Monday, February 4, 2013

Wings of Tavea Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Today, I'm happy to be one of the first hosts for the WINGS OF TAVEA BLOG TOUR to celebrate Devri Walls' latest release, WINGS OF TAVEA!

About the Series:

Wings of Arian (The Solus Trilogy #1) 
by Devri Walls 
On Goodreads here
Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

Purchase Links: Amazon - Barnes & Noble

Wings of Tavea (The Solus Trilogy #2) 
by Devri Walls  
On Goodreads here
Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros.

Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble.

Purchase links: Amazon - Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head. Her first novel, Wings of Arian, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Apple. The second book in the Solus trilogy, Wings of Tavea is scheduled for release Nov 2012.

Connect with Devri:

Goodreads - Author Website - Twitter - Facebook

My Thoughts:
This series was such a wonderful surprise!

I was a little hesitant when I first started reading WINGS OF ARIAN, there were lots of unusual names to remember and the book is 700+ pages on my iPad! Haha needless to say, I was a wee bit daunted, but once I got started, I just couldn't stop, and I had to dive right into WINGS OF TAVEA!

This was due in large part to the relationship Walls has written between Kiora and Emane- the chemistry between these two is epic! Emane is truly a "Prince Charming" I felt like a little school girl with a hopeless crush when reading scenes between these two. He had butterflies in my stomach countless times. 

These books are told mainly from Kiora's point of view, but we do get a few glimpses from Emane's- just the perfect amount in my opinion. And while I loved getting inside Emane's head a bit, Kiora is the perfect narrator for this series. She really doesn't have a mean bone in her body, it's just not how she was raised, but she's not over-the-top annoying with her "goodness" (couldn't think of a better word haha). In fact, Kiora's personality and character reminded me a lot of, Wanda/Wanderer from Stephanie Meyer's THE HOST- love this book and heroine! So if you're a fan of that book you're sure to love Kiora.

The world that Walls has created is quite imaginative and I think YA fans who prefer Fantasy in their read will truly appreciate the environment. Think magic and fire-breathing dragons.

The continuous adventures and action that Kiora and her crew face throughout books 1 & 2, round out the romance and fantasy that this series offers, perfectly.

This series was truly a pleasure to read, and a romance lover's dream! I'm eagerly awaiting book 3, WINGS OF NESTOR!

Happy Reading!!!

GIVEAWAY TIME!!! That's right, Devri is offering up some goodies for this tour and YOU could be the winner!!!
Fill out the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win!
There are tons of giveaways going on, during this tour, on some of the other blog stops (See link at the top of this post)
Good Luck and Happy Reading!!!

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Special thanks to Devri Walls and Xpresso Book Tours, for allowing me to participate in this blog tour!

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