Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Shadows of Angels by L.G. Rollins

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Shadows of Angels, by L.G. Rollins
2015, 320p, YA Fantasy
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

After the forest dwellers destroy her home and kill her father, Aerbrin sets off on a journey to find the truth about her people, her kingdom, and the mysterious Zaad stone that contains a power she never imagined. Magic and mystery join forces in this intriguing fantasy world. Full of shifting alliances and twists you won’t see coming, it’s a can’t-miss read.

Right before Aerbrin's father is killed by forest dwellers, he passes his Zaad stone to her. For some reason, she survived the attack. She has no idea what this stone does or why her life was spared. After the attack, she leaves to go live with her aunt and uncle. Her cousin, Hilfawn, has some secrets and the two of them end up on an adventure that changes everything. 

There are lots of moving parts in this book which kept my attention. We get lots of different viewpoints which I like in a book like this. It actually didn't confuse me too much. Aerbrin's cousin, Hilfawn, is a bit of a flirt and starts out shallow but she grows quite a bit throughout the book and shows what she's really made of. There are so many other great characters which were easy to love or hate and I'm looking forward to learning more about all of them!

I enjoyed the world building and learning about the Zaad stones. There is much more to learn about them as the series progresses. This is the first book in a trilogy so, while it doesn't end on a cliffhanger, there are still questions to be answered. It starts out intense and doesn't let up the entire time. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more in this series!

L.G. Rollins grew up in a far off land fighting dragons, stealing talismans, and traveling with dwarfs and elves. She is especially skilled at bribing giants with sweets. Currently, her husband and four kids live in Utah so that is where she spends most of her time. She may, or may not, have a Zaad Stone.

Shadows of Angels is L. G. Rollins’ first novel and the beginning of the Zaad Stone trilogy.


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