Hello, dear friends! I’m popping in with a book review for Retrieve today, and I hope you enjoy! It’s a really good story and I really liked it- continue reading to see why! There’s also going to be a giveaway, so make sure you take a peep at that. 🙂
What if the job you took to stay alive might be what kills you?
Kade knows what it is to suffer. He knows what it’s like to lose everything and everyone around him.
His job in a Stormer Unit guarantees not just his survival in the decimated country of Azetaria, but his sister Meg’s. Even if it means facing the Numachi warriors baying for his blood, he’ll do what it takes to keep her safe.
Hadley is alone and surviving the only way she knows how. By hiding where predators won’t find her and scavenging enough just to keep her alive.
When desperation drives Hadley to search for her missing brother, she mistakenly accepts the offer of recruitment into the Stormer’s camp, only to be partnered with Kade and sent as a scout into Numachi territory.
The intimidating young Stormer may just know where her brother has gone. But can they stay alive long enough to find him?
This was such a well-written book! Sarah writes in an extremely talented way, which means that all her characters’ thoughts, descriptions, even pain… go right to the reader. I felt what the characters were feeling, and it really helped me connect to what they were going through. Speaking of which… I really liked the characters (Kade and Hadley)!
A couple of months ago I read Disowned, the first book of Sarah’s other popular series (Allegiance), and I have to say I didn’t really like the main character. However, that didn’t happen at all in Retrieve. I love Kade and Hadley both so much as characters- I found myself similar to Hadley in her stubbornness and also to Kade in his frequent annoyance with people. ;P I loved seeing how they grew as individuals as well as how they grew together. ‘Twas super sweet. 😀 I do wish that the book could’ve included more of Thomas, though.
The story itself was really engaging and absorbing- I finished the entire book in one sitting, which should tell you a lot. The plot wasn’t very… detailed? it was very simple plot, needless to say. But it certainly wasn’t boring at all.
Ms. Addison-Fox creates such an enthralling and beautiful story in Retrieve. She writes such amazing characters and weaves a simple but captivating plot, and I enjoyed it so much! Definitely worthy of a read, and I can’t wait for Retreat to come out! 4 stars.
FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.
You can get the paperback right now for the low price of $9. 🙂 It’s also available in Kindle.
Take a moment to learn about the author (plus, wait around til the end for the giveaway)!
Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born misfit who writes action-packed fantasy with a smattering of punch ups, mega amounts of romance and a dash of family values. She has an astonishing amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer somewhere, and has a husband who, after 28 years, can still make her blush. When she’s not working on her YA fantasy romance series’ she can be found binge watching Mission Impossible movies, drinking lager and eating curry.
Go visit her on social media!
Now, for the part you’ve been waiting for! Here’s an infographic of what you’ll receive if you win the giveaway… (click the image to view the giveaway)
Visit Victoria’s blog (the host of this blog tour) to visit the rest of the participating blogs!
And… that’s it! Thanks to Victoria Lynn for hosting the blog tour and Sarah Addison-Fox for providing and writing the lovely book. 😀 I hope I’ll see you on Saturday with my next post!