Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blog Tour ~ "Son of War, Daughter of Chaos" by Janette Rallison + giveaway

Son of War Daughter of Chaos Blog Tour
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SonOfWarEBookSon of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: YA Mythology/Paranormal

Book Description:  Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for the signs: people with greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and have the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that get in the way of having a normal high school life. When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not.

My thoughts: I was fascinated with the mythological/paranormal aspect of Son of War, Daughter of Chaos. I liked the blending of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and the angle of vampires/werewolves. I loved how Janette Rallison was able to incorporate the history of Pharaoh's and the political unrest of Ancient Egypt and add a speculative paranormal twist.

Aislynn wants to be a typical teenager. Her mother was recently murdered and her family moves around a lot. Her senior year of high school the legacy of her family is abruptly revealed and she learns of ancient Egyptian secrets. Two factions, who were genetically altered by technology lost after the fall of Egypt, seek to rid the world of the other. The conflict is centuries old and now Aislynn is caught in the middle.

The book has multiple settings. Aislynn and her family are on the run, but in this book is found in the Unites States, the Arctic, Egypt, and Europe. The story has multiple plot twists. I was left not knowing which side was right. They both have valid points and traditions. Ultimately, I agreed with Aislynn. I loved reading about her dilemma and how she came about her decisions. She is a great female MC.

The book appeals to readers of mythology and paranormal. It's one that I would let my teenage daughter read. There is kissing and a violence.  I would love to read a sequel to this book!

Read an Excerpt
I was on my feet and running down the path before I could fully process what was happening. The dark swarm flew toward me. Their wings sounded like the dull hum of an incoming storm. I didn’t have to see them to know they were scarabs—the flesh-eating kind. The Horusians had pinpointed our location and flown in beetles to kill us. How they found us, I didn’t know.
As I fled down the slope, I slipped. My feet jerked out in front of me. I hit the ground, hard, skidding and then flipped over. I tumbled down the slope, clawing at the ice, trying to get a handhold. White flashes of snow jumbled together in my vision. Finally, I hit a flat spot. I managed to stop, pick myself up, and run again. Panic wrapped around me. I couldn’t make it off the ridge before the scarabs reached me, and even if I could, I had nowhere to hide from the beetles on this open stretch of land. Still, I ran. I wouldn’t stand still for death.


Janette Rallison  Author Janette Rallison Janette Rallison is old. Don’t ask how old, because it isn’t polite. Let’s just say she’s older than she’d like to be and leave it at that. Janette lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five children and enough cats to classify her as “an eccentric cat lady.” She did not do this on purpose. (The cats, that is; she had the children on purpose.) Every single one of the felines showed up on its own and refuses to leave. Not even the family’s fearless little Westie dog can drive them off. Since Janette has five children and deadlines to write books, she doesn’t have much time left over for hobbies. But since this is the internet and you can’t actually check up to see if anything on this site is true, let’s just say she enjoys dancing, scuba diving, horse back riding and long talks with Orlando Bloom. (Well, I never said he answers back.)
  Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 8/24/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the publisher. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I love paranormal stories! Thanks for this giveaway!

    Stay well,
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  2. WOOOT WOOT! I am glad you liked it as well! Great review :)

  3. Great review! I love Janette's writing and I look forward to reading this one!


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