December 5, 2013

Crystal Fire Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Crystal Fire! Today I have my review of the book to share with you and don't forget to scroll down and enter the tour wide giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above!

Crystal Fire (The Hunted #2)
Author: Jordan Dane
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.

While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese--the obsessed leader of the Believers--the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They're silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.

When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He'll need to confront his past--and the man who made him--before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.
Crystal Fire is the second installment in a young adult fantasy series that follows a group of special kids and teens known as Indigo's. These kids are the next step in human evolution - they all possess unique psychic gifts that set them apart from the rest of the world. Not everyone believes that they are harmless though. The Believers - a church determined to destroy the Indigo kids - will stop at nothing to rid the world of these "abominations." Gabriel Stewart is back as both leader and teacher for the Indigo kids, along with training Lucas - a young teen who is becoming a Crystal. Things are getting worse for the Indigo kids that Gabe hasn't found yet - he's seeing them being held and tortured in his dreams - and he refuses to let any more kids be destroyed for being different. One of the kids, Oliver Blue, has been handpicked as an experiment to determine just how far an Indigo's mind can be broken, and they successfully turn him against the others - especially Gabe. Will Gabe be able to face the Believers in a final attempt to stop them - including the head of the church, who just happens to be his own father? Will Gabe and the other Indigo kids ever be safe?

I read and reviewed the first book in this series - and really loved it. The premise and concept behind the series is completely fascinating. I loved learning about the history and the story behind the Indigo and Crystal kids. The story was really detailed and I think the level of description added a lot of depth to the storyline. The characters continued to be interesting with their own personalities and flaws. I liked coming back to the characters from the first book along with meeting new ones and learning about their lives too. The plot was very well written with a realistic dialogue that really helps pull the reader into the story. The writing itself was fantastic and the book flowed effortless with a fast pace.  The story is told from varying points of view - different characters in the book - so we get to see into the minds of all the various characters and their views on what was happening. It gives the reader a bit of inside access to the story that you wouldn't normally get with just one defined narrator POV. Overall, this was a really thrilling second book in a series that will have readers begging for more. I'm already eagerly awaiting the next book to see what will happen next. Highly recommended for fans of YA fantasy!
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two lucky rescue dogs.

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  1. I haven't read this book but it sounds like something my teen (and I) would enjoy reading!


  2. Love the cover and look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.