Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway:
Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews
BookCrushin is so happy to be a part of the the Blog Tour for Gentle Chains by Nazarea Andrews! In today’s post you will find all the book information, my spoiler-free review and a tour-wide giveaway! This novel is a steal at $0.99 and I highly consider this journey well worth the money! Hope you enjoy!
Gentle Chains (The Eleyi Saga #1) by Nazarea Andrews
When slavers steal Juhan and his twin sister Chosi from their home planet of psychics, their only comfort is in the fact that they’re together. When they are separated at auction, Juhan swears to find his sister, no matter the cost.
Juhan is bought by the spoiled daughter of a political scion. Caught in her glittering world of intrigue and politics, Juhan is startled to find Sadi playing a long game to change intergalactic politics and Juhan is merely a pawn in her game. But as his vow and Sadi’s lies takes them across galaxies, he begins to wonder if his young owner is more than an arrogant rich girl. And he has to consider the cost of his promise—especially when people they both care for begin to die.
A galaxy away, Chosi is sold into blood sport. With her psychic ability, she earns a precarious position of value within the gladiator school, training the draken—wild creatures of smoke and fire—for the arena. In the midst of that hell, she forges a friendship with the slave Jemes and the draken she cares for. But when her defiance comes with devastating results, Chosi contemplates suicide as an escape from her chains. Yet, she can’t forget the brother who promised to find her, and even as she welcomes the risk of death, she clings to that promise.
Spun across space and exotic worlds, Juhan and Chosi try to find each other, and home in a stunning story about the lengths love will take you.
Spoiler-Free Review:[book rating=4.0/5.0]
I was blown away by Gentle Chains. It was nothing like I was expecting. It was a fantastically written tale, spun with darkness and fantasy. This isn’t a lighthearted read, it is deep and at times heart wrenching. When I started reading this book I was expecting a standalone, but once I reached the end I knew there had to be more! I am not sure what hurt more the dark tale of slavery, torture and loss–or that crazy cliffhanger.
This sci-fi world that Nazarea Andrews crafted is so profound and imaginative. I love a great fantasy and this one threw me a little but I still devoured it–even if I felt sick over it at times. Not only is the world scary but so are the characters and there are dragons. Dragons always help!
The main characters are Juhan and Chosi who are psychic twins who are stolen into slavery and sold separately at auction. This is where you really experience the darkness as the story is told from each twin’s POV. Juhan was sold off into political slavery and used to help manipulate the system. While Chosi was sold into blood sport and she experiences some appalling things. But her hope to be reunited with her family and for her freedom keeps her head above ground and gets her through her daily trials.
I can’t say much more as I want this to stay spoiler-free but I highly connected with Johan & Chosis’ journey and I expect great things from the next installment. This experience isn’t for the weak of heart but the journey is so worth it. Gentle Chains is an epic adventure of survival and love. I can feel the book hangover already.
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
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