Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Blog Tour ~ "Bearskin" by Jamie Robyn Wood + giveaway

BearskinBearskin by Jamie Robyn Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Publisher to Review
Genre: Fairy Tale re-telling

Book Description:  When Conrad, Moiria, and Heppson’s evil enchantress mother tries to convince them to follow her dark ways, they must each decide where the line lies between good and evil, magic and mythology. Based on a lesser-known fairy tale, this young adult book features an impossible romance, an intricate plot, and twists you won’t see coming.

My thoughts: This is a re-telling of a fairy tale that I was unfamiliar with. I googled the original while I was reading this one to see the way that Jamie Robyn Wood was able to adapt the story to make it into an original work.

The story was very interesting and I found some themes that resonated with me. The first would be honor, living up to your potential and protecting the ones you love. Heppson and Heart were great examples of this to me. They stood up to those who would persuade them to choose a path contrary to their beliefs.

Love is a prominent theme of the book. What would you do to help the people who mean the most to you? Would you travel on a quest that seems nearly impossible. Would you leave your home to protect another? Would you search endlessly for a family member? The characters in the book are faced with these questions and more.

Characters dealing with the consequences of their actions are always interesting to read about. There are many consequences faced. Consequences happen from both good and bad choices. I liked how the author was able to portray how we can choose our actions, but not the events that come from them.

I found the book to be fun to read. There are many interesting and unique characters that added a lot to the book. It is a clean book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Jamie Robyn Wood is a full-time wife and mother and a part-time fantasy writer and essayist. Jamie never imagined the wind could blow so hard and so cold until she moved to the Midwest. Now she prefers to hunker inside the house with a cup of hot chocolate and a story to write. Bearskin is her first novel. She, her husband, their five children, and their “pet” squirrels currently reside in Coralville, Iowa.

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Jamie Robyn Wood is giving away a signed copy of the book to US addresses only.  The contest ends on the 24th.  Enter using the rafflecopter below.

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Visit the tour stops!  (found at www.cedarfortbooks.com)

September 8: Cracking the Cover
September 9: Robyn Echols Books
September 10: Jactionary
September 11: readalot
September 12: Iowa City Moms
September 13:
September 14: My Book a Day
September 15: Literary Timeout
September 16: Making Life a Bliss Complete
September 17: Getting Your Read On
September 18: Wishful Endings
September 19: Blooming with Books
September 20:
September 21: Inklings and Notions • Mel’s Shelves
September 22: Bookworm Lisa

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover, the book sounds really good as well! Great review :)


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