The Avalon Relics: Lilith Links ~ Blog Tour: Review

About the Book:

Title: The Avalon Relics: Lilith Links (Volume 1)
Author: J.L. Clark
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 315
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: Paperback/Kindle/Nook

Sophia Bennett is looking forward to celebrating her eighteenth birthday with her best friend Angie.  After graduating high school and enjoying the last days of her summer vacation the most important things on her mind are getting ready for college and catching the eye of her high school crush least, until the night of her birthday party.

Suddenly, Sophia is thrust into a world that she never knew existed and finds herself in the middle of an ancient struggle between good and evil. Time is against her as she and her new friends struggle to take possession of a powerful magic before it falls into the wrong hands.

Can Sophia solve the mystery of the Lilith links in time to save her loved ones, or will the enemy triumph and destroy all that she holds dear?

The Avalon Relics trilogy is a fast-paced read taking the reader into the magical world of fairies and of good versus evil.  It blends references of mythology and tales of old in a very real way in that it takes place in two worlds simultaneously:  the world that Sophia and her friends physically live in and the fairy realm.

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My Review

The Avalon Relics: Lilith links is about Sophia a girl whose barely graduated from high school and just has to worry about college and unrequited love or so she thinks. On Sophia's eighteenth birthday her parents give her two golden bracelets and is then sent on her way to her party with her friend Angie. Unbeknownst to her those bracelets are not just normal bracelets, they have power and there are those who are seeking them to satisfy their own evil desires. And so in comes Michael, Eva, and Rafe three strangers who come just in time to save Sophie.

To be completely honest as much as this book intrigued me, it didn't live up to my expectations. The characters fell pretty flat, I felt no connection towards any of them. And as for the plot it felt a bit too predictable. I'd figure out what was going to happen ahead of time and that also ruined my enjoyment quite a bit. 

The romance between Sophia and Michael felt a bit rushed as well, I couldn't really feel the love between them. I mean, sure they saved each other and kissed quite a few times but I didn't really feel an attachment towards them as a couple. 

Overall, although I was disappointed, I believe that this book could improve and the next installment might be better. Why? Becuse I read this book in less than two days and it does have potential. There was quite a bit of action, magic, and adventure going on in this book and I'm sure those who enjoy these genre's will like it.

Rating: 3 stars

Received in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:

Dr. Jennifer Yen Clark, or J.L. Clark, began her writing career in the fourth grade, when her teacher took the detective story she wrote and turned it into a short printed book as a gift to her. The encouragement of her teacher, as well as her love for reading and telling stories, kept her writing about the worlds that existed in her imagination. In her young adult years, J.L. began writing short stories, poetry, and fan-fiction starring strong and intelligent girls and women. J.L. was recently inspired to write The Avalon Relics after being introduced to several young adult series that depicted weak heroines and unhealthy relationships. Recalling her own young adult reading experience and the dearth of relatable heroines, she set out to create a series of books that would not only engage and entertain, but offer a refreshing and empowering take on fictional heroines.
J.L. Clark resides in Houston, Texas with her family. She splits her time between academia and private practice, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry at UT Health Medical School, and a clinical assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Outside of work, she is continually contributing to her body of work, posting short stories and fan-fiction on social media outlets for enjoyment.
Her latest book is the YA fantasy, The Avalon Relics: Lilith Links.
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  1. Thank you for your honest review. Although I do have many fans, I understand that sometimes a book just doesn't strike you the way you hope. Although I am disappointed that you didn't enjoy it as much as you had hoped, I appreciate that you would still consider giving the series another chance, and I hope that you'll have time to check out Lailan Crown (book two) one of these days!

    J.L. Clark


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