Book Review: Hinder by Kristin Ping +Giveaways #BlogTour

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Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old — at least that’s what he’s trying to BC - Hinder by Kristin Ping.jpgportray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead or hiding out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother— a Fire Wielder, and her father — a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.

My Review

Hinder is a unique and spell-binding new adult paranormal story.

The story is simply about two characters who are looking for one another but the problem was that great danger awaits them. At the age of 10, Ethan already got his power as an Earth Bender but he also needs to find his partner, an Earth Wielder. Without their Wielders, Benders couldn’t do anything that’s why after 7 years, his power disappeared when he didn’t find his Wielder. Meanwhile, Alex has been hiding with her parents inside her aunt’s necklace because she is the last Earth Wielder left and her parents are afraid that something bad will happen to her.

I love the idea of having a Bender and a Wielder. It is my first time to encounter such concept even if I have read a lot of stories already about witches and other magical beings. The story did not fail to entertain me even though I’m not fond of the guy main character. The way the story was written is also impressive as it never bored me. The world-building is also good but with a little tweak to make it more logical and understandable.

What I didn’t like in this story is the main character, Ethan. I didn’t find him lovable enough but I could say that he, together with Alex, was a developed character. But their chemistry was not that strong to pull me and ship them both. Ethan also has a flaw that I really hate and that’s for you to find out by reading this book. On the other hand, Alex is definitely my favorite character. She grows as an independent character during her long and dangerous journey after she was finally outside the necklace where she was hiding for many years.

Another thing is having a lot of information about the world in the first few chapters but for me, I like it because I was able to grasp what to expect in the story. But, I know that some readers might find it not okay so if you’ll read this book, be sure that you will pay attention to the details given.

Overall, I like it so I’m giving this four arrows. I’m recommending this book to all NA paranormal readers especially if you are into stories that talk about witches, magic, and other magical beings.

Disclaimer: I received a free advance reader copy of this book from the publisher and Rockstar Book Tours via NetGalley.

My Rating

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Book Details

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

Publication Date: May 15, 2018

Series: Guardian of Monsters, 01

Genre(s): New Adult, Paranormal

Page Count: 443

Language: English

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About the Author

Kristin resides in South Africa with her husband, two beautiful girls and two bulldogs AP - Kristin Pingthat tries to eat her house. She has been writing for the past eight years and her first debut novel, Hinder: A Bender’s novel will be published 2018 by Fire Quill Publishing. When she isn’t writing, she is spending her time with her family or trying to teach her two bulldogs to not eat her house.

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Pre Order Giveaway:

PRE ORDER HINDER FOR 99c. Yes, you’ve heard right. The pre-order special is 99c only! The price will go up to 2.99 in its first month, think of it as a release day blitz, and from the second month, it will go up to its normal price of 4.99c. So it’s a major deal of getting the pre-order for just 99c. GRAB YOUR COPY NOW AND CLAIM YOUR GIFT: CROWS OF WINTER.

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CROWS OF WINTER is a bundle of three stories. Two of them were exclusively written for Hinder Pre-Order drive. They will not be up for purchasing.

Lucian’s Ascension written by Adrienne Woods, Venom, a Novelette also by Adrienne Woods and introduction short story of Guardian of Monsters written by Kristin Ping.

You will need to fill in this FORM in order to claim your free gift.


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Alyssa Janine is a Filipino book blogger/reviewer, dancer, and math tutor. She enjoys dancing as much as she loves to read books. Being a math tutor let her share her knowledge in Math to people who can’t fully understand it. She's also a book blogger and she posts her reviews and other bookish posts on her blog named Book Huntress' World.
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