Tuesday, February 7, 2012

All's Fair in Vanities War by Elizabeth Marx Blog Tour + Giveaway!



               
 I am very pleased to be part of the All's Fair in Vanities War Blog Tour hosted by Missy at Missy Reads Reviews. She has worked very hard on this tour, so thanks for all your hard work, Missy!

Author: Elizabeth Marx
Author Online: Website Facebook
Publisher: Elizabeth Marx
Release Date:  October 24, 2011
Format: eBook, 692 KB.
My Rating: 3/5
How I Got It: I received this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the blog tour.
Summary: (Taken from Goodreads ) Salem’s always held sinister secrets. No one understands this better than a sixteen-year-old girl who dies on Halloween night and is reborn a Seer. The Seer can’t imagine anything worse than being an invisible teenager with enormous black wings. Until she finds out she’s been sacrificed to watch over Locke’s new flame. Locke Cavanaugh is a Druid, and part of the Order, a clandestine organization entrusted with keeping its members cloaked in the Ordinary world. Physically scarred from the accident that took his girlfriends life, Locke is searching for the OtherWorldly magic that damaged him, because only those without blemish can rule the Order. And once at the helm of the Order he has every intention of finding those responsible for her death. On the West Coast, Keleigh Flaherty witnesses her parents’ murder by beasts that should only exist in nightmares. She is whisked off to the safety of Salem, where she learns how potent and dangerous her concealed Vate talents are. Keleigh wants to be Ordinary, but when her mother reaches out from the OtherWorld, and implores her to find a forgotten relic she’ll have to use all her ExtraOrdinary powers to locate it. As Locke and Keleigh join forces, they unravel the Order’s involvement in the witch hysteria and murmurs of a Celtic prophecy. While Locke’s affection for Keleigh blooms, The Seer is torn between her duty to protect Keleigh, and her desire to stop Locke from making the ultimate sacrifice in order to earn Keleigh’s love . . . But if they don’t find the witches bottle before the ShiningOnes do, someone stalking Keleigh from the shadows will take her instead and plunge all worlds into chaos.

My Review:
 All's Fair in Vanities War was a very interesting read. I didn't really know what I was getting myself into when I agreed to read this book, but overall, I was happy with the experience.
This book is truly a paranormal read. I love anything and everything supernatural, so parts of this novel made me very happy… other parts, not so much.
The paranormal element was very strong, and at times, I felt it overbearing and unnecessary—almost as if the author overloaded us with too much information that was no more important to the reader than it was to any of the characters.
While the story was engaging, the lack of character development really threw me off from the story line, and that sadden me. I just felt that personalities fell flat with the characters.
There were talks of many people who you never really meet or learn about, and by the end of the chapter, you're left feeling lost. This book also moved very slowly to me. There were some parts that made me want to skip over the whole paragraph, and at times, I am sad to say that I did. I do not do that very often. It could just be me, but I found most of this book very confusing and hard to keep up with all of the who-was-who and what each person really was. I've seen a reviewer who has said, "I found the world-building portion quite difficult to understand as much of it was simply stated and not explained." and I completely agree. I like to be shown; not told.
I just wish we could have gotten to know these characters a lot more than the author let us: What did Keleigh like to do in her free time? How did Locke feel about losing his girlfriend? I never really learned these things, and if they were mentioned, it was much too late in the book for me to care about.
Overall, the author is a wonderful storyteller and is great at writing exciting details—at times I felt like I was in the story along side these characters and I love when that happens. Maybe I'm just not a fan of so strong a paranormal story, but this book is by no means bad—I would definitely give it a read if you want a paranormal packed punch to get you in the mood while we wait the long wait for October.
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Like free stuff? So do I! Not only will there be giveaways on this tour for bookmarks and eBook copies of All's Fair in Vanities War, but there is a grand prize for a $50 Amazon gift card! All you have to do is "Like" the Seer's Facebook page and post your favorite line from All's Fair in Vanities War.
Easy, right?
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3 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I'll keep an eye on this one but not convinced yet. A book that I feel lost in the end and one that has an overly amount of detail doesn't sound like a book that I would enjoy.

    Great review.


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