Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Reap by Christina Channelle (Review + Book Soundtrack & Character Bio)

Welcome to my stop on the Reap blog tour hosted by Girls Heart Book Tours.

First of all, I want to thank the author and Girls Heart Book Tours for I'm very grateful to have read the awesome novella and review it! Thank you!

The post consist of my thoughts on the novella. Hopefully it doesn't give spoiler or anything. It's all good, nice, short review. I will also be able to share the book soundtrack as well the character bio! Don't forget, there's a giveaway you can win great prizes by entering a form below the post!

Now, let's get it started!

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication Date: October 11, 2013


Blurb:

Foreign, or rather unfamiliar, would be the word I would use to describe how I felt.

Faintly, I could hear the glimmer of voices surrounding me in this dark haze, caressing my ears like skin against silk. I felt like I was in a cocoon of sorts, protectively enveloped, quietly drifting in some far-off place. I wanted to stay that way forever.


But we all know that what you want never really seems to happen in the real world.

Something’s not right in Mia’s head.

The first thing is that her name isn’t Mia. In fact, she has no clue what her name is—who she is. All that she knows is that she’s not like the ones who found her: Dante with his kind blue eyes, Amy with her child-like demeanor, James with his questioning gaze.

And Briggs.

The one she cannot decipher no matter how hard she tries.

As Mia tries to fit in with these people, a strange occurrence is amidst outside. And as she finally remembers who she is …

Well, let’s just say that things get a little more complicated.



Queekie Girl Reads Reviews...

Reap by Christina Channelle



The entire time, right from the first page, I was intrigued and kept in suspense. I couldn't leave, I have to continue reading Reap!

The protagonist was unfamiliar with the people and her surroundings that captures readers attention as going through her emotions and her mind's eye is truly captivating. Mia couldn't even remember anything from her past or truly where she had come from. Not a slightest clue on what situation she got herself in, readers are left to find out. Flashbacks, and true events are revealed at the end that are overwhelming.

There are disturbing scenes that I have read, where Mia's choices are concern. That part was particularly the reason why she had ended up to a place and was met by people whom she barely knows. There's also a person she meets that seems to be tugging at her heart for no reason. She couldn't remember. The choice she has made, I thought of it to be such an exaggeration but I know she didn't do what she did intentionally. It took a while to unravel her memories. I couldn't have seen the events coming and how it all turns out. Unpredictable ending of the novella that startled me, in a positive way.

It kept me on edge of my seat and certainly, it is a fast-paced and well-written book. I enjoyed the novella and hoping a series would be made out of it because it deserves to have one! I will definitely read it too! A very thrilling read without having to worry about what it really all is about. You just have to enjoy the roller coaster ride of emotions and scenes happening before you! If you love surprises and plot twists, this book is definitely for you! It's absorbing!

Mia chose where she rightfully belongs, where her heart is truly after. Reap shares a fairly good illustration of what afterlife might look like and it isn't made easily for, its got consequences to come.



(Actual) Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Book Soundtrack


Sail - AWOLNATION- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH2efAcmBQM

Shake It Out - Florence and The Machine- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs

Breath of Life - Florence and The Machine- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2t-vquuT7k

Demons - Imagine Dragons- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRsgZuwf_8

Scarred - Jamestown Story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-FFBNlnYPI

Safe and Sound - Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzhAS_GnJIc

Breathe - Faith Hill- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCmsZUN4r_s

Stay - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF8BRvqGCNs

I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

Pieces - Red- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH-eqjG7I50

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYWuo9OFAw

Mirrors - Justin Timberlake- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZE_IRwLNI

Character Bios


Can you provide us with a short history/bio on each of the main characters?

Mia

Waking up with no memory, Mia tries to find her footing in a world unfamiliar to her. She doesn’t know much about herself, actually nothing at all, except for the fact that she can’t talk. But she knows one thing: she’s not like the rest. Her hair is auburn and her eyes are a mesmerizing green.

Dante

A kind, warm-hearted guy who likes to take care of the underdogs. He lives with his sister and two friends when they stumble upon Mia in their apartment, instantly taking a liking to her. Nobody knows, but there’s something Dante’s hiding from everyone. His smile makes you want to smile in return, and his eyes are alike to an ocean.

Amy

A free-spirit, Amy is the younger sister of Dante by one year. She’s nineteen, her favorite color is pink, and she may have a slight obsession with a boy named James. She’s addicted to reality TV and loves to bake. Her favorite accessory is the black choker she can always be seen wearing.

James

The object of Amy’s affection and Dante’s buddy, he works as a chef at a restaurant nearby with Dante. He’s the quiet one in the group but has a silent inner strength which Amy finds quite addicting. He’s fluent in Japanese and one day wishes to travel the world.

Briggs

The odd man out, Briggs is part of the group but also has his own secrets. He’s distant and doesn’t trust the red-haired stranger that just happened to land in his apartment living room. His profession is unknown and he is always wearing sunglasses, as if hiding his passionate, fiery nature. Although sometimes he can’t help showing his point of view.

About the Author


A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing. You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer. When not writing, Christina spends her free time at the movies, listening to music, or eating sushi. She’s a reality TV junkie and has a close relationship with many characters on TV that have been a topic of many heated discussions among friends. She resides in Ontario, Canada.

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6862036.Christina_Channelle
Twitter- https://twitter.com/channellewrites
Website- http://channellewrites.wordpress.com/
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaChannelle


GIVEAWAY TIME


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  • Print copy of ‘Reap’ with bookmark, 4 winners of bookmarks only.


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I hope you enjoy my stop on the blog tour! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading everyone! :)

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