Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jiminy Crickets, Crux is a GREAT book!

CruxCrux by Julie Reece

OK... ANY book that quotes Monty Python is a WINNER in my 'book'!

"We shall say 'ni' again to you if you do not appease us."

This is a REALLY fabulous YA story... and this YA is a very adult YA. I wouldn't worry about teens reading it, but there is some racy undertones.

"Bite your lip. It's hot. Makes me want to go kick some Viking ass."

The story revolves around Birdie, who has had a less than stellar life. It's so nice to see a somewhat younger character still set today that hasn't been born with a silver spoon or raised by the Cleaver family. There are big bad things out there, and Birdie knows it. She still keeps her wits about her and doesn't succumb to petty greed or other base emotions.

"Jiminy Crickets, I can't handle the pressure."

Do you have a magic mirror that sees into my brain, Julie? I say this ALL the time!

The story flows well, absolutely grabs you from the very first page. And the wit, I absolutely adore books that can make me laugh. And Monty Python and Lord of the Rings references are NEVER a bad thing.

"I've been watching you, Birdie."
"That answer just earned you ten more points on your already very impressive creep-o-meter score."

I really appreciated how VERY unique, and different this story was. I love vamps and shifters, but this was just brilliant. Unique slant all it's own, adds history and lore in small doses, adds a healthy helping of swoon-worthy romance, drags it through a field of fantasy while still keeping it's feet firmly grounded in the present. You get supernatural epic quest meets a rags to riches romance/drama soap... in a good way, definitely in a good way.

"No. Oh, hell no. 'You gotta be kidding me!' I clench my fists. "I am not Bilfro Baggins. You are not a wizard with a pointy hat, and this is not the one ring of power.'"

And Grey... must not leave out at least a teaser of the rock n' roll hotness that is Grey! Hey's hot, he's in a band, he's like rich... but like any good hot male lead, he has his own problems. Grey has that mysterious, can't look away allure that makes you want to be in Birdie's shoes.

"'Perfect technique,' he says, as I manipulate the sticks. 'You're golden.'
I want another lesson."

"And that, kids, is how it's done."

... But wait, there's more!

Tomorrow is my stop of the Crux Blog Tour!

... and did I mention a SWAG giveaway.  That's right, free stuff!

4 signed Bookmarks and 1 Water Bottle
The signed bookmarks are beautiful on both sides, as shown in the lower, right picture.
I know everyone is SUPER excited now... so come on back tomorrow, check out the interview and try to win some goodies!

... But wait, there's even MORE!

Be sure to stop by later this week during the All's Fair in Blogs and More Online Book Fair!

Why, because (*Alana suddenly starts acting like Oprah*

... FREE eBooks!  That's right!  
You get and eBook, and You get an eBook, and You way in the back, you ALL get free eBooks!

But (you know there's a catch)

You can only get them if you visit my blog during the online book fair; the titles of the free eBooks, and method of retrieval will ONLY be released right here on Dark Obsession Chronicles.
So be there!

1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    I wanted to give a big shout out to Dark Obsession Chronicles for being awesome sauce and hosting a stop on my blog tour, I'm so grateful!! Thanks for all your kind words about my story.:)

    Good luck winning the swag, and if you read my book, I truly hope you'll enjoy it :)

    Thanks everybody :)