[tps_title]04. Esa, Hold You Close by Barbara Farquharson Scott
As you all can tell by now, fantasy world building is a definite “YEESSS” for me. It’s not even close to becoming quenched, and with the amazing YA fantasy books hitting shelves as of late, I don’t think it’ll come close. Hold You Close presses all the right buttons with a courageous, crack-of-the-whip female character, while also noting that there’s female dragons. YEESSS.
Not only with a beautiful cover and a spell-binding love story, the main character Esa fills the pages with courage and poise. In a world full of dragons, shape shifters, and a heart-wrenching love, Esa is a character that every reader can relate to. Esa is written as mesmerizing as the cover suggests (that cover, though), while also being vulnerable, but her vulnerability is that much more comforting (but also HEART-WRENCHING) when you reach the end. Also, for all the romance lovers out there (I write this while looking in the mirror), you won’t be disappointed, I promise (HEART-WRENCHING). As powerful as she is impactful, Esa is a heroine not many will easily forget, in her world or ours.
You can read further into the Chasing Dragons series by downloading the companion novel, Chasing Dragons: Vengeance, on Smashwords and Amazon.
Isn’t that cover amazing?