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Monday, May 13, 2013

Review & Giveaway: You Are Mine by Janel Falor

Title: You Are Mine
Author: Janeal Falor
Publication: May 6, 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Source: Author
Genre: YA Fantasy
Audience: 14+

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.

My Thoughts: Is Thomas really a kind man or is he playing a cruel game? 
It's shocking to see a father more concerned with what his daughter will bring financially, than the type of man she will be marrying, as if she is cattle. This is a fast paced read that I was unable to put down. Serena's story is so interesting and I just had to have more. I loved that the story had elements of several cultures creating one cohesive society vastly different from my own.  

Author Bio: 
Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she's finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they're nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she's still going on about the voices in her head.

Giveaway: This giveaway is for an ebook copy of You Are Mine and open Internationally. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter for a chance to win.

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