(Chasing Ravens, #1)
~By: Jessica E. Paige
~Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
~Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Folklore, Romance
Orphaned at a young age, 15-year old Anouk’s punishment for being too outspoken is an arranged marriage worse than any she could imagine. Fleeing on horseback, yet without a sense of where to turn, she stumbles upon an idyllic village where she finds safe haven. Could this be home?
Ultimately, it will lead her to confront the very face of death, yet amidst the danger and darkness, she meets a handsome woodsman and finds a glowing blue flower with power beyond her wildest dreams.
Inspired by Russian fairy tales and steeped in ancient folklore, Paige’s novel is ripe with fantasy, love, and courage.
Jessica Paige hails from the Seattle area where she lives with her husband and two dogs. Though she was raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jessica has long been intrigued by the ancient folklore of her Slavic and Lithuanian roots. Her love of horses and the outdoors led her to a career in environmental outreach, and her studies in herbalism. When she’s not working or writing, you’ll find her digging in the garden, creating herbal remedies, or walking in the woods with her dogs. You can visit her at www. jessicaepaige.com.
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~ Character Spotlight ~
For Anouk’s best friend, Eva, I would choose Chamomile. Chamomile is not a showy flower like a rose, but the flower’s delicate white petals surrounding a bright yellow center possess a simple, effortless beauty, like Eva. As the daisy is for Americans, Chamomile is the flower that Russians will often use to play “He loves me, he loves me not…” as they pluck off one petal at a time until the final petal remains. This uncertainty in love reflects the same kind of relationship that goes on between Eva and Vlad.But the delicate Chamomile flower is also a powerful medicinal herb and Eva is her own force to be reckoned with. She is not just beautiful, she is also strong. While it has many healing properties, Chamomile is best known for its calming and soothing effect (just think of a cup of chamomile tea before bed). And when Anouk arrives in Devya, her friendship with Eva provides a sense of solace and comfort that immediately helps Anouk feel more at home.
5 ebook copies of ‘Chasing Ravens’ by Jessica E. Paige
Ebook Copy of:
Spirit Warriors: The Scarring by D.E.L. Connor
Jacob, King of Portalia by Casey Clubb
Fractured Dream by KM Randall
Eyes of the Enemy by Kelly Hess
The Soul Thief by Majanka Verstraete
Dead Girl Walking by Ruth Silver
~Materials and images provided by Girls Heart Books Tours.