I Can't Seem to Get Enough of Wendy Knight

When I agreed to participate in this Team Nerd blog tour for Wendy Knight, I thought I'd better check to see how many times I'v posted stuff for her. As it turns out, it's only two times. I honestly thought it would be more. In addition to being a wonderful writer, she's one of the world's sweetest human beings. I remember begging people in online writing groups I joined to critique my writing and she was the only taker. We've been good friends ever since. It's so not my thing, YA paranormal stuff, but there is something about the way Wendy writes that draws me into her stories and characters. Here is my review of Warrior Beautiful:

"This book needs to be made into a movie--stat!!! I always go into reading YA novels a little unsure of what to expect. Some I really enjoy and totally get and others just make me laugh out loud. With those, somehow I just can't suspend my disbelief. Not a problem here:) Warrior Beautiful, however, reminds me of J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan rolled into one. That's how epic the battle scenes are in this book. They are so descriptive and full of such great action, I couldn't help but wonder what graphic artists and cgi techs could do with it on film. 

The other thing I really enjoyed about this book is how the author ramps up the stakes for the characters in every single chapter. You think that they've experienced all they can handle . . . until the next chapter and it just get worse, but then you empathize so much with them and how they decide to solve it. I also really admired Scout's love for her sister and the sacrifices she is willing to make for her. Scout's relationship with Trey was painful to watch unfold. She has so much to hold against him. The author has you wondering the whole time if it is beyond repair. Since Warrior Beautiful ends on a cliffhanger, I'm quite excited for the next installment."

Warrior Beautiful (Riders of Paradesos, #1)
Author: Wendy Knight
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Synopsis: Working with the ex you secretly love to save the souls of the innocent is almost as bad as working with a mighty battle unicorn who would be thrilled to watch you plummet to your death.

Scout is used to pain. Her body has been broken, her heart has been broken, and the only thing keeping her together is her relationship with her younger sister. Lil Bit be-lieves in unicorns and terrifying monsters she calls soul stealers. But unicorns and monsters aren’t real…are they?

When Lil Bit falls prey to the mysterious disease sweeping the country, Scout has two options – believe the doctors who say it’s a pandemic or believe Lil Bit, who says it’s the soul stealers. She chooses her sister and goes looking for the unicorns who are supposed to save them. What she finds aren’t the cute pastel mythical creatures she expects. Battle unicorns are big and tough and full of attitude. Who knew?

Unicorns are real and so are the monsters. Soul stealers are reaping the souls of the innocent, and the unicorns are fighting to stop them. But to save the world, they need the help of humans – the enemy they’re dying to protect. And first to sign up for the fight is the ex-boyfriend Scout’s heart won’t stop loving, no matter how determined she is to hate him.

About the Author
Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.

You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heel for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.
Where to Stalk Wendy
**Must be 13 or older**
**Opened to U.S. Only**
**Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen**
**Winner will win: an ecopy of Warrior International, a Warrior Beautiful keychain & a signed bookmark**
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Brooke's Blog (Book Spotlight + Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Deal Sharing Aunt (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Top Ten)

NOV 19

Paulettes Papers (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

Moonlight Gleam (Guest Post)

NOV 20

Once Upon A Coffin (Book Review)

Diamond in Rough Coal (Book Review + Top Ten)

My Book Chatter (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

NOV 21

Robin Ambrose (Guest Post + Top Ten)

Paranormal Book Club (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Author Interview)

Mom in Love with Fiction (Book Review)

NOV 22

Now is Gone (Book Review)

Rose & Beps (Book Spotlight +Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Indy Book Fairy (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

Writing On the Sunny Side of the Street (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

NOV 25

Shantal Hiatt Sessions (Book Spotlight + Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Angela Corbett (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Book Soundtrack + Dream Cast)

Racing to Read (Book Review)

Author Shelli Proffitt Howells (Book Review + Sneak Peek)

NOV 26

Lindzee Armstrong (Author) (Book Spotlight + Book Review + Sneak Peek)

Tammy's Tea Time (Book Review)

Jannat Bhat (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

Jen Wylie (Book Review)

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  1. I love Wendy's writing and can't wait to read this and her other Feudlings book. I'm looking forward to my vacation if only so I can read these books!

    1. Thank you, Donna! That's so sweet of you to say!

  2. Thank you so much Shantal! You are such a great friend!


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