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Author: Kelly Ann Blount
Pages: 305 pgs
Release Date: February 28th 2013
Review Source: Author, YA Bound
In the world of Necoh, everyone fearsGrishma, a hideous murderous beast responsible for ruining or ending the lives of anyone who dare cross her.Grishma is Kelly's debut novel and quite a fun read! It's quick, but jam packed with adventure and intrigue throughout. The story is told alternating between Ryder and Brooklyn's points of view, giving readers different glimpses through out.
As a young boy, Ryder lived with his family, deep in the caves underneath the Kadin Forest, unaware of the horrors of the world. His simple world was turned upside down one horrible night whenGrishma attacked his family, killing his father and kidnapping his mother and younger sister.
From that night on, Ryder devoted his life to killing Grishma. He tracked the monster from Necoh, to our world, and back again. Unfortunately, during his quest, he accidentally transported Brooklyn, a high school junior into his tumultuous world, where she is mistakenly identified as Princess Sophie, the missing princess of Sumner.
Days after Princess Sophie’s return,Grishma plots and manipulates the King into drugging and marrying off his only daughter to Prince Algid of Dratun. Desperate to save Brooklyn, who now believes she is the long lost princess, his mother, and his little sister, Ryder embarks on the deadliest part of his quest.
Will he save Brooklyn? Will she ever regain her memory? What will become of his mother and sister?
Through epic adventure, loss, and love,GRISHMA depicts the strength of the human spirit and the tight bonds formed by the unique creatures of Necoh.
I love books that delve into unique worlds, different from our own, that can seem just as real as what we know. I think Kelly did a wonderful job of bringing Necoh to life, including the different creatures, society, and characters that are encountered throughout.
Not only was the world fascinating, but Kelly also created a pretty intense story plot with mystery, intrigue, and twists and turns. This includes Brooklyn being mistaken for the kingdoms missing princess, Sophie. I loved the fact the Ryder never gave up. Whether it was his search for Brooklyn, Grishma, or his mother and sister, Ryder was a character who remained consistent and wasn't going to give up.
And after the ending, I can only hope that there will be more. There was so much to enjoy that I hated to see it end.
About the Author
I’m an avid writer by night and an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teacher by day. Through my work as a teacher, I am able to closely examine human behavior and tell made up stories on a regular basis. Both of these skills come in handy when I sit down to write my novels!
When I’m not at work or writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our five furry rescues (four cats and one dog), my friends, and of course my family!
What I Like...
What I Like...
Reading: I read just about anything, but my favorite genre is young adult fantasy. I’m a huge fan of Amanda Hocking, Cornelia Funke, Suzanne Collins, Brandon Mull, and Harlan Coben.
Movies: The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, and Elf.
Musicians: I listen to anything from hip hop to reggae!
Grand Prize: Signed Paperback copy of Grishma plus 2 custom made Grishma bookmarks and one keychain.
Second Place: E-book copy of Grishma, a signed picture of the cover of Grishma and a Grishma magnet.
Third Place: e-book copy of Grishma.
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