The Silent Blade Blog Tour

Hello, readers!
Today, I'm participating in The Silent Blade Blog Tour for Jesseca's new novel, The Silent Blade!

~ Book Synopsis~

Dromiskin, Ireland. 925 A.D.

Eira has no greater desire than to see her life returned to what it once was—before her older brother Kevin's sudden disappearance four years earlier. But the simple life she hoped for seems unattainable; on the contrary, her life is about to get all the more complicated.

When she suddenly finds herself and Willem, her twin brother, taken captive by someone who claims to be Kevin’s enemy, things go from bad to worse. It soon becomes clear that she and Willem are to become bait in a trap set for Kevin, and Eira knows she must try to warn him. But how, when she herself is a captive?

As mysteries of the past are unveiled, and loyalties are revealed, Eira realizes how precious her friends truly are. And when mortal danger threatens those nearest to her, will she be able to trust God with the lives of her friends and family?

You can add the book on Goodreads here, and you can find the author's blog here.

~My Review~

I was very interested in reading The Silent Blade, as I had heard much about it on Jesseca's blog. Although the book wasn't perfect, there was definitely a lot to like about it! I especially liked the sweet brother-sister relationships portrayed throughout, and the characters were  well-developed. It was pretty hard not to like them! xD The main girl character, Eira, was fascinating, as she enjoyed things most girls probably don't (like swordsmanship!), but done in a very good way, not at all "feminist" or anything, like so many other YA novels. The rest of the characters were very interesting too, and the names were so neat! The writing was slightly  hard to follow at times, and sometimes, it seemed like everything wasn't consistent with the era, but that was probably the only main thing to point out. Also, it seemed to me like there was a lack of parental involvement at places.
But overall, it was a sweet story, and a good turn-out for a first time author.  I would rate it 4 1/2 stars out of 5. I'm inspired by another young teen author about to be published! :)

~About the Author~

Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano.  And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

~Blog Tour Schedule~

Wednesday, July 20th

Mikayla H.at The Bubblegum Ballerina --Review
Blessings Counter at Counting your Blessings One by One --Author Interview
Ivy Rose at  Lakeside Publications --Review, Spotlight
Mallory Beth at Renewed by Grace --Review

Thursday, July 21st

Lydia Dyslin at Through the Wardrobe --Review
Rebekah Eddy at Rebekah’s Remarks --Review, Interview
Abigayle Allison at The Left-Handed Typist --Review, Spotlight

Friday, July 22nd (Publication Day!!)

Blessings Counter at Counting your Blessings One by One --Review
Rebekah Ashleigh at Rebekah Ashleigh --Spotlight
Amanda Tero at  With a Joyful Noise --Review, Interview, Spotlight
Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer –Review, Spotlight
Kaitlyn K. at Prairie Gal Cookin’ --Review, Spotlight
Bethany R. at A Great God and Good Cocoa --Review, Spotlight
Deborah C. at Reading in June --Spotlight, Review
Emily at A Purpose and a Promise --Spotlight, Review

Saturday, July 23rd

Kellyn Roth at Reveries--Review, Interview
Jason McIntire at Elisha Press--Interview
Natasha H. at Looking Through my Lens --Review
Faith P. at Stories by Firefly --Review, Interview

Monday, July 25th

Jesseca Wheaton at Whimsical Writings --Blog Tour wrap-up post

~The Giveaway~

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you enjoyed learning some more about Jesseca's new book!


  1. This books sounds really cool! I just wanted to say that I entered the giveaway but accidentally used my sister's account on the entry widget. Oops!!!!

    1. It is a neat book! I'm sure you'd like it if you can read it sometime. :)
      Oh, that's okay! It's not my giveaway, but I'm sure if you win, you'll recognize and can let Jesseca know about that.
      Thanks for commenting! =)

  2. Great review! :)

    Allie D.

    1. Thank you, Allie! I appreciate your comments. =)

  3. Thank you so much for being a part of the blog tour, Emily!!! And thank you so much for the review! ^_^

    1. You're welcome, Jesseca! I was excited to be able to be a part of your blog tour- thanks for letting me jump in at the last minute! :)

  4. It's interesting to hear your thoughts on this book, Emily! :) I'm pretty interested in reading it too, after following the process of publication on the author's blog - and I always admire young authors and their work too.

    1. Thank you, Jessica! It is so neat to hear about other young authors being published. :)
      Thanks for your comments! <3

  5. Great review, Emily! I know, weren't the sibling relationships the best-est?! ;) One of my favourite parts of the book :)

    1. Thank you! Yes, I loved the siblings in the book- so sweet! :)
      And thank you so much for following my blog as well! <3

  6. Ack, it's always so impressive when writers so young publish their book. I start to feel so behind.

    Congrats, Jesseca! And awesome post, Emily. :)

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

    1. Yes, it is quite impressive! But for goodness's sake, Katie, you've already written an AMAZING book, and that's a lot more than most of us have done! You should be proud. :D
      Thank you, and thanks for commenting! <3


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