Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Review Tour and Giveaway: The Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall

The Ethereal Squadron
by Shami Stovall


GENRE:   Fantasy



It’s 1916, and the world is on fire.

The Great War has already consumed much of the globe, but a second, secret war between sorcerers threatens to crack it in two. The ruling families of Germany and Austria-Hungary, those with the chill of magic in their blood, will stop at nothing in their quest for power, and they’ve drawn the entire world into a bloody war because of it.

But Florence Cavell—codename Geist—means to stop them. She had to defy her family, cut her hair, and disguise herself as a man to join the legendary Ethereal Squadron: a joint US-UK division of the allied powers’ mightiest sorcerers. Armed with her powerful specter sorcery, which allows her to “ghost” through bullets and barbed wire alike, Geist fights a tireless battle to end the war once and for all.

Fans of Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole, and The Roar by Emma Clayton will love this book.

This book is for anyone who likes reading about:

Strong female protagonists
Military fantasy
Historical fantasy
World War I
Adventure stories



“I thought Fort Souville was on the front lines,” Percival commented, his hands on his hips and his eyebrows knit together in confusion.

“It is,” Albatross said as he withdrew a pack of cigarettes from his trouser pockets.

“I figured there would be combat. Where are the Germans? Why aren’t we fighting?”

“Kid, nine out of ten times you just have to pass the time. Hurry up and wait—that’s the military’s motto.”

“What happens the tenth time?”

“You try not to die.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Shami Stovall relies on her BA in History and Juris Doctorate to make her living as an author and history professor in the central valley of California. She writes in a wide range of fiction, from crime thrillers to fantasy to science-fiction. Stovall loves reading, playing video games, entertaining others with stories, and writing about herself in the third person.
Twitter: @GameOverStation


Shami Stovall will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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April 17: The Avid Reader
April 24: White Sky Project

My Review

The Ethereal Squadron is a quite different of a read for me. I am not normally a reader of fantasy fiction, but devour anything historical I can find. I was not sure how this book would be with the combination of the two. With it being set during World War I, I had to give it a try. I am so glad I did. I thought it was a pretty good story. It was refreshing to read outside my comfort zone. 

I give The Ethereal Squadron four and a half stars. I would be interested in reading more by this author in the future. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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