The Mosswoods by Astrid Yrigollen – Blog Tour Stop and Review!
Astrid Yrigollen is a self published Author of Young Adult and Children’s books Astrid started her writing career when she begun work for the international video game giant, Sega of America. Working her way up the ranks, she began writing companion guides for games. With a love for writing fiction since childhood, she took her short stories out of storage and had her first story ever written published. It was only after that she found out that first stories are never published!
She has resumed writing full time and has succeeded in putting out the titles, The Doughnut Tree,
Mysterious Pootkins , and The Mosswoods to name a few. Her short stories have appeared in the literary journal, “Threshold Press” and Shock and Awe Magazine.
She finds writing for young adults both refreshing and challenging. She always wishes to provide
examples of positive role models, conflict resolving methods and communication for young adults with
their parents or guardians.
Her newest book “The Zombie Playground: A Creature Compilation” is a collection short stories geared towards young adults. In no way gory, but more realistic then her other works, Astrid attempts to magnify the human quality that we give some of our monsters and to let us remember that not all ‘monsters’ are bad.
Upcoming releases this year include “His Black Wings” and the sequel to “The Mosswoods”, “The Uprising” due out December 12th
Poppy Mosswood like most 17 year olds wants to lead a normal life. But the Mosswood family is anything but normal. Keepers protect the land from humans who would exploit it. For in the forest dwell wondrous creatures and dangerous beings. Beings that would love nothing more but to overthrow all of mankind.
Ruthless billionaire Preston Buckthorn moves to town planning to marry Poppy to his son Brad. Brad wastes no time trying to win her heart but his love is warped by the taint that runs in his blood.
As Poppy is taken in by Brad’s charms the appearance of a handsome stranger from the forest awakens her heart even though it is forbidden by both their worlds. From his long dark green hair to his piercing eyes, Ashtel is beautiful and powerful. He feels the danger that has emerged to threaten both of their worlds.Torn between pledging herself as a Keeper, Brad and Ashtel, Poppy is unaware of the true identity of Preston Buckthorn and that his sinister plan includes much more then just owning Mosswood forest.
The Mosswoods transported me to a different world full of monsters, magic, and hard choices. It had all the elements of those fairy tales we all know and love but with darker undertones and a more creative world. I enjoyed reading about Poppy’s choices not only between two loves, but also with what she is going to do with her life.
There was suspense and without giving too much away I will say a lot of unexpected things happened. I was pulling for the heroine and the one I wanted her to be with. It was a good read and I recommend it for those who like fantasy and young adult.