Monday, November 5, 2018
BLOG TOUR: Rival by Arwen Paris
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Rival, book 2 in the Fate of the Stars series, Arwen Paris! Today, we kick off this tour with our thoughts on this sequel on Arwen's debut YA sci-fi urban fantasy novel, Fate of the Stars! Plus, get a sneak peek into this exciting sequel with an exclusive excerpt!!! Check it out and grab your copy today!!! Follow the tour, HERE!
Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy
Fate of the Stars, #2
November 1, 2018
It’s a role she didn’t want…
One deadly week has passed since seventeen year old Allison Delaney realized she must save Earth from the parasitic race of Ma’tiok. But the task is even more complicated than Allison feared, and she’s being set up to fail. Blamed for a fatal blow to the Alliance fleet that killed dozens of soldiers, Allison must face judgment for their deaths. The High Priestess Kiobaan is Allison’s only hope. Kiobaan sees the warrior spirit in Allison, along with her potential both politically and physically and agrees to train her.
And a game she can’t afford to lose.
Meanwhile, though Allison is the human host of Eenoki, protector of life, she’s not yet ready to harness their combined energy. Their bond is unpredictable at best—volatile at worst. Time is running out for Eenoki and Allison to trust each other—all or nothing—or she’ll never gain the power she needs to defeat the Ma'tiok and save Earth. When Allison is marked for death by an unknown enemy, the High Priestess Kiobaan must step-up and fight. But in return Kiobaan extracts a pledge from Allison, one that will compromise her new status and make her a target.
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**About the Author**
Arwen Paris is the author of young adult fiction. Her debut YA Sci-fi Urban Fantasy novel FATE OF THE STARS released September 1, 2017. The action-packed pages of her novels are filled with characters that are forced to face fears they never expected. When she's not writing, you can see posts of her (too many) vacations that keep her sane. Arwen lives in Washington, has a big crazy family & after the day job, she writes Fiction For the Fearless - #F3Fanatic
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Wow! What a sequel! Rival starts off a short time after the Fate of the Stars ended. And, this sequel already starts off with gripping action. The tension is apparent as Allison embarks on her quest to save her planet. So, if you don't get it, then you have got to read the first book. I would have to say that it is MUST to read Fate of the Stars before diving into Rival... Or else it will get confusing. Essentially, Fate of the Stars opens this series with all the "introductions" to Arwen's characters.
Anyways, character development of these characters have progressed more after the tragic and traumatic event that happened since Fate of the Stars. Even more so for Allison when she was forced to take on the burden of saving Earth. This fast-paced, action-packed story takes our characters human and alien on a dangerous campaign to overcome their differences to defeat a common enemy. Arwen successfully creates the tension between races as they must work together and overcome their differences. That's not so hard to relate to, especially now, and we're not talking about extraterrestrials either...Haha! So, yeah, I guess these characters', be it alien or human, struggle is pretty relatable; hence, making this an exciting story. All the while, Allison continues to learn of her symbiotic relationship with Eenoki, and her abilities. Then... We end with somewhat of a cliffhanger, as we wonder what is next for warriors, both extraterrestrial and human, as the fight continues...
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