Thursday, 12 September 2013

Render- My Reveiw and a give-away

Render Tour BadgeAs part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, Render, the debut YA Paranormal novel by Stephanie Fleshman, is on sale for just 99 cents! What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes.

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About Render: A betrayal born of blood. A curse for a gift. A love worth saving... Seventeen-year-old Raya Whitney thought she knew Koldan--until a sudden turn of events threatens both their lives. Get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes.

Stephanie Fleshman graduated with a degree in psychology and has family throughout the United States as well as in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. Visit Stephanie on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.

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 My Review:

Can I just say I was blown away by this novel? First, I was just so entranced by the names. Fiction uses a lot of common names. It was cool reading all these different names. Particularly, Koldan's and Raya's names stuck out to me. Also, I really liked the historical aspect of the Render. I am a huge fan of historical fiction, especially if they ask what if. 
    Render does this amazingly well! It ties together all aspects of the story- Why is there is a Russian stranger at his grandfather's funeral? Why did his grandfather leave a map? Why did his grandfather never talk about his past? I was so engaged by the story! I kept needing to know what happened next. I was excited and terrified at the same time. What would happen? Why was it happening? And oh my goodness, I can't believe that just happened! I also like how you don't figure exactly how much danger Koldan and his family are in until later in the book.The danger is intensified and unexpected. There are quite a few twists in this novel. I also liked the fact that I didn't guess the truth.
  The story is this: Koldan's grandfather has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Koldan is a genius, who graduated high school early. Koldan's father wants him to focus on his career. However, Koldan is in love with Raya and wants to marry her. Koldan, his brother Lucas and Raya decide to follow the coordinates on a map to figure out what their grandfather wanted them to find.

Raya is a more average high school. She loves Koldan and has a very playful attitude.

Lucas is Koldan's brother. They seem so different and yet are very protective of those they care about.

I felt connected to the characters. They are very well developed. I also liked that they were not completely cliche :) Additionally, Ms. Fleshman did a great job with the multiple   POVS.  The characters did not sound alike, which can happen with POV. Nor was it confusing. It was easy to tell the different chapters apart. 

The setting was well described and unique! It definitely added to the mystery. A remote island, a yacht and an unique culture make for an interesting experience. The setting only added to the mysterious nature of what Koldan and Raya have to endure.

The writing pulls at your emotions without being over the top. The ending was so unexpected. It left me wanting to read more. I loved it ~ I give the book 5 stars. All I noticed were strengths: Character development, setting, plot, pacing- It was all there and well developed. My only disappointment was the ending because I wanted to keep reading!  

Stephanie Fleshman

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  1. So glad you enjoyed Render, Ashliegh, and what a great review, too! Thank you for participating in this tour and for taking a moment to cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads when you have the time. Also, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter and random commenter contests!


    1. Thank you! It was great being part of the tour and I love the book.