Tuesday 14 July 2015

Winter by Sarah Remy Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Welcome to my tour stop for Winter by Sarah Remy! Winter is the first book in The Manhattan Exiles series and is a New Adult Urban Fantasy (16+ for violence and language). This is a review tour that runs July 6-17th.   Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book:

Winter’s not your ordinary teenager. 
While trying to rescue his Sidhe family from exile, he mistakenly unleashes the monstrous Dread Host upon humankind.
Winter’s mother wants nothing more than to find a way to break the curse keeping the Sidhe imprisoned on Manhattan. New York City is driving Winter’s father slowly mad. Winter’s sister wears Chanel and longs for a Fairy Court she’s never seen. And Winter’s mentor is a talking mouse.
Winter wants to save the world. 
When he discovers an unlikely changeling lost in the subway, Winter realizes he’s been given a chance to finally banish the Host, and maybe even save his family. But the changeling isn’t quite what she seems, and Winter’s already unstable world begins to spiral out of control.

My Thoughts:

This was a pleasant surprise. Having never heard of it before, I had no idea what to expect going into it. What I got was a fast paced and engaging read. 

The world building in this was amazing. While being quite dark in tone, it still had some fun parts, thanks to some of the characters. I loved reading about the different creatures and the dreaded Dread Host was incredibly creepy also how they found the girl was so unique and crazy, it was awesome!! 

Plot wise it was slow to start, even though it starts with Winter at a crime scene. I'm not even sure why it took me so long to get into but it did. Then the pacing becomes a little choppy, being fast at parts and too slow in others! 

There are multiple characters and while all are well written and developed, I found that the switching POVs to so many of them was too much. I would of loved if it was only Winters POV, though I know why she wrote it with so many different voices. 

Speaking of Winter, he was just an awesome character. His abilities and what he has to deal with were different. I also loved that he worked with the police even though he is a teenager, and some of them respected him. Winters' mentor is a mouse named Gabby, he has a hodge podge of friends and lives in the subway and his job is to guard against things coming into the mortal realm, so ya, he is an interesting character to say the least ;) 

The authors descriptive writing was amazing. She described everything so vividly that I had no problem seeing the world in my head. She has created a unique and imaginative world and one I know I will visit again. 

There are a lot of unanswered questions but the author set it up in such a way that you know they will be answered in future books (let's hope there will be future books because there are a lot of unanswered ones) 

In all, the thing I loved most about this is the uniqueness of it. It's an incredibly imaginative and unique read but there were things like the pacing and multiple POVs that stopped me from truly loving it. It's still a solid read and a great first book in the series. (3.5 stars.) 

About the Author:

In 1994 Sarah Remy earned a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Pomona College in California. Since then she’s been employed as a receptionist at a high-powered brokerage firm, managed a boutique bookstore, read television scripts for a small production company, and, more recently, worked playground duty at the local elementary school.
When she’s not taking the service industry by storm, she’s writing fantasy and science fiction. Sarah likes her fantasy worlds gritty, her characters diverse and fallible, and she doesn’t believe every protagonist deserves a happy ending.
Before joining the Harper Voyager family, she published with EDGE, Reuts, and Madison Place Press.
Sarah lives in Washington State with plenty of animals and people, both. In her limited spare time she rides horses, rehabs her old home, and supervises a chaotic household. She can talk to you endlessly about Sherlock Holmes, World of Warcraft, and backyard chicken husbandry, and she’s been a member of one of Robin Hobb’s longest-running online fan clubs since 2002.
Find Sarah on Twitter @sarahremywrites, and on Tumblr at huntpeck.



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  1. I wouldnt normally go for a sidhe or fae but I really like the sound of this one and one of my "resolutions" for 2015 was to read more books of different genres.

    1. I really enjoy a good fae story and this was good!!

  2. Enjoyed reading your review, thank you!

  3. i enjoyed reading about the book.not my usual genre but it sounds good.

    1. It was good and it's always a good idea to try something new.

  4. I really enjoyed reading your review! This sounds like a very interesting read. I will totally have to add it to my "to-read" list, thanks!

  5. Appreciate the review! :)

  6. Appreciate the review! :)

  7. Appreciate the review! :)