I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for my spot on the blog tour! Check out my review and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Beasts of the Frozen Sun
by Jill Criswell
(Frozen Sun Saga #1)
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.
Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people’s souls, to see someone’s true essence with only a touch of her hand.
When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland–one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun–Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he’s been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started.
As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira’s life, for Reyker’s soul, and for their peoples’ freedom has only just begun.
I’ve seen Beasts of the Frozen Sun on a couple of my friend’s blogs, and when I saw the book was going on tour, I jumped at the chance to read it! I’m so glad I did! Kickass female lead? Check. Hot male love interest? Check. Forbidden love? Check. Powers and epic battles? Check. Jill Criswell delivered an epic fantasy that I am currently obsessed with and resisting the urge to go back and read again!
I love the plot! Constant battles, constant fighting. The action was non-stop and it took my breathe away. This is definitely a dark YA with a lot of violence. I loved it though, the world-building is incredible. The complexities of the Gods and all of the betrayals and ruthless killing. However, the love between our two characters was so deep, it brought a sense of calm through all the chaos.
This book was FANTASTIC. I’m so excited for book two. This does end on a cliffhanger, but it was okay. It didn’t make me too angry. I just need book two in my hands or kindle right now! Check this one out! You won’t regret it!
Jill Criswell is a writer of Young Adult Historical Fantasy. She was born and raised in the swamps of northeastern Florida. She earned degrees in English and Psychology and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. Her greatest passion, besides reading and writing, is traveling the world; she’s visited fifty countries across six continents, falling in love with places like Iceland, Namibia, and Cambodia. She works as a university English teacher and lives in South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and daughter (who is named after a volcano in Iceland).
Signed hardback copy of Beasts of the Frozen Sun
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