Blog Tour Stop: Embrace by Cherie Colyer- Review

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Embrace

Author: Cherie Colyer

Release Date:  December 20, 2011

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Summary:

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. 

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him. 

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren't there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own. 

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.


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About the Author:


Cherie's imagination extends far beyond her Illinois roots through her love of books and reading. The discipline of her career as a Network Technician provides an opposing mindset for her fictional stories. Cherie combines her fascination of all things mythical with her passion for writing to weave together middle grade and young adult stories.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, writing, reading, and loves a challenge. While she has had many great experiences, her most satisfying experience is seeing her children and stories grow into their own exciting and distinct entities. 



My Thoughts:

This book starts off with Madison going to a party with her best friend Kaylee. We find out that Madison and her ex Kevin had broken up a few months beforehand (he moved), and everybody assumes that she all sad because of it. When they get to the party, Madison feels an immediate attraction to Kaylee's boyfriend, Josh's, new neighbor. When she even touches him, she receives a shock.

They almost immediately start dating, and soon after she gets asked out by Mark, a guy that she only feels on the friend basis with (read: Friendzoned). He gives her a necklace that she doesn't want, but she ends up keeping it, anyway, just to 'hold on to it'. She gives it to Kaylee to wear, because she wants nothing to do with it.

Then, it starts. Kaylee goes through hallucinations, seemingly randomly, and Madison needs to find out how and why. Duhn,duhn, duuuuhhhnnnn!

So, I really liked this book (yes, I know I say that a lot, but that's a good thing)!

I thought that the characters were thought out very well, as in I didn't have any questions about them, or any missing in translation information that I needed or wanted to know. The scenes and visuals were great, too! I easily felt like I was there, in the book, and that's how it should be when you're reading a good book.

You all know how I'm (kind of) a hard case when it comes to grammar and spelling mistakes in books that I read (just read nearly all of my reviews), and I can say that I have no complaints from this book. There was absolutely no mistakes that I saw, so I'd say: "Grammar police, this book is for you!"

For those of you who like books that you want to read all night and not put down, this is also a book for you. When I had to eat dinner, I didn't even stop reading... A hard thing to do, but I did it nonetheless. So.... book you don't want to out down: check.

So, a lot of reviews that I've read on this book, the reviewers said that they couldn't wait for the second book. I actually didn't know that this book was in a series (if it is), and I'd have to say that I liked the way it ended. If more was added, as in a new book via series, then I'd think that that was stretching out the book (like some authors we know who waits twenty-some-odd-years to write the final book in a series, but works on other series' books that ended just fine). I mean, all of the loose ends were tied nicely, in a little bow, and it went smoothly.

But the end of this book did leave me with ONE question: Where did THAT come from??? The part I'm talking about is in the last paragraph in the last chapter, on the last page. I was just completely confused on the whole matter: Is she imagining them, or is she making his magic symbolize those?

Well anyway, I, of course, gave this book five hearts.
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15 December, 2012 delete

I'm thrilled you enjoyed Embrace! I did write it as a stand alone novel. Since then so many readers asked for more of Madison and her friends and I have written a second novel, which I promise is a continuation of Madison's life and not an attempt to stretch out the story told in Embrace.

Thanks so much for being a part of the tour and for taking the time to review Embrace!

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18 December, 2012 delete

Thank you for the assurance!!! I'll make sure to look the book up!

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