Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch (Blog Tour & Review)

The Language of Souls
by Lena Goldfinch
YA / Fantasy / Romance
Available October 2010
148 pages



About the Book
A fast-paced tale of adventure, impossible choices, and a soul-stirring romance that will leave you breathless.

Solena trespasses into hostile territory to search for a rare herb to cure the grandfather she loves. When a young enemy soldier captures her and she's accused of being a spy, she discovers just how much she’s risked.



As a soldier, Rundan struggles to please his father, a ruthless army commander. When his father orders him to take the beautiful trespasser to the royal courts, where she’ll surely be tried and executed, Rundan is plagued by an inconvenient desire to protect her.

The handsome young soldier confuses Solena. First, he cruelly captures her, and then treats her with uncommon kindness. When he risks his life to save hers, she fears she may have risked more than her life on her journey…she may have lost her heart.

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My Thoughts
I've enjoyed seeing some of Lena Goldfinch's beautiful covers and am now diving into her books! The Language of Souls is a YA fantasy romance novella that takes readers on an adventure. Rundan and Solena should be enemies but despite their inability to communicate with each other, they become unlikely allies, sacrificing everything for each other.

Lena does a great job of introducing this new world to the readers. I had a vivid mental picture of the place the whole time I was reading. She also introduces the characters and lets us get to know them, facing the unique challenge of the characters not being able to talk to one another for much of the book. Yet she still managed to keep my interest. :) I wish the story had been just a few pages longer, perhaps another chapter, to give a little more depth to the relationship that developed. But overall, this was an endearing story with a great message! [3.5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About Lena Goldfinch
LENA GOLDFINCH writes fantasy and romance for teens and adults. She's a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it's a novel, novella, or short story, young adult or adult, fantasy or realistic, contemporary or historical. Elements of romance, fantasy, and mystery have a way of creeping into her writing, even when she's writing something light and contemporary. Her latest release is TAKE A PICTURE, a lighthearted contemporary romance for teens and new adults, which includes a bonus short story, CHAIN REACTION, a prequel to HAUNTING JOY. You can learn more about Lena and her books on her website.

Giveaway
Lena is giving away two great prizes. ALL readers are eligible to enter one of the two giveaways! (Note: I am not moderating this giveaway, but only posting as part of the blog tour.)

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks, Brooke! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Language of Souls. :) Thanks for joining in the fun of my "Sweet YA Reads" blog tour!

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    1. Lena - Thank you so much for the opportunity to join in the fun! (And for stopping by!)

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  2. Always enjoy your reviews. This sounds like a great story

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    1. Sandra - Thank you for stopping by. You're so kind!

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  3. I love the way your posts are organized, Brooke - you do such a lovely job! :)

    Anyway, I'll echo Lena and say I'm so happy you enjoyed the story overall, and I'm grateful for your participation in the tour!

    ~Amber

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    1. Amber - You are so sweet!

      Thanks for always inviting me to take part. You've introduced me to quite a few great authors!

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    2. Aww, that makes me happy! I'm blessed to have such awesome clients. :) And I'm blessed by your participation in these publicity projects!

      ~Amber

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  4. Lena's books are captivating and wonderful reads. I loved Haunting Joy!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I so agree, Melanie! Have you read Take a Picture - her latest release - yet? It includes the short story prequel to Haunting Joy, which is super adorable! :)

      ~Amber

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    2. Hi, Melanie! So glad to hear you enjoyed Haunting Joy. :)

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