Monday, November 27, 2017

Tour + Review and Giveaway: Crowned by Christinna Bauer

Christina Bauer
(Beholder, #4)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: November 28th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Beauty. Romance. Power. It’s all in the eye of the BEHOLDER. 
At last, Elea has found the love of her life. Unfortunately, the evil Tsar Viktor is about to unleash an army of twisted mages bent on killing everyone Elea cares about… including the man who’s stolen her heart.
So what’s a powerful witch to do? Why, organize a league of magical warriors, of course!
Elea recruits and trains a fighting force to take down the Tsar. That’s challenge enough, but on the eve of battle, Elea realizes that her true enemies may be far more powerful than even Viktor: The deities Oni and Yuri could be out to destroy her as well. With major battles brewing on two fronts, Elea’s not sure that she’ll win, but with true love to inspire her, she’s certainly ready to fight.

4 stars

Christina Bauer has created an amazing series: Beholder. Crowned is the fourth and final book in the series, and I was very satisfied with how this book concluded the series. Bauer writes her stories in such a way that you feel like you are apart of them - you feel what the characters feel, and the worldbuilding is wonderful.

I felt like all of the characters were well-written, and unique. It was nice to be able to distinguish between the characters based on their personalities and actions, without having to necessarily be told who the character was. I loved Elea and Rowan - they are such a cute couple and I really enjoyed seeing their relationship in this book (and throughout the series) as it developed and grew.

I would highly recommend this series. It was definitely very entertaining and interesting.

Author Bio:
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.