Sunday, May 4, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor



Happy Release Day, Mine to Spell! Read on for more information, my review, an excerpt, and a chance to win your own copy of Mine to Spell!

Title: Mine to Spell (Mine #2)

Author: Janeal Falor

Publish Date: May 5, 2014

Genre: YA Fantasy

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.

For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.

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Mine to Spell picks up quickly where You Are Mine leaves off. Only this time, we are seeing the story from the adventurous sister, Cynthia. A lot of the questions that left me confused or curious at the end of You Are Mine are explained during Mine to Spell.

Sisters – There have been many, many books that focus on brothers (not that I’m complaining). I like that the Mine series instead focuses on a group of sisters. Especially in a society that only cares about men, it shows strength and the power of unity when these women pull together.

Cynthia – Getting inside her head and seeing that she wasn’t a ditzy guy-crazy girl was wonderful. She not only shows a lot of strength and wisdom, but we get to see the why behind a lot of her actions. She willing sells herself as a wife in order to protect her family. And again, shows a lot of selflessness, loyalty, and compassion when she tries to help other women in her community succeed and not suffer.

World Building & Magic – Falor does an excellent job building the world Serena and Cynthia live in. It is a harsh society that is hard to stomach from the tarnished and sacrifices to the cruel warlocks. But we also get to see a more light side of magic. There is huge colorful bubbles along with room expanding spells. The magic really comes alive, even more so, in this book. I’m glad that we got a better look and explanation about their magic and how it works in this book.

Lukas – I’m a huge Zade fan. It helped that he has his alpha male moments. But, Lukas's gentle ways, fierce heart, and small smiles quickly won me over. And even gave me those heartwarming butterfly moments. The romance is not a huge part of this book. The plot and danger, and Cynthia working to better her society is the main focal point. But Lukas was a great addition and ever scene that he was in had me grinning from ear-to-ear.

I’d recommend this book (and series) to all lovers of Fantasy YA. More so, this book carries a message of equality, independence, fighting for your beliefs, and standing up for what is right. In my opinion, it would also be a great book for younger girls because it carries such strong messages.
“Have you made any progress?”

After giving my necklace a tug, I randomly pick one of the three choices I’ve narrowed it down to. At this point, there’s nothing different about any of them. All are rich warlocks offering much for possession of me but say little else. Any warlock who said anything more always said something distasteful. “Contact this one. And make sure he pays for me before you sign anything.”

“You’re making the decision so soon?”

There’s no holding back my emotions any longer. This isn’t something I want any more than she does, but there’s a part I must play. I focus all my negativity into cheer. It comes out in a squeak of giddiness. “Naturally I did, Serena. I can’t wait until I’m with my new owner. Excuse me while I go embroider a handkerchief with his name on it.”

The stunned look on her face makes an apology want to tumble from my lips, but there’s no saying the words. I spring from the room like I’m the happiest woman in Chardonia, not the one returning to a world full of hexes and beatings and warlocks. A world I despise.






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Amazon best-selling author Janeal Falor lives in Utah with her husband and three children. In her non-writing time she teaches her kids to make silly faces, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and attempts to cultivate a garden even when half the things she plants die. When it's time for a break she can be found taking a scenic drive with her family, fencing, or drinking hot chocolate.

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