The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals Book Tour (Review & Giveaway)

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The Acropolis by R. K. Ryals
Reading Level: YA – Publication Date: March 2012
“We have a new assignment for you, Mr. Reinhardt.”

These words are not comforting to me. At eighteen, I am a gargoyle who has been demoted because I broke the rules. Now I have a new mission, a new mark to protect. But I don’t expect Emma Chase. I don’t expect to question my own race. I don’t expect to care for my own mark. And I am not prepared for what I find at The Acropolis.

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My Thoughts:

 
When I saw this book was about gargoyles, I knew I had to read it. I love reading stories that aren’t about the usual vampires, werewolves, or faeries. Gargoyles aren’t the only supernatural creatures in The Acropolis though, there are also demons. Hybrid demons mainly, which is someone who is half demon, half human. In this story the gargoyles and the hybrids don’t exactly get along, to say they have some issues they need to work through is a huge understatement.

This story is told from both Emma’s and Conor’s points of view. I really liked Emma, in the beginning she was kind of shy and a little bit timid, but as the story progressed she really came into her own. Conor was cool too, I love how protective and loyal he was. He really took his job of watching out for Emma seriously.

My favorite aspect of this book was the forbidden romance. Guardians are not allowed to get involved with their marks, and since Emma is Conor’s mark them getting involved is forbidden. I liked how their relationship was not rushed, they actually got to know each other first. There was no insta love, which is always good in my opinion. Plus, there was just great chemistry between the two of them.

Overall, I thought this was a great start to what I’m sure is going to be a wonderful series. I can’t wait to read The Labyrinth to see what happens next.

My Rating:

5/5 Stars

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About The Author:

I am a Native Mississippian who started writing in elementary school. I was a reserved child who threw away almost everything I wrote. Later, when I was older, I discovered the crumpled pieces of my work in a box in my mother’s hope chest. When I asked her why she saved the work, she replied,
“What you considered trash, I considered genius.”
It has been my motto ever since. My mother passed in 2005. She is missed.
I am the scatterbrained (no lie) mother of three, and I live in Mississippi with my husband and three divalicious daughters and a female shitszu (also a diva)named Tinkerbell. My poor husband!
Redemption is a three book series following young, brash Dayton Blainey. The first two books are now available on Amazon.com for kindle and in print.
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~ Giveaway ~
 
The author is giving away 6 ecopies of The Acropolis!

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