Monday, 22 April 2013

Euphoria by Lainy Lane Blog Tour - Field of Innocence Review


Field of Innocence (Euphoria #1) by Lainy Lane

Field of Innocence (The Euphoria Series, #1)Title: Field of Innocence

Series: The Euphoria Series #1

Author: Lainy Lane

Published: 4th April 2013 by Lainy Lane

Source: E-copy from the author for an honest review


Life is a fragile thing, not only in the mortal sense. It’s like a big glass ball waiting above your head, and sometimes one simple thing can send the glass crashing down around you into a million tiny pieces. All you can do when this happens is stand by and watch as the pieces of your life fall, shatter, and settle around you. You have two choices: You can try and piece them back together one by one. Or you can start all over and try to build a new one. Hopefully a better one. Somewhere in between those two options is where you find the person you’re actually meant to be. The person that’s somehow strong enough to take destiny face on, no matter how impossible that may seem.

Calandra thought she lived a normal enough life. She fought constantly with her dad, like any other teenage girl. She had a boyfriend that she knew was it for her. School was coming to an end, and she was going to have all summer to spend with Tristan, while her father was out of town. it doesn't get much better than that. But when a stranger comes to her in a dream, life takes an unexpected turn. Calandra is thrown into a whirlwind where she discovers the heritage her father has been hiding from her for years, learns of a whole new world, and finds that destiny doesn't always hand you the life you dreamed of. Now, the question is- can she handle it all? Will she accept what she's meant to be?

In the first installment, Field of Innocence shows us that not all Faerie tales start with once upon a time or end with happily ever after. Sometimes Destiny is far too dark to give us a normal faerie tale!

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My Review

The first page of this book was gorgeous. The writing was poetic and beautiful in sound as well as the content it was talking about. A few spots here and there could've been formatted differently, just to get a more fluid story, but it still did a great job at creating gorgeous, flowing words.

The book follows Calandra, who is, by all appearances, a normal teenager girl. She has a perfect boyfriend, overbearing father, and pretty average day-to-day life. She is just your average joe. Then she meets Jarreth and he tells her her true heritage, and her destiny comes crashing down.

The main character, Calandra, is a little too naive. She readily accepts what she is told, not really bothering to question and blindly walks into things. She wasn't too bad and I really enjoyed her and the other characters, but I prefer my MC's to be a little more curious and questioning.

I loved the dragonflies. What a fantastic idea! I love fae things and I thought Lainy did a great job at creating the fae and their world.

A lot of the things in this book caught me by surprise, I was never entirely sure where the story was going to take me, and I loved that! Some parts of the book felt a little sudden, jumping into action, but the story was really good. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing what else is in store!

4/5 Whales

Author Bio - Lainy Lane

Lainy LaneLainy Lane is a 27-year-old mother of 2 beautiful girls, one of which is now the family guardian angel. She has a wonderful husband that is a large part of the reason she is where she is today. She has always had an obsession with fantasy worlds. When she was younger, she always said that Peter Pan would be the perfect man because when things got rough, he could whisk you away to Neverland, where all your problems would simply disappear. As she grew up, she learned the harsh reality that life can be cruel, and no world (even fantasy ones) is completely without issues and that was when her love for writing really grew. She has always written in some form or fashion, starting out with poetry and song lyrics. She’s always had a story in her head and voices talking to her. Thanks to lots of motivation from her husband, a wonderful laptop with a word processor, more hours than she could ever count, lots of sweat, blood, and tears, and a wonderful woman with an awesome little publishing company believing in her, she has finally managed to watch her dreams become a reality.

1 comment:

  1. This one actually sounds really cool! I'm glad that you liked it so much! Awesome review!