Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Star of Deliverance by Mandy Madson Voisin

Star of Deliverance blog tour

Star of DeliveranceStar of Deliverance
by Mandy Madson Voisin
YA/NA Fantasy
Paperback320 Pages
September 1st 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

Born a slave and outcast, the young healer Emi discovers an ancient disease spreading among her people. Desperate, she races to the Capital for a cure and unwittingly finds herself in a competition to win over the Crown Prince’s heart. Staying in the game provides time to search for a cure, but it may cost Emi her life—or her heart.
   

My Review

Star of Deliverance was an enjoyable read. I liked the characters, the setting, and the plot. I loved that this story was based on the biblical story of Ruth, but was completely its own tale without the religious context. It was a story about a girl who was willing to try to save her people even if it meant losing her own life.

Emi was a fabulous main character! I loved that she had been trained as a healer under her adoptive father and that life was so important to her. I loved that she was herself even a midst the royalty and living at the castle. I really liked her friend, Jessra. I loved all the side characters who had various roles and differing personalities, some grating and some warm. I also really liked Prince Corban, although I would have liked to have seen his character developed more. He was brave and willing to do what he though he should, even if it wasn't right.

I liked the overall story. The author does drop quite a few hints as to what is occurring to Emi's people and Emi took a long time to piece things together. I would have liked things a little more mysterious as a reader so that I would find out things along with Emi instead of so much ahead of her. The ending also felt slightly rushed. I wanted more danger there and development. It was just a little too easy. 

Star of Deliverance was a tale of friendship, sacrifice, bravery, and love. It was a sweet and beautiful story overall. I'm looking forward to seeing what this author writes in the future.

Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Cedar Fort, for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.


About the Author

Mandy Voisin is a wife, marketer, and author. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. Her parents told her she’d never make a living with an English degree, so she’s dedicated the rest of her life to proving them wrong. She loves poetry and babies and her sisters. Mandy currently resides in Phoenix, Ariz., with her husband Kevin who is a sleep deprived medical student with a heart of gold and the world’s best smile. Together they chip away at their dreams.

Giveaway

One ebook of Star of Deliverance (INT)
Ends October 1st

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4 comments

  1. This sound so good. I love the cover. I like to find things out with the character as well, but I still look forward to reading it. Great review :)

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  2. Love it, sounds so neat!!

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  3. It was good and I'll definitely read this author's next book.

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  4. I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to read it!

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