Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Descendant by Nichole Giles [Review, Excerpt + Giveaway!]

Publication Date: May 1st 2013
Published by: Rhemalda Publishing
Pages: 278
source: from tour host
Summary from Goodreads (here):
Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted. Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her.
When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future. Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul.
Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.
WOW just WOW. When I started this book it was like BAM, EMOTIONS! Seriously the prologue and the first chapters really impact you. The feelings you felt with Abby were strong. I thought this would be an interesting book but had no idea of the amazingness of it! So I will try to keep this spoiler-free as i can :)
Abby is gifted and moves a lot. Her family is filled with gifted people and was under the guidance of her grandmother. Her latest move was caused by her grandmother's passing, which let me tell you made me explode into tears. You could feel the anguish and the frustration. She then moves to Jackson where things get even more interesting. That's where Abby meets Kye. I liked Abby she went through a lot of transformations. She went from dark, broody, and kinda depressed to friendly, more open, and in my mind lighter as the book went along. I really think Kye and her friends got her out of her own personal darkness. I also liked that her thoughts were kinda philosophical and i liked that she was a thinker.
"How can I heal other people when my own heart is broken"
"Life's a journey that forces us all to move forward, whether we want to or not."
The romance. At first I was hesitant because i was afraid there would be insta-love. BUT actually the romance in the book wasn't bad. Did they fall for each other pretty fast? Yes but you have to understand that there connection and the familiarity that they already know each other makes it seem like they've been together for ages! And Kye is sweet, hot, mysterious, and caring. Which kinda surprised me, I thought he was gonna be a jerk at the start :P
The magic, visions, and darkness really make Nicole's novel stand out me. When you were reading about how Abby healed or her visions you got more intrigued to know what's really going on and what the truth was. I liked that I could get immersed in the book and could see all that i wa reading. I LOVED that Abby had a "gift" although she thought it a curse because it added another layer to her character that made her seem stronger. Also i really liked that she had these weird and strange visions because they made the story more complete.
OVERALL: This book was a complete surprise! I didn't think I could fall in love with a story or characters so fast but I did! The story, the magic *if you can call it that-more on the side of powers* and the romance made this book come alive to me. A great debut that had me reading through the night!

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Descendant blog tour excerpt 5 -


Nichole Giles was born in Nevada, and moved with her parents to a number of cities in and around the West. Nichole had early career plans of becoming an actress or a rock star, but she decided instead to have a family and then become a writer.
Writing is her passion, but she also loves to spend time with her husband and four children, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.
Find and Follow her on: Twitter|Facebook|Goodreads|Website

There is a SUPER AWESOME giveaway hosted by Nichole! Some of the things you can get are healing stones, body sprays, and much more. JUST CLICK HERE! But you have to enter below :)
Some Rules: Bloggers may enter as long as the entry doesn’t come from their own blog. US only. (So sorry to those out of country fans!) Contest runs May 6, 2013-June 5th, 2013. Winners will be notified by email.Good Luck!!



  1. Wow. Your review makes me kind of teary. Thank you for participating and for reading and for helping spread the word. Hugs!

    1. Awww! <3ed the book & thank YOU for writing it :D *HUGS back* Much <33 to you Nichole!!


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