9 Sep 2019


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Thanks to Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for all her hard work in organising this, the Blog tour for Faeries Of Saizia by Tonya L Chaves. One of three stops today (for the full programme see below), along with promotional posts from Writing with Wolves and Just Books,  I'm proud to be sharing my thoughts here at Pen and Paper.

Zäria and Avery, two teenage faeries seeking adventure, get more than they bargained for when they start spying on the elves of Eerie Hollow. They discover why the elves are making delectable chocolates in the forest only to be captured by their adversary, Thordon who threatens them into taking on a quest.

They run into more trouble while crossing through The Perilous Forest when they meet a witch with her own agenda. Their only hope is to locate an ancient faerie sanctuary they’ve only heard of in legend. 

Secrets are revealed about Zäria’s parents, which leaves her conflicted and forced to make some tough choices. Just when the fae think their troubles are over, the kingdom of Saizia is in danger of being destroyed.

Will Zäria and Avery be able to get help on time? How will they defeat the evil Thordon? Inspired by the author’s children, Faeries of Saizia is a unique story that will instill a love for reading, love for nature, and belief in life’s endless possibilities.
- Synopsis

Avery sat on the edge of his disheveled bed, wiping the sleep from his tired eyes.
- First Sentence; Chapter 1: Celebration

Goran threw a dark-green powder over her, and the already old witch aged before their eyes until she crinkled up, turned to dust and was blown away with the wind.
- Memorable Moment; Page 87

SOURCE ... Received with thanks from tour organiser Rachel.


MY THOUGHTS ... Faeries, elves, witches, dragons ... Oh my! 
Faeries, elves, witches, dragons ... Oh my!

All manner of magnificent magical beings, fantasy action, compelling world building (whilst characters tend to be my thing when it comes to novels, and my goodness! these characters did not disappoint, it was perhaps this, the author's mesmerising world-building and in particular the fae's amusing fairy colloquialisms, that really drew me in), a dash of romance, mild peril - whilst Faeries Of Saizia will doubtlessly appeal to those young-at-heart older readers as well as young readers themselves adults of more sensitive readers may wish to check it out for themselves first (as if I needed an excuse) as some of the action may prove a tad too much - oh! and chocolate, this novel really does have it all.

Way up there as a hi-light read of 2019; the memorable characters (such great names as well) captured my heart, the twists, the turns kept me on my toes, Eerie Hollow and the land beyond sparked my imagination. Combined altogether I'd say Tonya L Chaves has a winner.

Confirmed Blog Schedule (Please feel free to stop by any/all of the sites) ...

8th September
Laura's Interests - Review
Jessica Belmont - Review
Jazzy Book Reviews - Review

9th September
Tracy Terry
Writing with Wolves
Just Books - Promo

10th September
Four Moon Reviews
Jera's Jamboree

11th September
Shalini's Books & Reviews
OBC Mini Reviewers
K T Robson

12th September
MADEUP Book Reviews
Pleasure Your Shelf
On The Shelf Reviews

About the author ...

Tonya L Chaves Author Photo Tonya L. Chaves is from a small town in the Central Valley of California. She studied early childhood education and worked in daycare and preschool for a few years until having children of her own. During a brief time of being a stay at home mom, she picked up the hobby of quilting which she still enjoys today. For the past fourteen years, Tonya has been working in the insurance industry as a licensed agent. While juggling a full-time job, being a wife and mother of three, quilting, and crafting, she somehow managed to write a book; adding author to her collection of titles. Faeries of Saizia is her first published work.

Website: www.tonyachaves.com

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Brian Joseph said...

Both the title and the cover of this book are intriguing. Like yourself, I also admire world building and well crafted characters. I think that I would like this book.

Kelly said...

While I don't read a lot of fantasy, this does sound like a delightful story. I love the cover!

Judy Gomez said...

I can promise you you will love this book. It is exciting, it keeps you intrigued, you just want to keep reading and not put it down. I have a hard time putting it down, I loved this book. after I read it I gave it to my granddaughter, she loves it also! I'll give this hands down to five! I love the cover, I love the story. it was awesome

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like something I would like. You had me at faeries, but then the addition of witches and dragons! Oh my!

Suko said...

Faeries of Saizia sounds enchanting. Wonderful review!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Felicity,

Once again you have written a lovely review and the post is the complete package for a Blog Tour - it looks great!

I can imagine every child loving something about this one and when you mentioned those young-at-holder older readers, I just know that my MIL would go for it in a flash.

It really isn't something I think I would enjoy reading, although the cover art is so startlingly eye-catching, it has to be one of the best this year!

Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week :)


Katherine said...

I loved the book,I Usually dont set long enough to read but I couldn't put it down. It was like taking a trip without leaving home. Cant wait for the next book!

nightwingsraven said...

This sounds like a compelling
and delightful story. And what
you said about the memorable
characters, all the twists and
turns and the world-building
piqued my curiosity.