Sunday, 19 January 2014

Blog Tour: Evanescent by Carlyle Labuschagne [Review & Giveaway]

Hey, guys!
It's that time again.
Today we are talking about book number 2 in Carlyle's 'Broken' series.

Her fall has just begun. Only his touch can save her from the shift that could destroy it all. Within my blood runs a thing our kind calls the Shadowing Disease. It shadows over, and bends everything to its will. When the first blood- shift came, it tore through flesh and blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart with its honeyed, seductive poison. It came with vicious intent, moving my thoughts and altering me forever. The shift has caused a rift within me. No one was safe when it entrapped me in its claws of foul lust. But I have the only antidote against the evil that becomes me – his touch alone has the power to release the spurs of sweet darkness that clung on for dear life. I knew what I had to do; the desperation pulled my mind with the deep determination of a hungry predator. By the time the revelation raised me from the dark dungeon of my bounds – it might have been too late.

Carlyle Labuschagne

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African debut author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first young adult dystopian novel "The Broken Destiny". She is not only an author, but works as a sales rep and marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA.

Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project.

“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”

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I enjoyed the first book in this series, so when I was asked to read the next book, I agreed.
I did prefer Evanescent a lot more to The Broken Destiny. 
A lot more happened and things were explained more.
I really liked the beginning of this as it was straight into the story.
There are a lot more twists and turns; you never know what to expect!
Ava is a fantastic character. I really liked going on the journey with her, and discovering more things about her was interesting.
Troy is an irresistible character. He is just so caring towards Ava that it's so cute.
I really did enjoy the story. It's such an interesting concept. 
I liked how Carlyle has a different perspective of Troy. Ava is the main protagonist, but it's nice to get a different point of view occasionally. 
The book ended on such a mysterious high.
If you like romance, action, and a lot of twists in a sci-fi/dystopian novel, get this book now! You won't regret it! =)

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A massive thank you to  Amber & Jean @ Book Nerd Tours



1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Katie for being part of the tour and posting your great review. Beyond thrilled you loved it! I look forward to the next time we get to work together.