Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fine on By Brina Courtney Release Day Blitz

Fight On (Camryn Cruise #3) by Brina Courtney
December 21, 2014

Camryn Cruise is not human. But she will fight to protect those who are.

Kiley is her best friend. And now there’s Finn. Finn with his blue eyes, and his long eyelashes. Finn makes Camryn’s heart stop. She has to decide to not stop for him though. The Sick are coming and if they get inside the walls of Silverlake war will be inevitable.

Death is everywhere.


Camryn Cruise is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.

The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.

Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.



Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Balancer by Patrick Wong

Balancer (The Final Deity #1) by Patrick Wong
YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Rating:  5 Stars

When teenagers Nicole and Amy save a child from a freak wildfire, they unwittingly trigger a bizarre sequence of events. In the following days, Nicole finds herself caught up in more extraordinary happenings, until she is forced to confront the startling truth about herself: She has the power to give life or take life from every living thing around her. As Nicole tests the extent of her powers, her activities attract the attention of mysterious agents who believe the girls are part of a larger terrorist plot. Now on a trail into the unknown, Nicole and Amy will be forced to question just what is real — and who they can trust.

My Thoughts: This was a fantastic book. It was completely original and took me out of my element. I love the supernatural and I love it even more when someone comes out with something fresh. This book is so good I can look past the fact it’s a juvenile book, or a very young adult. I could see a middle school child reading this but not so much someone for high school or older.
            Amy and Nicole are like any other teenager. Innocent and carefree. Nicole is a very selfless and relatable character. When put into a troubling situation she acts very adult like proving she is strong enough to handle whatever is thrown at her. Amy is a little less mature but at the same time she compliments Nicole’s character. They are opposites but more like ying and yang.
            The one thing I didn’t particularly like about this one was how it jumped back and forth between characters. I had to pay extra attention when I came to a new chapter because it abruptly changes from one to the other. That was not enough to push me away from the book though. I still ended up loving it. The ending was unbelievable. I honestly never saw the betrayal coming let alone that one of the agents was a bad guy. I knew something was up with one of them but never guessed that.
            Overall, the book was aimed towards a younger audience than me but I still enjoyed the entire thing and I am glad I got a chance to read this. I received this book from the author through

Cover: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Characters: 5/5

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