This is my very first book blog tour and the author was kind enough to provide free copy which is available in Kobo.
TITLE: The First
AUTHOR: Dylan S. Perry (Instagram: @dylan.s.perry)
DATE OF RELEASE: August 22, 2017
PUBLISHED BY: Beck Publishing
SYNOPSIS (FROM AMAZON.COM):
1645. Naseby, England. Baroness Margaret Elizabeth De Meaux knows exactly where she fits in the hierarchy of society, of her family, and in her life. However, one thing sets her apart from all those she loves: her visions. They have always shown her wondrous lands, but she accepted long ago they were strictly illusions.
Despite the fact that they are pure fantasy, she relies on them to provide solace from the monotony of her existence. When her mother suddenly passes away her own grief pushes her to the brink of insanity. It leaves her questioning just how far apart her two contradicting worlds really are from one another.
Can Margaret reconcile her past, her agony, and what she assumes is her imagination? Or will she give into the myths and tales from her childhood to shape both history and the future? Despite it all, she knows that one truth is universal through the ages. Trust is hard-won and easily broken when you don't know who’s on your side.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DYLAN S. PERRY
Author. Mom. Introvert. Feminist. Oxford Comma Enthusiast.
Dylan S Perry is an emerging author of young adult fantasy and supernatural novels, novellas, and short stories. She is an Oklahoma native currently living near the sunny beach of Pensacola, FL. Her favorite books to read range from historical fiction to action & adventure.
When she’s not chasing a toddler around her home, she can be seen parked in front of her computer writing the latest bestseller, according to her mother. She lives with her mother, step-father, son, daughter, brother, German Shepherd Mix, Duchess Annie, and her cat (that she swears can talk), Baroness Noel.
(NOTE: This is a spoiler-free review)
To be honest, I have a hard time enjoying this book and to think this is a novella - with 161 pages to be exact (a prequel to the first book which I need to read one day)!
I like the idea of time travelling witches - as they may change the course of time and to see teh. I was pretty excited because the book setting was in Victorian era and can be associate with goth theme (mysterious and so haunting).
Alas, I was disappointed. I got lost in reading it because there are so many details that were not really necessary for a novella - a prequel novella. I also got confused in some part because of character development or is it? Because I felt that this character have a multiple personality disorder which it is definitely not part of her.
Do I still want to read the main book?
If I did not read the prequel novella, then maybe it is in my TBR list. But for now, my answer will be: some other time.
2.75 out of 5 stars
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