Friday, September 2, 2022

The Last Daughter Review Spotlight

Welcome to the highly anticipated book tour for Alexis L. Menard's brand-new adult fantasy, The Last Daughter! Read on for more info and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

The Last Daughter, an adult fantasy fiction novel, by Alexis L. Menard is one of those books that you're going to want to read again and again before you're even done reading it the first time. Yes, it's that good. Readers who love magic and Norse mythology are going to want to go and grab this book and devour it. Since this is a long weekend, what better time than now to go get this book?

Prepare yourself to meet Aisla, a young woman who is the last of her family line. She just watched her father and her two sisters go off to war. Most would think, why not think positive? Believe that they will come back. The truth is...they all know that this will be their last foray into the world...that this will be their last fight. This fight may be their last but they will fight to the last breath. Aisla herself has an illness that reminds her every day that the clock is ticking on her life, but soon, everything is about to change.

This character-driven story is something that is going to have you page-turning to find out what happens next. Aisla is such a strong character regardless of her sickness. Her illness will break your heart as you learn just how it impacts her, but that it appears to be generational. Yes, questions are going to there something more to it than meets the eye? My answer to this question? Read on and you'll find out. (winks) 

This book is easily an "enemies to lovers" trope. I love it though. The author is absolutely going to engage you with a variety of characters. Some will spur your heart into liking them, only to turn around and be shocked at their behavior. Trust me, there is one such situation early in the book and my jaw was on the floor. I couldn't believe that they would say the things that they say to her - but like the saying goes - pressure brings the real person out in the worse moments. Love was but a fleeting thing in this scenario.

The author is going to take across vast realms in this novel, and it will be a breathtaking novel to dive into. The pace of the story is well-done overall. It's not too fast, but not too slow either. There are a couple of slow moments, but it's just to further develop the storyline. You're going to appreciate the variety of characters that the author details throughout this book. There will be moments when you'll sense danger coming, but then some will be danger springs on you unannounced. 

This is one of my favorite fantasy novels of this year. I actually almost wish that this book was a series, I could easily see it being given more and I'd still be engaged by these characters. At the end of the day, I look forward to more of this author's writing in the future. This book was enjoyable from beginning to end.

I am choosing to rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. To my fellow readers/lovers of fantasy & mythology novels I highly encourage you to grab this book. You're going to love it. 

Thank you to the author, Alexis L. Menard, and R&R Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book. Please be sure to check out the giveaway below as well as check out my fellow reviewers to see what their thoughts concerning book are. Thanks for stopping by!

The Last Daughter

Publication Date: August 24th, 2022

Genre: Adult Fantasy/ Norse Mythology

She’s cursed with a dead witch’s power over fate, he’s a heartless demigod born for revenge and redemption. Once her enemy, now a conflict of interest. The fate of the Nine Realms dangles on a dangerously thin thread.

Fate was cruel enough by dealing Ailsa with a fatal illness. But when her father and sisters are killed at war, she becomes the Last Daughter in a long line of shieldmages. This power comes with a price, however, coincidentally getting her kidnapped by an elfin she’s only heard of through legends.

Vali’s realm is dying, inflicted by the black magic, sedir, and the only way to heal his land is by delivering the Tether to Odin, king of the gods. When he finds this power bound inside a mortal woman, he is forced to bring her and her shapeshifting wolven back to his home in Alfheim.

But their journey across the Tree of Life is perilous, and betrayal is imminent. Vali and Ailsa must depend on each other for survival, a mutual dependency that turns into a passionate love affair. With Odin waiting on this promised power, a kindred spirit found in her enemy, and a dark threat neither Ailsa nor Vali intended to find in the bright lands of Alfheim, what started as a simple quest has turned into a fight to save all gods, mortals, and fae alike. Vikings meet magic in this fresh retelling of Norse Mythology.

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About the Author

Alexis is a registered nurse based out of Louisiana where she lives with her husband, toddler, and two oversized dogs. She enjoys long walks through the Renaissance Fair, reading smutty romance into the dark hours of the night, and wine nights with her “Finer Things Club.” She hopes to enrich the lives of her readers with worlds they can both escape in and take with them long after the final chapter.

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