Monday, June 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael

Release Date: 02/01/14
200 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t as long ago as Seth Sangre. His past is literally thousands of years ago. Seth’s life led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now and just found exactly what he has been looking for.

Mari had dreams that college will be a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself and not fall for the handsome Seth. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest. As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a life of his own that’s actually from the past.

Suddenly Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be and maybe the player isn’t who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.

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About the Author:
Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA/NA fantasy and science fiction.

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1 grand prize of signed copies of both Carnelian and Chrysoprase
2 runners-up can get signed copies of Carnelian

Rating and review: ♥♥♥♥
This was an interesting story, but not in a bad way. The prologue is short and gives just the barest information, so you have no idea when or even where it takes place. Then we're introduced to Mari, a college freshman who is just moving into the dorms. Mari meets Seth in an unexpected way and figures out that there is something different about him, and while she's somewhat intrigued by him, she does her best to stay away because she doesn't want to be the next in his long line of conquests. But the story's not quite that simple, and Seth will do what it takes to be Mari (nothing weird or creepy though). 

I like the interaction between the characters, Sim and Ty are funny, I wasn't too sure about Dee until near the end of the book. 

A good book overall, I can't wait to read the next one in the series.

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

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    1. You are more than welcome! I'm looking forward to reading the next book with Seth and Mari ♥