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Slayers by CJ Hill- Blog Tour

24 Oct, 2011 by in slayers 6 comments

Fire and Ice is hosting and kicking off the official blog tour for Slayers by C.J.Hill which will run today until Sunday. Each of the 7 blogs participating will be giving away one copy of the book so be sure to visit all the stops.

by C.J. Hill
304 pages
Published September 27th 2011
by Feiwel & Friends

Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?

The Official Slayers Blog Tour Schedule

Monday October 24th- Fire and Ice

Tuesday October 25th- I’m A Reader Not A Writer
Wednesday October 26th-
Books Complete Me
Thursday Ocotber 27th-
Friday October 28th-
Cari’s Book Blog
Saturday October 29th-
Rachael Renee Anderson
Sunday October 30th-
Tales of a Ravenous Reader

Click here to read an exclusive deleted scene from Slayers.

Visit CJ Hill’s Website /Blog/ Twitter
Buy Slayers

As part of the blog tour Fire and Ice is giving away one advanced reader’s edition of Slayers to our readers. Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway is international and ends November 7, 2011. Fill out the form below to enter.


Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

17 Sep, 2010 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published August 31st 2010
by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN 0312656262
4 stars

Synopsis from GoodreadsNothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings. But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods. Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him? Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he′s after Beth.”

So, first of all…the cover. Sometimes when I pick up a book I get done reading and think “what does the cover have to do with the story?” In this case; the photo fits perfectly and it is breathtaking. Main heroine Beth is introduced along with her perfect siblings to life away from heaven as an emissary for good. She starts off incredibly innocent. But her capacity to love is much deeper than other angels and meeting Xavier Woods forces her to make some choices which could alter her eternity. Beth is so swept up with these new feelings of love that it’s only natural her entire world would orbit around Xavier. He is a perfect gentleman with just the right mix of sass and charm. Truly, their relationship is selfless. What I appreciated about this book is the overall message that good overcomes evil, that little deeds add up, and that love is powerful and has a real force. It brings mainstream religious beliefs into the young adult world; it’s a perfect medling of paranormal and pop teen culture. Overall, the book has a slow moving pace which really picks up in the last few chapters. There are a few dark moments once evil forces are recruiting power, but Halo has a redemptive tone. There is also mention of sex, but the two main characters choose to wait. I’ll definitely pick up the sequel. My favorite scene is when Beth accidentally become drunk at her first party and Xavier comes to the rescue. “Of all the gallant knights who could come to my rescue, why did it have to be Xavier Woods? What was our Father in His Infinite wisdom thinking?” p.97 Alexandra Adornetto has accomplished something wonderful with Halo and I am excited to see more from her. At age 17 she is already a three times published and New York Times bestselling author.