March 4, 2014

Character Interview + Giveaway: The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis


Welcome to my stop on The Shadow Soul blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours
(Follow the tour HERE!)
Today I have a mysterious character interview with our main chararacter Jinji and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway!

Title: The Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons, #1)
Author: Kaitlyn Davis
Release Date: February 20, 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult

Summary:
GAME OF THRONES meets GRACELING in a new young adult fantasy by bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis. Told in alternating male and female perspectives, THE SHADOW SOUL has been hailed as "an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." (Happy Tails & Tales Reviews)

When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to—until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret—magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh. 

But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat. Because their meeting was not coincidence—it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn…

*Praise for The Shadow Soul*

The writing is flawless. The story and plot line, and plot twists, had me captivated and enamored for the first words. I couldn’t put this book down for anything, and I absolutely cannot wait for book two. The world building is amazing. I feel like I can feel the spirits when Jin speaks of them. And I can feel the fire on my skin like Rhen. And the secondary characters are just as great as the main characters…It’s an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more. - Happy Tails and Tales

I loved the characters. Jinji is an amazing girl of such strength. Reading about her sometimes brought tears to my eyes because I couldn’t help but love her from the beginning. And Rhen, even though I was suspecting him of treachery he didn’t fail to be surprising at every turn… I can’t wait to find out what happens next!" – Creating Serenity

*Praise for Kaitlyn Davis*

Kaitlyn Davis writes some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book; they are fast paced and so well delivered. – Reflections of a Bookworm

I really enjoyed Ms Davis's writing, I was riveted throughout and was eager to see what would happen - there was drama, danger, action and romance that was wonderfully detailed and described. – Obsession with Books

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***Character Interview - Jinji***

Please welcome Jinji, the female protagonist of The Shadow Soul who has come all the way from her fantastical world to speak with us today!

Me: Thank you so much for stopping by.

Jinji: You’re welcome. It’s a relief actually.

A relief? Why is that?

Well, it’s Rhen. At first, I thought traveling with him would be the only solution, but now I’m not so sure. He’s getting too suspicious, asking too many questions. It’s like he knows I’m keeping a secret…well, secrets…

What secrets?

[Jinji looks around nervously. Her short black hair barely moves, but her eyes flick around the room, almost as though she fears we’re not alone. She leans in, whispers.]

He doesn’t know I’m a girl. He doesn’t know about my powers. He doesn’t know about the shadow. He doesn’t…

[She shakes her head, biting her lip and tucking her knees into her chest, curling into a tight ball. Nerves have clenched her body, have halted her midthought. A darkness seems to seep into her vision. A sadness removes the golden light from her eyes. I reach out my hand in comfort, but she retreats.]

Are you all right?

I just miss them. Miss it. Home. The trees. My family.

Why did you leave?

[The grief thickens, haunting her eyes, scrunching her forehead. She looks away, pausing, reading memories in the air. Suddenly she looks up, straight into my eyes with a hard look, a calculated stare.]

Vengeance.

Against who? For what?

[She shakes her head, standing, walking away from me and looking at the door. She is small, but I sense strength and determination in her stance.]

I must leave. I’m sorry.

Wait—

[But she is gone. Panic hangs heavy in the air behind her.]

~World Map~

Author Bio: 
Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy.
Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.

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***Giveaway***
2 signed paperbacks of The Shadow Soul 
(Open in the U.S. only)
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5 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful. I wishlisted it ;)

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  2. Thank you so much for joining in my blog tour and helping to celebrate The Shadow Soul! I truly appreciate it and I hope your readers love learning more about Jinji :)

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  3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!<3
    Can't wait to read this!!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway, the book really does sound pretty awesome and epic.

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  5. From reading your synopsis, I think you have a good book here.

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