We are so happy to be part of the blog tour for Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron that is put on by the lovely The Fantastic Flying Book Club. To see the full schedule, go HERE. Also, be sure to check out the playlist and favorite quotes after the review!
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: September 3rd, 2019
Want to read an excerpt? Go HERE
THERE’S MAGIC IN HER BLOOD.
Explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend, where one girl must sacrifice her life, year by year, to gain the power necessary to fight the mother she has never been good enough for. Perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas, Tomi Adeyemi and Black Panther
THERE’S MAGIC IN HER BLOOD.
Arrah is a young woman from a long line of the most powerful witch doctors in the land. But she fails at magic, fails to call upon the ancestors and can’t even cast the simplest curse. Shame and disappointment dog her. When strange premonitions befall her family and children in the kingdom begin to disappear, Arrah undergoes the dangerous and scorned process of selling years of her life for magic. This borrowed power reveals a nightmarish betrayal and a danger beyond what she could have imagined. Now Arrah must find a way to master magic, or at least buy it, in order to save herself and everything she holds dear. An explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend with a twist you will never see coming. – synopsis from Goodreads
Kingdom of Souls Playlist
I was asked to create a playlist for this awesome book and here are my choices.
You can find the playlist HERE
Jungle – The MADE Edit by X Ambassadors
I Warned Myself by Charlie Puth
Unbelievers by Vampire Weekend
Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
Bring Me to Life by Evanescence
Going Under by Evanescence
Miss Murder by AFI
Sail by AWOLNATION
Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones
Run by AWOLNATION
Down with the Sickness by Disturbed
Human by Rag’n’Bone Man
Submersive by Michael Maas
Numb by Linking Park
Kingdom of Souls Favourite Quotes
“Some people can pull magic from the fabric of the world. Some can coax magic to come with rituals and spells. Many can’t call magic at all It’s a gift from Heka to th people of the five tribes – a gift of himself – but it’s different for everyone.”
“Magic has a price if you’re willing to pay.”
“Our greatest power lies not in our magic, but in our hearts, Little Priestess.”
“Restless ghosts with no souls, seeking what they cannot have again – life.”
“Be patient as a lion stalking the night.”
“Magic isn’t good or bad. It’s people who make it dangerous. We’ve done nothing but use it to destroy each other.”
MEET THE CHARACTERS:
A fierce defender of justice, Arrah is willing to make the hard choices to get the job done. When there’s an obstacle in her way, she powers through with courage and determination. But don’t mistake her kindness for weakness. She isn’t afraid to get down and dirty to accomplish her goals. She’s a loyal friend who’ll have your back and values honesty above all else.
An expert swordsman with a heart of gold, Rudjek isn’t afraid to take charge. He’s a natural leader who people can always trust to get the job done. He’s confident, swift, and decisive. That doesn’t mean he always gets things right, but he earns an A for effort. He’s not too proud to admit when he’s wrong either. Rudjek isn’t a stranger to having fun, and he values friendship and responsibility.
Quiet and contemplative, Essnai isn’t one to act before thinking. She’s always the most rational one among her friends and considers all angles of a situation. Sometimes she may come off as detached due to her tendency to internalize her feelings. Although she values trust and logic, she’s also a hopeless romantic.
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, Sukar is known for dropping ill-timed jokes at the worst possible moment. But as much as his friends bemoan his humor, he’s the spark of light on a dark day and brings a sense of hope to those around him. Sukar loves fine arts and competitive sports equally, which complements his dynamic personality. He values tenacity above all.
Extremely self-assured, Efiya isn’t one to be discouraged from pursuing her goals. She has a clear vision for what she wants in life and can be single-minded in her approach. But Efiya isn’t all work and no fun. She loves the thrill of taking risks, and she never plays it safe. She values strength and winning over everything else.
THE DEMON KING
Determined and unrelenting, the Demon King gets a bad rap because of his insatiable thirst for souls. But there’s more to him than that. He is deeply loyal, protective of his people, and believes that the end justifies the means. He can be vengeful and petty at times but only if he’s pushed to extreme measures. Most of all, he values love, peace, and rest.
Original Post: https://www.epicreads.com/blog/kingdom-of-souls-characters/
Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning her first awful poem in middle school, she graduated to writing short stories and novels by high school. Rena loves all things science fiction, ghosts, and superheroes. She’s a self-proclaimed space nerd. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading or brushing up on her French. Rena prefers not to be tagged in reviews to save her sanity.
She is represented by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.
Prize: Win a Kingdom of Souls VIP swag bag: a copy of Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron + swag (US Only)
Starts: 4th September 2019
Ends: 18th September 2019
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