Thank you all so much for making The Haunted Realm book launch first week an amazing success. I’m so thrilled about the positive responses so far to the book. Here are some book reviews that are already up… way cool!
The Haunted Realm Fantasy Book Reviews:
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the second book in the Obsidian series, written by Emilyann Girdner. Araina, a girl in her late teens who has escaped from Segment One of the labyrinth in which she was created, discovers there is more to life than simply fighting for survival.
I saw a considerable amount of symbolism in this story as Araina develops a deeper awareness of her emotional self. Her sensitivity to the needs of her companions is a key element in the plot. She learns the pleasure in forming relationships while dealing with the pain of losing a cherished friend.
The strongest point of suspense, in my opinion, in this sequel to The Labyrinth Wall, was Araina’s strange illness. What was causing it, how would she survive it, and what would be the effects on her emotional well-being? The answers provided a delightfully interesting plot twist.
I enjoyed the group dynamics that evolved as the characters faced danger from enemy threats, insecurity about who outside of their circle to trust, and uncertainty about each other. The bonds that formed, the friendships that were built, and the reliance on each other’s strengths that developed in this fantasy world paralleled what people experience in the real world.
All of the characters were well crafted and easily visualized by the reader. This dystopian world was presented in a realistic fashion, allowing the reader to enter into its fantasy existence and be carried along through Araina’s journey and that of her companions.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I look forward to further works from this author.
Thank you to everyone the awesome reviewers above for sharing their thoughts and to everyone that takes time to leave book reviews. Every review is extremely helpful and appreciated. If you missed The Haunted Realm book information last week, I’ve included the summary one more time below for the launch.
The Haunted Realm Book Summary:
A Young Adult Dystopian Epic Fantasy Book
By Emilyann Girdner
Obsidian Series Purchase Links:
The Labyrinth Wall (Book 1):
The Haunted Realm (Book 2):
Big Thank You:
Thank you so much Kelly Hashway, Cherie Reich and Alex J. Cavanaugh, all of whom are kindly mentioning The Haunted Realm book launch today on their sites. Sending big hugs out to you guys! If you have a moment, please step on over and give them some comment love. <3
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