Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Violet Fox Blog Tour
This copy was provided for review purposes, but this did not, in any way, affect my review.
When I first started reading this book, I thought, "This book is not going to be for me." I was 3% into the book and I had already predicted the romance. How I dislike predictable books. The Violet Fox, however, was no predictable book. Many times throughout the book I had to sit back and think to myself, "Did that really just happen?" I would then proceed to rereading the passage and marveling at the author's use of plot twists.
One thing I really liked about this book was the dialogues. I am a big fan of witty comments, which The Violet Fox had it's fair share of. I also loved the dialogue that went on between the two characters who shared a romance (I'm not saying any names so as not to spoil it). This leads me to my thoughts on the romance.
I really liked the romance in this book. It was just so cute how the two characters acted with each other. One would get all blushy and then the other, while I would just laugh and smile at how cute they acted together.
There was one thing about this book that I found a little weird. One word. "Awkward." This word is used all the time by teenagers today, so why is it so weird? Well, this book is set in a fantasy place, but the time period is still medieval. There are kings, queens, princes, heavy clothing. So when the main character, Kiera, says "awkward" (in her thoughts) like teenagers do today, it was...awkward. It just stood out because the time period is medieval, not present day.
Recap: At first The Violet Fox seemed predictable, but it ended up being the opposite, which was my favorite thing about this book. I also liked the dialogue and romance. The only thing that was weird was the fact that the main character, Kiera, used the word "awkward."
If You Were to Quote Me: "Marshall's The Violet Fox was an engaging read with plot twists that always kept me guessing."
Clare Marshall grew up in rural Nova Scotia with very little television and dial up internet, and yet, she turned out okay. She has a combined honours degree in journalism and psychology from the University of King’s College, and is a graduate from Humber College’s Creative Book Publishing Program. She founded Woulds & Shoulds Editing and Design in 2010 for self-published authors and businesses looking for quality editing and design services. She enjoys publishing books through her publishing imprint, Faery Ink Press, and released her first novella, Within in 2011. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing the fiddle and making silly noises at cats.
The Violet Fox on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14743283-the-violet-fox
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5120291.Clare_C_Marshall