Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Angels of the Knights: Fallon by Valerie Zambito - Review and Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to my stop at the  Angels of the Knights: Fallon by Valerie Zambito blog tour! The tour is organized by Books Complete Me and by the author Valerie Zambito. My stop includes a review of the book and a giveaway.


Author: Valerie Zambito
Title: Angels of the Knights: Fallon
Publisher: Valerie Zambito
Release date: 27th of June 2012
Genre: YA: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 210 pages
Source: From the tour organizer for the exchange of honest review

Summary:

When Fallon Angell died at the age of sixteen, her life changed forever.


The hallowed world of Emperica is everything she had ever hoped for as a mortal—immeasurable beauty, unconditional love and light. But, with affection for humankind still burning within her, she joins the Knight Caste to train as an angel warrior. As a Knight, she will give up her wings and return to the place that killed her to use her unique powers to search out and destroy the evil Kjin that roam the earth. As a Knight, she will stop at nothing to protect the mortals in her care.

The elders warn her that the path she chose will be a solitary one. That she will not have the same bond with humans as she once did. But, as far as she knows, the elders had never met Kade Royce.

When her duties place her in the path of this handsome former cop, emotions buried long ago rise to the surface and she is powerless to ignore the depth of her feelings for this young man. She knows instinctively that she has found what most people search their entire lives for.

Ignoring the risks, she invites him into her world of danger, but soon their lives collide with explosive consequence. As a result, Fallon realizes with heartbreaking despair that she can no longer hide from the painful truth. In order for Kade to live, she must destroy him.

My review:

Angels of the Knights by Valerie Zambito was a very nice surprise. It was quick paced, well-written and with fascinating settings! It's a page turner which you don't want to put down and I am looking very much forward to Valerie Zambito's upcoming releases.

The story starts with the heroine Fallon dying during home invasion. She wakes up in Emperica as an angel and when she is faced with the choice which Caste to pick out of four: Patrit, Sentinel, Aegian or Knights, her choice is very clear. She still feels connected to the mortals and she has a desire of helping the Creator fighting the evil, she makes probably the hardest choice of becoming a Knight.

Fallon is stripped (clipped) off her wings and sent back to the mortal realm, where she meets a young man called Kade. Kade changes Fallon's life and brings her to face the truth about her feelings.

There were quite many things I loved about the plot. Let's start with the settings and world the author has created. I think even though it might sound familiar to so many other worlds, I think it was unique. I truly enjoyed how the author named the places - Emperica which is Heaven, Mordeaux, which is Hell, Aventi - the sword of light etc. I liked the the fantasy world in her book and I felt spelled by the creatures (both good and evil) in Angels of the Knights.

I also loved how the fight between good and evil was described in the novel and I think the author did wonderful work with bringing Fallon from 1978 when she died to the world now. It created a nice change of the scenes and also few surprises.

I guess that there might be readers who think that the relationship between Fallon and Kade was developing too quickly, but it suited nicely into the surroundings - the whole book was quick paced. I liked how Kade went after what he wanted.

Angels of the Knights by Valerie Zambito is a gem between YA fantasy world - it has lovable characters, incredible world and settings, lot of action and a sizzling romance. I would definitely recommend Angels of the Knights: Fallon to any readers who enjoy YA fantasy!

5 Flowers!
5 stars!


 About the author:

Welcome! I am Valerie Zambito, and I live in upstate New York with my husband and three sons. After having been involved in a busy sales career for fifteen years, a great love of world building, character creation, and all things magic led to the publication of my first epic fantasy series, ISLAND SHIFTERS, in October of 2011. Since then, I have added two additional books to the series and wrote the first book in a new teen paranormal series called ANGELS OF THE KNIGHTS.


Please visit www.valeriezambito.com  for all of the latest regarding upcoming projects and appearances. Leave comments! I would love to hear from you.




 


A free Kindle Fire to the first place winner of the giveaway.  Second and third place winners would receive an autographed print copy of the the book.  The terms would be that the first place winner has to have purchased a copy of Angels of the Knights (it will only be $.99 cents during the promo), and the proof of purchase date has to be before the giveaway ends.

Open internationally.

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Good luck and happy reading!

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