Boy, have I got a treat for you, friends! I have just finished a spectacular book about Phoenixes. Forget everything you know about them because these Phoenixes are amazing! Dare I say, they are lit? (Get it?? Because lit can mean fire….I’ll see myself out)
As usual with my blog tours, I’ll be giving you guys a synopsis, review, purchase links, author bio and a little excerpt that Entangled Teen was nice enough to include.
After spending her life in foster care, Ava has finally found home. But all it takes is a chance encounter with hot nerd Wyatt Wilcox for it to unravel.
Now, things are starting to change. First, the flashes of memories slowly creeping in. Memories of other lives, lives that Wyatt is somehow in. Then, the healing. Any cut? Gone.
But when Cade and Nick show up, claiming to be her brothers, things get even weirder. They tell her she’s a Phoenix, sent to protect the world from monsters—monsters she never knew existed. It’s a little hard to accept. Especially when they tell her she has to end the life of a Phoenix turned rogue, or Cade will die.
With Wyatt’s increasingly suspicious behavior, Ava’s determined to figure out what he’s hiding. Unless she can discover Wyatt’s secret in time and complete her Phoenix training, she’ll lose the life, love, and family she never thought she could have.
A special thank you goes out to Entangled teen publishing for allowing me to read this early. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
publishing date: march 5, 2018
I honestly never thought I would love the supernatural that wasn’t about demons or demonic possession. Sure, I’ve watched Supernatural and I love that show. But that is more about the bond of brotherhood between Sam and Dean.
But then I find S.D Grimm thanks to Entangled Teen. She has made me fall in love with the supernatural with her first (to me) book, Summoner, and then this book shows up. And that has sealed the deal on Grimm’s writing.
This book is all about Phoenixes. No. Not Dumbledore’s bird, Fawkes, but people (if you will) that protect humans from all the nasty things in the dark. They are reborn like Phoenixes normally are and like everything in the supernatural world, there are Light and Dark Phoenixes. I’m not going to get into the lore because I want you all to learn about it when you read this book.
There are 3 (three) POVs-Ava, Cade and Nick. All three of them were amazing in their own way. I want to gush about them but I don’t want to spoil anything. But let’s just say Ava is my favorite for many different reasons!
I think where this book really shines is the world building. We get a lot of information and most of it is spread over the course of the book as the MC’s, Ava and Cade, learn it. It’s a little info dumpy at times (which I do love as long as it’s not too much) in some parts hence the star knocked off. But it’s very strong for a first book of a series. The world of the Phoenix is so cool. I would love to know more about it.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I’m sold on anything S.D Grimm’s supernatural books and I hope you all check out this book if you are looking for your next supernatural book!
purchase links and author bio;
About S.D. Grimm:
S. D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult fantasy and science fiction, which is to be expected from someone who looks up to heroes like Captain America and Wonder Woman, has been sorted into Gryffindor, and identifies as rebel scum. Her patronus is a red Voltron lion, her spirit animal is Toothless, and her favorite meal is second breakfast. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog.You can learn more about her upcoming novels at www.sdgrimm.com
He shrugged. “I should have expected Danny to warn you about me.”
“It’s not like you made a habit out of beating people up, right?” I offered a smile.
The way his gaze locked onto mine, suddenly easier to read though the moonlight was blocked by branches here, made me think he might be staring deep into a memory, too.
He sucked in a breath. “Right. I don’t go around hurting people.”
“No. You let them pick on you.” I released his hands.
His small laugh seemed to drip bitterness. “Well, I can’t exactly fight back—I’d be in so much trouble if I were to have another…incident—and they know it.”
That ignited a fireball in my stomach. That’s why they picked on him? “How can people be so cruel?” I pointed my flashlight on the path ahead. “Can I show you something?”
Within a few minutes, we’d arrived to my favorite place on the run. I stepped through the thinning dune grass and out onto a sandy cliff of the top of a dune. From here we could see over Lake Michigan. But the sun had already set, leaving nothing but darkness in front of us. Here, at night, the best view was looking up.
I sat down and motioned to the stars. “I looked up Andromeda after you came over.”
“Yeah?” His voice carried the hint of awe and surprise mingled together.
“But I don’t know which constellation it is.”
He sat beside me and leaned close enough that his shoulder brushed against mine. “There.” His fingers traced an outline of stars. “It’s been said that she’s a beautiful princess.”
“I read that, too.” I chuckled. “But like all princesses, she got into trouble.”
He laughed. “Yes. She got herself captured.”
I made my voice mock-dreamy. “But her handsome prince—what was his name? Perseus!—saved her. I can only imagine they lived happily ever after.”
He didn’t respond, so I tore my eyes away from the night sky and found Wyatt already looking at me.
“Thank you,” he said, turning his attention back to the sky as a breeze off the lake muffled his quiet words. “For not making me feel like a monster for what I did.”
I wanted to touch him again, but I refrained. “You’re hardly a monster, Wyatt.”
Something in his soft smile made my heart beat faster.
Well that is it for my blog tour! I hope you guys enjoyed that because I sure did! Let me know in the comments if you have read this book or want to read it!