I’m excited today to be a stop on the blog tour for Black Beauty by Constance Burris. I reviewed her book Coal in mid-August as part of the Diverse Book Tours program, and am glad to both be able to read and review more of her work!
Title: Black Beauty
Author: Constance Burris
Published: September 26, 2015
Publisher: Constance Burris
Author Website: link
The youth of the Vista Apartments haven’t exactly had perfect childhoods–it’s not the best of neighborhoods–but they do the best they can for themselves. And all of them have been warned to avoid their neighbor, “Crazy” Jade. Voodoo priestess? Witch doctor? Witch? Depends on which person you ask. But there is definitely something about her that makes that warning one that everyone should heed for there are dire consequences for any to stumble too far into her path.
What an interesting read! The intersecting lives of everyone involved in this story make for a very interesting introduction to the world in which this all takes place–lots of background on everyone comes organically from learning how they connect together. And even though the main plot of the story builds to where a reader might think it would go, there are some unexpected twists at the end that definitely surprised me.
For those how have read Coal (which I definitely recommend), this also serves as a nice prequel. While it’s not set in the same place and time, it provides some important backstory…and I’ll just leave it at that. Personally, I would like to know what happens to some of the characters that we leave here…maybe they will show up again in the Everleaf series…[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.]
Constance Burris is on a journey to take over the world through fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Her mission is to spread the love of speculative fiction to the masses. She is a proud blerd (black nerd), mother, and wife. When she is not writing and spending time with her family, she is working hard as an environmental engineer in Oklahoma City.
Constance is giving away two Amazon gift cards ($10 USD each) and two e-book copies of Black Beauty as a part of this tour. Sign up below!