Friday, May 25, 2012

Blog Tour: Frey by Melissa Wright

Welcome to my stop on the Frey Blog Tour hosted by Shadow Blog Tours.  Today Melissa is sharing a guest post featuring her playlist for Frey.  Please be sure to enter the giveaway below to win an e-book of Frey, and an e-book Pieces of Eight, the 2nd book in the Frey Saga.

Frey (The Frey Saga #1)
by Melissa Wright
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 243 Pages
Published:  December 6, 2011 by Lulu (first published July 25, 2011)

Description:  Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds herself running from everything she's ever known.

Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.

My Thoughts:  I really enjoyed this book.  I wasn't really sure about it when I started, because I haven't been inclined to read many books about elves, but I was oh so pleasantly surprised with Frey.  The elves in Frey are definitely not of the Keebler variety.  Picture in your mind Legolas from Lord of the Rings, played by Orlando Bloom.  Now that is the kind of elves I am talking about.  Now that we have established the hotness of the elves, let's talk about the book.  Frey (short for Elfreda) lived with her Aunt Fannie, who was a mean old elf, after her mother died.  Frey wasn't able to do magic, as the other elves could, and she always seemed to feel out of place.  She couldn't remember much of her life before she came to live in the village.  Little did she know that her magic and her memories had been bound by the Council.  Despite this, Frey continued to have vivid dreams.  Some of her magic was beginning to return, and strengthened after she felt lead to start wearing a crystal around her neck that belonged to her mother.  The Council, fearful of black magic, had it out for Frey.  Enter at this point the hot elf Chevelle.  Frey felt like he was strangely familiar, but yet didn't know how she knew him.  He becomes her protector and her trainer, and they embark on a journey in order to take Frey back to her origins after Frey flees the village and the Council.  Their journey is filled with peril, adventure, magic, fairies, and of course another hot elf or two, along with some other very memorable characters.

Melissa Wright has done a wonderful job writing this fantasy series.  It is filled with magic, heartache, and adventure, with just the right amount of romance.  There is quite an array of characters, and they are well developed enabling you to actually feel like you get to know and interact with each of them .  I really loved getting to know Frey, Ruby, and Steed, as well as the others.  This was a fast-paced, interesting, and magical story, filled with adventure, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  After finishing Frey, I immediately purchased Pieces of Eight, the second book in the Frey saga, because I was so anxious to see what happened next.  I then went on to read Molly, Melissa Wright's latest release, a novella which takes place after Pieces of Eight.  Conception, the third book in the series is due to release later this year, and I am really looking forward to it.  If you enjoy magical fantasy reads with a mix of adventure and romance, then you should enjoy Frey. 

Melissa's Playlist for Frey
Though I don’t listen to music while writing, I’m pretty much “plugged in” the rest of the time. My music taste varies and, like books, I have a bit of everything in my collection. Below is a playlist of songs that inspired me during the Frey series:

Creed – Rain
Jars of Clay – Flood
Evanescence – Bring Me to Life
Shinedown – If You Only Knew
New Politics – Yeah Yeah Yeah
Marcy Playground – A Cloak of Elvenkind
Evanescence – My Immortal
Middle Class Rut – New Low
Young The Giant – My Body
The National – Terrible Love
Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
Paramore – The Only Exception
The Airborne Toxic Event – Changing
Marcy Playground – Gone Crazy
Chevelle – The Red
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby

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  1. awesome review! the story intrigues that playlist too, some of my fav. songs are including


  2. Oh Elves! That's different. I've never seen this book before it sounds like a really good fantasy! Lovely review, Ellen!

  3. Nice review! I have this on my TBR list.

  4. Thanks for the post, Ellen! And thanks for spreading the word about the hotness of the elves, you wouldn't believe how people look at me when I explain Frey is an elf. lol

    1. Your welcome. I loved the book, had to go on and read Pieces of Eight and Molly right after, and I'm looking forward to the next one to see what happens.


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