‘Arrow Of The Mist’ by Christina Mercer – Review Blitz

  

Terror strikes the Celtic inspired kingdom of Nemetona when barbed roots breach the veil of a forbidden land and poison woodsmen, including 15-year-old Lia’s beloved father. Lia and three others embark on a quest to the forbidden land of Brume to gather ingredients for the cure. But after her elder kinsman is attacked and poisoned, she and her cousin, Wynn, are forced to finish the quest on their own.


Lia relies on her powerful herbal wisdom and the memorized pages of her late grandmother’s Grimoire for guidance through a land of soul-hungry shades, trickster creatures, and uncovered truths about the origin of Brume and her family’s unexpected ties to it. The deeper they trek into the land, the stronger Lia’s untapped gift as a tree mage unfolds. When she discovers the enchanted root’s maker, it forces her to question everything about who she is and what is her destiny. Ultimately she must make a terrible choice: keep fighting to save her father and the people of the lands or join with the power behind the deadly roots to help nature start anew.

MY REVIEW:

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of this one, but I found myself pleasantly surprised. The book is well written, with a unique premise that engages the reader immediately. I always love a family story, a magical story, and an adventure story – this book has all three! Can’t wait to get to the second book in the series.

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About The Author

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Christina Mercer is an award-winning author of fiction for children and young adults. She took Writer’s Best in Show at the 2012 SCBWI CA North/Central Regional Conference, was a Semi-Finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakout Novel Award Contest, and won Honorable Mention in the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self Published Book Awards. She holds a degree in Accounting from California State University at Sacramento and a Certificate in Herbal Studies from Clayton College of Natural Health. Christina resides in Northern California enjoying life with her husband, two sons, four dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees.

WWW Wednesday 4 Jun 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

I’ve been looking at this book for a while, especially since I’ve seen students reading it. I only went through the first chapter, but it seems very cute.

Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson

With as many books as I’ve seen to Wilson’s credit (most of them in classrooms), I figured I should pick up a few. I bought this at a £1 book sale in Asda and have just picked it up recently. This one is for upper middle grade, I’d say. It has a very distinct teenage voice that I really like.

What did you recently finish reading?

Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill by James Patterson

The Martian by Andy Weir

Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Technically, I’m still reading all of these, I’ve just set them aside for the time being.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

I know we have this book sitting around somewhere, but I currently have the ebook version from the library. After the first page, I was ready to dive in.

The Camelot Code by Mari Mancusi

I’ve been trying to review more indie authors (because it’s so stinking fun) and this one looked really cute. I’ve read the first chapter and it’s such a cool idea. Can’t wait to read it all.

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

Friday Reads for 7 Mar 2014

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!


My Finds:

       

        

        

       

     

Happy Reading, Happy October, and Happy Friday!

 

Two Things Tuesdays for 4 Mar 2014

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney:

“So if you want to find somebody to blame for the way I am, I guess you’d have to start with the public education system.”

“I found out that North America will be underwater within six months, so that kind of takes the pressure off me to do well in school.”

 

Happy Reading and Happy Tuesday!

WWW Wednesday 26 Feb 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

  Luxe by Anna Godbersen

This is different than what I usually read, but it seems pretty interesting despite being in 3rd person (I tend to put 3rd person POV books on the “maybe” pile.)

  Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

I am about half way through this, but I may put it on the TBR Later pile. I really liked the story at first. It’s about friendship and dealing with death of a boyfriend. Then it got into the other issues – first the teen pregnancy thing, someone that was never remotely hinted at earlier, then it added dementia in a grandparent. However, I feel like it’s an absolutely authentic teen book, because I remember issues being important to read about in a fiction book. It opens the readers’ eyes to what some people have to go through. I like Sarah Dessen’s writing, I just don’t know if I’ll finish this anytime soon.

What did you recently finish reading?

 Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

What do you think you’ll read next?

  The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

One of my favorite authors has a new book! I read the Kindle sample and really liked it. I don’t buy books too much these days, but I can’t wait to read this.

  Panic by Lauren Oliver

Another great author, but not sure how soon I’ll get to this.

    All American Girl and Avalon High by Meg Cabot

I’m much more likely to read one of these two next. I love Meg Cabot because her characters have such a good voice.

 

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday 08 Jan 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I found this while I was searching the library shelves on my Kindle. I’ve only read parts of Little Women, but I watched the movie with Winona Ryder and Claire Danes plenty of times when I was in college, so I know the basic story. Some reviewers thought the author didn’t do the original work justice, but since I don’t have a big emotional attachment to it, I find it quite interesting.

What did you recently finish reading?

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

I finished this while lying in bed last Saturday morning. It was such a touching story, and I was glad to start of my year of reading with such a unique middle grade novel. Thanks to everyone who recommended it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Per my 2014 Book Bingo Challenge, I think I’m going to go with a classic next. Since I’m on the topic, I may as well finally read all of this. It’s been on my TBR list for ages too. It’s just one that I just never got around too, even though I’ve owned copies. Sad, I know. (Don’t you just love this cover?)

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

 

WWW Wednesday 23 Oct 2013 (Find out what I am reading this week)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

 

What did you recently finish reading?

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

What do you think you’ll read next?

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!