Sunday, 31 March 2013

BLOG TOUR!! Chosen by Kristen Day

Chosen (Daughters of the Sea #3)
At the Other End:
 The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most
The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.

After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point. 

A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. 

In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. 

Kristen DayAuthor Bio:
Kristen Day is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity.  She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky.  She’s been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but she prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?). 

She is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN (Oct 2012), and CHOSEN (Winter 2012).  She loves all books, but really enjoys writing young adult, paranormal romances.  She’s loved to write for as long as she can remember.  Her first published work was her poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, right?) that won her 5 gold stars and a spot in her elementary school's poetry book. That's when her addiction to the written word officially began.  She was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay.

When she’s not writing she’s making jewelry, painting, feeding her addiction to sweet tea, watching the Discovery Channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with her amazing husband. She was born in Boone, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Marketing in 2001. 

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First Impressions Last:
Can this series go wrong? the answer... no. Another amazing novel in the Daughters of the Sea series from Kristen Day. I loved every moment of this book, thinking that it was the last of the series I was emotional before starting this book.... until I saw this notice.


Behind the 312 Pages

After devouring the first two novels in this series, I was excited yet nervous to read this. Forsaken and Awaken were both amazing books and I desperately hoped that Chosen was going to be as good. No question about it, this book was just as amazing as Forsaken and Awaken. 

There is action in this book the whole way through, and we are constantly being pulled through. All of the problems I had in the previous books have vanished. We don't get told that Fin is "hot", and there is nothing that everyone keeps on hiding for her, well, nothing that doesn't add the suspense (in a good way). We don't get annoyed in any way in this book and we are thrilled and excited the whole time.

We meet a whole lot of new characters, as well as see a change in some old characters. When we think we've seen all the amount of mythical creatures that there could be, there is still a whole heap that we haven't seen... well until this book that is. We meet all the Nereids and the Furies.

I can't really say much about this book that doesn't seem to give away the best parts. We see Stasia grow even more, and see her do some pretty cool stuff. The end is where we see the most action happen as well as how developed and powerful her powers are. We are shocked with the events that happen at the end of this book, so many different emotions are felt at the end of the book that we are overwhelmed. 

We feel so proud of Stasia after her big battle. We feel like we're an audience watching her prove herself in the final stages of this book. We cheer her on through everything and we fall in love with Stasia and Finn together (read the book to find out exactly what!). 

The epilogue of this book is amazing. If this book was the last in the series, it would be a perfect ending. Yet it still leaves room for what can happen next, as well as we wonder what happened to Selene, as well as if Keto will still be the same as she is at the end of the book.

Overall, can't wait to read the next book, and this book AND series is a must read! One I will definitely buy from Amazon to have on my shelf :)

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What's Next:

Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea, #1)Forsaken (Daughters of the Sea #1)
Behind 268 Pages
At the Other End: 

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.

Check out my review of Forsaken!

Awaken (Daughters of the Sea, #2)
Awaken (Daughters of the Sea #2)
Behind 273 Pages
At the Other End:
The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…

After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. 

But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. 

The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.
Check out me review of Awaken!

This novel was received for review via Young Adult Novel Reader Blog Tours. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

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