Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy Book Birthday, Leaves of Fall by Patricia Lynne with Giveaway!

by Patricia Lynne
YA Fantasy

Armory was born into a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by war between man and nature.
Trees are the enemy. But when she’s kidnapped by nomads and taken far from her home,
a tree nymph is the one who comes to her rescue.
Birch promises he can get Armory home. He says not all trees wanted a war. Armory
has no choice to trust him if she wants to see her family again.
Together, they trek across the ruins of America, meeting both human and trees who
want nothing more than the fighting to stop. But the hatred between the two may be
too deep to heal. Armory isn’t sure her friendship with Birch will be enough to convince
the human race to take a chance on peace. Birch has a plan, though. He’s just not sure
he’ll survive.
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This is an intriguing dystopian which not only draws in with fast-paced adventure but adds an interesting, natural twist.

Armory lives on a future Earth where trees and nature decided to take a stand against humanity, a bloody one. The planet is at war. Armory lives in a type of small community in the ruins of a city, where they literally fight for every food grown. When nomads raid them, Armory and her best friend are kidnapped with the intention of giving them to members of the gang. But an unexpected help comes to Armory's rescue, and soon, she finds herself on an even more impossible adventure—one to stop the war and save the world.

The first pages drew me immediately into the Armory's world and brought it to vivid life. There was just enough time to get to know a few members of her community, their friendship and problems before everything was ripped apart. The pacing fit perfectly and really grabs at the heart when Armory and her friend are brutally taken away. The scenes sit and flow, while still keeping the tension high.

Armory is a believable teen and a heroine who is easy to root for. Her reactions are mostly understandable and it's hard not to feel for her as she tries to come to terms with everything. She's a bit naive but only enough to make her that much more real. 

The relationship with the trees is simply beautiful. There's a building of trust, which takes time and hints at something more. It borders on romantic and leaves the heart yearning in just the right way. The message comes across loud and clear—one especially those with a heart for nature are sure to enjoy—but still slides into the adventure nicely to make an enjoyable read.
About the Author
Patricia Lynne is the author of Young Adult Paranormal, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi books. She
actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and
band in high school and college On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her
head and began learning all she could about writing. That was the start of it, and she
hasn't regretted a moment. When she's not writing, she's watching Doctor Who or
reading about serial killers. She's an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn.
She writes New Adult Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance under the name Patricia Josephine.
Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble
a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.
Find Patricia around the web.


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