Blog Tour Stop: Incendiary by Amy A. Bartol- Review
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Publisher: Createspace/ Self-Published
Release Date: November 28, 2012
Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ships interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water.
I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position.
Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. "You don't know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?" A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.
About the Author:
I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed. Please visit me at my website: http://www.amyabartol.com/
My Thoughts:I really did like this story.
BUT I do have something to say about the series as a whole. I thought that this book should have been the end, but I don't think it will be. I felt that the series kept going around and around, being drawn out too far. So, that knocked a heart from it (because I don't like when stories seem drawn out).
So, this time, I'm not allowed to reveal any spoilers, so this review will be really short and to get some of this, you guys will have to read the book itself :)
Okay, I have to say that I sort of liked most of the characters. But what really drove me crazy was that Evie kept letting things get in between her and her boyfriend. Me no likey that. I can deal with the occasional love triangle dealing with three people, but more than that.... yeah, no.That knocked another heart from this.
What I did like was that the characters seemed real, like someone that I'd meet and talk to, etc. I like reading stories that seem real enough and this one hit it right on the target.
Next, a lot of my readers know how I feel about stiffness in stories that I read, and how I feel about it. I felt that this story didn't have much stiffness in it, if any at all. I loved that about this, so I added a half heart to the book's score.
I think this is about how much I can write without even a hint of spoiler, so I'll go ahead and say the book's score: 3.5 Hearts