Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Warrior Beautiful Review & Giveaway

Title: Warrior Beautiful

Author: Wendy Knight

Series: Riders of Paradesos #1

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Publish Date: October 14, 2013

Publisher: Astraea Press

Length: 203 pages

Format: paperback, ebook

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DescriptionWorking with the ex you secretly love to save the souls of the innocent is almost as bad as working with a mighty battle unicorn who would be thrilled to watch you plummet to your death.

Scout is used to pain. Her body has been broken, her heart has been broken, and the only thing keeping her together is her relationship with her younger sister. Lil Bit believes in unicorns and terrifying monsters she calls soul stealers. But unicorns and monsters aren’t real…are they?

When Lil Bit falls prey to the mysterious disease sweeping the country, Scout has two options – believe the doctors who say it’s a pandemic or believe Lil Bit, who says it’s the soul stealers. She chooses her sister and goes looking for the unicorns who are supposed to save them. What she finds aren’t the cute pastel mythical creatures she expects. Battle unicorns are big and tough and full of attitude. Who knew?

Unicorns are real and so are the monsters. Soul stealers are reaping the souls of the innocent, and the unicorns are fighting to stop them. But to save the world, they need the help of humans – the enemy they’re dying to protect. And first to sign up for the fight is the ex-boyfriend Scout’s heart won’t stop loving, no matter how determined she is to hate him

My Review: I really enjoyed Warrior Beautiful. I thought that a book about unicorns would be a little weird and not my cup of tea but I really think that it is a great read. Once I got over the fact that there were unicorns and the preconceived images that unicorns conjurer, I was able to focus on the action. These are definitely not the usual unicorns that you would imagine.

“How, exactly, does one find unicorns that one isn’t positive even exist?” Scout asked aloud, 
because the eerie silence was creeping her out. “Believe.” 

The conflict between Scout and Trey is very interesting. Of course, in my romantic mind, I wanted Scout to forget all of her grievances, Trey to stop being stupid, and the both of them to be happy and ride off into the sunset...maybe on a unicorn. However, the couple have actual issues that they need to work out. But they cannot because of a mass outbreak of a "virus." 

The virus is actually mass amounts of soul stealers that are attacking the world and they have finally made to Scout's town. Scout's little sister Lil Bit is the only one who can see the unicorns and knows the truth about the soul stealers. Of course, society being the way it is, Lil Bit is seen as weird and crazy. In actuality, Lil Bit is a true believer and would make a great warrior because of her innocent heart. 

Lil Bit thwarted her efforts. “Yes Trey. Thank you.” She leaned closer to Trey,
 whispering, “The soul stealers are coming.”

Scout and Trey find themselves two of the last remaining people in their town and must help the unicorns fight the soul stealers. However, can they trust the unicorns when they say that they can help Scout and Trey rescue their families or are the unicorns just looking for warriors to help destroy the soul stealers? 

“Because humans are worthless, untrustworthy, and weak.” Ashra’s horn
 shot sparks, igniting the trees above her. “Because humans and unicorns… have 
trust issues.” Havik turned to look back at Ashra.

I think it should be known that this novel ends probably the biggest and most frustrating cliff hangers. It's pretty much like you turn the page ready for action only to see a blank page. I'm now in desperate need to find out what happens next.

Quick Opinion: Overall, I think Warrior Beautiful is a great story about love, trust, and having faith in yourself and others. Scout and Trey must work out their romantic issues along with fighting to rescue their family. This novel is well written and very interesting. The action scenes are just that, full of action. The cliff hanger did leave me a bit frustrated. I am beginning to get irritated seeing them because they seem to be a trend in writing right now but that's not specific to this novel. Lil Bit was, perhaps, my favorite character even though she is not in much of the book because she is a true believer. She knows what is truly going on but no one but Scout will believe her. I give Warrior Beautiful 4 stakes and I really want to know what happens next.

Meet the Author: Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the

baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.

You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heel for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.

Author LinksWebsite | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page 

Where to Get Your CopyAmazon | Barnes & Noble Also see on Goodreads

~Or enter the Giveaway~
**Must be 13 or older**
**Opened to U.S. Only**
**Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen**
**Winner will win: an ecopy of Warrior International, a Warrior Beautiful keychain & a signed bookmark**

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me and for your sweet review! And I am SO SORRY about the cliff hanger! I really didn't have any where else to appropriately end it! The second one is much nicer, I promise :)

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  2. I love your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here's my post: http://www.awesomebookassessment.com/2013/11/liebster-award.html

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