Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Emerge by Melissa A. Craven

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Emerge by Melissa A. Craven 
(The Awakening #1) 
Pages: 440
Publisher: Midnight Hour Studio
Publication date: April 1st 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆☆☆☆


Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.

You’re born. You live. You die.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.

When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.

Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.

As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.

…only Allie hates to fight.


My Review
In the words of Pepper from the movie Annie, "Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!" What a read. I was taken away with the story. 

Let's start with the bad since there was only one thing that bothered me. They did not speak like teenagers especially Vincent. Mind you none of them are ordinary teenagers but still...

Allie is a bit annoying at times. Especially when it comes to Adian. I mean he tells her he loves her & she shuts him all the way down. Um hello! Of course he going to be a little distant after that. He's heartbroken . But that's not it, the chick gets jealous! Really? Ugh I want to say more but I'll let you read that ridiculousness for yourself.

Aidan, on the other hand, has my heart. He loves her and though it hurts him, he puts her happiness first. In fact, he puts everyone ahead of himself. That's not to say that he isn't still doesn't act like a teenager. 

I liked the background story of this. The history about who Allie is and a glimpse act who she is destined to be. The action in the book was great when it happens. The main question is answered by the end. We are left with plenty others though. I'm anxiously waiting to find out about Kassandre. Looking for a new series, I'm suggest you give this one a try.

About the Author
Melissa A. Craven (the “A” stands for Ann–in case you were wondering) was born near Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio at the age of seventeen. She still thinks of Cleveland as home, so it was only natural for Emerge to take place there.
Today, she is back in Atlanta–for some reason she can’t seem to stay away from the ungodly heat that makes her long for things like “lake effect snow” and wind that will knock you flat.
Melissa decided a long time ago that the “life checklist” everyone else was clutching so tightly in their fists, just wasn’t for her. She does everything backwards because she is weird like that, but then, she is an artist and artists are notoriously “unique” and “quirky.”
She is an avid student of art and design, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of West Georgia in 2009. She worked as an interior designer for several years, but she’s always thought she might like to be a writer when she grows up.
In her spare time, if she has any, she enjoys shopping for derelict furniture she refinishes to exercise the interior design part of her brain.

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  1. Great review, Bunnita! This sounds like an exciting and fun read! Happy you liked it! :)

  2. It is. I'm looking forward to book 2.

  3. Bunnita, thank you for the wonderful review, I'm so happy you enjoyed Emerge! I would love to see you post it on Goodreads and Amazon as well, when you have time.