Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rowan Tour and Review

Rowan (Blood Crave #2) 

by Christina Channelle

Genre: Young-adult fiction
Published: April 26 2013
Publisher: Christina Channelle
Print Length: 305 pages 
Rowan is Book 2 in the Blood Crave Series.
Other Books in the Blood Crave Series: 
Dahlia (#1)
Fallen Tears (#1.5)

Dark. Night. Death.

Things Rowan has been trying to avoid for the many years since she was first turned. Her choice: to sleep away the darkness; it beats having to deal with the craziness of life. Or rather, death. However soon after awakening, she stumbles upon a lone figure whose presence is shrouded with mystery.

She assists him in his search for answers making it even more difficult for Rowan to forget her past. She realizes she can’t hide forever as she is literally being sucked back into her chaotic world: a world where both fallen angels and vampires exist, manifested on earth as lapsus and lamia.

Not particularly … friendly with one another.

Rowan struggles to resist her hunger as a demon vampire while dealing with unwanted desires for a fallen angel from the past: a relationship that could only spell trouble. Not to mention the unresolved feelings she still has for a loved one from long ago. While all of this is happening, they must all seek the hidden evil that hunts them—for there’s an ancient fighting to wake up and destroy everything Rowan holds dear.

Rowan is the second book in the Blood Crave Series.  However it CAN be read as a stand alone.  There is plenty of information given in bits from what happened in book 1 so you won't be lost.  However if you're like me you will want to read book 1 (Dahlia) first.

Rowan is about a mystery of sorts.  WHO is the person who killed Faith?  WHY is he/she doing what he/she is doing?  *evil grin* yes I know I used he/she because I do not want to give away ANYTHING!

The characters are well written.  In this case the plot is secondary to the characters and these characters are very well written.  The relationship between Rowan and Remy is interesting, as is the relationship she has to secondary characters.

The story itself wasn't a thrill a minute, page turner.  However you did keep reading to discover what would happen next.  Action wasn't over the top which is nice since it wasn't meant to be this grab you by the seat of your pants and not let go type of book.  If you are looking for action fights and the like such as vampire books most of the time have, then this isn't the one for you.  But if you are looking for a good character book, with lots of little twists and turns and nuances then this book is for you.  There is some violence in the book, but it seems to be secondary to the characters and their feelings.

All in all this was an entertaining read and I give it 4 stars.

Details/disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for my personal review.  This free book held no determination on my final review.

About the Author:
A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing.

You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer. Outside of writing, she enjoys movies, music, and has recently embraced a new-found love for sushi.

She resides in Ontario, Canada. 

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