Thursday, December 22, 2016

*Holiday Hop & Review*
"Song of the Sending" by Corinne O'Flynn!

Hiya guys! DRR is participating in a Holiday Hop this year, featuring a review of an awesome book! I've been looking forward to reading this one, and this hop gave me the perfect excuse to bump this one up my TBR list. ;)

Check out my thoughts on it, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

Song of the Sending

(The Expatriates, #1)


 Song of the Sending
~Released: October 16th, 2014

~Length: 340 Pages

~Genres: Urban Fantasy


They told him his world was destroyed.
And they were the last to escape.
They thought he was safe.
They were wrong.

Seventeen-year-old Jim Wales can communicate with animals, but that's not why he lives with a traveling carnival. Turns out his family’s been hiding him there since he was little, since someone started hunting all the scholars. Jim is a scholar--someone who can manipulate energy using magic--and he has no idea.

When a message arrives from Jim’s father--who supposedly died twelve years ago--Jim’s whereabouts are discovered, their carnival is attacked, and his mother is kidnapped. On the run with a strange glass map and a single coin, Jim finds himself racing to reclaim the father he thought he’d lost, plotting to save his mother, and discovering the truth about who he is.

But going home isn’t the same as being safe, and trust is everything. 

 About the Author

 Corinne O'Flynn
Corinne O'Flynn is a native New Yorker who now lives in Colorado and wouldn't trade life in the Rockies for anything. She loves writing flash and experimenting with short fiction.

Corinne is a scone aficionado, has an entire section of her kitchen devoted to tea, and is always on the lookout for the elusive Peanut Chews candy.

When she isn’t writing, Corinne works as the executive director of a nonprofit. She is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.



 My Review

 5 Roses

What a fun adventure!

The first paragraph of this book had me hooked. Playing on my love for tigers, stories featuring the gift of telepathy with animals, and energy manipulation, Song of the Sending was tailor made for this reader.

The character development was done well, showing several characters going through many different trials and challenges. The main character, Jim, was definitely the main focus though, and his story was great to follow. I enjoyed the various friendships shown throughout the story, with both people and animals.

The adventure and danger were by far the best part of the story, keeping the pace quick and intense. I love books where they keep your stomach knotted up, and this one did just that.

This is definitely a book I'll be reading again, and enjoyed quite a bit. While I would love to keep following this story, it did feel as though this ending was satisfying. There wasn't much of a cliffhanger, which was a nice change. Still, following this story with the sequels would be amazing, and I plan to devour them soon.

I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks it looks interesting. 

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book, from the publisher/author, to read in exchange for an honest review.

 Giveaway!

Enter below to win a paperback copy of Song of the Sending!

The author will send out the prize after the new year. Only one winner, so enter today!

 Giveaway

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