The Kick-Butt Characters Hop runs from March 23-29, 2012 and is hosted by the lovely I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Good Choice Reading. I am stop # 67!
The purpose of this hop is to feature one or more young adult books with kick-butt characters. Today I've decided to feature
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”
Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.
Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.
A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…
Why I'm featuring Embrace:
This is a book that not only a kick-butt heroine but also lots of kick-butt villains and side characters. Violet is a grigori, a half human-half angel but she is even special among them. She fights for what she wants out of life, which may or may not be to shun her angel side. She also fights for the people in her life she wants to keep safe. All while dating a fallen angel. I gave this book a 5/5 because it is just that awesome and fun to read. (my review)
For the giveaway portion of this hop, I'll be sending one winner a paperback copy of Embrace by Jessica Shirvington. The paperback cover looks like this and is the UK edition:
Must be 13 or older to participate.
Open Internationally, wherever The Book Depository ships.
Ends March 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST
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a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck, everyone. Have fun on the hop!
The next two stops on the linky are: #68 Not Your Mammas Book Blog (US) and #69 MyLadyWeb (US)
You can also find a list of all the participants on I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.
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