September 4, 2012

Arise Blog Tour by Amber Garr {Review & Give@way}

Title: Arise

Author: Amber Garr

Source: ebook from author for review

With power comes the responsibility to accept its consequences.

After the betrayal of those closest to her, Eviana Dumahl struggles to cope with her new reality. Kidnapped, broken, and confused, she is forced to engage in a war that will alter merfolk politics forever. With her estranged father leading the charge, Eviana has no choice but to stand by his side. Her continued existence hinges on the acceptance of the power growing inside her, even when that means embracing the family’s dark lineage.

Kain Matthew will sacrifice the world for Eviana. And he is not alone. As time runs out, her friends fight to save her life and theirs. An unlikely alliance gives them the edge they need to take a stand, although it keeps Eviana’s heart trapped in the past. A new discovery explains some of her previous mistakes, but it may not be enough to stop her father’s plans. Merfolk, selkies, and water sprites work together to save their kind, only in this final battle, not everyone will survive.

In the striking series conclusion, Eviana will learn the true meaning of power, sacrifice, and love.


My take...
Eviana is being held captive by her creepy, weirdo of a father. He is trying to make her accept a life that she believes is wrong…one that consists of merpeople ruling over humans. But is she strong enough to deny what is in her blood?

Oh.My.Flippin.Goodness! When I first started reading ARISE I was about as confused with my feelings of Graham as Eviana was. Can she trust this guy? I mean he did help turn her over to her psychotic and delusional father right? But why is he being tortured by Lucian? And why does she feel this attraction to him? Yep, confusion, confusion, confusion. But goodness, goodness, goodness…cause you have no idea where the story is going to go.

One of my favorite parts of the book you might ask? Kain's POV. Why you might ask? Cause I absolutely love him. I have always been rooting for him since he was first introduced in PROMISES. And to hear his side of the story throughout the book was pure heaven. The guy is a total doll. But what about Brenden and Graham; how do they fit into Eviana’s life? Eviana has 3 guys vying for her affection in one way or another and she doesn’t have 3 seconds to herself to sort through her emotions. So when all is said and done…the heart wants what the heart wants! Who will be standing by Eviana’s side when the series ends?

        He looked at me with such love, that it nearly broke my concentration. In one swift motion, he grabbed me by the waist and lifted me up against him. His mouth covered mine and I didn’t hold back. I wrapped my legs around his sides and enjoyed the feel of every part of his body.

Swoon with me folks! But who is Eviana talking about? Hmmm, guess you will have to read to find out.

To say I am sad to see this series end is an understatement. The Syrenka series was one of the first mermaid stories I have read and it is one of my favorite series period. Can it not just go on forever? Please? Or hey…spin off? That could work too! Fans of mermaids and mermen should definitely check this series out. Who likes a little romance and suspense? Well the story has that too. You cannot go wrong when it comes to the Syrenka series…it has it all!

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  1. Mandy thank you SO much! I really appreciate you reading this series from the beginning with me! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the final book. Thanks for being a part of my tour. :)

  2. tHANks so much for being a part of this tour..:D