My apologies for the late review, but life has kept me busy these past few months.
I won a copy of the novel via the author’s GoodReads giveaway
The novel’s a great read, it has everything a reader can ask for in a sci-fi/fantasy book.
I applaud the author’s characters who are not only well-developed characters but are diverse and inclusive. It was great to see that one of the main characters is a WOC AND she’s not the only WOC present. Back ground characters are also not one dimensional and also given something to do which is a plus.
The thing that appealed to me the most was how much research the author did in their approach to bringing a dragon to life. The method used in the story has a realistic feel which piqued my curiosity. Of Cinder & Bone also brought a sense of awe and wonderment, almost like the first time I watched Jurassic Park on the big screen.
The story features action, tension, drama, and comedy and goes at a decent pace. But I expect that from this author. It’s risky to end a novel with a cliffhanger, but the move pays off because I want to know what happens next. Plus, it makes the book stand out in a good way.
Overall, Of Cinder & Bone is an excellent story. I look forward to the sequel.
For those of you who don’t know, music is one of the few things in life that I truly enjoy. It helps me get through the day and so it comes to no one’s surprise that I’ve created a playlist of songs for my mermaid fantasy novella Orniainthi. You can check it out below:
And here’s the Track List:
- California Love- 2pac, Dr. Dre, Roger
- Under the Sea- Samuel E. Wright
- Orinoco Flow- Enya
- My Wave- Soundgarden
- Ocean Drive West Coast Mix- Madison Park
- Wishing Well blink-182
- Dive- DC Talk
- Surf- The Skins
- Heroes- David Bowie
- Oceans- Pearl Jam
- Weird Fishes/Arpeggi- Radiohead
- Yellow Submarine- The Beatles
- Ocean Man- Ween
- Life Is Like A Boat- Yuko Koura
- This Is Home- Switchfoot
- Mermaid In the Night- Jimmy Buffet
- Octopus Garden- The Beatles
- Shark Attack- John Williams
- Santa Monica- Everclear
- The Storms Are On The Ocean- June Carter Cash
- The Shadow Proves The Sunshine- Switchfoot
- Ready to Go- Republica
- Love- Sixpence None The Richer
- Mornings by the Seaside- Relaxing Music Therapy
- Beyond the Sea-Bobby Darin
- The Girl and the Sea- The Presets
- Voyage- John McDermott
Orniainthi’s print release is this Friday, March 31st. That same day I’ll host my virtual book release party on my Facebook page from 1pm to 3pm eastern. During the event, I’ll discuss the novella and answer questions. Giveaways include a print copy of Orniainthi alongside ebook copies of my other books (Note: to participate in the giveaways, you must like the page).
You can read the first six chapters here and there’s still time to download your free advanced ebook copy over at Instantfreebie.com. All you have to do is leave a review!