Dec 28, 2012

Elder by Raine Thomas Blog Tour Review & Giveaway

Elder by Raine Thomas
(Firstborn Triology, #3)
Published by : Iambe Books
Release Date: December 27, 2012; 267 pages

Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn't making it easy.

He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she's endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can't get any worse.

She's wrong.

I was so excited when I got to see the cover for the final book in the Firstborn Trilogy, and even more excited when I was able to get a copy before it came out to read. Man oh man, I do love this series!! One this I love a lot is that these covers are amazing, and ever though each story is focused on one main firstborn daughter, the story isn't just simply focused on them. It is about the whole situation, with just a little but more emphasis on each different girl, depending on the story.

Elder took off right where Shift had left off, and I was anxious to find out what was going to happen to both Tate and Ariana. Even though this book is more forcused on Clara Kate, she didn't leave anything out, and just started right up from the beginning, so if you felt like maybe you may have forgotten what had happened in Shift, you were reminded right away. I love this story so much, it shows the growth of these girls and how much stronger they become with all the hell that they are going through. I was particularly interested in Clara Kate's story ever since reading Defy. Coming back from the human plain with the love of your life having no emotions what so ever. Having to see him day by day feeling the same feelings and him not remembering any emotion at all. Just thinking about it hurts my stomach, so I was interested to see how it all played out in Elder.

Raine will know the moment that I am about to talk about, and HOLY LIGHT it was AMAZING! I have chills just thinking about it. There is a moment in this book, and once you read it, you will know what I am talking about. It will make you cry and it is expected but also not, so it just strikes you. This is an amazing part of the story, I do not want to give too much away because you must all read it!

This was the conclusion novel to this series, and it did not disappoint. It had just as much action, if not more then the other two. It was an amazing ending to one of the best trilogies I have ever read. Raine Thomas transports you to another world that feels so real, that you want to be apart of it yourself. Such a strong, and loving world, but also has its evils, but the bonds she creates are simply amazing. Amazing book, this is one I can and probably will read over and over again!! BUY IT!! :)

Where to by Elder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Elder, Ashley!

  2. This is fantastic!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  3. Love Love Love this giveaway,eventho i have all Raine's books signed(except 'Elder',I'm a wantin' that Gramazin' swag! Love me some Estilorians!

  4. Awesomesauce review,it's the only book i don't have signed,want it baad n the swag,Go Estilorians!


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