Monday, May 20, 2013

Devour Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Devour blog tour organized by SupaGurl Book Tours! I have a review of this lovely book coming up, as well as a giveaway for swag and a signed copy of Devour. But, first, all me to introduce the book:

He wasn’t supposed to remember.

Callie is a royal vampire. She hunts by taking the blood from her victims and erases their memories afterwards. She goes undetected until a victim named Chase approaches her with all his memories intact. He is intrigued and attracted. She is terrified. What happens when a human mixes with the immortal world? Chaos.

Callie’s 18th birthday has passed and she is coming out at the annual blood ball. Will she find a mate or will she suffer the repercussions of her indiscretion? She is brought to the Vampire council and they must decide what to do with Chase. Do they kill him, or turn him to protect their secret?

My Rating: 5 Roses
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Short and sweet and utterly perfect! Devour was a great read with a unique take of vampire and, refreshingly, a standalone where everything is worked out in the end.

I loved how this book did vampires. They weren't glamorized nor demonized. They were portrayed as a fully functioning, sophisticated society that was harsh, but not cruel or unfair, in its fervor to keep its existence a secret. They were actual believable vampires that were unapologetic about their need for blood. It was a nice change in the many books that mess up vampire mythology.

Callie was a realistic character. She had her faults, but they only made her seem like a real person. At the end of the day, she was a loyal vampire who was determined to do what was best for her society and was willing to admit to her mistakes. She faced the trial and her possible punishment with courage and dignity. Overall, she was a likable heroine.

What I really loved about this book is that I didn't guess who the love interest was actually going to be. From the blurb and standard paranormal romance formula, it would be Chase, yes? Hmmm. Well, let's just say that this book managed to surprise me. On the topic of love interests, I'm just going to say that the guy Callie ended up with was so perfect. Sweet, devoted, and just utterly adorable, he was easy to fall for. And the romance between them was brilliantly done. Their emotions were deep and devoted. They were a perfect couple.

The plot was quick. This was a fairly short book, and a standalone, but their was still some well done development of the characters and the plot. I was totally hooked and unable to put this book down. And the ending was wonderful. A sweet and perfect wrap up of the story.

If you like paranormal romance and want a quick, wonderful read, this is your book. Devour was just fantastic!

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is some swag and a signed copy of Devour. Ends May 25. 
Good luck!
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About the Author:
Andrea Heltsley
I’m a biologist turned writer. I write YA/NA paranormal romance books mainly. I’m the author of Devour and have several more books scheduled to come out later in 2013. I book blog for fun. I also have a strong addiction to caffeine and fruit snacks. You can find me in Tennessee with my husband and two Italian greyhounds.

If you ask anyone, I’m a total fangirl! I love the entertainment industry. I love Revenge and the Vampire Diaries on television. My favorite movies are Elektra and P.S. I Love You. I have a definite weakness for Tim Burton movies too. I’m beyond a huge fangirl for Shakira, both her English and Spanish music; Jack’s Mannequin comes in a close second. I have too many favorite authors to list, but Kelley Armstrong and Rachel Vincent are two of them. I’ve read all their books

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrea, I also love Tim Burton & The Vampire Diaries, what did you think about theseason finale? That was totally crazy right? Thanks for the giveaway.