Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lichgates Hidden World Blog Tour and Review







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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. 



My Thoughts
S.M. Boyce has done an great job of bringing a fantasy world alive. Her descriptions of Ourea are beautiful and detailed without being verbose. Characters Kara and Braeden are well developed, and watching them grow as individuals was enjoyable. As with the few other fantasies that I've read there are lots of hidden messages and lessons throughout the story that could be applied to not only the characters but to the readers as well.


Unfortunately, Lichgates won't be making it to my favorites shelf. I have finally come to the realization that the fantasy genre in general is not for me. While I didn't love Lichgates I have no complaints about Boyce's writing style or plot. Lichgates is by no means a badly written book, and I would recommend it to fantasy readers. I truly believe that the reason  Lichgates fell flat for me is my own lack of love for the fantasy genre. However, if you find yourself drawn to reading about warring nations, betrayal, crazy beasts, and magic then I think you'll find yourself entranced in S.M. Boyce's Lichgates.





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20 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading your review. I don't see many people who would do such a review as honestly. You read the book. Found great things about it. And still pointed out it wasn't for you, while at the same time recommended it for readers.

    Fantasy isn't for everyone, I wasn't sure of it myself but was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rob. I had a hard time writing this review so thanks so much for the positive feedback. Shari

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  2. I haven't read a whole lot of fantasy but I've recently enjoyed a few. I'd like to give this a read. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I really hope you enjoy Lichgates.

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  3. Fantasy really isn't for everyone. I liked that you pointed out the good qualities to the book even though it wasn't for you! Great review!

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  4. I loooooove fantasy! Its my favorite genre so maybe it will make it on my favorites shelf :)

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  5. Great review, short, sweet, honest and to the point.

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  6. I enjoyed the honest review. I'm interested in reading the book.

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading Lichgates!

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  7. Thanks for your honest review. I love fantasy, and I can't wait to read the book.

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  8. Thanks for your honest review :) This book isn't for everyone, but it does sound like a great story for those who like that genre. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Wonderful review! Fantasy is a hard genre for many readers because it can be a little *too* much sometimes. :)

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  10. Thank you to everyone who commented on my review. It was really hard for me to write. I want to love every book I read and I really hope that all of you that love fantasy enjoy Lichgates!

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