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(Memory’s Wake Trilogy #1)
~Published: June 16th, 2011
~Length: 320 Pages
~Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
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Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead.
She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.
Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and risk the lives of everyone she loves.
Memory’s Wake contains over 45 illustrations by the author and artist.
Born in 1981 to Australian and Maltese parents, Selina lives in Australia with her husband, her cute monster baby who’s far too clever, and an unnamed cat. During her life Selina has found ancient Roman treasure, survived cancer, had knights joust at her wedding, been mugged for doughnuts, made a living as a visual artist, and shared her imaginary worlds in paintings and now in her novels.
~ 5/5 Roses ~
I am in love with this book! This author is so talented, creating such a fantastic story, writing it so well, and drawing such fabulous illustrations to go with it! I have never read a book like this before, both in story, and style. I'm still fairly new to stories of fae and fairies, but this one is definitely at the top of my list.
The characters in this story are simply wonderful. There were so many surprises and twists with each of them, I was constantly gasping and shocked. I'm not sure what I was expecting this story to be when I first started reading it, but after finishing it, I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to experience this adventure. The illustrations are beyond amazing, and added such wonderful depth to the story, it will be difficult to read a book without them after this.
Well written, full of emotions and surprises, clean in it's subtle romance, and full of humor, this book is sure to entertain any reader, and leave you wanting more. It did me, and I'm so glad there is another book in the series, because I'm not ready for this story to end. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, and will be eagerly looking forward to reading the sequel.
*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
~Prize: One (1) ebook copy of Selina's novella Emotionally Charged.
~Prize will be sent out after December 2nd.
~Grand Prize Giveaway~
Prizes: A set of three posters of art from the books
(This giveaway was set and managed by author, not Xpresso Book Tours)
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