Welcome at my stop on the 'Avery' blog tour. ‘Avery’ by Charlotte McConaghy is a fantasy novel and is the first book in The Chronicles of Kaya series. Please be sure to check out the tour page and schedule for more tour stops.
About the Book:
The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years – until Ava.
For although her bondmate, Avery, has been murdered and Ava’s soul has been torn in two, she is the only one who has ever been strong enough to cling to life. Vowing revenge upon the barbarian queen of Pirenti, Ava's plan is interrupted when she is instead captured by the deadly prince of her enemies.
Prince Ambrose has been brought up to kill and hate. But when he takes charge of a strangely captivating Kayan prisoner and is forced to survive with her on a dangerous island, he must reconsider all he holds true . . .
In a violent country like Pirenti, where emotion is scorned as a weakness, can he find the strength to fight for the person he loves . . . even when she’s his vengeful enemy?
Avery is a sweeping, romantic fantasy novel about loss and identity, and finding the courage to love against all odds.
When I first read the description of ‘Avery’ by Charlotte McConaghy I was immediately so excited to read this book. This book sounded amazing and I also really loved the cover. So when I was included in the book tour I was super excited and I couldn’t wait to start reading it.
In ‘Avery’ we meet Ava. A twenty year old girl from Kaya. In Kaya people are blessed/cursed to die in pairs. It’s a given that when you die, your bondmate also dies. That is until Ava. When Ava’s bondmate Avery dies it’s a great shock to everyone that Ava is still alive. But alive isn’t really the right word. Ever since Avery died, Ava is a shadow from the person she ones was. Now she is after revenge and is on a mission to kill the barbarian Queen of Pirenti who killed Avery right before her eyes.
Prince Ambrose is the second in line to the throne. He is the youngest son of the barbarian Queen and all his life he has been trained and forced to be a killing machine. But unlike his brother Thorne, Ambrose feels like there’s something wrong in his life. When Ambrose is send on a mission to take a Kaya prisoner to prison his life changes forever.
First things first, I seriously loved this book!! From the very first page I was completely pulled into the story of the Kayan and Pirenti people. I loved the way Charlotte McConaghy wrote this story and the way I was immediately hooked. Although you read about a violent country, this book is full of passion, love, hope and romance. I loved how original this book was. The story about bondmates who die at the same time. I never read anything like this and it was just amazing.
The character I liked the most was Ambrose. The way he stood up to his heritage and wanted to be someone else despite the way he was raced. I also loved that he still was such a kind and compassionate person although everything in his life was about violence and murder. I couldn’t read
enough about Ambrose.
This book is definitely one of my new favorites. ‘Avery’ made me want to go home faster and I just didn’t want to do anything else but read. When I was having a bad day I just kept in mind that when I got home I could continue reading about Ava.
I would definitely recommend this book to every fantasy, romance reader out there. This book will definitely won’t disappoint you. :)
Charlotte started writing her children’s fantasy series ‘The Strangers of Paragor’ as a teenager and has since gone on to publish five novels. After a Masters degree in Screenwriting she wrote ‘Avery’, the first in her adult fantasy series ‘The Chronicles of Kaya’, published by Random House. She now lives in Sydney, Australia, and has just released a new dystopian sci-fi novel called ‘Fury – Book One of The Cure’, published by Momentum.
For more information about 'Avery' and Charlotte please visit her website, Facebook or Twitter.
Charlotte's new book in the The Chronicles of Kaya series called 'Thorne' is now available at Amazon.