silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And
after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she
came from and who she is.
dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer
than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know
what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New
2 is very…different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she
encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.
be another typical supernatural YA book. I was mistaken. Instead, Kelly Keaton
created something new, this time using other creates then the typical vampires,
werewolves and fairies.
setting of this book. It took me a little bit to realize that the book took
place in what I could only describe as an alternate time line, one where New
Orleans was destroyed by a horrible natural disaster and New 2 was established
in it’s place. I really liked New 2. It was such a great place, exactly what I
imagined a supernatural New Orleans would be like. It was such a mystical,
mysterious, it was great unraveling the secrets of the place and meeting the
people who lived in New 2.
Ari. She was searching for who she was and was extremely strong. She took
everything in stride, all the twists and turns that were thrown at her as she
was unraveling her mother’s past and unraveling who she really was as well. The
people Ari meets in New 2 are great too. Each one was different had their own
issue with this book and that was the pacing. I felt that the time span of the
book could have been lengthened. Everything happened very quickly. Within a day
Ari was falling in love with Sebastian, one of the guys Ari meets in New 2, and
she was unraveling everything within a week. If the time span was longer, the
relationships and the plot wouldn’t have seemed so rushed.
things about this book was it had twists that I didn’t see. There was one twist
that I literally gasped out loud because I did not seeing coming. I really like
that this book incorporated mythology and put a new twist on it. I really love
Greek mythology and I loved the twist Kelly Keaton put on it to make certain
myths her own.
this book wrapped up the issue of the first book nicely, with Ari discovering
who she was and about her parents past, but was open enough for a new book. I
really cannot wait to read this second one because once everything happened it
happened quickly and big things happened. I want to go back to Ari’s world and
New 2 and I cannot wait to see what happens next in this series.
Don’t forget to enter to win a signed copy of Clarity and check out Kim’s launch party recap HERE!
One of my favorite authors Heidi R. Kling is doing a fundraiser to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Since the Japanese tsunami hit, Sea has taken on a deep meaning. Sea deals with the after effect of the tsunami that hit Indonesia back in 2004. This book is a must read for everyone especially in the wake of the horrific tsunami in Japan.
I suggest everyone help Heidi out to help raise money for Doctors Without Borders. It is very simple. Starting tomorrow March 19, Heidi is going to donate 20% of any new purchase of Sea. Anywhere you purchase Sea, whether Indie, Amazon, Kindle, Nook, etc., Heidi will donate 20% of to Doctors Without Borders. You just have to let Heidi know about your purchase by sending a picture of your receipt and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. By emailing, you are also automatically entered to win one of ten “Dare to Love” Sea tanks in peach or blue and a signed poster of Sea.
If you cannot purchase a copy of Sea and live in the US you can send $25 CASH ONLY to Heidi at P.O. Box 7837 Menlo Park, CA 94026, with your name and address. Heidi will purchase you a copy, sign it and send it back. Only do this though if there is option if you have no other way to purchase the book. For INTERNATIONAL people, you can send $30 AMERICAN DOLLARS to Heidi at P.O.Box 7837 Menlo Park, CA 94026 with full name and full address and Heidi will purchase, sign and ship back to you a copy of Sea.
Everyone will be entered into the drawing.
I plan on purchasing another copy of Sea myself to help spread the #sealove and donation money to Doctors Without Borders.
To read more about what Heidi is doing I suggest you read her blog post here. Please spread the #sealove and help support Doctors Without Borders.
|Kim Harrington, Leigh Fallon (Carrier of the Mark) and Karsten Knight (Wildefire)|
|Aimee Friedman and Kim Harrington with Clarity|
|All of Us in our AWESOME Clarity Shirts!|
|Kim and I|
Once again, I could go on and on about this book FOREVER it is so good. I was dying for months to talk to people about this book because the ending leaves you stunned! I have theories about what occurs in the final book of the Hex Hall series and I cannot wait to read it to see if they are true because THAT ENDING! GAHH!! I wish we do not have to wait a full year to see how Rachel Hawkins concludes one of the best series I have read. I will be picking up the final book immediately once it is released to see what sort of final ride Hawkins has in store for us.