Sunday 7 January 2018

Book Review - Deadlines and Dryads by Rebecca Chastain


Getting the scoop might cost Kylie and her gargoyle companion their lives…

Dryads are a reclusive, passive species—or they used to be. Overnight, the peaceful woodland creatures have turned violent, attacking travelers with crude weapons and whipping the trees of their grove into a ferocious frenzy.

When rumors of the dryads’ bizarre behavior reaches journalist Kylie Grayson, she pounces on the story, determined to unearth the reason behind the dryads’ hostile transformation. Accompanied by Quinn, her young gargoyle friend, Kylie plunges into the heart of the malevolent grove. But nothing she’s learned prepares her for the terrifying conflict she uncovers…

USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Chastain returns to the beloved world of the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles for a brand-new spellbinding adventure of elemental magic and courageous gargoyles. If you love action-packed stories filled with mythical creatures, brave heroines, and adorable sidekicks, you’ll love Deadlines & Dryads.

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My Musings :

I have been waiting for Kylie's story ever since I met her with Mika. So when I heard there was a new book, I went "me! me! me!". I was so happy to get my greedy paws on it!

Kylie is always on the lookout for a new story and when her higher ups present a contest of sorts about finding the best story with the reward of covering the budding of an Everlasting Tree, she takes it up with her usual enthusiasm. And how she delivers a fascinating story along with the adventure which finds her in her quest makes up the book.

The author again delivers a deliciously intense adventure in the world of Gargoyles. But this time, though Quinn represents the Gargoyles in the tale, we get to meet more fantastical creatures of their world like Dryads and others.

I have seen Kylie as a very energetic person and that doesn't change at all. She is always in the thick of things and this time it lands her in a situation way out of her comfort zone. But not to worry, Grant is there to keep her safe and the action going strong. From the beginning to the end, I loved reading about the fight with the Spriggan. The action scenes form the base and they entertain with engrossing details.

The romance was downplayed though Kylie's interest was evident throughout the story. At times, it had me rolling my eyes at her because of her distraction in the midst of the tense situation. The ending wasn't without its own twist. What I thought would happen didn't even cover what I read.

In a line, I can say that I absolutely loved delving into a familiar world with different protagonists and fantastical beasts! Now I can't wait to see how the series continues.

I voluntarily received a copy for reviewing purposes. This doesn't impact my review in any way.

My one line review : A deliciously intense action plot with a slightly twisted end.

My rating : 5/5

My reread factor : 4/5

Rebecca Chastain’s Bio:

Rebecca Chastain is the USA Today bestselling author of the Madison Fox urban fantasy series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles fantasy trilogy, among other works. Inside her novels, you'll find spellbinding adventures packed with supernatural creatures, thrilling action, heartwarming characters (human and otherwise), and more than a little humor. Rebecca lives in Northern California with her charming husband and three bossy cats.

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