Saturday, 16 November 2013

Blog Tour: Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh [Spotlight, Review, Giveaway]

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Hello everybody and welcome to another blog tour!
This one is awesome and is written fantastically!
I hope you enjoy it and check it out as it's awesome!

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Title: Scion of the Sun
Series: The Sonar Snatchers 
Author: Nicola Marsh
Publisher: Month9Books

ISBN-13: 978-0-9850294-3-2
ISBN eBook: 978-0-9850294-2-5
Released: November 5th 2013
Buy: Amazon US/Amazon UK/B&N/Kobo 





Holly, a sixteen-year-old supernatural misfit, enters a boarding school for the freakishly gifted. There she discovers a dark parallel world where hope seems impossible and light is but a memory.
But Holly’s got her own issues to deal with and isn’t too keen on accepting the Druids misplaced dreams that she will be the one to free them from darkness.
The Druids hope Holly can find the biokinetic icon that can bring light to a lost world that suffers at the hands of an evil ruler. Easy, right?
Holly isn’t so sure, and it’s going to take more than a little convincing to get her to believe in herself, come to terms with the truth, and save the world.




Praise for Scion of the Sun:

Charmed and drawn in by Holly’s spunk and snark, Scion of the Sun will leave you spinning and falling for Joss right along with Holly. Marsh’s unique story is packed with action, mystery, romance and suspense. This is not to be missed!” – Jennifer L. Armentrout, USA TODAY Bestselling Author


NICOLA MARSH:

USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.
She has published 43 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.
Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA urban fantasy series kicks off with SCION OF THE SUN, November 2013, with Month9Books.
She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!


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Review Time!!

 


I wasn't expecting to like Scion of the Sun at first for some reason, and I don't know why. I actually started reading this whilst something traumatic had just happened in my life. 
This book had me laughing and connecting with the story so much. Because of that, I want to thank the author.

The story was very interesting. A girl that keeps having visions, and entering a different world that is absolutely fascinating does sound awesome. I liked the approach that it had, and I really did enjoy the story overall. 

Holly was a fantastic character. Nicola Marsh really developed her well. 
Holly was so hilarious. She told the story very well - and she loves books (which got the book extra brownie points).
Joss was an interesting character. I found myself wanting to know more about him. He did have an unusual name for a warrior, and I couldn't help but have the singer Joss Stone in my head when I first read his name, but he was a great character. He really did want to protect Holly, and his courage was so great. For some reason when picturing Joss in my head, I see him to have a little bit of a pixie look about him. 
Quinn and Raven were really good friends to Holly. I'm so glad that they accepted everything that was happening to Holly, and were there for her. I can tell they're going to be a big part in the next book.

I must admit, the cover to the book is the first thing that drew me to the book. It's powerful and just shines out when you see it.

The story is written in first person, which is a favourite of mine as I love stories written in first person. I really got to see into Holly's thoughts, and because she is so amusing, it worked well. 
The chapters are also from a short to decent length. The sizes were perfect in my opinion. They got stopped in the right places. 
There is also an image of a sun at the beginning of every chapter.

I really enjoyed how this book was written. It was almost like it was a friend of mine, or someone I knew that was telling the story, because it's written in a way for you to connect with the book. I liked how the writing contained elements and characters from other books. I felt like I could relate to them. For example, there were references to the House of Night books by P. C. Cast, the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, and Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling.  

The beginning of the novel was good as I was introduced to the character, and what had happened to her.
The ending of the book had a perfect ending that makes you interested in the sequel. 

I really liked this novel a lot. I think if I had to dislike something, it would have to be the fact that I didn't get to see more of the character Drake. He was there in the beginning and that was him. Whether he'd be in any of the other books, I'm not sure. 
I'm glad Nicola didn't make it like insta-love with two characters. Not a lot of people are fans of it, and if I'm honest, I'm not really a fan either. Nicola made the romance in this book bearable though, so that was good.   

Overall, it was a really good book, and thanks again to Nicola for writing this book. It made me laugh and interested to see what is going to happen next. I ended up rating this book four stars =)

I recommend this book if you are into fantasy, romance and friendships. Also if you like Cassandra Clare's series.

  
Giveaway Time!!

·        One print copies of Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh and Endless by Amanda Gray, and one $15 Starbucks Gift Card (US Only)
·        One ebook copy of Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh and Endless by Amanda Gray (INT)


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I just want to say a big massive thank you to MaryAnn c/o Chapter by Chapter and Month9Books for letting me be a part of this tour.
 

~Katie~

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