Sep 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway! -- Blade Singer by Aaron de Orive and Martha Wells


Blade Singer Wall PaperBlade Singer by Aaron de Orive & Martha Wells
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher:  Cloak and Dagger Studios
202 pages

Manuel "Manny" Boreaux, a troubled adolescent from Texas, is magically transported into the body of a goblin pickpocket in an alternate world inhabited by faerie creatures. Manny must quickly adapt to the danger all around him and try to find a way to get back home, a feat complicated by the pickpocket's association with a notorious gang of thieves. But when Manny uncovers a plot to assassinate a young king, he must enlist the aid of an elf cavalier and a cat burglar to thwart a Sidhe witch's scheme to ignite a civil war between humans and the Fae.

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Blade Singer was a wonderful adventure! Manny a young boy troubled after losing his parents is having a hard time at school and at home. One day while avoiding a meeting with someone he decides to go for a walk and ends up in a used bookstore. There he is whisked away from reality and plunged into a realm of complete fantasy- with witches, goblins, fae, thieves and a town that looks like the Renaissance festival come to life. 

This story is wonderfully written, getting to know a little about Manny but really coming to know him through the adventure he begins and the changes in him throughout the plot, I really enjoyed it. The plot itself was interesting and captivating the whole time. There wasn't a moment where I wanted to put down the book - as a matter of fact, I read the whole thing in one sitting. The characters were fun and funny and I loved the setting. It was a great read for a relaxing evening. There was just enough action to keep me on my toes but not so much as to create anxiety in the reader. I loo forward to reading more from these authors.

 Recommended to young readers, fantasy lovers, and those who love The Neverending Story or even Harry Potter. I found reminders of these books throughout - but in a good way :) Happy Reading! 

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About the Authors:

Aaron de Orive

A graduate of the University of Texas' film program, Aaron de Orive began his professional writing career in the video game industry, serving as a lead or senior writer on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is also the creator of the fantasy role-playing game SHARD: World of the False Dawn. Blade Singer is his first novel. Aaron lives in Austin with his wife, daughter, and two very spoiled terriers.

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Martha Wells 

Martha Wells is the author of a number of fantasy novels, including The Cloud Roads, The Siren Depths, The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her YA fantasy, Emilie and the Hollow World, was published by Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry in April 2013, and the sequel, Emilie and the Sky World, was released in March 2014. Two collections of Books of the Raksura novellas will be published in September 2014 and Fall 2015. She has had short stories in Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, Stargate Magazine, and Lightspeed Magazine, and in the anthologies Elemental, The Year's Best Fantasy #7, Tales of the Emerald Serpent and The Other Half of the Sky. She has essays in the nonfiction anthologies Farscape Forever, Mapping the World of Harry Potter, and Chicks Unravel Time. She has also written media-tie-in novels, Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary and Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement, and a Star Wars novel, Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge.

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  1. So glad you enjoyed it too! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. It was wonderful thank you for the opp. to read it :)

  2. Love the sound of this world, I cannot wait to read this book!

    1. It was so fun to read. I hope you get it and enjoy it :)

  3. I love Martha Wells' books! Can't wait to read this one also!

    1. Oh which other ones do you recommend? Thanks for stopping by

  4. always looking for a good middle school read to recommend to my daughter