August 17, 2012

Ever Fire Tour: Spotlight & Review


Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale Book #2)
Author: Alexia Purdy
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: July 9, 2012 

The Serenity of the Land of Faerie is threatened as the Unseelie Queen Aveta rages war against the three remaining Seelie Realms of Faerie. As Shade's powers grow, she finds she is running out of time to keep the war from spilling into the human world. Winter is growing in strength as the evil Queen's horrifying legions scar the land in their frigid wake. No one is safe. Shade becomes enemy number one for the Unseelie legions. Questioning her true role of power, Shade discovers the cost of winning may come at a much higher price than she ever imagined. 

Vange stopped abruptly, watching her witch light suddenly bounce off an invisible wall. Tilting her head, she scanned the dirt until she spotted what she was looking for. Crouching down she lit the ground around her with the witch light and frowned, noting the specks of still drying blood and salt trail. Standing again she reached out to touch the invisible shield before her.

Damn! Jade already knows.

The shield rippled under her hand and sent a vibration of pain up her arm. Pulling her hand away, she winced from the slight shock. Vange had no choice now but to call her sister out of the house and speak with her. The protection shield was strong. Even she could not penetrate it. She concentrated on the shield, feeling not one, but three powerful essences embracing the spell. If Jade had found two other Witches to perform the spell with her, they were now as safe as anyone could ever be in their own home from Faeries, lest hiding in an oubliette. No one could enter without their permission. No one and nothing could penetrate its magic. 


Ever Fire is a young adult fantasy novel that focuses on Shade, the main character, who just happens to be a half-Fey changeling. After journeying to the land of Faerie, Shade discovers that her magical powers are growing and she must help in the war raging throughout the land before it starts to spill over into the human world. 

This is the second book in the Dark Faerie Tale series, which makes it hard for someone who hasn't read the first book to follow along. Readers will want to make sure to read the first book in the series before this book in order to really understand the characters and to be up on what has happened before. That being said, I found this book to be a really interesting fantasy that features faeries. There is a lot of action in the book, as Shade and the others in the Faerie realms try to stop a war raging in their lands.

The characters were well written, if a bit two dimensional. The setting of the book was well done and the descriptions the author used made it easy for me to imagine the Faerie world as if I was right there with the action. Overall, I felt this was a well written book with a good flow and a fast pace - a pretty good fantasy read.


About the Author:
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City!!! I love to spend every free moment writing, or playing with my four rambunctious kids. Working as an RN currently to fund my dream career of writing. I devour books daily, especially paranormal fantasies and find genre books and independantly published books to be irresistible. I've has been writing since I can remember (probably since the age of 6) and love creating paranormal urban fantasy and poetry.

I review books too and highly support all authors. I also enjoy watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food (yum). 

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