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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Blog Tour and Review: Sweet Oblivion- Bailey Ardisone

Summary: sweet adjective ˈswēt a : pleasing to the mind or feelings
​obliv·i·on noun ə-ˈbli-vē-ən, ō-, ä- 1: the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten

Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town and she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
​Nari hates everything about her life except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.
Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to and it means life or death for her and her people, she does all that she can to turn that hope into reality and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.
She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.

Some secrets are best kept in Oblivion.

Title: Sweet Oblivion
Author: Bailey Ardisone
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, if I would have seen this book on the shelf I wouldn't have picked it up. I don't really like this cover and I don't really think it fits the story at all. I would have preferred just a willow tree on the cover. I did find the plot somewhat predictable. I knew as soon as Mycah was introduced that he was not human. But I was shocked about the rest of the story. Although I found it a bit confusing, I 
did enjoy the back and forth between the two characters (I know this is bad but I can't remember the 
characters names because they were too much alike). I'm hoping in book two everything will come 
together and help make everything make sense.
I felt like this book consisted of a few very strong characters. Most of them were very set in their ways and don't like being imposed on by "new characters". There as that one rather large jaw dropping shocker that I was not expecting. Now I just need the background either to as why Ryland couldn't remember or chose not to remember. That's all I can say about that so I don't ruin the surprise. Also I want to know what the big secret is. I can kind of guess but I want to know if I am correct.
Besides a few hiccups, this book was quite enjoyable and I look forward to book two. I would recommend this book to fantasy readers.

Imagination has always been a big part of my life. With it, we can create anything. It fuels our dreams, desires, and helps us through our journey called life. I am 31 years old and have forever been obsessed with ‘living’ in books. My grandmother and I have always shared the passion of written words. We’ve written poetry, short stories, even greeting cards. She shared with me her love of literature and because of this she inspires everything I write today. I grew up in a small town outside Chicago, IL, with my family, but currently reside in Florida with my husband of ten years. We love going to the beach, and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love getting lost in movies, books, art. Fantasy is my favorite genre, it allows me to escape the real world and explore the unknown. I have a deep love of music and am a huge football fan. One of the biggest things I would like to do in my life is to travel. I yearn to expand my horizons and travel the outside world. Hopefully someday! I have fantasized about becoming an author and writing a novel for years. I wrote my first short story at a very young age, and though it was terrible when I read it years later, I have been writing ever since. Because I have always loved every minute of it, I see myself writing for the rest of my life. One of my most favorite things to do is curl up with a good book and lose myself in the world the author has created. There is no better feeling then getting lost in one's imagination.

I am a brand new just out of the wrapping Indie writer. I never once thought of myself as a writer growing up, although I must admit I always loved the idea of it. I just never thought I could. I have always been a dreamer and had an overactive imagination though, and instead of playing with my typical toys that my parents bought me from the store, I had the most fun pretending their belts/bracelets were dinosaurs or a box of bandaids I'd find in the bathroom were my new pet snakes. Once I grew out of toys, I was more interested in drawing, watching Japanese Anime, and reading Manga. I still to this day do those things of course, but now that I have discovered my love of writing I've realized how much I want to keep doing it. It all started with my love of diving into a book and going on an adventure with the many characters I met on the way. I mean really, who doesn't love a good book? With the help of my husband of 7 years, who kept pushing me to try writing, I decided I wanted to take some of the ideas that had been floating around my head and put them on paper. And voila! After many discussions with my sister, not to mention many all-nighters writing, we finally created something of our own. I also love animals and could not live without music. My outlook on life is to be yourself and those around you can either take it or leave it. Just a few other things I am forever obsessed with are - traveling, different cultures, giant rocky mountains and castles, anything in miniature form, my home city of Chicago, sour skittles, and sleeping/naps is my vice.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review and participation in our blog tour, Justine!! We truly can't thank you enough! =) <3