Thursday, December 11, 2014

Blog Tour 'Lichgates' by S.M. Boyce

Welcome to my tour stop for ‘Lichgates’ by S.M. Boyce. This is a review tour that runs December 1- 12. ‘Lichgates’ is a Young Adult Fantasy novel and is the first in the series. Check out the tour page for the schedule and make sure to visit the other posts.

I hope you enjoy your stay at Maureen’s Books!


About the Book: 


Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1):

The final page will leave you breathless. Kara Magari uncovers a secret door in the middle of the forest, she discovers (and trips through) a portal to a hidden world full of terrifying things: Ourea. She just wants to go home, but the natives have other plans for her. She clashes with immortal shapeshifters, is carried off by a dragon, nearly dies on several occasions, and somehow becomes the master of an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire. Every time she thinks she's safe, her new "friends" show their true colors.

Kara needs an ally, or she might not survive Ourea's monsters. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn't know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this stranded girl, there's something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.'

This book is available at:

Boyce’s Store: ePub / Mobi / Signed Paperback

Amazon: US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT

Other Retailers: Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks / Smashwords 

My Review:

From the very first moment I read the book description of ‘Lichgates’ by S.M. Bryce I was intrigued by this story. This book sounded really amazing and I couldn’t wait to start reading. A book about another world full with strange creatures. It just sounds amazing to me.

In ‘Lichgates’ we meet Kara. Kara is a twenty year old who witnessed a lot of grieve lately. When Kara stumbles upon a door in the middle of the woods, she doesn’t know that her whole world is about to change. After opening the door Kara soon finds herself in the middle of a strange and totally different world: Ourea. Somehow Kara finds a book called the ‘Grimoire’ and soon she find herself being the master of this magic book. Kara doesn’t get the time to really figure out what this all means because before she knows it she is kidnapped and has seen many strange creatures. Thankfully for Kara, she also meets Braeden. Soon Braeden is the only one Kara really trusts, but Braeden has a dark secret which he can’t hide forever.

I read many great thinks about this book on the web so my expectations where really high. But those expectations couldn’t prepare me for this book. From the moment I started reading I was completely hooked. This book is just amazing and in seconds you find yourself in a completely different world. I loved it from the very start. ‘Lichgates’ is a very original story about a young woman lost in a fantasy world filled with dragons, shapeshifters, muses and many other creatures. S.M. Bryce created a totally different world and was able to completely pull me into Kara’s story. This book was very fast paced and it keeps you on the edge of your seat for almost the entire book.

Not only is this book a completely new world full with fascinating creatures, I also really liked the friendship between Kara and Braeden. Braeden was definitely one of my favorite characters. I loved how mysterious he was and how he struggled with his past and his family. He was definitely a character who made me swoon in the middle of a fantasy book.

‘Lichgates’ is definitely going on my favorite list. I loved every part of this book and I definitely didn't want it to end. I can’t wait to read more parts in this series. I just really couldn't get enough of Ourea, Kara and Braeden yet.

If you’re a fan of fantasy books this is definitely one for you. This book will not disappoint you ;)

About the Author:


When I graduated with a degree in creative writing, I realized that made me well qualified for serving French fries. It would take years of writing hundreds of thousands of words of all kinds before I became the action and adventure bestselling author that I am today.

I specialize in action-packed stories that weave in fantasy, mystery, and heroines with a knack for mischief. All romantic leads are based loosely on my husband, who proved that soul mates are real. I have a deep love for ghosts, magic, and spooky things. If you’ve already finished my books, check out my blog or twitter feed for a dash of adventure.

For more information about ‘Lichgates’ and S.M. Broyce please visit her at her website, her blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google +, YouTube, Pinterest, Amazon and Goodreads



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  1. AWESOME review! I'm so excited that you loved it as much as I did! It really was a fantastic read. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. Thank you ;) It was really an amazing book. I just really didn't want to stop reading :D
      Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read it!


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