Thursday, December 13, 2012

Embrace Blog Tour: review & giveaway

Greetings to everyone. We host the Embrace Book Tour today presented by Celise at Incandescent Enchantments Blog Tours. Our review is below and there's a tour-wide giveaway.

Embrace by Cherie Colyer
YA paranormal*paperback & ebook190 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Omnific Publishing 
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Omnific Publishing

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. 

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him. 

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own. 

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.

About the author:
Cherie Colyer

Cherie's imagination extends far beyond her Illinois roots through her love of books and reading. The discipline of her career as a Network Technician provides an opposing mindset for her fictional stories. Cherie combines her fascination of all things mythical with her passion for writing to weave together middle grade and young adult stories. 

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, writing, reading, and loves a challenge. While she has had many great experiences, her most satisfying experience is seeing her children and stories grow into their own exciting and distinct entities. 

My thoughts: 
First off, I love it when a summary doesn't reveal much about what the story is actually about. I don't like it when I already know too much going into a story, just as I don't like seeing some movie trailers which show the best parts of a movie before I've even seen it. Author Cherie Coyler has written an engaging paranormal YA, part mystery, part coming-of-age and a whole lot of other things making this a fabulous read.

I don't want to reveal any spoilers but I will say the author made her main character, Madison, a normal teen with a developing attraction to the new guy, the mysterious Issac. It was nice to see Madison remark about her quick feelings for this guy she hardly knows (as I was thinking it), but she doesn't fight her feelings either. I've been in a similar situation and could really understand her point of view and her actions. 

Embrace was a novel I certainly embraced and did not want to stop reading. Entertaining, realistic and filled with surprising twists, I highly recommend this title to fans of YA paranormal romance.

Rating: 4

Cover comment: A little non-nondescript but I like it. I'm glad she's not in a prom dress.

Book source: I received a promotional e-book copy in return for my honest review during a blog tour.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour and for reviewing Embrace :)