Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Blog Tour: Fevered Souls by S.K. Falls~ Review & Giveaway

Today, I have the blog tour for Fevered Souls by S.K. Falls, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours, on the blog. I have a review & giveaway to share with you.

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Fevered Souls
Volume 1
Author: S.K. Falls
Publication Date: August 5, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

~Synopsis~
After I left for college, I thought I’d never see Eden again. But I found myself headed back four years later, destitute and unable to find a job anywhere else. Still, I was adamant nothing would keep me there for long.


Then I met the intoxicating Dax Allard. Copper-colored eyes, skin that emanated an exceptional heat, and a host of strange talents… It wasn't long before I was drunk on him.



But Dax’s past was darker than mine, teeming with ancient secrets. Falling for him could cost me my life.

I had two choices: walk away or deal with the perilous consequences.

It was no choice at all.




~Review~


Fevered Souls is an interesting book. I like the idea of a new adult paranormal because most paranormal romances I have read are young adult and most new adult novels I read are contemporary so the mix of the 2 genres intrigued me. However, I felt like I was a little disappointed. It wasn't a bad book but it wasn't exceptional either. For me, it was an average read.

Cara returns to her hometown, Eden, after graduating college in Chicago and unable to find employment. She interviews for a job with Dax Allard Enterprises, where she meets the mysterious Dax Allard. She feels this instant electric connection with Dax and ends up entering the strange world  of demons where her life changes and danger is always around the corner.

I didn't have any problems with the characters in this book but I didn't feel any real connections with them. Cara was likable but mediocre and I am struggling to really find words to describe her because there just isn't anything unique about her. She didn't really change or grow through out the book. I found her to be too impressionable and trusting. She lets herself get caught up in Dax and falls for him way too quickly. She also really pushes her friendship with James when clearly he wants more from her. She is also seems so clueless when it comes to Victorine. Dax is your typical deadly demon who becomes sweet and protective of his human mate. He was predictable but I did like the way he really tried to do the right thing with Cara despite her continued advances and denial. 

I'm not sure I cared for the instant attraction between Dax and Cara because he didn't really give her a reason to feel that way about him. Aside from being really good looking, they hadn't interacted enough for Cara to be so worried and attached to him. They know each other for 2 days and they are professing their  undying love. Even though I understand there is a mystical connection because he is a demon, I still felt like it was a little too unbelievable. Especially when he is like "If you're with me, I might end up killing you," and she's like "It's okay, I still want to be with you." What? I couldn't really jump on board with that. I also felt like the relationship and love got even more unbelievable as the story went on. It just moved WAY too fast for me even with the paranormal element in there.

Despite my lack of interest in the characters and my issues with the insta-love, I did find the writing to be well done and the plot to be somewhat unique for a book about demons. This was demon versus demon instead of demons versus angels and I liked that. The different types of demons and their plan for control was an interesting storyline. 

 
 


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*An e-ARC was provided to me by the author and Xpresso Book Tours for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Thanks S.K. and Giselle!


5 comments:

  1. Great review, Chelsea. It's hard when you don't feel that connection with the characters but I'm glad you still enjoyed the book overall.

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  2. Jenea WhittingtonAugust 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    I like the character are easy to relate to, and I think I would like this one. Great review.

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  3. Thanks Giselle! It definitely has an interesting plot and a lot of potential. The characters just need more depth.

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  4. I agree-- it was just difficult to relate to any character or really CARE, ya know? Great review!

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