Yesterday was an amazing day for Visions of Zarua and sharing the book birthday with so many people was brilliant.
The birthday blitz was huge fun and a great success as far as I’m concerned. I got to visit 25 blogs in one day and there were 10 new reviews for Visions all between 3.75 to 5 stars.
I would love to share every word here, but the post would end up being massive. Instead, here are some of the highlights from the first 13 blogs on the list. Tomorrow I will share the remaining 12.
Birthday Blitz round-up Part 1
Review from Nemesis Blog
‘Wow! Wow! Wow! What can I say?! This is an epic standalone fantasy. The world building Suzanne did for this book is incredible! …if you like fantasy, mystery, wizards, a bit of romance, the bad dude and monsters! I cannot recommend this book highly enough!’ Read the full review here.
Review On Odd socks and Lollipops
‘Visions of Zarua was a really enjoyable fantasy read, it reminded me of the older style fantasy novels I have read. It has a shattered timeline spanning 350 years, a mystery to solve, a host of vivid characters. I found the start was a little on the slow side, though it did set the scene well. The world-building was really interesting and I found that I really liked the world of the past, Zarua of 350 years ago.’ See full review here.
Guest post – Between the Lines
I shared the story of how Visions of Zarua will soon be traditionally published in Czech! Read the post here.
Extract – Laura’s Interests.
Read the scene that sparked off the idea for the whole book here.
Review – Pagefarer book blog
‘The characterisation is strong (I think Leyoch was my favourite), the world-building is very able and the story is well-paced…’ Full review here.
Guest Post – B for Bookreview
I shared character profiles for my 4 viewpoint characters. Read it here.
Extract – Read. Write. Inspire.
I shared an important scene from Jago’s perspective here.
Review – Jessica Rachow
‘I loved everything about Visions of Zarua! From the flawed, relatable characters to the intricately planned out world of Paltria, and the ancient, abandoned city of Zarua…this book had everything I want to see in a fantasy novel.’ Full review here.
Extract – Ali the Dragon Slayer
I shared a terrifying moment for Leyoch. Read it here.
Review – Splashes into Books
‘What a great mix of fantasy, magic and mystery this proved to be! The talented author has built a unique version of a medieval style world where there are barons, Kings, wizards, magic and monsters. You can never be certain just who you can trust…’ Read the rest of the review here.
Review – J Bronder Book Reviews
‘This is an amazing read and one that I strongly recommend checking out. Fantasy might not be your thing but definitely try this book. I think it will become a fast favorite.’ Read the full review here.
Review – Birdie’s Bibliotheca
‘The story itself progresses in a fairly standard manner: disastrous events lead to a staggering reveal which leads to a quest whereby more reveals are made, further inciting the need for the quest. The final climax is drawn out and convoluted, and maybe my favorite part of the story. Overall, I give this about a 4…’ Read the full review here.
Review – Jess Bookish Life
‘The author created an amazing world with relatable characters, many secrets, magic and a touch of romance in a great recipe for a wonderful fantasy standalone novel.‘ Read the rest of the review here.
Thank you so much to the above blogs for featuring Visions of Zarua yesterday. Please visit them and show your support to these bloggers. A huge thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources who made this possible. I highly recommend her services.
If you want to check out the remaining blog of the birthday blitz, visit this page for the links.
The giveaway is running until sunday night, so why not try to win a signed paperback for yourself. Visions of Zarua 3 book giveaway.
The ebook will remain on sale at 99p worldwide and you can purchase that here or check out the free sample below.
Thank you for following the birthday blitz and please join me again tomorrow for the remaining stops on the tour.