Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chasing Memories Blog Tour with Review



There isn’t another way; not now. The others are coming. I can’t let them have you… Seventeen-year-old Reagan has a problem: She can’t remember what happened the night her brother was taken. Now, the dreams haunting her from the incident are becoming more intense by the day. All the while, the lines between what’s real and what’s a product of her paranormal-obsessed mind are becoming blurred. Is she losing her mind or has she just stepped into a world she thought only existed in books? Caught in a web of worried parents, competing boys, Wiccan relatives, protective amulets, and psychiatrist babble, Reagan must determine the truth before it’s too late.

Prices/Formats: $3.99 ebook, $12.99 paperback
Pages: 296
Publisher: self-published 
Release: May 22, 2013


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My thoughts:
I enjoy shapeshifter books so when I was offered the opportunity to review Chasing Memories, I jumped at it. I soon discovered this isn't your typical werewolf book. Reagan's brother was taken during a camping trip and while Reagan knows she saw something, she's not sure what it was. Everyone concludes that Sam was killed by a grizzly bear, but Reagan keeps having dreams about a wolf. No one will listen to her though. No one but her Nana. And Reagan notices changes in herself, like her appetite and her athletic ability. She begins to welcome the dreams, hoping she'll find answers. But instead, she gets more questions. And she winds up questioning the people in her life, too.

While I enjoyed the changes Reagan goes through and the mystery of who she should trust, I wish there would have been more werewolf aspects to the book. Having said that, the ending sets up book two very nicely, and I'm sure there will be a more in-depth look into werewolves in that installment. Overall, it was an enjoyable and quick read.

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32 comments:

  1. Kelly, thanks for your enthusiastic response to Tia's novel! I'm thrilled that you can't wait to read more of her series :)

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  2. You can never get enough when it comes to werewolves, I agree! LOL

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  3. Sounds interesting! I've been on a wolf kick lately so it looks like this one would be a good one to read :)

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  4. Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for the lovely review. I promise that book 2 will be werewolf-intense. ;-)

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  6. Ooooo, very creepy cover! Alas, I'm too big a wimp to read creepy =(

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  7. Sounds intriguing! Thanks for pointing it out, Kelly.

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  8. This looks like and sounds like an interesting book. It was great to read your review and it is awesome that the book ends with a great set up for the next book. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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    1. Yeah, I like when book one sets up book two.

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  9. Excellent review, Kelly. I understood both your pros and cons. Very fair and insightful. :-)

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  10. I like books with werewolves too. Might need to take a look at this one. Thanks.

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  11. Great cover. Those eyes are unsettling. I think shapeshifters are fascinating.

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  12. Great cover and review! (Love the wolfish eyes.)

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  13. Great cover, but a 50/50 as to whether I would read the book. Not really my type of book.

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    1. Shapeshifters aren't for everyone. Nothing wrong with that. :)

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  14. This sounds like a great book. Lately I find myself tired of the "girl-who-knows-nothing" convention, but hey, I'll probably still read this. *shrugs* I'm a sucker. ;)

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    1. Not that I'm plugging one of my upcoming books *coughs* but in Into the Fire the MC knows she's a Phoenix and knows what's she's in for because of it. I think sometimes, knowing is worse/harder on the character.

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