Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Last Changeling Book Tour: Review + Giveaway! @fluxbooks @Chelsea_Pitcher

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Welcome to my post for the The Last Changeling book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a copy of The Last Changeling. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

The Last Changeling (Faerie Revolutions, #1)
Release date: November 8, 2014
Publisher: Flux
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Faerie Revolutions #1

Seventeen-year-old Taylor’s given up on happiness. He’s just trying to survive. Haunted by his brother’s death and pushed around at school, he spends his days searching for a quiet moment of peace, until he meets Elora. The enigmatic runaway gives him a hope he’s never had—the hope of truly connecting with another human being.

But the daughter of the Unseelie Queen has different plans for Taylor. Born into a world of corruption and war, Elora is determined to free her people from her mother’s tyranny. If she can gain the allegiance of the Seelie Queen, her mother’s loathed enemy, she and her rebels can crush the Dark Court and bring equality to Faerie. But to do that, she’ll need a proper offering . . .

A human.

To steal a mortal, Elora must become a mortal—at least, by all appearances. And infiltrating Taylor’s high school is surprisingly easy. But as she becomes entangled in his world, Elora realizes something startling: inequality in the human world isn’t so different from inequality in Faerie. Students are bullied, ostracized and attacked for being different. And just like she did in Faerie, she begins gathering up the outcasts, encouraging them to take back the school. Now Elora has two rebellions on her hands: a quickly mounting mutiny in Faerie, and a mortal uprising inspired by the boy she’s destined to betray.



My Rating: 5 Roses

An intriguing YA read that mixed magic, danger, and romance with more serious issues, The Last Changeling was a fantastic book. I really liked this fantasy romance. From start to finish, it had me totally drawn in and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Elora was a lovely heroine. She was raised in the treacherous faerie court, but she developed her own ideals about treating all creatures fairly and started a grass-roots revolution to change it. And, when she got to the human world and saw the unfairness of bullied students, she wasn't going to let that sit either. She was a very active character, unwilling to turn a blind eye, as well as kind and clever. She was a very likable character and I thought she was great.

Taylor was so amazingly sweet and wonderful and absolutely perfect! He didn't have the easiest life, with his brother's death, his parents' neglect, and the school bullies. But, even so, he didn't let that make him bitter. He remained truly kind and generous, the best kind of person. He was simply amazing and I adored him.

The romance was very sweet. It moved slowly and it worked for the characters and their situations. Even when they were still hesitant about a relationship, though, their growing feelings were always clear, which I thought was very sweet. I'm not sure how they'll find a way to be together, but here's hoping they get a happy ending...

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There was never a dull moment, especially with all the secrets that came about. Along with the thrills and romance, though, there was a deeper theme of equality and I liked how it was included. It wasn't so in-your-face that it became preachy. Instead, it was included in the characters' ideals and actions in a way that worked well. I really enjoyed the story and the ending has me anxious to find out what happens next. Can't wait for book 2!

The Last Changeling was a fantastic YA read. It was filled with adorable romance, thrilling danger, quite a few secrets, and a call for equality. And I enjoyed every bit of it. YA lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a copy of The Last Changeling. US/Can only.
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About the Author:

Chelsea Pitcher
Chelsea Pitcher is a native of Portland, OR where she received her BA in English Literature. Fascinated by all things literary, she began gobbling up stories as soon as she could read, and especially enjoys delving into the darker places to see if she can draw out some light. 


2 comments:

  1. Great review. Thanks for participating :)

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  2. I'm glad you liked the book so much. Now I want to read it even more than I did before! I love a fast and engaging plot line.

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