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Monday, June 9, 2014

{Blog Tour} Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision -- with giveaway!

Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision
(Threats of Sky and Sea #1)
Publication date: May 20th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.

Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.

But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.

Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.

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Bree is busy chopping wood when she hears a scream in the woods. At first she assumes it is a lost villager who can't seem to find his/her way out of the woods, but soon she discovers it is a trio of Elementals, looking for a truant. Soon, Bree's entire life changes and all that she knows about herself and her family is shattered...

First, let's talk about the cover. Simply stunning and gorgeous and appropriate to the novel. I was expecting a modern day witch telling instead of this fantasy set in a kingdom with a power-mad king and people who can control elements.  The story is one you'll find familiar: girl discovers something about herself she had no idea about, her father has lied to her for her entire life trying to protect her, her world is upended and she ends up at the hands of some truly cruel and terrible people. Despite the familiar story line, this was an enjoyable read. A little predictable as an adult reading it and picking up on the clues left by the author, but still quite enjoyable.

It does end on a cliffhanger with rampant heart ache for our protagonist and leaves her and her friends on the verge of danger. I look forward to reading more in this series and hope that Ms Ellision writes quickly! 

Jennifer Ellision spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn’t find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She loves words, has a soft spot for fanfiction, and is a master of the fangirl flail. She lives in South Florida with her family, where she lives in fear of temperatures below 60 Fahrenheit.

Threats of Sky and Sea, a young adult fantasy, is her first novel.

You can find Jennifer online at, or on twitter @JenEllision.

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