Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Keeper of Reign copy

  Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it? For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema. Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn't get himself killed first.  

My Thoughts: Keeper of Reign was a fast paced and adventurous story. It was a very enjoyable read that I had a difficult time putting down. Though it was labeled as Young Adult, this book was geared towards a younger audience. The story was still lots of fun for an adult (or of any age) to read.

The plot and the characters were great. I found myself intrigued and guessing as to what was going to happen next. Though the story centered around saving the siblings' mother and the world, I was intrigued to learn how this race were turned into inch-high elves. Next, I enjoyed how the characters interacted with each other. The siblings really showed the importance of what family and friendship really meant. I also liked how the characters matured as the story progressed. The story and characters were what grabbed me into the book.

There were a few flaws with the book though. The transitions were a little choppy. In fact, many of the chapters abruptly ended. I felt like there were pages missing. Also, I found myself a little confused as to the world Right created. The first fifty pages I kept debating if Jules and his siblings were really tiny or just simply elves. I had to go back and re-read a few chapters to get this cleared. Other than that, the rest of the story was great.

This was a very enjoyable book. I did not expect to find myself having a lot of fun as I did while reading it. This would be a perfect book to share with a young audience. I rate it:

emma   Author Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. She loves the Lord and His Word deeply, and when she doesn't have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one. Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.
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  1. Hi, chica!

    So sorry I didn't comment back before now....I had a personal crisis come up, and that put me behind on all my return comments. Unfortunately, I still had to honor my previous blog tour commitments...

    Anyway, I really liked this review! Although I don't usually read middle-grade fiction (and it sounds like this is a book in that genre, from your description), I do like the plot for this one, so I'm going to put it on my Amazon wish list and TBR shelf on Goodreads. I'm not entering the giveaway, though, because I'd much rather win the book instead! Lol. Besides, there are SO many people entered already, I doubt I would win.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book!! : )

    1. You don't want the chance to win $25?! That's okay. It's a really cute book. I might just buy a copy so I could share it with my students.