BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims

by C. Bailey Sims

Title: Candlewax
About The Book: 384 pages
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012
Published by: Terabyte Press
A medieval masterpiece of adventure, romance and horror, younger readers of Paolini and Cashore will gobble up this award-winning debut.

About The Book:
An Ancient Prophecy. A Powerful Relic. An Insatiable Evil. When all three converge, the fate of every living thing will be in peril.

All her life Catherine had hoped to see a fairrier cat. No book, no scroll provided to her by her tutors had ever mentioned this legend, much to her frustration, and now-at the worse possible time-she was getting her wish. Only, in her wish the cat wasn’t about to kill her.

A 732-year-old fairrier cat the size of a horse has killed his fair share of hunters. Driven to the brink of extinction for the supernatural powers of his coat, is he indeed the last of his kind?

Sheltered, 16-year-old Catherine is about to find out. Unwitting heir to the Ancient Onyxes, she flees an arranged marriage only to stumble upon the cat’s secrets, the force of the ancient relic she wears, and the dangerous mission they must undertake.

Hidden under a desert that was once a fertile land, millions of predators are waiting to feast again. Catherine must discover the secret of the Ancient Onyxes and stop the creatures known as trodliks before they consume everything in their path. A whispered prophecy becomes her only guide and a rejected suitor just might be the one warrior she desperately needs.

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My Thoughts

Princess Catherine has decided to run away from her home, because she is very upset about the arranged marriage her parents are forcing her into. Shortly after beginning her journey, Catherine meets the over 700 year old Fairrier cat, Spelopokos. He is believed to be the last of his species. The two get off to a rocky start, but soon Spelopokos begins filling Catherine in about her family’s istory…and am important prophecy, of which she is the key.

I won’t give this a starred rating, because I didn’t get far enough to love or hate it too much either way. I guess I just found myself…disinterested. The story did not draw me in after a considerable amount of pages, and I did not care enough about the characters or the plot conflict to find out what happens in the end.

Now, I am a fan of both high fantasy and middle grade novels, so I can’t say for sure what the problem was. Maybe I am too old for the book’s target audience? I am 26.

I might recommend this book for younger readers who love fantasy and aren’t daunted by the prospect of huge books…perhaps Eragon fans? This book just wasn’t for me but I bet those types of readers would love it.

About The Author
Photo Credit to Shannon Hicks

C. Bailey Sims was born in CA. and as a teenager moved to the Colorado Rockies where she attended a very small high school, learned how to ski race, ride a horse, mountain climb, and target shoot at tin cans.  She now lives with her family in the much tamer but equally beautiful hills of Connecticut in a very creative household of artists and musicians.  This book is a book that I had to write because Spelopokos wouldn’t leave me alone.

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About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on April 6, 2012, in book tour, books, reading, review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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