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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Almost Night Blog Tour - Book Review + Giveaway: Almost Night (Tales of Morcah #1) by Emily White


Author: Emily White
Series: Tales of Morcah
Number in Series: 1
Format: ARC ePub
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Pages: 180
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Young Adult
















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Synopsis from Goodreads
Fourteen-year-old Lilly Grey exists in two worlds at the same time. She just doesn't know it.

As the only albino in a million mile radius, Lilly is used to being different. Pink eyes and white hair aren't exactly the best camouflage in the harrowing jungles formally known as high school. And yeah, she's used to being an outcast and seeing the world in a slightly different way, but she never guessed how literally "different" applied to her.

Not until a clan of shape-shifting dragons tell her she's not just albino. She's a unicorn and the only mortal alive who can live on both Earth and its antithesis, Morcah. Now all those times she thought she saw a floating brown blotch in the sky or eyes peering out at her from the bark of trees make sense. She's been seeing Morcah, a land that exists in the exact same spot as Earth, just in a different phase.

But it's not all sunshine and rainbows for this unicorn. As the only one who can live in both phases, she's also the only one who can bring Morcah--and all its inhabitants--to Earth. And creatures who've been trapped on Earth since the Dark Ages are willing to do worse things than kill to make that happen.

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     Okay people, we have a story about unicorns and dragons. Unicorns and dragons! And guess what? It is pretty awesome. White is one hell of a writer and it is very clear here. Even in the world of fantasy, I like that a lot of this book has a realistic quality to it. She does a great job blending the real world and the fantasy world together. Even if you are not a fan of fantasy, there is still something for you to enjoy here.

      Our main character, Lilly, is an outcast. She is a teenage albino about to start high school. You instantly want to give her a hug because of the torment she suffers. It was painful to see. Being bullied myself, I know what it is like being in her shoes and it kind of took me back a bit. She barely held herself up, the only thing that seemed to help her was her friend. She had one friend named Maggie. They were best friends for a long time. Maggie though wants to be a journalist and happens to make best friends with the most popular girl in school. This popular girl's dad happens to be the owner of a popular newspaper Maggie wants to intern at. You can only imagine how this goes. I wanted to punch the hell out of Maggie for how she just tosses Lilly aside especially when getting near the end of the book. I just couldn't believe her. But no worries, where one door closes, another one opens. What is behind this door though is pretty badass.

      Enter a new friend for Lilly by the name of Nat. Nat was the punk chick in school and she was amazing. She is exactly the kind of person Lilly needs by her side. I kept thinking about Janis from Mean Girls; tough, always speaks her mind and doesn't take crap from anyone. I really loved her. I liked how she was kind of rubbing off on Lilly. Lilly was slowly finding herself in this book, both in the real world and the fantasy world she just found out existed. Along with Nat, I loved the shapeshifting dragons. Shapeshifting dragons who wear kilts! Oh, how much I love that. Our main one was Ian. Ian knows that Lilly is more than just human and he knows how to help her.

      I love how White brings these worlds together. This book was so creative and fresh, it was easy to breeze through. I love the idea of how fairy tales are real, but they are on a different plain humans just can't see. Lilly has been noticing those things that other people can't see. She soon finds out that she is a unicorn in another world. Not just a unicorn, the only unicorn. She is the only one that can see into both worlds and she can help those trapped in the real world to get it. There is also someone going around killing students at Lilly's school. There may be a connection between the two, but Lilly is going to have to make some crazy discoveries first.  I had no idea where this story was going to go, but I loved it. It had a lot of action and imagination.

     This is one hell of a ride. It is a book that was easy to get lost in. The characters are fun and memorable. The story is well paced and beautifully written. I wish there was a bit more romance in the book. There is definitely something simmering between Lilly and Ian. It is something new for them and it shows. I can't wait to see where this goes. I look forward to this sequel. Hell, I look forward to more of White's work. This book is as gorgeous as its cover.  Definitely check this one out.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
 


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About Emily White 

Emily White is a nerd.

She prefers her men fully clothed and donning bowties, her commas British, her books cheesy with big, overly-dramatic explosions, her characters awkward and endearingly real,* and watching her movies in authentic turn-of-the-century theaters. When not exposing her nerdy self to the world, she's creating her own friends and putting them in horrible, yet sometimes humorous situations.

Check out her YA Space Opera series starting with Elemental (Spencer Hill Press, 2012), continuing with Fae (February 2014), and ending in 2015 with DESTRUCTOR. She's also authored a collection of Steampunk (zombie, werebot romance) flash fiction, if you're into those kinds of things, titled "To Love or Die in a Steamy-Reamy World." Her YA Contemporary Fantasy, ALMOST NIGHT, will be out May 2014.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!



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Almost Night Blog Tour Schedule

May 5th Chelsea's Reading Adventures  – Review

May 5th A Diary of A Book Addict  – Review

May 6th The Happy Booker – Spotlight

May 7th Books and Bling – Guest Post

May 8th Like A Bump on A Blog – Review

May 9th I Am A Reader – Interview

May 11th Fangirlish – Spotlight

May 15thReads All The Books – Review

May 16thParanormal Book Club – Review

May 16thLRB Guest Post – Review

May 19th DanaSquare – Review

May 21st Painted Words – Review

May 22nd Bookish – Review

May 23rd Books Complete Me – Review

May 23rd – The Bookish Confections – Review

May 26th Booksniffer Book Reviews – Review

May 26th The Reader And The Chef – Review

May 26th wicked Readings by Tawania – Playlist/Spotlight

May 27th Live To Read – Review

May 27th The Cover Contessa – Interview

May 29th Curling Up With A Good Book – Spotlight/Interview

May 29th Offbeat Vagabond – Review

May 30th I Feel The Need The Need To Read – Review

May 30th All About Books – Review


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your fabulous review and your participation. I'm so happy you had fun with the book. As always, you rock! xx

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    1. You are so welcome hon. I am glad you liked the review. You rock hon. Thank you so much for having me again :D

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