Friday, September 16, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: The Retreat by Kelly St. Clare @KellyStClare @chapterxchapter

The Retreat 
(The After Trilogy, #1)
by Kelly St. Clare
Publication Date:  August 30, 2016

Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news.

Romy’s life is simple—for a genetically enhanced space soldier; pick up space junk with her four friends, and stave off the invaders fixated on stealing Planet Earth.

It isn’t much. But it’s temporary—only another 850 years to go, give or take.

When her crew tangles with a gulp-worthy alien mothership, Romy’s return to Earth is brought forwards at hurtling pace.

Strength comes from the unlikeliest of quarters.

As does leadership.

…As does betrayal.

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My Review:

Romy, Thrym, Elara, Phobos and Deimos are all members of knot 27. And as all other knots their job is to protect Earth from the Critamal until Earth repairs itself. Earth was destroyed many, many years ago and humans can’t survive on it yet. Romy wants so bad to go to Earth but that won’t be possible for another 850 years. So for now Romy is content to do her job of cleaning of space debris.

One day Romy and her knot are called to battle the Critamal. Somehow they end up right in the middle of the battle facing off with the mothership. The next thing they know their ship is spinning out of control. Romy wakes up on Earth; a little sooner than she was anticipating; with her knot and half of the ship missing.

Romy soon learns that everything she has been told about Earth and the reason they have been fighting the Critamal may all be lies. After she learns of these lies Romy and her knot maybe in danger. Romy is determined to find the truth if it kills her but she won’t put one of her knot mate’s life in danger. She will protect them until she takes her last breath if that is what it takes to keep them alive. Can Romy find the truth? Can she save her knot mates? Can she save herself? What will Romy do?

The Retreat has been one amazing journeys and I have been very happy in being a part of it. The Retreat will take you down roads you have not traveled before. I love seeing Romy with her mates and how well they got along with each other. They had the best relationship; better than most. Their knot was the only family they knew and they treated each other as such. I would love to read more about Romy her knot mates and Atlas. There was another character I would also like to know more about and that is Nancy. Yeah a character with my name, cool. I can’t wait to read the next book. I just know it is going to be just as amazing as the first. 

When Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie. She can, quite literally, drift past a car accident while in the midst of her day dreams, despite the various police sirens and chaos.

Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing. Her aim: To write stories she would want to read. As it turns out, this failed miserably. Do you know what it is like to read something you've written? Impossible, that's what. Not to mention, the ending is ruined before you've begun. Never-the-less, Kelly loves it and wishes she had more time to squeeze it in between her day job as a physiotherapist.

Fantasy of Frost, the first title in The Tainted Accords, is her debut novel. It's sequel, Fantasy of Flight released May 2015. Fantasy of Fire is now available!

A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her soon-to-be husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.

Giveaway Information:  Contest ends September 23, 2016

·        One (1) winner will receive a three (3) month Owlcrate Subscription and a The Retreat Swag Pack (INT)