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  • ARC Review & Tour Post: To Bleed a Crystal Bloom By. Sarah A. Parker

    “𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂 π‘·π’“π’†π’•π’•π’š π‘­π’π’π’˜π’†π’“ 𝒕𝒐 π’Œπ’†π’†π’‘ π‘³π’π’„π’Œπ’†π’… π’Šπ’ 𝒂 π‘©π’Šπ’ˆ, π‘Ήπ’π’„π’Œπ’š π‘»π’π’˜π’†π’“.”
    -𝑻𝒐 𝑩𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒂 π‘ͺπ’“π’šπ’”π’•π’‚π’ π‘©π’π’π’π’Ž, 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒉 𝑨. π‘·π’‚π’“π’Œπ’†π’“

    ✨ Today I’m excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for To Bleed a Crystal Bloom by Sarah A. Parker hosted by MTMC Tours. This is the captivating first book in an adult fantasy series full of explosive secrets, breathtaking angst, immersive imagery, and heart wrenching emotions. Out on July 24th, 2021!

    ✨Title: To Bleed a Crystal Bloom
    ✨Series: Crystal Bloom #1

    ✨Author: Sarah A. Parker

    ✨Publication Date: July 24, 2021
    ✨Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

    ✨Purchase a copy: Amazon | Book Depository | Indiebound | Blackwell’s
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    You will like this if you like:



    ✨Multiple Love Interests

    ✨Mythical Creatures

    Content Warning:


    ✨Sexual Moments


    ✨Slight Gorey Scenes


    Nineteen years ago, I was plucked from the heart of a bloody massacre that spared nobody else.

    Small. Fragile.

    An enigma.

    Now ward to a powerful High Master who knows too much and says too little, I lead a simple life, never straying from the confines of an imaginary line I’ve drawn around the castle grounds.

    Stay within. Never leave.

    Out there, the monsters lurk. Inside, I’m safe … though at a cost far greater than the blood I drip into a goblet daily.

    Toxic, unreciprocated love for a man who’s utterly unavailable.

    My savior. My protector.

    My almost executioner.

    I can’t help but be enamored with the arcane man who holds the power to pull my roots from the ground.

    When voracious beasts spill across the land and threaten to fray the fabric of my tailored existence, the petals of reality will peel back to reveal an ugly truth. But in a castle puddled with secrets, none are greater than the one I’ve kept from myself.

    No tower is tall enough to protect me from the horror that tore my life to shreds.

    Review :

    ✨To Bleed a Crystal Bloom is a dark Rapunzel reimagining full of immersive imagery and breathtaking angst. A unique new fantasy series perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout, guaranteed to grip you from the very first page.

    We all grew up on fairytale Princesses of all types, needing saving, finding their prince then living Happily Ever After.
    Well… Orlaith is not your ordinary ‘Princess’.
    This Dark Retelling of the Rapunzel story starts DARK and Brutally Bloody, leaving Little Orphaned Orlaith the lone survivor in a blood bath done by true Beasts, the Vruk

    Saved by the High Master Rhordyn, she goes and lives with him in his castle, safe behind her safety line and from anything lurking behind it.
    But should she be just as afraid of what’s lurking on her side as well?

    First of all, Starting off in this new book world is just as amazing and confusing as all others when you start off with a new book πŸ’•

    Thankfully, Sarah was SUPER nice to insert a Glossary at the beginning of the book, so we don’t have to be too confused when stumbling along on this new amazing book journey.

    Then of course we have the Characters~

    There’s Orlaith, our main Protagonist, our artistic Rapunzel who doesn’t want to ever leave her “tower”, for fears the beasts of nightmares will appear from the darkness.

    Rhordyn, the Dark and Dangerous High Master of the lands who saved Orlaith after the Vruk brutally killed her parents and everyone near, who possibly has a few secrets hidden from sight.

    Baze, the sassy snappy paid attendant who trains Orlaith and is also her friend. (Even if he doesn’t really know it XD)

    Then there’s Kai, Oraliths best friend that happens to be an Ocean Drake.

    These sets of characters were fun to read and watch come to life~ Have you ever had a love/hate relationship with a character?? Yeah that’s me with Rhordyn πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ€£ I love him one minute and then want to strangle him the next XD

    But with every chapter I read, the more mysterious it seemed, especially when it came to Rhordyn and then Kai!

    The book started off with Rhordyn wanting to possibly kill (?) little Orlaith, and then to him bringing her to his estate and raising her, wishing nothing more for her to grow out of her shell and get past her fears. (That fear being leaving the estate grounds and facing all the creatures good and bad outside her safety line.)

    He seems to want the best for her, but there are times (most times) he’s cold and distant, wanting nothing more to do with her, wanting het to be with someone better then him. Lets just say Rhordyn is all sorts of mystery upon mystery wrapped up in more mystery!

    And Baze seems to know what’s going on… Which made me wish he could of spilled the beans so us readers knew what was going on!!

    This book will literally have you at the end of your seat, and once its over you’ll be SCREAMING for more like I did! Which there will be more~ πŸ’•

    To Bleed a Crystal Bloom is the first book in the series, and with that ending… There better be more!!

    I won’t share the ending so you can read it for yourself πŸ˜‰ But trust me! You’ll want to read this book and find out~ It was definitely a 4 🌟 read for me, and i can tell it’ll only get better from here!!!

    Don’t forget to check out my Bookstagram posts and all other posts on this lovely Tour at a chance to win a signed copy of To Bleed a Crystal Bloom and an Amazon Gift Card!!!

    ❗INTL Tour-wide Instagram Giveaway!

    ‡Head over to my Instagram account to enter the tour giveaway where two lucky readers will win a signed copy of To Bleed a Crystal Bloom and a $25 Amazon gift card! Ends on August 29th, 2021. Winner will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.

    ✨About Sarah A. Parker:

    ✨Sarah is an international bestselling author who also writes under the pen name S.A. Parker.

    She lives in Australia with her husband and children, and spends her days with her nose in a book or her mind in a world of her own creation.

    Her genre of choice is epic fantasy romance, and she thrives off dreaming up complex characters and immersive worlds to get lost amongst.

    Instagram | Goodreads

    ✨Tour Schedule:

    August 16
    @paperfury – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @jupiterdropsco – Bookstagram

    August 17
    @leahslittlepleasures – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @beauty_in_books17 – Bookstagram

    August 18
    @thereaderandthechef – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @tairen_soul – Bookstagram

    August 19
    @b.u.n.n.yb.o.o.k.s_wonderland – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @theladysparks – Bookstagram

    August 20
    @bookbriefsΒ Β Β  – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @books_over_everything – Bookstagram

    August 21
    @my_heart_is_booked – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @thefaeinitiate – Bookstagram

    August 22
    @nelthewhichcraftsbooks – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @belladonnabooks – Bookstagram

    August 23
    @halfwildbooks – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @dbookishprincess – Bookstagram

    August 24
    @pavlinamich – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @the_bookaddict – Bookstagram

    August 25
    @mabookyard – Bookstagram + Book Blog
    @seasonforreading – Bookstagram

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