Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review Blitz: True Colors & Two Faced

True Colors & Two Faced by Melissa Pearl
October 20th to October 24th, 2014

Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything.

Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people's masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets...some very sinister ones.

Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn's new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends' true colors?

Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.

At Palisades High School every face tells a story...


A little teaser that made me smile 
“You mean like, control my...”
“Power. Yes.”
“It’s so not a power.”
“Are you kidding me? It’s like a super power.”
“How can you say that? This is like the world's worst hex.”
He grinned. “Just wait ’til you can control it. You’ll be like Mind Girl.”
“That’s...” I wrinkled my nose. “That’s really lame.”
“Yeah, yeah I know. I’ll keep working on it.” He winked.

I blushed. “You just told me it wasn’t that weird. Giving me a superhero name is so not helping.”

True Colors is the story of Caitlyn Davis she has her whole life changed forever on the night she meets a stranger in the alley. Gifted with the ability to see past what people are really feeling isn’t going to be easy for Caitlyn when she learns that her boyfriend cares more about getting some than about her. As Caitlyn learns to deal with her new gift will she turn it into a blessing or a curse? Will she survive high school learning secrets that could tear hear world apart? What about the neighbor guy she’s been crushing on he seems to be genuine.

I really like Caitlyn, it’s not easy finding out the people you thought you could trust aren’t good people but she accepts it well. She learns to deal with her gift of being able to read people much better than I would even if she did sort of attempt to run away. I really like Eric he works well for Caitlyn and I hope to see more of him in the next book.

This isn’t my first book by Melissa Pearl so I knew I was going to fall in love with her newest series which I did. I love the romance mixed with the paranormal elements it creates a captivating story that I had a hard time putting down. The characters are easy to connect with you can’t help loving Caitlyn and enjoying her story. Granted it is a little on the emotional side but I think that just makes it a better story. The author has created a beautiful story filled with romance, and mystery that kept me captivated to the very last page. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and see what happens to Caitlyn next. Love the covers super stunning. It’s a clean book that teens as well as adults will enjoy I did.  
4 out of 5 stars 

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Caitlyn Davis has an unusual gift. She knows exactly how people feel. Everyone wears a mask, but she sees the hidden truth. This ability has changed her life, both for the better and worse. She can choose to ignore what she sees...but what happens when it involves the guy she loves?

Eric Shore knew getting involved with a girl who could read people was risky, but he couldn't help himself. Caitlyn is gorgeous and he loves being with her. Their relationship is going great...until she tells him that his step-brother and star basketball player, Connor, is doing drugs. Having looked up to the guy for years, Eric just can't buy it. Things only get worse when Caitlyn questions the true nature of Eric's favorite teacher.

The first year at college is supposed to be amazing, but theirs is off to a rocky start. As masks are peeled away, secrets will be exposed, dangers will be revealed, and both must decide out of the people closest to them, who is telling the truth...and who is being two-faced.


Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books releasing in 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."