Hi everyone! I'm back again with another blog tour and a GIVEAWAY. This lovely tour was organized by CBLS Promotions. I'm posting my thoughts about this amazing book entitled Redemption by R.K. Ryals. It's actually the first book of the Redemption Series. I'm also going to post a review for Ransom, which is the second book of the series, in a few days. I promise you wouldn't have to wait so long. First, let's see what Redemption is all about!
Author: R.K. Ryals
Length: Approx. 105,000 words
Genres: YA Paranormal Romance
Buying Link: Redemption (Redemption Series)
“The Time has come when He will come looking. She is ready. I have faith in her. She is her father’s daughter. She carries my blood. And I will never forgive myself for feeding her to the wolves.”
~Bezaliel from Redemption~
At sixteen, Dayton Blainey is a foul-mouthed, grief stricken shell of a girl forced to live with a religiously eccentric aunt following the death of her parents.
Often upstaged by her moral older sister, Amber, Dayton is often flung into the shadows, forgotten. But age changes things.
As Dayton's seventeenth birthday approaches, her Wiccan best friend, Monroe, sees a vision outside Dayton's bedroom window that flings her into a world where right and wrong become dangerously twisted.
Redemption is the story of one young woman who must disentangle herself from a web of lies endangering her soul, and who discovers an attraction to a mysterious stranger that may just kill her.
Redemption had been a big surprise to me! Ms. R.K. Ryals wrote a book that has a perfect mix of everything you would want in a YA read.
I will absolutely not give out anything more than what was written on the book blurb. I figured out that the blurb was written that way for a reason. Sometimes, it frustrates us that the blurb doesn't give out much, but what we didn't know is that it is written that way to make the reading of the book much more pleasurable. The mystery is what gets us going. The craving to want more gives that much needed push to make us read more and it doesn't spoil us, doesn't it? I absolutely love that the blurb was written as vague as it could be. The intensity of the read would be much affected if I outed anything more and that's why I've decided to leave you guys in the dark, I'm sure you'll find the light once you've read this book! This is the only hint you'll get from me, nothing more and nothing less!
Redemption has been a revelation to me. There are certain perceptions about self publishing going around the net, and I think most of you knows this, but Ms. R.K Ryals has proven them all wrong!If you read this then you'll see that there are treasures hidden in the Self Publishing World.
Redemption is one of the most exciting reads I had the pleasure of reading this year. It's full of action and mystery that would make your head swirl! It has a bit of romance. Note that there is a love triangle here but not the kind that would make you irritated and throw the book out. It's done in a way that you could probably relate to it. It's done in a way that you'll know who to root for and it's pretty fantastic!
The characters in this book are simply amazing! The story actually revolves around Dayton (Day) but what I liked about this is, we get to see this girl around the people she interacts with and in turn we get to see those people around her and as a reader we try to complete the puzzle of their personalities. The complexities around them are what makes this book so much enjoyable to read. You'd want to know what pushes them to do what they did! The mystery of what Dayton is and the mystery of what the people around her are, makes you go on reading this book no matter what the time is. I think it's one of the signs if an author is effective. You'd just continue on reading until that very last period.
I also liked the pacing of the story. It was just right. The build up was getting intense page by page and I absolutely loved it! There are some little typos along the way but it's barely there. I don't think you'd really notice it if you didn't look for it. I'm just wired differently that's why I noticed those few little typos.
Overall, I absolutely loved this book! There's nothing I didn't like about it actually, which makes this book so amazing. There were no dull moments when you'd want to skip a page to get to the point. As I said the build up of the story was getting intense page by page and that's why you wouldn't want to miss one. If you're looking for a book that would make you think and feel intensely then, this book is for you! It would be a colossal mistake to miss reading this book!
More about the Author:
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, R. K. Ryals is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn't live without.
She is currently working on Retribution: Book 3 in the Redemption Series.
Website/Blog - http://rkryals.blogspot.com
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