Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Grave Inheritance Blog Tour and Review

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A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Carina Press
Series: Goddess Born
Genre: Historical/Paranormal/New Adult/Romance
Source: e-galley from Publisher via Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review

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Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats - and breaks - the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London's most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way - even another goddess born.

But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?

With these doubts threatening her impending marriage and the very last of Brigid's fire draining from her soul, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength - or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.

My Take:
As with the first book, Goddess Born, the description of A Grave Inheritance is a starting point, but it is everything that happens afterwards that really makes the books so much fun, in my opinion.  After a delay and a brief encounter with a menacing character, Selah finally makes it to London, - and then things get really interesting.

I have to admit that I was completely taken by surprise at where this book ended up - but in a good way. There are others who seem to share her gift and Selah is surprised at how quickly they cross her path - being from the Colonies, she hasn't encountered other Goddess-borns like herself. I was really suspicious of some of these people, and was expecting something else entirely. I won't give it away, because it was fun discovering it all with no foreknowledge of what was to come.

I don't think I have ever written a more vague reaction to a book before -- but I hate to say much because it would give too much away. There are some very un-Quaker-like adventures for Selah and her best friend Nora and some nice and not-so-nice interaction with aristocracy and royalty - that's about all I can say without giving away the good stuff.

I think I found the history and world-building of the goddess offspring to be the most entertaining aspect to the book. The villain/villains are pretty great - as in they are horrible, horrible creatures. A Grave Inheritance was every bit as fun to read as Goddess Born and judging from the ending of this book, the next one should be even more fun! My first thought at the ending was "No fair!" because it left me wanting so much more. I am looking forward to seeing where Selah's story goes next.

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03_Kari EdgrenAbout the Author

Kari Edgren is the author of the Goddess Born series. In 2010 and 2011 she was a semifinalist for the Amazon Break Through Novel Award. In 2013, she was a RWA Golden Heart finalist. Ms. Edgren enjoys writing both historical and contemporary fiction, so long as there?s a spark of paranormal. She resides on a mountain top in the Pacific Northwest where she spends a great deal of time dreaming about the sun and torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts.

For more information please visit Kari Edgren?s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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A Grave Inheritance Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 2
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, December 4
Review at A Book Geek
Review at I'd So Rather Be Reading

Friday, December 5
Spotlight at The Reader's Hollow

Monday, December 9
Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Wednesday, December 11
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Monday, December 22
Review at The Mad Reviewer

Friday, December 26
Review at The Book Nerd

Monday, December 29
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, December 30
Review at 100 Pages a Day - Stephanie's Book Reviews

Thursday, January 1
Review at Mel's Shelves

Friday, January 2
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Monday, January 5
Review at Book Babe
Review at The True Book Addict

Friday, January 9
Review at Romantic Historical Reviews

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