Thursday, March 2, 2017

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Curse of Stars by Donna Compositor @dcompbooks @XpressoTours

Curse of Stars
Donna Compositor
(Diamond Crier #1)
Publication date: February 19th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Sabi Perez is the last Diamond Crier, only she doesn’t know it. Not until a crazed ruler from another world comes to collect her priceless tears and won’t take no for an answer.

Living in New York, Sabi’s seen some nasty things, but the lengths to which her captor will go to keep his crown are things found only in the darkest nightmares. Afraid and alone, Sabi finds solace in her cellmate, Anya, and Cabal, a fellow Crier who also has powers, a rare combination that buys his favor from the ruler. Only it’s a favor he doesn’t want.

In a fit of rage, power erupts out of Sabi, the same power Cabal has, and a spark of hope ignites. Together they may have a chance at escape, something no other Crier has done. Except a ruler hellbent on draining them of every last diamond tear isn’t their only hurdle. If they escape they’ll be hunted to the ends of the earth, if they survive the trek to safety. If they stay the ruler will leech them dry. Sabi would rather die trying than lie down and die, even if that means running away into even more danger.

“. . . vividly imagined and deftly plotted dark fantasy . . .” BookLife Prize in Fiction

My Review:

Sabi Perez along with her parents and little sister find themselves on the run from a man from another world. Sabi has no idea why this man is chasing them or what he wants. Sabi soon learns that she is a diamond crier and that this man, Jeviar wants her tears.

Later Sabi finds herself in a cell with another girl Anya whose tears this guy Jeviar is taking as well. She finds out that they are not the only ones that Jeviar has taken. Sabi finds out later that Jeviar has more in store for her than just draining her tears things that Sabi wants no part of and has no intentions of being this man’s prisoner for the rest of her life or until she is dry whichever comes first.

After Sabi discovers her powers and learns that another prisoner; Cabal is from the same place as she is and that he has powers like her they start to make plans to escape. They know once they escape that their lives will never be their own as Jeviar will hunt them down and they will be on the run and hiding till the day they die or he does.

If they can make it to sanctuary, their home maybe they can find the help they need to stand up against Jeviar and put a stop to what he and his wrong doings. Can they find their safe place? Can they find someone to help them? Can they find someone to stand up for them? Will Jeviar find them and take them back?

Come take a journey with Sabi, Anya and Cabal as they face their many obstacles while they are imprisoned; on their planning and escape from Javiar. If you like books that are filled with action and adventure and are very mysterious then Curse of Stars is just the book for you.  

Author Bio:
Donna has been writing since she was in the single digits when she first realized she needed to do something about all the thoughts in her head. After a stint with bad poetry she finally found her way to novels, mainly of the young adult fantasy variety. When she’s not cranking out more stories she works a regular 9 to 5, reads anywhere from 2 to 3 books a week, drinks copious amounts of tea, eats way too much, and makes her own beauty products because her skin turns into a sentient hive if she uses anything else. This is mostly because she lives in the desert where the air siphons water clean out of her. She lives with a man named Steve and several quadrupeds: three cats named Renfield, Sam, and Dean; and a MinPin named Malfoy. 



Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds like a fun read and def different than anything I've read before!