Thursday, April 21, 2016

Book Review: Scales: Book One of the Fate and Fire Trilogy by Amity Green

Scales: Book One of the Fate and Fire Trilogy
By Amity Green
Genre: Urban Fantasy, New Adult

Book Description:
Tessa Conley isn’t ready to go back home to Austin when her summer course in London comes to an end. She gets her wish as she steps into a new world of urban fantasy and mystery when she is transformed into a living gargoyle, complete with wings and a tail. Mostly human by day and gargoyle by night, Tessa is not alone in her new world with other gargoyles in the bookstore she now calls home. Bree, her best friend from Austin, is kidnapped and held in the UK. Tessa uncovers the mystery of her birthright, and learns what kind of monster she’s become in order to save her friend... if she can survive the horror her new life holds in store.
Book Review:

Scales is about a young woman, Tessa, who traveled to London for school. She finds a lot more than what she was expecting. A whole new world. Tessa is unexpectedly turned into a gargoyle in a local bookstore. Forced to leave everything behind, a dark force rises and takes someone dear to Tessa away. Tessa will discover secrets and horrors in this new world. 
Scales is fantastic! I'm so happy I was able to read a well-written fantasy novel that isn't cliche. I would have never thought of a book about gargoyles. It is really cool to step into this new world that Tessa is brought into. 
I felt Scales was very faced pace which I enjoyed because I was never bored. I felt that there is a great balance of good and evil in the book. I also love the relationship between Tessa and Bree. It showed true friendship because every obstacle Tessa faced, she pushed forward so she could save Bree. Ms. Green did an awesome job! Five stars!
Author Bio:
Amity Green was born in a small town in Colorado in the spring of 1971. She graduated high school in Kingman, Arizona in 1989. She started taking college courses in the fall of 1992 while working as a raft guide on the Arkansas River. Amity won her first writing award as an essayist in the fall of 1998 and continued college part time while raising her children and working as a haul truck driver in the mining industry. In the summer of 2006, she went to Austin, Texas to continue her education. She has studied Creative Writing and British Literature, including a stint in London during the summer of 2010, where she toured and studied theater and the history of English Literature. Amity returned to Colorado in late 2010, where she began her first novel, "Scales" which she outlined in Stratford Upon Avon while touring bookstores and playhouses. Since then, many of her short stories have appeared in numerous published anthologies and continue to appear in new publications. In 2014 she moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado, where she currently resides and continues to produce works of Urban Fantasy and Horror. Amity is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and keeps steady attendance at local writers groups. A lover of animals, Amity is an advocate against animal abuse and assists with lost pets in her community.


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