Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review: Lichgates: The Grimoire Trilogy #1 by S. M. Boyce

Okay, so this review is long over due. I read Lichgates a while back and I've been meaning to post a review on Paranormal Lounge for a while. You'll notice I did not post a cover, that's because there will be a COVER REVEAL for the re-release of Lichgates right here on Paranormal Lounge on September 6th, so be sure to stop back for that!
But first let's learn a little about Lichgates:
Here is the BLURB:

The Grimoire turns its own pages and can answer any question asked of it...and Kara Magari is its next target.

Kara has no idea what she's getting herself into when she stumbles across the old book while hiking along a hidden trail. Once she opens it, she's thrown into Ourea: a beautiful world full of terrifying beings that all want the Grimoire's secrets. Everyone in this new world is trying to find her, but most just want to control the new-found power the Grimoire bestows upon her.

Braeden Drakonin grew up in Ourea, and all he’s ever known in 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 world—and he’s not letting Kara out of his sight until he gets an answer.

Kara cannot escape her new life in Ourea. There’s no going back now.

And now about the AUTHOR:

S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. She’s a sarcastic twit, but her friends seem to like her anyway. She updates her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning?).

Also, her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

Okay, now for my REVIEW!

Lichgates is:
  • Well written.
  • An amazing Adventure.
  • A story that takes you to another world that was expertly built by S. M. Boyce.
  • A great YA novel.
  • Epic!
  • And so much more!
The characters in Lichgates are so easy to get to know and care about. Then there are characters that you don't know what their true motives are which adds to the excitement of reading this amazing fantasy.

The plot is paced perfectly and carries you effortlessly through the story of Kara. The problems presented to the main character (Kara) are viable and believable. Kara handles her problems in a way that you can relate to.

The elements of Fantasy and Paranormal are mixed well, so fans of both genres can have a satisfying read and a glimpse of the other genre.

Kara's Journey in Lichgates is one that you can invest in. That is a result of a well-developed main character paired with a well-written story.

My overall take is that this is a story that no one should miss out on, especially fans of fantasy. I can't wait to read the next installment, Treason, which will be released October 27, 2012!

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