Blog Tour + Review: Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

Leylah Attar’s MISTS OF THE SERENGETI is here! Check out this standalone contemporary romance/women’s fiction, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
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Once in Africa, I kissed a king...
"And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newborn butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again."
When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.
Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.
Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti—children who are worth more dead than alive.
But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss—this time of a love that's bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?
"Sometimes you come across a rainbow story—one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought."
A blend of romance and women’s fiction, Mists of The Serengeti is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child. Not recommended for sensitive readers. Standalone, contemporary fiction.

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**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

"Once in Africa, I kissed a king..."

This book has ruined me. When I read the blurb for the first time, I knew it would be a very heartbreaking and tear-jerking book. But you know me, I love books that are very emotional. Also Leylah Attar is one of my favorite authors, so I just had to read this book. She did such a phenomenal job with Mists of the Serengeti. The way she described everything, it was like I was actually in Africa living everything the characters were living. I was a part of them and felt every emotion as strongly as they did. When they cried I cried, when they laughed I laughed, when they were angry I was angry as well. I was completely in sync with them. This book was perfection. 

"I want to take you like I hate you. Fiercely. Completely. Because you resurrected me, only to relinquish me."

It wasn't an easy book to read. So I highly recommend you to keep some tissues close by. This book wasn't only heartbreaking but very heartwarming as well. The characters were one for one very important to the story. They played an huge role in creating such an amazing story. I don't know how Leylah does it but she has magical writing skills. I was under her spell and couldn't put the book down. She took me on a beautiful and dangerous adventure and I didn't want it to end. She shed light on some horrific things that are happening in the world, and even though I was already aware of them, it still broke my heart to read about it. However I do think it is important to educate people on what is going on in certain places in the world, because knowledge is power and we are not alone on the planet and we should care about what happens to each other. I am sure that a lot of you won't be able to read certain scenes without shedding some tears and having your heart broken. 

"I could spend forever in the corners of her mind and never get bored. I could kiss her lips every morning and still not learn all the flavors of her soul."

I love that the book was inspired by true events. I would not change anything about this book expect wish it never ended. I think it will be very difficult for any book to top this one in my favorite book of the year. It is already become one of my all time favorite, and it will always have a very special place in my heart. Visiting Tanzania is now on my bucket list and I hope I will be able to visit and experience that beautiful country. This book is perfect and I hope you guys will pick it up and go on a beautiful but also heartbreaking journey.


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Leylah Attar writes stories about love - shaken, stirred, and served with a twist.Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate. Leylah is a New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance/women’s fiction.

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