Welcome to my stop on the Rhodi’s Light Blog Tour, written by Megan Linski and published by Gryfyn Publishing. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy my review. You can follow the tour over at Xpresso Book Tours.
Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.
These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.
Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?
The first installment in the epic fantasy series by bestselling author Megan Linski, Rhodi’s Light is an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers begging for more.
When Dylan and her brother Devin lose their parents in a car accident they are taken in by the Rhodi, warriors fighting to save the dystopian world of Crescentia from assassins set on destruction. The Rhodi see promise in the twins and take them under their wing and start training them as Rhodi.
Dylan has secrets though, she suffers with panic attacks and cuts herself, as her inner despair deepens her journey with the Rhodi becomes more dangerous and she needs to decide if she can overcome her feelings and self-doubt to truly be one of them.
This is truly a coming of age book which really deals with teenage mental health in a clever and new way. Putting the teenager who is suffering into such a strong position where they are becoming a warrior, learning to be physically powerful as a way to overcome their mental health issues was interesting. As someone who has bipolar and has cut as a way of coping I felt the topic was handled sensitively and realistically.
There is a trigger warning at the beginning of the book and I feel it’s only right that this is there as people struggling with these emotions may find the nature of the book a little too much so need to consider that seriously before diving in. However Megan Linski has created a strong and sensitive character in Dylan, someone who does her very best to overcome the cutting and learn to accept the help offered.
I found the main storyline of the book a little hard going though, and felt there wasn’t quite enough action for me for a book of this genre. I like these books to be quite fast paced and I felt for the length not much happened.
Thank you very much to Megan Linski and Gryfyn Publishing for a copy of the novel to review this book honestly for the blog tour.
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
About Megan Linski:
Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan.
Megan Linski also writes under the pen name of Natalie Erin for the Creatures of the Lands Series, co-authored with Krisen Lison.
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Title: Rhodi’s Light
Series: Rhodi Saga #1
Author: Megan Linski
Genre: Dystopia | Fantasy | Young Adult | Mental Health
Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing
Publication Date: 4 September 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US