Friday, September 28, 2018

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: The Dark Lands (Angelbound Origins #5) by Christina Bauer @CB_Bauer @XpressoTours

The Dark Lands
Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Origins #5)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 1st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

“This YA paranormal fantasy series is cute, compulsively readable and above all fun.” – The Nocturnal Library Blog

Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis is loving life–she’s now a wife, mother, and Queen of the Thrax. Oh yeah, and being a super-powerful demigoddess who moves souls into Heaven or Hell doesn’t suck, either. In fact, everything is pretty much awesome. Until something craptastic happens.

Her honorary older brother Walker enters the Dark Lands, home to the rule-loving ghouls, and vanishes without a trace.

Now it’s up to Myla to solve the mystery of Walker’s disappearance. Of course, Myla likes interacting with ghouls about as much as elective dental surgery. To make matters harder, everyone thinks that Walker is simply taking a well-deserved vacation. But Myla and her Angelbound love, Lincoln, both suspect that the ghoul Oligarchy took Walker in order to somehow release Lucifer, the ex-King of the Angels and an all around nut job who really needs to stay locked up.

Long story short, Myla and Lincoln have just two days to rescue their good friend and stop Lucifer from taking over the after-realms. Even for them, this may be a too-tall order, especially when Myla’s own father allows his past friendship with Lucifer to threaten Walker’s future.

“I loved jumping back into the world of Angelbound.”Mean Who You Are Blog

Perfect for readers who love angels, devils, and demons but want a fresh take on their related fairy tales, myths, and legends. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and urban/contemporary fantasy. Enjoy!!

My Review:

Nineteen year old Myla Lewis loves her job of moving souls to heaven or hell and being a wife and mother. Her life is going great until she learns that her older brother Walker is missing and everyone thinks he is on vacation but Myla and Lincoln know better.

Walker has been taken by the ghouls into the Dark Lands. They want to use Walker in some way to help release Lucifer from his prison. Lucifer was locked up a long time ago. Lucifer is the ex-king of the angles and really needs to stay locked up forever. Lucifer is a bad mean person who likes to have everyone under his thumb and use them and their magic to do his bidding. The ghouls can’t reach Lucifer where he is locked up because it is warded with spells to keep anyone from just walking in and rescuing him.

Can Myla and Lincoln find Walker in time to save him? Can they stop the ghouls from releasing Lucifer from his prison?

I just love Myla and her tail who likes to get in on the action from time to time and Lincoln as well as all the characters in the Angelbound series. Myla is just so cheeky talking like she will say things sort of like she would not do that under any circumstances and then turn around and think well I am doing that right now or something like that.

Myla will be checking out Lincoln during an important conversation or just as they are about to time warp to another section of Purgatory and Lincoln will say my eyes are up here. I love these two they make such a great couple.

I love the world of the after-realm, Purgatory, the Dark Lands and all the other cities in Myla and Lincoln’s world. I have read all the books in the Angelbound series and loved them all. Each book just seems to get better and better. I can’t wait to check out more books in the Angelbound series. The Dark Lands is filled with twist and turns that will keep you hanging on for more and more.

Come join Myla, Lincoln, Walker and the rest of the crew on their journey through the Dark Lands, a world filled with angels, demons, ghouls and part human, part angel and part demon all rolled into one.

I definitely recommend The Dark Lands to all fans of the paranormal with angels, demons, ghouls and an all-around brilliantly written story. 

Author Bio:

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds compelling and unique overall, too! Glad you liked it!