Blog Tour: ‘Rift’ by Andrea Cremer Review and Contest Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘Rift’ by Andrea Cremer Review and Contest Giveaway

I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: ‘Rift’ by Andrea Cremer Review and Contest GiveawayRift by Andrea Cremer
Series: Nightshade Prequel #1
Published by Philomel on August 7th, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Supernatural, Witches, Wolves, Young Adult
Pages: 430
Format: Hardcover
Source: blog tours
Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

About Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer is a New York Times and international bestselling author. She spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minneapolis, the City of Lakes!

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but it took a horse and a broken foot to prompt her to finally write the novel she’d always dreamed of writing. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea resided in the academic world where she taught early modern history.

When she’s not writing, Andrea tries to master difficult yoga poses, wanders around Lake of the Isles, and hunts for new music to provide the soundtracks to her novels.

Photo Credit: Case A. Jarrin

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When Ember was being born, her life was about to be finished when someone from the Conatus helped her mother and her newborn self to live. In exchange for their life, Ember would be in debt to serve them on her sixteenth birthday. There she meets Barrow and finds herself being attracted to him. Her childhood friend Allistair is also a guard and seeks to help her in any way he can. Together they battle the evil that is leashed upon the world.

Barrow is your typical mysterious dark knight, and boy is he sexy. I don’t read many books that star a knight in shining armor, but I guess he’s the first one. He has this air of mystery and Ember never knows what he’s thinking which always frustrates her. I like Ember too. Strong-willed, smart, fast learner, stubborn, yet beautiful, she’s the girl next door with a kick-butt attitude.

I love these type of books where the girl can bring a guy down twice her size. It’s empowering and it feels great to know that not every girl is a damsel in distress. Can I also say how much I enjoyed the world building? Set in Scotland, in a time where there’s no technology, and ladies wore dresses, and men were gentleman, it was refreshing.

Now I know why Andrea Cremer’s books are so beloved by all. She writes incredibly well. Detailed, and an intricate plot that makes you want more, I’m a fan all right. I can’t wait for the second book. You’ll know I’ll be there at the store, buying it on release day, that’s for sure.

contest giveaway

Rules and Regulations

  • Ends on Friday, August 31, 2012
  • International residents may enter
  • Will be using to ship the book
  • Total prize value is $19 CAD
  • I will not be responsible for lost or damaged packages from the shipper

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  1. Roxana Zuziac

    August 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    The cover is amazing. Can’t wait to read the book.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Grace Lo

    August 13, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    I loved the Nightshade trilogy! Haven’t gotten around to reading Rift yet, but I hope to do so soon!

  3. Mariya @ Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

    August 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    I just finished this last night! Seriously was stuck on my bed for 1 1/2 days! AHHHHHHH! Could not put it down! Was sooooo good! Though I am so terrified on how it will end b/c of Bloodrose. Please let my Barrow be okay by the end! :))

  4. Ana Lucía

    August 7, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Thank you for the international giveaway. I loved Nightshade, I still need to read the other two, but is one of my favorite books ever! So looking forward to this one.

  5. Nazish @ Nazish Reads

    August 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    This book sounds really good, I love books strong female protagonists, I hate damsels in distress, this one sounds like my kind of book, plus I love the cover, blue and purple are my most favourite colours, so I get kind of crazy when I see covers with those colours in them.
    I still haven’t read the Nightshade series yet.

  6. Jennifer

    August 6, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Great review! I’m looking forward to this book! I loved Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series 😀

  7. Danielle Gieringer

    August 5, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    I really liked the nightshade trilogy by this author. I would love to be able to see how this book will be.

  8. The Bumble Girl

    August 5, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    This sounds amazing! I need to finish reading the Nightshade series! Can’t wait 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Carrie

    August 5, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    I love discovering new authors. I’ve never heard of Andrea Cremer. This book sounds interesting.

    • Giselle San Miguel

      August 6, 2012 at 12:57 AM

      Ahh yes, she’s kind of awesome! Glad that I helped you find out about her

  10. Chapter by Chapter

    August 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Gabby is currently reading this one for the tour! I looooove Andrea Cremer`s writing. She is one of my most favorite authors! Great review chick!

  11. Dani Nguyen

    August 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I’m really excited to read this one. Yay for kickass girls! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Karen

    August 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    This book sounds so good! I really like Andrea Cremer’s writing style, I just didn’t like the outcome of Nightshade unfortunately.
    Super excited for this one, though. (:

    • Giselle San Miguel

      August 6, 2012 at 12:56 AM

      oh really? ohhh no! Well I have the entire trilogy..I just need time to read it!

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