[Blog Tour] Review: Heart of Mist by by Helen Scheuerer + Giveaway

Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles #1)
by Helen Scheuerer
Published on: August 31st 2017
Published by: Talem Press
Purchase on: Amazon


In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.

Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital.

But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.

The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.

Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.

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I decided to join the Heart of Mist blog tour to kinda force myself into reading because I've been on and off (but more so with on) a terrible book slump this year. Shealea @ The Bookshelf Bitch's rave tweets about this helped a lot in that decision though! 

While I can't say that I read the whole book in one seat nor that this cured this terrible book slump of mine, Heart of Mist sure is still one heck of an enjoyable book with distinct, mysterious, fun characters and a rich, complex, fantasy world.

One of the things that I really loved about the Heart of Mist is its pacing. There are parts where a lot of interesting things are happening at the same time, one after another; the pace can get too fast that my slump just don't have the time to make me bored. However, there are also moments where the information gets too much. As far as the characters go, I can't say that the protagonist, Bleak, is my favorite character because she can really be a handful but I also see that she has a lot of room for character growth and I'm actually pretty excited about that. As well, this is told in multiple POVs but for me, Bleak's POV is the most fun to read. It's also worth noting that Bleak is an alcoholic here. I had to do a double take in the first chapter and question myself if she was really the protagonist lol. But moving on, the other characters like Fiore, Swinton, and Bren though-- oh. they are to die for! I also found myself liking the Valian warriors despite their nature. Like I said this book has distinct characters. You might not like one character but rest assured that there's plenty more characters that you will fall in love with.

Speaking of love, there's sooo little romance here and as someone who's a huge sucker for romance... I don't mind it. At all. I guess the hints are there but they're just that: Hints. And for me, if I'm able to like a book that's got no romance then that's one hella good book.

Disclaimer: A review copy was received for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5 stars


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