Blog Tour & Giveaway: To Ride A Puca by Heather McCorkle


To Ride A Puca

                    To Ride A Puca

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Invaders are coming to take what isn't theirs, again.

Neala wants to stand and fight for her homeland, but as one of the last druids, she may be standing alone.

Persecuted, hunted down, forced to live in obscurity, the druids have all but given up. Can the determination of a girl who has barely come into her power bring them together? Or, just when she finally finds her place among her kind, will they end up losing a homeland their very magic is tied to?

Hardcover, First Edition
Published May 2012 by Compass Press 



(MY THOUGHTS)
  I have really enjoyed and loved reading Heather McCorkle’s The Secret of Spruce Knoll series. So I was excited to hear McCorkle had written another novel in this series. To Ride A Puca is an amazing Historical/Fantasy adventure about the Druids of Ireland, and the war they’re waging against the barbaric people known as the Dane, who are trying to take their land and kill all Druids. I loved McCorkle’s first two novels in this series, but To Ride A Puca was special. Being able to go back in history and get to know and have more of an understanding of the first Druids of Ireland gave me better insight into the first two novels that are written for today's time.

Neala is sixteen, and her parents have sheltered her and lied to her about their Druid heritage and her warrior power. When she meets Bren (Brendan), who is also a Druid warrior, he begins to teach Neala how to use her warrior power even if it goes against her parents’ wishes for her. The only thing Neala has thought about since her brother Lorcan died fighting in the war is to learn to fight and to defend herself against the barbaric Danes, so she can also keep her home land. The only two things they brought back to Neala of her brother's when the Dane kill him, was his sword and a black horse. But this horse is a very special horse. This horse, who's name is Dubh, has waited three years to share his secret with Neala…and hopefully his heart.

Being sheltered as she was, Neala has never known boys or had a boy like her, but all that's going to change now that she’s met Bren. Not only Bren, but also Tyr, who is a Dane warrior and Donal who fought by her brother’s side in the war. Now Neala has no problem with guys liking her, she just has a problem with the one she’s in love with and who will be her Druid bond. This was hard for me, because I fell in love with Tyr, and even thou I know why Neala went the way she did and I also like who Neala's true love is, but I still love Tyr. I always have had a soft heart for the guy who losses.

To Ride A Puca is an awesome, mature YA Historical Fantasy adventure. McCorkle writes such fantastic characters in this story that I love them all, especially the horse, Dubh. I recommend To Ride A Puca as a must read. 



   
                                           
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10 comments:

  1. I'm so incredibly honored that it garnered five hearts from you! And I'm deeply touched that you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for this wonderful, in-depth review.

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  2. You're so very welcome Heather! I loved getting to know the Ireland Druids in To Ride A Puca!

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  3. Thanks Kelly! To Ride A Puca is GREAT novel! :)

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  4. Ooh, this book sounds like something a little bit different and unusual. Thanks for the review!

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    1. You're very welcome Linda! Thank you so much for stop by :)

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  5. Awesome review! I like this story

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    1. Thanks Shane! I glad to hear you enjoy Heather's novels too :)

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  6. Ooo Debbie! This sounds really really interesting! I like that she wants to learn how to fight to defend herself and then there is the love/romance thing going on!! I would definitely like to give this book a try, thanks so much for sharing your amazing review :D

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  7. It's really, really good Kayla! You should read Heather's The Secret of Spruce Knoll series I think you would like it :)

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