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Captivate Me & Fight For Me (Captivated #1 & #2) by S. J. Pierce

Captivate Me
S.J. Pierce
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Captivate Me is Book One of The Captivated Series, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance

“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one,” you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

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Fight For Me
S.J. Pierce
Publication date: February 14th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

A fresh start – something Kat and Gabriel thought they would find when they left their pasts behind at Midland Pines High and moved to a compound for hybrids. Or at least safety from a witch seeking revenge. But now… that’s all changed. Now, thanks to a flirty hybrid hell-bent on winning Gabriel’s attention, the terrifying visions of another prophetic Gifted, and the strange and worrisome behavior of one of their closest friends, Kat finds herself fighting for things that had once come so easily, including her relationship with her soulmate. And now she’s afraid.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

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Review:

I cannot imagine how I missed the release of these books.  The covers alone would have pulled me in to at least have a look at the blurb and make me want to read them.  It is not often that I start with the cover when I write my reviews, but this time I will cause they are truly lovely!

But back to the books, for this Tour, I read them both back to back and I really enjoyed them, we get to meet Kat the daughter of an Angel and a Prophet who has pretty much some powers and made the mistake of using them in her school in Ireland, pretty much got busted and from there was sent to a school for gifted kids in the US.

We get to meet her within a couple of weeks of her being there and she is making friends, there might be a guy for her for everything changes and she starts feeling drawn to someone else who isn’t at school.

Our Kat then meets Gabriel and the rest is history!

Well no, this is where it gets interesting…

We discover that Hybrids (children and descendants of Angel), well at least some of them are immortal and they are hunted down by evil Witches as that immortality is coveted by them. They wanna be immortals too.

This is where I stop giving you spoilers and back back to business.

I have given you plenty guys to get your imagination going and I will let you either imagine the rest of even better encourage you to read the books.  Now, because the first book was setting up everything it was really must faster paced than the second. At least, I felt that way because mid reading Fight For Me, I stopped and I was like, this is slower than book 1.  But that is normal, you will see why.

I thought the characters are really great, especially Kat and Gabriel and a special mention to her parents!  Kat is really interesting and a wonderful character for a 17 year old.  I like Gabriel too, but he is still a lot more mysterious and it felt to me that we will really need more time to get to really know him better other than he is a really good guy, play guitar like a dream and loves our Kat!

I hate to say this, but we ended up on a major cliffhanger in book 2 (that is so evil) and now we have to wait till 2017 (even more evil) to know what happens next! I do believe based on the ending of book 2 that book 3 is gonna be explosive!! (YAY)

So there you have it guys, this is a really well written series, some really good bad guys, really lovely good guys and I have to say an interesting original  story line when it comes to Angel Hybrids and Gifted people.

I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did and I do highly recommend them!

 

Author Bio:

Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.

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