Hello. Um, first off, let me say sorry (especially to Jaye!!!!). This post was suppose to be up yesterday. My excuse(s)? I ended up having to work yesterday, and than I caught my little siblings’ cold, and had to take allergy medicine and slept the whole evening/night. And I’m too lazy to schedule a post. Sorry!
Anyways, I have the wonderful opportunity to be apart of the weekend release blitz for the fourth installment in the series the Ilyon Chronicles, Exiles!!
What I liked:
Ah. Guys. THIS BOOK. ❤ ❤ ❤
There are plenty of moments for our loyal
glitter rabid fangirls. Yes, that is always the major like. Love. Obsession. Whatever.
I love all the characters!! We have, like, six+ narrators throughout the whole book …. and yet, it isn’t overwhelming AT ALL, which I love! You get a ton of different narrations and perspectives and aspects (aren’t those basically all the same words???) and it is glorious!
In this book, Jaye let’s us explore more of Ilyon, giving us some different cultures (which is awesome!) and lots of different plot twists, some of which even I didn’t see coming (in this book, at least).
And just ack!!!
Unfortunately, I felt like a lot of the characters didn’t have a lot of chance to develop, and a lot of previously beloved characters were kinda left in the mud (some literally). But overall, I still love the characters!
Anne and Trask were adorable and squishy and everything!!! Just like in the book prior, Anne had plenty of “screen” time and was basically awesome. There are all plenty of Tranne (hey … I’m still working on the ship name!) moments to appease the fans!
And Jace is as insecurely adorable and huggable as ever. He has plenty of relatable moments and growth and everything. As I’ve read numerous times in interviews, Jace is Miss Jaye’s favorite, and it shows. Not like favoratisim or anything, but more as he will be in every book and has plenty of … interesting/painful-for-the-readers-moments (both good and bad).
Kyrin, unfortunately, didn’t get as much time as she has had in previous books, which, sadly, in my opinion didn’t give her as much chance for character development, which didn’t make her as relatable to me. But she was still totally awesome!!
And really, who cares about the other characters?? Kidding, kidding. There’s Tyra. Adorable. ❤
Umm, the other “main” characters in this book also include our mighty Prince Daniel, which was pretty cool to see. Honestly, I think that he got all the development. 😉 😉 We also get a lot of … well … those are basically all the consistent narrators.
Jaye’s writing is as lovely as ever! There were a few typos or whatever, but not enough to be a major complaint.
The plot went pretty well, as does all of the other Ilyon books. Everything moved at a pretty good pace: slow when necessary, and fast when called for.
Eh. As I said before, there wasn’t a lot of character development, and a few typos. Other than that, not a whole bunch. EXCEPT I NEED MORE FREAKING JACE/KYRIN MOMENTS. GAH. MY FANGIRL SOUL WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED.
Ahem. I think that something temporarily overtook my computer. Moving on.
This was a very satisfying book, as is what I’ve come to expect from Jaye, even though. that. ending. *glares at Jaye*
All kidding aside (if that is indeed what it is), I highly recommend this to any Christian fantasy lovers out there, or any who are wanting to get into that genre more.
For romance scenes, there are some brief kissing (but hey! It’s adorable. <3), and that’s basically it. No language. There’s is some fighting/violence, executions, gladiator/arena fighting and the like, but nothing too graphic at all.
Lovely book. Highly recommend.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
About the Author
Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict
with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure,
Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest
darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the
age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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Book Spotlight at A Pinch of Faith
Friday, August 11
Character Interview at Reality Reflected
Review at Tricia Mingerink
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Review and Excerpt at Literary Cafe
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Author Interview at The World of the Writer
Review at WritingAnyone
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Review and Special Post at R535 Blog
Review at Leah’s Bookshelf
Author Interview and Excerpt at Liv K. Fisher
Review, Character Interview, and Excerpt at The Elven Padawan
Review and Author Interview at Books and Arrows
Review and Author Interview at The Artful Author
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Review and Character Interview at Bookends
Saturday, August 12
Review and Excerpt at Thriving Hope
Book Spotlight at Today, by Bryn
Review at Honey Rock Hills
Excerpt at Rachel Rossano’s Words
Excerpt at Tell Tale Book Reviews
Excerpt at The Overactive Imagination
Review and Author Interview at One Word At A Time
Author Interview at Marrok Macintyre
Review and Author Interview at Sarah, Plain & Average
Review at A Camera and a Dreamer
Review and Excerpt at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
Character Spotlight at God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae
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Author Interview and Excerpt at Dreams and Dragons
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Sunday, August 13
Review at Woman at the Well
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Review at Ember’s Reviews
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Excerpt at Lianne Taimenlore
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Monday, August 14
Review at Backing Books
Tuesday, August 15
Review at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
As I already said, I’M SO SORRY GUYS. I feel so guilty!!! (Just ask my Sis.) But I’m so happy that Jaye let me share the joy of this book with you! It was amazing and not disappointing AT ALL. The book came out yesterday (!!) so you can go and read it for yourself … as long as you read the other books first… 😉 Thanks for taking the time to read this! Again – sorry! Please comment on YOUR most anticipated reads of this year; I’d love to hear about ’em! Bye!!