Thursday, March 29, 2018

Release day ~ Entombed in Galss by Stacey Rourke

Title: Entombed in Glass
Series: Unfortunate Soul Chronicles #2
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy, Fairy tale retelling
Release Date: March 29, 2018

Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.
Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.
Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong. 
Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he's forced to make?
Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.

My Review:
Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke  Book 2 of the Poor unfortunate souls series
Poor Alastor. The book begins right where the first one ended; on the beach, amidst the remains of the mermen that didn’t stand a chance on land. Alastor sees Vanessa, his love, return to the sea. This is where his journey begins and we leave the kingdom of Atlantica.
Alastor’s new journey takes him to a kingdom with a dying queen and a king desperate to save her. He tasks Alastor with a quest to find a magical mirror that can show him how to save his queen. He sets off with his mad friend Sterling and a stow away named Phinn. Together they set off to find the mirror.
Alastor’s journey is dangerous and his life is in peril in this magical realm. But he and his companions learn to traverse the realm and find the mirror. But will the dangerous pirate captain prevent them from completing their task?
To say this book is action packed seems like an understatement. This story is so gripping and full of excitement!! I rarely read a book that is so hard to put down. Entombed in glass will captivate your with is rich characters and unbelievable twist on not one, but three fairy tales!
5 enthusiastic stars for Entombed in Glass!

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She currently hard at work on the Unfortunate Soul Chronicles, and additional literary projects. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.