Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review and giveaway: Astarte`s Wrath by Trisha Wolfe

Astarte`s wrath is based in Alexandria, and if I'm not mistaken, that's in Egypt. I will say that I failed geography, so I seriously don't know. The book is a prequel to Destiny`s Fire, and lemme tell you what... It rocked! I totally loved it, and this was the first book I have read by Trisha Wolfe. I'm very pleased with the writing style, despite the fact that I'm not a big fan of first person POV`s.

This book left me guessing time and again, and I swear I was so emotional when I had finished that I wasnt sure if I should scream, cry, or hit something. Yea, it had that big of an effect on me. Astarte`s Wrath was so well woven into history that you have no choice but to question it.

Astarte`s Wrath is basically about the son of Cleopatra and Caesar, and his guardian. Its in the Guardian`s POV, who is Astarte, or Star, and from the beginning you can just tell she has feelings for her master, and they are returned. Seriously, I wanted to jump in the book and pound their heads in because their just so... so... ughhh, I cant even find words! Its frustrating that they cant see that they have feelings for each other!

The battle scenes had lost some luster since they were in first person POV, but it didn't take away the impact. I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next! And when their isn't a battle going on, it goes straight back to that hair pulling romance where they are freaking clueless! 

I enjoyed the scenery and colorful characters. Everything was described perfectly without going over the top like some stories do. And to an extent, I actually liked the POV because it helped me connect to the story like third person probably couldn't have.

All in all, it was very beautiful, and there really aren't any words to describe how much I loved this book. None.

I was so strung out with emotions that I couldn't help but stare at my Nook numbly. I am definitely reading Destiny`s Fire, and if I ever get a hold of a print copy of this book, you can guarantee that I'm buying it. After I had finished, I went around telling everyone to read it, it was that finger-licking good.

This is for any fan of Egypt, romance, impossible love, star crossed lovers, and people who love emotional books. I would suggest maybe a 16+ audience, because their is violence and hints of sex in the book. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars, and if I could give it anymore, I would. I found a new author, and I DEFINITELY found a new favorite book. I cant wait until I get the chance to re-read this again!

And don't forget to look further down for the giveaway!


New Adult/Mature YA: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, language, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older.
A tragic love story.

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he's the son of Cleopatra, and he's human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge--the last pharaoh--while Egypt burns around her.

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