I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Akea: The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade and organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. Here’s the book info….
Akea is born into a family of sled dogs and a life that follows a predictable path, but from the day she first sees the lone wolf, Kazakh, Akea knows her future lies beyond the safety of her home. Kazakh is well aware of Akea’s destiny and the pack laws he will break to help her reach it. Regardless of the challenges ahead, he must make sure this young husky will be ready, even if it means his life.
From the moment she was born into her husky family, her father Kelleher knew Akea was different. She somehow stood out from the rest of the litter even though Kelleher didn’t know why. He only knew she was special. As the pups grew and were able to play outside, a lone wolf appeared on several occasions and watched from a distance. Akea was intrigued and felt drawn to the wolf, despite the firm warnings to stay away from her parents.
Akea would always scan the edge of the woods in case the wolf came back, but she dare not let her father see her. Every night the wolf plagued her dreams, and although she had no idea what it meant, she was not afraid.
Akea: The Power of Destiny is a coming of age story which incorporates moral values such as honesty, loyalty, friendship and kindness. It’s a perfect book for children/young adults and actually anyone who loves animals. I enjoyed reading it, I’ve always been fascinated by wolves and love dogs. Wonderful illustrations accompany the narrative, giving a nice visual. I’m sure in a year or two, my grandson will love reading this book.
There’s plenty of action and danger to hold the attention, Akea has lots of adventures and, in the process, realises that following her destiny isn’t at all straightforward or easy. Her journey includes love and loss, teaching her a great deal about herself and her priorities. As in all the best stories, good and evil battle for supremacy, with several surprises and twists along the way. The plot and characterisations are handled well and the story plays out from Akea’s point of view. And I have to mention that cover – such a magnificent animal.
I chose to read and review Akea: The Power of destiny based on a copy of the book supplied by Rachel’s Random Resources and the author/publisher.
About the Author
Elizabeth Jade was born in North Yorkshire, England, in 1998 and moved with her family to Wellington when she was very young. Her early schooling did not go smoothly and she began home schooling at the age of 7. She stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to struggle with depression and anxiety, and quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to Aspergers Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder). She has always had a passion for animals and has volunteered at various animal rescues, so it seemed only natural that her stories would revolve around them.