Series: The Chronicles of Kaya

Book Review 36: Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review 36: Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

My Rating: Thumbs Up Visit the Other Tour StopsTour sponsored by CBB Book Promotions   Avery by Charlotte McConaghy is a book about many things…love, identity–both personal and national, grief and tradition. Charlotte McConaghy expertly weaves these large themes together to create a compelling novel. Upon getting my copy of Avery, I was a bit concerned because the cover has a banner that read “Random Romance.” In general, I’m not a huge fan of romance novels, but I did get a chance to read another of Ms. McConaghy’s novels earlier this year and decided to jump in with both feet. And in the end, I was happy I gave the story a chance. What did I like about Avery? The world building. Kaya and Perenti came alive. Both countries have unique identities and traditions. Kaya embraces love. Perenti embraces chaos. The opinions of each country were equally shared so it was difficult to determine which country and characters to side with. Ava and Ambrose. These two main characters played off each other well. The relationship built at a reasonable pace (as in no insta-love) and had its equal share of reasonable ups and downs based on the events surrounding the […]

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