Saturday, September 5, 2015

Lot's Mountain by N.R. Allen

Title:  Lot's Mountain
Author:  N.R. Allen
Publication Date:  July 12/15
Length:  408pgs
Genre:  YA fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Magic isn't gone, only hidden.

For countless centuries monsters, men, and things in between have fought hidden battles over the fate of magic … in a small rural town in Virginia. Now their skirmishes threaten to explode into open war, with the entire world held in the balance.

Dylan Caid, a troubled misfit whose secret just might hold the key to victory, finds himself thrust into the center of this ancient conflict. With both sides urging him to join with them and threatening death or worse should he not, Dylan must seek out an ancient force that even monsters fear.

My Review:

This story held my attention throughout. Allen has woven a story that is both intricate and one that sparks your imagination. I easily left the everyday behind, becoming lost in the world that appeared in the pages of this novel. The twists and turns throughout the novel kept me off balance, always trying to guess what would come next while also thoroughly enjoying the ride.

I really enjoyed how detailed Allen was in the development of her characters and creatures. I had a really good sense of not only who everyone was, but what they were as well. Dylan was the perfect centre point for the cast of this novel. Not only do we get to know him well, both in the past and present, but his personality and the decisions he`s faced with really make him stand out. His wise cracking snarkiness was fantastic.

This novel is wildly adventurous, melding fantasy with reality, good with evil, to create an unforgettable start to Allen`s series. It will be loved by teens and adults alike.

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And now, enter to win in this fantastic giveaway with author N.R. Allen & Lot's Mountain.
The prizes are 2 paperback copies of Lot's Mountain by N.R. Allen.

Contest is open internationally, where applicable by law. 
Entries close at 11:59pm September 18/15. 
Winners will be drawn September 19/15. 
Winners will be notified via email to the email provided to the giveaway and will have 72h to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.


  1. Haven't read the book yet but hoping he will do the right thing.

  2. I think he might find another way, and I'd enjoy finding out how.

  3. He'll join the right side, of course! :) Sounds like a great read!

  4. Who knew what lurks in Virginia! Gotta love it!

  5. I'm thinking he will do his own thing and it will be the right one. :-)

  6. Not sure what he will do but I'm sure things will be exciting and suspenseful until he decides!

  7. He's troubled, so the secrets he unfolds will probably give him the strength to choose with his heart

  8. I think he will do the right thing even though it goes against his grain

  9. I think Dylan will choose good, thank you! Lot's Mountain sounds great.

  10. After being tempted by the wrong guys (or things), I guess he will make the right choice and join the good forces.

  11. Thank you for the invite. I can't wait to read the book. xx

  12. I have read this book and reviewed it on my book blog, and thought it was great. Definitely worth signing up for the giveaway, and checking it out if you don't win.

  13. I haven't read the book, but what I have read my hope would that he would do the right things. This is a book I have just put on my TBR list to read.

  14. I haven't read the book, but what I have read my hope would that he would do the right things. This is a book I have just put on my TBR list to read.

  15. Undeterred by all that he knows, I'd like to think that he will choose to take the high road. ^_^

  16. Looks interesting. I'm sure he'll make the right decision.

  17. This book sounds great. I do not know which side he will choosexD