Monday, July 15, 2013

[Blog Tour] Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton: Review + Giveaway

Broken Forest
by Eliza Tilton
Release Date: May 1st, 2013
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Format: ebook
Source: Good Choice Reads book tours, in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.

And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.

His shape-shifting brethren feed off the auras of humans, and Jeslyn's golden hue is exactly what Lucino needs to increase his power. The longer it takes Avikar to reach her, the more entranced she becomes with Lucino's world, and the harder it will be for Avikar to set her free.

He failed his family once. He won't fail again.


The Story

In this historical romance/ adventure, a brother and his friend tries to save his kidnapped sister. The story is pretty good. I don't read a lot of historcal fiction the the concept was pretty new to me.

I was a little slower  in some moments that I would have liked to to be. But lots of action to make up for it . And you know I love soem good action.

The Writing

The was also pretty good not great but good. I only say that because it was a little hard for me to undertsand at some parts. For me, at least. 
The Characters

The characters were not the hightlight of the book for me. The story itself was much better. I found Avikar to be annoying, he made a lot of dumb decisions and was really selfish. He seemed to want to save his sister, not because he was worried about her but becausehe did not want to feel responsible for another siblings death.

All the other characters were otherwise boring and Jeslyn was you typical damsel in distress. The only character I really liked was Raven. A total oppisite of Jeslyn. 
The Good

Was the action. I love abook with action and this one had lots of it.

I liked Raven. She was the only character that didn't make me cringe whenever they talked. And the writing was nice.

The Bad

The rest of the charcters. The just annoyed the heck out of of me.

The slow parts in the story were also a negative for me.
My Final Thoughts

I liked the book but for me it ws missing a few things. Hence, the 3 star review. But I would recommed it to people who like historical fiction.
About the Author:

Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s
not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, now I know what to expect!
    ~Karina V


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