Friday, April 26, 2013

Book Review & Giveaway: Sacrifice

Sacrifice Tour

While I'm on the last leg here of the tour, you can still check out what others have had to say.  Be sure to follow the full tour for reviews, interviews, excerpts, and the inside scoop on Stacey Rourke and the Gryphon series. To celebrate the third book in the Gryphon series, Stacey Rourke is offering one lucky fan an awesome prize pack. Enter below.

The Summary
Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style.
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My 2 Cents

If you haven't had a chance yet to read The Conduit and Embrace, I would highly recommend reading them before diving into Sacrifice.  While Rourke summarizes enough at the beginning of the novel to refresh the reader's memory of the previous two books, you'll want to get to know the characters from the beginning.

I'm not sure how many of you out there have kids that insist on always watching the Disney channel, but I'm going to make a reference here and I'm hoping that maybe one person will get what I'm talking about.

Celeste has a fear of gnomes.  Her new spiritual guide is a gnome.  (Dun dun dah!)  But seeing as how I've been brain washed by Disney channel, I could only ever picture this in my head.

I'm not trying to make fun or joke.  I am for real.  Whenever I hear gnome, I'm always going to think of the Gravity Falls episode where the gnomes try to marry Mabel.  

Gnomes aren't her only worries, though.  Celeste had to make some seriously tough choices and I kind of wanted to throw a pity party for her.  I felt bad for her.  And of course through all of her heart ache, her brother is getting married and she has to put on a bridesmaid dress.  (Can I just say that the dresses that my bridesmaids wore were beautiful.  Just needed to go on the record with that one.  Celeste would have had to have liked mine.  Right?)

In this novel, the reader gets to see a different side of Rowan, the pirate demon.  I would equate him to vampire Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series or True Blood, for those of you who haven't read the books.  Basically, he's a supernatural dude up to no good, but you learn to like him anyway.  Hunky, self-centered, has a thing for the leading lady; yeah, he's Eric and Johnny Depp all rolled into one.

Rourke needs to come out with the forth book immediately, because I have to know what happens next.  Signing up for this book tour opened me up to her writings, and I going to read whatever she publishes.  If you like Buffy, Sookie Stackhouse and Stephanie Plum, check out this series.

Author Bio

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012. 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the Gryphon Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, 
two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an 
unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to 
the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the 
continuations of this series as well as other literary projects.

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