Dec 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Path Unchosen by Kim Cleary & Giveaway

Path Unchosen by Kim Cleary 
(Daughter of Ravenswood #1) 
Publication date: September 7th 2013
Genres: Dark Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

When eighteen-year-old Judy Hudson discovers she’s a necromancer and sees first-hand the pain her powers can cause the dead, she just wants to deny who she is. The zombie plague is long over. She wants to find a more normal life, but that’s a challenge when a beautiful otherworldly man, who claims to be her guardian, saves her life.

Judy tries to set right the harm she inflicted on a spirit she raised, but new zombies attack—zombies raised from among the long-time dead. Someone else just like her is out there, and he’s not trying to set anything right. To save her own life, and protect the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town who’ve become her friends, Judy has to figure out who’s raising the dead and why. She must also learn to control the darkness inside her—a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams.


Path Unchoses is a unique story set in a even more unique setting. It this book Lucy, the main character, is raised in an orphanage until the age of 18, when she meets a mysterious stranger and at the same time she starts to experience some very confusing situations. Lucy is a necromancer and in a world where the zombie invasion just ended.

The best thing about this book were the settings and how Kim Cleary described every place, everything was eerie and sometimes dark, it gave of a quite gothic feeling which I adored. Also the world is post-apocalyptic yet has a medieval feeling to it.

What I didn't quite enjoy was the way characters were introduced in the story for a few pages, never to be heard again. I believe that some of those characters deversed a little more space in the story. It would have helped me understand situations and them better.

I did enjoy the mystery behind Judy's past but didn't like her that much as a character. Even so I really enjoyed her scenes with Purah, her guardian and Glynn, the police chief. Especially Glynn and the way he makes her think about everything happening around her.

All in all this was a quite different zombie story. A great start to a new series and an author to look out for.

AUTHOR BIOKim writes urban fantasy for anyone who longs to discover they are extraordinary. She writes about hopefulness and determination, and about heroes who push through extraordinary situations and obstacles, one step at a time. Magical friends and gorgeous guys help, or hinder, in one adventure after another.

When not writing, revising, or thinking about writing, Kim gardens, plays with her dog, chats on social media, catches up with friends or cooks an Indian feast. She is a member of Writers Victoria, Romance Writers of Australia, The Alliance of Independent Authors, and a certified chocoholic.

Kim grew up in Birmingham, UK, studied medieval history and psychology at Adelaide University in South Australia and has worked all over Australia and in London. She now lives with her husband and an adorable Cocker Spaniel in Melbourne, Australia.



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