Friday, March 8, 2013

Blog Tour': Timespell by Diana Paz- Review and Giveaway

TimespellTitle: Timspell
Author: Diana Paz
  Rhemalda Publishing
Publishing Date:  April 1st 2013
Pages: 312
Genre:  YA Time Travel
Series: Stand Alone ( but possibly not)
Source: Kindle edition provided by Xpresso Book Tours


In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.

The thing that drew me in first... the cover. Wow it is so beautiful. I did a cover reveal a while back and knew at that moment, I wanted to read this book and I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a fast read, I didn't want to put it down. I just needed to know what happened next. I liked the story and the plot line very much and found it very different than what is out there right now which was very refreshing for me.

The story is about 3 very different girls, Julia, Angie, and Kaitlyn, who are sisters of fate. Past, Present, Future and they have a job to do... save the past.  They each have their own powers and can manipulate time. Of course this sounds exciting, but they have problems from the very beginning. ...  Julia and Angie are best friends they get along great but Kaitlyn has always been their enemy, the mean girl. Now they must team up with her and depend on her. Oh and then there is Ethan, the mysterious good looking boy... and of course don't forget, they have no clue what they are doing. So the three end up in France, during the French Revolution and of course nothing is at easy as it should be.

This was a very fun book  The writing was fast, I felt it took off from the very beginning and I was quickly into the thick of things. It was easy to get acquainted with all the characters and I was able to love and hate a bit about all of them.  The story was very exciting and at times I thought it was predictable but then at other times it caught me off guard. It was a great mix of romance, friendship, history, and action.

The characters really were fun. Each one had their strengths and weaknesses. Angie is a great leader. She had her issues with Kaitlyn before they they became the sisters of fate and she was able to get past it pretty easy to do what she was meant to do. She was very level headed and knew how to hold the group together. Her weakness though... she didn't know how to relax, she was too serious all the time. Julia is well, she is hard to put into words. Her weakness is definitely her heart. She can be very sweet and is there to help when she is needed, but sometimes... her loyalty can get in the way. Kaitlyn is mean, selfish, quite the witch, but she is very fast thinking and even thought I thought she would be the death of them all... she comes around... eventually.

At the very beginning Angie and Julia are already friends and I loved how the third sister just happens to be someone they can't stand and they do what they need to do accept her and work with her. I also like the loyalty and the friendship between the group. They are very dependent upon each other for survival and they embrace that well. Its a great story about loyalty, duty, and friends

The book had many fascinating moments in the present and especially in the past. I loved reading the parts n France int he past. The clothing, the customs, the parties. It was fun. I also really enjoyed the mythical creatures that are thrown into to the mix. This is the book for you if you like historical fiction and fantasy.

The only complaint, and it is truly the only complaint I have about the book, it did feel rushed at times. .I loved the fast paced read it provided but at times I felt a little confused and had to reread a few parts to try to understand where I was in the story. It is not a major flaw, as I still enjoyed the book very much and would be happy to read more if there is going to be more... it just made it a little hard to keep up with.

I really enjoyed it and would love to read more from this author and especially this story... maybe possibly if there will be another???

Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she’s a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being a part of my blog tour, and especially for the lovely and honest review! I'm thrilled to hear that you would want to read more, because I'm working on book two in the series now. So exciting!



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