Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blog Tour + Review: Fractured by Karen E. Hoover

Book Title: Newtimber: Fractured
Series: Newtimber: Book One
Author: Karen E. Hoover
Release Date: June 21st
Tour Dates: July 15th - August 15th
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Trifecta Books
Tour Host: Silverbow Promotions 


There was absolutely no way a black dragon hovered outside of Newtimber. Sianna rubbed her eyes, but the dragon was still there, clutching a round object that looked like a spotted egg. And then the egg fell, hitting the ground like an atomic bomb, sending out waves of a slow-moving fog that distorted everything it touched.

The citizens of Newtimber change. The old man down the street stretches into a screaming tree. Sianna’s skateboarding friend, Matt, transforms into a giant green dragon. Pegasus. Sirens. Griffins. Vampires. Zombies. Creatures from the myths of every culture come to life through the people.
Even Sianna changes, her skin becoming stone hard, and she gains the ability to travel from the human realm into the dimension of the fae, using it to free her father from prison and enlist his aid in battling the evil bent on taking over the world.

One person to heal a family, a town, and save the world. It seems an impossible task, but with the help of her new friends, it could happen.



To my left was a large piece of glass, roughly in the shape of a broad knife. I picked it up carefully, settled it in my palm, and then, closing my eyes, I squeezed. Instead of the sharp pain I expected, there was the shatter of glass. I opened my eyes and looked at my hand. My palm was covered with shards. I squeezed it again, watching this time as the glass crushed to powder and trickled between my fingers.


My Review

Life in the small town of Newtimber can never be the same again after a fairy bomb converts the town's residents into creatures of myth. Newtimber isn't the first town to be shifted into the realm of fae, and it's up to Sianna and her friends to stop the fairy prince from repeating the attack on the next unsuspecting town.

Zombies. Demons. Valkyrie. Elves. These and many, many more creatures of myth are to be found between the pages of Fractured. Sianna, a tough young girl with an attitude and a black belt, finds herself the unwilling leader of a band of 'converts' in a desperate struggle to save her aunt and stop the fairy prince in this fantastical tale of magic and mayhem.

Full of action and emotion, Fractured is a unique read unlike anything I've encountered before. My only real complaint is the ease with which the humans transformed into fae. Not the physical part, but the mental and emotional one. Everyone handled their transformations as if it wasn't really that big of a deal to be turned into monsters. This bothered me.

Other than that, I found this to be an entertaining and exciting tale, if a little lacking in the plot department. I love Sianna. She's so real. Strong and brave, a real fighter, but with a lot of heart and completely dedicated to her family. I also liked Matt, though part of that may be because he was turned into a dragon and I am crazy about dragons. But also because he's loyal and decent and truly cares about Sianna.

The fairy prince was kind of interesting, but I didn't get to spend enough time with him to feel much for his character. The side characters were all right, though some of them felt a little one dimensional.

Fractured is a wondrous tale certain to delight and enthrall you, with a few mild twists along the way and a bit of a surprise ending. I would be interested to see what's in store in the future for Sianna, Matt, and their friends.

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~ About The Author

Karen E. Hoover has loved the written word for as long as she can remember. Her favorite memory of her dad is the time he spent with Karen on his lap, telling her stories for hours on end. Her dad promised he would have Karen reading on her own by the time she was four years old … and he very nearly did. Karen took the gift of words her dad gave her and ran with it. Since then, she’s written two novels and reams of poetry. Her head is fairly popping with ideas, so she plans to write until she’s ninety-four or maybe even a hundred and four.
Inspiration is found everywhere, but Karen’s heart is fueled by her husband and two sons, the Rocky Mountains, her chronic addiction to pens and paper, and the smell of her laser printer in the morning.

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Newtimber: Fractured by Karen E. Hoover ~ Blog Tour Schedule
Tour Host:
July 15th
Hope To Read –
Promo/Book Highlight, Teasers
July 16th
The Last Word -
July 17th
Dominique Goodall-
Review, This or That, Dream Cast
July 18th
Donna K Weaver –
Holly Kelly -
Dream Cast

Promo/Book Highlight

July 19th
Laura Watkins –
Review, Promo/Book Highlight, Teasers, Guest Post, Interview, This or That, Character Bio('s), Dream Cast
July 20th
Kyra Dune –
July 21st
Sheila Staley – and
Review, Interview
July 22nd
Krista Wayment –
Promo/Book Highlight
July 23rd
Rebecca Blevins
Review, Promo/Book Highlight, Guest Post, Interview, Character Bio('s), Dream Cast
July 24th
Kelly Erickson –
Review, Promo/Book Highlight, Teasers, This or That
July 25th
Kellie Conger –
July 26th

July 27th
Teresa Gomez –
Review, Promo/Book Highlight, Teasers
July 28th
Jaletta Clegg –
Promo/Book Highlight, Interview
July 29th
KJ Patridge –
July 30th
Sharon (SBM Book Obsession) –
Review, Teasers, This or That, Dream Cast
Review, Teasers, This or That, Dream Cast
July 31st
Anna Del C Ray –
Guest Post, Interview
August 1st
Ann Hunter –
Promo/Book Highlight, Interview
August 2nd

August 3rd

August 4th
Alison Woods –
August 5th

August 6th

August 7th

August 8th

August 9th

August 10th
Cassandra Loskot –
August 11th
Johnnie Marie Howard –
Review, Teasers, This or That, Dream Cast
August 12th
Ashley Lavering –
Review, Promo/Book Highlight
August 13th
Rachel (Book Bug Review) –
Review, Teasers, This or That, Character Bio('s)
August 14th

August 15th

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