Book Review: Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton + Giveaway!

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Before I get into my review, the good stuff 🙂

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Book Blurb:
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 shapeshifter 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 Cubicle Escapee’s Review of Broken Forest

First things first, go look at this cover again. Beautiful! I try to never judge a book by it’s cover, but this cover is stunning!

That being said, I have been semi burned out on fantasy. I think it is a result jumping into a book with pretty cover art and expecting to like it.  (can’t help it everyone I always see pretty covers, and want to dive right in) then I am easily disappointed.  The past 7-10 books have been utter disappointments.

Thankfully this was not the case with Broken Forest. The world that Tilton created completely drew me.  In fact I was stunned to learn this was a debut for this author.  Typically debut fantasy novels are lacking.  Lacking world building, character development… something.

This book was not lacking the world she created kept me turning page after page and I found myself rooting for the characters in their journey.

Plus come on, any fantasy book that adds “mythical” lands is a winner! (No spoiling here, you will have to read this beautiful book to get me!)

Tilton did a great job world building but didn’t overpower the characters, which I also find is a very thin line in fantasy books.

The characters were believable, they were flawed they made you want to root for them. YOu get to see the situation from multiple point of views, and I found it to add to the story.

Overall for a debut this was a fantastic, fast and delightful read! I can’t wait for book two.

Also I have a secret, I read it while I was at work. (shhh!) don’t tell anyone. I just couldn’t put it down!

Rating: 4 Stars

 

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Author Bio:
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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Wicked Path: Book Two of The Daath Chronicles releases Oct 6th, 2014, add to your Goodreads TBR HERE

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