Today I’m happy to be one of the last stops on Eva Gerald’s Peacemaker blog tour! Peacemaker is a Young Adult Romantic Fantasy and is the first book in the Peacemaker series. Here is a summary from the author:
“Maya Voland doesn’t want to spend her senior year in the cold, isolated town of Shine, Vermont. Reeling from the death of her father and the discovery that her life is a carefully constructed set of lies, Maya wants to escape to a place where she can be invisible.
The residents of Shine can’t let Maya leave. She’s too important to their cause. A manipulator by nature, Maya was born with an extraordinary ability to influence the emotions and actions of others. Shiners will go to great lengths to train her to use those gifts to further their agenda, before other, more sinister forces intercede.
Shea Knightly has been waiting most of his life for Maya to come back home to Shine. He, too, has powers of persuasion and he’s never encountered a girl who can say no to his stunning looks and overwhelming charm. He’ll pull out all the stops to bring Maya into the fold.
Now Maya must decide—is the intense attraction she feels for Shea reciprocated, or is he just feeding her more lies to draw her into the dangerous world of the Shiners? Even if there is something real between them, what price is she willing to pay to make his cause her own?”
And now some special content from the author! Just for my stop on the blog tour she put together a list of recommended Fantasy books that appeal to both young adults and adult readers. There are definitely some of my faves on here, so check it out!
The line between adult and young adult books is quite grey these days. While novels targeted at young adult audiences have teenage protagonists, the subject matter addressed is often quite mature. Alternatively, there are some novels intended for adults that contain content that is acceptable for a younger audience. In this list I’ve compiled my top ten fantasy novels that are suitable for both teens and adults, regardless of how the books are generally categorized. I read and write romance novels, so admittedly this list is a bit skewed in favor of such books.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor– Beautiful, rich and textured. I love this author’s writing style and think that both adults and teenagers will agree that this is an exceptionally fun read.
Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor– This includes three short stories, but they read like a haunting symphony that would draw in an audience of adults and teenagers alike.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Technically, a children’s book, but clearly appealing to all ages. Tolkien was a master of fantasy.
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien–Another timeless and ageless masterpiece. The original target audience is immaterial as this book appeals to all.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – A dark fantasy world that draws you in and doesn’t let go until the end. Whether you’re a teen or adult reader, you’ll find this book creepy and compelling.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I hesitated to put this on the list because I found the book so disturbing. But it is well written and makes you think, haunts you even, which is the point. A book seemingly written for young adults but deals with extremely mature subject matter.
Divergent by Veronica Roth – Another fascinating book that is categorized as young adult but deals with mature subject matter.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead– Just plain fun. I love this series and Rose Hathaway is my kind of heroine. It’s a young adult novel, but the characters and topic are appealing to adults as well.
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – If you just can’t get enough of the Vampire Academy series, than continue on with the Bloodline series. While not quite as good as Rose Hathaway and her kick butt attitude, it’s still a great read.
Peacemaker by Eva Gerald –Of course, this book is near and dear to me. I wrote this with the intention that all ages would enjoy it and I hope I was successful.
Peacemaker is now available for sale on Amazon, and you can click on the pic to the left to go there and check it out, get a preview of the first chapter. Thanks to Eva Gerard for having me feature her new book on her tour!