Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Supernova by Elizabeth Sharp

I received a copy of Supernova in exchange for my review as a part of this blog tour.

Cleo has just moved to a new school, and is inexplicably drawn to two new best friends, Charlotte and Violet. But the three girls aren't just normal teenagers, they are fae, each with a unique power. Cleo has the powers one would associate with a star, Charlotte has to feed off blood (not killing people) and can then sing to them to get them to do what she wants them too, and Violet controls ice. Cleo is also drawn to Logan, despite the fact that he seems to have a threatening presence, and she knows that he beat her brother to within an inch of his life...or did he. What if Logan wasn't actually in control when he did it? And is there a way to save the people she is drawn to?

Supernova wasn't quite what I was expecting I don't think. I'm going to be superficial now and admit that part of what drew me to the book and to do the blog tour was the cover, I mean a green lacy mask? That book is just screaming to be read by me! What I got was a paranormal story with a good mix of adventure, super heroes, young love and friendship, it all mixed well and created a particularly well rounded story.

Something I liked about the formatting (something I don't normally mention I know!) was the names at the beginning of each chapter, each of the three girls narrated, and the fact that each name was accompanied by a picture that represents that girls super power, or magic power.

Despite being magical super heroes, the characters were all pretty normal, and I liked that! Charlotte was a loner who then managed to suddenly have friends, and though she did just go with it to some degree, she did also wonder about why it was happening, and why it was happening so fast. On top of that each of the girls seemed to have some kind of relationship or parental issue which they needed to talk to each other about. This even went as far as the friends demanding to know the gossip when couples kissed. I think I probably only fully appreciated that because I'm female, and I live in an all girls flat, so those things are second nature to me.

But don't be put off, this book isn't all about boys, or romance. There are some pretty kick ass moments in there too, particularly from Violet I must say. Though none of the characters escape unharmed it must be said. I really enjoyed Supernova, definitely something a little different!

On Cleo’s first day at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Academy, things get pretty weird pretty fast. After being confronted by a strangely hostile boy, she meets two girls and instantly bonds with them. Before long danger threatens the entire student body, in the form of a soul eating possessor fae. When her brother is savagely beaten and left in a coma, the girls decide to use their fae powers to become superheroes and stop the possessions.
They quickly learn things are a lot more complicated than they had ever imagined. A government plot that had begun when they were infants endangers them all, and a demented former soldier bent on revenge is after them. The line between friend and foe has become so blurry, Cleo has no idea who she can trust. Will their superhero plot help them save the day, or just get them killed?

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About the Author:
Elizabeth has a near crippling Facebook addiction, dwarfed only by her need for Dr. Pepper. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, one-year-old son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic.


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