Today, I am a host for the blog tour for Songs of Seraphina by Jude Houghton. This blog tour is being co-ordinated by Xpresso Book Tours.
Songs of Seraphina
by Jude Houghton
Publication date: June 30th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars.
Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their father falls to pieces. But before the girls have time to find their feet, Charlemagne is married off to a dead man, Penny takes a nap and wakes up as a boy, and Cairo is swept into a dangerous romance with a man who wants her for more than her considerable charm. With the girls wrapped up in a conflict they barely understand, they don’t notice that their grandmother is transforming, or that the two demigod assassins who took their mother are now coming for them—if one of them can get over his crisis of conscience.
In this richly painted tale, at whose heart is the unbreakable bond of family and blood, the world of Seraphina collides with our own as three unique girls are dragged into twilight lives past, fighting for vengeance, retribution, and the survival of their exiled people.
I received an e-copy of this book from Xpresso Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.
This book as an epic fantasy with such such a wide scope. Each of the three sisters end up in Seraphina and slowly the story unfolds. This is unlike anything I have read before. This is such a large world and the world-building was truly epic.
Each of the sisters have a truly unique voice. The focus of the story was not on romance or love and this was a nice change of pace to read a book that did not focus on this.
I am giving this book a rating of 3.5/5. I truly enjoyed this creative and intriguing world with in depth and stunning characters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jude developed a love of fantasy from a relatively early age after realising an innate talent for making stuff up could result in something other than detention. Working across the globe in fields as diverse as journalism, data entry, sales, management consultancy and babysitting, Jude has partially succeeded in putting an English and History degree from Oxford University to good use. A somnambulist, insomniac, lover of letters, Jude writes late into the night, most nights, tumbling down the rabbit hole to dream of other lives. Jude currently lives in Pennsylvania with an over-enthusiastic family and absurdly entitled dog.
Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)
1 Hardcover copy of Songs of Seraphina
4x Paperback copies of Songs of Seraphina
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Keep Calm and Read On,