Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Griffin Rising - Book Review and Giveaway

For centuries, rumors have swirled about a group of supernatural beings called the Terrae Angeli. Not quite mortal, but not elevated to status of celestial angels, these lowly group of angels keep mortals from danger.Their powers are limited and they possess free will, like men.

     Tiro Griffin knows all about the pain free will can bring when he suffers mentally under the harsh treatment of his master and trainer, Nicopolis. Three years later, Griffin is assigned a new mentor. Basil, takes Griffin under his wing as his apprentice and tries repair the damaged cause by his former master. He encourages Griffin to keep a journal and also does the same.

     When a new family moves in, Griffin falls for their teenage daughter, Katie. She too keeps a journal, giving insight to all three characters.

     GRIFFIN RISING, by Darby Karchut, is a young adult fantasy debut novel with a rare male protagonist. I was fascinated with the back story of the Terrae Angeli and the myths associated with angels. In fact, I spent some time looking up the writings referred to by the author. The relationship between Griffin and his mentor, Basil, is heartwarming. The sweet romance that develops between Griffin and Katie flows naturally and her parents strengthen the relationship between them. Though the book has a male protagonist, I think it would appeal more to teenage girls. Good for boys who like paranormal mixed with romance, but it feels like there is more romance than action. For ages 13 and up.

Publishing Information.
  • Publisher: Paladin Timeless Books (June 15, 2011)
  • Age: 13 and up
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606192108  
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**Disclosure: I received the book at no charge from the author for review purposes. This in no way affected my opinion of the book. No monetary compensation was received in exchange for this review.

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Darby Karchut said...

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my book. Yes, the back story was a blast to research! And best of luck to everyone entering the giveaway! :-)

Kathy said...

The main character is attending HS.

Robin Blankenship said...

Main Character is an Ex-Teen angel.

mahnrafjtb said...

Thanks for the back story. I learned that he is in love with a mortal girl.
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Jeni Gimbut said...

I learned that Griffin is part of an apparent series and that book two is Griffin's Fire.

Laurisa White Reyes said...

This sounds like a great read.

pmj said...

A new book called finn finnegan by this author will be coming out later this year.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

Griffin is certain of one thing: the only way to fight a Cold War is with Fire.

Sunnie said...

The character is in high school
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Wendy Rozema said...

I learned that it has a lot of good reviews!

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Nancy said...

It's also called Griffin Rising Book One: Earth.

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yo8798 said...

They take on father and son identities, interesting!

Priscilla Benavides said...

The Supernatural being have the power to control Earth Wind Fire and Water.

Anonymous said...

I learned this is book #2 in the series

Emily Dorigo said...

He was a teen angel.

Nikki Lynn Hanna said...

that Griffin enrolls in HS

Brittany Boardley said...

Griffin has been banished from the Terrae Angeli.

Barbara said...

National Children's Book Examiner gave it 5 stars and this is the 2nd book in the series!

jadavis said...

I learned that it was Winner of the 2011 YA Book of the Year

AEKZ2 said...

I learned that Griffin is an angel-in-training.


Theresa said...

I learned book 2 in this series is Griffin's Firse.


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