Monday, March 31, 2014

Obsidian Eyes Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Obsidian Eyes book tour! I have a review of this fabulous book coming up, as well as a giveaway for a Google Chromecast and some swag. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Obsidian Eyes
Release date: March 24, 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: YA Steampunk Romance

1836, a world of light and dark, noble and guild. The two spheres intersect when seventeen-year-old Allie Donovan is placed at the aristocratic St Matthews Academy. More at ease with a blade than a needle, she finds herself ostracised by the girls and stalked by a Scottish lord intent on learning why she is among them.

She begins to suspect the underlying reasons when soldiers arrive to see her friend, Zeb, a mechanical genius. On the hunt for answers she breaks into his underground laboratory. There, Allie discovers he is not just constructing sentient mechanical creatures, he is building a devastating new weapon for the military.

The guilds want the weapon and Allie is trapped by ties of blood. She must obey the overlord of the guild and deliver up her friend, unless she can rely on bonds of friendship, to save both their lives.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A sweet, lovely, and action packed YA romance, Obsidian Eyes was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book! It was full of secrets, romance, thrills, and I loved every bit of it.

Allie was a lovely heroine. She was a total badass. She was strong, clever, and could fight like nobody's business. There was more to her than it seems at first glance, with all the secrets she keeps. I really liked her. She was a wonderful character.

Jared was the love interest and he was amazing. With how strong-willed Allie was, she needed someone that could be her match and Jared definitely managed to do just that. He was very clever, could match Allie in a fight, and was so sweet when he wanted to be. He had his own secrets and he was a force to be reckoned with when he was determined. I absolutely adored him. He was perfect.

The romance was lovely. Allie and Jared were great together. As I said, they had met their match in each other and they made one hell of an unstoppable team. I thought they were a wonderful couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of secrets and thrills to keep me on the edge of my seat. My only two problems with the book were: 1) the language often slipped to modern and it jarred me out of the historical setting; and 2) near the end, things got a bit scattered and I was lost for a couple of chapters before everything was set back on track. Both were just small annoyances, so they didn't affect my enjoyment of the book very much. I still really enjoyed the story and the ending has me excited to find out what happens next. Can't wait to read book 2!

Obsidian Eyes was a fantastic YA steampunk romance. I loved this book! It was romantic, thrilling, and full of secrets. I enjoyed every minute of the story. YA lovers, this is a book you don't want to miss.

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author:
A.W. Exley
Books and writing have always been an enormous part of Anita’s life. She survived school by hiding out in the library, with several thousand fictional characters for company. At university, she overcame the boredom of studying accountancy by squeezing in Egyptology papers and learning to read hieroglyphics.

Today, Anita writes steampunk novels with a sexy edge and an Egyptian twist. She lives in rural New Zealand surrounded by an assortment of weird and wonderful equines, felines, canine and homicidal chickens.


  1. this looks like a fantastic novel, i hope I get to read it :)

  2. Badass heroines like Allie are my kind of MC so this one sounds right up my alley. I love the sounds of Jared as well! Great review, Farrah!

  3. Sounds interesting specially with the steampunk aspect.

  4. wow this looks amazing and i love her story too thank you