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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

*[Blog Tour Review & Giveaway] Death's Dream Kingdom by Jessica Penot

Death's Dream Kingdom
Cera is an ordinary wife and mother who enjoys the simple things in life, until the night she is murdered. In death, Cera finds herself trapped in a shadow land somewhere between the land of the living and the land of the dead, where demons, ghosts, and old gods roam the streets preying on the living. It is up to Cera to find out why the line between the living and the dead is fading and how the rift between worlds can be mended. Pulled into a quest that takes her to hell and back and into the arms of an ancient, demon lover, she finds that she is a child of the Fates and that she alone can challenge death himself for dominion over his kingdom.
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Length: 227 pages
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: May 1st 2011
I know, I know two book reviews for two books by the same author back to back? Well I couldn't help but sign up for this tour as well as the Twilight Saint tour as well. In for a penny, in for a pound they always say. Plus, the writing is really good so how could I not sign up?
Once again, I'm really struck by the amount of world building in this novel. If I had to say what the author's major strength is I would honestly have no problem saying that world building is it. Honestly I've rarely found a writer that is as good at it as Jessica is.
I really loved the fact that this was written in a more Gothic fashion. I used to be a fan of the genre when I was younger but I got a bit burnt out by it since I read so many back then and it was nice to get a feel for that in this book.
I did have some issues with Cera because I hated that she was really anal about following rules. You know the type, the goody two shoes, teachers pet, etc, as well as because when she flipped the script and changed in the novel she went the complete opposite and I found it happened so suddenly that it could have been handled a might bit better but I think that's just me being picky.
I liked the whole plot and thought that the different twists and turns were great, and the character interactions were great and the relationships in the book were good as well. I really liked Arawyn because of how he dealt with Cera they seemed like a wonderful match to me and I loved the romance between them.
Overall this book was a really good read. It was fast paced and I love how Jessica was able to bundle so many genres together and create this book. There's a little something for everyone in this book and I hope more people decide to read it and check out Jessica's books she's a really talented writer and I'm eagerly anticipating the next time I can read and review one of her books.
I would probably recommend this to paranormal lovers mostly because of all the paranormal elements in the book but I think it would work as a great read for fantasy lovers and mythology lovers as well but be prepared because this book is a little on the heavy side sometimes but not to worry Jessica made sure to balance it equally with lighter parts.
*I received a free copy in exchange for my free and honest review. I was not compensated in any way and all thoughts and opinions expressed therein are my own.

Really Liked It!
★ ★ ★★

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  1. That cover is gorgeous! The story seems to be really interesting as well. Great post!

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. The cover looks absolutely ADORABlE!
    And I love books that relate to Greek myths, the Fates are one of my favorite Greek myths. And this girl is descended from them, it is really intriguing! I gotta get my hands on this one.
    LOVED your post!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Your constant reader,

  4. You had me at world-building Kim, I love strong world building that is rich in detail, I love watching the world unfold in my mind. Awesome review!

  5. I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!…



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