2015 has been a banner year for me creatively, professionally, and personally. So in the spirit of the winter holidays, I thought it a good time to “give back” and share my success with others. And, more importantly, highlight some of the best books that I read this year. The Twelve Days of Indie-Mas will feature twelve independently published books/series that spoke to me this year, and ones that I think should be added to your holiday gift list. These are listed in no particular order of greatness, because I loved them all.
On the eigth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me…
A soul-eating demon named Meda
A body-switching princess named Alyrra
A library apprentice named Vhalla
A marshall named Thierry
A mori named Sara
Mages named Tarik and Hayli
A necronite named Jesse
A landskapë-crosser named Freja
This is one of those books that I scream at the top of my lungs whenever people ask me for fantasy recommendations. When I grow up, I want to write as well as Nina. Hell, I want to plot as well as Nina.
Why I loved it
To be honest: There was so much imaginative creativity jam-packed into this book that I had to plow through it in five sittings, and that very rarely happens for me. There wasn’t one part of this damned book that wasn’t wonderfully creative, from the fun names (Obbsborn still amuses me) to the heart-breaking twists and turns to the end that leaves you guessing and breathless for the next installment.
Who would I gift this to?
Fans of Harry Potter (YES I DID SAY THAT). Nuff said.
About the Book
“§34.2:1: Anyone found outside premises during Curfew hours will be removed.”
Eighteen-year-old Freja Evenson goes about life as well as one can do under the circumstances. That is, when you’re stuck inside the house under a twelve-hour Curfew, when your best friend has left you stranded in the city, and when your over-protective father acts as if you’ll miss Curfew and be removed, just like your mother.
Until one day when Curfew touches her life for a second time, and a dangerous quest begins. Beyond the limits of her own world, Freja seeks answers to the questions no-one dares ask.
A clue sends her from her safe life into a parallel world, or landskapë, where the mysteries of her world begin to unfold with earth-shattering revelations. Behind every answer lies a dark secret – and the cold hand of Curfew reaches even further than she can imagine.
Bell Eleven is a novel about tolerance, sustainability and the difficult choices we must make in the face of something much larger than ourselves.
This is the first book of four in brand new YA fantasy adventure series The Landskapë Saga.
Buy it. Buy it now.
And join me on Twitter for a giveaway at 6pm EST!