Monday, July 18, 2011

Blog Tour: The Tinkerer's Daughter

Blurb: (goodreads)
Breeze is an outcast, a half-breed orphan born into a world torn apart by one thousand years of war. Breeze never knew her elven mother. When her father -a human soldier- is called back to the war, he leaves Breeze in the safest place he knows: in the care of a reclusive tinker. The Tinkerman's inventions are frightening at first; noisy, smelly, dangerous machines that have little practical use. But elves mature quickly, and Breeze is no exception. When the war comes home, Breeze sees an opportunity. If she succeeds, she will change the world forever. If she fails, Breeze will be considered a traitor to both countries and she'll be hunted to her death.

My Review:

You know that feeling you get when your completely and utterly taken by surprise and it's a GOOD thing? Well this just happened to me! I expected this to be a quick read..nothing majorly good or bad, but once I started in my attitude changed. I found myself lost in the story of Breeze, the half-human and half Tal'mar girl, who is left with Tinker so her father can go back to war. She's a half-breed in a world full of fear and hatred. Tinker, who true to his name, builds all sorts of machines.  Luckily for Breeze, Tinker isn't prejudiced against the Tal'mar and accepts Breeze for who she is.

The tale continues into flurry of action and adventure! Breeze comes of age and finds herself a military diplomat, a pilot, a spy, and a daughter. There is so much going on in this short book but never once did it feel rushed or overdone. I won't say that this is for everyone, because it's not.  If you enjoy a fun (clean) fantasy story that has a great message, then the Tinkerer's Daughter might just be your cup of tea! I loved it and I do recommend it.

That oughta teach me for judging a book by it's cover!

Tour Stops:

7/18  giveaway @ Young Readers at Home
7/18  review @ That Bookish Girl
7/19  excerpt @ It's All About Books
7/20  guest post & giveaway @ EARphoria
7/20  guest post & giveaway @ Reviews By Molly
7/20  review @ Comacalm's Corner
7/22  giveaway @ Lisa's World of Books
7/22  guest post @ Aobibliosphere
7/23  excerpt @ Just Another Book Addict

Alternate stops:  (only used if regularly scheduled stops fall through for some reason)
7/19  guest post @ That Bookish Girl
7/17  excerpt @ Young Readers at Home
7/20  excerpt @ Lisa's World of Books
7/20  guest post @ It's All About Books

**fine print** I was provided a free copy of this book (in ebook form) in order to provide an honest review. no money was exchanged and all comments and opinions expressed in my review are mine and mine alone! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Melissa! I just wanted to thank you for giving me this opportunity, and especially for your kind words about my book. I'd also like to let your readers know that if they hop over to my blog, they can enter to win a brand new Kindle!

    The contest will run through August, but I'm getting an early start for the tour.


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