Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Magnetic by Carissa Miller: a review

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Magnetic byCarissa Miller. This tour will run from March 19th to 23rd. Check out the tour schedule below.

by Carissa Miller
Genre: YA Mystery/Romance
Release Date: September 2017


When Elle Christiansen's rebellion leads to her father's expulsion from a parsonage in small-town Ohio, the forlorn pair is forced to move to Oklahoma to live with an aunt neither of them has ever met. Here she encounters her aunt’s neighbor—Maverick Mason, the quietly confident son of a wealthy oil tycoon who infuriates her as much as he inexplicably draws her in…
Maverick slowly gains Elle’s trust and coaxes her out from the seemingly impenetrable walls of self-protection she erected around her heart when her mother was murdered. He convinces Elle to confide the secrets of her tortured past: that she saw her mother's murder before it took place, and she was the one who found her, bleeding to death at the end of a lonely dirt road. Together the unlikely pair begins to unlock the secrets of not only Elle’s sordid past, but her mother's and grandmother’s as well, to uncover decades of greed, corporate corruption, lies, and murder. Quickly, the sobering realization hits: if they do not solve her mother’s murder, Elle will undoubtedly suffer the same fate. As she continues her journey toward truth alongside the boy she is magnetically drawn to in a way both frightening and uncontrollable, Elle finds the road she is most afraid of going down—that one lane dirt road where her mother was murdered—just might be the only place she can truly find redemption.  
Magnetic tells of the enduring pain of living with unsolved violent crime. Inspired by debut author Carissa Miller’s true-life events, it’s a haunting account of a young girl’s struggle in the aftermath of shattering loss. With an unraveling love story, puzzling mystery, unexpected twists and turns, and a gripping pace that will keep you turning pages, our heroine takes you on her journey as she learns one of life’s great lessons: facing your fears instead of running from them, is the only way to truly find freedom.

My review:-
A poignant,adventure filled and full of action story that will take you on Elle's journey in a plot generous in its twists and magnificent in its prose. I loved the writing style and can't wait to to read more of Elle's journey.

A Note from the Author
Carissa Miller was inspired to write her debut novel—Magneticbecause of her firsthand experience living with the trauma of an unsolved violent crime, her mother’s attempted rape and murder that remains unsolved to this day. Carissa never intended to publish Magnetic until her children found it on her computer, started reading it, and fell in love with the story and the characters, Maverick and Elle. With her children challenging her and cheering her on, telling her that she couldn’t give up because the world needed to read Elle and Maverick’s story, Carissa finally edited and published Magnetic two years after they found it on her laptop.

About the Author
Carissa Miller writes a lifestyle and design blog called CC and Mike, where she and her husband blog about their experiences designing, building, and flipping houses in the Midwest. She was inspired to write her debut novel–Magnetic—because of her firsthand experience living with the trauma of an unsolved violent crime, her mother’s attempted murder. When she’s not writing, blogging, or designing, Carissa loves Oklahoma summers on the lake with her husband and three children, going to Oklahoma State sporting events and cheering on the Cowboys, and traveling cross country with her family in the RV she and her husband renovated. Carissa laughs loudly, loves with her whole heart, tells it how it is to a fault, and enjoys living life to the fullest, every moment of every day.

Author Links:
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Blog Tour schedule – 

March 19th                                                                                       
What Is That Book About    Promo Post
Indie Wish List   Promo Post
Shannon Muir - Mystery of Character     Promo Post
Rainy Day Reviews     Promo Post

March 20th
Adventures thru Wonderland   Review
A New Look On Books Promo Post
Literary Musings    Promo Post
Blushing Bibliophile   Review

March 21st
The Avid Reader      Promo Post
forthenovellovers        Review
Books And Tea   Review
Reading for the Stars and Moon   Review

March 22nd
JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder    Promo Post
This and That Book Blog     Promo Post
CoffeeCocktailsandBooks     Review
The Readdicts     Promo Post

March 23rd
The Phantom Paragrapher   Review
books are love   Review
Teatime and Books    Promo Post
The Young Girl Who Loved Books    Promo Post

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Storm Raven by K. Hanson :a review

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Storm Raven byK. Hanson. This tour will run from March 19th to 23rd. Check out the tour schedule below.

Storm Raven
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: December 15th 2017


YA Fantasy with Pirates!

Captain Nereyda and her first mate, Brynja, lead a band of pirates as they seek out grand adventures and loot vulnerable merchant ships. However, when they attempt an overly ambitious raid, Nereyda and her crew are captured by Commander Erhan of the Imperial navy and separated. Nereyda is pressed into service aboard a ship to patrol the treacherous waters of the Shattered Sea. Meanwhile, Brynja and the rest of the crew are sent to a life of hellish labor deep in an Imperial mining prison camp.

While serving her sentence, Nereyda is shipwrecked on an unknown island. As she explores it, she stumbles into some ancient ruins and finds…something. Whatever it is, it wakes a part of Nereyda that she had not felt before. Something that could help her free the rest of her crew and return to life on the sea, if only she can learn to control it. Unfortunately, Commander Erhan is also on the island. Nereyda must escape him, get off of the island, and rescue her crew before the commander can stop her and before her crew withers away in the oppressive mines.

My review :-

This book had me hanging till the last word with a beautifully written prose and an equally enchanting cover. I loved how the characters were portrayed in the story with multiple dimensioned realistic characteristics.  I can't wait to read more of K Hanson's books
Read the first three chapters here:

About the Author
K lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he works as a software developer. In his spare time, when he isn’t writing, he enjoys reading, working out, playing video games, and spending time with his wonderful fiancee, Bobbi. Some of his favorite authors are Tom Clancy, George R. R. Martin, and Sarah Maas.

Author Links:

Blog Tour Schedule – 
March 19th
Character Madness and Musings    Promo Post
A New Look On Books Promo Post
Loves Great Reads    Promo Post
The Cover Contessa     Promo Post
Indie Wish List      Promo Post

March 20th
The Thoughts of a Dreamer  Promo Post
The Readdicts    Promo Post
Darque Dreamer Reads   Review
Books And Tea   Review
Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog   Promo Post
Nova Book Reviews     Promo Post

March 21st
This and That Book Blog    Promo Post
Kelsey Ketch, Author      Promo Post
Angel Leya    Promo Post
My Bookish Babblings    Review
Adventures thru Wonderland   Review

March 22nd
forthenovellovers    Review
Fantasy Book Chick   Promo Post
Reading for the Stars and Moon   Review
Bookworm for Kids    Promo Post
Literary Musings   Promo Post

March 23rd
The Avid Reader      Review
The Young Girl Who Loved Books    Promo Post
Chapters Through Life    Review
Teatime and Books    Promo Post
E. Lizard Breath Reads    Promo Post
YA/NA Book Divas Promo Post