Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my stop on the Red Blog Tour! Even though the title is a total lie to redheads everywhere because I certainly have a soul this book is fantastic! Enjoy my review and excerpt!
Author- Heather M. White
Source- ebook sent from author
High school senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcoholic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama. When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears. Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.
I freaking love it! I promise it is not because I am a redhead too. It's because she looks beautiful on the cover and matches perfectly with Sofia. I even like the contrast of the purple and red. :)
Ooooooohhhh Aaaaaaaahhh. I love this summary! I'm really excited to get reading this!
What I liked-
I finished it in one sitting. I sat down and was crying from the start. It is just so sad how Sophia lives. She is alone, outcast, basically her mother's keeper, and her father died. I love how you can feel her emotions and every aspect of her loneliness is covered and the emotions are so raw. My favorite scene was where she first met Jason. Finally a boy of her dreams is here for her and cares for her and she just turns him down. She doesn't believe in the potential or beauty within herself. That really clicked in me because its like every girl is insecure and Sophia just embodies that insecure presence even though she is actually kind-hearted and one of a kind. I also love the twist at the end. I really didn't see it coming at all. It was hard to wrap my mind around it and then every piece fell into place. Robbie the super bad boy might be competition next to the super sweet boy Jason. I will totally be looking forward to the nest book in the series.
What I disliked-
Some things I kind of worried about like the story about her dad. If she and her mom know the real story then what do the cops or the town know? It is a small gossiping town that have talk and rumors so I was like what do they think about her father's death? Also towards the middle of the book you learn what Sophia actually is and what Jason and Robbie are and that confused me too. It wasn't enough information on them to keep me actually interested in what they are. I really wanted to know more about it and what their beliefs are but maybe that will come later in the series. That is it!
Awe-mazing! I really liked it! The story is original and I have never read anything even close to it! It has some good twists and a great plot. It is diffidently a story to look forward to.
My Final Thought-
How did they find more of their kind? What are Jason and Adrianne going to do now? How could the story stop at such a good part?!
4 out of 5 Haunted Roses
Hi! I'm Heather M White, a YA Paranormal author. I'm 22 years old and I recently got married. I just moved from Saint Louis, Missouri to a very small town in Arkansas. My passion is: writing. I also like to read, and play guitar. And I love Dr. Pepper!
Just then, the classroom door opened and in walked a student I have never seen before. I wanted to look away, but I couldn't. Something about this guy captured my attention. It was like my eyes were glued to him.
He walked to the front of the class with pride and dignity. His hair was black, but not in a gothic, I hate my life, way. More like a, I’m a rock star, kind of way. His bangs swept to the side, and normally I’m not into that, but it looked good on him. He was tall, towering at least a foot over Mr. Franks. His tight, black hoodie clung to his abdomen, and it was hard
not to stare at his rock hard muscles. He wasn’t big like a football player, but something told me nobody would want to mess with him.
His eyes met mine for a second, and the hair on my arms stood up. His eyes were solid black. But then, something explainable happened they turned to a golden brown color. I blinked a few times. My eyes must be playing tricks on me.
He winked at me, and I was finally able to look away. I was sure my face was as bright as my red hair.
I looked up again once I heard Mr. Franks voice. “Everybody, this is Jason Morgan. He has just transferred here from California.” He pointed to the empty seat beside me. “Just take a seat in the back, please.”
My heart sped up about a hundred beats a minute.
He would be sitting by me.
Of course he would, that is the only empty desk in the class. Nobody else wants to sit by me.
On his way back to the seat, I could see people were giving him sympathetic looks. Poor guy, having to sit by her, I hope he doesn’t get her herpes, I could hear them whisper.
I looked down at my textbook, ignoring the whispers, as Jason took a seat beside me. I could feel his eyes on me. I glanced up for a moment. Sure enough, he was looking right at me.
“I’m Jason,” he introduced himself in a whisper.
“I know. Mr. Franks just told the class,” I whispered back, hoping that my unkind tone would end the conversation.
“I was hoping you’d tell me your name.”
I tried to hide the surprised look on my face.
“Why would you want to know my name?”
“Well,” he paused for a moment, “we are going to be sitting beside each other all year. I should at least know your name.”
I glanced around to make sure nobody was looking. “You really shouldn’t talk to me,” I warned him.
“What if I want to talk to you?”
“I’m kind of a freak,” I admitted sadly.
“Maybe I’m a freak, too.”
I sighed. “It’s your reputation at stake.”
“I think I’ll take my chances,” he smiled. “Are you going to tell me your name?”
“Sofia Black,” I mumbled.
“Well, Sofia Black, it is very nice to meet you.”
I turned my attention back to Mr. Franks, who happened to be standing right in front of us.
“Sorry, Mr. Franks,” I apologized immediately.
He tried to look mad, but I could see a smile beyond his angry face. “Since you two like talking so much, maybe you could show Jason around school.”
“I wouldn’t want to tarnish his reputation like that,” I protested.
“I’d love for Sofia to show me around,” Jason added quickly.
Mr. Franks smiled. “Then it’s settled.” With that, he walked back to the front of the room and continued the lesson.
My mouth hung open in disbelief. What was with this guy? Did he really have no self respect?