Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blog Tour 'Compendium' by Alia Luria

Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Compendium’ by Alia Luria. ‘Compendium’ is a sci-fantasy novel and comes out today! Check out the tour page for more stops.

About the Book:


On the heavily forested planet of Lumin, the Network has slept, dormant, for over six hundred cycles. Only a select few remember that it resides beneath the crust of the planet, waiting, and for them, the battle for Lumin’s future has raged in the shadows.

When Mia Jayne’s path crosses with an ancient volume in the Archives of the Order of Vis Firmitas, this ancient battle moves from the shadows into the light. Compendium opens up a world of knowledge, and, for the first time since arriving at the Order, Mia has the key to reclaim the freedom she has lost. To do so, she must choose between her conscience and her heart. Conceived against an ailing world of fantastical beauty where long-lost technology tips the balance between extinction and survival, Mia must remember that there is always a choice, and that makes all the difference.

For more information about this book, please visit Amazon, Goodreads and the Publishing Imprint site.

My Review:

A view weeks ago I saw the sign up for the ‘Compendium’ blog tour. This book sounded really interesting and I signed up as soon as I could. I also really like the cover, it’s a little mysterious looking and it definitely made me want to read it.

When I first started reading ‘Compendium’ I was a little confused. This book starts immediately without a prologue or an introduction and I really felt like I was kind of stupid because I felt like I was missing things. Throughout the first few chapters, I kept feeling like I missed some important information and it was a little too slow for me. Fortunately for me, this book became more interesting, easier to read and I felt myself being more and more intrigued how farther I got.

Half way through this book I became hooked to the story. I loved the post-apocalyptic background and the way the characters came to life for me. The world of Lumin became more real and I couldn’t stop reading because I just had to know what would happen next. I also really liked the character Mia, the way she coped with things and how she interacted with people.  

Although this book had a very slow start I really did like it. So how will I rate this book? The beginning didn’t work for me and I honestly think it will make some readers stop reading.. But I would recommend to keep on reading because I promise this book will get better and you won’t regret reading it. It’s definitely a four star read for me. 

My Rating:


About the Author:

Alia Luria resides in Orlando, Florida with her partner and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis. When she is not busy writing her epic sci-fiction/fantasy series, she is very, very busy practicing law as a corporate mergers and acquisitions and data privacy attorney. Apart from writing and reading voraciously, she really enjoys travel and photography and mixing the two. She also spends an inordinate amount of time enjoying fountain pens.

For more information about Alia Luria please visit her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon



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  1. I know the author rewrote the beginning but I can't remember if that was before or after the review copies went out. I know it was after I read it so I'm not sure how the new version was. I know when I read it was a little confusing in the beginning but cleared up quickly.
    I'm glad you stuck with it and ended up enjoying it quite a lot! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. I'm also really glad I kept on reading. In the end I really enjoyed the book. Thanks for stopping by and letting me be a part of the blog tour. ;)

  2. I am currently reading this for an upcoming review and I love it! And the cover on the hard copy is simply gorgeous!

    1. The cover truly is gorgeous! I love it! Enjoy your reading and thank you so much for stopping by ;)

  3. The book sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing & hosting the giveaway.
    (Jen Schaper)

    1. You're welcome! It definitely belongs on your TBR!! ;)
      Thanks for stoping by!


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