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Friday, 25 January 2013

Blog Tour: Allusive Aftershock Review and GIVEAWAY: Susan Griscom

Summary: What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max--her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet--hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking. 

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict. 

But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?

Title: Allusive Aftershock
Author: Susan Griscom
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Firstly, I just wanted to say that I love this cover. I love how it shows a scene right out of the book. Also I love how the title fits that story so perfectly. I really enjoyed this book, everything about it. I liked that in a YA world filled with paranormal, this "normal" book about a natural disaster could surpass all of my expectations. I feel like that is a big part of why this book had the "it" factor is because it is a story about something that could easily happened and has happened and affects tons of people. This novel not only is about adventure and survival, but its about love and loss. 
Courtland was by far my favourite character. He was swoon worthy, plus he knew how to survive when many perished. He is also an animal lover with such a great connection to them that he can "feel their thoughts". Also he is a genuinely caring person and it shows with he actions. I love how Susan Griscom incorporated that Court is half native with this affinity he has for animals. Adela was a pretty good character, I just hated how she let Max treat her like crap all of the time. And I really didn't like how she wasn't more concerned about finding her siblings. If it was me, I would have searched until I found them despite if the had pulled through or not. But she redeemed herself when she can to her senses about Max and Court. Max, as you can probably tell was my least favourite character because he was such a slime all and treated Adela poorly. I just wished that it hadn't taken a horrible disaster for Adela to figure that out. 
By far one of the best YA romance novels that I have ever read. The story flows seamlessly and you lose yourself in it, all the while really connecting with the characters and what they have to do to survive. I would recommend this book to
anyone who loves a good adventure or a romance. I feel that adults would also enjoy this book. If this is the way that Susan Griscom writes, consider me a forever fan!

About this author

My friends and family know me as Susan Griscom, but I write the Whisper Cape series under the name of Regan Walsh. Visit my blog: http://swblog.susangriscom.com

I daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and spooky.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot.

Must buy to be eligible for the swag pack. Please enter your receipt number. New purchases only, date must fall between 1-14 and 2-14. If you purchase my book and then win an e-book copy of AA, I will reward you with another book of equal value of your choice. Winners will be chosen on my birthday, February 23rd.
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  1. Hi Justine,
    Thank you so much for hosting me today and the fantastic review.

    1. Hey Susan!
      Thanks for letting me read this amazing book!!
      Hugs back :)

  2. Love the cover..Thanks for a Great Giveaway!!