Book Name: Embrace
Author: Stacey Rourke
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Release date: May 3, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Other Novels: Embrace, The Sidekick Chronicles
Book Trailer: Sacrifice, Gryphon Series Book 3 & The Conduit OFFICIAL book trailer & Embrace, A Gryphon Series Novel
Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook, GoodRead
Author Site: Website
Buying Locations: Amazon
Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her.
Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.
(Excerpt from GoodRead)
This book was generously donated to me by the author, Stacey Rourke, in return for a fair and honest review.
79 5star Amazon reviews and 70 5star Goodread reviews can’t be wrong, right? There’s no humanly possible way to hate a book that everyone loves, right?
No I’m not one of those people that go with the pack and accept everything everyone else is saying. If I don’t like a book, I’ll say it. But I liked this Embrace. I liked this series. Granted, I’ll admit, I liked Embrace better. Is that wrong? The Conduit was great, but Embrace really had the meat. In all honesty, I am loving this author. Ms. Rourke has my kind of humor, my brand of sarcasm. That gives her an automatic A in my books, even if her books had sucked, which they don’t, her writing style would totally draw me.
Now, Embrace brings us back to Celeste, her siblings, her AWESOME grandmother and… Celeb, sweet, sexy… mysterious Celeb *sigh* oh how I swoon for thee. And a whole lot more action, ROMANCE (yes, it needs to be in caps because that’s how awesome the romance was in round two!), humor and plot. The plot is just wow. I had notes on my kindle of everything I was going to put into this review, but everything was such a spoiler and needed explaining otherwise it’s just random sentences. But believe you me, this Series ROCKS. What I wasn’t a fan of… the cliffhanger. That’s right. Not cool. That means we have to wait until book 3. And what do I have to say about that? Dude, BRING IT!! I am so ready!!
So, In conclusion:
Will I read the next book? YES.
Will I tell my friends about this book? Yes.
Did I enjoy it? Yes.
About The Author
Stacey Rourke is the author of the humorous, action-packed Gryphon Series. The series begins with The Conduit, continues on with Embrace, with the third installment, Sacrifice, releasing Fall of 2012. Also look for a special Gryphon Series novella; The Sidekick Chronicles coming only to eBook September 2012!
Stacey lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Currently she is hard at work on her series as well as other literary projects.