Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Angela Orlowski Peart's "Forged by Magic"

Title: Forged By Magic (Forged Series .5)
Author: Angela Orlowski-Peart     
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours


Forged by Magic. Origins is a collection of short stories, featuring the characters from the Forged series. This is the first out of two prequels to the series. Each story is told from a different character point-of-view.
Find out the details about how the Amulet and the Dasht-e Kavir have been created, and how the powers of the Universe opened the gates to other dimensions, letting some terrifying supernatural creatures into the Human World. 

My Review:

I was drawn to this book for two reasons. The first, I did a cover reveal & thought it looked awesome! The second, Angela Orlowski-Peart is Polish & so is my Mother's family. Ok strange I know, but I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review "Forged by Magic"..... This book takes the reader through not one but five enchanting stories & every moment is a thrilling ride!!

The first set of stories follows the Goddesses of Earth: the Winter Goddess Crystal and Summer Goddess Amber. Because these are short stories, you don't get the full depth of these lovely ladies. You will however, travel along on their emotional journeys.
Next is the story of Seven brothers, The Mages. For unbenounced reasons, these identical brothers have been asked to create an Amulet for Crystal, the Winter Goddess. When Amber, the Summer Goddess finds out about the Amulet, she is furious!
The book ends with Etralla, a Nymph who becomes trapped in the Earth realm & discovers she's not the only one stuck on Earth & determined to get home.

 What I Thought:

This book is actually a prequel to the book "Forged by Greed" where many of these characters were first introduced. I must admit, I wish I would've read the first book before reading this one. For the simple reason of I  truly wanted to get to know each of these characters better. Although "Forged by Magic" gave me a rich introduction, it left me craving more of these characters & their magical lives.


About the Author:

Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in Poland. She describes herself as European born, American by choice. She was just seven-years-old when she decided to learn English and translate her favorite Polish fairytales.
Angela is the author of the Young Adult and New Adult fiction novels, including YA paranormal/urban fantasy series, The Forged. First book in series, Forged by Greed, was published on September 20, 2012. There are two anthologies of short stories, serving as the prequels to the series. First of them, Forged by Magic. Origins is scheduled for publishing on May 31st, 2013. The second anthology (still untitled) will be out at the end of June 2013. Next three full size novels, including Forged by Coalescence, will be released in 2013 and 2014.

Angela writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, and short stories. She loves reading good books almost as much as writing them. She speaks with Polish accent, but loves listening to the Southern drawl.
She is passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. She lives in the Seattle area with her family and a chronically curious cat. 

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  1. Thank you for such a nice review, Kelly. I'm very happy I gained a new reader in you :-) I hope you will read Forged by Legacy: Beginnings (it's out today!) and the next two full-sized books in the series.

    And what a great surprise that you have some Polish roots too!

  2. Sounds like it's setting up for the first book. :) Cool. Thank you.

  3. Angela, going to Amazon and buying it now!! You're such a talented writer and I really enjoyed your enchanting work!!!

  4. Melissa!!! You make my day when you leave me messages!! It means more to me than you'll ever know!!