Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tour Book Review: Cicada + Giveaway


by Belle Whittington
Series: Cicada #1
Release date: 13th September, 2011
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 220 (ebook for the blog tour)

Summary from Goodreads:

Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun... until the summer they happened upon something that was not human.

As they band together in a fight for their lives, Blair's true love becomes something more than human. Something unnatural. And their survival depends entirely upon their ability to keep a secret.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

When the story begins we are set with Blair who is trying to enjoy her summer break despite the fact that her older brother and all his friends are going to leave town to go to college... which means she is going to be all by herself to finish senior year.
Yeah, she is not looking forward to this. At all... But she does try to enjoy the days she has left with them and pretty much succeeds until something very strange happens.

One day a a crop circle appears out of nowhere in her grandfather's land and some sort of flying objects comes up. As if this is not enough from it emerges a creature. Obviously this changes things for Blair & Co. since now they all have to unravel a mystery that somehow involves each one of them.

Personal opinion:
Cicada was a very fast, light and different read. I'm very pleased with the romance part of the book since it wasn't forced but slow and enjoyable. I saw the characters interact with each other, I saw the friendship grow and evolve to something else and I felt part of it.

True to be told maybe the first part of the book was a little bit slowly but Belle Whittington did an amazing job at keeping the readers eager for more information. Kudos for that!

Since the book is very short it's the perfect read for a summer evening, I promise you will finish it by the end of the day if not before.

As for me I would love to know what will happen next with the characters since not all the questions were answered and the ending was so heart breaking. Cicada is another great add to my recent love for alien books!

Alaiel's Rating:

If you really liked it, you can order it here:

CICADA Tour Schedule thanks to AToMR Book Tours

Click here to see the full participant list...

Ebooks Giveaway: There are 12 ebooks to be given away on the tour. Open Internationally.
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Grand Prize: The author is giving away an electronic firefly in a jar in honor of the sequel to CICADA called FIREFLY. You can see a video of the jar here. US only.
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  1. Many warm thanks to Alaiel for such a kind, heartfelt review and to all the lovely readers who stop by to read and comment!

    Don't forget that there are two giveaways going on during this tour, one of which is an AWESOME FUN GRAND PRIZE! :-)


  2. @ Belle: Thanks for passing by, Belle! I'm sure everyone is going to like your book a lot :D

  3. thanks for the chance,,to much giveaway...
    wish i win..


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