Thursday, April 12, 2012

Embrace Blog Tour! Review and Giveaway!

:0 oooooh aaaaaah! Look at that beautiful banner! Welcome to my stop on the Embrace Blog Tour! Today I have for you a review and I put the grand prize giveaway here too! Enjoy!

Title- Embrace
Author- Cherie Colyer
Source- E-book sent from YA Bound Tours
Pages- 222 pages
Publisher- Omnific Publishing
Publication Date- December 20th 2011

Goodreads Summary-
How far would you go to save the people you love? 
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. Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.

Cover Thoughts-
I was very drawn to it. The red was very inviting and I wanted to read the book and see if the girl compares to the one on the cover. To be honest I don't think they match. I can't imagine Madison wearing bright red lipstick. It just doesn't seem like her.
First Thought-
What an awesome summary! I'm excited to read something a bit different from the norm!
What I liked-
My favorite part about the whole book is how Madison doesn't start out as a witch using magic. She has to EMBRACE her powers. She is a regular girl worrying about boys of course and it all goes downhill when a new guy arrives and he seems to have the hots for her. I also liked how the romance wasn't the main part of the book. Cherie Colyer included the bond in friendship, family, and the emotions you feel when you can't turn to anyone about your deepest secrets. I was having a hard time choosing what guy I liked better though. Isaac is hot, new, and enticing where Kevin is comfortable, cute, and loving. I actually never saw anything coming. I was shocked near the ending too! Who would have thought? :)
What I disliked-
I really don't see the how you can be looking up mental illnesses and find out about magic which is how Madison found out. Maybe a little more description about the pull that Madison feels towards that side of her would have made it more believable. If I was randomly looking up mental illnesses on panic disorders and schizophrenia and found some wierd stuff like witchcraft I would probably laugh and exit out. One other thing that caught my attention was I wish I could have read more from Isaac and his family. I wish Isaac's parents could have intervened somewhere with their own input about magic and what they know.
Overall Readability-
All in all it was a great read. It was something different from most paranormal books. It was like a combination of teem high school drama (contemporary) and the supernatural world. I'm really hoping there is a second so I can see what happens next in their new coven.
My Final Thought-
Issac is soooo sexy. :) I'm soooo jealous. I'm really hoping theirs a next one!

4 out of 5 Haunted Roses


Grand Prize: One signed copy of Embrace, bookmarks, and Embrace bracelets, can be entered to win using the Rafflecopter form below, or entered on other blogs on the tour. We are all using the same form for the Grand Prize. US only.