Saturday, 21 December 2013

Blog Tour: DUST by Devon Ashley

Author: Devon Ashley
Series: Of Dust and Darkness (#1)
Publication date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: - 
Number of pages: 344
Date read: December , 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: ARC from AToMR Tours
Format: Ebook
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(Description source: Goodreads)

4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back. 

68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen.

87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned.

88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me.

Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. 

All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but. When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. 

Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable. And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together.

Clean YA Fantasy.

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The further I read, the more I grew to love Dust (I finished reading Dust in one stting), and I am so beyond glad that I had the opportunity to read this novel, books two and three are now residents on my to-read list!

Rosalie is happy within the community of her Hollow, even if she prefers her own company whilst hanging out in nature, to being around others, she's never considered leaving.
Sadly, leaving is not her choice, when she is kidnapped by faeries and forced into being a slave and labouring to make pixie dust for the faeries whilst under guard.

They try to reduce her to a number, try to break her spirit with deplorable living conditions, but Rosalie is not bound to give in. After a failed escape attempt, she is isolated in a desolate prison where they will do anything they can to break her, and they just might have, if Jack (a faerie) hadn't been assigned to guard her...

Escape may be the only way that Rosalie will survive intact, but escaping means not being around Jack anymore...

Rosalie is a curious and bright pixie who loves nature and was happy with the simplicity of her life before she was snatched away from everything she knew.
Rosalie has to deal with so many things that have broken others before her, yet she is determined to stay true to herself and not give in to despair, she has low points but still takes any opportunity she can to fight back. She is considerate of others, set in her mind with what is right and wrong, and absolutely refuses to give in and relinquish her will to survive or her identity. Her actions and feeling inspire you to feel utter compassion for her and root for her to prevail and get a happily ever after.

Jack has a rocky start but soon enough his true disposition shows through and you can't help but love him in his kindness. Jack is kind, smart and most definitely very sarcastic, but he is also incredibly gorgeous to say the least.
The interactions between Rosalie and Jack, and the way their relationship develops was amazing to see, beautiful, sweet and heartfelt.
Relationships between faeries and pixies are not accepted and it's kind of heart-breaking to be in Rosalie's head, knowing how she's feeling and how she sees no way that it can work between her and Jack.

Dust was amazingly well-written, intensely provocative in regards to emotions, Devon perfectly describes slavery and the harsh cruelty of it in her writing, without underplaying it - the way she wrote it was brilliantly realistic and harrowing.
The writing style is beautifully descriptive in a way that allows you to easily imagine each and every scene, and I love how the novels cover is so accurate to the story.

A phenomenal novel, Dust is a book you want to spend time getting immersed in, and it has a very strong and admirable ending - I can't wait for book two Stardust!

I rate Dust Five out of Five!!!


About the Author 

I’m a mom, wife, a lover and a fighter, coffee addict, wicked knitster, Microbiologist, baker of fine yummy treats, and someone who will fight you to death for that last twinkie bag of M&Ms during the zombie-apocalypse. Seriously, my addiction is that important to me. Oh yeah, and writing is cool too!

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