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NAMELESS is one of my TOP favorites of 2015! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book something HARD! LOL!
You can read my review HERE.
Today we share with you a guest post from Jennifer Jenkins, where she tells us which clan she would choose? And why?
Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Pub. Date: October 6, 2015
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors.
Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission – Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe.
What she doesn’t expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.
Just reading the blurb makes me want to run and pick up my copy and do a re-read!
And now we share Jennifer's thoughts...
Which clan would you choose? And why?
What a fantastic question!
I’m drawn to all of the clans, for various reasons. I’m extremely driven, like the Ram. I hold honesty and keeping one’s promises as one of the highest virtues, like the Kodiak. I value diplomacy and teamwork like the Wolves. But if I had to choose between all of the clans, I’d probably choose the Raven Clan.
When writing the Raven Clan, I used Native American (particularly Navajo) cultures and beliefs as inspiration. Raven are very connected to the earth, their families, and their ancestors. The clan can only be reached by traveling a series of rope bridges high above the ground through a giant Red Wood forest. They rely on incents and meditation to cleanse their minds and bodies of impurities and obtain balance in their lives. They, like the Navajo, respond to death without showing emotion because they believe the spirit of the dead will linger if the people left behind cry and mourn them openly. If a spirit lingers, they cannot return to their ancestors in the earth (not the sky). They believe the giant trees protecting their home have grown so large because they inhabit the spirits of their ancestors—one of the many reasons they worship the earth.
I also appreciate the Raven’s cunning nature and mind-over-matter approach to battle.
The Raven Clan has a leading role in book 2 of the series, whereas the Ram Clan gets the limelight in book 1.
ABOUT JENNIFER JENKINS
With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.
Jennifer has three children who are experts at naming her characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom she is secretly afraid).
Visit her online at jajenkins.com
Praise For Nameless:
"Nameless pulls readers into the gritty world of this fresh new fantasy. Fierce action, great pacing, and filled with complex characters that will keep any reader's attention, Jenkins has captured it all with this fantastic debut." ~ J.R. Johansson, author of The Night Walkers Series and Cut Me Free
"Jenkins brings edge-of-your-seat adventure to this intriguing new world. I can’t wait to read more!”~ Jessica Day George, NYT Bestselling Author of Dragon Slippers and Silver in The Blood
"Wow....WOW, WOW, WOW! I have no words to describe how much I love this book. Jenkins writes characters who are just so easy to love, and when you love a character it makes the book so much better. And I loved all the characters. Zo, Tess, Joshua and Gryphon. Gryphon is definitely my favorite - but who wouldn't love Gryphon? Of course I do have a soft spot for our heroine, Zo." ~Bri, Blogger @ Once Upon A Twilight
"Nameless destroyed me in the best way possible. The romance was subtle, but written beautifully. The plot was very intriguing and the pacing was spot on. I loved the entire cast of characters, every single one of them added to the story. Trust me when I say you should preorder it, add it to your TBR, request it from your library, do whatever you have to do to get this book in your hands because if you are a YA fantasy fan like me you need this book in your life!" ~Bridget, Blogger @ Dark Faerie Tales
"NAMELESS is epic storytelling at its best. My mind is still reeling from the world that I have just been immersed in and I don't want to leave it. Can I please have the sequel NOW? Because I need to know what happens next but in the meantime I'm just going to re-read it again and again. Is it that good, you may ask? Hell yes!!! And you will think so too. Trust me." Nancy, Blogger @ Tales of A Ravenous Reader
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