Friday, September 30, 2016

Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton (Daath Chronicles #1)

Broken Forest
by Eliza Tilton

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: Daath Chronicles - Book 1
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press (May 1, 2013)
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
ISBN-10: 1620072513
ISBN-13: 978-1620072516
Genre: YA Scifi | Fantasy
Paperback: 296 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.

And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.

His shape-shifting brethren feed off the auras of humans, and Jeslyn's golden hue is exactly what Lucino needs to increase his power. The longer it takes Avikar to reach her, the more entranced she becomes with Lucino's world, and the harder it will be for Avikar to set her free.

He failed his family once. He won't fail again.

Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton (Daath Chronicles #1)

Broken Forest (Daath Chronicles, #1)A boy mired in guilt is determined to never fail his family or himself again as he heads into the world of the unknown on a quest to save his kidnapped sister. Armed with his tracking skills and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, Avikar and his best friend discover Jeslyn has been taken by the lord of Daath, a place no one has seen, shrouded in mystery and long thought to be a part of fairytales and myths.

Daath is much more than a make believe land of magic, and its people are not human. Was it Jeslyn’s beauty or her innocence that enthralled Lucino almost as strongly as he magically enthralled her? What he wants from her wasn’t meant to be love, it was her aura to feed his power, but has the prey captured the hunter?

Time is running out as Jeslyn falls deeper under Lucino’s spell as two brave boys race against the clock to face an enemy far superior in all ways. How do you prepare for the unknown? Will the human will to survive be enough or will the superior abilities of this shapeshifting creature doom Avikar to fail again? If he dies trying to save his sister, will he be seen as a failure or a hero?
Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton is a fairly light fantasy, perfect for all ages to be mesmerized by as we hear the POVs of Avikar, Jeslyn and Lucino in a brilliant move by Ms. Tilton that she pulled off perfectly. It isn’t often that one is allowed into the mind of the villain of a story, because who would think they have feelings?

Eliza Tilton has built a world that feels real, that one can almost step right into and become part of the story. She carefully takes her time to build up steam as the story unfolds. Characters come to life and their world breathes right along with them. Process her words and notice how they are replaced with mental images as the world around you begins to fade away, then hang on tight because after that it is a maze of epic emotional proportions!

I received this copy from Eliza Tilton in exchange for my honest review.


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