Blog Tour: Residue by Laury Falter {Review}

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Welcome to my stop of Residue Blog Tour! This Blog Tour is hosted by AToMR Tours. 

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When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for.

While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell… a member of the family the Weatherford’s have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: 13th April 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo 

Review:

I still can’t believe that this book would be good. After three chapters in, I suddenly thought “this is a Romeo and Juliet retelling”. I was, I admit, disappointed when I come into that conclusion. Let me explain as to WHY. 

First, I am NOT a fan of Romeo and Juliet love story. Second, their families are so RIDICULOUS. Third, the way they die is so ABSURD. I hate it. >:( Ugh. BUT, after reading this Residue book, I came to like it. Although at some point, I just want to smack the Weatherfords and Caldwells myself for being so unreasonable and stupid too. Oh yeah, I get this instinct, that it’s not really their fault. The families I mean. Well. The answer about… *zips mouth* it’s for me to know and you to find out. 

The writing style of Falter, is pretty good. She keep me going. Keep me reading the book until the end. She proved to my mind that there’s something else. Something bigger than the feud between the families. There is something MORE to the story. That’s why I came to like it. Her characters are great too even though it’s insta-love. I’ve been searching for another kind of love story because these days I get bored with the way the love story was told. But here, it’s not that great, not that bad, so in between that two. That’s STILL saying something in my opinion. 

It still stirred something in me. I didn’t get bored though sure I wish they see the bigger picture already. I think that this is better than that of the original Romeo and Juliet. In terms of the story, characters, conflict, climax. Hmmm… I’m not saying Shakespeare is a bad author. >.< He’s just not a favorite. Also because he let ALL OF HIS characters DIE. I don’t like tragic stories. 

Overall, liked the book and I recommend it to all Young Adult readers out there! :)

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Author PhotoLaury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She 

writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she’s not taking 

her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband.

 

 

Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a 

spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, 

the Apocalypse Chronicles.

 

To learn more about Laury and her novels, visit her at:

Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook

 

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Read: The Prey by Andrew Fukuda {Jan 31st}

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For Gene and the remaining humans—or hepers—death is just a heartbeat away. On the run and hunted by society, they must find a way to survive in The Vast… and avoid the hungry predators tracking them in the dark. But they’re not the only things following Gene. He’s haunted by the girl he left behind and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.

When they discover a refuge of exiled humans living high in the mountains, Gene and his friends think they’re finally safe. Led by a group of intensely secretive elders, the civilisation begins to raise more questions than answers. A strict code of behaviour is the rule, harsh punishments are meted out, young men are nowhere to be found—and Gene begins to wonder if the world they’ve entered is just as evil as the one they left behind. As life at the refuge grows more perilous, he and Sissy only grow closer. In an increasingly violent world, all they have is each other… if they can only stay alive.

Ratings: 4/5 stars

Release Date: 29th January 2013

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD

Review:

I know! I am so weird. Cause I like the book. It really is a bit fascinating reading a different kind of vampires. Where they are not sparkly and totally ran out of humanity. Incapable of love and reason.

What I don’t like was that it was not based on the first book The Hunt. Where they are in a Dome and all that crap. Well of course, from the last page of first book we know that Gene managed to escape the Heper Institute. But one might think it’ll be lead back in that Institute. That’s what I keep thinking. That he’ll come back for Ashley June.

The second book revolves on how and what happened to Gene and the rest of the Dome people (Sissy, Epap, David, Jacob, Ben) try to survive. And finally some bit of the truth. The history. Finally. But still got some questions going on.

Remember the Amazing Spiderman movie last year? Where there is this evil guy who experimented on himself? It reminds me of the story someone told in this book. LOL. :P

Regardless of that, I am looking forward for the last book of this series and excited to know what is the real deal. I wonder how it will all be explained to us by Fukuda. It is a good read. Although… the ending is like “how many months do I have to wait for the last book?” thing. It’s not the violent reaction though. :p

BOTW: Vain by Fisher Amelie {01.13.13}

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If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah…then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Ratings: 4/5 stars

Release Date: 24th December 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N

Review:

BOTD: 01.17.13

This better be good. I see that my friends who read it gave it 5 stars or 4. :)

It is pretty much really good. Sophie Price is hateful at first. I was so worried about not liking it that much cause I really don’t like girls who boast a lot that they are beautiful, powerful, etc. She’s so vain and I know that if this continued on, I wouldn’t like this book.

Sophie Price is filthy rich. Or her father is. She’s an only child. I think we all know that children who are so freakin’ rich would be bound to be defected. I just mean, parents not really there when you grow up, you are raise by nannies, you got to have whatever you want but you feel hollow still. You parents giving you ultimatum when you disgraced them. You know. The likes. It is so predictable what would happen to her, what would her father would do, what Ian would do, what Pemmy would do.

I mean, yeah, predictable. Cause I already read it somewhere, by somewhere it’s like reading Tagalog pocketbooks. The stories Filipino writers made, some are similar with this. Filipino writers love that kind of story so I know well what would happen.

Regardless, I am giving it a 4 stars because I like Masego. I like how the author shows us the life in Masego. Some part of Africa are really poor. It’s like reminding me to be grateful to what I have. From clothes, food, electricity, water, safe home, complete limbs and so on. I was also reminded the things that happened in our own country.

I just meant that this is a good eye opener to what is happening to other countries. Not only Africa or Philippines. It is also happening in other countries, Middle East, Europe, it’s all over the world. We see it happening but we really don’t do anything about it.

Well, anyway, I should probably just shut up. :p It is a good read nonetheless.

Blog Tour: The Keeper’s Curse by Diana Harrison {Review & Author Spotlight}

BannerWelcome to my stop of The Keeper’s Curse Blog Tour! This Blog Tour is hosted by Sel of Bookcase to Heaven. This is my first ever Blog Tour Stop so I am excited! :)

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After fifteen-year-old Emmy Rathers unintentionally summons a strange glowing cloud during a break-in, her mother rips her from her home, her father, and her world, forever.

When she lands in the rustic, militant land of Methelwood, she is told she’s a crafter – a person who can perform magic by conjuring souls of the dead. But starting life over normally in the midst of grieving for the life she has left behind, while at the same time attempting to fit in in her new war-obsessed school, becomes impossible when she begins to hear a voice in her head. Complicating the matter further is the fact that the voice belongs to a boy at school named Breckin, who just also happens to be the most powerful crafter in the world, and the future ruler of Methelwood.

But that’s not the worst part – suddenly Breckin’s most hostile adversary is coming out of the shadows and trying to kill her. With no other choice, Emmy must travel deeper into this bizarre, dark world she is so unfamiliar with to find out why this is happening to her, and more importantly, how to stay alive.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: 29th November 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Review:

I already admit this a lot of times now… First, I love the cover. That’s the reason why I looked it up in the first place. I am a cover slut. So I mostly picked books based on pretty covers. Although I try not to judge the books by its cover. Second, I saw Diana’s – the author herself – review about it. Since she put pretty pictures and what you will get if you read it, she had me at that.

I must say that this book is a page-turner. I wanted to know what would happen as soon as I read the next dialogue. I even cheated accidentally, I mean I was reading this part and then my eyes wandered to the next part where there’s this interesting dialogues. LOL. So I hurried to finish the part I am reading so I could move onto the next one.

Just to be clear, I am not the type of reviewer that tackles about how it was written. I mostly review what I feel about it. It might be biased or something, but that what I am comfortable with. Anyway, I love how the story progress, how Emmy need to go to the Methelwood, try to blend in and go to school, then she still hear voices and then knowing it was Breckin Crawford. Then knowing what it’s all about, knowing Cyrus Crow, and all that. It’s a good plot, great execution of story.

I’m not a big fan of Emmy since sometimes she irritates me like that when she was first brought in Methelwood where she blamed her mother, hated her even. I mean, sure you feel angry about it cause your Mom keep a secret. But she didn’t take her time to think about the WHY. Or maybe she did, but she let her anger and hate surfaced more as to being reasonable.

There’s this bit of a love triangle. I don’t like love triangle BUT I hated it when the female MC can’t decide who she wants and the two guys both love her. In this book, it’s not like that. From the first time Cyrus came in Methelwood and when he and Emmy was together, I like him more than Breckin. Maybe it’s because Cyrus is a bit of a jerk and a bad boy reputation or something, but I definitely LOVE Cyrus. I want him to be with Emmy rather than Breckin. But who am I to say that they’ll really end up together and not Breckin, anyway? LOL.

I love how it ends but I am craving for more. I want Emmy to explore more of the Methelwood and it’s orbs and citezens and what ability does she have.

But regardless of that, I really liked it and I enjoyed reading it. I am excited to read the second book now! Omg. I hope Diana’s doing the second installment now. Wonder when will it be published? :) Grab your copy now!

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

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Diana Harrison, author of The Keeper’s Curse

Diana Harrison is a proud Canadian, currently studying English literature at the University of Calgary. With a passion for books, magic, and teens, as well as being a chronic daydreamer, it is only logical that she is a young-adult fantasy writer as well.

You can friend her on Goodreads.

Her debut novel, THE KEEPER’S CURSE, releases in November 2012.

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Read: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: 3rd December 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon (Kindle) | B&N | TBD (Pre-order Paperback) – RD: 11th December

Review:

For reals? December 2012? Now, that’s awesome. Just few more months. Please don’t let the RD be moved. >_<

12.04.12 (in my time) UPDATE:Dammit! They released it early!!! Weeee! :) LMAO. I’m gonna read it next after Wallbanger! :)

JUST. WHAT. THE. HELL. WHY DID I EVER READ THIS SERIES?! I blame you, Katy! >:(

I don’t even know what to say! As soon as I read that last line, I plugged in my laptop and while it was booting up, I was busy pacing around my bedroom. I was so frustrated that I need to exhaust myself or something. I then reached for my phone and opened my email to compose one for Katy. I ranted to her as much as I was ranting right now.

First of all it started off a bit sad. With Dawson being not Dawson… You get the point? Well anyway, I still laugh, smirk, and love jerk Daemon but as many pointed out, he is not that much of a douche in Opal. He is so wise that it is surprising. I mean, he got lots of answers for Katy’s questions and not the sarcastic answers or smart-ass one. But answers that have really real meaning.

Second, we all know what happened to Adam at Onyx… So there’s a strain in Dee and Katy’s relationship. I was really sad about that and I kept thinking they would never be together again. They would never mend their broken friendship… Sorry is not enough…

And I really hate Buff, I mean Biff, I mean Blake now. >:( How could he… They should’ve fried him on book two. They shouldn’t let him go. Just kill that damn guy! >:(

Then then.. then… I can’t tell you without spoiling it! I don’t know how. :( Just… It was so frustrating to end like that. Ugh. I don’t know how will I say it anymore.

AND BTW, that SEX scene? I didn’t even notice they were doing it. Just when they already finished. The make-out scenes from the first book was much hotter than the sex scene. How in the world that that happen, I don’t know but that’s what I felt about it.

I am so done with ranting. I need to cool off.

BTW, It’s a total CLIFFHANGER ENDING THAT I JUST WANT TO SLAP THEM IN THE FACE. LOL. But yes, I did get teary eyed cause of what Daemon said before it ends!

Read: What Kills Me by Wynne Channing

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The fight for survival begins.

An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Release Date: 6th June 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon (Paperback & Kindle) | B&N (Nook only)

Review:

I don’t know what to say! OMG. This book doesn’t have any boring moments, in my opinion! From the start, What Kills Me, surprised me with how the story progressed, the twists was really exciting and unexpected. One moment, it was like this and then, bam the story would go the other way you thought of. And it was really freakin’ good! It was a fun read and brilliantly made.

I thought at the first chapters, it would suck and because I thought it was Paolo who’s her partner. So I was shocked when Paolo said and did that to Zee. The author gave my mind some teasing! LOL.  I really, really didn’t expect that one! From then on, I was hooked. I was craving to know more. So when Axelia or Zee met new people and those people especially Noel wants to protect her, I feel like crying when they need to go now because the Aramatta (am I right about this one’s spelling?) was coming for Zee. :(

And oh, that Obaia? I think I got that one right. (view spoiler @ my GR) oh yeah, I thought I like the Empress. Then I don’t. :p Then I think I’m gonna start liking her once again. :)

I like Lucas. Well, who doesn’t like him? He’s a bit of a jerk. But jerk guys when they started to like you, they are sweet. It’s just an outer shell, their mask to hide their emotions. So yeah, love him.

My only problem with it was that there’re lots of fade out scenes. I mean, not sex scenes, cause there’s no sex scene as of yet. I want to see how they practice, like with Lucas’ Obaia, or how Lucas trained Zee. I want to see how they would DO it. But it was not included and just treated like they already finished the training.

What Kills Me is a fast-paced book that I thought that it was not a series and just a stand alone. But the author confirmed to me that it will be a series and that she’s currently doing the second book! Hurray!!! More Lucas! So I was wondering what would happen next? What will be Channing’s new tricks for our mind now? ;)

Also, I love the fighting scenes! Zee’s an awesome, kick-ass character! 

Currently Reading: What Kills Me by Wynne Channing

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The fight for survival begins.

An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

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Don’t you just love the cover? It’s so gorgeous!

So I started reading this after I read Pegasus and the New Olympians by Kate O’Hearn which I totally love by the way. You should check that one out. Anyway, back to What Kills Me… I was surprised since the first part. I am not about half way in (almost) and it never fails to surprise me yet again. The twists keep coming as the author herself tweeted me yesterday. I’ll tell you my thoughts about it after I read it.

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By the way, I am totally excited for our trip tomorrow. Me, the fam with my boyfriend will be going away for the day. We’ll be visiting the zoo and an Ocean Park. Yay!!! And my other cousin who’s 15 year old will be here too later tonight and will come with us. I haven’t seen her since she was a kid like, 4 year old? My Uncle and her just reconcile this month and I am happy for them. My boyfriend teased me about it when I was telling him the story. He was like “Why are you crying?” Hehehe. Cause I’m just too happy and I was sad for the situation they are in. So anyway, I might not read anything tomorrow then cause I don’t have time. Please be patient with me. :)

Read: A Shimmer of Angels by Lissa M. Basso {ARC}

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Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can’t admit to seeing?

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: 29th January 2013

Where to Buy: Pre-order at Amazon (Paperback or Kindle) | B&N | TBD

Review Copy: NetGalley

Review:

I believe in Angels. And yes, Demons too. I still believe in my Guardian Angel even though I’m old enough for people to make fun of me believing them. But I do and I still pray at night, you know the kid’s prayer:

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

I still pray that at night and I can’t sleep if I didn’t plus I get monsters in my dreams if I forgot to pray to my Guardian Angel. So you might be wondering why the heck am I telling all this things to you in my review?

Well, A Shimmer of Angels is about a girl who could see Angels and Demons. But the people around her thought that they are not real. There’s no Angels or wings for that matter and she was taken straight to the loony bin. She was there for 3 years. Going in and out of the Mental Health Clinic. They thought she was insane, heck she thought she’s losing it when she saw them yet again after months of being clear.

For the first part, I was a bit annoyed because of the MC talking to herself over and over and over again that she wouldn’t go back to that place and that she can’t slip up cause she knew her dad would throw her back to that MHC if he see some sign that might lead to being crazy again. And when she met Cam, ugh, she became doubly crazy. LOL. BUT it gets better, in my opinion and totally worth it.

I have all these questions in my mind that were not answered in the end but it left me craving for more. I want to know what would happen to the next book. I keep on thinking that she’s a half-angel or something since it was what I read over the past Angel books I’ve read and that’s it for the twist. But I don’t know if I am wrong since Basso didn’t tell me anything about it to solidify what I suspect instead she gave me another thing to thought of.

I can’t say that I’m surprised at what happened to Ray at the latter part of the book and having that… I wanna know more so bad. I want to know more about her mother and what was the relationship her mother and Kade had.

Oh, I want Kade for her. Cause Cam is still an Angel and I don’t think he is determined, if ever to Fall for Ray. So I want Kade!!! Kade is the bad boy we girls love. Say NO to good boys. LOL. :p

Read: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

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A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: 13th November 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Review:

I can’t gather my thoughts for this book… Black City is a Dystopian AND Paranormal book rolled into one. I don’t know why but the love story reminds me of Romeo and Juliet. They have something in common. Maybe because Natalie Buchanan is the Emissary’s daughter… And well, Ash Fisher is a Twin-blood. A half-Darkling and half-human. You know, forbidden love and all that shenanigans.

I must say that the world building is great. Although I first became confused but as you read on, the questions that pops into your head while reading were answered one by one.

BUT it’s a bit sad cause I don’t really feel the connection between the main characters. I mean, they are great, uh, I feel the connection but not that strong like what I feel in the past for the other books I have read. Eh, maybe I’m still in Fifty Shades so that’s why. Characters in there were too strong. :O

Anyway, I almost drop my tablet earlier when I read the part about that heart thingy. I had my theory about that and damn, I am so right. I really don’t like it when suddenly there’s another person thrown into the love story. >:( Love Triangle sucks sometimes.

Ah, Darklings are vampires, essentially. But there’s different types. There’s the cat type too. And the one with the wings. :O Like an Angel. Well, I did enjoy reading this book. So yeah, I really liked it.

By the way, I freakin’ love the cover! It’s pretty!!! And awesome. :)

Read: Scarlet Woods by Brooke Passmore

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Past, future, and love all exist in the door through time.
Modern and independent seventeen year old Morgan Westbrook thought she had seen all there was to her home town of Scarlet, Georgia, but one day while walking in the woods behind her house she discovers a mysterious door masked behind the trees. After admiring the door’s timeless beauty she walks through its entrance to venture into more woods, but what she doesn’t know is that the door is a gateway through time that takes her back to the year 1863 during the days of the Civil War in Scarlet.
Without knowing that she had traveled back in time, she stumbles upon Danny Carson, an attractive young man who is appalled to see that Morgan is wearing skimpy modern clothes instead of a nineteenth century dress. Although they find each other completely different than anyone they’ve ever known, they cannot help but feel drawn to one another. After spending time in another century, she discovers that she’s time traveled back to the year 1863 and that the door took her there. For months she and Danny journey back and forth through the door to experience the joys of traveling to both of their centuries. When dilemmas of unwanted marriage, slavery, and war are thrown at them, they must face the perils that time travel has delivered them in both the future and the past.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: December 2012

Where to Buy: Not yet on Amazon, B&N or TBD

Review Copy: from the Author herself.

Review:

I’d like to thank the author, Brooke Passmore for giving me a chance to read this book and review it for all of you. Thank you very much!

I honestly don’t know what rate will I give this novel… Until now, I don’t know. It didn’t WOW-ed me. I feel it is just good but not that amazing. The novel is incredibly long. Although it’s not boring but seriously, there’s a lot of things going on in the book. I guess the scenes are necessary and well thought… it’s just that yeah… too long for my taste. But if you’ll ask me if I would want something to be removed in the scene… There’s none I would want to take off in the novel.

While reading this book, I kept on remembering this old film–well, not really old, like 2006 old only–that was released in the Philippines called Moments of Love. It was of the same plot but well, in the book, the time was 1863 while in the movie, it’s 1950s. The difference was that in this novel, Danny Carson was from 1863 while Morgan was from the year 2013. In the movie, it was the other way around. The male lead was from the future while the female was from the past. They don’t have the special door going on in the film… and the only way they communicate was thru a telephone call. They don’t really meet each other personally.

Scarlet Woods was a novel I don’t usually read and first time reading a book with time-traveling characters. It’s pretty weird how they worked it out. I kept on thinking that one day the power or magic of that special door would lose. And that one day they’ll have to choose which side they’ll live in.

The characters were a bit annoying since they were, uh, stupid? or something. Actually, it’s just Morgan for me that made me feel like I want to snap her little neck cause of being annoying. It’s because how could she not understand that Danny was doing what he thought was the right thing. It’s just that Danny is from 1863! Can’t she understand that it’s different from hers and Danny’s time? Okay, so maybe she did, but still, ugh. Dammit. It annoyed the heck out of me. Then there’s this part where she made Danny choose again! For Heaven’s sake.

And I hate that Roy Walker for doing that awful thing to Sam. I can’t even keep on reading it when I got to that part. I feel Sam pain. I feel like I’m the one receiving the pain. I got teary eyed when I read Sam about to lose hope. :(

Scarlet Woods pretty much give me a lot of emotion. One moment I was smirking, the next I want to punch Roy (for being an ass) or Morgan (for being stupid) and then made me cry too. I wonder what would happen next in the second book. Hmm… Anyway, pretty good.