Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Withering Rose (Once Upon a Curse #2) Blog Tour


Withering Rose (Once Upon a Curse #2)
by 
Kaitlyn Davis
Genre: YA Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: May 17th 2016

Summary: 

 **A USA Today Recommended Series!**

What if Beauty was cursed, and the Beast was the only one who could save her? Don't miss WITHERING ROSE, a dystopian romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Beauty & The Beast. This is the second book in Once Upon A Curse, a series of interconnected stand-alone novels all set in the same fantasy universe.

"As the heat finally disappeared, I felt the bloom blossom in the very core of my soul, a rose just like my name—a ticking clock hidden behind a fa├žade of beauty. From that moment on, my life would become a countdown, and all I could do was wait and watch as the petals of time slowly started to fall."

Omorose Bouchene has a secret—magic. There's only one problem. At the age of seven, an earthquake struck, catapulting her into a new world. A land made of skyscrapers and cell phones. Fast cars and fluorescent lights. A land where magic isn't supposed to exist and anyone who wields it is the enemy.

But after ten years of hiding, she's desperate to find a place where she can be free. Because all magic comes with a curse, and her curse is time—every ounce of power she uses strips days off of her life. The clock is winding down, and the only option left is to escape to the realm ruled by a man known only as the Beast. But the king of monsters isn’t what he seems. And the more Omorose opens her heart, the more she comes to realize that the only person she may need to fear is herself. 

Review:
A story where fantasy and real life collide in a heralding tale of magic,love,curses, fear,and bravery. Omorose grew up in a kingdom ruled by royalty who possess magic that is past on to the first born heir. But no all magic is good nor do all people think it good,some think it should be eradicated from our world. So when an earthquake land Omorose and her father in a world that hates magic she must hide her magic deep inside her to keep from being discovered but that is easier said then done,especially when the magic seems to have a mind of it's own. Time is running out, after ten years of hiding she feel suffocated and longs for a place where she can let her magic free without fear of death.Her only idea: seek help and protection from the Beast King in the mountains. Both Omorose and the Beast hold secrets they are afraid to share which makes coexisting difficult until they make a truce to not speak about magic.But not only is Omorose hiding from those humans who seek to destroy magic,she is hiding from a fate she can not control or stop.However,she will do everything in her power to find a way to break not only her curse but the curse on the Beast's kingdom.Will she find an answer in time or will they both be doomed?
There were elements of Beauty and the Beast original tale intertwined within the story that I really enjoyed. Suspense and mystery kept be glued to the pages hoping against hope for a happy ending.And just when I thought I had everything figured out another wrench was thrown into the mix steering me into another possibility. There was only one element of the story that I thought wasn't resolved enough but it wasn't exactly a main element but it left open room to wonder what happens next in the lives of the characters.
And one a side note,isn't that a beautiful cover?!



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RAVE REVIEWS for Gathering Frost!

"My favorite thing about this book is the action. Jade isn't a sleeping princess. She's the best fighter and so fierce in her "empty" state. I felt like this was an urban fantasy with all the steam of a romance, and it was almost perfect for me." - Jessie Potts, USA TODAY Happy Ever After Blog

"Davis writes with confidence and poise, and the story's many twists and turns stave off predictability and allow readers to become immersed in a starkly magical world filled with last hopes." - Publisher's Weekly

"Gathering Frost is just awesome in every wayBeautiful prose, lots of heart-wrenching emotion, action and romance, a great, unstoppable villain, and a smart, tough heroine who will fight for what she wants." - Geeks in High School

"The writing is flawless as always and I must say, way to take a classic and make such a creative and wonderful twist to it...It's well thought out and it unbelievably magnificent. I seriously couldn't put it down. Wait I never actually put it down. I started and finished in one sitting because it's just that good. This one is a MUST READ." - Happy Tails and Tales Blog



About the Author
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. 

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for taking a chance on Withering Rose by joining my tour!! I'm so glad you enjoyed my novel and I am so grateful for your wonderful review!

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