Sunday, 17 March 2013

The Claiming Words by Tricia Drammeh Blog Tour - Review

The Claiming Words (The Claiming Words #1) by Tricia Drammeh

The Claiming WordsTitle: The Claiming Words

Series: The Claiming Words #1

Author: Tricia Drammeh

Published: 26th November 2012 by Iconic Publishing

Source: Copy from the author for an honest review


The Alexanders have always kept their secrets hidden…

When sixteen-year-old Jace Alexander moves to the small town of Oaktree, Georgia, he attracts the attention of every girl in school. Shy, introverted Alisa Cole immediately casts Jace in the leading role of her latest fantasy, but she assumes he’ll never return her interest. After she saves Jace from a Hunter, everything changes. Her accidental discovery of Jace’s secret propels her into a world of magic and danger. Alisa’s newfound courage is put to the test when Jace introduces her to his intimidating older brother, Bryce, and she decides she would rather battle a Hunter than endure another moment under Bryce’s intense scrutiny.

Jace and Bryce aren’t the only ones with secrets…

Rachel Stevens is the girl who has it all. She’s beautiful, popular, and in possession of an ancient power which endangers not only her, but those sent to protect her. Jace is drawn to Rachel—and he isn’t the only one. The Demon Re’Vel will do anything to claim her—even if it means waging a war with the entire Alexander family. As layers of secrets are peeled away, revealing the truth of her heritage and her family’s betrayal, Rachel struggles to resist an immortal suitor who stalks her in her dreams. With the Alexanders fighting to protect her, can Rachel escape the power of the Demon and his Claiming Words?

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My Review

I was looking forward to reading this book because I thought it sounded good, and it was nothing like I expected - it was fantastic! It wasn't as fast-paced, action-packed as I'd thought but I really enjoyed the pacing of this book.

The Claiming Words is written in first-person following two of our main characters, Alisa and Rachel. They're both involved with overall plot of the story, yet the each have their own little stories/lives/dramas too. I don't want to give anything away because this book reveals things slowly, but I can say that this book has a lot of different connections woven throughout it.

There are a few things going on in this book but not an awful lot really happens. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I really enjoyed the writing and character development and would prefer that to an action-filled story with emotionally-detached characters, any day.

There were a few different relationships in this book. There were the lovey-dovey, romantic ones, which were very sweet and cute with a nice amount of sexy thrown in, and there were also the different family bonds: mother-daughter, brother-brother, cousin-cousin.. All the different relationships were really well-written, as were the characters involved in them! I loved Alisa because she was the first character we were introduced to, and really enjoyed watching her grow and her different relationships bloom and develop. I especially liked her romantic relationship, it was quite passionate and deep.

This book had so many great elements to it and I lost myself within its pages. There were a couple of times when I was hoping more would happen, but mostly I was just absorbed in the fabulous writing and characters! The story was fun and enjoyable and I am really looking forward to the rest of this series!

3.5/5 Whales

Author Bio - Tricia Drammeh

Tricia DrammehTricia Drammeh is a wife and a mother of four children. Although she currently lives in Missouri, she has called many places home, including Georgia, Ohio, and California. She’s worked in retail, customer service, sales, and accounting, but writing has always been her dream career. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, drinking vast amounts of coffee, and spending time with her family and the multitude of animals who have taken over her home. Tricia is currently working on her sixth novel.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Myra, for the wonderful review!