Wednesday, March 16, 2016

BOOK TOUR : THE AWAKENING (EMERGE #1) BY Melissa A. Craven (GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW)


YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Book Tour for : The Awakening (Emerge #1) by Melissa A. Craven. This tour will run from March 7th to 18th. To check out the tour schedule click here.


TITLE : THE AWAKENING
AUTHOR : MELISSA A. CRAVEN
PUBLISHER : MIDNIGHT HOUR STUDIO
PAGE COUNT : 369
RELEASE DATE : 1 APRIL 2015
SERIES : THE EMERGE #1
FOLLOWED BY : THE EDGE
GENRE : YOUNG ADULT, ROMANCE, FANTASY
GOODREADS



2015 Dante Rossetti Awards Finalist
2015 International Book Awards Finalist
2015 USA Best Book Award Finalist

Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple. You’re born. You live. You die.She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special. As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright. …only Allie hates to fight.



Emerge: The Awakening is on sale for $1.99 during the tour!  Amazon.com/Emerge
Emerge: The Edge is on sale for $0.99 during the tour!  Amazon.com/EmergeTheEdge

WOW. Definitely a good way to start a series.

First of all, that you Melissa and YA Bound Book Tours for giving me a free e-copy of this book and host this tour.

You know how many fantasy books begin with a really cool map? Well this book starts off with a freaking mortal-immortal family tree! I got into mood reading this book right away, no questions needed.

This book takes place in a world where immortals got "awakened" by the age of 16. This story circles around Allie (a.k.a Alexis Ann Carmichael)  who, well, got "awakened" by the time she turned on her 16th birthday. She and her family were used to constantly moving (escaping) around the world until this birthday happened. It was hard for her to except her true identity, but luckily she also got people who cares about her so much - which is just so sweet.

I refuse to go back to the way things were. Gavin’s right; I have to put myself out there. It’s time to accept who I am and own it

I really love the world building, so as the character developments and its uniqueness. It hooked me up right away from the beginning and I just need more and more and more. The main heroine is amazing, and the characters sound realistic. The story keeps on unfolding more and more into the depths of it and wow, just wow. Romance-wise, you may find a love triangle going on, but it didn't bugged me as much as many YA books would. In fact, I find it heart-warming at times. I have a really awesome read and I really can't wait to put my hands on the second book.

BOOK RATING:


About the Author

Melissa A. Craven (the "A" stands for Ann—in case you were wondering) was born near Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio at the age of seventeen. She still thinks of Cleveland as home, so it was only natural for Emerge to take place there.
Today, she is back in Atlanta—for some reason she can't seem to stay away from the ungodly heat that makes her long for things like "lake effect snow" and wind that will knock you flat.
Melissa decided a long time ago that the “life checklist” everyone else was clutching so tightly in their fists, just wasn’t for her. She does everything backwards because she is weird like that, but then, she is an artist and artists are notoriously "unique" and "quirky."
She is an avid student of art and design, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of West Georgia in 2009. She worked as an interior designer for several years, but she's always thought she might like to be a writer when she grows up.
In her spare time, if she has any, she enjoys shopping for derelict furniture she refinishes to exercise the interior design part of her brain.

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1 comment

  1. Thank you for the fabulous review! And for hosting a stop on my tour. (I would love to see your review on Amazon and Goodreads too.)

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