Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blog Tour - Review - Shadow Embraced

Title - Shadow Embraced
Author - Cheree Smith 
Series - Haven #1
Genre - YA Paranormal
Published - April 29th 2013
Publisher - Dark Cherry Press
Format - Arc Ebook
Tour - Dark World Books
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No escape.
Those words haunt Scar’s dreams. She thinks the creature that terrorises her while asleep isn’t real, but when she’s abducted and taken to a reform school meant to contain creatures too dangerous to function in society, she starts to wonder whether she isn’t some monster.
She turns to an underground fight club full of vampires, werewolves and witches established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves to fight.
When fighters begin to disappear, turning Scar into the prime suspect, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed.
The only problem is that she’s not entirely sure she’s innocent.

I received Shadow Embraced in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Dark World Books. Scar had no idea she was different granted she has heightened senses but they don't come without a price. Scar heads out one night with her best friend Alex who happens to start stuff with another girl leaving Scar to clean up typically with her first. However when a day at the arcade turns bad leaving Alex injured and Scar kidnapped everything changes.

Suddenly Scar isn't the human she thought she was she finds out she’s half vampire making her a half vampire and the new student at a school for the paranormal. Scar is thrust into a new school where all her classmates are vampires, werewolves or witches. As she comes to terms with who she is and learns to control her vampire half she’s also will be tested because the school is focused around fighting. Yet suddenly fights are missing and a killer is on the loose.  

Scar is a strong independent character I love how she’s a fighter it makes for a unique story. She’s not perfect she has her own issues like us all but I think that’s what makes her easy to connect with. I love the idea of attending a school with mixed paranormal beings you have all kinds of books that have one particular student like witches or vampires but the idea of putting them all together is unique.

I liked Shadow Embraced my ideal character to read is a kick-ass-heroine who can hold her own.  I found the story captivating with a unique refreshing concept. Right from the start you plunged into the action as Scar is in a fight with another girl. The book is filled with fight scenes that spark the imagination. I enjoyed the characters. My favorite part was the way the school mixes the different type of witches, vampires, and werewolves. I look forward to checking out the next book, for me Shadow Embraced was a perfect start to a new series. 
4 out of 5 stars

About the author
Cheree Smith lives in a country town in Australia as a high school English teacher where she writes paranormal, horror and dark stories for young adults. She enjoys listening to and learning about legends and myths, watching scary movies and dreaming up new worlds where monsters can come alive. When she is not in her writing cave she can be found listening to music, even dabbling in the occasional writing of music or reading.
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