Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tour: Review: Giveaway: Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1) by Kristen Day

Title: Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1)
Author: Kristen Day
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Blog Tour Host: Girls <3 Books Blog Tours

 Stars: 4.5
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*Half Star *disclaimer

I rate it a 4.5 here but on review sites. I like to round up versus down so you'll see my reviews as 5 stars on those.  Here I get the liberty to use half stars while on those I don't.

This story is perfectly paced! I never had a moment where I wasn't completely wrapped up in the story and there's not really any naughty bits! There are a few really sweet ones!  Yes I'm shocked to be so wrapped up in a YA series but I am. I love Hannah/Anastasia and Finn!It's a beautiful magical fairytale that is full of twists, mystery, romance, and action. And it's just the first book so far! I'm pretty picky about the YA books I read. Let alone the ones I agree to schedule a review or be part of a tour. I was certainly not disappointed by this series.

Hannah/Anastasia is a strong heroine and her past is filled with mystery and darkness. If only her real parents were around. Well we find out why towards the end of Forsaken. Her adoptive mother doesn't seem to even like her and after given a chance to send her to a special boarding school she jumps at the chance to send her. Once at the school everything starts to unfold as she learns bits and pieces about herself and falls for a boy all her new friends told her to stay away from. 

Finn. Is he a bad boy or not? Her friends think he is but from what she see's she just isn't sure. As she follows her heart to find out for herself things aren't so clear. He's only part of the mystery that surrounds Hannah/Anastasia. I can't wait to read the next books. Wait I don't have to wait because next week I review the next two books. So make sure you come back and check those out too.

Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendents of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.

About The Author: 
I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I’ve loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it – it was a poem about the color red – life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school’s poetry book. That’s when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh – it’s okay.
When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband. I graduated from Appalachian State University and dream of becoming a full time novelist.

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