Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Songs of Seraphina by Jude Houghton @XpressoTours

Songs of Seraphina
Jude Houghton
Publication date: June 30th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars.

Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their father falls to pieces. But before the girls have time to find their feet, Charlemagne is married off to a dead man, Penny takes a nap and wakes up as a boy, and Cairo is swept into a dangerous romance with a man who wants her for more than her considerable charm. With the girls wrapped up in a conflict they barely understand, they don’t notice that their grandmother is transforming, or that the two demigod assassins who took their mother are now coming for them—if one of them can get over his crisis of conscience.

In this richly painted tale, at whose heart is the unbreakable bond of family and blood, the world of Seraphina collides with our own as three unique girls are dragged into twilight lives past, fighting for vengeance, retribution, and the survival of their exiled people.

My Review:

Here we have three sisters, Charlemagne (Charlie), Cairo and Pendragon (Penny) Agonistes who have just arrived in England from America. Their father has sent them there to stay with their eccentric grandparents after the disappearance of their mother. Their poor father needs some time alone to deal with their mother’s disappearance without having to take care of three teenage girls but I do suspect that there is more to his story than he has led the girls to believe.

The girls do not like being in England without their father and having to stay with a couple of people they don’t know or remember but they do happen to have a few adventures while they are there. They discover other worlds that they embark on without understanding or knowledge of what is happening to them.

While traveling to these other worlds the girls meet some great and mysterious people some they trust and some they don’t. But mean while back on their own turf they need to be very careful because they have a couple of demigods on their trail. What adventures are the girls going on and why are they traveling to other worlds? Why are demigods looking for them? What has happened to mother? Where is she? Who took her and why? To find out all the answers pick up your copy of Songs of Seraphina.

I have enjoyed following along with Charlie, Cairo and Penny on their journeys to the other worlds. Songs of Seraphina is filled with lots of mysterious roads that will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. I would recommend Songs of Seraphina to anyone who loves a good mystery with a little fantasy on the side. 

Author Bio:
Jude developed a love of fantasy from a relatively early age after realising an innate talent for making stuff up could result in something other than detention. Working across the globe in fields as diverse as journalism, data entry, sales, management consultancy and babysitting, Jude has partially succeeded in putting an English and History degree from Oxford University to good use. A somnambulist, insomniac, lover of letters, Jude writes late into the night, most nights, tumbling down the rabbit hole to dream of other lives. Jude currently lives in Pennsylvania with an over-enthusiastic family and absurdly entitled dog.



Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds like a fun book with a good mystery plot, too! Glad you liked it!