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The Peradon Fantasy Series by Daccari Buchelli - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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The Peradon Fantasy Series Book 1
by Daccari Buchelli
YA Fantasy 

No power is greater than the one you’re willing to sacrifice. 

Princess Violetta Flame lives her life according to rule, but those rules
require her to pay a heavy price. Haunted by a devastating loss, she
longs for freedom. When a handsome ruler takes a special interest in
her, she senses greater things lie ahead, but behind the handsome
façade lies a dark secret – one that can usurp her efforts and
cast her back into the life she detested.

The throne was never promised to Emperor Ryore Frost, but now that he has
ultimate power, his world is filled with possibilities. Citizens bow
at his feet, but their fleeting adoration is no match for his
obsession with the young Flame Princess. As his feelings for the
staunchly independent princess grow, a new threat emerges, bent on
undermining his efforts and betraying his sensibilities.

When past tragedies, malevolent behaviour, and strong wills collide, which will reign supreme?

The Peradon Fantasy Series Book 2
Releases December 25th, 2017!!

In order to save the ones you love, you must be prepared to risk it all.
Five years have passed since that fateful day at the Frost Estate and
Violetta fails to shake the memories of her husband’s demise. Her
daughter Elinor cannot know of the part she played, but
that is only one of the Flame Queen’s problems.
With a mysterious storm blanketing the whole of Peradon, Violetta, with
the help of Lord Jork and Xyhoni, sets out to uncover its source. The
last thing she expected was for her only child to vanish and for a
troublesome rumour to be circling Peradon.
At her wits end, Violetta must journey through the four realms in search
of anyone who can help to find her daughter, but- is she willing to
accept the help of a traitor?

The Peradon Fantasy series consists of Phoenix and Symbiote, both of which I read for the tour.

Phoenix is the first book in the series, and what drew me in was the cover, which is gorgeous, and the synopsis. It sounded intriguing, and I knew I wanted to read it. Plus, my son's name is Phoenix, named after the mythological bird, so the title also made me happy.

Phoenix is about a princess of the Flame Realm. Her name is Violetta, and she has a happy life with her parents -- the King and Queen -- and her brother. Violetta, though, wants freedom. Freedom to make her own choices and pave her own path in life. But when a devastating accident happens, Violetta has to forgo her dreams of freedom... or does she?

When she meets Ryore, the Emperor of the Frost Realm, everything changes. Violetta puts a new plan into motion, which then sets off the chain of events for the rest of the story.

Overall, I felt Phoenix had potential to be a really good story. I liked the aspect of the four Realms, each based on an element. And I liked that the characters all had powers relating to their Realm.

The story did hold my attention, although I would have liked it to be a little more fleshed out. The plot felt a little rushed in spots, and I had to re-read a few things to make sure I had a firm grasp on what, exactly, was going on. 

The characters were decent, but fell a little flat. I would have liked a little more depth to them. More...oomph to make them a little more relatable or likeable or something. I just wanted a little more.

Same goes for the world building. Like I said earlier, I loved the idea of the four Realms based on elements. I just felt there wasn't quite enough there to really give me an idea of what each location looked like specifically. The descriptions probably could have had a little more to them to really invoke the imagery of what the Realms were like.

I'd give Phoenix 3.5 stars. It definitely had potential, and it wasn't a bad read. I just felt it could have slowed down a little, been fleshed out a bit more, and made a more well-rounded story overall.


This review may contain spoilers
Symbiote is the second book in the series, and it picks up five years after Phoenix ends. Violetta is now on the throne, ruling over the Flame Realm. She also has her five year old daughter, Elinor, with her. With her father now gone, Violetta has to rely on her trusted friends from other Realms to help aid her whenever she may need it. But with rumors swirling and a strange storm raging over Peradon, Violetta's life has become a lot more stressful. And to top it all off, someone has kidnapped her daughter. 

Now Violetta not only has to contend with the citizens of her Realm whispering about her being unfit to rule, and consorting with someone from another Realm, but she also has to now track down her daughter before it's too late.

Once again, I felt this book had potential, but like Phoenix, it also was a bit rushed in spots. It was a little hard to read, and I had to keep going back to remind myself what was going on. 

The characters are a little more fleshed out this time around, but the world building is still a bit...flat. Better, but not quite where I, personally, would have liked it to be.

I can't really say anything bad about Symbiote. I liked the book for what it was, and it did keep me interested. I kept those pages turning so I could find out what was going to happen. I just wish it hadn't felt so rushed to me. 

I'm giving Symbiote 3.5 stars as well. Definitely had potential, but wasn't quite what I needed it to be to thoroughly enjoy it.

Born in 1993, British writer Daccari Buchelli spends his time focusing on
his favourite genre, Fantasy. Having developed an early love of
literature, he became determined to create his own magical
wonderlands for fellow readers to explore. He spent his teenage years
working on several Fantasy novellas, which he has yet to release to
the general public. 

He has since released the first book in a new Fantasy series, which
revolves around young royals and the elemental magic that they
possess. As an active member of the LGBT+ community, Mr Buchelli
hopes to help reduce intolerance and bullying by promoting acceptance
and understanding of those different to ourselves.

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