I received this book for free from a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Reign the Earth (The Elementae, #1) by A.C. Gaughen
Published by Bloomsbury on January 30th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Source: Blog Tour
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.
But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.
This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.
Reign the Earth ended up being an incredibly moving and heartfelt story!
Today, I have the pleasure of being apart of Reign the Earth Blog Tour. Which is brought to you by the amazing Bloomsbury team, thank you so much for this great opportunity! Bloomsbury has set up this marvelous tour with a special twist and which we had to pick a strong woman in helping us Reign the Earth with! This was certainly a fun post to do, which took me down a happy memory lane.
Which strong women would I choose to help me Reign the Earth with, you ask?
Well, I’ll start by saying that this could be a very long, long list for me. I admire a lot of great women that have inspired me and continue to do so, until this day. Be it a family member, a friend, TV personality or fictional characters, these women are all very special to me one way or another. I will, however, spare you this long, long list for now.
I will, however, continue with today’s theme and talk about strong fictional women. This character has helped me view the world a little bit brighter, stronger and capable. Out of so many remarkable characters, I decided to narrow down to Buffy Summers! Which is an influential fictional character all in her own right and has played a vast role in my life.
This amazing art piece is done by none other than, Jon Foster. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic book!
Buffy Summers first came into my life when I was a shy, scared, awkward teen, with no friends and lived in my room. Until one day, when everything changed and I saw my first “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episode. And in doing so, I had fallen in love with Buffy Summers. Buffy Summers had thought me many things in the years to come. Not only was she lovely and hilarious she was an ass-kicking demon Slayer. Buffy wasn’t like any other characters I had ever witnessed. It was the first time I had ever seen a girl be portrayed in such complexity on a TV show. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a show where the pretty girl could kick-major-demon-ass and still be courageous, strong-minded and intelligent without the help of “some guy“! These are only a few reasons on why I would have Buffy Summers at my side and these few reasons are enough for me and her to Reign the Earth together! Because Buffy Summers has thought me to be adventurous, determined, and always fearless in a world full of demons.
This story is vigorous, important with a magnificent magical world that Ms. A. C. Gaughen has created.
Reign the Earth is a story about a girl name Shalia and her personal growth throughout this spectacular story. This story is SO important on so many levels, It’s a dark but yet, a very influential and powerful story. We get to follow Shalia’s life on how she faces various of challenging issues, which are important topics, topics that need to be discussed more often in the YA community. If you love a slow pace, an emotionally invested story with a strong and determined female character than Reign the Earth should be your next read.
Don’t forget to follow this incredible tour for more amazing posts about strong women who we would Reigh the Earth with. You’ll also have a chance to win one signed copy of the book (open to US/Canada only). I hope you enjoyed this fun post today, thank you for visiting me as always. I hope you have a wonderful and cherished day!
one signed copy of the book (open to US/Canada only)
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