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Review and Giveaway for Mortal Sight

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About the Book

Book:  Mortal Sight

Author: Sandra Fernandez Rhoads

Genre:  Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Release Date: April 14, 2020

Mortal SightWhen Worlds Collide, Shadow Wrestles Light

Seventeen-year-old Cera Marlowe wants a normal life; one where she and her mom can stop skipping town every time a disturbing vision strikes. But when a girl she knows is murdered by a monster she can’t explain, Cera’s world turns upside down.

Suddenly thrown into an ancient supernatural battle, Cera discovers she’s not alone in her gifting and vows to use her visions to save lives. But why does John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost keep interrupting her thoughts?

In a race against time and a war against unearthly creatures, will decoding messages embedded in the works of classic literature be enough to stop the bloodshed and protect those she loves?

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As a homeschooling mom, I am always on the lookout for new books for our family, and this Young Adult fantasy novel did not disappoint. The characters and the plot were both well-written. I really appreciated Ceramic as a character.
This book is the first in a series and I look forward to reading more of this series. The idea of messages coming through words of classic literature caught my attention. Perhaps, that is because I love reading.
So check out this book for yourself.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

 

About the Author

Version 2Sandra Fernandez Rhoads is a Cuban-Colombian born in Queens, New York but currently lives in Dallas, Texas. Her previous experience includes earning a M.A. in her 17th century crush, John Milton, writing scripts and performance pieces, directing theater, acting, and running an employment consulting and marketing company. As an AFA-NIET National Finalist in Public Speaking, she welcomes an audience and dreams of playing the theme to Jurassic Park on her cello, named Lysander. Mortal Sight is her debut novel.

 

More from Sandra

I am so excited to share this story. The original story seed for Mortal Sight came from the premise: what if someone never felt like they belonged in this world because they really didn’t? They were born for a place they didn’t know existed, an unseen realm. And if so, what things in our everyday world would shout out this truth, point to this other world, and try to get their attention to let them know that the restlessness is intentional and they were called to something bigger than themselves. The use of art and literature throughout the story comes from my own love for art and the artist community. The unique way artists look at the world could point to this other realm. I chose Milton’s Paradise Lost, in particular because the poem speaks of things invisible and unseen wars. I have a deep love for artists and the creative community and love encouraging others to tell stories through art, whether it’s visual, music, poetry, dance, writing, etc. It’s in art’s narrative that we see broken pieces of ourselves. This story came from the idea that art could create common ground, kickstart community, and maybe even change the way we see ourselves, others or even the world.

Blog Stops

deb’s Book Review, April 30

Rebecca Tews, April 30

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 1

A Reader’s Brain, May 2

Blogging With Carol, May 2

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, May 3

For the Love of Literature, May 4

Wishful Endings, May 4

Texas Book-aholic, May 5

Inklings and notions, May 6

April Hayman, Author, May 6

For Him and My Family, May 7

Pause for Tales, May 8

Mia Reads, May 8

Through the Fire Blogs, May 9

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 10

Genesis 5020, May 11

Artistic Nobody, May 12

Emily Yager, May 13

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Sandra is giving away the grand prize package of Mortal Sight hardback with exclusive signed bookplate, plus bookmark/Sticker/Button, $30 Amazon gift card, hardback copy of Paradise Lost, and writing Journal of Pierre Auguste Cot’s The Storm!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/f8fa/mortal-sight-celebration-tour-giveaway