Monday, October 20, 2014

*Blog Tour and Giveaway* Spark of Light by Elizabeth Tuttle

Series: Avery #1
Release date: September 25th 2014
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis via Goodreads:

***Mature YA - This book contains mild adult language and sexual content.***

Nearly a century ago the world was decimated by a magical war. In their defeat, elves were captured by humans, cut off from their magic, and broken down into lifeless, drone-like slaves.

Avery is different. Somehow, her magic has always simmered beneath the surface. Never completely broken, she must pretend in order to survive. When Zander, her master’s nephew, brings her magic out in full force, she finds out what it’s like to truly be alive.

Ripped from Zander’s side and sent to The Farm, Avery doesn’t know if she’ll be able to hide her light and make it out alive. But there, she’ll meet someone who knows her true purpose. 

The war isn’t over, and if Avery can survive, she could be the one to set her people free. All it takes is a little hope and a Spark of Light.

I was totally enthralled by this dystopian tale. Avery's life is very reminiscent of accounts of pre-civil war slavery, or at least fictionalized accounts of it. While it's difficult for me to really imagine the pain, suffering, and degradation involved, the descriptions made me feel almost as if I were there, watching, an innocent bystander. 

This story is told in first person and there were a few aspects of Avery's life as a slave that confused me at first, from a general common sense standpoint. But as Avery learned more about her existence, so did I, and everything started to make a lot more sense. Life on The Farm was very interesting, to say the least.

The premise of the story was original and engaging, keeping me tethered to my Kindle until the very end. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. 5 Magical Stars. - Katie

Author Bio

Elizabeth’s first writing award was in the 2nd grade with a story about a cat and a dog that overcame their differences and became friends. Satisfied with that success, she put her writing career on hold until the winter of 2012. Now, she spends most days in her pajamas making things up and writing them down. Her other interests include board games, being in nature, and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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