About the book:
When Conrad, Moiria, and Heppson’s evil enchantress mother tries to convince them to follow her dark ways, they must each decide where the line lies between good and evil, magic and mythology. Based on a lesser-known fairy tale, this young adult book features an impossible romance, an intricate plot, and twists you won’t see coming.
- Perfect Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sweetwater Books (September 8, 2015)
About the author:
Jamie Robyn Wood is a full-time wife and mother and a part-time fantasy writer and essayist. Jamie never imagined the wind could blow so hard and so cold until she moved to the Midwest. Now she prefers to hunker inside the house with a cup of hot chocolate and a story to write. Bearskin is her first novel. She, her husband, their five children, and their “pet” squirrels currently reside in Coralville, Iowa.
My review: Bearskin by Jamie Robyn Wood
This is a fairy tale. Comes with a Castle, princes, witches, magic good and bad. Also has plenty of drama, quests, romance and a clean read. There is violence, and death and choices to make.
The first part is a slow descriptions build up. I was not sure where the book would be heading. While I waited to see how it would all come out. Some good characters, most of them I liked how they were changing and evolving. Lots of surprises along the way.
Conrad was the oldest son of the King. Blond hair. He will be King someday.
Heppson is younger half brother to Conrad. His mother is a witch. She has bespelled the King. His mother gave him a knife and told him to kill his brother.
Moiria is older half sister to Heppson. Her mother makes her do things. She stays in the background watching.
Heppson knows he can't fight his mother's power. He goes to Conrad and tells him what he is commanded to do. He hopes Conrad will come up with a plan. Heppson choses to run away and into the desert.
I really liked the last half of the book best. Lots more action, dialog and characters that pop along the way that are half human and half animal. Could not wait to see how it would all resolve along the way.
This is a good YA , fantasy, fairy tail story.
I was given Bearskin to read for free from Cedar Fort Publishing. In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of Bearskin Blog tour.
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“Bearskin” blog tour schedule:
September 8: Cracking the Cover
September 9: Robyn Echols Books
September 10: Jactionary
September 11: readalot
September 12: Iowa City Moms
September 14: My Book a Day
September 15: Literary Timeout
September 16: Making Life a Bliss Complete
September 17: Getting Your Read On
September 18: Wishful Endings
September 19: Blooming with Books
September 21: Inklings and Notions • Mel’s Shelves
September 22: Bookworm Lisa