Blog Tour & Giveaway: Full Fusion (The Fusion Series, #1) by N.J. Damschroder
Book Blurb:FULL FUSION (The Fusion Series Volume 1)
by NJ Damschroder
Pub. Date: June 4, 2014
Publisher: Dragonsoul YA
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Eighteen-year-old Roxie Sebastian lives a charmed life, and she knows it. Too bad she can't feel it.
All her life, she's felt disconnected from the world around her. Everything changes just before graduation, when she's drawn to an eerie, brilliant light-which narrowly misses her as it blows up her friend Lincoln's car. Clearly someone's after Roxie, and finally Lincoln tells her the truth: He and Roxie are angels, beings from another dimension, and that light is her soul, separated from her human body in a traumatic birth.
Once a skeptical Roxie rules out the other possibilities-like Lincoln created this delusion to escape his abusive father-she accepts her gut-deep knowledge of the truth. But someone has been screwing with her light, using it to commit crimes, and their actions are about to cause irreparable damage to two worlds: the one she lives in, and the one she can't remember.
Aided by her best friend Jordan, her boyfriend Tucker, and Lincoln, Roxie tracks down the criminal and uncovers many more secrets not only of her past, but of the history of their race on Earth. And then Roxie faces a horrible dilemma-the only way she can stop them from ripping apart both worlds is to fuse with her light...which could be tainted by the evil with which it was used.
Genre: Angels, Mystery, Romance, Action Teen--
Roxie has always felt disconnected from her life, her emotions just a dim feeling she can't really relate too. She knows she loved her family, boyfriend Tucker, and her two best friends Jordan and Lincoln, but she feels as if she goes through the motions more than anything. When she and Lincoln are out shopping, a crazy event occurs and Lincoln saves her life- revealing his truth to her. She is not just like everyone else, but really an Angel who had her light, almost like her soul, ripped from her at birth. With the help of her best people, Roxie is on a mission to find her light and figure out why she is being targeted by strange men.
I am such a sucker for Angel stories, I am always looking for new ones to read but half the time I feel disappointing by what I get. Well, I am happy to report that this was such a fun read. Seriously, I could have easily speed through this book in an afternoon since it was quick (as per my ereader a little less than 200 pages) and engaging if life hadn't kept interrupting. I liked the characters, the pacing, and the fact that the story overall was low on angst, high on action, and didn't leave on a cliff-hanger.
Yes, there is a love triangle here and it was so obvious to me who she needed to be with, but it didn't seem like Roxie and I are on the same page. Here is the hard part though, both guys are pretty amazing. We have her current boyfriend Tucker who starts the book melting your heart playing with her little sisters. And on top of that, he is accepting, attractive, super smart and a great computer whiz. But then there is Lincoln who I absolutely adore. He has a troubled past with an abusive family, is the quiet, broody one who is always there when she needs him but never asks anything from her in return. He is the same as her, can understand her completely, can protect her, help her... I think they were meant for each other... It was seemed as if the love triangle has resolved by the end of the story (to my dismay) but who know what the future may bring.
Relationships in general were very important to Roxie, not just romance. The love she felt for her sisters and parents was palpable and super sweet, you could see it in every action between them. Also, friendship was important to her, be it with her best female friend Jordan (who was pretty resourceful and great on her own, pretty much the best friend Roxie could ask for). Roxie never blew off her friends for Tucker and the fact she included her close people in her woes was my favorite part, no emotional angst over her loneliness and secrets.
As much time as I just spent on the romance aspect of the story, this was not the focus of the book. Instead, the book was an action mystery, with lots of danger and sleuthing thrown in. I think there is a lot of potential for more angel action, with little hints at what could be thrown out here at the end. There was a lot to enjoy in this story and I would easily pick up more books by this author to read.
I am voluntarily reviewing an advance, complimentary copy of this book.
Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. She has had 24 novels, 7 novellas, and 16 short stories published by several publishers, most recently with Soul Mate Publishing, Entangled Publishing, and Carina Press. She recently debuted her Fusion Series, a young adult paranormal adventure series, with Full Fusion, as NJ Damschroder. Learn more about those books here.
Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, she does freelance editing and proofreading. She and her husband have two grown daughters, one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)