Saturday, January 12, 2019

Blog Tour Review—White Stag (Permafrost #1) by Kara Barbieri

Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: January 8, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: E-ARC
Rating: 4 Stars


The first book in a brutally stunning series where a young girl finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home.

As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren.

Janneke’s survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, 
Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity 
isn’t bad—especially when it comes to those you care about.

Through every battle they survive, Janneke’s loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.

The first book in the Perafrost series, White Stag, is deeply imaginative and dark. I was thinking this would be like Wintersong by S. Jae Jones but it takes the role much deeper and darker. Anything with goblins is a win in my book!

I think the author did a great job of making such a terrifying tale into one that I could fall in love with. There are triggers I think would be crucial to to let readers know about; such as rape, torture, and murder. 

The setting was absolutely gorgeous—I want to go inside the book and live there! The romance was good. I expect that as the books go on, the more it will grow. I look forward to that! Overall, this is a beautiful and gritty book that will no doubt be of interest to many readers. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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About the Author:
Kara Barbieri is a twenty-two year old author with a love for the weird and mystic. She enjoys weaving ancient mythology into her stories and writing characters who are strong yet vulnerable at the same time. In her free time she trains with the same weapons her characters use, studies as a linguistic major, and generally tries her hardest not to be normal.

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