Friday, 21 September 2012

Blog tour + Review + Giveaway: Return to Arèthane by Kelly Riad

Today, i'm super excited to be part of this blog tour by SupaGurl Tours. I loved this book and if you want a chance to win a copy of this then see below!

Return to Arèthane (The Elves of Arèthane #1)
by Kelly Riad
Pub date: May 30th 2012


16-year old Emily has accepted her fate with each weakening beat of her heart, but after her best friend's brother and sister arrive in town and turn out to be more than what they appear, Emily's life is turned upside-down. When their friendship includes confronting wizards who harbor dark secrets and dancing with an elf prince, Emily discovers there are some things still worth living for.


A copy was provided by the author for a honest review.

Return to Arèthane was a refreshing read. It's full of adventure, action, fantasy and romance. Emily has been friends with the beautiful Dafne ever since they've met. When Emily is saved by a hot guy in a embarrassing situation she doesn't think anything of it. But that all changes, when Dafne's siblings come home. Both of her siblings are gorgeous, like Dafne, but she's met one of them before. Jarrad, he's the one who helped her at the restaurant. Emily knows Dafne and her siblings are hiding something from her. The flowers bloom when Dafne passes them and Kara was glowing!

The story was in third person perspective but the characters were still enjoyable to read. Emily was strong even though she has a heart problem and that she always has to act like a adult in her family. Especially, with her mum who is always drunk or spotted with alcohol. Seeing through Kara's perspective was a fun experience. You get to know the story even deeper and understand it even more.

Now, the plot and Kelly's writing was superb! I breezed through the book easily and didn't want to put it down. It was all merged together with everything i liked; action, adventure, romance, heart throb moments and fantasy. And it wasn't all muddled up it blended in together exquisitely. Furthermore, the writing style of Kelly Raid was perfect for me. Even with all of these positive points, i had a problem with the ending. It was just there. It was left hanging and no i don't mean a cliffhanger. It was just left there hanging. So, that really let me down.

To end this review, i would say to everyone that they should definitely check it out soon. It kept me buried in its pages and i'm sure you'll be the same as well. Without a doubt, i am looking forward to read the next installment in this series.

About the author:

Kelly Riad is from Texas where she lived with her husband and a house overrun by pets. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is determined to bring the y'all to the West Coast. While she published her first book - a handmade pop-up titled "The Lost Puppy" - in the fifth grade to much acclaim by the first graders, she only recently picked the craft back up. "Return to Arèthane" is her second published novel.

Find more about Kelly Raid at: Goodreads/ Her blog/ Twitter

Find more about Return to Arèthane on: Goodreads/ Shelfari/ Amazon UK/ Amazon US/ Smashwords


That's right you have a chance of winning an eBook copy of Return to Arèthane! 

 -Open Internationally
- Must be 13 or older
- Ends 1st of October
-The winner will be emailed. You will have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen.

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  1. Thanks for the review and having me on your site! I hope to have the second book published soon, so hopefully that'll make up for the abrupt ending :)

  2. The cover is just amazing, I love it! And I like the sound of Emily, she sounds like a well-rounded character!

  3. it sounds like this one was a great adventure! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and it sounds like Riad's writing made the story. Thanks for the review :)

  4. Yayyy I'm so happy you loved this book as well.
    I am very excited and anxious for book 2 to come out! :)

  5. that cover is gorgeous! haven't heard of this one but definitely checking it out. great review! :D

    new GFC follower!

  6. Awesome review! I haven't heard of this book before, but you definitely make me want to check it out. Strong characters and beautiful writing? Count me in! :D

  7. Hi!! I haven't read this book yet but I've seen it around. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Love the look of your blog. It's awesome!!

    New follower!

    If you would like to visit me, you will find me @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  8. This looks so good! I hadn't heard of it before your review, but now I'm definitely going to have to check it out. Definitely looks interesting, and it also seems like there's lots of depth, which is something I love in books! The characters sound so awesome, as does the plot. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! <3

    Fabulous review! I'll be keeping an eye out for this book. =)

  9. I love wizards and elves and with adventure thrown in, it sounds great. Kind of a bummer about the ending though, that's always a shame when it fizzles out. Great review!

  10. Your review definitely makes me want to read this! :-) I've never heard of this book before now, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. Books with superb writing always makes me want to read them, and RETURN TO ARETHANE sounds like the kind of fantasy book I'll enjoy.

    Great review, Sangita!

  11. Very good review, book looks interesting!


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