Welcome to the review blog tour for the brilliant new book. On top of a review of this book there is also a great giveaway for you to enter as part of this post. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this fantastic tour.
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Author: S.J. Pierce
Series: Captivated (#1)
Genre: paranormal, romance
Audience: Young Adult
Publication Date: 1st April 2014
“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”
Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. But, unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.
Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?
Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things fighting for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing’?
From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.
Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This book really did CAPTIVATE ME! From the very beginning the reader is drawn into this novel and the unique world within it. The author captures the readers attention with the first words and the heart racing prologue which starts this book of with a bang. This novel jumps straight in head first and keeps the reader hooked till the end. S.J. Pierce has written a brilliant book full of twist and turns which leave the reader on the edge of their seats. The original and unique world the author created grabs the readers attention and gives them something completely different to add to their book shelf. This book had a fantastic plot full of drama and romance which keeps the reader up at night desperate to finish.
Kat is gifted but she is not alone in the world. Moving school should be hard for any teenage girl especially when your parents are miles away but Kat makes it look easy. With new friends and a possible new boyfriend Kat’s life is looking brighter. That is until her dreams start and she begins to find mysterious flowers when she wakes up. The woods might not be as empty as everyone thinks they are and Kat might just find the man who will captivate her. Kat must decide who she can really trust before it’s to late. This book is jammed full of twist and turns which keeps the readers on their toes.
Overall this his was a brilliant book and I can’t wait to see what will happen next in these characters lives. S.J. Pierce has written another wonderful novel and I now desperate to read her previous series. I would highly recommend lovers of paranormal romance who are looking for something a bit different gives this book a try because it is worth your time.
Get to know the author:
Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.
You now have the chance to win to enter two great giveaways. The first giveaway is the tour wide giveaway and is unfortunately only opened to US and CAN. To enter simply click the link below:
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