Monday, January 26, 2015

Blog Tour: Shifter's Heart by Desiree Williams

I want to say thank you to Desiree Williams for allowing me to be a part of Shifter's Heart blog tour! After falling in love with Heart Song, I've been waiting quite impatiently for this book, so I was extremely excited to read it! So, let's start this tour!

Shifter’s Heart – Heart Song Trilogy Book 2 Blurb


As the flames of Varkadon spread, war rips through the Shifter Territory…

With the Aldonnian kingdom celebrating the news of her brother’s soul bonding, Laelynn seizes every opportunity to drive herself to the brink of exhaustion. If her body is worn, then her brain would be too tired to dream. Laelynn knew the men who’d captured her were gone from this world, but that didn’t stop the haunting images from plaguing her mind. Not even the pesky thorn-in-her-side Shifter Prince could keep the dreams at bay. Though Dustan’s commentary through their mental bond had kept a lingering smile on her lips, despite the battles that rage within her.
Yet when Dustan distances himself Laelynn questions the connection between them. Those fears rise when her own talents begin to morph and grow into the unexpected. Torn between love and faith, Laelynn strives to find the purpose behind the evolving gifts. What she discovers is far more than she ever imagined.
As tragedy befalls the Shifter Territory and brother battles against brother, Laelynn knows what must be done. Face her demons and triumph, or she’ll never claim the song of her heart.

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Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.

You can find out more about Desiree and her books at www.desireewilliamsbooks.blogspot.com

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My Review
I had extremely high expectations for Shifter's Heart after reading Heart Song last year, and it feels so good to say that Shifter's Heart exceeded those expectations! I loved every minute I spent continuing the story of Alanna, Jerric, Laelynn, and Dustan!

The setting was, once again, richly and vibrantly imaginable. The description making it like a brilliantly filmed movie in my head, but better because I was able to see into the characters minds and feel their emotions!

Speaking of the characters...

I was overjoyed to spend more time with Alanna and Jerric and see more of Laelynn and Dustan! It was like seeing old friends that I hadn't seen in over a year! I really enjoyed the entertaining interactions between these two couples - trust me, there were some laugh out loud moments! The multiple perspectives were done perfectly, flowing seamlessly from character to character.

The four main characters were also very relatable. Even though they are extremely gifted, they have to work hard and still have doubts. Their strength, caring natures, and leadership were inspiring and shown on every page. I loved watching their inner growth and making intriguing discoveries along with them! 

Which brings me to the brilliant plot! I loved the gifts that they have and how they use them, and figuring things out right along with them. There were so many discoveries, but I'm not telling you about any of them!

There was plenty of action mixed in with lots of amazingly witty banter, dialogue, and swoonworthy romance! I mean, Jerric and Dustan? Trust me - those are two male character full of swoonworthiness (and in one book - talk about a two for one)! The relationships are built on pure, true love and I really enjoyed the whole aspect of being each other's heart song -  awww! I hope I find mine someday! I loved how they talked through their problems and were there to support each other, they were truly each others best friend (but more). I think we should see more of that in YA instead all of the unnecessary drama, insta love, and love triangles that seem to dominate YA. 

This book is full of fantastic themes that are written into the actions and words of the characters. Love, joy, strength, hope, and peace among the most prominent! There were multiple occasions when I felt compelled to highlight sections or sentences to read again (I've been doing that more often lately, just so you know). 

Did I have any problems with this book? Well, there is a major cliff hanger, but it's okay because I have hope! But I really hope the third book comes out soon - I mean it should be illegal to have to wait an extreme amount of time before reading the next book!

I can't even begin to tell you how utterly captivating this series is! It's so fantastic you just need to read it for yourself! Oh, and make sure you read book one Heart Song first, because it's also amazing and that way you can get the fully fantastical effect! 

Can not wait for Heart of the Guardian to come out!

I revieved a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. This in no way affected my review, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own.


Fangirling over, for now! I know that was a lot of exclamation marks, but sometimes a girl has just got to go there! 

Giveaway

A giveaway of a beautiful Origami Owl Bracelet; $10 Amazon GC; $10 iTunes GC. The winner will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter and announced on Desiree Williams site, Facebook, and Twitter on Feb. 7 at around 10am EST.




Also, I'm hosting a giveaway of Heart Song this month so if you haven't already read it you need to enter that too!
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