#BLOGTOUR | Tempest – C.J. Campbell @XpressoTours #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #giveaway #fantasy #romance #YA

Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for Tempest by C.J. Campbell! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for my spot on the tour. Read on for more info, my review, and a giveaway. Let me know what you think in the comments!

by C.J. Campbell
(The Veil Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: August 31st 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

To unearth the truth, she must embrace the legend within.

For eighteen-year-old Lexi, freedom is a luxury. She’s spent her life evading capture for a genetic gift that feels more like a curse. Her bulletproof immunity and monstrous disfigurement is of great interest to a secret organization, but they aren’t the only ones. A cryptic tip alerts Lexi that something else hunts her–something darker.

Desperate to enjoy her life before it’s too late, Lexi leaves the protective cocoon her parents created for her and signs up for art classes at her local college. There she meets Conner, who is confined to a wheelchair, and they become friends who are willing to share each other’s secrets. But a chance encounter with Connor’s foster brother Killian changes everything.

Killian shares the same mysterious secret within his blood as Lexi. Their fateful meeting sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic events that exposes the terrifying truth–Lexi is a celestial queen of a bygone race. Connor is their last royal heir, and Killian is a half-breed abomination hated for his very existence. With Connor kidnapped by an ancient god determined to rid the world of the stain of humanity, Lexi and Killian find themselves under the protection of the secretive Order of Kings.

Lexi believes she’s been thrown into a world of myths and legends, but things are not as they seem. Lexi becomes convinced the Order is keeping dangerous secrets that threaten not just her but all of mankind.

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Tempest by C.J. Campbell is a quick paced read that pulls the reader into an intriguing world with complex characters.

I really like Lexi. She has a disability, which was really nice to see in a fantasy novel. I enjoyed the way her birth defect played a part in her abilities. While she struggles to fit in, she presses forward in life. I enjoyed how well rounded she was. She felt really and she is hard not to like.

The twists and turns are plenty in this world of mythical creatures. This author is very good at building a world, because I was able to see everything, clearly. It’s really intriguing how based in reality this feels, despite the fantastical.

Overall, this was an engaging read that I very much enjoyed. Give it a shot.

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.



Clare is a successful and highly popular author of award winning Fanfiction, with thousands of online fans and over 2 million reads on her Lord of the Rings Fanfic epic. Clare has also won several writing awards within the Fantasy, Inspirational, and Short Story genres. Her story Refuge was a top prize winner and as a direct result published in Faith & Freedom anthology by EA books. She has recently been shortlisted for Writer of the Year 2019.

As well as writing, Clare is an experienced Occupational Therapist, with a passion for enabling people. She has contributed articles for online organizations aimed at highlighting disability as a positive influence in modern literature. Her love of storytelling, merged with her positive messages inspires her to create meaningful narratives that represent diversity, and promote unity.

You can learn more about Clare by visiting www.CJCampbellOfficial.com

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