Friday, June 20, 2014

REVIEW & BOOK BLITZ - Stained by Ella James

After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia’s home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie - Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.


About Ella James

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella's books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

Rating and review: ♥♥♥♥
Entertaining story, that for me, had a bit of a slow start, but it started to pick up a bit once Cayne was introduced. Julia and Cayne team up (albeit reluctantly), to hunt down Samyaza, a half-demon who wants Julia dead. Cayne is hunting down the half-demon to kill him. Fairly early in the book we learn that Julia has the Sight and healing powers, but's as much as she knows. Cayne knows more about what she truly is, especially since he knows about her birthmark, but he doesn't want to give up any information. 

There were a few times that I found myself thinking "enough with the damn pink Converse already", but then I thought back to when I was 17 and yeah, I pretty much remember being all about clothes and shoes, so I couldn't really find fault after that. Julia is an emotional character, but hell, after everything she's endured I was impressed that she didn't end a basket case. I enjoyed watching how the relationship between Julia and Cayne developed, and it's going to be interesting how the rest of the series pans out.

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