Review: A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren

December 30, 2014 Adrienne's Reviews, Blog Tour, Reviews 0 ★★★★

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A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren
Published by Carina Press on December 1, 2014
Genres: Historical, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 256
Format: eBook
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Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats—and breaks—the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London's most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way—even another goddess born.

But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?

With these doubts threatening her impending marriage and the very last of Brigid's fire draining from her soul, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength—or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.

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Please join Kari Edgren as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for A Grave Inheritance, the second book in her Goddess Born series, from December 2-January 9.

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What I particularly like about Kari Edgren’s writing is that I always lose track of time and space.  Life continues, people have conversations, children run around playing, and I sit happily in my bubble reading.  Totally immersed in the world a Celtic goddess who travels to London for her one true love.

In A Grave Inheritance we pick up right where Goddess Born left off.  Henry has left for London to try and persuade the King to release him from his arranged betrothal to the Princess.  Selah is in the colonies restlessly waiting and planning her travel to London to find him.  Her arrival brings on a whole new set of trials and tribulations.  1700 England isn’t the nicest of places throw in a woman from the colonies, of Irish decent, with supernatural abilities and well…you can only imagine.

Kari Edgren does so many things right.  Her ability to transport you back in time with description and characters is just bewildering to me.  I would think writing about London alone in that time frame would be hard enough.  But to mingle in the historical life of the colonies as well as British life and have them blend and make sense is fascinating.  Nothing is as it seems in A Grave Inheritance.  There are so many nefarious characters.  All of which have their own agendas.  Add to that the secrets, mix in the paranormal, and top it all off with a love story in the making, and you can see why I was lost.

Selah is a character that I have truly grown to love.  She is so fierce and I feel like she’s growing into herself as the story progresses.  She is not one to back down and struggles sometimes to keep her mouth shut.  I can only imagine how difficult that was back then.  But she is also very kind, loving, even flirty.  I’m not sure she even is aware of her own beauty.  She’s a pleasure to read and turning out to be one of my favorite heroines.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Henry.  He appears to be Selah’s perfect match.  If only those around would agree.  A Lord in love with a commoner is something very much frowned upon.  But he stays true even when faced with a multitude of challenges.  I appreciate that very much.  It would be too easy for the author to create drama when none is needed.  The plot in itself has plenty to go around.  I am anxious to see where Henry’s story line goes.

I thought the story ended perfectly.  Setting us up for book three.  Love is strong, friendships renewed, alliances made, and the hunt is on for a very worthy adversary, or two or three.  Things are heating up and I expect quite the explosive conclusion.

*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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A Grave Inheritance Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 2
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, December 4
Review at A Book Geek
Review at I’d So Rather Be Reading

Friday, December 5
Spotlight at The Reader’s Hollow

Monday, December 9
Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Wednesday, December 11
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Friday, December 19
Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary

Monday, December 22
Review at The Mad Reviewer

Friday, December 26
Review at The Book Nerd

Monday, December 29
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, December 30
Review at Nicely Phrased Book Blog
Review at 100 Pages a Day – Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Thursday, January 1
Review at Mel’s Shelves

Friday, January 2
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Monday, January 5
Review at Book Babe
Review at The True Book Addict

Tuesday, January 6
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, January 7
Review at Back Porchervations

Friday, January 9
Review at Romantic Historical Reviews

 

About Kari Edgren

Kari Edgren did not dream of becoming a writer. Instead, she dreamed of everything else and was often made to stay inside during kindergarten recess to practice her letters. Despite doting parents and a decent school system, Ms. Edgren managed to make it through elementary school having completed only one book cover to cover – The Box Car Children, which she read approximately forty-seven times. Things improved during high school, but not until she read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude in college, did she truly understand the power of a book.
Ms. Edgren aspires to be a Vulcan, a world-acclaimed opera singer, and two inches taller. She resides in the Pacific NW where she spends a great deal of time torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts. Ms. Edgren hasn’t stopped dreaming, but has finally mastered her letters enough to put the stories on paper.

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