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Welcome to my post for the Ward Against Disaster book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and copies of the previous 2 books in the series. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:
Release date: January 19, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance
Series: Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #3
Ward de'Ath should be dead by now. Instead, he’s chasing after a soul-eating creature—that he unleashed— and is bent on stopping her before she slaughters more innocents. Fortunately, Celia Carlyle remains by his side, a nobleman's gorgeous and deadly daughter, who is...well, dead.
Celia claims she’ll champion Ward wherever he goes, even when she thinks his quest is hopeless. He can only hope her pledge comes from her heart, and not because she’s bound to him through his magic.
When they enter Dulthyne, they stumble upon a dark power that threatens the entire town. Ward, with his unreliable necromancy, is determined to help but finds himself ensnared in the lure of white-hot magic...blood magic he struggles to resist. But if Celia’s love is a lie, it might just doom his soul to the dark arts forever.
Celia was the badass that she always has been but, in this book, we see a little more of her softer side, particularly when it pertained to Ward. Ward still struggled to reach his full potential and I really wish we had been able to see him fully come into his power. But, he did make steps to that and showed hints of how formidable he could be. In both cases, I still really liked both characters.
The romance was heavier in this book, with Celia and Ward having fully realized their feelings for each other, but too timid to act on them. I've always thought they were a great couple and I still do.
The plot was a little iffy. There were a few slow points. It took a few chapters for the story to really kick in and Celia and Ward spend so long stuck on their hangups that it got on the verge of annoying before they finally overcame them. Despite this, I still liked the story. There was plenty of action and a twist at the end that really took me by surprise.
Ward Against Disaster was a great YA read. With magic, thrills, and romance, it was definitely enjoyable and a wonderful addition to the series. For fans of the series, you'll like this one.
*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a $25 gift card and a signed copy of Ward Against Death and Ward Against Darkness, the previous books in the series. Open INT.
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