Monday, 17 March 2014

BLOG TOUR (Review) - Desecration: Part 1 (Wizard Queen at Sixteen Series) by Hadley Holt

The Book
Release Date: 15 March 2014
In a hidden world of wizards where only men hold the power of magic, one girl arises with the power to change everything, if she isn’t killed first…
Adriana Victoriana Evangelista (Addie), daughter to the High Chancellor of the Wizard’s Council, has always been the perfect wizard girl. She never questions why men possess magical powers and women have no power at all, magical or otherwise. Male wizards blend into the modern human world, leading huge corporations while wizard women are sequestered away.  
On her sixteenth birthday, Addie discovers she possesses magic. Under wizard law, she is a desecration. An ancient prophecy surrounds the emergence of a girl magic-wielder, the wizard queen, who is destined to bring about the downfall of the wizard-kin.
Addie has long had a forbidden crush on a human boy who lives in the wizard stronghold, Rory Devlin. As she delves deeper into the dangerous mysteries surrounding her own destiny, she suspects Rory might be more than just human.

Addie’s fate sends her straight into the path of a powerful and evil sorcerer, but the worst danger of all may come from right inside her own home.
My Opinion  5 STARS
** Copy provided by the Author for an honest review**

I really enjoyed this book.  It seems like a mix of Harry Potter and The Golden Compass but yet manages to be its own book completely.

The writing is strong and it gripped me from page one that had me going, 'just one more page' constantly.  The characters are also quite strong in themselves and you get a true feeling of who they are and what they are going to be like.

Hadley Holt has given a strong debut as a new author in the Young Adult collection and I really do look forward to reading what happens next in the series with Addie and her friends.

The Author:
Hadley Holt, author of paranormal, and fantasy YA (Young Adult) has always loved to write. She also nurtures an incurable fascination with all things supernatural and fantastical. From a young age, she imagined stories about dragons, wizards, witches, ghosts, shape-shifters, vampires, and other magical creatures. As life often does, it blessed Hadley with family - a hunky husband and amazing children, and with family came a rewarding career. Hadley spent many years in the not-so-magical world of finance and mortgage banking, but the stories were always there in the back of her mind, demanding to be set free. 
Thanks to the housing market crash, Hadley finally realized her dreams. She now breathes life into her magical tales of reluctant young heroes finding their inner power to stand up against terrible creatures and even more terrible odds.

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1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to review and post on DESECRATION, my first YA novel. I was thrilled with the review and really appreciate the time and effort you put into it! Thanks Mrs B's Books (Emily)!!!