Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Winter by Sarah Remy

Welcome to my tour stop for Winter by Sarah Remy! Winter is the first book in The Manhattan Exiles series and is a New Adult Urban Fantasy (16+ for violence and language). This is a review tour that runs July 6-17th.   Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book:

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Author: Sarah Remy
Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Madison Place Press
Publication Date: 09-11-13            Pages: 303 
Winter’s not your ordinary teenager. 

While trying to rescue his Sidhe family from exile, he mistakenly unleashes the monstrous Dread Host upon humankind.

Winter’s mother wants nothing more than to find a way to break the curse keeping the Sidhe imprisoned on Manhattan. New York City is driving Winter’s father slowly mad. Winter’s sister wears Chanel and longs for a Fairy Court she’s never seen. And Winter’s mentor is a talking mouse.

Winter wants to save the world. 

When he discovers an unlikely changeling lost in the subway, Winter realizes he’s been given a chance to finally banish the Host, and maybe even save his family. But the changeling isn’t quite what she seems, and Winter’s already unstable world begins to spiral out of control.

My So-Called Review:   

I used to read a ton of Fantasy but after a while I burned myself out on the genre and had to take a break. Since that was several years ago I’ve recently wanted to try getting back into the Fantasy world, I’ve missed it! So when the opportunity came along to be part of the blog tour for Winter I jumped at the chance. The idea of Urban Fantasy is new to me and I’m not as familiar with the Fay side of the Fantasy world so I was extremely intrigued to be trying something completely new and different with this book.

I completely fell in love with Winter, both the book and the boy :) Although the story alternates between the POV of several characters it was Winter’s voice I found so compelling and wanted more of. At nearly 18 years old Winter is no ordinary teen living an ordinary life, he is a fay living in D.C.’s underground Metro, guarding it against creatures that would enter our world through a rift and working with a human detective on cases that are possibly linked to magical elements. After accidentally letting loose a monstrous dread host in New York Winter must race to save his family and the world.

Sara Remy has done an amazing job at creating a realistic fantasy world with fleshed out, complex characters. But don’t mistake this for your standard, run of the mill YA Fantasy because it’s not. This is dark fantasy at its finest, a fast paced ride full of dark suspense. This is book one in The Manhattan Exiles Series and the only thing disappointing to me is that I don’t already have book two in my hands! Winter is a spellbinding tale that I would highly recommend to both YA and Adult fans of the Fantasy genre. It’s a perfect read for ages 16 and up and as an added bonus, Winter’s voice makes this a perfect read for guys as well as girls!

Thank you to author, Sara Remy and to CBB Book Promotions for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!

About the Author:

In 1994 Sarah Remy earned a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Pomona College in California. Since then she’s been employed as a receptionist at a high-powered brokerage firm, managed a boutique bookstore, read television scripts for a small production company, and, more recently, worked playground duty at the local elementary school.

When she’s not taking the service industry by storm, she’s writing fantasy and science fiction. Sarah likes her fantasy worlds gritty, her characters diverse and fallible, and she doesn’t believe every protagonist deserves a happy ending.

Before joining the Harper Voyager family, she published with EDGE, Reuts, and Madison Place Press.

Sarah lives in Washington State with plenty of animals and people, both. In her limited spare time she rides horses, rehabs her old home, and supervises a chaotic household. She can talk to you endlessly about Sherlock Holmes, World of Warcraft, and backyard chicken husbandry, and she’s been a member of one of Robin Hobb’s longest-running online fan clubs since 2002.

Find Sarah on Twitter @sarahremywrites, and on Tumblr at huntpeck


$50 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Ends July 21st, 2015
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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


  1. Thanks for the opportunity, the book sounds incredibly intriguing and I'd love to read and review this! :-)

    1. Good luck in the contest! I'm so glad you were left feeling like it's a book you'd want to read and review. I really loved Winter, its one of those books I want to put into everyone's hands :)

  2. Sounds like a great read. I have added it to my summer reading list. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. I loved it! Glad my review enticed you enough to add it to your summer TBR :) and good luck in the contest!!

  3. Thanks for having such an awesome contest! Speaking of awesome, this review is awesome.