I have been waiting for WEEKS to share this with you!!! I was invited to be part of the Blade Singer Blog Tour to bring you, the reader, coverage all over the internet of this super good book that you “OTTER” be reading!
And I do mean super-WOWZERS!! Is it ever great!! Blade Singer could be described as a “sweeping fantasy”, I guess because it covers so much ground from Texas in our world to the Fae world in ‘someplace else’.
“Manuel “Manny” Boreaux, a troubled adolescent from Texas, is magically transported into the body of a goblin pickpocket in an alternate world inhabited by faerie creatures. Manny must quickly adapt to the danger all around him and try to find a way to get back home, a feat complicated by the pickpocket’s association with a notorious gang of thieves. But when Manny uncovers a plot to assassinate a young king, he must enlist the aid of an elf cavalier and a cat burglar to thwart a Sidhe witch’s scheme to ignite a civil war between humans and the Fae.”
Whoa-Manny is just some dude from Texas that is now a goblin in an alternate world trying to prevent a war between humans and the Fae. The Fae are faerie critters! Think Disney fairies but meaner & trying to take over not just their own world but maybe ours, too. Nasty little beasties and Manny is right in the middle of it all!
I devoured this book-it was so good! It took a while to get started; there was a bit too much back story. There were also a couple of places where I had to say, well that was convenient! But none of this is a deal breaker-just read the beginning really quickly and get to the ‘meat’ of the story!
I always like books with great characters and Blade Singer does NOT disappoint-lots of details that brought these fantasy creatures to life and made their actions in the plot really make sense. The plot itself is very good-not just the same old fantasy/alternate reality. A nice twist on how the ‘real’ world & Fae world intersect. I hope there are sequels!! This book is not just for adults-older YA kids/fans of the genre would have no problem enjoying Blade Singer. 5 stars.
Make sure to stop by the other blogs on the Blade Singer tour and enter the giveaway!!
Blog Tour List
Stop by and visit these other wonderful blogs!
This is the tour page for Blade Singer, a middle grade fantasy by Aaron de Orive and Martha Wells. The tour runs September 29th- October 10th with reviews, author interviews, guest posts and more.
Sunshine, Bubbles and Books – Review
Sher A. Hart: Written Art– Review
Girl of 1000 Wonders – Review
Victoria Simcox’s Blog– Promo
Cover2CoverBlog – Review
Where Connor and JT Go– Review
Three Boy Circus- Promo
Every Free Chance – Promo
Big Otter Books– Review
Brooke Blogs– Guest Post or Top Ten
Book Lovers Life– Top Ten
Literary Escapism– Guest Post
Bookish Wanderlove– Review
Book Enthralled – Review
Word Forward– Promo
WS Momma Readers Nook– Review
CBY Book Club– Review
Write Away Bliss– Top Ten or Guest Post
Books and Ashes – Review
Book Sense– promo
Shelf Life– Review
Suzy Turner, YA – Guest Post