Sunday, May 15, 2016

Samara's Peril by Jaye L. Knight Book Review


  Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel, Samara’s Peril, has been released! Samara’s Peril is the third book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles. Read about it below and be sure to check out the other blog stops on the tour by visiting the official tour page. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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About the Book
When news arrives that Emperor Daican has been in contact with his chief war strategist, it signals potential doom for the country of Samara. Determined to intervene, the resistance in Landale, headed by Lady Anne, embark on a covert mission in hopes of unearthing further information. However, a shocking discovery leads to complications no one could have foreseen.
Armed with their newfound knowledge, they set out for Samara to warn the king. War is inevitable, and they must face two desperate battles—one on the walls of Samara’s great stronghold, and the other on the battlefield of Jace’s heart, where victory might only be achievable through great sacrifice.
Available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks!

Title: Samara’s Peril

Author: Jaye L. Knight
Series: The Ilyon Chronicles
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Young Adults

My Review
My Rating: Five Stars! 
  My first thoughts when I opened up my ARC copy of Samara’s Peril (Well, other than my fangirling, and unintelligible squeaks) were, to double up on the bubble wrap. And, where did my chocolate go? I was wise to consider these things, because my emotions were not, in any way, ready for this book. Jaye can be brutal, but, oh my goodness, it was amazing!
    Okay, before we get started, can we just gaze at that cover. *happy sighs* I fell in love with it since the moment I seen it. The cave drakes, the wall…. I just love it! I just can’t wait to give it a photoshoot.
    From the minute I opened (scrolled, technically) to the first page, I wasn’t even thinking coherently. I love Jaye L. Knight’s writing style.  Jaye L. Knight has a lot of talent for writing.
   As for the characters….. Oh my goodness, Jace! I loved him more in this book than any of the others. He was simply amazing. The first few chapters, I admit, I was a bit annoyed with him. I just wanted to shake him, and scream in his face “You’re loved, Jace!” But then everything changed…. *grins knowingly* And Kyrin is such a cool character. I just want to give her a hug. She is so awesome. All the characters in these book, I’m in love with. They are just so amazing!
  I was also really happy we got to explore more of Ilyon in this book. We got to go to different places, and meet different people. Ilyon is definitely one of my favorite fictional countries. I love the woods, and I love their cities, and castles, and… EVERYTHING. It’s just so amazing. This book is probably my favorite in the whole series.
  Problems? There weren’t any major problems for me. This book was all I was expecting, and more. The only thing is, I would have liked to see a bit more of what was happening in Arcacaia. I am really nervous about that arena being built, and I was a bit sad I didn’t get any information on how the building process was going. (Hopefully someone destroys it. That would be nice. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about anyone having to fight there. Like Jace.)  
  People. If you have not read this series yet, you need to. It’s an amazing Christian, YA, non-magical fantasy, and you will not regret buying it!
  As you can probably figure, I would recommend this for anyone looking for a good read. Whether you like fantasy, or not, I’m sure you’d love this book. Also, there’s dragons. So, that’s a plus. ;D As for age group, probably thirteen and a half \ fourteen and up.     

About the Author
JayeAuthor2015Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Etsy.

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  1. (Oh yes. We must band together and destroy the arena.) :P

    Nice review! ^_^ I'm in the middle of this book right now, and although it has a very different feel than the other ones, I'm loving it! :D Jaye is just a master of words and I CAN'T EVEN. Just... how did she get so much talent?

    Jace, Kyrin, Kaden, ahhh! *gives them all a hug* And Rachel too! :) I loved the part where the little girl said Jace's eyes were pretty. <3

    1. *pulls out hammers, and wrecking ball* To the arena! ;)

      It does have a slightly different feel to it. She is talented! It's crazy how good she is. I'm just in love with her books!!! *squeals and hugs books*

      I might have squealed when she said that. It was so sweet. :D It's just like! AHHHH! I love these characters so much!!!! They are so cool! *runs around room for awhile*

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your review and being part of the tour! :D

    1. I was extremely happy for the opportunity. Thank you for letting me! :D

  3. Yes, this book (and the whole series) is sooooooooo good! Loved your review, it's great!

    Oh, and, not related, but, I LOVE your blog's design! The hummingbirds are so pretty! :D

    1. Yes! I am in love!.... With the series, of course. *cough* It would be silly to be in love with a fictional character... *coughs again and whistles nevously*

      Thank you! I'm rather fond of it :D I love it too. I was totally happy when I seen it. I was like AWWWWWWWWW, YEAH. *laughs at own joke that wasn't funny*

  4. I can't even— *tries to calm down, but can't* You made me such a silly mess reading your fangirly review! Eek! It was great!

    1. *squeals* I KNOW!!!! I tried writing the review coherently, but I just couldn't remain sensible. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!!! *does a little fangirl dance*

  5. Ahh, I must read this book!! I just recently read Resistance, and now I MUST get my hands on the rest of the books!! From what I've heard, the rest of them are as amazing as the first. ;)

    1. Oh my goodness! Yes! They are totally great! They are beautiful!!!! The King's Scrolls is amazing! Just remember to get some chocolate. The King's Scrolls has a lot of feels!