August 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Descend by Skye Malone, Review & Giveaway!

Title: Descend
Series: Awakened Fate (Book Two)
Author: SkyeMalone
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wildflower Isle
Publication Date: July 27, 2014
Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter

Chloe always dreamed of visiting the ocean, and now the ocean is the only place she has left to go. Trapped in the form of a mermaid and on the run from the Sylphaen, her best chance for safety lies in traveling with Zeke to his underwater home and staying under his protection there.

Leaving isn’t easy, however. Her best friend doesn’t know where she’s gone, and her family doesn’t either. She’s been forced to abandon Noah, the boy she’s liked for years and who she’s just discovered likes her too. She only hopes Zeke’s people will help her so she can return soon.

But when conspiracies follow her and people start to die, safety becomes harder to find than ever. The Sylphaen are coming. They’re more powerful than she could have imagined.

And they’re not through with Chloe yet.

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Book One in the Awakened Fate Series

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About Skye

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she imagines couldn't actually exist.

Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.

Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.


One of the reasons I typically avoid series’ and stick to standalones is to avoid middle book filler syndrome. We’ve all seen it, dozens of times. A book that could have been a standalone, or ended with book two, gets turned into a 3 or 4 book series, just for the sake of dragging it out. As a result, book two ends up being a lot of nothing, existing only to bridge the gap between the introduction and the conclusion. I was very pleased to see this wasn’t the case with Descend.

Descend is action packed from beginning to end, leaving you very little time to catch your breath, let alone have a chance to get bored. I devoured it, reading it in just a couple of hours. I really like this cast of characters and find myself continuously surprised by the fact that I’m actually enjoying a book about mermaids. (See my review of AWAKEN for more on that.)

I liked where Malone took the story! It was exciting. I will say there were certain things I found to be a bit predictable, but I wanted to be wrong about them. In that sense Descend is a bit depressing, with Chloe surrounded by people she’s unable to trust.

Overall I thought Descend was a great continuation of Awaken, better even, and I am excited to see how it all ends in Return.



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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Descend, Amanda! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)


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