemporary fiction, so long as there’s a spark of paranormal. She resides on a mountain top in the Pacific Northwest where she spends a great deal of time dreaming about the sun and torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts.

For more information please visit Kari Edgren’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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A Grave Inheritance Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 2
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, December 4
Review at A Book Geek
Review at I'd So Rather Be Reading

Friday, December 5
Spotlight at The Reader's Hollow

Monday, December 9
Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Wednesday, December 11
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Monday, December 22
Review at The Mad Reviewer

Friday, December 26
Review at The Book Nerd

Monday, December 29
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, December 30
Review at 100 Pages a Day - Stephanie's Book Reviews

Thursday, January 1
Review at Mel's Shelves

Friday, January 2
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Monday, January 5
Review at Book Babe
Review at The True Book Addict

Friday, January 9
Review at Romantic Historical Reviews


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