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SST April: The Island by S. Usher Evans | Giveaway

Posted April 3, 2016 in blogtour, giveaway / 2 Comments

SST April: The Island by S. Usher Evans | GiveawayThe Island (Madion War Series, #1) by S. Usher Evans
Published by Sun's Golden Ray Publishing on April 26th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 260
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Prince Galian is third in line to the throne, but prefers his place as a resident at the Royal Kylaen Hospital. When his father urges him to join the military to help reclaim their colony, Galian is forced to put aside his oath to Do No Harm and fight a war he does not believe in.

Across the great Madion Sea, Captain Theo Kallistrate dreams of a day when she is no longer bound by conscription to fight for her country's independence. But when the Kylaens threaten, honor and duty call her to the front lines to fight off the oppressors.

When an air skirmish goes wrong, both Theo and Galian crash on a remote island hundreds of miles from either nation. Grievously injured, Theo must rely on Galian's medical expertise, and Galian must rely on Theo's survival skills, to live another day in a harsh and unforgiving terrain.

Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive? Or will the war that brought them to the island tear them apart?

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.



Reason 1

Star-crossed love. I’ve always been interested in stories about star-crossed lovers, because I find it intriguing to read about how two different people on the opposite sides when from hating each other to falling in love with each other. When I read the synopsis and realised that two enemies would have some sort of budding romance with them, of course I was interested HAHA.

Reason 2

If you love Arrow, or being stuck on an island is your kind of thing, you should read this book. Because the survival parts kinda reminded me of Arrow HAHA I think I just love the fact that we get to see the budding romance between this two without anyone else interfering, but at the same time, you get to see how reality kinda sets back into their life in the end.

Reason 3

Gender-roles were reversed. Now, I find this part really unique, and I think this could either be a hit or a miss with the readers. But the gender roles were actually reversed in this book, in my opinion. Theo, the main character (who is a female, BTW) was more adept in survival skills instead of the prince. And this kinda surprised me, because you rarely see a situation in which a girl knows more about survival skills than a guy (or maybe I’ve just been reading the wrong books HAHA). But yeah. That was really unique.

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About S. Usher Evans

S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a “real job” as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for the birds and rekindled a childhood passion for writing novels. She sold everything she owned and moved back to Pensacola, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit.

Evans is the author of the Razia series and Empath, both published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing.


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