Thursday, May 17, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Girl Named Blue: The Adventure Begins (The Adventures of Blue Faust #1) by Cecilia Randell

A Girl Named Blue: The Adventure Begins
Cecilia Randell
(The Adventures of Blue Faust #1)
Publication date: July 15th 2017
Genres: Adventure, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Blue Faust considers herself an ordinary girl. A little shy, maybe, and a smidge isolated. But she’s got a plan for that, and a list.

When she and her mother move to a new city, she implements it. This will be The Year of New Things, and there will be adventures. Little does she know just how right she is.
While out hiking one day with new friends, she finds herself in a strange world. She is confronted with kidnappers, stubborn beast-mounts and killer crystals. Throw in an assortment of hooligans, mercenaries and clansmen, and Blue has all New she can handle.

New List:
Learn to ride a horse-like thing
Find friends
Stop kidnappers
Get home

Easy, right?

*** Please note that this is the first book in a slow burn reverse harem series, there are no sexy times till a few books down***
**Also, there is violence and some swearing, so, yeah.**

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Author Bio:

3.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Heart, Reverse Harem, Supernatural, Teen--

Blue has had a really hard year since her father died in a car accident- he was her best friend, biggest supporter and the backbone to her family. Moving again due to her mom's job, Blue decides to try and embrace life again and makes a list of things she wants to try, including blue streaks in her hair, making new friends and driving a manual car. Well, on her first day of school, Blue makes at least one of those things come true in the form of 5 possible new friends. This friendship thing really seems to be working out when they invite Blue on a hiking trip. What none of them knew was that Texas actually has a portal to another world- and they hiked right into it.

I am on such a reverse harem kick recently, gobbling up any and everyone I stumble across. When I saw that this was a "slow burn" RH I was super excited because I am not a fan of the overly sexual, insta-love that I attempt to avoid in books. Slow burn is always the way to go in my opinion, just saying. Overall this was a very different kind of book than what I thought, more a mystery adventure where at times they just occasionally have a romantic connection and some bubbling tension. I was slightly confused at her level of potential man-friends

and keep guessing who would be picked.

Blue was a very cute, upbeat character. She bristles when the guys fight over her and "treat her like a puppy" but I can kind of understand where it comes from. She seemed like a an over enthusiastic kid (or puppy), eager to please, hyper, oversharing everything. I kind of wanted to protect her too, which makes sense that all the guys were falling over themselves to be the one who got to be her protector.

I was a little surprised by the turns this story took. A Girl Named Blue started lighthearted and fun (minus the repeated tangents about how sad Blue was over her dad's death and how proud of her choices he would be) and by the end of the book some surprising, sad and terrible events happened that completely changed the tone of the book. There was no cliffhanger here, technically this could be the end, but there were enough loose ends that the next book in the series

Author Bio:

Cecilia Randell is the pseudonym for a lady author that has not quite worked up the courage to give you all her real name. She loves a good story, and often finds herself thinking “what if…”, so decided to put some of her ‘what ifs’ down in words for others to, hopefully, enjoy.

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