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Kingdom of Embers
by Tricia Copeland
Narrated By: Amy Deuchler
Series: Kingdom Journals #1
Publisher: True Bird Publishing LLC
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
Her pale skin and weird diet make her a target at school. If only they knew the truth about her feeding habits…
Seventeen-year-old Alena Scott is tired of pretending to be something she’s not. As an outlawed vampire-witch hybrid, she’s forced to abide by the oppressive secrecy imposed by her Vampire Chancellor mother. But she’ll have to ignore the rules when she comes face-to-face with a handsome, full-grown version of her childhood imaginary friend.
Shocked that he recognizes her as his own pretend play pal, the two embark on a quest to solve the mystery of their fantasized companionship. And as they unravel their entwined destinies, Alena realizes she holds the key to a curse which could free them all—or condemn witchkind to eternal suffering.
Can Alena and her impossibly familiar partner reverse an ancient spell before they’re sent to a mortal grave?
Kingdom of Embers is the first book in the enthralling Kingdom Journals YA urban fantasy series. If you like intriguing characters, shadowy magic, and a fresh twist on modern vampire storylines, then you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s heart-stopping tale.
Tricia Copeland grew up in a hot, sticky, rural south Georgia town where pine trees and alligators ruled the landscape. Since then she’s moved west to the purple mountain majesties of Colorado. Her books span from the dystopian, paranormal, and fantasy, to coming-of-age and new adult romance genres. You can find more about her and all her books at triciacopeland.com.
Amy is a Chicago-based voice artist and actor specializing in audiobook narration, e-learning, and radio or TV commercials. Amy is professionally trained in commercial and narration voiceover and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her spare time, Amy also enjoys reading, painting, designing lights and scenery for theatre, and biking. She lives with her boyfriend and their three cats just north of Chicago.
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by True Bird Publishing LLC. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Ugh I love the narrator! I think Deuchler did such an amazing job, and I really liked listening to her voice honestly. Okay yeah I feel like I’m fangirling a lot right now but yes, I love it when I adore a narrator. It really makes it for me, and can break a book for me. It’s happened before, and trust me, it was not fun.
On to the book, wow I really liked this novel. I don’t know if I’m really up on the urban fantasy world, so I’ll say that this is one of my first urban fantasy novels that I at least remember reading. It’s been super great, although I super hate that kids can be super cruel! Like what the heck, man. One of the first things that the synopsis tells us is that her physical appearance on her pale skin, and her “weird diet” makes her a target from the other kids at school. Seriously there are so many things that can could actually be a problem, and someone’s skin tone and what they eat is not something that is cause for tormenting, you know? Ugh people can be so cruel.
Anyway, I love that Alena is a vampire-witch hybrid too! I feel like that’s not as normal for me in a lot of the books I’ve read. I’ve seen a werewolf-witch hybrid and I loved that! And I love Alena too with her hybrid self. I also thought it was so cool that her partner in crime (not real crime but you know) ended up being her childhood playmate?! Like imaginary childhood playmate that somehow ended up being real?! I’ve always wondered what I would do if my imaginary friends ended up being real, and this book really made me think about it.
I think this is my first time doing a playlist for an audiobook! It was super fun. Although I am still sick and haven’t been able to go back to work because I haven’t been cleared by my doctor yet, but at least I was still about to make the playlist. Once I get back to work, I’ll add the album art. If I remember!