Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Gleaning by Heidi R. Kling Review

Book Nerd Review
Copy Provided by Heidi R. Kling.

In the second installment of the Spellspinners saga, Lily’s worldview is rocked by fear, mistrust, and heartbreak, as she deals with the fallout from the night of her enchantment.

Someone powerful is determined to keep her and Logan apart. But who? And why?

As the covens prepare to do battle in the Solstice Stones, the lines between good and evil, dark and light, begin to blur. Allegiances are called into question. Trust is broken. And all Lily knows may just be an illusion.

Will the star-crossed lovers unearth the seeds of betrayal before it’s too late? Or will the witches and warlocks of Melas County be forced to say goodbye to their magic—and any chance of reconciliation between the covens—for good?

In The Gleaning, nothing is as it seems. And Lily and Logan will have to tread carefully if they hope to uncover the truth in time to save their love and break the curse.

The second book to Heidi R. Kling’s The Spellspinners of Melas County, The Gleaning, continues the story of Lily and Logan. Raised to fight each other and keep a balance between light and dark magic, the witch and warlock are meant to be enemies instead of lovers. Author Heidi wastes no time in seemingly continuing where the first book ended and presenting an action-packed start to the second installment. Sequels give room for more character development and readers will definitely learn more about Lily and Logan. Back stories are revealed which gave more depth to characters and progresses the plot along quite well.

The magic is more intense and the romance gets hotter. Heidi sure knows how turn the notch up higher, but just enough to not make it feel like it is too much. This remarkable story of witchery rubs off on Heidi’s writing style because it will cast a spell on its readers. It is absolutely spellbinding and her choice of words is truly hypnotic. I found myself having a difficult time putting the book down. The twists and turns she has laid out for her unforgettable characters will have readers glued to the pages trying to guess what will happen to them. The interactive portion of the story is engaging and makes the book intriguing and unique. I think it is an awesome idea of choosing how Lily and Logan’s story will turn out. I think it is more interesting that readers get to see how things could’ve spanned out differently. Putting the story’s power to the readers is enough reason why this book will certainly entertain any book lover. The Gleaning is a highly engaging book with a very intriguing story.

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SEA (Putnam), a Gateway Readers Award Finalist & Northern California Book of the Year nominee, was a Summer 2010 Indie Next Pick and a Goodreads "Mover and Shaker":

BOOKLIST says, “Kling blends facts about Indonesian culture and the wake of the tsunami with a lyrical story of loss and daring to love again... Sienna’s loss, newfound courage and eventual acceptance of the changes in her life ring true in the satisfying and wholly believable first-person narrative."

VOYA says, "Kling captures the innocence and heartbreak of first romance superbly in this tender love story...this page turner evokes the harshness of disaster as well as the beauty of the young soul."

"SEA is a richly woven story as turbulent and beautiful as the sea itself, plunging us headlong into the depths of loss, devastation, compassion, and hope. A touching and romantic debut about the redemptive power of altruism and the heart's capacity for love. --Sarah Ockler, author of TWENTY BOY SUMMER

"From the first page of SEA, the reader is plunged into a world of love, loss, and hope. The heat between Sienna and Deni is mirrored in the steamy exotic setting of Indonesia...I couldn’t put this book down. Sienna is conflicted and compassionate...I truly loved this book and can't wait to recommend it to all the teenagers I know!" --L.K. Madigan, FLASH BURNOUT (William C. Morris Award winner)

WITCH'S BREW: SPELLSPINNERS 1(Coliloquy) is book one of nine in an "Active Content" new serial about estranged witches and warlocks set in a modern day beach town.

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Thank you Heidi for making this giveaway possible.
4 Winners will receive an E-copy of The Gleaning by Heidi R. Kling.
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  1. My hair, I know so unoriginal, but usually that's what takes the longest to wash:) Thanks for the giveaway ladies!

  2. My hair... I usually put in the shampoo immediately...

  3. lol, this could be awkward. But for me, my hair, which seems to be the common answer.

    Ashley E

  4. My hands, then my hair.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. My hair. It used to be my face, but I heard that you should wash your hair first so that you can wash all of the dirt off of your face that comes from your hair. Weird question!

  6. My face is the first thing I wash