Renhala Book Review and Giveaway

Kailey Rooke, timid accountant, dedicated to philanthropic work, finds herself spiraling into a deep depression after she suffers a horrifyingly odd and humiliating assault, to only discover more of these freakish assaults occurring across the globe.

A chance discovery leads Kailey to a meeting with elderly Gunthreon, actual master of persuasion. Gunthreon, who seems to know too much of Kailey's history for her liking, opens Kailey's eyes to a coexisting realm she never knew existed: Renhala, while entrusting her with the knowledge of her newfound power as karmelean, serving as a beacon to the Higher Ones. Kailey slowly starts revealing new talents, and Gunthreon is fascinated with what she starts achieving.

She soon discovers that Renhala is in danger, and this danger has been leaking into her own realm. As she uncovers secrets within herself, and attempts to toughen up, she fuses with an unlikely band of fellow travelers (including a dragon, woodsprite, six-hundred-pound greble, her faithful female canine companion, and a "giver"), falls into an unexpected love triangle, deals with her sexy and flirtatious best friend’s “issues,” and finds the courage to master a new deadly weapon.

On her mission to save Renhala, Kailey will find herself running from life-threatening disasters, such as greble Tartarin, who likes to remind Kailey that when he catches her, he plans on eating her brains with ice cream; she'll run from the deadly meeples: small cute bunnies with talons and an undeniable thirst for imposing self-destruction on others. Kailey will also run into the possibility that a centuries-old Renhalan rumor is true, that advanced technology existing in Kailey's realm shortens all life spans.

As blood is shed and puzzles near completion, Kailey pulls from deep within herself, conjuring up mystical qualities that enable her to astonish as once predicted at her birth, but despite the newfound strength, Kailey will discover that monsters not only come in ugly packages, but can be easily disguised as those she has come to love and trust.
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My Review
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.  Kailey is a shy sweet young woman suffering from depression caused by a terrifyingly assault by an unknown creature.  A chance encounter leads her to meet Gunthereon, he knows all about her past and sets the stage for an epic adventure in Renhala. 

I love fantasy novels.  Each book draws you into a unique world beyond your imagination.  This book, however, takes you into several realms and a fantastic journey as Kailey fights to save Renhala.  This was one of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time.  As you get deeper into the book, Kailey learns more and more about herself and her gift.  She begins to toughen up and has a great cast of fellow traveling companions.  My favorite character has to be the main character, Kailey.  She was just a mild mannered accountant is a charitable organization that had to become strong and confident, showing no fear.  This is a book that quickly draws you in and keeps you engaged until the very last page. There is lots of action and adventure, as you learn friends from foes.  A must read and definitely in my top ten fantasy novels!

  About the Author
Amy Joy Lutchen was born in Chicago, Illinois, a few days prior to her mother watching her first movie, at a drive-in theater. Yes, drive-in theater. And yes, her mother believed she was possessed by the devil after said first movie.
Grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she simply became a number, but decided it was a good number.
Amy loves cooking (mostly candy-cooking), gardening (putting holes in the ground for perennials, DONE!), designing and constructing jewelry (everything from silversmithing to lampworking), and living with her wonderful husband, two children, black Labrador, and frog—and maybe even the chipmunk family that likes to destroy her aforementioned perennials.
She also hopes that you enjoy her writings, and won’t criticize her for her aversion of eating things in multiples of three.
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  1. I have not read this book but I did just buy it after reading the description and the glowing review from you! This sounds like my kind of book! I love fantasy books that have characters with special powers, other realms, creatures you have never seen or heard of before with their own set of powers as well! It just fascinates me! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing prizes and thanks for the great review! :)


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