Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Give away: The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon

Welcome to day's stop on the The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon Blog Tour hosted by I am a Reader, not a writer. Today's stop is a review of books 1 and 2 in the saga plus an except from book 3. There is also a great giveaway to enter where you could win a $25 Amazon gift card. Read on and I hope you enjoy this stop
Book 1: Spell Check Review !
I was a little bit worried to start off with this story as I wondered if maybe the story was a little too young for me.  The good news is I was wrong

Evie is still recovering from the death of her father overseas and this has strained her relationship with the boy she has had a crush on since elementary school. Enter Evie's new best friend, with no idea of her crush and determined to perform a love spell to attract Evie's crush and a spellbook with a mind of its own.

This story is as much about Evie finding herself as it is a book about magic. I loved the relationship she had with her mother and the way her relationship ebbed and flowed with crush Jordan, best friend Parvani and new friend Salem.

All in all,this was a fun story. The characters were likeable and the story moved a long well. This is one of those stories that leaves you with a really fee good vibe, making you want to continue reading the series. This was what I liked most about it.

I give this story 3 1/2 stars!

SapphiredDragon xx

About Spell Check (Teen Wytche Saga #1)

Title: Spell Check (Teen Wytche Saga #1)
Publication date: January 2012
Publisher: Astraea Press
Author: Ariella Moon

5 Reasons Evie O’Reilly hopes magic isn’t real:

1. Evie’s best friend Parvani Hyde-Smith plans to cast a binding love spell on Jordan, Evie’s secret crush.

2. Parvani begs Evie to help her cast the spell.

3. Everything goes wrong when Parvani’s harmless-looking Teen Wytche paperback morphs into a brimstone-hissing grimoire.

4. Desperate to stop Parvani, Evie must risk hex hives and even befriend Salem, the school goth.

5. If magic is real, and Evie can’t stop Parvani, then she’ll lose Jordan. The wrongful magic will do more than break Evie’s heart. It will destroy them all.

Book 2: Spell Struck Review
I enjoyed this instalment even more than I enjoyed Spellcheck. I think partly because it started right after Spell Check finished and most of the main characters were already familiar.

I flew through this instalment finishing it in just a couple of sittings. The story itself was interesting and the characters were likeable particularly Salem and Aidan. I found the characters quite authentic to their age and feelings in the way they related to events

I liked the way Ms Moon dealt with the issue of depression and attempted suicide melding the serious into the story line without detracting from other elements but at the same time treating it with the care it deserves.

Again I felt the authenticity of the characters as they dealt with certain issues and older characters. Ms Moon does a great job creating characters than you genuinely feel something for which makes you feel the story along with the characters.

In this story, both characters had already accepted that magic was real and I felt this helped the story as the characters were more likely to accept the things that happened and this moved the story line along well.

once again another story that leaves you with a feel good vibe.

I give this 3 3/4 stars :-)

Sapphired Dragon xx

About Spell Struck (Teen Wytche Saga #2)

Title: About Spell Struck (Teen Wytche Saga #2)
Publication date: July , 2013
Publisher: Astraea Press
Author: Ariella Moon

What if the one person who saw through your lies and loved you, harbored a secret that could cost you everything?

When goth outcast Salem Miller casts a love spell on Halloween night, she asks for a boy who is handsome, magical, and artistic. She doesn’t count on Fate sending Aidan Cooper.

As a child, Aidan thought he was being rescued, not abducted. Now fifteen and homeless, he realizes he was taken because of his Gypsy blood. His kidnappers believe he’ll lead them to the Grey Grimoire, a valuable gypsy spell book. Madness. The book doesn’t even exist.

Or does it?

Salem is charged with fixing a half-destroyed spell book, her last hope for saving her sister. Amy attempted suicide and the meds aren’t helping. Maybe a powerful Get Well Spell will cure her.

Aidan’s kidnappers will kill to attain the Grey Grimoire. But if he destroys it, Salem will hate him. Either way, he loses. Again.

Book 3: Spell Fire Excerpt:
I paused beneath the fern‑painted ceiling fan and scanned the wall menu. I wasn't sure what I was looking for, but a weird craving fueled my search.
The dragon exerted pressure between my shoulder blades, prompting me. "A Scorpion's Nest smoothie."
Morningstar leaned over the high counter and gave me a once‐over. "You feeling okay?"
I licked my lips. "Absolutely." I had never tasted an orange juice, vanilla ice cream, and peanut butter combo, but I slapped the countertop and said, "I'm fine. Hit me."
Morningstar tilted her head to one side and studied me.
Oh — crap. Maybe I'm dragon drunk.

About Spell Fire (Teen Wytche Saga #3)

Title: Spell Fire (Teen Wytche Saga #3)
Publication date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Astraea Press
Author: Ariella Moon

Ainslie’s parents ditch her at Christmas.
A dragon wants to be her new BFF.
There is something her boyfriend isn’t telling her.
And no one will explain the hissing spell book.

Second worst Christmas EVER!

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Ariella Moon is the author of the Teen Wytche Saga, a sweet Young Adult paranormal series. Ariella writes about magic, friendship, high school, secrets, and love in Spell Check, Spell Struck, and Spell Fire from Astraea Press.

Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students who mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Ariella is a Reiki Master, author, and shaman. She lives a nearly normal life with her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and an enormous dragon.

Author Links: Website | Blog | Facebook | Goodreads

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Sapphired Dragon.
    I'm so glad I discovered your realm! Thank you for spotlighting the Teen Wytche Saga. I really enjoyed your reviews of Spell Check and Spell Struck. I hope you'll post them on Amazon and Goodreads so even more people discover you.

    Spell Fire throws some people off at first because characters from the first two books don't appear until late in the story. Hopefully you'll enjoy the dragon magic you'll encounter along the way!
    ~Ariella Moon