Note: I want to take a moment to thank Month9Books and author Melanie McFarland for allowing me to be a part of this tour as well as for the privilege of reading an advance copy of this book!
Disclaimer: I received an advance digital copy of this book at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review.
Title: SUMMONER RISING
Author: Melanie McFarlane
Pub. Date: March 28, 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook
Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning:
“Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld.”
Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she’s witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros (aka soulmate), it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life.
As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there’s Law Two…
Stars – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: OK, first of all I have to take a second to squee a little bit and say that I loved reading this book! Now that that is out of the way on to the actual review. I loved Melanie’s unique take on the, generally stereotypical demon summoner story! I also very much enjoyed the ties to Gypsy’s. I found the story as a whole to be very refreshing and entertaining!
As for the characters, I thought there was a good amount of development and I was greatly entertained by many of the character interactions! There was not a whole lot of describing where the scenery and settings were concerned, however, it did not affect the integrity of the story in any way.
I think Dacie has become a contender for my top favorite heroine list!
Recommendations: I am recommending this book for readers 8th grade and up! Also, to anyone who enjoys a great supernatural story!
Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her YA debut There Once Were Stars, and her YA urban fantasy Summoner Rising.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.
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