Welcome to today's stop on The Childe/Dark Days blog tour! I'm very excited to be taking part in this fun event. Last Spring, I reviewed the first book in the series, The Childe. You can find my review here. Be sure read this entire post so you can find all the details about the tour (links, giveaways).
Cat Colvin wants more than anything to just be an “average” teenager and blend in, but having found out the secret of her adoption has Cat questioning her entire life. Unfortunately, there are much deeper and darker secrets being withheld from her that may prove to threaten her very existence. Cat will be forced to make a choice: stay in Astoria and possibly endanger all that she loves, or flee and hide amongst her kind.
Friendships will be tested, family bonds will be tried, and even Cat herself will be pushed to her limits both emotionally and physically; all while trying to maintain a somewhat normal relationship with her boyfriend Ryan. What is actually going on in the quaint port town of Astoria, and are Cat and her loved ones prepared for the dark days that loom ahead? Find out in this continuation to the “*…thrilling, unputdownable story,” The Childe.
What a fun read! Dark Days, book two in The Childe series by mother/son team CA Kunz, picks up where The Childe ends and takes off running.
Cat Colvin, dealing with the fallout of life-changing revelations, is understandably angry and confused, but knows she must quickly come around and come to terms with her new life. As usual, Cat is a charming main character. She feisty, brave and will do anything for her family and friends.
Speaking of family and friends, The Childe is filled with a large, invigorating supporting cast. Cat's parents, Sam and Rachel, are so much fun to read. They are generous, supportive, and sometimes a bit goofy, but always the type of parents you want on your side. Taylor, Cat's brother, was a much easier character to like in Dark Days. Where in The Childe he came across as a bit of a bully and intimidating towards Cat, here he is supporting and protective. Cat's circle of friends, including Julie, Amanda, Matt and Elle, are as before, a great comic relief. The banter between them served to lighten the mood and always dish out a smile.
And, of course, I must talk about Ryan. As Cat's boyfriend, he is a dream. What a nice guy! I love, LOVE when the love interest is just a great guy, in general. Sure, he can be a bit secretive at times, but he doesn't seem to have an ulterior motive or agenda. I look so forward to learning more and more about Mr. Ryan Beckford!
As for the story, Dark Days has so much going on. It is filled with many twists and turns, ongoing secrets and revelations. My favorite is the story behind the original Childe and the coven's relocation to Astoria. I was so happy to be able to read this little chunk of history!
Dark Days went to places I honestly didn't expect. The secrets, the danger, the consequences...everything is ramped up in this book. And the ending? Surprising, evil (good evil), and exhilarating are all words that come to mind. The last chapter will leave you on the edge of your seat, begging for more. Good times, for sure!
"Ryan silenced her, kissing her senseless until she forgot what she was about to say. His hands brushed through her hair, making her heart speed up, and though the air from the ocean was cool, she felt like she was in a sauna."
Now for the Good Stuff!
Grand Prize Giveaway:
The Grand Prize is a Kindle Fire (I have one, trust me, you want it.)At every blog stop, once five (different) people have left comments, the authors will post a question in the comment section. The question will pertain to something in the post, so you must read carefully to find the answer. Once you've found the answer, you can submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. But there are more ways to earn points.
Here is the point break down:
For each post there will be 10 possible points to gain.5 points- for answering the post question correctly through email.
1 point- for following the blogger's blog ( must post GFC name).1 point- for tweeting blog post (must post tweet link).
1 point- for following CA Kunz's blog (must post GFC name).
1 point- for sharing post on Facebook (must post link).
1 point- for liking either CA Kunz's Facebook page or The Childe Facebook page.
Weekly Giveaway (5 in all):
Every week the authors will have a giveaway of one signed copy of The Childe and a swag pack to a random commenter on one of the blogs that week. The day and comment number will be known only by the authors, and it could happen on any day of the week and will be completely random.
Be sure to go to all the stops for more chances to win!
Blog Tour Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 8th – Books Complete Me
Monday, Jan. 9th – A Diary of a Book Addict
Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Book Love AND Ash Talks Books
Thursday, Jan. 12th – Amethyst Daydreams
Wednesday, Jan. 18th – Katelyn Torrey
Thursday, Jan. 19th – Bookish Babes
Tuesday, Jan. 24th – Katelyn Torrey
Friday, Jan. 27th – Page Flipperz
Monday, Jan. 30th – Book Bite Reviews
Wednesday, Feb. 1st – Reading Lark
Thursday, Feb. 2nd – Books Complete Me
Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Insane About Books
Wednesday, Feb. 8th – All Things Books
Thursday, Feb. 9th – Words 2 Follow
Friday, Feb. 10th – Forever Lost In My Own World
Saturday, Feb. 11th – Books Complete Me