Friday, October 10, 2014

Apolonia - Book Tour

We would love for you to join us in celebrating the release of   APOLONIA by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie McGuire!

Author: Jamie McGuire
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Publisher: Jamie McGuire LLC (October 6, 2014)
Cover Design: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen

“They killed me, but I survived.”

Three years after Rory Riordan foiled her own murder, she still trusts no one. Not Dr. Z, the eccentric college professor who has taken her under his wing, not Benji, the endearing, attractive classmate who insists on following her around, and certainly not Cy, the beautifully dark and mysterious boy who sits on the first row in Dr. Z’s Astrobiology class and asks far too many questions.

When Rory witnesses Cy being abducted by soldiers in the middle of the night, she finds herself submersed in a world that holds even more secrets than she could imagine--even darker secrets than her own.

From #1 New York Times Bestseller Jamie McGuire, experience the perfect combination of her bestselling books Providence & Beautiful Disaster. This New Adult Sci-Fi Romance is an action-packed, whiplash-inducing roller coaster ride. Page after page, this unpredictable, dark and sexy nail biter will keep readers guessing until the very end!

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Review :

First I want to start this review by saying I am a HUGE Jamie McGuire fan; The Providence Series, Beautiful Disaster and Red Hill are among my all time favourite books and I went into this with such high expectations - if anything I prefer Jamie's paranormal books to her New Adult (I am a PNR junkie) and that makes this review a little hard . . . please do not get me wrong I did not dislike the book I just found it hard to get into, so before you judge me for this review please take a moment to understand my reasoning. 

The storyline behind this book was amazing, it was fresh and new and I couldn't wait to see how it panned out - I have only ever seen this type of book successfully done once so I hoped it could be done again.

Let me start off with Rory . . . I just didn't get her at all and felt nothing from her character. I couldn't relate or empathise with what she has been through I just felt as though she was closed off and cold. I wanted to like her but I struggled to, her relationships with other people seemed very false.

The 'Love Triangle' . . .  gah I am not even sure it qualifies as one . . . I didn't feel anything between her and either guy. . .  Nothing. There was no build up, no flirting just awkwardness that kind of made me cringe. I wanted and I needed more, there was no emotion between anyone in this book which I just don't understand because in Jamie's other books the emotion is what I have loved the most.

I had no preference to who she ended up with and the only thing that kept me going was the fact this is Jamie freaking McGuire and her books usually rock my bloody socks off and I hoped and prayed that there was something I was missing and I just needed to wait for it to hit me.

I am also confused as to the title . . . without spoiling it the 'thing' behind it makes so sense, that is not the focus of the book I was just wanting more . . .

The storyline had such potential, and I am just disappointed. Please know this will not stop me from reading future books by Jamie in fact I am looking forward to them.

2.5/5 stars.

About the Author:

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, a novella titled A Beautiful Wedding, and the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.

Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

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