Within Ash and Stardust Blog Tour



Hi everyone! Today I am participating in the blog tour for Within Ash and Stardust by Chani Lynn Feener. You can find my reviews for the first and second book here and here respectively. Thank you so much to Xpresso Tours for hosting this blog tour.

This post will follow this format:

  • Giveaway
  • Book links
  • Book Information
  • Book Review
  • Author Information

Giveaway


Book Links

Book Information

Title: Within Ash and Stardust
Author: Chani Lynn Feener
Series: The Xenith Trilogy #3
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: 16 July 2018
Source: Xpresso Tours
Format: eARC
Pages: 336
Rating: 3.7 Stars




Goodreads Synopsis:

Having gone from kidnapped faux princess to the legitimate heir to an intergalactic throne, an impulsive, sarcastic teen must take charge of her own destiny in this epic YA novel.

On Earth, Delaney is a normal teenager who recently graduated high school with a fantastic best friend and a loving boyfriend.
But Delaney isn’t on Earth. She’s on Xenith, a war-torn planet half a galaxy away. Originally mistaken for an alien princess, Delaney has gone from kidnapped imposter to the recognized heir to an alien throne. Oh, and she’s engaged to the prince of an enemy nation whose ruthless father is on the warpath.

Torn between two planets, two fates, and two loves, Delaney is finally ready to choose her own destiny in Within Ash and Stardust, the stunning conclusion to Chani Lynn Feener’s Xenith Trilogy.

Book Review
Pre-Reading Thoughts

I binge-read the first two books so that I could be prepared for this book. I can't believe that the conclusion is finally here and honestly, I don't even know if I am ready...

Thank you so much to Xpresso Tours for providing me with a copy of this book to review. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts

The writing was easy to get into but I often found myself getting stuck in the detail of the book. However, I still loved the dialogue between Delaney and Trystan. Honestly, their conversations had me laughing out loud or smiling because it was witty and flowed naturally.

Plot Thoughts

I loved that the plot picked up straight after where the second book ended. But I also felt as if there was a lot of emphasis being placed on the fact that the Rex is devious and is pretty much all-knowing.  I did enjoy the mix between action scenes and the sweet, romantic scenes that happened between our two main love interests and our main character.

Character Thoughts

I liked that we were able to see a bit more of the characters that were more in the background of the other books. We finally get to see Tilda be the queen that we've always expected her to be. I also really loved that Delaney became the person who controlled her fate. In the previous books, we saw glimpses of that person in these moments where things got intense.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am really happy with this conclusion. I think that the story was wrapped up nicely in this book but it also left the readers hopeful for Delaney's future. The writing was easy to get into and the dialogue was honestly my favourite thing about this book. I loved that different characters were able to shine a bit more in this book. I'm really sad that this is over but I'll probably end up rereading the series once I physical copies of all of them. Thank you so much to Xpresso Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.

Author Information


Chani Lynn Feener has wanted to be a writer since the age of ten during fifth grade story time. She majored in Creative Writing at Johnson State College in Vermont, and graduated in 2012. To pay her bills, she has worked many odd jobs, including, but not limited to, telemarketing, order picking in a warehouse, and filling ink cartridges. When she isn’t writing, she’s binging TV shows, drawing, or frequenting zoos/aquariums. Chani is also the author of teen paranormal series, the Underworld Saga, originally written under the penname Tempest C. Avery. She currently resides in Connecticut, but lives on Goodreads.com.

Yours in Reading,
Melleny

Comments

  1. This sounds like a great end to a fun, well written series! Great review! :)

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