Hinder Blog Tour


Hey Everyone! As you can see, I am participating in a blog tour hosted by ROCK STAR BOOK TOURS for the book, Hinder. They have kindly provided me with a copy of this book to review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way.

The blog post will have the following format if you are interested!

  • Giveaway information
  • Book Links
  • Book Review
  • About the Author
  • Book Tour Schedule

Giveaway Information:

Giveaway Details:

Want to win a Mac. Every two to three months, Kristin Ping is giving away a mac, all you have to do is subscribe to her newsletter, confirm to the confirmation email that will either be in your inbox or spam, and open the letter. Find the secret facebook group, join and enter the giveaway. It’s as easy as that. We even give you extra entries by inviting your friends to subscribe too. We already gave away the first laptop. 
There are two ways to do this. 

1. Follow by filling in this doc. 
2. Go to this website  and wait for the pop up to subscribe. 

Pre Order Giveaway:

PRE ORDER HINDER FOR 99c. Yes, you’ve heard right. The pre order special is 99c only. The price will go up to 2.99 in it’s first month, think of it as a release day blitz, and from the second month it will go up to it’s normal price of 4.99c. So it’s a major deal of getting the pre-order for just 99c. GRAB YOUR COPY NOW AND CLAIM YOUR GIFT: CROWS OF WINTER. 

CROWS OF WINTER is a bundle of three stories. Two of them were exclusively written for Hinder Pre-Orde drive. They will not be up for purchasing. 
Lucian’s Ascension written by Adrienne Woods, Venom, a Novelette also by Adrienne Woods and introduction short story of Guardian of Monsters written by Kristin Ping. 

You will need to fill in this form in order to claim your free gift. 




Book Links




Book Review  


Title: Hinder
Author:  Kristin Ping
Series: Guardian of Monsters #1
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing 
Publication Date: 15 May 2018
Source: Rock Star Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 454
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 31 January 2018









Goodreads Synopsis:

Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead, or hiding out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother—a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.



Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I saw this cover and new instantly that I needed to read this book. When I saw that there was a blog tour for this book, I jumped at the chance and I signed up for it. I am so grateful that I get to be a part of it!

Thank you to Rock Star Book Tours for providing me with a copy for this book! I cannot wait to jump into this book. Just a small little disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:


The writing in this book was good but it was a little difficult to get into. Sometimes there wasn't a lot of detail for me to form a vivid image but at the end of the day, I was really drawn in by the dialogue. I don't know what it was but I really enjoyed it!

Plot Thoughts:

The plot started off slow but in a second things get crazy. I like how the rules of the world where explained in the beginning but I do think that I would have preferred if it was spread out through the chapter so that it wasn't as heavy. I really enjoyed this world, it pulled me straight in. I loved how everything played out in such an interesting way! Definitely a book that I will remember.

Character Thoughts:

I liked the characters but I was't as attached to them as I had hoped. They were likeable and everything that they needed to be but I just couldn't find something to attach myself with.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I was really surprised by this book. It took me a second or two to get into the writing style but it was actually really good. I did find that the detail wasn't quite enough to create that vivid image that I was looking for. The plot started out slow but within a second things become so crazy. I absolutely loved it. I wasn't too big on the characters but at the end of they day they were likeable. Thank you so much to Rock Star Tours for providing me with a copy for this book.

About the Author:


Kristin resides in South Africa with her husband, two beautiful girls and two bulldogs that tries to eat her house. She has been writing for the past eight years and her first debut novel, Hinder: A Bender's novel will be published 2018 by Fire Quill Publishing. When she isn't writing, she is spending her time with her family, or trying to teach her two bulldogs to not eat her house.



Book Tour Schedule:

Week One:
1/1/2018- Book-o-Craze - Review
1/2/2018- Darque Dreamer ReadsReview
1/3/2018- Adventures Thru WonderlandReview
1/4/2018- Jen Brown WritesReview
1/5/2018- Book Huntress' WorldReview

Week Two:
1/8/2018- Books and LaddersReview
1/9/2018- Fire and IceReview
1/10/2018- JrsbookreviewsReview
1/11/2018- The Inked In Book BlogReview
1/12/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview

Week Three:
1/15/2018- Hooked To BooksExcerpt
1/16/2018- Pervy Ladies Books- Review
1/17/2018- books are loveReview
1/18/2018- Literary MusingsExcerpt
1/19/2018- Hauntedbybooks13Review

Week Four:
1/22/2018- A Reader's LifeReview
1/23/2018- Wishful EndingsExcerpt
1/24/2018- SimplyAllyTeaReview
1/25/2018- Dani Reviews ThingsReview
1/26/2018- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

Week Five:
1/29/2018- Blushing BibliophileReview
1/30/2018- BookHounds YAReview
1/31/2018- AbooktropolisReview


Yours in Reading,

Melleny Smith






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