Hi folks, I recently started an indie author read and
review book group on Goodreads. As everyone knows it is extremely hard for authors to get readers to leave reviews on their books. I decided to st
art this group to help readers find their next great indie author and discounted indie books. I also want to help highlight indie authors so they can receive verified reviews. This isn’t a free book group but all books featured are 0.99.
Each month I’ll post 3 or 4 books in a poll in the group. The group members then vote for the one they’d most like to read (obviously it is up to them as they are buying the book) The bo
ok with the most votes then gets featured in my street team and sometimes on my blog. If you would like to join in just head here: Goodreads indie read and review group.
If you are an author and would like to submit your book for the poll here’s the sign up form : Go Here.
So this month we are reading and reviewing two books.
I finished Prism a week or so ago. I was a bit nervous of reading it because it had some good reviews and I was worried about being disappointed, but I’m glad to say it was an enjoyable and easy read. My thoughts and the blurb are below…
What if color held the secrets to powerful magic?
Forced to move into the palace, Jessa begins training as a Color Alchemist under the direction of the kingdom’s most eligible bachelor, Prince Lucas. As an alchemist, Jessa must capture and har
ness the color of living things. Every color has a unique purpose, except red. Red is the untapped magic no one can access—until Jessa.
Prince Lucas is running out of time. His mother is deathly ill and healing magic hasn’t worked. When Lucas suspects someone is using alchemy to control her, he sets out to discover the truth, no matter the cost.
PRISM is the first installment of a unique young adult romantic fantasy series where a dystopian world with a Victorian flair meets the dynamic magic of color!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this read. The reviews I saw made me both excited and nervous to read it. The characters are well written and the story engaging. Lucas is fab! I loved the last third of the book and the end has made me want to read book 2. I did find some of the dialogue a little repetitive at times, with the same thoughts and angst reemerging frequently at the beginning and middle of the book, however this didn’t stop me enjoying the story.
Well worth a read!
I’m looking forward to reading Legacy of Dragonwand. It’s on offer 24th-30th Sept.
Here’s the blurb:
A teenage would-be wizard just wants to go to wizard school, but he finds himself on an epic quest instead…all the standard elements of a YA fantasy protagonist’s transformation into a hero – KIRKUS REVIEWS
He Who Seeks Power, Seeks Destruction.
Over 1000 years ago, nearly all the ancient wizards were destroyed after t
he Wizard Wars. However, the one who started the War still remains, having worked his will in secret. If he can find the last Dragonwand, he will regain his powers as the dark dragon. Unaware of the Dragonwand or the betrayer, sixteen-year-old Markus is looking for a wizard who will give him a letter of recommendation for the College of Wizardry. During his journey, he stumbles upon
Tolen the Wise, who sends Markus on a quest to end the darkness and find the Dragonwand before it gets into the wrong hands. As Markus discovers growing powers and makes allies, will he find what he needs to complete Tolen’s task, or will the ancient, dark wizard uncover the Dragonwand and forever change the fate of the land of Gallenor
Why not come on over and join us. It would be great to have afew more people join in!