Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Blog Tour: Redheads are Soulless by Heather M. White (Excerpt and Review)

I am so excited to be hosting today's stop on the Redheads Are Soulless Blog Tour! Don't forget to click on the banner after reading the excerpt and my review to check out all of the other stops on the tour including more reviews, interviews, guest posts, and giveaways!

Redheads Are Soulless  
by Heather M. White
Published: May 22, 2012
Available: Amazon


High school senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcohlic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama.

When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.

Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.

Excerpt from Redheads are Soulless:

For me, dying seems like an easy way out. I only wish that death would have come sooner, before I met him, before he changed my life. It almost seems unfair that I have to leave him now, just when I found my place in the world.
I fought to stay alive. I fought for him. As reality slowly slipped away from my grasp, I tried hard to hold on. 
I couldn’t leave. Not now – not yet anyway.
I had to see his face one more time.
I had to say goodbye.

About the Author:

Hi! I'm Heather M White, a YA Paranormal author. I'm 22 years old and I recently got married. I just moved from Saint Louis, Missouri to a very small town in Arkansas. My passion is: writing. I also like to read, and play guitar. And I love Dr. Pepper! 


First off, I absolutely love this cover! The colors are gorgeous and it reminds me of Scarlett Johansson. But enough about the superficial lovely cover :)

This was such an interesting read, mainly because it didn't do what I expected it to. Love triangles are pretty much a staple in YA books, especially paranormal, and you can see form the blurb that White doesn't try to disguise that fact that there's a love triangle. I can respect that. I hate books that make me think there isn't a love triangle and then POW! there it is halfway through. 

Sofia is a pretty likeable character. She's going through some hard things at home and school, but she makes the best of it. White really shows how hard Sofia is trying to get along at home and deal with her mom and as the story progresses I really admire how Sofia says enough, without doing it in a way that seems cruel. what I wish I'd seen more of is what's happening at school. Near the beginning we get a glimpse of the bullying going on, but once Jason and Robbie are established there's very little mention of problems at school.

The love triangle aspect did not play out how I expected. One chapter I was thinking she'd definitely stay with Jason, then next I thought she'd be with Robbie and then back and forth. The love triangle comes to a head when Sofia is targeted in an ancient war between immortals. It's at this point I had no clue who was the good guy and who was the bad guy.

The ending definitely leads to a sequel/series and I hope that we get more development with the immortals. And this is one of the few cases where I can honestly say I hope that the love triangle continues to develop, because despite the outcome of this book, I liked both of the brothers and I'm not sure yet if I think Sofia ended up with the right one.

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