Thursday, 6 March 2014

Blog Tour for Soul Stone (Escaping Fate #2) By DelSheree Gladden

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Blurb:
Arrabella thought she was done with dreams, done with curses and the threat of death.

After surviving the ancient Aztec curse that had plagued her family for centuries, Arra was more than ready for her new life in the boring little town of Grainer, Maine. Boring and small sounded perfect...but she should have known better than to think it would last. 

The dream was odd, but Arra passed it off as nerves about starting school in Grainer. Her boyfriend, Tanner, was there to distract her…and get her into a little trouble as well. He pushes the dream out of her mind until they walk onto the school campus and see her. The lonely girl from Arra’s dream. 
Tanner’s reaction is fierce. He won’t risk losing Arra again and demands she stay away from Sibeal, but Arra can’t stop thinking about her haunted expression. What if she can help her? Arra can’t just walk away and let whatever curse has a hold of Sibeal claim her without trying to stop it. But what if Sibeal deserves the punishment? 

Arra’s battle to make the right choice about Sibeal only gets harder when she is forced to turn to the person in town she likes least for help. Sebastian Wallace is arrogant and irritating, but he’s seems to be the only one who can help her. As Arra tries to determine what the right choice is, she finds out saving Sibeal may be the least of her problems.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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I live in New Mexico with my husband and two children. I love expressing my creativity through writing and painting and I get a lot of my inspiration from my family and from the culture and beauty of New Mexico. I write mainly Young Adult urban fantasy, but my writing interests are ever expanding. I am also currently in the Dental Hygiene Program at San Juan College, so 90% of my waking hours are devoted to thinking about teeth for the time being!

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Soul Stone
Rating 5 Stars

This is the second book of Escaping Fate. I didn’t read the first book but I didn’t have to; it was easy to pick up and was explained well.

The story is told through the eyes of Arra, a sixteen year old girl who has a gift; her dreams are warnings of things to come. Straightaway Arra is a likeable character she’s kind funny and loyal she is also surrounded by great people ones that truly cherish her.  Her relationship with her boyfriend Tanner sounds perfect, but for me as the reader I just didn’t trust him 100%. Yet he was good to Arra she was starting a new beginning in Grainer, a small quiet place and Tanner is there for her on her first day of school. At this point all seems normal enough.
Arra’s gift comes into play and her dreams this time are about a girl, a girl who she sees at School, Sibeal is new also and a loner one that Arra wants to get to know and help even against Tanners wishes. As she gets to know Sibeal more to see why she dreams of her, the plot is revealed at a steady pace, it kept me turning pages, as I feared the worst. But as Arra helps Sibeal she also begins to realise that a bond has formed between the two girls, and she cares about her more then she thought, she’s not just someone to save, she becomes a friend.
My favourite Character was Bas. Arra meets him on her first day at school and straight away she finds him irritating yet everyone loves bas, he is like the towns shining star. He is also Arra’s boyfriend’s best friend. So as Bas and Arra are around each other the tension rises, he brings out the worst in Arra and it’s funny to see her get all tangled up and confused about him. At first Tanner is fine with the friendship as he sees the two always arguing but Bas helps Arra out of more the one situation things start to change and Tanner notices them too. I feel so sorry for Arra at this stage she has the whole dream thing to deal with, Sibeal’s impending death, her father’s anger towards Tanner and her feelings for both Tanner and Bas.

This story had a little bit of everything it was very well written and I truly enjoyed it, I can’t wait for the next instalment of Escaping Fate. I would like to thank DelSheree Gladden for giving this copy of Soul Stone to me, for an honest review. She is one of my favourite authors and never fails to deliver a great story with plenty of romance trickling its way through it.