Book reviews, Fantasy, YA fiction

Harbinger by Olga Gibbs – Book Review


PUBLISHERS BLURB 

“I am Uriel: The Harbinger of Chaos, The Keeper of the Gates, The Begetter of Life, The Dam of The Ends, and I’m coming to take what is mine!”

The clash with Baza and his angels had demonstrated to Ariel that Earth (Apkallu) is not the safe heaven she hoped it would be, and it is only a matter of time before she is hunted and dead.

The only way to survive is to accept her destiny and to fight back.

But upon her return to Uras, Ariel is rejected in her own domain and has to suppress the revolt against her reign. The angels refuse her and her lead, abandoning her and Uras in favour of another ruler.

She knows that without an army of followers she won’t stand a chance against Baza or Mik’hael, so now she needs to go into the most unexpected places to find it.

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MY REVIEW 

#3 in the Celestial Creatures series and yes it can be read as a stand-alone but you will miss out on a great YA fantasy series.

Ariel is back and looking after her sister, Jess. All the while she is getting ready for a battle with the evil angels.

Rafe is by her side as always, but they bicker and Ariel doesn’t always list to the advice she is given.

They end up in terrible trouble, but can the feisty, determined and stubborn Ariel be able to get everyone to safety or are they destined to remain in Hell?

Wow, the world building by Olga Gibbs is phenomenal, it feels so real. With some great characters, new and old to get acquainted with and a twisty plot really has you hooked from start to finish.

Thank you to Melanie at Fraser’s Fun House for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of Harbinger. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

Harbinger purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/bx8n1l

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She lives with her husband and their two daughters.

She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.

The “Celestial creatures” series is now complete!

Please visit author website http://www.OlgaGibbs.com for more information on upcoming books.

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Book reviews, Cover reveal

*COVER REVEAL* for Halo by Olga Gibbs

Welcome to the cover reveal for Halo by Olga Gibbs

 

But first, here’s a little about the actual book…..

 

 

Halo by Olga Gibbs – Cover Reveal

 

Synopsis:

 

“I am Uriel: The Harbinger of Chaos, The Keeper of the Gates, The Begetter of Life, The Dam of The Ends and I’m coming to take what’s mine!”

The clash with Baza and his angels had demonstrated to Ariel that Earth (Apkallu) is not the safe heaven she thought it might be and it is only a matter of time before she’s dead. The only way to survive is to fight back and to accept her destiny.

But as Ariel, with Jess in tow, returns to Uras she’s rejected in her own domain, and needs to fight to suppress the revolt against her reign. The angels refuse her and her lead, abandoning her and Uras in favour of a new ruler.

She knows that without an army of followers she won’t stand a chance against Baza or Mik’hael, so now she needs to go into most unexpected places to find one

 

Halo Goodreads link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49677378-halo

 

Sounds so good……and Now a little about the Author 

 

 

Author Bio

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Amazon Best-selling Author Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.

She is currently writing the final books in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller.

Please visit author website www.OlgaGibbs.com for more information on upcoming books.

 

 

AND Finally here’s the stunning COVER…..Gorgeous to say the least !

 

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Author links

 

Website: https://olgagibbs.com

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/olgagibbsauthor

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olgagibbsauthor/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorOlgaGibbs/

 

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/olgagibbs

 

Bookbub Author Page: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/olga-gibbs

 

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17733283.Olga_Gibbs

 

Purchase Links:

 

Heavenward purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/bWzWlx

 

Hallow purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/m2vkw6

 

Harbinger Purchase link : https://books2read.com/u/bx8n1l

 

Halo Purchase Link: https://books2read.com/u/3nvW56

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Book reviews

Hallow by Olga Gibbs – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

Being one of the most formidable archangels with the power to end the world doesn’t serve you well if you don’t know how to use it.

Thrown into a battle of courts and factions, tangled in a web of intrigues and palatial games, naïve Ariel is surrounded by powerful angels, chasing their own agendas.

There’s no one she can trust. Everyone stands to gain something from her death.

To avoid the bloody battle that Baza brought to her door at Uras, Ariel retreats back to Apkallu (Earth) to find her sister, but the Heavenly battles and intrigues she flees follow her, as Baza’s immense hold on Apkallu forces Ariel and Rafe to make uncomfortable choices.

Ariel’s fight for survival is far from over and it looks like it’s going to be a deadly one.

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MY REVIEW

This is a YA fantasy tale, about young Ariel….learning how to be an angel and all that entails. She’s getting used to her beautiful purple wings…..but still has to ask Rafe(Raphael) how she can get undressed for a shower……(clothes just pass through them luckily)…..

She also finds out she no longer needs to eat but that doesn’t stop her eating the odd sweet now and then…..strawberry laces or refreshers!

She’s gone home to find her sister, but the family have moved away…..Rafe had promised Jess would be looked after and she is so mad at him…she flies off and intends hurting herself but Rafe stops her but he’s injured again.

At a B&B they are contacted by Baza, he shows her where Jess is and while she trusts nothing he says, she has to get Jess…Is this a trap?

This is a quite remarkable piece of fantasy writing by Olga Gibbs, the battles, the scouser and lizards are so well described you can almost smell the scouser’s fetid breath….great world building and likeable and distinctly unlikeable characters make this a thoroughly gripping, enthralling read….I love it…(and it’s been many years since I was YA)…

Thank you to Melanie at Frasers Fun House for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

Author Bio

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Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.

She is currently writing a second book in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller book

 

Author links

 

Website: https://olgagibbs.com

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/olgagibbsauthor

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olgagibbsauthor/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorOlgaGibbs/

 

Purchase Links:

 

Available to buy from (multi link): https://books2read.com/u/m2vkw6

 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hallow-Celestial-Creatures-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07NY44KY7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550908975&sr=8-1&keywords=hallow+olga+gibbs

 

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Hallow-Celestial-Creatures-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07NY44KY7/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=hallow+olga+gibbs%27&qid=1550909026&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

 

Heavenward (Book 1) Purchase Link: https://books2read.com/u/bWzWlxDuring the Blog Tour readers will be able to download Heavenward FREE on all platforms

 

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