Friday, September 9, 2016

Review Tour & Giveaway: Hidden Truths by Kristin Coley

Book Blurb:

A missing boy...a girl haunted by answers.

Addie's kept her ability secret her entire life. When a local boy goes missing though she's forced to expose herself as she enlists the aid of a suspicious hero to chance a harrowing rescue.

Jake's determined to resist the crazy girl asking for help but can't when he realizes she knows more than she should. He's forced to keep her safe knowing her knowledge could get her killed if the wrong people found out.

Their reluctant alliance will unearth secrets that push them towards a dangerous situation neither could have anticipated.

Hidden truths never stay hidden for long.

A paranormal romance/mystery novel.

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My Review:

4.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Mystery, New Adult, Supernatural, Suspense--

Addie always knows the answers to questions, with no idea why. When she sees her Grandfather reading the newspaper with an article about a lost boy, Addie instantly knows where he is. She desperately wants to go find the boy, but logistically does not know how she can. When she spots a strange boy at her school, she knows he will help her. The two of them are now part of something much bigger than themselves, and everyone's life is at stake.

Not to be a jerk, but the cover does not do the book justice (I will confess that sometimes I pick books because the cover is pretty). I feel like the cover design was a little boring and monochromatic for what the book was actually about, how exciting and twisty. I have read other stories about teen girls with psychic gifts and the young police officer they find themselves working with. That being said, I am not complaining, I was completely in love with this story (and to be honest, every other version of this story I have encountered). This was a great mystery that I could not predict ahead of time, with a supernatural gift that was unique and useful, as well as with a dose of romance thrown in. The best part of this book (to me at least) was the well developed characters.

Addie was a really interesting character. By the end of the book, I felt like I knew her and that the two of us could be friends. She was strong, determined, ethical, honest, loyal, and caring. She was a 17 year old high school girl, but she felt like an old soul with her mellow attitude and calm reactions. She was the main character, but she was not the only character in the story that I loved. Jake was the best, seriously the perfect hero/love interest (at least in my world). He was dreamy, plain and simple, and the way he reacted to her was so honest, with the fact he was willing to help save a life even when he was uncertain of the motives/explanation. Connor was really fun and I enjoyed the dynamic between him and Addie, him and Jake, and definitely him and Jules. Jules and Carly were side characters, but both with unique individual voices and played crucial roles in the story. The author did a great job of creating people that I cared and empathized with, which is such a big selling point for me in a book.

I am almost positive that this is a standalone book because of how everything was wrapped up so nicely, but I would absolutely love to read more about these people in this world. The author wrote such an engaging story that I would love to read more by her in the future. Overall, this was a fast, fun read that I absolutely loved and am so happy that I got the chance to read.

I received this title from the author in return for my honest review.

Author Bio:

I adore chocolate chip cookies, romance novels, and alone time. I live insouth Louisiana with a collection of rescued dogs and cats. All of who are the loves ofmy life and well aware of the fact. Spoiled would be a good word to describe them. Writing is currently a hobby since it doesn’t pay the bills but my fond hope is one day I can consider it a full time job. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes. Currently I spend my days wrangling tech guys inmy job asanIT manager. I squeeze writing in between reading plus a million other things like cleaning. Guess what usually wins? Btw, I need to clean my house.

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