Krymzyn (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

Krymzyn (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

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Title: Krymzyn
Author:  BC Powell
Publisher:  Self-published

Published Date: 
4th October 2014
Rating: 3 Stars

*Tour courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours*

Welcome
to the Krymzyn book tour!
Synopsis:
 Chase was twelve the first time he arrived
in a strange land where dark, ominous clouds never move, ancient trees
violently spring to life during Darkness, and people seem to live without
emotion. Doctors tell him they’re hallucinations, but he knows his visits are
real. She’s there—Sash—and she’s more real than anyone he’s ever known.

His visits stop but, as years pass, the memories haunt Chase. Without warning,
the young man suddenly finds himself again in a world called Krymzyn. Arriving
during Darkness, he’s rescued from death by the extraordinary, beautiful, but
terrifying young woman he first met when he was twelve.

When Chase is thrust into the war of balance against vile creatures who
threaten all who live there, Sash helps him understand his purpose in Krymzyn.
A dark secret from the beginning of time reveals he might be able to stay there
forever. To prove he belongs in Krymzyn and be with the only woman he can ever
love, Chase will have to risk his own life in the ultimate battle.

This book is a new adult work of fiction intended for mature audiences 17 and
older.

 
Review: This book turned out to be pretty good. There were some parts I really
enjoyed reading, and the aura mystery was well carried through.

I have to say, my favourite thing about this novel
must’ve been the world building. I could easily envision what the world of
Krymzyn looked like and could understand the rules it had running there. The
idea of crimson coloured world captivated me from when I first glanced the
cover to when I got to the end of the book. The descriptions were amazing,
especially the first few times Chase travels to the world.

As for the main characters, I found it difficult to feel
for the people of Krymzyn sometimes because they were so different. I did find
it easier to relate to Chase, who was human and intrigued by this world. His
family also really care about him, because when he travels to Krymzyn in
another dimension, his body is left going through a seizure, which is hard for
the family to take. But his mother and sister clearly care about him a lot and
that relationship was lovely to see.

At the beginning the book is fairly slow placed. For a
good 30% Chase goes back to Krymzyn twice and doesn’t get too many answers, so
we are still left in the dark. He also has to spend a lot of time explaining
some English words to Sash, and I didn’t like reading about definitions to
simple words just because another character didn’t understand them. I found that
to be a little bit boring.

Otherwise, this book was a pretty good read. There was a
nice ending with enough happening to make it faster paced and keep me looking
forward to reading. The characters weren’t amazing but I cared enough for them
to hope everything would work out well in the end. The world building was
amazing, and the sequel to this book will be interesting.

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Author bio: BC Powell is a fantasy author from Los Angeles, CA. “Krymzyn” is his debut science fiction fantasy novel, the first book in a series titled “The Journals of Krymzyn.”
 
Powell has a diverse background, having held several creative positions in the entertainment industry, including executive roles at ABC-TV and Technicolor. In recent years, he’s authored several non-fiction works, primarily educational books and training programs for trading the financial markets. He dual majored in journalism and philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Writing fiction has been his lifelong passion and goal. “Krymzyn” is his first published novel and represents, in his words, “finally finding the story I want to tell with characters that are able to bring that story to life.” He’s an avid reader and lists Ernest Hemingway, Frank L. Herbert, Stephen King, Jane Auste 
 
n, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. as his favorite authors.
Brad, as he prefers to go by in personal communication, lives with his longtime girlfriend, three sons from a previous marriage, and their rescue dog and cat. He enjoys hiking, ocean kayaking, spending time at Southern California beaches, movies, and reading.

 
Olivia’s Question: If you could travel inside any book,
which world would you want to go to?

Olivia-Savannah x


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