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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review & Giveaway (International): Human Blend by Lori Pescatore

Human Blend
by Lori Pescatore
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: June 10, 2010
Genre: Young adult/fantasy/romance/science fiction
Format: Softcover
Rating: 4.5 STARS

SUMMARY 
Escaping from them had been difficult enough, now Laney needs to keep hidden. All she wanted was to be on her own. Laney is not like other girls... she has very special abilities that set her apart from others. How or why she came about these abilities is a mystery she has yet to unfold. Haunted by memories and flashbacks of the suffering she endured at the hands of her captors, she changes her appearance and hides out in a small town. Ignoring her own warnings, she begins a relationship with a local boy. The relationship turns dangerous when the boy begins developing similar abilities. This development does not fall under the radar of the men who are trying to recapture her. A young doctor's interest is piqued when he witnesses her mysteriously curing a young child's illness. He befriends her due to his growing fascination with uncovering the true nature of her abilities, but not without harboring secrets of his own. Laney's new life falls apart when she meets a young intern that seems to have all the answers to her questions. The information sends her into a tail spin. Thoughts of going on the run once again are thwarted as those whom she was running from find her. 

REVIEW
Holy smokes! So didn't see the ending of this book coming!! 

Laney escapes to Marion, Virginia in hopes of leading a new life and changes her name to Julie. She can't remember a time when she hasn't been in captivity of people who uses her abilities to heal and pick winning numbers for their own good. She meets Austin right away and for me, IMO, the relationship gets serious too fast. She also decides to volunteer at the local hospital and ends up attracting the attention of Dr. Eli Elsworth (who sounds just yummy!). He isn't human either but it isn't revealed until the end what he is. Dr.  Elsworth has lead a mostly solitary life and is amazed at his instant attraction to Laney/Julie surprises him (can we say love triangle?). Once he learns that she is trouble he immediately wants to help her. Unfortunately she does NOT want help but in the end realizes that she needs the help of others because her kidnappers do find her.

Such a great read...:) Like I said before I never saw the ending coming and it just made the whole book incredible. I thought it was going to be your typical paranormal young adult read but Lori has put a few twists and turns that keep you flipping the pages!

Book was provided from the author for an honest review. 
I received no compensation and my opinions are my own. 
Summary taken from Amazon

READ THE FIRST CHAPTER


GIVEAWAY
Lori has graciously decided to giveaway a signed paperback and e-book version of her book Human Blend! If you are interested please read the rules below and enter by filling out the form.

GIVEAWAY RULES
  • This contest is open INTERNATIONALLY .
  • You don't have to be a follower but I would love your support and you will get an extra entry...:)
  • Please complete the form below - comments are nice but they will not count.
  • EXTRA ENTRIES: See form for extra entries
  • The contest will end on February 2, 2011 at 11:59PM CT; 2 winners will be selected and contacted thereafter.
  • Once the winners are contacted, they will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen (make sure to check your spam folder!).
  • Books will be shipped/emailed directly from the author.

1 comments:

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I'm not entering because I have SO many books to read still, but this sounds great, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)

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