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!!!

Characters:

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.

Writing/Plot:

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.

Problems:

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.

Other/Summary:

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.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Available now on Amazon!
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Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? Find out more at the official Ilyon Chronicles website! Plus, the first three Kindle books are on sale August 11th – 14th! You can find them on Amazon.


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.

You can connect with Jaye on her websiteblogFacebookTwitter, and Etsy.


Giveaway

Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include
an autographed copy of Exiles, a pewter dragon necklace by treasurecast, and a sword letter
opener! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.) Check out the giveaway here.


Schedule

Thursday, August 10

Book Spotlight at A Pinch of Faith

 

Friday, August 11

Character Interview at Reality Reflected

Review at Tricia Mingerink

Book Spotlight at She Hearts Fiction

Review and Excerpt at Literary Cafe

Character Interview and Excerpt at A Day In The Life

Author Interview at The World of the Writer

Review at WritingAnyone

Review and Character Interview at Meagan Davenport

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

Review and Character Interview at Red Lettering

Review and Author Interview at PageTurners

Review and Author Interview at Sutori no Hana

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

Review and Author Interview at Sarah Allerding

Author Interview and Excerpt at Dreams and Dragons

Review and Character Interview at Resting Life

Review and Character Interview at The Music of a Story

Review and Character Interview at Ruffles and Grace

 

Sunday, August 13

Review at Woman at the Well

Review at Lakeside Publications

Review at Ember’s Reviews

Review and Author Interview The Ink Lizard

Excerpt at Lianne Taimenlore

Book Spotlight at Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

 

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!!

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