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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Review: Crossover by Mireille Chester / @W_I_Promos @MireilleChester

Title: Crossover
Series: The Chosen One Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Mireille Chester
Publisher: Booktrope
Release Date: June 8, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
ARC Received From: Wickedly Innocent Promotions

Twenty-three-year-old Hayden Carlson never led an exciting life, but that was how she preferred it. She never expected that an innocent trail ride in the woods would change her life forever.

Suddenly Hayden is pulled into a world she never knew existed and discovers a future awaits her there she isn't prepared to accept...until she meets the mysterious Jasper. Drawn to his quiet, conflicted spirit and entranced by his blue eyes, Hayden finds herself experiencing feelings she has never felt before and wondering where all this might lead.

Hayden's presence in Quelondain creates tension. Amidst constant danger, she finds true love and through it all determines where she will take her stand in the conflict her arrival ignites between good and evil.

If you love fantasy, action, and romance, Crossover-Book One in a debut Fantasy Romance trilogy by Mireille Chester-is for you.

Other books in this series

I was introduced to the world of Quelondain when I read Eggnog Kisses. While that story was short and lacked what I needed to understand Quelondain and its people better, Crossover more than made up for that.

Amongst the narrative, dialogue and descriptions is the story of a woman who finds her place in a world she didn't know existed with a man she'd forgotten she dreamed about. A prophecy brings Hayden to Jasper. Magic binds them together. Love makes their bond stronger and unbreakable. The adventures they have as they travel through Quelondain to get to the Queen only fortify their trust and love for one another. Even when Jasper was more than able to defend Hayden, he let her be who she was meant to be, who she was born to be. And you know what? She stood tall and fought valiantly, like she should.

While the main characters are Hayden and Jasper, there are a ton of secondary characters that lend their voices to story. They create Hayden's new family, are allies for this couple as they journey. They bring their own personalities and problems to the table without stealing the spotlight from our main characters.

This is a cliffhanger, and the POV changes from first person (Hayden) to third person (Jasper). The changes aren't often, but they are there. To be truthful, the switches helped me get a peek into Jasper's brain at what felt like crucial moments in the story. I hope the other two books are just as intriguing. I'm sure there's more of Quelondain I didn't read about in this story, other places I haven't visited yet. But I hope to by the time I finish this series.


Mireille Chester is a fantasy author who likes to spend time in made up worlds filled with magic. She is a firm believer that no hero is perfect and that all villains are burdened with a tiny shred of humanity.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Mireille now resides in the beautiful prairies of Saskatchewan. Wife and mother, she spends most of her time with her three children and husband. When she is not writing stories or grooming dogs, you can find her on the lake fishing with her family.

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