Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Alchemists Academy Blog Tour: promo, review & giveaway

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The Alchemists Academy Book 1: Stones to Ashes by Kailin Gow

What do you learn here...at the Academy? Wirt asks. Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly? Uh...something like that, his roommate Spencer said. More like how to rule worlds. Wirt, is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way. Now he s in a school he can t escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities, for what use, he doesn't know...to save his world or to destroy it...

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The Alchemists Academy Book 2: Elemental Explosions by Kailin Gow

A new student has entered The Alchemists Academy, and he brings with him an explosive power that threatens the Academy and the legend of Merlin. Wirt thought he was the only bad boy at the Academy, but he was wrong. Not only is Roland Black worse than Wirt, but a new teacher had replaced one of their beloved teachers, and she has more planned for Wirt and his friends than just lesson plans. Alana, his crush has grown prettier, and now he is rivals for her attention with not only his best friend Spencer, but newcomer Roland, as well. On top of that, it is their second year, and the year where all the students must pass a test to move on to the Elite Class at the Academy. The Elite Class is the only class in the third year at the Academy, and the students who fail will be sent home, others will face something even deadlier.

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Author Kailin Gow

Kailin Gow is the award-winning, international bestselling author of over 80 distinct books.

Kailin Gow is also the President of a media company, a media personality, and has been writing full-time since she was first published. Holding a Masters in communications management and leadership positions in Fortune 500 corporations, she puts her leadership abilities, her experience, and desire to help others into her fiction books. As a result, she has written the forthcoming, Finding the Heroine in You book which is also a national tour. She is a mother and spends whatever spare time she has volunteering at the Red Cross, Battered Women's Shelters, and other organizations.

Currently her Frost Series is in development for a major international MMO Game, and she has over 14,000 and growing Frosters on her Facebook fan page.

Links:
Website * Blog * Goodreads

My thoughts:
Stones to Ashes was an interesting though predictable read. The opening scene grabbed me as I wondered what main character Wirt would do after he kept running off his mouth to three guys much bigger than him. When his fingers begin to glow and he disappears, popping up in another place, there's a huge tree he learns is the Alchemists Academy. 

I had difficulty at times trying to place scenes that needed more description. Once again, I thought this Kailin Gow novel needed a better editing job. The grammatical issues and typos do take away from the reading experience and I've grown tired of seeing this repeatedly. The premise was cool but I did not connect with any of the characters. 

Rating: 3

Cover comment: The cover is ok, slightly boring.

Book source: I received a promotional e-ARC from the author in return for my honest review.

Tour $25 Giveaway Details
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Ends 1/31/12

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