This tour is organised by Electively Paige and features the ‘Elemental Enchanters’ series by author Carrigan Richards.
❄ ❄ ❄ About the author ❄ ❄ ❄
Carrigan was born in Cullman, Alabama, but grew up in Birmingham, and moved to Atlanta at 18. She earned her BA in English at Kennesaw State University. For as long as she can remember, she was always making up stories and characters inside her head, sometimes using her dolls to act out the scenes.
When she’s not writing (which is rare), she’s spending time with her fiance, family, and friends, listening to music, playing with her sometimes psychotic puppy, or cheering on her Atlanta Braves.
‘Under a Blood Moon’ (Book 1)
Falling in love isn’t the only problem for Ava
When seventeen-year-old Ava discovers that she can breathe underwater, she’s disappointed. She wanted to be normal and dreads the day of her initiation into one of the most powerful covens of Elemental Enchanters. She has fallen in love with a human, which is forbidden, but she has such a strong connection with Peter, the only other person who knows what it’s like to grow up motherless.
Ava and her friends never expected to be caught up in the middle of a three-hundred-year-old war. Devon wants revenge against the humans for killing his master. Xavier, a ruthless witch, is building an army for Devon by spellbinding several students into becoming dark Enchanters. After Xavier realizes Ava and her friends are Elementals, Devon will stop at nothing to have their power. Xavier threatens Ava, attempting to coerce her to join them, but when she refuses, he kidnaps Peter.
Ava must seek help from her coven to defeat Devon and accept her life as a witch in order to save Peter and protect the humans.
I have awarded this book 4 stars.
I was a bit apprehensive to read this as I don’t usually read paranormal books, but I greatly enjoyed it. The characters (particular Ava, Peter, and Ava’s dad) drew me in and made me want to keep reading. I wanted to know more about the coven and what choices Ava was going to make. I thought that the story was well thought out and interesting. The supernatural powers that were brought into the story were interesting and believable and it was interesting to see how each character used this power, whether for good or for bad.
The reason that I have given the story 4 stars is that I sometimes found myself skipping over the school parts and wanting to find more out about the coven. While I understand that the school bits were important, both to the story line and to Ava’s character, I just didn’t find them as interesting as the other parts of the story. Therefore, because I didn’t enjoy those bits as much as the rest of the story, I dropped a star from the rating.
While I did find myself not really enjoying the school parts, there was a lot that I did like. I loved the relationship between Ava and Peter. I also really liked how real Ava felt; she had worries and feelings that are typical off a girl her age. Due to this and the interesting paranormal element, I would recommend this book. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.
★★★★ – an interesting story line with characters and events that draw you in and make you keep reading. Highly recommended.
Where to buy:
Amazon UK (Kindle)