Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway: Manipulation by Jolene Perry

Welcome to my stop on the Manipulation blog tour by Jolene Perry hosted by YA Bound.  Click HERE to see the rest of the blog tour schedule!

Summary: Micah hates her ability to “see” things when she touches people. She’s terrified of relationships, holds on to guilt over the death of her classmate, Lacey, and has no idea what to do with a vision from Landon, a boy from her school. She feels him falling for her, but Micahdoesn’t do friends, much less relationships. 

Enter a spooky history project about a tragedy from three hundred years ago, and voodoo dolls that Micah somehow feels has to do with her gift. Suddenly she’s sure the shadows in the woods are following her every move—without Landon’s relaxed attitude about what’s happening in her life, Micah would be sure she’s going crazy. 

With no ideas on timing or specifics, the visions of both herself and the people she cares about are turning dark—and it appears the shadows around her house do move on their own. But as Micah and Landon try to prevent Micah’s visions of the future, the shadows close in, and they’re now afraid they’ve become the cause… 

Micah's story is the first of three girls, with unique talents, who are part of a 300 year old tragedy that follows them in the shadows. 

Summary: Addison Prince has almost always gotten what she wants.

Dean Courser only wants to find his brother, but it's the one thing he’s failed at... Even with his unusual ability.

Dean and Addison share the gift of Manipulation—a brief touch that forces others to do what they wish. But when they meet and realize their connection, they find more questions than answers. Suddenly Dean is seeing shadows move on their own, and Addison is learning her father’s mysterious group may know more about her abilities than he’s ever let on.

As Dean and Addison second-guess every decision about who they are and why they're wanted, time is running out. With shadows following their every move, they're losing hope they’ll ever get to safety—if such a thing exists.

My Thoughts: (Manipulation)

I loved the first book in this series and was very happy with this book as well!

You don't necessarily have to have read the first book to be able to follow the second one, but I was really glad I did. So I would recommend to all to read Insight first. You get a better feeling for the backstory with everything. 

The best thing about this series is that I feel it is original. I don't mind reading different author's different takes on things, but I love reading ideas and characters that are unlike others. It also helps that the actual writing is fabulous!

It was great to see how the whole book played out. Addison proves that she is so much more than a rich girl and how much she loves her sister. It was also great to see how well Dean and Addison got along. I think it was good for both of them to be able to rely on someone that also faces many of the same challenges.

I can not wait to see what Perry will write next! 

I would recommend this book (this series!) to anyone looking for a good read!

My Rating: 4 Stars!

About the Author:

Jolene kissed a boy on her high school graduation night. One she’d wanted to kiss for a long time. They got married two years later, have built two homes together, survived military deployments, law school, student loan debt, and two children.

Jolene plays the guitar, takes pictures, and loves to hike. She doesn’t like rivers, but loves the ocean. She loves to fly, but gets motion sick. Her ultimate vacation would be to sail
through the deserted islands in The Bahamas. Two years ago, she got that wish when her parents retired on a sailboat.

She taught high school French when she was only a few years older than her students, and then taught middle school math with her degree in political science and French.

She spends grocery money on designer fabric, shoes, and books.

Jolene cannot express how many times she wished she could write a whole novel. And now she has. Several times. Life is good. 

Prize #1: (1) Paperback copies of Insight and Manipulation (International)
Prize #2: (1)Paperback copy of Manipulation (US only)
Prize #3: (3) e-book copies of Manipulation. Kindle or Nook (International)

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