September 4, 2012

Dissolve Tour: Review & Giveaway!

Author: Andrea Heltsley
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: April 4, 2012


Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event caused that life to crumble around her. She turned to her best friend in her time of need. They embarked on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they got to the truth, the more questions they had. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.

“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”

“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.”


Dissolve is a paranormal/fantasy novel that begins with Cora enjoying life with her best friend Nessa, and planning her wedding to her kind and loving fiance Tom. All that is shattered one morning when Cora wakes to find her nightmares have come true: Tom has been murdered - and then the unimaginable happens - her body dissolves. Cora's seemingly perfect life has been turned upside down and she will never be the same again.

I found the description and concept of this book to be very original and intriguing. The story was full of mystery, magic, and adventure. The writing was a bit slow at times, but the plot was engaging. I also felt that the dialogue seemed forced - not how people would actually talk. The characters were interesting but didn't have too much depth and little growth occurred in the novel. I liked the hidden history and magical world that the author creates. I feel it added a unique aspect to the book that sets it apart from others in the genre. 


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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me and taking the time to read and review my book. You rock my socks off!

  2. Sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

  3. This sounds like an awesome book. Can't wait to read.

  4. Sounds interesting, would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Love the colors on the cover.

  6. i love the book cover and the blurb does sound interesting!