Monday, January 30, 2012

The Childe Blog Tour - Book review *The Childe* by C A Kunz ** and maybe win a Kindle fire and goodies **


Welcome to the Childe Blog Tour !! Today I have for you Book Review for The Childe . Below also are the details on how you could win your very own Kindle fire !!! Also, there will be a chance to win a paperback copy of The Childe and a swag pack. Keep reading to find out more!!!




Cat Colvin
Average Teenager?
Or Something Else Entirely?

Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she’s taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that’s impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that’s where the differences end... unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a Childe.

High school can definitely be challenging, and for Cat it’s no different. This is especially true when she’s faced with the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse, her family is oddly dead set against Ryan, the boy she grows to like. But everyone has their secrets: is Ryan really what he seems to be, and what is Cat’s family not telling her?

The Childe is the first book in this coming-of-age fantasy series which follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out whom and what she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with mystery, biting humor, and the paranormal.



My thoughts !!!  Review.. 4/5 ;)

The Childe is definitely a mix of everything one could want in a Ya Paranormal. A well written, story, with a smooth flowing storyline that will not only have you reader in a frenzy but have you friskily reading right till the very end. Why – because you will want to know what *The Childe * is and why – who – what – where and why !!! Your intrigued right !!

The descriptions put forth are well described, easily envisaged and even the emotions have left nothing but for our imagination to run forth, feel what the characters feel and see what they see. The storyline is filled with twists, and turns , evil – that dwells , mystery, a little bit of love and attraction and I’m sure this story will keep the reader guessing from page one till the very end.
While The authors have fed us bread crumbs along the way ;) filling us up little by little... a lot of the mystery of ** The Childe** is – put forth, we have gotten answers but still a lot still to come. Leaving me the reader, eager and willing to most certainly run out and grab the next book.

Characters have been created with spunk – depth and certainly definition, all having their own personalities, ones that you can laugh with, cry with and also want to kick there booties.
The normal high school antics that become about are added in this story – we always seem to have a high school bully, a popular girl the not so popular girl all very realistic in life... I really enjoyed that this was put forth , even though it was a paranormal storyline I’m sure most of our teenagers feel that they are slightly different from the others lol. ((Honestly I’ve always known I was a vampire – don’t sleep at night and what not else…)) if you get my point ** grins **

Carol and Adam Kunz have grasped their own concepts in this story - creating new ones and adding in their own mysteries into their paranormal world – definably stirring an interest with their novel, spinning a tale that both the adult and ya readers will certainly enjoy! Something different is always great!


The Childe does not revolve around this world completely but weaving a story that will certainly have readers talking way past the last words. Cat is the centre of the story – she is strong, kind, caring but also has spunk and is sassy! I completely enjoyed her; throughout the book she was very realistic. The story is told from different pov’s but mainly the story relates around Cat’s life adding in all the characters that all are well placed throughout this story !

I’m going to leave this review spoiler free, because I want you to wander ** what – is The Childe ;) Go grab your copy today… and be warned you will want book two to find out more!


Be warned this book will keep you guessing from the very first page, and leave questions unanswered - but lucky for us .. there are more books to come ;) If you enjoy a treasure hunt then this book is certainly for you .



GIVEAWAY:

Ok, for a chance to win a paperback copy of The Childe and a swag pack:


1. Comment leaving a valid email address.


The authors will randomly pick a commenter from one of this weeks blog postings. You can find the links to the other participating blogs here : http://www.bookscompleteme.com/2012/01/cover-reveal-for-dark-days-and-blog.html


For your chance to win a KINDLE FIRE you will have to wait until at least 5 people have commented. Then the authors will leave a question related to the blog post. You will need to send your answers to kindlefirechilde@gmail.com and you get 5pts. Here is how the points break down
5 points - for answering the question correctly through email

1 point – be a follower of this blog

1 point – for tweeting about the blog post (must post their link)

1 point – for following C.A. Kunz’s blog (must post their GFC name)

1 point – Sharing the post on Facebook (must post their link)

1 point – Like either C.A. Kunz’s Facebook page or The Childe Facebook Page.

Thanks for participating and GOOD LUCK!!!!







Sunday, Jan. 8thBooks Complete Me (Opening Post: Cover Reveal for Dark Days and Blog Tour Details)



1st Week
Monday, Jan. 9thA Diary of a Book Addict (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 10thBook Love (A Unique Mother (Tiffany King) and Daughter (Ashlynn King) Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 11thBook Bite Reviews (Author This or That Post) AND Intoxicated by Books (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 12thAmethyst Daydreams (Guest Post: Playlist with Book Scenes)
Friday, Jan. 13th Mundie Moms (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Fiktshun (Character interview: Cat Colvin)



2nd Week
Monday, Jan. 16thReading Away The Days (Character This or That: Ryan Beckford) AND Jowanna Reads (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 17thBlethering Book Worm (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND Reading Lark (Guest Post: Why we write YA paranormal)
Wednesday, Jan. 18thKatelyn Torrey (Sample chapter post from The Childe/Teaser of Dark Days)
Thursday, Jan. 19thBookish Babes (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Jan. 20thMundie Moms (Guest Post: Cast Our Book) AND Me and Reading (Review of The Childe)



3rd Week
Monday, Jan. 23rdMe Myshelf and I (Guest Post: Being A Part of an Indie Group – The Paranormal Plumes) AND Insane About Books (Review of The Childe)
Tuesday, Jan. 24thKatelyn Torrey (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Jan. 25thBlethering Book Worm (Character spotlight: Robert Craven) AND Words 2 Follow (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Jan. 26thFiktshun (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days) AND All Things Books (Guest Post: Our Writing Method)
Friday, Jan. 27thPage Flipperz (Character This or That: Cat Colvin)



4th Week
Monday, Jan. 30thBook Bite Reviews (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Jan. 31stMe and Reading (Teaser Tuesday for Both The Childe and Dark Days) AND Page Flipperz (Review of The Childe)
Wednesday, Feb. 1stReading Lark (Review of The Childe)
Thursday, Feb. 2ndBooks Complete Me (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Friday, Feb. 3rdBookish Babes (Favorite reads: Indie published) AND Jowanna Reads (Guest Post: Author Interview)



5th Week
Monday, Feb. 6thAmethyst Daydreams (Review of The Childe) AND Reading Away The Days (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Tuesday, Feb. 7thInsane About Books (Character Interview: Ryan Beckford) AND Books Make Me Happy (Link to Review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Wednesday, Feb. 8thAll Things Books (Link to Review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Thursday, Feb. 9thWords 2 Follow (Our Favorite Reads: Traditionally Published)
Friday, Feb. 10th Forever Lost In My Own World (Link to review of The Childe/Review of Dark Days)
Saturday, Feb. 11th Books Complete Me (Special Post and Last chance to enter Kindle Fire giveaway

14 comments:

Angela E said...
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Angela E said...

What a great contest. And excellent review. This one looks like a winner.

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Candy Castle said...
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marybelle said...

I'm looking forward to reading THE CHILDE. It looks amazing.

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Candy Castle said...

Great blog tour I popped over to the other post last week ! Ive now read the Childe thank you for the free promo off C A Kunz !!! I will be buying Dark days for my weekend !
Great review !! and thanks for the wonderful contest !!

candy ! ;)

Rebecca A. said...

I totes can't wait for the next book in The Childe series. And yes...I've been saying "totes" A LOT since I've read both books. I also caught myself saying, "This is totes giving me the wiggins." LOL! Great review!

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LynnRush said...

Sounds like a story I would LOVE :)

C.A. Kunz said...

Hello everyone...it's that time again for the Kindle Fire giveaway question :D

Which creature does Katrina feel she's alway been like?

Remember to send your answer to kindlefirechilde@gmail.com

Thanks again for all the wonderful comments!

Mandy said...

Great review!!! I just started reading The Childe! Very excited for this book and then for Dark Days!

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Kathryn Merkel said...

So impatient for my book budget to reload, so I can buy Dark Days. The Childe was phenomenal.

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Catherine Lee said...

I like your review and description of Cat. You also make me want to know: What is The Childe? It makes me have to read the book(s)!

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crystalmbf said...

I really enjoyed this book and so glad I had the opportunity to read it. It kept me guessing all the way to the end. I went straight and got book 2 to see what happened next.

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bn100 said...

I enjoyed your review. The book sounds very good. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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Grandma said...

As Always this blog tour reviews n character interviews have been Awesome!Have read The Childe n will start Dark Days soon! tina_rintn@yahoo.com