Saturday, April 5, 2014

Obsidian Eyes by A.W. Exley Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review

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Obsidian Eyes by A.W. Exley
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: March 24th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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1836, a world of light and dark, noble and guild. The two spheres intersect when seventeen-year-old Allie Donovan is placed at the aristocratic St Matthews Academy. More at ease with a blade than a needle, she finds herself ostracised by the girls and stalked by a Scottish lord intent on learning why she is among them.

She begins to suspect the underlying reasons when soldiers arrive to see her friend, Zeb, a mechanical genius. On the hunt for answers she breaks into his underground laboratory. There, Allie discovers he is not just constructing sentient mechanical creatures, he is building a devastating new weapon for the military.

The guilds want the weapon and Allie is trapped by ties of blood. She must obey the overlord of the guild and deliver up her friend, unless she can rely on bonds of friendship, to save both their lives.



I can honestly say that I was simply spellbound by this book and think that it will be a terrific series. It is set in the late 1800's but NOT the kind you know about. Not only do you have a great lead character, Alli, that totally kicks butt and is whitty too but you have her side kicks that are riding the coat tails of Dr. Frankenstein himself! I love how the author twisted this story and having it set with 17 year olds will help captivate the young reader, as well as the (hrumphh) older ones as well. There were so many things that made this book unique from others.... trains that were actually live beasts (oh yes) to a genius of a boy that tinkers with gadgets and makes machine like animals, even to the kooky school room mate that tries to 'revive' dead animals. There is also a hint of forbidden love and life altering decisions. And you can't forget the fact that there is an 'underworld' as well. You just never knew what the next page would hold for the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed EVERY page of this book and hope to see the sequel!! SOON!! This was definitely a 5 star YA book in my opinion!

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Books and writing have always been an enormous part of Anita’s life. She survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, she overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.

Today, Anita writes steampunk novels with a sexy edge and an Egyptian twist. She lives in rural New Zealand surrounded by an assortment of weird and wonderful equines, felines, canine and homicidal chickens.

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1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked it, Alisa! And thanks for being on the tour! I came buy on Saturday to link the schedule but didn't have time to leave a comment so I thought I'd visit now! :)