Friday, May 20, 2016

Samara's Peril Blog Tour and Review!

  Today I am a part of the Samara's Peril Blog Tour! It is now available! :D I got to read the book in advance, so you can read my review on this post. ;)

  You have probably heard of the Ilyon Chronicles on my blog if you've been around often- they're one of my favorite series. :) If you'd like to see my reviews of the other books, Resistance, The King's Scrolls, and Half-Blood, visit my Book Reviews page. 

 Anyhow, enjoy the tour and don't forget to enter the giveaway! :) (or maybe you shouldn't enter, because I WANT TO WIN!! :P Haha!)

About the Book

When news arrives that Emperor Daican has been in contact with his chief war strategist, it signals potential doom for the country of Samara. Determined to intervene, the resistance in Landale, headed by Lady Anne, embark on a covert mission in hopes of unearthing further information. However, a shocking discovery leads to complications no one could have foreseen.
Armed with their newfound knowledge, they set out for Samara to warn the king. War is inevitable, and they must face two desperate battles—one on the walls of Samara’s great stronghold, and the other on the battlefield of Jace’s heart, where victory might only be achievable through great sacrifice.
Available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks!

Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? Find out more at the official Ilyon Chronicles website!

About the Author

Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Etsy.

My Review
(spoilers in light purple in small font)

As spring unfolds in Arcacia, so do the Emperor's plans in expanding his empire. His sights are on Samara, a country long dedicated to Elom. Thus, the Resistence group in Landale sets out on a new mission- this time to fight to keep the emperor from conquering Samara. There is danger everywhere, and they risk their lives at every turn.

Meanwhile, Jace sinks deeper and deeper into despair, unable to overcome his doubts and his past. 

Shocking discoveries are made... battle unfolds... love and healing are found.

At last I got to read book three of the Ilyon Chronicles, Samara's Peril! The book was wonderful, just as the other two are! :)

Some changes are made in the characters. I think this is kind of a turning point in the series. You'll see what I mean when you read it. Jace changed the most. Ah, I kind of cried a lot during the first part of the book. Like the part when Jace goes to get his birthday present for Kyrin, and then he ends up accidently causing that drunk old man to die. It was so sad! Poor Jace! I don't cry much in books... maybe it was partly because of my mood. XD I don't know. But yea, Jace. He has a lot of pain in this book, but also a lot of GOOD! Just read it! ;)

And of course we have all the other characters. They don't seem to change so much... its mostly Jace. We get to see a bit more of Anne, so that was nice. But when are her and Trask going to get married?? Maybe in book four... ;) There are new characters too. Like Jace's family! :D I actually saw it coming... somehow. I wasn't for sure, but I had my suspicions. ;) Some are good, some are villains.

  Jayrin!! Aw, this relationship really progresses in Samara's Peril. Like this one part... The kiss was adorable! This couple is so cute!! And Kyrin is just shocked, and then all giddy. It was just so cute. I loved when everyone was wondering what was up, and Kyrin blushes and Jace is just grinning. Awww! Allll the cuteness!  <3 :D

  I hope the next book has more of Leetra. She's a really interesting character despite her hardness. And Timothy... I really like him too. :)

 There is war, of course. The dragon combat was kind of cool. :) There is dangerous missions for information. There was death, and near deaths. There was also healing, as I've said- in more than one way. :) 

 So yes, Samara's Peril was a great book! (Of course!) Now I need book four!! Oh dear, I'm going to have a long wait!

I recommend Samara's Peril to... maybe thirteen\fourteen and up? It would depend on the person. This book is has a more mature theme than the others. There is battle and violence, but it isn't real graphic. There are men who would (or do) hurt women, you know, but it is talked about in a discreet way.

Otherwise, if you like Christian fantasy, adventure, dragons, or awesome characters *winks*, read the Ilyon Chronicles!!    


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  1. Great review Natasha. I like how you put the spoilers in. I just managed to leave them out entirely.

  2. Thank you! Yea... I like having my spoilers in there! :D

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your review and being part of the tour! :)

    1. You're welcome! I was glad to do it. :)

  4. Awesome review! I was just about to start squealing! JAYRIN! That part was so sweet.

    1. Thanks! Yes, that part was sweet! :)