Thursday, April 12, 2012

Book Tour: Embrace by Cherie Colyer ~ Review and Giveaway

Thanks go out to YA Bound for hosting the Embrace Tour! Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Embrace Book Tour to read reviews of Embrace, interviews and guest posts by Cherie Colyer, and for other chances to win a copy of Embrace.  

Embrace by Cherie Colyer
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Available: Amazon


Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.


Embrace immediately gripped me with the line "Your life's going to change and there's nothing you can do about it". From there Colyer keeps the pace going with the intro of a love interest with some mysterious talents, Madison's friend Kaylee beginning to see things, and a hint that there is more to Madison than meets the eye. What's great is that the action keeps going with some freaky things happening and people not being who (or what) Madison thought they were.

The chemistry between Madison and Isaac is awesome. Madison is a likeable character, and her special talents make her even more interesting. She doesn't have a perfect life, and the hardships she's had make her a sympathetic character. Isaac has the 'new guy' appeal. He's mysterious, attractive, and there is an instant and inexplicable attraction with Madison, which is intensified by the 'electric' connection they have. The love triangle doesn't feel forced, and Kevin, Madison's ex, has qualities that Isaac lacks that make him feel like an authentic alternative to Isaac. Although I have to say I'm team Isaac :)

Coyler has a great start to a possible series here. It's different enough to appeal to readers tired of the vampire/angel paranormals out today, yet still holding on to what draws in those same readers - a great story, hot love interest, and a well developed mystery. Best thing about it is that despite Coyler's plans to write a sequel, she doesn't leave anything hanging. All the questions you form throughout the book are answered. YEA for authors who wrap things up!

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  1. Angela, thanks for being a part of the tour and for hosting a giveaway!

    Good luck everyone!

  2. Great review, Ang. Thanks for the giveaway, girls! Sounds like a really good read. Love your hook line, Cherie.