Hey guys! Welcome to the White Wolf and the Ash Princess blog tour!! :D
About the Book
Eighteen-year-old Izzy's limited world begins to feel cramped after she completes her self-appointed book dare. After reading two hundred and fifty books, a thought that had been once tucked away as tightly as the books on her library shelves becomes too irresistible to ignore. . . "Who am I?"
Memory loss prohibits Izzy from remembering her life before age seven when she was injured in a fire. Jonathan Gudwyne and his head housekeeper rescued her and took Izzy in as their own, but who did she belong to before they took her in?
Crippling panic keeps Izzy from wandering beyond the stables but Tubs, the Gudwyne's young stable boy, encourages Izzy to go beyond the property's rock wall to a world that promises possible answers, but also great danger. A scorched castle in the woods and a mysterious cellar filled with secrets sets Izzy on a path to the New World, where she will not only have to face her own terror but face the people responsible for her scars.
It is here, in the untamed wilds of the seventeenth century that she finds love and a home in the most unexpected of places.
It took me a little bit to get into this book. For a few reasons. It's a little slow in the beginning, at least for me, and there were a few times when I wasn't quite sure what was going on. Also, the writing style is different from what I'm used to, but eventually, I came to really like it. :) The descriptions, guys. Oh, my word. Let me start by saying that I typically don't like a ton of descriptions and the like, but Tammy's just made it more real. I don't know how she did it, but they just helped pull me into the story and made it that much more real for me.
The plot was great. Like I said, it was a bit slow in the beginning, but as you go it picks up. For the most part, I think it was well paced. There were actually quite a few things that I totally didn't see coming. The twists and turns were unexpected, and it was great. :D Everything was woven together and executed really well.
And the characters! <3
Izzy- Such a spunky girl with a very intriguing story and background.
Jonathan- Gentleman with a lot of secrets, yet has good intentions. ;)
Tubs- Oh Tubs! He's so adorable! <3
Miss Margaret- She might be my favorite character? I love her, she's so funny. :)
There are so many more characters, and they're all amazing and perfect! Perfect meaning that they are so flawed. I absolutely love flawed characters. Give me all the flaws!
You all need to read this book! Read it!
About the Author
Tammy lives in lower Michigan with her husband and her three children. Izzy's home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Munising) is where she and her family enjoy exploring. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, "hunting" for birch bark and hopes to someday find a porcupine quill. White Wolf and the Ash Princess is her first novel. She is published in Keys for Kids and has been in children's ministry for over twenty years.
And, guys, there's even a giveaway! :D
First Prize: One autographed paperback copy of White Wolf and the Ash Princess
Second Prize: One Birch necklace inspired by the book and handmade by Tammy
Third Prize: One Birch Bookmark inspired by the book and handmade by Tammy
If you want to enter the giveaway, and you do, follow this link HERE to do so. :)
And that's a wrap! But before you go, you should really go buy Tammy's book. You know you want to. *whispers* Do it. ;)