Tuesday, March 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Strength by Carrie Butler [REVIEW + GIVEAWAY]

Today we're taking part of the STRENGTH blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Blog Tours! For the FULL TOUR Schedule click the banner above.

PUB DATE: March 7th 2013
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Pages: 389
Series: Mark of Nexus #1
Source: from blog tour host
When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.
Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation--and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…
Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.
They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them.
But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do--even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

My Review:
Normally i don't take up to read a book like this one because it sounds really complicated BUT surprisingly this book surprised me in a lot of ways! It warmed itself into my heart and I COULD NOT stop myself from devouring it :) It's going to be hard to put into words how awesome this book was...
Okay, the Story was actually a really unique one because I thought this was going to be a "he's a vampire" kinda thing but actually the secret was more normal-ish and natural than what I though. There were surprises around every corner and there were some REALLY INTENSE scenes, like hostage intense and I LOVED it! It brought the book to another level. There were some really sweet moments between Wallace & Rena.
Now, the characters in this book were so strong and witty & at times funny! Wallace now, he's a real mystery and I loved discovering who he really was. He's a gentlemen & sweet & even goes to church but he has an ability that stops him from getting close to others. His brother Cole is such an...an...ASSCOLE! (love that nickname :P) He is completely different than Wallace and try as I might, he is dang FUNNY too >_< I LOVED LOVED LOVED RENA! She was tough, an ex-church girl, witty and really strong on the inside. She and Wallace have a real connection & they make a real nice couple :)
There are a lot of complications in there relationship but i loved how they took "baby steps" to dealing with them. It was just SO SWEET, I think I got a toothache :P But there is a storm a brewing and there is a real danger. But neither is backing out.
Overall this book was FULL of surprises, funny, intense, and romantic! YOU HAVE to give this book a chance because it will completely make you want MORE!! :)
5/5 STARS! Pretty AWESOME! It blew me away at times and kept me engaged & laughing! :D

Favorite quotes:
How could a guy look like sin and chase after redemption ? It didn't add up.
Single girls and taken guys weren't allowed to be friends. The leash always got in the way.
Sure, my neck was bandaged, my wrists were cut, and i was probably going to die of hypothermia but, but that didn't mean I was a complete wreck. AssCole.

About the Author:

Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market.
Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.
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  2. I like really unique stories and the fact that there are intense scenes that can shock or surprise me, well it makes a story even better. Great review on this book!


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