Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wings of the Butterfly by S.M. Pace

Title:  Wings of the Butterfly
Series:   Threads of Magic #2
Author:  S.M. Pace
Published:  Aug 30/14
Length:  272pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★


Three nations teeter on the brink of war, and caught in the middle, a brother and sister find themselves surrounded by dangers they never imagined.

Adopted by the Yurha, Toby still struggles to properly fit in. Hunting in the forest, he stumbles across a jeweled cuff that attaches to his wrist and won’t come off. Afraid at first, he is soon thrilled to discover the cuff carries powerful magic. But as he tries to control it, he realizes the cuff is still linked to its original owner - an owner who will go to cruel lengths to get his magic back.

Miles away, Toby’s twin sister Ora struggles with life in a strange city. She and family have fled Yois for Nietza, where Ora will not be arrested for possessing magic. However, Nietza is not the magical paradise Ora had imagined. Despite her new friends, she can’t feel safe in a country where women are little more than pawns.

Secrets, brutal murders and war edging ever closer drive both siblings from their safe places. Failure to stop those who pursue them will mean a fate worse than death.

My Review:

This is a well written and intriguing novel. Pace’s writing enchants her readers, inviting them into this fantasy world. Her descriptions bring the world to life allowing readers to focus on the unique storyline that she has to tell. She melds the stereotypical elements of a fantasy tale together with her own unique brand of magic to create a very intriguing read, enjoyable for readers of all ages.

Pace’s character development is quite intriguing. She rarely flat out tells you about her characters, but rather allows you to learn about them via their thoughts and actions. Because you actually get to learn about and meet these character you become close to them, drawing you into the story. You also don’t always agree with or like all of them. The varied cast gives something for every type of reader to look forward to.

Overall this was a very enjoyable read that kept my imagination pumping.

Watch for this novel's release Aug 30/14

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