Wednesday, March 27, 2019

All That We See or Seem & A Dream Within a Dream by Kristina Mahr | Review & Giveaway


All That We See or Seem
by Kristina Bahr
Genre: YA Dark Fairy Tale
Release Date: May 2018
Uncommon Universes Press LLC

Summary:

Every night, seventeen-year-old Reeve Lennox finds herself under a noose.

By day she is a lady of Acarsaid's royal house, daydreaming of adventure and love. But every night in sleep she wanders through a nightmarish city, an invisible witness to the screeches of monsters and the screams of their victims. Her only consolation is Bran, a battle-torn young man with a selfless heart and eyes that reflect the stars. 

Yet while Reeve falls deeper into her dreams, in truth she is engaged to Arden, a mercurial nobleman who has long been cured of his belief in love and breathes fire and flattery like other people breathe air.

Torn between two lives, Reeve struggles to remember what's real, until night and day collide, with a revelation that threatens all of Acarsaid.

All That We See or Seem Links: Goodreads | Amazon


A Dream Within a Dream
by Kristina Mahr
Genre: YA Dark Fairy Tale
Release Date: March 2019
Uncommon Universes Press LLC

Summary:

Invisible to the man she loves, Reeve Lennox fights to reclaim him from a dark world. 

As her wedding day nears in Acarsaid, her betrothed Arden offers only his wayward soul and saucy tongue. At night she desperately tries to reach Bran, the young soldier of nightmarish Tenebris who holds her heart. However, her king insists that the realms of Tenebris and Acarsaid must remain separate, lest the evil wizard Rancore brutally conquer all.

But the dark magic of Tenebris defies mere distance. A war is coming, one only Reeve may be able to prevent if she can reunite her family on opposing sides.


With two kingdoms at stake, Reeve must discover her strength and her family’s legacy before all is lost. Yet righting the wrongs of the past may require the sacrifice of her truest love.


A Dream Within a Dream Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of these books from YA Bound Book Tours. These are my honest reviews. 

All That We See or SeemAll That We See or Seem by Kristina Mahr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is beautifully written. Kristina Mahr's writing style is very poetic. I was submerged into the story and thoroughly invested. There is a suspense present throughout the book. The story was so intriguing and had me glued to my couch (I might have to go do some laps to make up for the time I spent sitting on my bum lol)
I'm a fairly quick reader, but this is one of those books that forced me to take my time. There was no way I could have sped through it. I felt like there was a lot happening and I didn't want to miss anything. Makings of a great movie if you ask me . . .
I am super pleased with the turn that this book is taking. Seriously need to get into the next book NOW.

A Dream Within a DreamA Dream Within a Dream by Kristina Mahr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD. Extremely happy with how everything turned out. The first book left me with some questions, but I got my answers while reading through this one. I'm simply amazed by Kristina Mahr's writing style. I mentioned in my review for the previous book that her style is almost poetic. It's amazing. I'll probably be raving about this book for another week.



About the Author
Kristina Mahr devotes her days to numbers and her nights to words. She works full-time as an accountant in the suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her two dogs and two cats, but her true passion is writing. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and waking up at the crack of dawn every weekend to watch the Premier League.


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