Sunday, November 4, 2012

Treason Blog Tour Stop - Review and a Giveaway

Title: Treason (Book 2 of the Grimoire Trilogy)

Author: S.M. Boyce

Released: Oct. 27th, 2012

Print Length: 424 pages

File Size: 825 KB

Goodreads info here, visit the book's website and author's website

Disclaimer: I did receive an ARC copy from the author in order review it for the tour. This however did not influence my review in any way.

Masterfully Written! 

Awe Inspiring!

In Treason, book #2 of the Grimoire trilogy by S.M. Boyce, we once again delve into the magical world of Ourea. Everyone Kara Magari loves ends up dead, so the more she feels for Braeden the more she pushes him away, which frustrates him to no end. Braeden on the other hand believes he’s a dead man walking anyway so it doesn't matter how hard Kara pushes he intends to change her mind. Until all heck breaks loose in Ourea and both are faced with tough decisions that lead to dire consequences. Both must learn that sometimes you must embrace the bad within if you want the good to prevail in the end.

The details of the world surrounding Kara and Braeden are amazing. The pure imagination that it required on Boyce’s part is truly awe inspiring! Even though there are a lot of details and descriptions, it’s presented in a way that doesn't bog the reader down, instead it makes you turn the next page in pure wonder. I never found myself skipping ahead past some of the descriptions as I have in other novels. In fact it was almost as if I was playing a movie in my head as I read. 

The fact that Ourea can be such a dangerous and deadly place would not sway me from wanting to pay a visit there were it real. That being said, I definitely would not want to get caught up in the politics there! Boyce surely picked the perfect title for this book. There were so many twists and turns spread throughout the novel, in fact there were a couple of times I had to pick my jaw off the floor and ask myself I read that right (not because the wording is confusing or anything, but just out of shock).

Just like in Lichgates (review here) there is wit and humor sprinkled throughout which is even more enjoyable since after reading the first book I had a better understanding of the different relationship dynamics. There is a good mix of emotions in the book as well. Boyce was able to strike a balance between tension, action and emotion. I didn't think it was possible for me to like it more than the first book, but I do. This series is definitely one of my all time favorites. 

And because I loved the series so much I've decided to give two copies of the e-book away.  Two winners will be picked on Nov 11th, 2012 and each will be able to choose either Lichgates or Treason!  Enter using the Rafflecopter at the end of the post.  Also don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour, there are a couple scavenger hunts, reviews, interviews, guest posts and prizes to be won!  In addition Boyce is hosting a Grand Prize Giveaway that ends Dec 31st!

About Boyce

S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries, and she updates her blog a few times each week to keep you entertained.

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  1. Thanks for the great review! I'm thrilled that you loved it. It's so sweet of you to give away eBook copies, too. Thanks!

    1. You are more than welcome, it was well deserved! One of my all time favorites. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. My all time favorite epic fantasy book is a three way tie between Lichgates by S.M. Boyce, Starlighter by Bryan Davis, and Firelight by Sophie Jordan. I can not wait to read Treason!!!!!

    1. Firelight is on my TBR list (so many great books, not enough time lol) but I hadn't heard of Starlighter. I'll have to check it out, thanks!