- Ignite the Sun- Tour & Review - "a classic dark vs light read"

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Ignite the Sun by Hanna C. Howard
Publishing Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Once upon a time, there was something called the sun... In a kingdom ruled by an evil witch, the sun is just part of a legend about light-filled days of old. Luckily for everybody in the kingdom, Siria Nightingale is headed to the heart of the darkness to try and restore the light--or she will lose everything trying.
Sixteen year-old Siria Nightingale has never seen the sun. The light is dangerous, according to Queen Iyzabel, an evil witch who has shrouded the kingdom in shadow.
Siria has always hated the darkness and revels in the stories of the light-filled old days that she hears from her best friend and his grandfather. Besides them, nobody else understands her fascination with the sun, especially not her strict and demanding parents. Siria's need to please them is greater even than her fear of the dark. So she heads to the royal city--the very center of the darkness--for a chance at a place in Queen Iyzabel's court.
But what Siria discovers at the Choosing Ball sends her on a quest toward the last vestiges of the sun with a ragtag group of rebels who could help her bring back the Light ... or doom the kingdom to shadow forever.

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The idea of this book drew me in, I haven’t read many books where dark and light is more than just a way of saying who’s good and who’s not. The evil witch, Queen Iyzavel, who rules the kingdom of Umbarza, is wanting to destroy the last sunchild; a sunchild is someone who can draw powers from the sun. See, light and darkness are literally fighting each other. 
  The main character is Siria who is livings live one two sides in this world. She could at times be a little annoying, like any character but I felt that it was who she was, just questioning everything. But it didn't bother me that much. I really found her a good character. For me I found that the side character, the rebels, were the funniest to read about; like any good royal books the rebels sometimes steal the spotlight.  
  I love the world. I liked the kingdom descriptions, I like the bite we got about the magic system. The mythology is woven thought it made it whimsical. I like Terra-Volat was painted as the heart of the darkness. The way the author plots this book was good, I only found a few parts slow, but I felt that it worked with the few actions and battle scenes. 
    As far as I know, this is standalone. It wraps up well, but I would enjoy more books set in the world. I was pulled right in by the world and how things work, would like more. If you like YA fantasy, you might like this one. If your look for a classic dark vs light read, then dive into this one.


About the Author

Hanna C. Howard spent most of her childhood wondering how she might avoid growing up, and eventually solved the conundrum by becoming an artist and a writer. She considers tea an essential food group, has more books than shelf space, and thinks the ultimate geek triumvirate is Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Doctor Who. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband and son, their Disreputable Dog, and a cat skilled in the martial arts.

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Giveaway (US only): A signed finished copy of Ignite the Sun and exclusive mug swag pack. Picture is in the folder with this doc.
Start Date: August 11, 2020
End Date: August 18, 2020

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