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Monday, 14 October 2013

Blog Tour Review and GIVEAWAY: Dreams of the cursed- Allie Jean

Summary for Dreams of the Cursed:
A violent war has waged in secret underneath the notice of humanity since the beginning of time. Evil has pledged the destruction of humanity in spite of a power those that covet it could not possibly contain. Now the Warriors have inherited this fight and are honor-bound to rid the world of this ancient malevolence. By guarding the most precious, piercing light they possess—their female kin known as the Oracles or Dreamers—the Warriors have a chance against the darkness.

Chantal Breelan, plagued by horrific nightmares for most of her life, believes something is wrong with her. Why else would she have such visions of destruction? But when creatures of terror came crawling out of the shadows to hunt her down shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she discovers the truth. Her dreams become reality, throwing her headfirst into a battle wrought by cursed monsters, where death and torture lie at every turn.

Mathias is a descendant of a Fallen Angel and a powerful Warrior. He vows his life in service to pay recompense for the sins of their fathers by guarding Chantal from within the shadows. Long has he fought, shedding sweat and blood, hoping that his struggles wouldn’t be in vain. With Chantal’s life in danger, he is forced to reveal himself, yet she manages to surprise him with her fierce tenacity and strength. In his sacrifice, he finds redemption and life’s ultimate reward—a love to surpass all time.

Now Chantal has picks up the reins of her birthright and stands by her Warrior kin, by Mathias.

She’s on a mission to rescue others like herself. Yet, in this challenge, a battle of wits is exposed. New players are discovered, throwing strategies into question. When the truth comes to light, can Chantal hold her band of brothers together, or will they crumble under the weight of betrayal?

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is book two in the Dreamer series by Allie Jean. I liked this one better than book one because it was more action packed and the reader is given many answers to the questions riddled in the first novel Legacy of a Dreamer. I really enjoy the world that Allie Jean has created, despite most of it being very dark and dangerous.alas, not all questions were answered and more also arose over the course of the book. Hopefully I can get my hands on the next instalment.
I feel like in this book all of the characters have matured, although some were forced into it. Again, we lost some characters I had grown attached to but we also gained so e, but most of them seem fairly shady to me. Also there are some mystery characters they we haven't met yet but are talked about and I can't wait to finally meet them.
I am really loving this series so far. It has such an original storyline and I like that the author isn't afraid to break the readers hearts. I will absolutely be continuing on with this series, I need to know all of the answers!! I would recommend this series to those looking for a unique and action packed read.

Author bio:  
Allie Jean was born with an overactive imagination. At a very early age, a child, her days were spent inventing stories, directing her sisters in made-up plays or telling elaborate ghost stories. Her mind never took breaks, or shutdown, even when she slept. When her eyes shut at night, she would have vivid dreams complete with extensive, elaborate plot lines, and good overcoming evil villains.
She was encouraged by her parents, even at a young age, to write down her tales, and it has remained a somewhat-secret hobby. It became a means to escape from the drama of real life into one of the many worlds she created.
Now living in California with her husband of ten years, her love of storytelling had taken a backseat with the arrival of their four children. Though she always found time to write down her thoughts on whatever was handy, including a stray diaper or two while rocking a sleeping child in the middle of the night when her characters begged for attention as well.
As a busy wife, mother, and working full-time outside the home, somehow she has been able to write down her relentless character's story. Her once-secret hobby and private world is now released for others to enjoy. Nothing would make Allie happier that to continue writing and spend more time at home with her family on a more full-time basis.

Where you can buy the book:
Amazon, B&N.com, Kobo, iTunes, www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com
Release day:
October 3, 2013
Ways to connect with the author:
Twitter: @AllieJeanDS

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