A huge thanks to Dave and crew over at #TheWriteReads for organising this book tour and I am honoured to be helping promote The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey. Check out the synopsis and some amazing reviews from the tour.
The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.
Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city’s high priest. She’s determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.
Kala’s new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.
With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.
If she doesn’t move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.
Thoughts from the Tour
This book is a unique blend of mythos that I found incredibly compelling! It has a distinctly Greek mythology feel, what with the various Greek sounds names and the world creation myths, and I adored that aspect. It pulled me in quickly and kept me interested throughout the book. https://kerrimcbooknerd.home.blog/2020/10/19/blog-tour-the-wolf-and-the-water-by-josie-jaffrey/
I like the world the author has created. It was very atmospheric, and I could picture everything in my head. https://lisasbooksgemsandtarot.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/book-review-the-wolf-and-the-water-josie-jaffrey/
There has been a lot of thought, effort, and concern gone into creating a world where there are rules and rituals, both of which need to be followed without delay. I always admire strong world building and the fact that the author manages to do most of it just at the beginning of the book is even more impressive. https://andonshereads.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/blog-tour-the-wolf-and-the-water/
Josie’s writing is wonderful and perfect for the YA genre in which she writes. It is fast paced https://shelvesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/the-wolf-and-the-water-blog-tour/
Author Bio – Josie Jaffrey
I live in Oxford, UK, with my husband and two cats (Sparky and Gussie), who graciously permit human cohabitation in return for regular feeding and cuddles. The resulting cat fluff makes it difficult for me to wear black, which is largely why I gave up being a goth. Although the cats are definitely worth it, I still miss my old wardrobe.
When I’m not writing, I work as a lawyer specialising in commercial and intellectual property law.
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