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March 25, 2012

Blog Tour/Review: Feathermore By Lucy Swing & Giveaway details.


Author Bio: 
Lucy Swing lives in sunny Florida with her husband and two children.
She is a YA Paranormal/ Romance writer, whose works include: Feathermore #1 (Feathermore Trilogy), Bloody Valentine, the novella, and Bloody Valentine is also offered in "Death by Chocolate," an anthology consisting of 6 fantastic YA short stories with a chocolaty twist. She is an absolute book hoarder and must always have a book at arms distance. Music is her muse, and there is always a soundtrack that plays along her life.

          For more information on Lucy Swing please visit               her website:

     Links:    Facebook † Goodreads † Twitter    

When the one thing you live for is taken from you, do you let it go or do you fall?
Jade, like any other student at Brushwood High, awaits the start of the school year with a certain measure of dread. Worse, she is being threatened by a voice that only she can hear—a voice that lurks at the edges of her awareness, haunting her and warning her of something unknown. She has always been able to count on her two best friends, Claire and Nate, but can she confide in them now? About this? Would they even believe her?
Life takes a turn for the better when she meets Avan, a darkly handsome new student who, somehow, seems to drown out the voice and make her feel at ease.
But Jade soon comes to realize that good things don’t last forever. When everything spirals out of control, she is shattered by something she never saw coming. Dazed and despairing, she must now overcome tragedy and embrace her true existence and a new but dangerous love. Will she be able to save herself and those she loves, before it’s too late? Or will she let the surrounding darkness consume her?
       My Review: 

     Feathermore was a really exciting story, so exciting I read it in one day. I came upon Feathermore through goodreads and the minute I finished reading the blurb I checked Amazon to see if I can buy it, but sadly I didn't find it. So I contacted the author and asked her when her book is being released. That's when she told me she's doing a blog tour for her book and asked if I were interested in participating. I jumped on the opportunity. And I'm so glad I did. Feathermore is jam packed with suspense and action.

   This story was captivating to the point that I couldn't put it down. When you first read about Jade (main character) you think she's your typical teenager. But one bad event set of a chain of eye opening events. Whatever life Jade was used to was just snatched from right under her feet. It was time for Jade to face her destiny, but her destiny was so far more fetched than she expected, and embracing it was something that didn't come easy for her. She was faced with having to make the right decision or lose whatever she had left.

     So here's where I tell you what I liked and what I didn't like. I really enjoyed the story leading up to the revelation. I liked that Jade wasn't to accepting of her fate; she questioned it. And that's more realistic then just accepting it without any doubt. Now here's what I didn't like. When I finished reading Feathermore I was left with some unanswered questions, but I did ask Swing and found out that Feathermore is actually part one of a trilogy. So now I cannot wait for book two.

I really enjoyed this book and I give it a 4 out of 5 stars! It's a Good Choice for Reading.


Lucy Swing is giving away a SIGNED copy of Feathermore, along with a Angel wing necklace as part of the blog tour. Just fill out the form below for a chance to win.

          Grand Giveaway:


  1. Thank you Wanda for taking the time to read and host me here today!

    1. You're welcome Lucy! I did enjoy your book. Wish you oceans of success with it.

  2. Wow! The book seems awesome! :) I love the cover, too.
    Is the contest open internationally?

  3. I had never seen this book before! Sounds AMAZING!!!! Thanks for the review!!!!!!

    1. You're welcome. I really did enjoy this story. I hope you check it out.

  4. Small world, Wanda! Lucy and I "met" through the "Death by Chocolate" anthology, which we both wrote novellas for.

    I came on to get a link to your site for tomorrow's reviewer profile and saw this post! :)

    The GCR Q&A is scheduled for 1 a.m. tomorrow morning:

    Thanks for making a guest appearance!

    1. Thank you for having us Nikki. I'll definitely go visit your site. I'm really excited.

    2. I wasn't aware of that. I'll try and check out both of your novellas.

  5. Great! Love the subject of the book: "But Jade soon comes to realize that good things don’t last forever." Sad But so true ;)

    1. Nyra, isn't that the truth? If it's too good to be true, most likely it is.

  6. I love a series book. Sometimes one book is not enough. I often wonder what will happen to the characters. Some authors have a hang up story which annoys me. I have to guess whether it ends happily or badly

    1. I can understand your frustration. When I first started blogging I didn't like to read books in series. But now I love it. Because like you I keep thinking about the characters and am not happy with leaving it up to me.


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