Monday, December 17, 2012

Burning Bridges Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}

Title: Burning Bridges
Series: The Bleeding Heart Trilogy # 1
Author: Nadège Richards
Published: Self-Published – July 14th, 2012
Word Count: 93,000
Genre: YA Dystopia
Recommended Age: 16+
Do or Die... In a world that has been divided amongst the Hunter race and the Warrior, prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus' decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. Winner is granted mercy and privilege to see another sunrise. Death unto the weak. In an attempt to get back at everyone who has ever shut her out, seventeen year-old Princess Echo becomes another victim, dragging Ayden, her forbidden love, along in a race to freedom, to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again. In the first installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, life becomes a dangerous game of kill or be
killed, love or let go. When death threatens the forbidden love of an unlikely couple and they are forced to do the unthinkable, to what extent will they go to be together?

 My review
All Echo has ever wanted was to be free and be able to make her own decisions. But with her being a princess it is impossible. The kingdom has been divided in to Hunters and Warriors, who if caught will have to fight to the death in the arena. Echo doesn't want to be a part of this life any more and her running away leads her to Ayden. Ayden is a Hunter and doesn't want anything to do with Echo. He thinks she is just a stuck up princess. When he gets to know her, she is nothing like he thought. Echo finds her self falling for the enemy and wouldn't have it any other way. What will Echo and Ayden do to be together and what will happen b/c of it.

This book was very good. It had me entrapped until the very end. My only regret had to be stooping the boo and studying for finals LOL I love books that don’t have the insta-love, but rather both of them getting to know each other. This book was like that. The Hunters and Warriors intrigued me as well. The Hunters when they get a certain age get tattoos of their origin…I think that’s how it goes. I know it comes from the father and it is passed on. There wasn’t really a lot about the Warriors and I hope to learn more about them. I loved the whole forbidden romance. No, it’s nothing new with a princess falling in love with a peasant, but under the circumstance they were in it was great. The world building was great and I could see everything clearly and the characters well developed. I’m really in to this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

Echo: I thought that she was a well enough character. I really didn’t like her in the beginning. I just thought she complained a lot. I know I would be the same way so I can’t judge. There was a certain part in the book where I was like grow up. She wants to be a warrior, but there she was crying day after day. By the end I think that she finally came to terms with everything and I think she will be a very strong character in the next book.

Ayden: I like I was enamored with him from the beginning. All Echo had to do was describe his eyes and I was caught. LOL He also was surrounded in mystery. How did a Hunter come to work for a King? Where did he come from? I wanted to know everything about him in clothes and out…..Oops I should probably take that out. LOL ;)

Overall, this book is about the start of a rebellion and finding out how much you would sacrifice for love.

It has all the elements of a good story, but needs a little something to push it over the edge.

I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, I was going to die tonight. There was no escaping it or any way around it. I couldn’t run from my destiny this time; I couldn’t hide. No, tonight I faced my fate in the chambers of death. The screams of the crowd in the arena filled my ears, the shouts of excitement and laughter boiling my heart down to nothing but untainted sorrow. I refused to open my eyes, but I could sense where I was by that rusty smell of metal and dried blood Father brought home with him every day. The shackles that bound my ankles and wrists to the wall confirmed it. I was a prisoner in my own home, my own Haven. I couldn’t fathom how in forty-eight hours my life had taken a complete three-sixty spin, but here I was, locked in the dungeon of my father’s kingdom, hidden from the world until it was my time to surface.

About the Author:
Born in New York City and raised in Pennsylvania, Nadege has traveled to five other states and two countries, but aspires to travel the world someday. Her name is of French origin, though she's never been to France. Forever a lover of art and all things pertaining to Literature, she hopes to obtain knowledge from her writing career, rather than popularity or fame. She wrote her first story about aliens and goats in the 8th grade and has had a passion for story-telling ever since. Her friends and family are her biggest inspiration, and the occasional cup of coffee. She enjoys being part of the Indie community and sharing her stories with the world.

About the second book in the series :D

Title: Deceiving Destiny
Series: The Bleeding Heart Trilogy # 2
Release Date: December 22nd, 2012
When your destiny lies in the hands of your enemy, there’s only one thing you won’t do to save the ones you love... Now free from the walls that confine New Haven, the place she had once believed to be her home, Echo must find a way to put an end to a war only she has the power to stop. She has yet to discover her true abilities as a hybrid leader, but what happens when the dreams that plague her become something more? Someone more? In the midst of exploring her love for Ayden and venturing through forbidden lands for a key that will explain everything, Echo finds Kahl—the boy that haunts her in her sleep, yet has the hidden answers she seeks. And Echo will do just about anything to get them. In the second installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, relationships are put to the test, dreams become desires, and ultimately one girl will discover her purpose in a promised legend written in stone. 

Giveaway Time!!!!!!!!!!

There is a tour wide giveaway – open World Wide! Prizes include the following:
* 5 Signed Print Copies of Burning Bridges
* 2 eBook Copies of Burning Bridges
* 1 Signed ARC of Deceiving Destiny
* 1 Burning Bridges T-Shirt
* 2 Burning Bridges Book Charms
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today! Love the review! :)


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