Monday, September 1, 2014

Blog Tour 'Witchbound series: Roots' by Kelbian Noel


Welcome to my stop at the ‘Witchbound’ series Blog Tour. The ‘Witchbound’ series is a YA Urban fantasy series. For more information about this tour and the tour schedule please go here.

I’m super excited to be participating in this tour and I hope you enjoy your stay.

About the Book:


Seventeen-year-old Baltimore Land just wants to be normal, but magic has other plans.

I don’t consider myself a witch, that's my parents' thing. I've never really believed in magic either. Sure, I tried it a few times. Fell for the whole “magic happens” thing. But it didn’t happen to me. No amount of rhyming stopped my parents from moving me halfway across the country. Not one spell stopped me from being labeled the town freak.

And worst of all, no matter how many times I begged the Universe to bring my twin back, I was ignored. Until now.

He’s back all right. And in a magical bind of his own. Not the magic-won’t-work-for-me kind either. In fact, it’s working a little too well. Too dark. Too deep.

It turns out our entire family’s magical roots run just as deep and my brother didn’t end up where he is by accident. So I’m going to help him. But magic isn’t really on my side. Nope. Once I finally get the craft under control, I’m expected to abandon the one person in the world who’s closest to me, just to save myself.

For more information about this book please visit Amazon and Goodreads. The Book Trailer is available here

My Review:

 

A couple of weeks ago I participated in the cover reveal of book three in the ‘Witchbound’ series. When I saw the sign up page for the ‘Witchbound’ blog tour on Candace’s Book Blog I signed up immediately. This book series sounded really interesting and I couldn’t wait to start reading it. So for this book tour I received the first book ‘Roots’ and I started reading it last weekend.

In ‘Roots’ we meet Baltimore Land, an 17 year old girl who grew up with parents who believed in Wicca. All her life Baltimore felt like her parents were a little crazy because nothing about witchcraft could be real. Right?! What most people don’t know is that Baltimore has a twin brother called Brooklyn. Brooklyn walked away from home almost two years ago and nobody has heard from him since, except Baltimore. When Baltimore gets the opportunity to visit her brother without her parents finding out she can’t resist. But when Baltimore arrives at her brothers new home, she soon learns that there is a lot Brooklyn didn’t tell her. Soon Baltimore finds out that there really is Magic and that she’s actually a very powerful witch. Unfortunately Brooklyn isn’t the brother she used to know and now Baltimore is in real danger. There is a lot Baltimore doesn’t know about magic but will there be enough time for her to learn more about being a witch or is she too late?

When I started reading ‘Roots’ I didn’t really know what I could expect. I knew this book would be about magic and witches and seeing that I’ve been a huge fan my whole life of all things surrounding witches, this sounded like a book for me. What I liked about this book was the way magic and witch stuff always had been a part of Baltimore’s life. She didn’t believe it to be a real thing but she really crew up learning about protective plants and pentagrams. In most books the main character just stumbles upon magic and has to learn everything from scratch. In this book Baltimore already had a lot of knowledge and I really liked that.

The character I liked the most in this book was Nick. Nick is a witch himself and he saves Baltimore more than ones. What I liked about him is how mature he was. He really liked Baltimore and he wanted to tell her everything about magic but he respected the wishes of his elder and that’s why he didn’t spill anything. I loved that. He was just so damn cute!
Baltimore just really irritated me at times. She was just so stubborn! You would think that you learned your lesson when a spell went terribly wrong the first time, but she just keeps doing stupid spells. I really wanted to yell at her sometimes.

I must say I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read. Nothing to complicated but that made this a perfect relaxing read. I loved the magic stuff and it just made me think of the old times where I would read every Wicca and witch book out there. 

About the other books in this series:

 

Book Two: 'Sprung'

Since she discovered magic, seventeen-year-old Skye Jackson’s life is almost perfect. Almost. Even perfect has its glitches.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17780497-sprung What happens when the one with all the power makes the biggest mistakes? Welcome to my life.
Four months ago, I couldn’t have been happier. When my parents got divorced, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Especially when Mom married a guy half her age. But then I found out I wasn’t the average Joana. Discovering magic existed and, best of all, I could use it, made everything easier to deal with. That is until I got a little too spell happy. But what girl wouldn’t defend her best friend against a world-class creep? Now I’m stuck in a nightmare, forced to make life and death decisions I never dreamed I’d face.
Love the magic, hate the responsibility.

For more information about this book please visit Amazon and Goodreads. The Book Trailer is available here

Book Three: 'Smolder'

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17382205-smolder
Calida Cevallos has never been special. In fact, as far as she’s concerned, there isn’t an exceptional bone in her body. But, this summer, she’ll discover extraordinary literally runs through her veins.
I’ve always been a burden. The girl people put up with, the one they tolerated. When I finally found someone who actually wanted me around, I couldn’t have be happier. But lately something’s been bubbling at the surface. Something wants to break free…and I’m afraid it’s me.
I love him. And, for a time, I thought I needed him. Now I’m not so sure. These days, I get the feeling I’m the one who’s needed. By whom? I’m about to find out. 
For more information about this book please visit Goodreads.


About the Author:

 

Kelbian Noel was born on a warm June night in Moncton, New Brunswick. From a very young age,
she loved to read. She found herself engulfed in novels by Janette Oke and L.M. Montgomery, but never seemed to find herself in the pages. At the age of 11 she declared she would simply have to rewrite them, and become the youngest author in history. But life was full of baseball, homework, BFFs and boys. Decades later, having studied writing in college and pursued it as a career, she rediscovered her hobby. She is excited to introduce The Witchbound Series to the world with hopes someone will love this story as much as she does. Kelbian lives in Toronto, Ontario with her two children (where, thanks to a thick layer of smog, Junes are much warmer than they used to be).

She is the founder of www.diverse-pages.com and blogs there often, in the company of some pretty cool people.

For more information about 'Smolder' and Kelbian Noel please visit her website, Goodreads or Amazon. Or look for Kelbian on Facebook and Twitter.

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4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop Maureen!

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    1. You're very welcome! It was a great read ;)

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  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour! I'm glad you enjoyed the book ;)

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    1. You're welcome! I love love love reading about magic :D

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