Monday, September 14, 2015

Blog Tour 'Matchbox Girls' by Chrysoula Tzavelas

Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Matchbox Girls’ by Chrysoula Tzavelas. This is an adult urban contemporary fantasy novel and the first novel in the Senyaza series. For more information and tour stops please visit the tour page.


About the Book:
For a thousand years, the half-breed Nephilim have kept the angels and Fallen from meddling in the world. And the angels would do anything to change that. Destroy cities. Turn oceans to blood. Raise the dead. Sacrificing two powerful little girls should be easy.

Except… the two little girls are protected by one mortal woman.

Haunted by visions of catastrophe and crippling anxiety attacks, Marley Claviger has never heard of any celestial cold war. But when the twin daughters of a friend come to her for help, she will do whatever it takes to save them. Even if it means working with Fallen, discovering the Nephilim, and facing the source of her power.

This book is available through Amazon

‘Matchbox Girls’ is on sale for only .99 cents for kindle from September 14-27th and the sequel ‘Infinity Key’ will be free for kindle on September 15th


My Review:


When I read the book description of ‘Matchbox Girls’ a view weeks ago, I didn’t really know what to expect about this book. Nephilim, Angels and Fallen. It all sounds a little complicated. But still, something about this book made me want to read it, and I signed up for the blog tour.

In ‘Matchbox Girls’ we meet Marley Claviger, a normal girl with anxiety. Marley is trying to live her life, dealing with her anxiety and working so she can pay for the stuff she needs in life. One morning Marley is called by the two little girls of her friend. The two girls are in trouble and seem to be all alone. Marley comes to their rescue but soon learns there is a lot happening that she doesn’t know about. The girls seem to have some strange ‘gifts’,  and there are people following them, and their intentions don’t seem to be good.
Before Marley knows it, she is the middle of an ancient fight between the Nephilim, Angels and Fallen. And the things she always tried to deny about herself, seem to have a deeper meaning.

Like I said before, I didn’t really know what to expect about this book. But when I started reading I just didn’t want to stop anymore. I was fascinated by the writing and I really wanted to know what would happen next. Especially in the beginning there is a lot of mystery in this book. A lot of stuff is happening and you have no idea why or what is really going on. In some books, this would have made me want to stop reading, but in this book Chrysoula Tzavelas was able to make me want to keep on reading.

The fantasy part in this book was very well thought of. There were Nephilim, Angels and Fallen, but also Fae and Demons. And all your stereotypical ideas of these paranormal ‘beings’ won’t fit inside this story. A very impressive thing, if you ask me.
But the best thing about this book are the characters. I really loved the main character Marley. Not only because she was the main character, but especially because she wasn’t perfect. Her anxiety and how she lived with it were really interesting to read. And it felt real. She was a strong character and had her flaws, and I really liked that.
The other characters I really liked were the two little girls, Lissa and Kari. They just had something about them, I liked reading about.

This was a very fun read and I really enjoyed it. More than I thought I would. Chrysoula Tzavelas really has a way of writing interesting, fun and different stories. I would really recommend this book if you’re a fan of fantasy and YA.

My Rating:


About the Author:

As an Air Force kid, Chrysoula went to twelve schools in twelve years and spent a lot of time wondering what made people tick. Books, it turned out, helped with that question. These days she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family, which includes many small and demanding creatures who fight over her attention. Her first book, urban fantasy ‘Matchbox Girls’, was originally published in 2012 by the small press Candlemark & Gleam, followed annually by two more books in the same Senyaza Series, all of which explore the impact of the supernatural on different lives. Her current release is a collection of short stories in the same setting, followed by another novel this autumn.

For more information about Chrysoula Tzavelas and her books please visit her website, Facebook and Twitter.



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  1. I haven't read many Adult Urban Fantasy books but this one sounds interesting and loved your review, Maureen :)

    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

    1. Thank you Nikita! You really should give this one a try. It was such a nice read!

  2. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed this one too! I loved the mystery of it all at the beginning. :) Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. You're very welcome. Thanks for letting me be a part of the tour.
      The mystery in the beginning was definitely one of the best parts of this book.. I couldn't stop reading!


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