Monday, 14 April 2014

Release Day! A Shard of Ice by Alivia Anders

A Shard of Ice (Black Symphony Saga #1)
Behind 308 Pages
Released: TODAY!! 14 April 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Red Alice Press
Buy Me: Amazon
At the Other End:

When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody - a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn't understand.


A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.

Then the dreams start.

The melody and night terrors she thought she'd left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn't alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she's been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they're a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored.


With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don't destroy it?

Author Bio
ALIVIA ANDERS is the author of the Amazon bestselling Illumine Series. Born and raised in PA, she fell headfirst into the world of writing at thirteen with the discovery of internet fan-fiction and RPG-forum boards. A lover of chinchillas, mexican food, and coffee, she spends most of her time drumming up new ideas to spin into tales to enchant readers everywhere.

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  1. Thanks for the spotlight, I haven't heard of this book before but I love the cover and the blurb.

    1. The cover is what pulled me in as well! Thanks for stopping :)

  2. It sounded soooo good until it got to the part about her mysterious 'love'. I don't know why it has to be included in every single blurb these days. I like romance like everybody, but not when it's the soul focus. Let's hope this one doesn't fall into that same trap! Thanks for sharing this Gina, that cover is gorgeous :D

    1. I know right. I get annoyed when I see on a blurb that they feel an inexplicable connection or blah blah blah. It's so cliche to say that now. I'd rather be surprised by a romance then depend on it. Oh! You should check out the Deadlands series by Lily Herne. There is an almost love that happens, but then the main girl realizes that she doesn't need a man in her life (I full on cheered when that happened in the second book). I absolutely love this cover, definitely one to draw you in. x

  3. I absolutely love the cover of this book. I kind of want to read it based on that alone. But it sounds really good too.

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    1. That's what drew me in as well! It's absolutely stunning :)


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