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Friday, December 13, 2013

{Blog Tour} PATH UNCHOSEN by Kim Cleary -- with review and giveaway!

Path Unchosen by Kim Cleary 
(Daughter of Ravenswood #1) 
Publication date: September 7th 2013
Genres: Dark Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

When eighteen-year-old Judy Hudson discovers she’s a necromancer and sees first-hand the pain her powers can cause the dead, she just wants to deny who she is. The zombie plague is long over. She wants to find a more normal life, but that’s a challenge when a beautiful otherworldly man, who claims to be her guardian, saves her life.

Judy tries to set right the harm she inflicted on a spirit she raised, but new zombies attack—zombies raised from among the long-time dead. Someone else just like her is out there, and he’s not trying to set anything right. To save her own life, and protect the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town who’ve become her friends, Judy has to figure out who’s raising the dead and why. She must also learn to control the darkness inside her—a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams.


Kim writes urban fantasy for anyone who longs to discover they are extraordinary. She writes about hopefulness and determination, and about heroes who push through extraordinary situations and obstacles, one step at a time. Magical friends and gorgeous guys help, or hinder, in one adventure after another.

When not writing, revising, or thinking about writing, Kim gardens, plays with her dog, chats on social media, catches up with friends or cooks an Indian feast. She is a member of Writers Victoria, Romance Writers of Australia, The Alliance of Independent Authors, and a certified chocoholic.

Kim grew up in Birmingham, UK, studied medieval history and psychology at Adelaide University in South Australia and has worked all over Australia and in London. She now lives with her husband and an adorable Cocker Spaniel in Melbourne, Australia.

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Necromancer, zombie plague, witch, woot! Is it any wonder I jumped at the chance to read this?

Judy Hudson doesn't know who she is; she has no clue as to her origins, only that she was found as a young child and named by the Sisters. At eighteen years old, she's taken from the only home she's known by the Father, and dumped at a stone circle monolith with nothing but clothes on her back. She's found by Purah, who immediately calls her "my love" and says he's been waiting for her.

As Judy discovers more of her powers under Purah's guidance, she raises a spirit, Evelyn. Trying to right the wrong, Judy discovers there are other necromancers out there and not all of them have good intentions...

I really liked the idea of this book. It has so much going for it that make it incredibly intriguing and yet incredibly complicated, too. It took me a while to understand what was going on as the beginning of this book seemed a bit disjointed and I just had so many questions that remained unanswered. The language of the story is pretty and descriptive, the plot tumbling forward and backwards as we get bits and pieces of the past to now.

I'd love to learn more about Lyken the Imp; a minor character in the book, but I found him fascinating! With stone dragons, a raven/crow spirit guide, Evie the Ghost, Purah, and others, there are a bunch of characters and histories I'd love to know more about. 

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