Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Feature and Giveaway of The Childe by CA Kunz

The Childe

Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager growing up in in the small port town of Astoria. Sure, she is taller than average, has a mane of fiery red hair that is impossible to tame, is left handed, and has one eye that is sky blue and one that is amber, but that is where the differences end . . . unless you include the “minor” detail of her slow metamorphosis into the Childe.

We all know how difficult high school can be, and for Cat Colvin it is no different. Except for the fact she has the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times.

This first book in this coming of age fantasy series follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out what and who she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with biting humor, darkness, and yes, a few life lessons as well. ~From GoodReads

  The Childe is the first book in a fantasy series from mother/son team Carol and Adam Kunz (hence, CA Kunz).  In The Childe, we meet Cat Colvin, a seemingly normal girl in an everyday world.  Cat is just like every other teenage girl out there, trying to blend in and fit in.

   The Childe is filled with a lot of fun, likeable characters. Cat and her friends, Julie, Amanda, Matt, Elle; they all are fun, relatable and realistic. Cat's parents, Sam and Rachel, are endearing. Her brother, Taylor is a typical older brother. He is snide and sarcastic with Cat, but if anyone messes with her, they'll have to get through him first. Ryan is the dreamboat star athlete who obviously is smitten with Cat, and obviously has some secrets of his own. Cat's "nemesis", Isaac, is an infuriating jerk, and more than a little scary. There are a lot of peripheral characters who add more to the mix, and I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more of them in the next book in the series.

  The book begins with a seemingly evil and powerful woman proclaiming the coming of The Childe. The book contains a lot of foreshadowing. There is definitely much going on that Cat, and the reader, do not know about. A lot of the characters discussing the "goings on" behind closed doors.The mystery continually built throughout the book, leaving more questions than answers. Normally, this drives me insane, and it did a little with this book. But, I will let it slide because I have a feeling a lot will be answered or elaborated on in the sequel.

  All in all, I would say that The Childe is a fun, easy read. Perfectly enjoyable for the summer ahead.


* Grand Prize- Autographed Paperback copy of The Childe, a 6-moonstone bracelet, 1 The Childe button,
                       & The Childe bookmark
*Runner-Up- A 6-moonstone bracelet, 1 The Childe button,  1 The Childe bookmark
*2 Lucky people will receive a The Childe button & bookmark

Contest will run from June 1-June 15. Please fill out the form below. Good Luck!
*Following this blog is not required, but you will earn an extra entry if you do. We like to reward our loyal followers!*


  1. Well, can't take part in the giveaway, but commenting anyway!

    Nice review, but what is a Childe? I have absolutely no idea after reading this. :D

    I'm with you with the secrets driving you crazy. If I don't get answers to the questions raised through the book, I'll be quite mad. Even if the book will have a sequel, books should be stand alones in my opinion.

  2. Katja-
    I have to say, I don't know what a Childe is! It was never quite answered. I'm hoping it will be answered in book 2.

  3. I heard about this book on Twitter and I'm really excited to read it. After reading your review I'm even more excited! I've added it to my "to-read" list; even if I don't win a copy I'll definitely be buying this book at some point. Thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway!!

  4. Jamie, I'm glad you liked the review. Good luck in the giveaway!

  5. The form seems to be turned off! : ( Sounds like an awesome book, and I'll be checking back to enter.

    new follower btw ; )

    PS> You won 2nd place in my Awesome ARC Giveaway! I'll be emailing you soon! YAY!!!

  6. So...I was kindly reminded by the author of The Childe, CA Kunz, that the answer to what A Childe is, is answered. I didn't divulge the answer in my review b/c I try not to give spoilers & the answer is most definitely a spoiler. When I replied to a previous comment regarding this topic, I was very, very tired. And clearly not thinking. Sorry for the flub on my part.

  7. Great post! I have been hearing a lot of great things about this novel and I have been wanting to read this forever! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  8. Great giveaway!! Thanks guys =)

  9. sweet! this is super awesome!!! been wanting to read this book. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  10. This is a great giveaway! Congrats in advance to however wins!


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